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Publisher’s letter F e at u r e d a r t i s t John James Audubon • by Nicole M. Bouchard e s Pa l i e r r e v i va l E s p a l i e r M a s t e r, P e t e r T h e v e n o t • by Nancy A. Bergquist Pa l a c e Pa P e r s Artist Casey Gunschel • by Nancy A. Bergquist h O M e M a r K e t F e at u r e West Island, Fairha ven Howe It's Don e Realty • by Jay Alexander M i c h a e l W i l l i a M s a s s O c i at e s Michael R. Kondracki • by Michael J. Decicco haPPy WOOdland Blithewold Mansion Garden & Arboretum • by Nicole M. Bouchard building a better business M i n d i n g Yo u r P ' s a n d C l u e s • Ron Fortier ber inc Corporate Branding, Mattapoisett, MA • by Jay Alexander the tides Dyer Brown Southcoast Architects, New Bedford, MA R P Valois, Dartmouth, MA Compulsive Salon, Acushnet, MA Eden Landscape, Florist & Garden Center, Marion, MA be green Environmentally Friendly Products haPPenin ART CALENDAR

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It's not just with the clocks springing ahead. Suddenly after weeks of waiting for something to happen in the garden, so much is going on outside. All over the garden, plants that have awakened are bursting out of the soil. One of the reasons we northern gardeners plant bulbs is their thrilling , rapid growth. Blooms are soon to come! We’ve begun planning for the new garden and today, the first blue birds made their appearance atop the nest boxes outside the kitchen window. I wasn't entirely sure at first , but then I got a flash of brilliant blue.The cleaning of the nesting boxes went directly to the top of the to do list. The contents of the boxes was mostly old nesting material from last year. We had to evict one squatting tenant. A mouse had pring at ast set up a nest in one of the boxes. The white fluff you see in the compost bin is the nest. She must have worked quite hard on it. It appeared to be made of little balls of plant material, perhaps milkweed or goldenrod fluff. No matter, the bluebirds have an ironclad lease on these nest boxes. Eviction is not negotiable! The beautiful bluebirds have until the arrival of the tree swallows to choose their nest site. The boxes are placed in twos so that tree swallows can nest in one and bluebirds in the other. It's a system that works well! Speaking of birds the New Bedford Art Museum has on display through May 24th thirty-two Audubon Birds of America engravings, out of the full set of four hundred and thirty-five in their possession, which were generously given to the New Bedford Public Library in 1866 for generations to enjoy. These prints convey the natural world in a fashion that was unprecedented for its time. Not only having a strong impact in an educational and scientific sense, these prints have a precious artistic presence which delights the observer. The upcoming Daffodil Days Celebration at Blithewold, April 11th through May 3rd, features 50,000 blossoms, a children’s art show from their perspective, a juried photography exhibit entitled, “Awakening” and floral displays by top designers. The property’s expansive gardens and arboretum from the Van Wickle Family’s point-of-view provide a warm sense of accessibility. It seems apparent the property with its enchanting grounds is ready to accommodate each new decade with reverence and grace. Espalier master, Peter Thevenot, is on a mission to reintroduce the beauty of the espalier tree back into the American landscape. His lush nursery, River Road Farms, out in the sultry Tennessee sun is his heaven on earth. The popularity of espalier trees began to fade in private gardens around 1830. Peter has made it his mission to reintroduce the espalier tree back into the American landscape and has begun to see its resurgence over the years. Since 1994, Peter has had one of the most cutting-edge espalier tree training facilities in the country. There are presently 3600 trees being trained on his 22-acre farm. Local landscaper and resident Michael R. Kondracki, is an award-winner in his field because of a unique approach to the task of improving the looks and usefulness of his residential customers' properties. His goal is creating beautiful, functional landscape designs. As winner of the 2008 Best of Mattapoisett Award , Michael William Associates cover an area extending from Burlington to Nantucket and all around Southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod. Enter spring…………. Shaking off its lethargy, the world regains its pulse and begins to show vitality. With the birds chirping, the bees buzzing and spring's upbeat scent, there's a can-do sense of rejuvenation.
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AmericAn SkieS, French rootS And BritiSh metAlS

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John JAmeS AuduBon
Thirty-two exquisite engravings from J.J. Audubon’s Birds of America at the New Bedford Art Museum

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Prominent 19th century citizen, James Arnold of New Bedford, MA had a passionate interest in horticulture and agriculture. It made sense then that he would take a liking to the naturalist work of visiting artist, John James Audubon, who was seeking subscribers to his extensive volumes of Birds of America, which is still regarded as one of the finest examples of book art in existence. The full set of four hundred and thirty-five incredibly detailed and life-like prints of the avifauna (birds in their natural habitat) as well as his prints of mammals were generously given to the New Bedford Public Library in 1866 for generations to enjoy. Currently on display at The New Bedford Art Museum are thirty-two of these prints which convey the natural world in a fashion that was unprecedented for its time. Not only having a strong impact in an educational and scientific sense, these prints have a precious artistic presence which delights the observer.

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Plate 81. Fish Hawk or Osprey, 1837, hand-colored engraving and aquatint. Gift of James Arnold, 1866. Courtesy of the Board of Trustees of the New Bedford Public Library. Plate 366. Iceland or Jer Falcon, 1837, hand-colored engraving and aquatint. Gift of James Arnold, 1866. Courtesy of the Board of Trustees of the New Bedford Public Library.

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PREVIOUS PAGE: Fading LIght, Oil, 36 x 48 LEFT PAGE: Untitled, Oil, 8 x 10 TOP RIGHT: Saltmarsh, Oil, 5 x 6 MIDDLE RIGHT: Fog, Oil, 5 x 6 LOWER RIGHT: Autumn Sky, Oil 5 x 6

Plate 31. White Headed Eagle, 1828, hand-colored engraving and aquatint. Gift of James Arnold, 1866. Courtesy of the Board of Trustees of the New Bedford Public Library.

WhAT We See - The MeThod The exhibit at The New Bedford Art Museum is entitled “…Alive and Moving!” which directly correlates with the manner in which Audubon wanted his figures to appear. he would immortalize his chosen models in lively action, yet not before the fine shot captured their mortality. In order to still the essence of life in order to portray it in his beautifully detailed drawings and paintings, he, like his contemporaries, would first have to still the subjects indefinitely and then pose them. Unlike his contemporaries, however, he did not want the animals conveyed in stiff, unyielding positions. he used wires to put them into a natural position that better explained their behavior, identity and environment. Known to have spent up to sixty hours spread out over four days to properly portray the bird species, he found it immensely important to convey their habitat
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and form. his compositions had drama and brilliant artistry in them. These full size images come alive and it seems to the observer’s eye that they’ve just stumbled by chance upon an intensely intimate moment in the wild. everyone is able to see that which they might not have been able to see and the experience is enlightening. Although Audubon worked with watercolors initially, he honed his methods by his constantly rising high standards. Colored chalk, pastels could be added to enhance feathers. Multiple layers of watercolors bring a unique vividness and the French technique of gouache was sometimes utilized. Gouache has to be expertly attended to, as it dries to a different shade than when moist. Colors often contradict their initial shade which makes it an arduous task to match hues in large areas if done in different sessions. Thus, it is a technique of immediacy popular with “en Plein air”

painting which essentially means painting in the open air or outdoors. The pigments are stronger, less translucent and have the capacity to reflect light more efficiently. This technique was used as early as the 1300’s in european works.

The MAN one of the best examples of human spirit overcoming the odds, Audubon and his personal journey toward success are just as aweinspiring as his works themselves. Born in Saint-domingue yet primarily raised in France, Audubon grew to be a cultured, strong-willed young man even during the uncertain years of the French Revolution. his father sent him to the U.S. in 1803 by way of a false passport so that Audubon wouldn’t be summoned into the Napoleonic

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Plate 213. Puffin, 1834, hand-colored engraving and aquatint. Gift of James Arnold, 1866. Courtesy of the Board of Trustees of the New Bedford Public Library.

Plate 44. Summer Red Bird, 1828, hand-colored engraving and aquatint. Gift of James Arnold, 1866. Courtesy of the Board of Trustees of the New Bedford Public Library.

Wars. having to survive yellow fever initially, he came to live at the Audubon family farm, Mill Grove, located near Valley Forge. during these years he threw himself happily into drawing, music, hunting, nature and fishing. he learned to take in his surroundings and understand the earth in such a way that yielded secrets of its natural creatures, such as the ornithologist’s rule. Audubon went on to meet his future wife, Lucy, though they did not marry until some years later. he continued to study American avifauna in a serious manner with the intention of illustrating his research in a manner that was more in touch with the naturalistic reality of the various bird species. Another severe fever was incurred, he risked being beckoned to the Napoleonic Wars by returning to France to see his father and discuss his future, his ship on the journey home was attacked by an armed enemy ship and yet Audubon persevered quite smoothly and created his own personal nature museum. Many business ventures failed due to political circumstances and yet he still needed to secure a steady career while his skill and passion for drawing bird specimens grew; he would literally burn previous efforts to force himself to do better at new attempts. Moving on to Kentucky and new business opportunities with Lucy who was his wife at this point, he privately became a ‘frontier man’ in spirit and dressed as such when out observing nature. hunting and fishing became necessary when business slowed and such skills served him well in feeding
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ABOVE: Plate 386. White Heron, 1837, hand-colored engraving and aquatint. Gift of James Arnold, 1866. Courtesy of the Board of Trustees of the New Bedford Public Library. LEFT: Plate 131. Detail, American Robin, 1832, hand-colored engraving and aquatint. Gift of James Arnold, 1866. Courtesy of the Board of Trustees of the New Bedford Public Library. BELOW: Plate 30. Vigor's Warbler, 1837, hand-colored engraving and aquatint. Gift of James Arnold, 1866. Courtesy of the Board of Trustees of the New Bedford Public Library.

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his family. The frontier landscape suited him. he held Native Americans in high regard seeing them as close to ‘the Creator’ as man could be in their human purity. he witnessed the 1811-1812 earthquakes and came in close contact with a tornado- these only fascinated him. After a visit to Philadelphia in 1812 to become an American citizen, he came home to find all his drawings eaten by rats. once he’d felt the loss of the drawings, he again sought out to start again only to a newer, higher standard. For seven years his business pursuits thrived. In 1819 he was shortly bankrupt and thrown in jail over his debts. his art skills sustained him through this period and though he worried for his family, he was aware that this concentration on art would help strengthen his talents. Working first at a museum and then as a tutor of drawing, he gave himself to his craft and industriously learned about and produced his works of North American birds. his art often gave him the means to continue his project as did the teaching occupation of his wife. Seeking a publisher for his bird drawings became yet another obstacle as some Philadelphia scientists spurned his works. Thus, encouraged by an acquaintance who respected his drawings, he went on to england. The British were captivated and welcomed him warmly. engraved copper plates produced four hundred and thirty-five life size, hand-colored prints. From there his hard work and perseverance landed him in a place of high esteem. he, like those who pioneered the American frontier, had blazed a path of his own despite harsh conditions and circumstances. his image with frontier clothing now adorns a space in the White house. By way of his success and the admiration of King George IV, he was elected to London’s Royal Society. France’s royalty embraced Audubon’s work as well. This man who had struggled for many years to establish himself would stand before then-student Charles darwin and inspire him to quote him in his most significant work. he discovered twelve new subspecies and twenty-five new species. In keeping with his concerns of the decline of wild life, The National Audubon Society is a homage to nature and its preservation.

Plate 316. Black Bellied Darter, 1836, hand-colored engraving and aquatint. Gift of James Arnold, 1866. Courtesy of the Board of Trustees of the New Bedford Public Library.

