GLOUCESTER – On Wednesday, July 10, 2019 the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the Manship Artists Residency + Studios (MARS). MARS is located at the former estate of sculptor Paul Manship.
MARS is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that purchased the Manship property of sculptor Paul Manship, best known for the Prometheus Fountain at NYC’s Rockefeller Center, to protect and preserve the estate while establishing an international, interdisciplinary residency for artists and creative thinkers.
Rebecca Reynolds, founder and MARS board president stated, “The Manship Artists Residence + Studios property was once at the center of an important art colony that hosted some of America’s greatest sculptors and other artists. This property is a rare survival from a former time that represents generations of artists who have sought inspiration and fellowship on Cape Ann.”
MARS co-founder Jo-Ann Castano also shared that, “MARS is grateful to be able to protect this historic property and to conserve this precious environmental site while offering it as a cultural hub to our community. MARS thanks the generous donors and the many friends who have made this day possible.”
To learn more about MARS, visit https://www.manshipartists.org/.