“Father Christmas Creations by Roy Brindamour”
On View: Wednesday, November 6th through Wednesday, November 27th
Public Reception, Unveiling of 2019 Holiday Pops Logo Art: Wednesday, November 6th, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Roy Brindamour will unveil the art work he has created for the Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor’s Holiday Pops on the Move! There will be a concert and a reception in his honor on Wednesday, November 6th, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant Street, Marblehead.
The reception is free and open to the public. Guests are invited to gather in the Library’s Virginia A. Carten Gallery for an exhibit of Brindamour’s artwork. The unveiling of his 2019 Holiday Pops figure of Father Christmas will take place at the reception. Brindamour is an accomplished artist, and has made winter Holiday and Father Christmas figures for many years. Each is made entirely by the artist, as he molds the faces and hands, constructs the figure and accessories, and sews each costume. The exhibit is titled “Father Christmas Creations by Roy Brindamour” and will be on view through the month of November.
Roy Brindamour is an accomplished craftsperson. His interest is in nineteenth century dolls and costumes, and his knowledge and expertise are extensive. He works slowly and methodically, and each meticulous creation is truly a unique and collectible work of art. He also makes custom figures to order for a wide range of clients. His business “Marblehead Made” is a collection of his paintings, papier-mâché dolls, Christmas items, and other artistic works with ties to earlier times. Inspired by antiques, these original works are carefully researched to give the look and feel of an antique by using the same techniques and materials as the original. This gives his work a special timeless quality. Roy’s work has been at the Seraph in Sturbridge, MA, The Peabody Essex Museum gift shop, The Wenham Museum gift shop, and shops in Marblehead, MA.
The Holiday Pops On the Move! artwork will be raffled at the Pops on the Move! Evening at the Hooper Mansion on Saturday, December 14th. Raffle tickets will be available at the Reception at the Library, at the Arnould Gallery, from Rotary of Marblehead Harbor Club members, and on the Pops concert evenings.
About the Virginia A. Carten Gallery
Virginia A. Carten (1906 – 1986) was a local artist who expressed her generosity to the community by bequeathing a significant amount of money to Abbot Library for items relating to art and artists. A portion of that money was used to build a new gallery during the Library building renovations in 1989 – 1990. The Carten Gallery is used for exhibits of area artists whose work might include painting, photography, sculpture, multimedia and more. Those interested in exhibiting work in the Gallery should contact the Library Director, Patricia Rogers, at 781-631-1481 Ext. 222, or at email@example.com.
Virginia A. Carten
The following biographical information about Virginia Carten comes from a 1980’s Rockport Art Association book on member artists: Virginia Carten was intrigued by line and motion, likes to capture some fleeting moment in the daily lives of her subjects- from Mexican washwomen to lobstermen tending traps. Graduated: Massachusetts school of Art. Worked Boston stores and newspapers, later – children’s book illustration. Served: 3 years army Air force Photographer – U.s. and Europe.. exhibited: London International Salon of Photography. 1965: Began studying painting in Mexico, concentrating on people in action – at markets, fiestas and countrysides. She observes unopposed movements of life, watching, memorizing and making very small quick sketches – painting later indoors. She finds Mexico, Guatemala, Spain, Morocco and New England harbors rich in colorful subjects.