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Not only left with his illuminating works, we are left with his inspiring story. he was described as being one “neither dispirited by heat, fatigue, or bad luck…” (excerpt from John James Audubon: The Making of American by Richard Rhodes) The exhibit held at The New Bedford Art Museum, March 20th-May 24th, curated by Janice hodson and Louie doherty, keeps this spirit alive and well in their revisiting of

the 98’ exhibit, The Audubon Legacy. The thirty-two engravings on display, which include comprehensive botanical details, are beautifully framed in what was a wonderful community effort to preserve the prints. It is a memorable experience and the museum itself, with this current show and its upcoming shows, is an intriguing artistic destination for South-eastern MA. For more information and museum hours, please visit www.newbedfordartmuseum.org
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Espalier Revival
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Blessed is the person who can truly say they wake up every morning eager to go to work because they are passionate about what they do. espalier master, Peter Thevenot, is one of those lucky few. his lush nursery, River Road Farms, is his heaven on earth. At 66, you’ll find him out in the sultry Tennessee sun with pruning shears in hand, feeling like a kid and having the time of his life. In his deep southern drawl he tells me, “I’ve been very blessed to find something that I can really be a part of. There’s a childlike excitement in knowing you’re creating a piece of art that can live in someone’s garden. I want to spread the word that the espalier tree is alive and well in this country and it’s looking for a home.” The French word, espalier, refers to both the plant and the horticultural skill of training fruit and ornamental trees to grow flat against a structure such as a wall, fence or trellis. Peter’s passion for espalier trees runs deep and remains true to the spirit and techniques that were developed by Father Legendre of hanonsville, France, who is credited with pioneering the horticultural art form in 1684. history tells us that Father Legendre was concerned by the amount of fruit buds being killed by the late frosts in his monastery garden. he noticed that the trees planted nearest the walls always fared much better than those left out in the open. As a result, he began to plant more trees near the wall. All was well until he quickly found himself running out of room. To solve the problem he began pruning the tree branches into fanciful shapes and was pleasantly surprised to find that besides saving space, it caused them to produce more fruit since their roots had less area to nourish. In the 18th century, espalier gained widespread popularity in europe, especially with the nobles, and eventually made its way across the Atlantic. As ambassadors to France, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin are credited with introducing the horticultural art form to America. As a result, many of our founding fathers chose to have espalier trees in their private gardens. It was during a visit
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to Mount Vernon, the beloved home of George and Martha Washington, that Peter’s interest in espalier first took root. From 1759-1799 George Washington lived at Mount Vernon and worked tirelessly to expand his plantation from 2,000 to 8,000 acres and his mansion from six rooms to an impressive twenty one. his love of agriculture also led to three beautiful gardens being created on the estate’s majestic property… the pleasure garden, kitchen garden and botanical garden. While exploring the kitchen garden during a trip in the early 1990’s, Peter stumbled upon a hearty row of shrubs lining the walkways of the vegetable beds. he spotted something hanging from one of them so he bent down to investigate and discovered it was a pear. Looking around, he noticed that there were a number of magnificently shaped trees lining the walls of the garden as well. he had never seen an espalier tree nor knew of them before that moment. According to Peter, “It was love at first sight.” After returning from Mount Vernon, Peter often thought of the espalier trees he had encountered and finally decided to pursue the idea of growing them himself. he began to read all sorts of gardening books on the subject. he then purchased an assortment of 100 apple and pear trees and set up a small training area on his farm in which to try out his new found passion. Peter chose to start with fruit trees since historically those were the plants Father Legendre trained. After three to four years of
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trial and error, Peter ended up with 35 saleable trees he could be proud of. Looking back, considering all that he’s learned and all the trees he’s trained since then, he can honestly say, “My first 35 trees probably weren’t all that pretty.” Today, however, he feels that he represents the art of espalier well. The popularity of espalier trees began to fade in private gardens around 1830. Peter has made it his mission to reintroduce the espalier tree back into the American landscape and has begun to see its resurgence over the years. Peter hasn’t always made a living working in a nursery. For a number of years, he was actually a suit and tie guy managing his own occupational training business in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. he became tired of it all so in 1988, he and his wife, Beth, decided to buy a farm in decatur midst the rolling hills of east Tennesssee. Their enthusiasm for gardening and plants led them to establish River Road Farms. According to Peter, “It was probably one of the most grounding experiences that I’ve ever felt. Just being with nature…when the wind’s blowing, the sun’s shining, when it’s cold outside…it felt so good.” Since 1994, Peter has had one of the most cuttingedge espalier tree training facilities in the country. There are presently 3600 trees being trained on his 22acre farm. over the years, he has experimented with everything from fruit trees to ornamental trees to lush evergreens. he has had great success with apple cultivars such as Gala, Arkansas Black, Red delicious, Black Twig, Liberty and Winesap. For pears, he prefers the antique Kieffer, Moonglow, Red Sensation Bartlett and oriental. In ranking the fruit trees he carefully considers several important factors…their resistance to insects and diseases, their growth habits (how well they adapt to the manipulation of their branching to create the forms) and their fruit production and flowering. ornamental trees on the farm include Rose of Sharon, Crabapple, Peachy hydragenea, holly and Southern Magnolia, which works best as a fan design because its leaves are so large. When Peter first begins to train a plant it’s about the size of his ring finger. he develops a close relationship with it as it requires his utmost attention. As it continues to grow, he spends about a half hour every five to six weeks shearing it. It takes a good three to four years of expert care and patience for it to reach a saleable 7’x7’ size. Not every tree responds to manipulation either. About 20 to 25% won’t meet the high quality Peter demands. Those that don’t make the cut are given away to local folks or in some cases retired to the burn pile. Peter becomes so intimately involved with raising the trees, they become almost like his children. For the first few years, he actually had favorites that he wouldn’t sell because of his fondness for them. he says, “Trees are often representative of children. There are some that are so easy to work with they seem to want to train themselves and do almost exactly what you want them to do. Then there
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are others that take more work… those that want to stick their tongue out at you and say ‘no, I don’t want to do this and I don’t care how much time you spend with me’…you really have to work hard with them.” It’s those disobedient trees that Peter usually becomes most attached to because he’s devoted so much of his time to them. espalier trees are hardier than their orchard

counterparts. There are some documented in europe that are over 125 years old and still bearing fruit. The major reason being that espalier trees are supported more whether it by a wall, trellis, fence or posts and wire. The average life of an apple tree out in an orchard is 35 to 40 years. Being a softer wood, it’s more prone to breakage as it gets older which in turn welcomes diseases and insects. In the case of an

espalier tree, you’ve limited the amount of leaf surface it would normally have. You’ve slowed down its metabolism so it lasts a lot longer. It also gets more handsome as it gets older as its bark becomes gnarly and craggy looking, giving it great character. An espalier tree is also attractive year-round. To see the silhouette of one whose branches have been graced with a light snowfall is simply breathtaking.

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espalier trees are striking specimen plants that add interest to private landscapes as well as older public gardens. They are admired for their symmetry and ornamental beauty and come in many eye-catching forms. River Road Farms offers a variety of traditional european espalier tree forms including dome, fan, Belgian fence, candelabra, arbor and horizontal cordon. Peter can train virtually anything. his personal favorite is the candelabra. he finds the Belgian fence to be quite popular with his customers. It’s a wonderful way to create a garden room. All of the detailed illustrations on his website have been drawn by his wife. Peter tells me, “Beth’s role has been vital in helping me to establish all the specifications for the trees and do quite a bit of research. We’ve made a wonderful team.” Peter’s exquisite creations are featured in such public gardens as Biltmore estates in North Carolina, denver Botanical Gardens, Atlanta Botanical Gardens and Chicago Botanical Gardens. Arboretums in various parts of the country feature his work as well. The bulk of his trees end up in private landscapes as he sells to landscape architects and designers. Through the years, there have also been a number of people that have come to the nursery specifically looking to buy them. Peter recalls a nice couple from Wisconsin who drove all the way down and back just to purchase one of his trees. No stranger to notoriety, Peter has been featured in various publications nationwide including the New York Times. he’s also been on hGTV’s Rebecca’s Garden as well as Cultivating Life with Sean Conway, a public television program out of Rhode Island. This June, Peter is looking forward to working with the garden staff at Mount Vernon to supply them with replacement espalier trees. he tells me, “It’s really kind of a sentimental thing for me because Mount Vernon is what inspired me to get started in all this and to have an opportunity to play some role with them and their espalier trees is really a great thrill and an honor. I feel like I’m fixin’ to go see the wizard…maybe not down a yellow brick road, but a gravel road.” These days Peter’s also participating in flower and garden shows. he enjoys meeting the people and seeing the expression on their faces whenever they first see his interesting trees. As Peter says, “hell even an old dog likes to be loved every now and then… positive reinforcement goes along way for an old guy. I’m just out here having the time of my life doing what I sincerely love.”

Peter often receives thank you letters from people who have bought his espalier trees. There have even been a few jars of homemade apple butter and pear preserves thoughtfully sent his way. With such a heartfelt expression he says, “Someone may buy my tree, take it home with them and I may never see it again, but as far as I’m concerned that’s still my tree. hopefully it’s representing me well and representing itself well and there are a few smiles that have come on people’s faces as they’ve walked by it.” After having the pleasure of speaking with Peter and seeing the integrity and beauty of his work, I

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STORY BY NANCY A. BERGQUIST
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Artist Casey Gunschel adds a sophisticated twist
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a background in Fine Arts she soon found herself doing a variety of drawings and paintings. her artwork became exhibited across the country and held in private collections. For ten years, she successfully worked in Chicago as a faux finishing assistant creating large interior decorative paintings in upscale homes. during that time, she saw her fair share of wallpaper coverings, but none quite struck her fancy. All the while she wondered how as an artist she could incorporate her drawing skills into a business of her own instead of only doing fine art for galleries. one day, while attending a wrap party at the Wicker Park Loft featured in the Chicago edition of MTV’s The Real World, she had an epiphany. She came upon what she described as the most fabulous wallpaper she had ever seen. It was an intriguing design featuring over-scale blue birds that looked hand drawn on a textured background. It was then and there that Casey realized, “I could

She draws inspiration from her passion for nature including old Audubon books of plants and animals, her personal collection of old maps, fable illustrations and the Art Nouveau period..
totally make it myself…I could put my drawing skills to work in another venue rather than just painting or drawing for fine art.” From that moment on, she set out to establish Palacepapers, her successful self-made wallpaper and fabrics company based in Chicago. When asked where she got the idea for the name, Casey told me that there used to be a convenience store on the corner down the street from her former home in Chicago called Palace Foods. She’d walk by it every day and always liked how the sound of the word “palace” rolled on her tongue. When she thought about how she

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hoped her new business would grow to be on a grand scale and that her designs would end up in palatial homes, “palace” just seemed to make perfect sense. With sheer determination and plenty of spunk, Casey set out to learn the ins and outs of the wallpaper business. She tells me, “If you decide you want to do something, even if you don’t know how to do it, just start looking into it because you can figure it out. With wallpaper, I had no idea how to run a wallpaper business, I didn’t know anyone else that had a wallpaper business…I just decided this is what I wanted to do and was going to figure out how to do it. I feel good about that because I have a pretty good understanding of the industry, but it’s been through trial and error and asking a lot of questions along the way….and by being very stubborn.” She goes on to say, “People would often tell me…that won’t sell or you should do this or that. I learned you should focus on what feels right to you, don’t second guess yourself and hopefully you’ll find an audience that likes what you do. You’re never going to please everyone and you dilute yourself if you try to do what everyone else thinks you should.” every new design starts with a sketch. originally, Casey used to paint her designs on sheets of clear acetate and then send them to her silk screeners who would in turn hand print each motif. Today, everything is still hand drawn, but Casey now imports her designs into her computer in order to send them as a digital file to her silk screeners in New Jersey and New York. She draws inspiration from her passion for nature including old Audubon books of plants and animals, her personal collection of old maps, fable illustrations and the Art Nouveau period, which is distinguished by floral and other plant-inspired motifs, as well as highly-stylized, flowing curvilinear forms. Casey readily admits that when she first started her wallpaper business she got so caught up in what others were doing in the field that she became completely overwhelmed. Since then she has learned to design in what she describes as “her own little bubble.” Casey explains, “It’s too easy to get influenced or overwhelmed by the amount of good design that’s in the world. I tend to do what makes me happy and hope that I find an audience for it rather than try to appeal to the masses and whatever is sort of popular in the moment.” It’s a philosophy that has proven successful as Casey’s designs are wonderfully unique and have been praised in various publications nationwide. In fact, her big break came in January of 2006 when her designs were featured in the New York Times in an article about the resurgence of wallpaper. It sparked a huge interest in her work and her Palacepapers website became inundated with hits and inquiries. dedicated to traditional craft, all of Casey’s patterns are hand drawn and silk screened on natural papers. The nuances of her hand drawings and subtle variations of texture and color created through the hand-screened process enhance the uniqueness of each roll. Palacepapers presently offers eleven original designs. To date, Casey’s best-selling pattern is Coy which features delightful koi fish gently swirling in a sea of color. deerly weighs in at a strong second. The bold pattern showcases antler-locked deer silhouettes backed by massive antlers. She would never have guessed the two patterns would be her most popular. Casey says, “It goes to show you never really know what’s going to sell or not. You can’t predict your customer.” other distinctive patterns include Nevermore, an edgar Allen Poe-inspired motif with enchanting ravens majestically in flight against a full moon, Fossil Fuel, featuring prehistoric dinosaur skeletons, Cockney, a whimsical flock of roosters and Parsnipity, large quirky carrots with fanciful green stems. There are also several more delicate allover patterns, too. What’s her favorite design? “It’s usually whatever is the newest because I haven’t
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Casey has begun to establish a line of companion fabrics in a variety of cottons and linens to coordinate with her wallpaper designs. The Coy and herringbone patterns are presently available and she hopes to expand the selection. She finds that most people purchase the fabrics for fine draperies, linens, pillows and such. her wallpaper collection is available in showrooms nationwide including Surroundings right next door in Mattapoisett. You can conveniently order them online, too. When reflecting on her professional journey thus far, Casey tells me, “Arts can be a really hard world to make it in. I feel very fortunate that I

get to wake up every day and do what I love to do. It’s fun to take an idea and see it through…to have your artwork all over a wall and not just in a small framed painting. You make things that you’re hopefully proud of.” Since getting happily married last year, Casey now lives in Bend, oregon where her husband works for the Forest Service. She frequently travels back and forth to Chicago for business matters and coastal Massachusetts remains near and dear to her heart. Palacepapers To order, call 773.551.5710 or visit palacepapers.com

