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November 7, 2013

2 arts, crafts shows just in time for the holidays

Art lovers — and shoppers — have two big shows opening this weekend, just in time for the holiday season.

The Crane Estate holds its 10th annual show and sale in Ipswich, and the Danvers Art Association hosts the grand opening of its annual Arts-A-Glow crafts sale. Both have become holiday traditions on the North Shore.

For the Crane Estate show, Julia Purinton is going to try something a little different.

Though her paintings will still focus on the natural beauty of the North Shore, and the Crane Estate in particular, Purinton will look at these landscapes through some new angles.

“I would say the larger of the two pieces I have has a longer view looking out over the marsh than I typically do,” she said. “It’s a broader view, from a higher vantage point.

“The other piece is more of a forced perspective. It’s close to a low level, down below, looking at a boardwalk that recedes dramatically and forcefully into the background.”

Purinton has exhibited work in the nine previous Crane Estate shows and won Best in Show twice, an award that is voted by visitors.

Her unique takes on some familiar, but always breathtaking, views at the Crane Estate are in line with the theme of this year’s show, “Shifting Perspectives.”

“You’ll be seeing some landscapes from a different viewpoint,” said Trina Schell, a public programs and volunteer manager for the Trustees of Reservations. “We don’t require artists to focus on Trustees properties, but we do have a good number that focus on Crane Beach and Castle Hill and Appleton Farms.”

More than 70 artists will exhibit photography, sculpture, furniture and paintings.

“We’ve never had as much three-dimensional art work as we do this year, some really exciting stuff,” Schell said. “We have some very large floor pieces. We have works in the Great House, and we have outdoor sculpture on the grand allee. We also have some chairs that are absolute works of art, created from antique woods or a root structure.”

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