The goal of East Point Arts is two-fold.
First, we want to memorialize in art that which is being threatened by Northeastern University. The natural beauty of this rocky New England coast is sublime and has served as the inspiration for countless painters, musicians and poets for centuries.
Our second goal is to raise funds to support our mission to halt Northeastern University's bulldozers and cement trucks - in order to preserve this open space and wildlife habitat for future generations to enjoy.
EN PLEIN AIR PAINTING EVENT
During the summer of 2018, we invited artists to create en plein air. We sought interpretations and representations of East Point - its flowers and birdlife, its relationship to lives lived in concert with the sea. 40+ artists from near and far participated in capturing this majestic seascape. Moved by what they experienced, they decided to join the fight against Northeastern and generously donated their artwork to be auctioned off to help raise funds.
Artist Gail Driscoll (seen pictured): "Once a natural resource is gone, it cannot be replaced. Great care should be given to keep it. I have visited Nahant since the early 1980s and love its friendliness and breathtaking surroundings. It's like going on retreat while staying at home.”
Nahant artist Mary Jo Mitchell creates original art based on local and seasonal New England themes. She says, “East Point, Nahant, is a very special place to me. The view from Lodge Park toward Forty Steps Beach is particularly stunning. After learning that Northeastern University plans to build near this spot, I had to paint it—just in case it's changed forever.”
“LODGE PARK” The original oil painting has been sold, but limited edition giclée prints are still available for purchase. 25% of the proceeds from the original and all prints will be donated to Keep Nahant Wild.