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looked at it for the last six months,” says Casey. Right now, she’s very excited about the debut of her newest pattern heroine. It pays tribute to the female equivalent of a hero and at the same time is a clever play on words as it features the showy poppy flower. heroine is Casey’s first botanical print and unlike her others, is completely hand stenciled, not silkscreened. She originally designed it especially for the ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) Trade Show in New York and later decided to include it as part of her exclusive collection. Start to finish, it usually takes about six months to come out with a new pattern. The original concept comes fairly quickly, but all the rework that is involved, including choosing just the right hues for the color runs, are what take more time. So how does one go about picking the perfect wallpaper? Casey feels, “Wallpaper is a pretty big commitment…you should go with a pattern that really speaks to you, rather than go with what is sort of trendy right now. For most people, wallpaper is something they’re going to live with for a long time.” When asked if she likes to hang wallpaper she emphatically replies, “No. I’ve done it with a good friend of mine a couple of times…we tried to put it up in her house and we nearly got into a fist fight over it. I will not hang wallpaper.” Laughing she adds, “It can be very frustrating so it’s better left to the professionals for sure…save your mental health.” Because Casey came to wallpaper through fine art, and not interior design, she often finds it humorous that people frequently ask her interior design advice as she doesn’t consider herself an interior designer.
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majority of SouthCoast residents will never get a chance to experience the rare combination of peace and harmony of West Island-a spot with more than half the island safe from development as State Conservation Land, but for that someone looking to relocate or find that right vacation home, this home could be your chance. Located a stone’s throw away from the water with an easement that guarantees there will always be picturesque water views apparent from much of the home’s 1,600square-feet of deck space, this brand new Cottonwood Street home is perfect for the kind of couple or family that thrives on entertaining, hiking or any variety of water sports. With miles of pristine beaches and hiking trails within walking distance, this 3,671-square-foot, three level home, situated on nearly a half acre of land-rare to West Island, offers everything from entertaining spots to quiet places great for late-at-night book-readings or one-onone escapes from the children. Offering Brazilian Walnut hardwood floors throughout the house, the first floor features a ceramic tiled gas fireplace in the living room, equipped with insulated Pella bay windows and doors and access to the outdoor deck. With solid granite countertops in the dining room and kitchen area, a painted hardwood display case will help to show off your finest china and an attached screened in porch adjacent to a wrap around farmers deck will allow for an outdoor breakfast or dinner anytime. In addition
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to a ceramic tiled laundry area and half bath, the first floor master bedroom contains a full bath with Jacuzzi and glassed-in shower, his and her hampers, ample storage space, linen and walk-in closet and a door that allows quick balcony and deck access. The second level includes two bedrooms, both with access to outside deck area facing the sunsets with space to set up an outdoor Jacuzzi area, and walk-in closets. A ceramic tiled full bath leads to a utility closet that provides additional storage space. The third floor, which would be perfect for as an entertaining family room or even guest suite, is equipped with a half bath, gas fireplace and deck access. The spot could also allow a quiet escape for parents looking to get some reading time or to just slow down and watch the sunset. “It’s a great place to drink wine and watch the sunsets,” said Bruce Rocha Sr., of Fisher & Rocha Inc., first listing agent, who hired broker/ owner Howe Allen to professionally stage the never-lived in home. “It’s a view where you can even see Cuttyhunk and Elizabeth Islands.” Rocha said if he wasn’t already secured in his own place these last 40 years that he loves, this would be the one property out of all the ones he’s ever listed, Cottonwood would be his choice. “Everything about the house is set up to provide as little maintenance as possible,” said Rocha. “All the shingles are double stained and the trim, railings and shingles are all manmade.” Rocha said West Island even has its own improvement association and website, where community breakfasts and other entertainment are planned, elections are held, communicate with other islanders on the West Island blog, subscribe to the newsletter and even see scholarships that are awarded each year from the association. Log on for yourself at www. westisland-ma.com. Rocha said the most important thing about the 66 Cottonwood is that it’s located on an island that is accessible by car, a luxury few islanders can attest to. “It’s better than the Cape without the traffic, where there is a marina right down the street,” said Rocha, who added that as part of the sale, the seller will pay for a slip or mooring space for one year. “You can walk around here for three to four miles and see nothing made by men, with pristine beaches that surround the island.” Other inclusions in the sale include a state of the art security system, an outdoor irrigation system and a one-car garage with loft and additional storage space. “Its contemporary leisure living with every
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reason to feel secure, perfect for people looking to trade up,” said Rocha. “My vision for this house is it would be perfect for a large family that wants people to come and visit but not stay long. It’s designed for casual living, to help you enjoy your West Island experience. When Rocha hired real estate broker Howe Allen, it wasn’t just a hiring of another real estate broker. In addition to his home in Boston, Allen is also a West Island resident. About two years ago, Allen and his husband set out from Boston to find an affordable alternative to Cape Cod. “We were in search of a coastal community where we could buy a single family home. We wanted relaxing surroundings with limited commercial buzz and traffic congestion,” Allen said. “It also had to be within an hour of Boston or we knew we probably would not use it much if it was too much of an ordeal to get there. At the same time, being city folk, we were not ready to take on something too rural needing its own well or septic system.” The search began in nearby Westport and Dartmouth and the village of Padnaram, but that was when a local realtor mentioned Fairhaven. From the moment they arrived on the island, Allen said, they knew it was the setting they were looking for. As they drove around, they used a PDA to check the prices of homes that were on the market and were pleasantly surprised that within an hour of Boston, they could afford what they were looking for. “What we still did not know was what the community

would be like. We parked our car, leashed up our two Jack Russells and just walked around. People we met were friendly, down to earth and engaged us in conversation,” said Allen. “By the time we left West Island that day, we knew we would be back. Within two months we had purchased a home, which we affectionately have named "Blue Moon". We split our time between our homes
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in Boston and West Island. We entertain a great deal and many of our friends down to visit and frequently comment ‘How did you find this treasure, I had no idea this was here...’ and so we tell our story.” The island is a good combination of locals, weekenders like themselves and seasonal residents, Allen noted. The locals help to keep the others up

to date on the happenings on the island and keep an eye on things while weekenders and seasonal homeowners are not there. “The "developed" portion of the island is a nice mix of summer homes of varying styles and some more substantial year-round homes such as 66 Cottonwood Street. The beach, which completely encircles the island, is never more than a few hundred feet away,” said Allen. “The town beach is simply beautiful. Due to its remote location, it never seems crowded and one can really enjoy nature. At low tide, tidal pools reveal sea creatures starfish and such. Occasionally the observant beachcomber will see seals sunning themselves on the exposed rocks just off shore. A variety of birds nest on the island, specifically the Piping Plovers.” But don’t just take Allen’s word for it. According to a recent beach survey done across New England rating beaches without high rises, hotels or boardwalks on the waterfront, Town Beach on West Island ranked third on the top 10 beaches in New England, falling behind only Horseneck Beach in Westport and South Beach Katama in Edgartown, Martha’s Vineyard.

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“Known by locals and (West) Islanders, this small crescent-shaped beach offers great swimming in calm

waters,” the review read. “Take a nature walk; see the estuaries and birds on the uninhabited back-side of the island. Sunrises on Town Beach; sunsets at the causeway. Find your peace here.” Specializing in making new homes look, well, homey, Allen said they offer “concierge-style service to our buyers and sellers” along with complimentary design consultation and assistance with Lifestyle services. “For the sellers of 66 Cottonwood, we suggested our staging service. By staging a home, we feel buyers get a better sense of how space can be used, but we don't simply fill homes with furniture and accessories, we anticipate the market we are reaching for and customize the look accordingly,” said Allen. “For 66 Cottonwood, we believe the feeling of an inviting

casual family retreat was the way to go. That is why we chose a mixture of slip-covered furniture combined with antiques and original artwork. Staging alone can't sell a home, but it does help.” Allen said the new home is a rare find on a rare island, neither of which that show any sign of shortcomings. “66 Cottonwood Street’s vernacular design seems perfectly fitting for its beautiful setting. It offers views of an undevelopable Salt Marsh to the East and sensational views of Buzzard's Bay to the West. The design of the interior, quality millwork, thoughtful layout, and state-of-the art amenities make it truly one of the most beautiful homes on West Island,” Allen said, of the home listed for $985,000. “Homes of similar size and amenity easily sell for considerably more in neighboring communities. The house is simply gorgeous, what it needed was context.”

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"People feel emotional about our work," he said. "The wives will cry. People are in awe after they see what we've done." he's not just boasting. The president of the Lighthouse Learning Center said in a letter recommending Kondracki's work, "He has literally taken an eyesore and created one of the most beautiful landscapes in the entire town...It was beyond my wildest expectations and when I saw the completed project it literally brought me to tears." It is little wonder that Michael Williams Associates won the U.S. Local Business Association's "2008 Best of Mattapoisett Award” last year. Also, from 1991 through 1996, Kondracki designed several displays at the New england Flower Show which resulted in earning the following awards: in 1991 and 1993, the Associated Landscape Contractors of Massachusetts Award, in 1992 the emily Seaber Parcher Award, in 1993 the design Critics Council of Massachusetts Award, in 1994 and 1996 the Boston Globe’s People’s Choice Award). he and his company's basic services include landscaping design and construction, masonry, underground sprinklers and landscape lighting. Among his satisfied customers is Al Meninno, whose 1818 home in Mattapoisett Michael Williams Associates restored three years ago. Meninno said he is now recommending Kondracki's services all around his neighborhood. "he re-landscaped my whole back yard," Meninno said. "I had a lot of overgrown vegetation. Too much unusable space." Kondracki said, "I wanted to bring it back the historic gardens that were there and give it more a coastal feel." "Now I have a swing set there for my kids and grass for them to run around in," Mennino said. "he did a great job." Another example of Kondracki's work is at the Village at Mattapoisett, where he had to restore an old stone wall and re-design the landscaping to include new gardens, again with seaside themehydrangeas, ornamental grass, roses--and a new brick walkway. he said the hingham project was a challenge because the homeowner wanted a swimming pool off of his backyard deck, where there was a severe slope to the land.
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"It would have meant a wall 11 feet tall. We need to tell a customer what's wrong and what's right about an idea." he convinced the customer to allow moving the site of the pool further from the deck so he could split the yard and use two walls--at a spot where bathers now have a view of hingham harbor. The final design included a a terraced design, masonry stairs, decorative plantings and stone wall and waterfall. In Nantucket, he had to re-landscape two houses, one that was removed to another piece of land and the other that was built anew where the removed home had been. "The complexity of the project was significant because the topography," he said. he said he ended up with a very satisfied customer. When he had to relandscape a central area of Alden Court in
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Fairhaven, it was a part of the property his equipment could not access. So he rented a crane to move his materials over the building. "There's no complexity we can't handle," he said. "That's what people call us to do, the real thought-out complex projects." he said he is often called in after the builder has placed his own landscaping design around a house. "Builders have a restricted budget,” he said. “ We come in after and do it nicer." he said he is also called frequently to improve the landscaping when a home is being sold. "The first impression is everything ," he said. "Real estate agents find a property without curb appeal hard to sell. They'll call us in re-landscape the property. A home buyer will never see an impressive home interior because the outside is below-par." the other, more basic reason is called in when a home is being sold, Kondracki said, is that good landscaping will increase a home's value by 10-15 percent. Kondracki, a native of brockton, started as a landscaper of sorts at age six weeding neighbors' yards for a quarter. then when he was older, but not yet old enough to drive, he would wheel a lawnmower around the neighborhood offering to mow lawns. He's worked in the field formally a total of 22 years. He said everything he knows about the art and craft of landscaping is from field learning. "you can't be taught creativity," he said. He opened up his own company with a partner in 1987, sold that business in the year 2000 and took time off from the trade, before opening Michael Willams associates in Mattapoisett in 2003. He's been a resident of Mattapoisett since 1994. He and his four-man crew have worked from burlington to nantucket and all around Southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod. He estimates they do from 40-45 projects a year. a first
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Want your morning coffee on the deck with a panoramic view of the water? Where you catch a glimpse of seals basking, and soaring ospreys tell you the bait fish are running and the stripers are close behind? Maybe a leisurely sail to some new cove is in order today! Sound like heaven to you? Then please, come and see this lovely property and enjoy the water , the wildlife and the pleasure of this special location! Ideal for today’s sophisticated, but relaxed lifestyle, this 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, classic New England gambrel blends traditional features with modern flair. With waterviews from almost every room including the spacious sunporch, and the option to install a dock, be prepared! Your dreams may soar once inside! Call for your private showing or more information.

