Wednesday, August 01, 2012

New England




 I took a trip from upstate New York to Boston with some stops along the way: the Fenimore Museum in Cooperstown, NY, the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge MA (top), the Eric Carle Museum, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and the Salem Witch Museum. Loved the Fenimore. They had a great collection of American impressionism and early American Folk Art. The Norman Rockwell museum was as I expected... great. Very inspirational to see his Post covers and original paintings. Eric Carle had original art from his books and art from "A Snowy Day" by Erza Keats. I just missed a Mo Williams visit (rats). The Salem Witch museum was a bit hokey, but still interesting. I spoke to a kid who worked at the museum and asked him what it was like in Salem during Halloween. Apparently they get "a million people" in town on Halloween night. He avoids town that night. Saw an amazing Michael Jackson impersonator at Canobie Park in Salem New Hampshire. His 15 minute show blew away the Immortal World Tour by Cirque Du Soleil, which cost 80 bucks in Cleveland OH.

Here are a few quick sketches of some of the sights and people I encountered along the way.

2 comments:

John T. Quinn 3rd said...

these are great. such charm in the city scape. the balloon guy on bottom of page is terrific. the position of his head tells the whole story. sigh.

looks like a fun trip you lucky dog.

hey, i've been working with Ken Duncan on some stuff. While working on Jane, with whom did you work?

Jeff Harter said...

Thanks John. It was a great trip. Loved the town of Stockbridge and everything Rockwell. It was a similar experience to seeing the Shulz museum for me.

I cleaned up Ken's drawings on his wife's team, Juliette Duncan.