The workshop always served as both gallery space, where artists could exhibit in Christmas shows, shows of women artists and shows featuring works for $50 or less, and as a studio where they could teach classes.
Sculpture, ceramics, macrame, basket-weaving and other arts and crafts have all been taught there over the years, at times to as many as 100 students per week.
“The environment was an exhibit of artwork, so the students were influenced by what they saw and how they did it,” Guadagno said. “It was a unique concept. It’s not just a gallery; it was a school, so the two were combined at all levels.”
If you go
What: Celebrating the Art of Sculpture
When: June 23 to Sept. 13
Where: Indoor/outdoors at Barn Workshop Gallery, 245 Maple St., Danvers, and Peabody Institute Library, 15 Sylvan St., Danvers.
Information: Visit www.barnworkshop.com, or call 978-774-3042, or visit www.danverslibrary.org or call 978-774-0554.