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Happy Woodland
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum, Ever Alive and Blooming
lithewold, known as a mecca of historical charm and horticulture, was featured in Town and Country Magazine in 1910. If you look closely at the pictures, nearly everything is in the same place as it is currently, nearly a century later. The décor is not the only element that has remained throughout the changing times. There exists also a strong, palpable feeling of family and community that surrounds the mansion and the beauteous grounds. Completed in 1896, Blithewold was a summer home to Augustus and Bessie Van Wickle and their young daughter Marjorie. The home was built with the intention of inviting the outside in with spectacular

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views. While carrying their second child, Augustine, Bessie was suddenly widowed when her husband had an unfortunate skeet-shooting accident. A dear family friend, estelle Clements was there to assist Bessie and had her own room at Blithewold. In 1901, Bessie remarried, choosing as her husband, William McKee. Friends and relatives flocked to Blithewold in the summer season staying for weeks on end. during a fire in 1906, the original mansion was consumed entirely. The truly remarkable thing about the incident, was that neighbors and friends rushed to the family’s aid and recovered nearly every furnishing, including bathtubs and even going so far as to chisel out fireplaces.

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The mansion had to be rebuilt and a Boston architectural firm sought to make it even grander than its original form. The family’s extensive travels were taken into consideration and part of the home is an exact copy of a 13th century manor in dorset, england. The grounds were developed extensively by

Bessie and a retired New York garden planner/designer, John de Wolf. The house faces west to the water and the windows, French doors, and sleeping porches ensure the most captivating views of the water and the sunsets. The breakfast nook is a large, impressive room with massive windows through
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which I watched one of the most beautiful sunsets I’d ever seen during a Christmas tour. Rather than being ostentatious, the mansion is warm and welcoming in its style and architectural feel. Some of the furniture, such as the dining room set and Marjorie’s hope chest are made from Blithewold oak. even the Master Bedroom which features 19th century dutch and Italian style antiques, is paired perfectly with a more casual mural on the walls. Their travels and keepsakes from abroad enrich the home and fill it with a sense of wonder. The telephone room has the look of Chinoiserie on the walls. If you look closely at some of the tiles surrounding the fireplaces, the refurbished mica wallpapers and the ornate staircases, you’ll even see a touch of the mythical or whimsical. one doesn’t need to use their imagination to feel a sense of the feeling the home once had. Loved and preserved by the family, in particular by Marjorie, who was a skilled-watercolorist with a passionate interest in horticulture, the mansion stayed in private hands until her death in 1976. It was fitting that the mansion and grounds be left for public use and enjoyment, as the family were always gracious hosts involved in the community. The mansion and grounds are available for weddings which keeps true to the mansion’s traditionsmany family weddings including those of the daughters, Marjorie and Augustine, took place there. Additionally, there are many, many educational programs available to explore history, botany and more. Roots and Shoots is a wonderful youth camp that introduces young audiences to nature and its preservation. The upcoming daffodil days Celebration, April 11th through May 3rd, features 50,000 blossoms, a children’s art show from their perspective, a juried photography exhibit entitled, “Awakening”, floral displays by top designers and the introduction of the “GUIde BY CeLL GARdeN ToURS” which allows guests to use their cellular phones to dial in for an in-depth, self-paced audio tour featuring expert commentary about the property’s expansive gardens and arboretum from the Van Wickle Family’s point-of-view. events are being added and developed all the time to involve the public in an embracing fashion. This September, a food drive is

planned and for Christmas, tours shall be offered to under-privileged children in the spirit of sharing the joys and the history of the holidays. As a regular event, Afternoon Tea is available in the dining room on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 2 and 3pm (There is a small fee of 10$ in addition to the Mansion admission.) What is most endearing about Blithewold is its warm sense of accessibility. It doesn’t seem as though the history of it is far away or

frozen in time. It seems as though the property with its enchanting grounds is a living, breathing place that is ready to accommodate each new decade with reverence and grace. We can be thankful that such a gem has been left to us to enjoy through many generations. For more information on upcoming events and educational courses, visit www.blithewold.org or call 401-253-2707.

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Building a Better Business…
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'm constantly asked what a Marketing Engineer does. Well, since I’m the only one I know who is a Marketing Engineer because I created, I do Business Engineering and it’s based on five P’s; People, Product, Placement, Price and Promotion. Some of you are wracking your brains trying to remember something they learned from Marketing 101. Actually, the classic four P’s (marketing mix) are taught in college. People aren’t included and I’ve lumped classic Place with Placement. What’s so important about this? Knowing your P’s will give you the right clues as to what’s going on with your business. People. We’re all people, whether we’re the business owner, the customer or the employees. Include your managers and your family if they are involved in your business. Making people happy is one thing. Keeping people satisfied is another. Someone said, “What we are never changes. Who we are is always changing.” Many businesses forget that each employee identifies the entire company. One bad apple will spoil a whole barrel of image!
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I’ve bundled several placement items in this one just to make it easy. Placement includes that place in the consumer’s mind where your business or product resides. Are you positioned at the top of their mind or way in the back? Speaking of positioning, what’s you competitive position. Are you the largest, oldest, first, best… And then there’s your place of business. Is it conducted at your street location, over the internet or the phone or does your sales go out to your customer’s place of business.

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Price. Now he’s a subject worth at least an entire column! How does your pricing compare to that of your competition? Well, that’s not as important as the value it represents to your customers. Buying is a simple act of exchanging one value for another. A good buy is paying less for something you think is worth more. If you think your customers only buy on price it’s because they have no other way of differentiating your business from your competitions’. Fix this problem now! Promotion Ok, call it advertising. Good advertising can do more harm than bad advertising. Good advertising can send customers to a business that does not meet their expectations. At least bad advertising doesn’t compound a bad situation. Before you go out and advertise make sure your People, Product, Placement and Price are doing a good job to promote you – then you can advertise to tell your story; a story that your customers can embrace. After all, Business Engineering is about proper preparation preventing poor performance!
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Bruce E. Rocha Sr President and CEO of BER inc Kerrin Adrian Executive Director

Story by Jay Alexander Exclusive to Coastal Life

BER inc

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ver see a package of Thomas’ English muffins and the first thing that comes to mind is “nooks and crannies” or you see a box of Frosted Flakes on a supermarket shelf and you want to shout “They’re great!”? Those are just two examples of branding a product and behind each of those brands is a person or group that created them, helping those businesses to get and keep their products on the minds of their customers or potential customers. For many businesses, brand identification is the difference between having a successful business and having one few people know. A good slogan, catchy phrase or logo could mean all the difference when it comes to people buying your product. For the owner and employees of BER inc, a creative design company with its home in Mattapoisett, they’ve seen first hand how to run a number of successful businesses and what it takes to get there. Established by Bruce E. Rocha Sr. in 1963, BER inc began as a component of a real estate venture that would two years later turn into Fisher-Rocha Real Estate. Learning a great deal over the years on how to successfully market a business, Rocha felt he was able to take the next step toward helping other businesses to succeed like he had. Starting out a simple marketing firm, Rocha said he dragged BER into the corporate branding and identification spectrum in order to gain experience that he could use in specific markets and as the years progressed. While continuing to tweak BER into what it is today, Rocha continued to open and operate successful businesses during that time, many that are still around today. Mattapoisett Launderette, an award-winning facility, opened in 1984, Mailbox Services in 2000 and more recently, their own branded apparel company called TownWear in 2006. “All my businesses are geared toward helping people in town,” said Rocha. So many people were coming into Mailbox Services looking for logos and company letterhead design that they had

to hire a graphic designer to keep up with the work, but BER executive director Kerrin Adrian said while the artist was creating phenomenal work; they didn’t understand the business aspect. But all that changed when Adrian, Rocha’s daughter, joined the team in 2004, placing her focus on taking BER inc to the next level. Since then, the small, five employee firm has helped re-brand a national manufacturing company, an Academy Award-winning writer, as well as numerous businesses and non-profit along the SouthCoast area. In their continuing effort to reach out a hand to businesses in need of a good marketing push, BER introduced IMAGE COUNTS™, an education marketing workshop helping businesses walk through the branding, identification, logo or management process in order to increase the equity of their business. “It allows us to reach any business professional to help them continue to be successful,” said Adrian. “We tailor to the audience and help teach them what we do and they walk out educated. Many times, we stay late because they continue to have so many questions.” In the two-hour presentation, businesses will have the ability to gauge their company’s strengths and weaknesses of their own particular brands and find help, advice and guidance on how they can improve their image and profits going forward. “We ask the businesses to bring in everything they have and we’ll walk them through the processes and provide them with valuable information they can go back to the office with and use right away,” said Adrian. Adrian said with the small budgets that many businesses and non-profits grapple with each day, BER affords them the creativity they need to stand out while maintaining affordability. When New Bedford’s Child and Family Services came to BER last year, they were looking to brand their annual fund-raising gala and needed a name, logo, and ID. “They had a name that had focused on the holidays (Holiday Hope) and
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they wanted a theme that would promote support throughout the year,” said Adrian. “We came up with all three, utilizing the same ID, a creative color pallet, with all the artwork remaining the same year after year with just changes the color swatches. It was about building awareness and recognition by having the same look every year with just different pallets. It saves time and money and you don’t have to come up with a theme every year.” That November event became known as “The 365 Days of Hope”. Stephen W. Buckley, vice president of the Child & Family Services Board of Directors and Chairperson of the Hope Gala event said BER’s work on last year’s gala was a critical success for the non-profit. “CFS was looking to brand our Hope Gala, which had not been previously done. We wanted to establish a memorable brand that people would identify with and more importantly, respond to. My assessment, being the chair of this event the last two years, is that it was and is successful,” said Buckley. “BER did a fantastic job of researching our history and came up with a theme for the branding that was very germane to our legacy and what we stand for - healing children and families. They also creatively developed a visual image that stands out and is beautifully presented. I received several comments on the invitations and other marketing materials we developed for the Gala, which will be used for the next several years.” The event was held in November, 2008, and was a smashing success. Buckley said that in terms of revenue and despite the souring economy, the Hope Gala raised nearly $45,000 from the event compared to $31,000 in 2007. Buckley said it was the vision to change the nature of the event and BER’s touch, as well as assistance from the Ocean Explorium, Rockland Trust, Richard Cardoza and others that helped make the event the success it was. When it comes to pizza joints, many
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people feel, in essence, that they are all the same, but when the entrepreneurialminded Scott Lopes bought the Pizza Wave in Cotuit, Cape Cod four years ago, he told himself that he wasn’t going to run another

colors or logos. I knew what I wanted I just didn’t know how to get there.” With BER’s help, the branding was complete and on July 4, 2005, Lopes slipped 14,000 menus into the local

run-of-the-mill pizza parlor. He wanted a new logo, something that would reflect a fun, laid-back lifestyle. “I had the idea, I just needed to come up with the brand, something like southern California fun in the sun. BER helped to develop the logo and we put it on all our menus and then built our dining room around it,” said Lopes. “You see so many mom and pop places with such horrific

newspaper, hoping to spur some interest but even he couldn’t have imagined what happened next. “Our sales just went through the roof and the branding had everything to do with it,” Lopes said. The success spurned his brother to open a similar pizza place in Bristol, R.I. using BER and in 2007, Lopes turned to BER once again, this time, putting the cart

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before the horse. He wanted some help on an idea he had for another restaurant, dubbed Stone L’Oven, one that he didn’t yet have a location for, but wanted to have the branding part completed by the time he did. For Lopes, the branding was the easiest part of the process, with BER helping to mold another unique logo for his restaurantto-be-an abstract t representation of a stone oven and an organic shape of a flame that spoke to the fresh, healthy offerings the restaurant would make, but securing a spot for that restaurant, is another question indeed. After having a number of sites fall, Lopes tentatively agreed to a site within the Plymouth Rock Studios. He is currently in the middle of the leasing process there and hopes that this will be the last stop before building the new restaurant. Lopes said unlike any marketing people he has ever dealt with, BER took the time to listen and not dictate their own ideas onto him. “Many companies don’t listen to you, they end up doing their own thing and you end up not liking what you get. BER listened and understood what I wanted.

