Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Small Works Exhibition + Open Studios

Exhibition dates: November 6 - December 21, 2014
Opening reception: Nov. 6th, 5 - 8 PM
Open Studios Event: December 13th, 11 AM - 6 PM

It's that time of year again! Porter Mill is celebrating its 4th anniversary with the annual Holiday Open Studios Day and Small Works Exhibition.

For the months of November and December, the Gallery at Porter Mill will host the Annual Small Works Exhibition, featuring work, from a broad range of artists, with one common theme: all of the artwork is 12 x 12” or smaller. The exhibition showcases talent and creativity from all over the country. The Gallery is free and open to the public between 5 - 7 PM on Thursdays and Fridays, and 12 - 4 PM on weekends. The opening reception for this exhibition will be held on Thursday, November 6th, from 5 - 8 PM. All are welcome to attend.

The Small Works Exhibition leads up to Porter Mill's annual Holiday Open Studios event on Saturday, December 13th, from 11 AM - 6 PM. Porter Mill will open its doors for a day-long celebration of the 50 artists who work in the building. The public is invited to view the studios, meet the artists, and purchase unique, locally-made gifts for the holidays! Porter Mill is home to painters, photographers, jewelers, ceramists, and more, so there is sure to be something for everyone. The day ends with a celebration in the Gallery from 4 - 6 PM, featuring music, food, and raffles.

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Monday, October 20, 2014


Confluence IV

October 2nd - November 1st, 2014

Glacial #1, Mixed Media on Masonite, 24"x18", 2014
The Gallery at Porter Mill is pleased to announce it's latest Exhibition, “Confluence IV,” featuring artwork by resident artist Jessica Hartley. Her work will be on display through November 1st, with an opening reception on October 2nd from 5 - 8 PM. The reception will open to the public and will feature a live DJ, as well as a performance by Sea Change Theatre Co. Guests are also invited to tour the art studios at Porter Mill during this event. Porter Mill is located at 95 Rantoul St, Beverly MA.

** ONE NIGHT ONLY: Jess Hartley will be leading an abstract painting workshop in the Gallery on Saturday, October 25. Follow the link for more info and to sign up:

Jess Hartley is a young abstract artist from Boston, MA who has received many distinctions for her artwork. Her paintings are treasured in numerous private collections, including Tsvetaeva Museum's permanent collection. She has recently returned to her hometown to focus on studio art after living in the Middle East, NYC and traveling overseas. Her travels and experiences have translated in to new and exciting paintings that she is thrilled to share.

Ms. Hartley's otherworldly paintings become gateways to enlightenment and celebrations of the inward journey of thoughtful introspection. Her thought-provoking canvases strike emotions buried deep within the psyche, stirring the soul and uplifting the spirit. Her energetic panels break free of the boundaries of their two-dimensional planes and confront the viewer with bold colors, expressive paint application, and incredibly dynamic shapes. Ms. Hartley’s kaleidoscopic paintings boast of the artist’s mastery over medium and color palette as her broad poured color fields combine with strategic brush strokes to communicate sentiments and ideas.

For More information about the Gallery at Porter Mill, please visit Fore more info about Jess Hartley and her artwork, visit

Gallery hours:
Thursday and Friday 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Saturday and Sunday 12:00pm – 4:00pm
And by appointment.

Contact Val Toukatly ( for more information.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Help Porter Mill earn a Mission: Main Streets Grant!

Your vote can make the difference! Porter Mill has applied for a grant to help improve our facilities and expand our public events, but WE NEED YOUR HELP! We need 250 votes for our cause by October 17th.

It's free and only takes a second! We thank you for supporting Porter Mill and the Beverly Arts District!