Its like when you go to a builder and tell them what you want in the house and the finished result is exactly what you wanted,” said Lopes. “They asked questions, they did their research, trying to understand the whole scope of the operation, figuring out what color or design would work. They listened and they ended up giving me exactly what I wanted.” Adrian said Lopes is an example of a business that believed in branding enough to invest in an identity even before a business officially opens. “We’re not selling our image to them, we are teaching them how to sell their image,” said Rocha. “We work with clients in their building and absorb ourselves in their work like an actor would to a role,” said Adrian. “Every part of an ID has to have an intent; a purpose.” BER Creative Director Liya Hoshi recalled the impact of branding on consumers when recalling a recent re-branding of Tropicana, who stepped away from their famous and familiar straw in an orange design and the results were disastrous. Hoshi said

companies do a great job of branding a product-so well in fact, that people won’t buy it without the familiar colors or logo on it. Tropicana, like the New Coke in the 80’s, abandoned its re-branding efforts and went back to old faithful. “A brand is like a person, it has its own personality and you can’t change it too much,” said Rocha. “When Coke was looking into a new logo recently, the company came back and told them that they can’t do any better than what they have, because they have history,” said Liya. “Branding helps to build a strong history, and people come to rely on it and when its not there any more, they become irate. For our clients, it’s about evaluating and doing our homework, understanding the client’s needs, what they want and need and how we can get them to communicate with their audience.” • Contact Info:

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ownWear™ came about during the 2006 planning for Mattapoisett’s 2007 Sesquicentennial anniversary, where they designed a line of hats and T-shirts to commemorate the history of the town using historical points of interests in the town into each design, including the clock tower, the seahorse and a lighthouse. The products ended up taking flight and BER has developed the line to go regionally, nationally and internationally for people of every age who lives, works or travels to a particular town. Two primary logos were established, TownWear™ for apparel and TownWare for such things as bags, mugs, beach towels, etc. Adrian said both lines can cater to designs or logos that depict any seaside town’s historic points.

“Our goal is to help support the local economy and foster town pride. We’ll help the retailer with press releases, production availability and build repeat business in the town,” said Adrian. “And we give back 5 percent of all sales. The retailer identifies their favorite charity and we cut checks for the five percent.” So far, 12 Northeastern seaside towns are taking part in TownWear, and that number, like the business, continues to grow.
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facing, 3.16–acre island estate with 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath contemporary plus 1083 sq ft guest house. Expansive lawn to private beach with 1000 ft of shoreline. Pristine condition. $2.9M Bette Hamilton. 508.996.6562 oldedartmouthSIR.com

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enovated and converted granite building in Middleboro. Spacious floor plan features ten office units with shared receptionist. Fully leased produces an annual gross income of $60,000. Handicap accessibility compliant. Convenient in town location minutes to the MBTA and 495. inviTinG PRoSPEcT FoR invESToRS. PRicE REDucED! $525,000 office space for Rent. utilities and conference room included. $395 a month.

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his Parcel contains 0.29 acres of land mainly classified as RETAiL with a(n) GEnERAL RETAiL style 6234 sq ft two story building situated on a 12632 sq ft lot. built 1920, having conc. Blk exterior, Asphalt roof cover. Great location, high traffic count. An additional 5776 sq ft adjacent off-street parking lot can easily facilitate 10 cars. , subdivide into retail & office space. close to downtown and proposed rail. Unlimited potential. Attention investors! $375,000

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belsito & associates
cedarville, Mass. 508-888-8101
Steve BelSito
Plymouth, Massachusetts

PLYMOUTH, MA - BEACH HOME, builder's own home, REBUILT from ground up, 3 levels of living with all the bells & whistles, Indonesian Rosewood floors, tile, custom oak kitchen cabinets w/center island, Wilsonart High-definition counter tops, stainless appliances, covered front porch, 900sq.ft.of rear & side mahogany deck, 2 car under garage w/work area, recessed lighting, surround sound, security system, Close to PRIVATE Assoc. sandy Beach, GREAT BEACH HOME w/ROOM to entertain family & friends $495,000 508-888-8101

PLYMOUTH, MA - Set in one of Plymouth's most prestigious locations this property offers 2 houses, Elegant 3700sqft 5 BR Greek Revival & Charming 1500sqft 3 BR guest house w/kitchen & Bath. Excellent flow, butler's pantry, french doors, music parlor, sunroom, breakfast room. Open, spacious, natural light pouring in. Old world charm, period FPS, hardwoods, coffered ceilings & antique details. Recently updated for todayʼs living,1st floor MBR, finished attic, Mahogany deck, hot tub, landscaped garden. Great in law, family compound or B&B. New septic, fresh int/extr paint. $829,900 508-888-8101

PLYMOUTH, MA - Incredible Ocean views! This beautiful contemporary is located in Kingsbridge shores, one of the finest private sandy beaches in Plymouth. Features hardwood floors, granite counter, center island in kit, 1st floor laundry, large open Rooms w/plenty of sunlight, custom windows, stone FP in LR, MBR suite with walk-in closet & cathedral ceilings, ocean views from almost all rooms, sprinkler system, ribbon stone w/granite steps to patio. Check out the beach at low tide, sandbar w/starfish & sand dollars. $525,000 508-888-8101

PLYMOUTH, MA - Located on a dead end street, this Nantucket style Colonial home boasts beautiful ocean views and is steps from the white sandy beach. 3 levels of living including a fantastic master suite with a private balcony off the sitting room and views, views, views. The main living area offers a large, open floor plan with expansive views out to the deck and ocean beyond. Lower level includes 2 BRS, bath & laundry. A gorgeous property waiting to be seen. $569,000 508-888-8101

PLYMOUTH, MA - Clark Estates! Custom built colonial! Features a Gourmet kitchen w/red birch cabinets, granite counters & hardwood floors. Breakfast area overlooks deck & 2 acres of land! Huge Family room w/FP & vaulted ceiling! Anderson windows! Laura Ashley carpets! Extras: recessed lighting, wainscoting, crown moldings, window seat, cherry vanity, irrigation & beautiful stone work. Easy access to rte 3,shopping & golf course at Pine Hills! Just minutes to Ocean Beach. Best Of All Worlds! $475,000 508-888-8101

PLYMOUTH, MA - NEW CONSTRUCTION Stunning Custom Built Nantucket Style Colonial located in this fabulous TREE LINED neighborhood "SHIP POND ESTATES". Gourmet kitchen with "WOW FACTOR" custom cabinets & granite counters. Open floor plan with enormous family room/kitchen, 1st fl office, 1st fl wash/dryer, Master suite for a King and Queen; his/her walk in closets, jacuzzi tub & double sinks. Hardwood flooring throughout 1st fl, walk out basement and minutes to the ocean. The list goes on... $529,900 508-888-8101

PLYMOUTH, MA - New Construction set on a peaceful cul-de-sac in Clark Estates. Gorgeous Colonial with Farmers porch. Kitchen offers granite counters, stainless, hardwood flooring & wonderful eat in nook. 1st floor laundry, double story foyer, window box molding, 3BRS w/unfinished bonus room or 4th BR over garage, MBR w/walk in closet, jacuzzi tub, stand up shower & fabulous tile work. Outside offers stone patio/walkway and stone wall. Home is Perfect!!! $439,900 508-888-8101
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PLYMOUTH, MA - Sprawling Executive Colonial Home located in one of Plymouths most sought after neighborhoods. Double Story Foyer welcomes you, huge kitchen w/maple cabinets & center island opens to the large family room w/warm FP. 1st floor office w/french doors. Formal LR & DR window box molding, hardwood flooring & enough room to host any party. Master suite offers double sinks, soaking tub & enormous closet. 2nd fl laundry. Fabulous finished basement. Must See!!! $414,900 508-888-8101

PLYMOUTH, MA - Wonderful home with frontage on fully recreational Great Herring Pond! Swimming, boating, fishing right in your own backyard! Relax on the wrap around deck or enjoy the views from the sun porch. Cozy living room w/hdwd floor & fireplace. Spacious kitchen with maple cabinets. The 9 ft high ceilings & built ins add to the character of this home. Many updates - windows, roof, deck & septic. FREE ONE YEAR WARRANTY INCLUDED FOR BUYER! $450,000 508-888-8101

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belsito & associates
PlyMouth, Mass. 508-746-8100
#1 in Plymouth real estate For over 30 years
100 court steet, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Steve BelSito

PLYMOUTH, MA - New Construction by a 'craftsman' Builder! Build your own mini estate in West Plymouth. 1st floor MBR suite! Crown moldings, granite counters, tile & wood floors, 2 furnaces & AC units! Large level wooded! Horse lovers are welcomed! Close to golf courses! Easy access to either rte 3 or 495! Call & make an appointment to sit down with builder. For the Buyer who appreciates fine workmanship! $680,000 508-746-8100

K I N GSTO N , M A - F a b u l o u s v i e w s of Kingston/Plymouth Bay in this Contemp ora r y St yle H om e. Lig ht, bright and cheer y interior with three floors of over 2500 square fe et of l ivi ng sp ac e - Fenc e d i n back yard with newly installed patio and profess iona l ly landscaped. $ 4 9 9,9 0 0 5 0 8 -74 6 - 810 0

CARVER, MA - Bring Mom & Dad Along They’ll fit right into the In-law suite at this 2700-sq ft one of a kind contemporary home on 3.95 acres. You'll enjoy 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, welcoming living room with fireplace. Open Contemporary Floor Plan. Custom Kitchen, Custom Master Bedroom, Custom, custom, custom! You have to get inside to appreciate all it has to offer. Central A/C, Central Vac and irrigation to name just a few of the amenities. $499,000 508-746-8100

KINGSTON, MA - What a great opportunit y to own this waterfront/beachfront propert y. Situated on a private corner lot across from the Kingston Ardina, you can relax on your deck and watch the boats go by. House has been totally rehabbed. New roof, new electrical, new heating, some new windows, hardwoods, new carpet in bedrooms. Don't miss this one!! $399,900 508-746 -8100

PLYMOUTH, MA - Very desirable in-town location!! This Antique Colonial is truly gorgeous! Completely renovated while maintaining all of the original character, pride of ownership is reflected in this property. Home features Brand new kitchen with slate backsplash, silestone countertops, and top of the line appliances, beautiful hardwood floors through out, high ceilings, and a brand new 12x8 deck with stairs leading to a patio below. What a great find!! $329,900 5080746-8100

KINGSTON, MA - NEW CONSTRUCTION, B ri g h t & s p a ci o u s Colonial in Ki n g s t o n ' s m o s t d e s i ra b l e s u b d ivi s i o n. M i n u t e s t o Ro u t e. 3 & 4 4 ! ! H a rd wo o d f l o o ri n g, 9 ' c e i l i n g s , cu s t o m k i t c h e n cabinets, granite countertops, Wa i n s c o t i n g & c row n m o l d i n g i n d i n i n g ro o m, l uxu ri o u s m a s t e r s u i t e. S t i l l t i m e t o m e e t wi t h t h e b u i l d e r ! $ 471, 5 0 0 5 0 8 -74 6 - 810 0

PLYMOUTH, MA - Exceptional circa 1904 antique colonial. Beautifully restored property boasts 6 bedrooms, refinished oak & maple floors, 2 fireplaces, period mantles & trim, 5 panel pocket doors, flowing floor plan, oversized parlors, formal dining, high ceilings, pool parlor, steam room, hot tub, slate roof, brand new red cedar shingles, resorted trim, gutters, downspouts, new front porch & balcony, captains walk, town sewer & water, Natural Gas heat, Graceful old world charm with all the in town amenities. $599,900 508-746-8100

PLYMOUTH, MA - Gorgeous, spacious Chiltonville home ready for the large or extended family. Perfect for someone that likes to entertain with a flowing open floor plan and new state of the art kitchen! Enjoy Thanksgiving in the formal DR or Christmas in the fireplaced great room! Beautiful cathedral sunroom opens on to an oversized deck, overlooking the private wooded backyard and bountiful gardens. Truly a home to enjoy for years! $669,900 508-746-8100

PLYMOUTH, MA - Welcome home to this gorgeous in town Victorian Antique with farmer's porch! Completely redone with all fresh paint inside & out, New windows, heat, electric, gourmet eat-in kitchen & showcase baths! Beautiful wood floors throughout, pocket doors, pantry, Morning staircase, built ins. Full walk up attic & walk out basement just waiting to be finished. Spacious yard w/ custom stone walls. With Peek a boo ocean views, just a hop skip to the beach, downtown & waterfront! $357,000 508-746-8100 Volume 5 Issue 8
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N e w S t i m u l u s Pa c k a g e A l l ow i n g D e v e l o p e rs to Accommodate the Need for Affordable Housing
yer Brown SouthCoast Architects, located in New Bedford, MA, has provided architectural services to the Southern New England region for over 29 years. Their skill and expertise restored New Bedford’s historic Zeiterion Theatre in the 1980’s and designed a 300-space parking garage adjoining the “Z” in 2003. As a multi-faceted architectural firm, they continue to preserve this region’s historic buildings as well as design new houses and renovate existing ones. In these tenuous economic times, the new stimulus package is allowing public and private developers to accommodate the growing need for affordable housing. Because Dyer Brown has had an on-going relationship with local and regional housing authorities and private developers, Dyer Brown has the knowledge and expertise to immediately provide them with the services needed to create quality, low income housing in a short time frame. Should you need the best in historic restoration; the best in new house design or adaptation of an older one; or help understanding housing regulations and building codes, Dyer Brown is ready to be of assistance. Please call them at 508-9996220, stop by our office in historic downtown New Bedford or go to their website www.dyerbrownsouthcoast.com.

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DartMoutH, Ma-roland Valois, of r.P. VaLoIS & CoMPany, InC. recently became one of the select group of professionals nationwide to earn the Certified aging-in-Place Specialist (CaPS) designation, identifying him as one of the building industry’s top professionals with skills and knowledge specific to home modifications for aging-in-place. The remodelerstM Council of the national association of Home builders (naHb) in collaboration with the naHb research Center, naHb Seniors Housing Council and the aarP created the CaPS program. The CaPS designation program teaches the technical, business management and customer service skills essential to compete in
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the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry-home modifications for the aging-in-place. CaPS was developed to help home remodeling professionals meet the needs of the 77 million baby boomers that will reach retirement age in the first years of the 21st century. The CaPS designation identifies remodelers that have been trained to help retirees and older adults remain in their homes safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of income or ability level, and continue to live in a familiar environment throughout their maturing years. In three days of coursework, the CaPS curriculum incorporates a variety of information tailored to

aging-in-place home modifications, including: background on the older adult population; communication techniques; common aging-in-place remodeling projects; marketing to the aging-in-place market; common barriers and solutions; codes and standards; product ideas and resources; and business management. CaPS program graduates are required to maintain their designation by attending continuing education programs and/or participating in community service projects. CaPS classes are offered through local and state home building associations and at national trade shows including naHb’s International builder’s Show and the remodeler’s Show. www.rpvalois.com

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Compulsive salon

he European design, with furniture shipped from overseas, makes you feel like you are in a big city salon, without the big city prices. What makes the salon so special are the family and staff.. Eli Des Roches, owner-designer, recognized his passion for hair in elementary school. At the young age of 11, he was cutting relatives, friends and his own hair in his father’s carpentry shop behind his house. Eli is now a highly advanced stylist,

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with background in barbering, which he has practiced for the past 12 years. Now he is fulfilling his dream as a salon owner. Eli is committed to customer service and quality work in partnership with his staff of 15, all trained and up to date with the latest trends in hair design. Compulsive Salon has been open for 3 years, the receptionist is his dedicated mother, who is a hard working mother of eleven, and knows how to keep the family together. This is truly a family “affair” with his three sister’s also practicing hair design

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and makeup art at Compulsive Salon. All hair stylists at Compulsive Salon are considered part of the family and ‘Team” with a partnership to achieve our mission of customer satisfaction. Out goal is to make all guests feel comfortable and completely satisfied from the second they walk through our door. Compulsive Salon is also well equipped with the latest technology for

the guest’s convenience and pleasure. An internet lounge with lap top computers to access while waiting for your color to process- allowing time to pass quickly while checking emails, work catch up, or simply to browse face book. With four 40” Plasma TV’s, and 16” plasmas at each station you time with us will be keep you entertained. Compulsive Salon provides extensive

hair styling services: Hair extensions; precision hair cuts; latest in color and highlighting techniques, as well as the number one anti frizz product on the market- Keratin! Other salon services include waxing; eye lash extensions; manicures and pedicures; make up application and all facial needs. Wedding parties and prom parties of all sizes are easily accommodated by our large staff who are committed to providing you and your party exactly the look you want, in a timely fashion, so you

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use handheld player. The audio tour will also help to reduce or eliminate waiting times during the busiest summer days. The Breakers is visited by more than a third of a million people every year. In addition to The Breakers, Chateausur-Mer, The Elms, Marble House and Rosecliff will all open for daily touring on April 4. Green Animals Topiary Garden and Kingscote will each open for daily tours starting on May 9. Hunter House and Isaac Bell House will open on weekends only starting May 9, and then daily along with Chepstow starting June 20. For full season operating details on all properties, visit www.NewportMansions.org. New Research Fuels Revamped Tour at The Breakers Preservation Society researchers have spent nearly a decade reviewing archival documents, articles, photographs, and letters, and also interviewing people who lived and worked in the house and their descendants, to develop a more complete and intimate picture of life in The Breakers which is at the core of the new tour. In 2003, the Preservation Society received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to convene a panel of leading scholars in architecture, history, servant life and museum learning theory to study The Breakers. They reviewed the extensive research and concluded that The Breakers was ideally suited to serve as a window onto the complex and transformative period known as the "Gilded Age." The tour will also offer different perspectives on The Breakers, from architectural critics and writers to preservationists, so that visitors may be part of a dialogue and be prompted to start their own conversations. The visitor survey indicated their wish to continue their engagement with the house as lifelong learners, so the Preservation Society's website —w w w.Ne w por t Ma nsions. org—will have dedicated sections on The Breakers in order to share the extensive research and archival photographs, journals and other historic sources on which the new interpretation is based.

Eden Landscapes Florist & Garden Shop
This is the perfect place to find that unique decorative gift, plant or floral arrangement for Mother's Day. There are candles, preserved boxwood topiaries, botanical prints, and even garden inspired furnishings. They have the latest in speciality gifts and potter and are a full service florist, garden and gift shop, nursery and landscaping company. They create elegant and unique floral designs. In the greenhouse customers will find anything from orchids, citrus trees, lacy ferns and to the unusual Staghorn fern. Their designers are there to assist you. be sure and drop by at 337 Wareham rd, Marion or give them a call at 508-748-0225.

Newport Mansions Announce a New Tour for 2009 "The Breakers Revealed"
The Preservation Society of Newport County kicks off its 2009 season on Saturday, April 4 with an enlightening new tour of The Breakers—the historic Vanderbilt summer "cottage" in Newport, Rhode Island—that offers an updated interpretation of its place in American architectural, social and cultural history. Capping ten years of research into the house and the lives of the people who lived and worked there, the new tour will take visitors into several previouslyunseen areas, and share stories about the Vanderbilt family and their servants that have never been heard before. Visitors will for the first time have an opportunity to
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see the house from multiple points of view, experiencing it the way different people did in its heyday…whether a family member, a servant, or a guest. "This is a compelling new look at a legendary mansion," said Trudy Coxe, CEO and Executive Director of The Preservation Society of Newport County. "It brings The Breakers to life in a refreshing, exciting and inspirational way, even for people who have visited the house before." The new interpretation also introduces audio tours to The Breakers for the first time, giving tour-goers more flexibility and control over their own experience, with a lightweight, state-of-the-art and easy-to-

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Big enough to Serve All Your Needs, Small Enough for that Personal Touch!

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390 West Grove St., Rte 28 Middleboro, MA

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TRANSPLANTING TREES THROUGHOUT NEW ENGLAND

♦ We buy, sell, and transport trees of all shapes and sizes ♦Large trees provide instant shade and privacy ♦ We carry a wide variety of shade and ornamental trees

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The Environmental Protection Agency has stated that indoor air pollution is one of the top 5 highest-ranking environmental health problems. in fact, you are more likely to get sick from pollution in your home or office than from outdoor pollution! Certain conditions present in your home are breeding grounds for pollution. indoor pollution is composed of a mix of mold and mildew, pet dander, dust mites, pollen, smoke and soot, volatile organic compounds and/or bacteria. These particles can irritate any current health conditions and also pass infectious diseases when contact: Robert D. Wing inhaled. Aerus can help protect your family from sales & service 508-748-0741 these dangerous pollutants that are in all our homes. our air purification products can eliminate the harmful allergy and asthma causing contaminants, leaving your home healthy and letting you breathe easy!

BamBoo Flooring
Canal Carpet & tile is always committed to giving their customers a healthy indoor environment, which is why at canal Carpet & tile they are moving forward with more Green products. Canal Carpet & tile carries bamboo, Cork, Carpet, tile and Wood Flooring. each product is environmentally friendly. The flooring industry is very aware of air quality and the environment. They began using green products in the early 90’s. one of their product suppliers, Shaw Industries, uses eco Solution Q which is an environmentally responsible carpet, using 25% reclaimed fiber from post industrial waste. Shaw is the largest extruder of solution dye yarn. Canal Carpet & tile has 200 brilliant colors to choose from, in many styles to meet their customers’ needs. Canal Carpet & tile also carries teragren Flooring. Since 1994 teragen has upheld a mission to reduce the dependence on dwindling timber resources by manufacturing bamboo flooring. a form of grass, bamboo is one of the world’s fastest growing plants. It is 27% harder than oak and 13% harder than maple, and matures in 4 to 6 years (it takes from 30 to 60 years for oak, maple, cherry and familiar hardwoods to mature). bamboo is the flooring material that can save the planet. owner brad petty is committed to finding solutions to our environmental problems. Whether it is finding new resources for disposal and recycling of existing material, educating his customers on the many green options available or cutting back on paper use by going paperless, he continues on his quest to save our planet be sure to visit Canal Carpet & Canal and speak with brad or one of his knowledgeable staff.
canal carpets 508.758.6170 • 145 Fairhaven road • rte 6 • Mattapoisett WWW.CANALCARPET.CoM

african Market basket
Instead of using paper or plastic disposable bags to carry home groceries use a reusable woven market baskets. These hand woven baskets are created by the women of Ghana from natural grasses and each one is unique. They easily fit between the seats of a car, have sturdy leather handles and can be used for multiple purposes. Great beach bag! available at: How on EartH 62 Marion road Mattapoisett, Massachusetts 508-758-1341

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From early-April to mid-May, over three million daffodils of every color, shape and size will bloom on Nantucket Island. This blossoming, and the advent of spring itself, is the focal point of the Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Daffodil Festival.Originated by the late Jean MacAusland, a summer resident of Nantucket and former publisher of Gourmet magazine, the weekend has grown into a full-scale celebration of winter’s thaw, joyous for both islanders and visitors alike. Daffodils adorn the island’s roadsides, gardens and shop windows with blossoms of yellow, orange, white and even pale pink. The Daffodil Festival’s grand event, held on Saturday (Rain or Shine) is the Annual Antique Car Parade, featuring over 100 daffodil-bedecked antique cars (preregistration necessary for participation.) After winding through town and across the island to the charming village of Siasconset, participants join residents and visitors for the Annual Daffodil Tailgate Picnic. Held on the lush lawns leading into the village the picnic boasts fare ranging from elaborate gourmet cuisine served on fine china to box lunches and burgers. Other highlights include the Nantucket Garden Club’s Annual Daffodil Show, Daffy Dog Parade, Children’s Daffodil Parade and The Daffy Hat Pageant. Through June 5Th Space Artifacts: Imagination and exploration exhibit - This innovative
original watermedia paintings created by the Artist Members of the Society using a wide range of creative painting styles and techniques. Times: Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM and Sunday from 1 to 5 PM Website: http://www.goprovidence.com/calendar/www. riws.org Location: Slater Memorial Park Phone: (401) 726-1876 Admission: FREE Artisans on the Artisans/Crafters page. http:// www.heirloomartisanexpos.com 774-991-0519 deb@heirloomartisanexpos.com Tri-County Regional High School, 147 Pond Street (exit 17, off route 495) Franklin, MA 02038

exhibition explores the relationship between humans and space travel through the eyes of science and art. Various technologies, such as spacesuits and probes, have allowed humans to explore deep into previously uncharted regions of space. Join us on a journey through the Museum, surrounding park landscape with unique video footage filmed using a fabricated satellite dish, created by artist and RISD alumnus, Steven Santaniello. The dish and its video footage, a NASA mission-used Space Shuttle tire, rare artifacts, rare NASA archive imagery, behind-the-scenes photos of NASA Johnson Space Flight Center (JSC), and Museum collections, are part of this exciting exhibit. Times: Mon-Sun 10am-5pm Website: Click Here To Visit Website Location: Museum of Natural History, RWP Phone: 401-785-9457

Spring Wine Fest 2009 (wine festival)
- Celebrate wines of the world and enjoy delicious paired food samples. Guests will be given a passport to travel to ten different regions around the world to taste wines and scrumptious foods from each all in one night. Guests will also enjoy great music and dancing all night long, from early evening jazz to 80s, 90s and top 40 dance tunes. http:// www.bostoneventguide.com/events/swf4_09. htm 781-444-7771kaitlyn@bostoneventguide. com Vinalia Restaurant & Lounge, 34 Summer Street, Boston, MA

AprIl 25 The Spring Artisan & Crafter expo

Society announces the opening of its Annual Artist Member Show. The exhibition features

AprIl 19 - MAy 7 rhoDe ISlAnD WATerColor SoCIeTy - The Rhode Island Watercolor

- to benefit Autism Speaks (artisan fair / craft show)Heirloom Artisan Expos presents The Spring Artisan & Crafter Expo to benefit Autism Speaks. See Artisan demonstrations throughout the day! Purchase hand crafted, unique and one of a kind items from a variety of Artisans & Crafters! You'll find hand crafted items such as: Blown & Painted Glass, Jewelry, Pottery, Illustrations, Oil and Water Color Paintings, Sculpture,Wood Carvings, Fiber Arts, Doll Clothing, Photography, Metal Sculpture, Quilts, Paper Arts, Children's Boutique Clothing, Braided Rugs & Much More! Prices to meet all budgets! Designs to meet all styles! $2.00 admission per person will benefit Autism Speaks. See a list of some of our talented

Escapes: Villas, Country Places and Pleasure Pavilions The desire to escape from daily cares has created a rich legacy of splendid buildings and interiors. The 17th annual Newport
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Symposium will examine the exceptionally rich social, architectural, and decorative heritage of buildings designed to both dazzle and relax those who sought an escape from reality over the centuries. The Symposium will be headquartered in the Hotel Viking at One Bellevue Avenue in Newport. Morning lectures and lunches will take place at the Hotel Viking. Afternoon lectures, tours, receptions and dinners will be held in various historic buildings in Newport. Presented in conjunction with Christie's; U.S.Trust Company, Bank of America PrivateWealth Management; and Fireman's Fund Insurance Company. Advance registration and fee required. Call (401) 847-1000 ext 154 for information, or visit www.NewportMansions. org <http://www.newportmansions.org/> .

family. Don't miss this all-new production that Variety calls "a winner!" Times: Friday, May 1 at 8pm, Saturday, May 2 at 2pm & 8pm, Sunday, May 3 at 1pm & 6:30pm Location: Providence Performing Arts Center Phone: 401-421-2997 Admission: $33.00 - $60.00

MAy 2 - MAy 3 paragon Carousel Weekend - Featuring

perennials, bulbs, plants, ornamental trees, shrubs, ground covers, vines and much more! Pick up this year's catalog at the Market or visit www.plymouthcountyconservation.org to view a color catalog. Deadline to order is April 3rd. To place an order call Cara at 508-295-5495 ext 144. 9am-4pm Saturday & 9am-12pm Sunday Tihonet Village Market. 146 Tihonet Rd. Wareham, MA 508.295.5437 www.tihonetvillagemarket.com

AprIl 25 – AprIl 26 plymouth County Conservation District's Annual Tree, Shrub & plant Sale - Support the PCCD and save on your

clowns, children’s crafts, story-telling, raffles, free rides and a Sunday bicycle ride along the peninsula and many family-oriented activities. The Paragon Carousel is a one of about 150 hand-carved carousels remaining in the U.S. and is located on Nantasket Beach in the town of Hull, MA. Birthday & special events are our specialty. Open spring & fall weekends, 11am to dusk, and mid-June through Labor Day, 10am10pm. 781-925-0472 www.paragoncarousel. org

time brings new life and new energy and that will be very evident in Downtown New Bedford and throughout the city with the newly created Window Decorating contest. Mayor Scott Lang's office has initiated this contest to recognize the efforts many of our businesses put forth in designing beautiful and creative displays. For additional information or to receive and entry form, contact Downtown New Bedford, Inc. at 508-990-2777 or dnb@downtownnb. org. North End Business Association 508995-7896 or neba471@aol.com; South End Business Association 508-999-5245 or seba@ choiceonemail.com

magical and action-packed Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® imaginable! This all-new Ringling Bros.® circus is guaranteed to have kids (and their parents) jumping out of their seats and into the circus action from the very start. Death-defying stunts. High-wire high jinx. Adrenaline-pounding trapeze. And animals, animals and more animals. From the grace and majesty of our world-famous Asian elephants to the unique bond and energy one man shares with his Bengal Tigers, audiences will be captivated. FASCINATED! Times: Thursday, April 30 @ 7pm,Friday, May 1 @ 10:30am & 7pm ,Saturday, May 2 @ 11am, 3pm, & 7pm,Sunday, May 3 @ 11am, 3pm, & 7pm Location: Dunkin Donuts Center Admission: $15, $20, $35, $55, $80 http://www.dunkindonutscenter.com/events09/ ringlingBros09.html

AprIl 30 - MAy 3 ringling Bros. and Barum & Bailey presents ZIng! ZAng! ZooM! - Step into the most

the kids had a great time fishing from shore in the children’s area and adults fishedTihonet Pond from canoe, land, kayak and troll-motored bass boats. All proceeds benefit the Wankinquoah Rod & Gun Club Youth Group. Prizes are awarded in youth and adult categories, food is available and terrific prizes are up for grabs in the club's raffle. This year’s event will require valid fishing license from participants. Registration forms will be available at www.admakepeace. com 4am-3pm Tihonet Village Market. 146 Tihonet Rd.Wareham, MA 508.295.5437 www. tihonetvillagemarket.com

MAy 3 Tihonet pond Fishing Derby - Last year

green Animals plant - Green Animals Topiary Garden 380 Cory's Lane Portsmouth, RI Jump into spring at our annual plant sale. Find Mother's Day gifts, topiary, bedding plants, hanging baskets, perennials and vintage garden items. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sheep Shearing Day at Watson Farm, Jamestown - Celebrate spring at Historic
New England's Watson Farm at their annual Sheep Shearing Day.Watch the farm flock being shorn by local shearers, visit with baby lambs, view the farm's herd of Heritage Red Devon Cattle, and enjoy a scenic hike around the 265acre historic farm. Call (401) 423-0005, or visit the Historic New England website for more information. 12 :00pm–4:00pm. Watson Farm, 455 North Road.

MAy 5 Annual Spring house Tour - Hosted

by the Duxbury Newcomers' Club, this selfguided tour showcases several Duxbury homes representing different periods and styles. Proceeds are donated to charities designated by the homeowners. Tickets will be on sale starting April 6th at The Studio, Nine, Westwinds, Octavia's,The Finished Window and Mermaids. The cost is $20 in advance. 10am2pm Duxbury Rural & Historical Society. 479 Washington St., Duxbury, MA 781-9346106 www.duxburyhistory.org

Art exhibits at galleries include handblown glass, woodblock prints, award-winning photography, international handcrafts, and fine arts. Many of the galleries host opening receptions, and introduce artists and new exhibits on Gallery Night. Free admission to all galleries; free parking at Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America's Cup Avenue, or Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue. Call (401) 848-8200, email info@newportgalleries.org, or visit the Newport Art Galleries website for more information. 5:00pm–8:00pm

MAy 14 newport gallery night - Various venues.

MAy 9 plymouth philharmonic orchestra -

Providence! The timeless tale of Little Orphan Annie is back, giving a whole new generation the chance to experience this classic musical about never giving up hope. Boasting one of Broadway's most memorable scores, including "It's the Hard-Knock Life," "Easy Street," "N.Y.C." and the ever-optimistic "Tomorrow," ANNIE is a delightful theatrical experience for the entire
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MAy 1 - MAy 3 “Annie” - Leapin' lizards! ANNIE is coming to

Spring Pops! - An evening with Rockapella! This remarkable American sensation, successfully melds elements of rock, jazz, R&B and doowop with their rich, five-part a cappella vocals. Whatever they sing, you'll swear there's a band accompanying them - but it's all done with their voices! 8pm Memorial Hall, 83 Court St., Plymouth, MA, 508-746-8008 c.ford@ plymouthphil.org www.plymouthphil.org

Airport,New Bedford,MATime:10:00 am to 3:00 pm Admission is FREE! ………Bring the kids! (Aircraft, presentations, and flying are all subject to change at any time. Some rides and attractions may have additional fee associated.

MAy 16 2009 general Aviation Fun Day (rain Date May 17) - New Bedford Regional

MAy 19 The First Tycoon -

new Bedford Blooms with new Window Decorating Contest - Spring

The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt with Author and Historian T.J. Stiles In The First Tycoon, author and historian T.J. Stiles has written a powerful account of a man whose life was as epic and

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complex as American history itself. Hear Stiles recount how Vanderbilt helped to launch the transportation revolution, propel the Gold Rush, reshape Manhattan and invent the modern corporation. Founder of a dynasty, builder of the original Grand Central, creator of a vast fortune, Cornelius "Commodore" Vanderbilt is an American icon. Reception and book signing to follow the lecture. Admission $10 for Preservation Society members, general admission $15. Advance registration requested, www.NewportMansions.org http://www. newportmansions.org, or call (401) 847-1000 ext. 154. Location:The Breakers. 44 Ochre Point Avenue. Newport, RI Time: 7 p.m.

- Featuring annuals and perennials to attract bees, birds and butterflies for the flower garden, as well as a variety of herbs for the herbalist. Meet the museum horticulturist and purchase beautiful plants at great prices to enhance your landscape, all in support of Plimoth Plantation! 9:00am-3:00pm Plimoth Plantation, 137 Warren Ave., Plymouth, MA 508-746-1622 www. plimoth.org

dancing to the band, Room Full of Blues. Dress: Evening wear or semi-formal uniform. http:// www.homesforourtroops.org/gala 508-8233300 info@homesforourtroops.org Marriott Boston Copley, 110 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

MAy 23 - MAy 24 Annual Festival of the Arts - Featured

Boston Event Guide for it's 10th annual Nantucket outing before it sells out! A long, fun weekend relaxing and partying with 50-100 new and old friends! Leave Friday, May 22 and return Monday, May 25.This is a huge party weekend on Nantucket that kicks off summer every year. Not only is it Memorial Day weekend, but it is also Figawi, an annual boat race that begins in Hyannis and ends on the island. It is a blast, and it attracts a huge young professional scene. Each day is filled with group activities, or you can choose to explore on your own.There are tons of nightlife options, including parties, bar hopping, people watching and getting to know new friends. Some of the activities last year included a daylong bike ride around the island with a long stay at the beach, pool parties, and group dinners. http:// www.bostoneventguide.com/events/Figawi09. htm 781-444-7771 kaitlyn@bostoneventguide. com

MAy 22 – 25 Figawi 2009 (nantucket trip) - Join

events include Juried Art & Sculpture Exhibit, Art Sale-in-the-Barn, Juried Photography Exhibit, Artisan’s Sale, Feature Barn, Silent Auction, Food Tent, Children’s Activities, Young Artists’ Exhibit, and a full Entertainment Schedule. 10:00am5:00pm North River Arts Society, 157 Old Main St., Marshfield Hills, MA 781-837-8091info@ northriverarts.org www.northriverarts.org

MAy 31 Sovereign Sundays: "The prints in Moby-Dick: The good ones and the Bad ones" - Lecture with Stuart M. Frank,
Senior Curator of the NBWM. Following the lecture, an afternoon tea will be served in the Jacobs Family Gallery. RSVP to (508) 997-0046 ext. 100. Sponsored by Sovereign Bank. New Bedford Whaling Museum Theater 3:00 p.m Admission: Free

Queen Lake Road, Phillipston, MA. Purchase veggie and flower seedlings, crafts & more. 8:00AM - 5:00PM, 10AM - Workshop: Going Solar with Peter Slota from New England Solar Store. Peter will be on hand to discuss the how's and whys & rebates of going solar. Receive a coupon towards your project. 10:45AM - Eating Locally: A NOFA representative will be on hand to discuss the economic and health benefits of eating locally grown food. 11:30 - Living Naturally Workshop based on on the book, The Modern Pioneer, An Almanac of Natural Living. I will also be hosting a workshop on aromatherapy. Coupons to be given for the book and/or a bottle of aromatherapy oil. 1 - 2: MUSIC - Jammin with Friends - listen to bluegrass, contemporary, and more. 3-4: SLACK - a Rock Cover band, Hosted by Sugar Hollow Farm at the Sugar Hollow Farm: 425 Queen Lake Rd, Phillipston, MA. Contact Lauren Roy at (978) 652-5186 or by e-mail for more information.

AprIl 25 Sugar hollow Farm opening Day 425

MAy 16 – oCToBer 25 The SoWa Antiques Market (antiques) - The SoWa Antiques Market,
Boston's only weekly antiques market, will be a new fun place to browse and shop among the city's largest selection of antiques and quality collectibles, including vintage fashion, Art Deco, Mid-Century Modern furniture, jewelry, books, art glass and more. Antiques dealers from throughout New England will join for the first time a wide variety of vendors who gather every Sunday from May 17th through October 25th in Boston's South End for the SoWa Open Market, which has gained popularity over the past 6 years as a vibrant weekly outdoor marketplace. The SoWa Antiques Market will be held rain or shine at 540 Harrison Avenue in the historic trolley barn. Admission and parking is free. For information call (781) 862-4039 or visit http://www.sowaantiques.com. http://www. sowaantiques.com 781-862-4039 SoWa Arts District, 540 Harrison Avenue, Boston MA 02118

Theater and Opera House Theater,Touro Street, Washington Square. Week-long film festival features documentaries, shorts, feature-length films and animation, and includes competition, themed sidebars, a retrospective, and extensive children's program. Call (401) 846-9100, email Info@newportfilmfestival.com, or visit the Newport International Film Festival website for more information.

June 4 - 7 12th Annual newport International Film Festival, newport - Jane Pickins

June 26, 27, AnD 28 The 2009 newport Flower Show

June 13 homes For our Troops 3rd Annual gala (gala dinner & auction with live entertainment)

MAy 23 - MAy 25 Annual heirloom & native plant Sale

Be part of something GREAT! Saturday, June 13, 2009, Homes for Our Troops is hosting their 3rd Annual Gala to benefit their mission of building specially adapted homes for our most severely injured service members. In attendance will be 1,000 guests from members of the Boston area's premier home builders & home building contractors to representatives of their corporate sponsors, members of the military including the Veterans we have served, and invited high-ranking government guests celebrating their partnership while raising money and commemorating the gifts Homes for our Troops has given to injured soldiers.The evening will feature cocktails, dinner, a short guest recognition ceremony,live and silent auctions,and

Glorious Green: The Natural Path Rosecliff Don't miss our Butterfly House, created exclusively for the Newport Flower Show by landscape architect Charles Carberry on the front lawn of Rosecliff. Walk through a gazebo filled with butterfly-friendly plants and see thousands of indigenous butterflies, including monarches, swallowtails and painted ladies, making a unique and colorful official entrance to the Newport Flower Show. Share your creative talents in our new Photography Division. Whether you're a budding photographer or a seasoned pro, enter your favorite nature photo in one of our new photography division classes. Featuring special guests: David Howard, Long-time Head Gardener and Hitomi Gilliam InternationallyRenowned Floral Designer .Time: Friday, June 26: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Opening Night Cocktail Party: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Purchase tickets now at www.newportmansions.org/ page11511.cfm

June 27 eastern Bank Marion Village 5k

- 6/27/2009 9:00:00 AM, 3.1 Miles, Start atTaber Academy, Marion, MA Contact Info : Chris Adams, 508-7489905 cadamstaxc@comcast.net P.O. Box 609, Marion, MA, 02738 http://www.jbrace.com All proceeds will benefit Marion youth recreation programs. Register Online
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titian, tintOrettO, VerOnese eXPlOres DraMatic riValrY anD artistic DialOgue aMOng Venice’s renaissance Masters in MuseuM OF Fine arts, B O s t O n , c O l l a B O r at i O n W i t h l O u V r e Amidst high drama and intense rivalry, the great triumvirate—Titian,Tintoretto, and Veronese—dominated the landscape of Venetian painting in the 16th century for almost four decades, propelling the Venetian School to new creative heights. This dynamic relationship has been recreated in Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice, the first major exhibition dedicated to the competition among these renowned masters and the emergence of the signature styles of Titian, Tintoretto, and Veronese. Juxtapositions of related works contribute new scholarship to the

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discussion of these artists and the influence they had upon one another. The exhibition also looks at the critical transformation of the art world in early 16th-century Venice that occurred with the introduction of oil paint on canvas support and the new format of the canvas easel painting.

Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese is organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Musée du Louvre and is supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Mars and venus united by Love, mid 1570s Paolo Veronese Oil on canvas *Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, John Stewart Kennedy Fund, 1910 *Courtesy, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

M U s e U M O f a r T, r H O D e i s L a n D s c H O O L O f D e s i G n
Friday, April 17, through Sunday, July 19, 2009
Exclusive Northeastern U.S. Venue for Retrospective of Breuer’s Work

Marcel Breuer: Design anD architecture

The RISD Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10am-5pm. (The Museum stays open until 9pm on the third Thursday of the month). Admission is "pay-what-you-wish" every Sunday, 10am-1pm; free to all: 5-9pm on Gallery Night, the third Thursday of each month). General Admission Members, children under 5: free, Adults: $10, Senior citizens (age 62+): $7, Youths (ages 5-18): $3, RISD, Brown students, faculty, staff: free, College students with valid ID: $3. 224 Benefit Street, Providence, RI 02903, 401-454-6500, www.risdmuseum.org
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As a designer and architect, Marcel Breuer (1902-1981) can be regarded as one of the most influential and important designers of the 20th century. As a young student at the Bauhaus Weimar, Breuer, who was Hungarian by birth, was noticed for various furniture designs inspired by the Dutch De Stijl group. In 1925, at the age of only 23, he “invented” tubular steel furniture, a revolutionary development considered to be his core contribution to the history of design. The form now holds a place among the great classics of modernism. Marcel Breuer: Design and Architecture is the first exhibition to treat all facets of Marcel Breuer’s work with equal weight, from the highly innovative furniture he produced as both a student and teacher at the famed Bauhaus, to the elegant but modestly scaled houses he created after moving to the united States, to the large-scale governmental and institutional buildings he eventually designed for major cities around the world. Developed by the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, the exhibition traces several themes that connect the apparently diverse elements of this prolific and influential designer’s portfolio. The exhibition has been touring Europe since 2002 and makes its second North American and exclusive Northeastern stop at the The RISD Museum of Art from Friday, April 17, through Sunday, July 19, 2009.

Specimen apartment in the Swiss Werkbund’s “neubühl” housing Estate, Zürich, around 1934; chair, desk, recliner and shelves by Breuer Photo: hans Finsler (Staatliche Galerie Moritzburg halle, Landeskunstmuseum SachsenAnhalt, hans Finsler Estate)

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surFlanD: PhOtOgraPhs BY JOni sternBach The Peabody Essex Museum presents more than 40 images of stunning luminosity and elegance in SurfLand, the first solo museum exhibition of photographer Joni Sternbach opening May 16, 2009. Sternbach captures portraits of surfers in tintype, a 19th-century technique little changed since its invention. The combination of historic process and contemporary subject is a dynamic one, yielding direct, timeless, one-of-a-kind images of individuals standing on the verge of sea and land. The combination of contemporary and historic extends to the presentation of SurfLand images accompanied by a selection of PEM tintypes from the 1860s through the 1890s, including portraits of Civil War soldiers and members of the Wampanoag tribe. Surfland launches PEM’s new schedule of fine arts photography exhibitions organized by the Museum’s first-ever curator of photography, featuring contemporary works by world-class artists three-times per year. “I’m thrilled that the Peabody Essex Museum will introduce its new photography program with a debut of this powerful body of work,”said PEM Curator of Photography, Phillip Prodger.“Through Joni Sternbach’s lens, relationships between surfers, their boards and the landscape are shown with a primal grace.”

May 16, 2009 - October 4, 2009

Ed, 2008, Joni Sternbach, 8x10 in., tintype, copyright Joni Sternbach, courtesy Peabody Essex Museum.

old Friends, 2007 Joni Sternbach, 8x10 in., tintype, copyright Joni Sternbach, , courtesyPeabody Essex Museum.

Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970-3783 USA Phone: 978-745-9500, 866-745-1876 For the Hearing Impaired: 978-740-3649 Program Reservations: ext. 3011 Open Tuesday-Sunday and holiday Mondays, 10 am-5 pm. Museum Admission: Adults $15, Seniors $13, Students $11 Youth (16 and under) and Salem, Mass. residents admitted free. Members admitted free to all sites.

new BeDfOrD arT MUseUM
the cOllectiOn OF the caPe cOD MuseuM OF art Founded in 1981, the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis, MA is Cape Cod’s finest repository and exhibition facility for art created by Cape Cod artists. Its collection includes more than 1,700 works by Cape region artists who have lived and/or worked there since the 19th century and up to the moment.

Feb. 19 – May 24, 2009

The CCMA’s Executive Director, Elizabeth Ives Hunter, has selected 30 exceptional works from the permanent collection for exhibit here at NBAM that illustrate the rich heritage of artistic Cape Cod, from 19th century Impressionists, J.J. Enneking, Jerome B. Thompson, and Arthur Diehl, to 20th century master George Grosz, to living painters from Provincetown’s colony such as Ann Packard and Selina Trieff, New Bedford-born Howard Gibbs, and many others who bring to life the color, light, ambition, community, and artistry of Cape Cod.
Charles Cahoon "Eastham house" (nd) oil on canvas, 1 x 1 x 3/4" (framed) 4 7

NBAM is delighted to offer this unique exhibition to SouthCoast audiences through Sunday, May 24, 2009.

NBAM hours: Labor Day through Memorial Day – Wednesday to Sunday, Noon to 5 pm. Memorial Day through Labor Day, Daily, 10 am to 5 pm. Admission: Adults $3, Senior Citizens & Students $2, Children under 17, FREE. NBAM is handicapped accessible. Visitor discretion is advised when visiting NBAM. Children must be accompanied by their adult caregiver. 608 Pleasant Street, New Bedford, MA 02740 Phone: 508-961-3072 Fax: 508-979-1604 www.newbedfordartmuseum.org

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