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Archive for December, 2013

Studio Boats, Another Way to “Paint and Sip”

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In a time of impressionist art there was a fascination with water and how it is expressed in paintings. To bring themselves closer to the water and landscapes they were painting, artists such as Claude Monet, Gustave Caillebotte, and Charles Francois Daubigny utilized small boats when painting waterways. There is no better way to paint [...]

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This is What Fun Looks Like [Video]

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You’re going to want to turn up the volume for this one… Wicked Art Bar – This is What Fun Looks Like from Renée Gannon on Vimeo. The North Shore's NEW Paint and Sip Venue, Wicked Art Bar is an artistic experience like no other. We specialize in instructor-led art classes, private events, bachelorette parties, [...]

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The History Behind Dia de los Muertos

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- written by Victoria Gaddy Day of the Dead is a festival traditionally celebrated on November 2 in Mesoamerican culture, but The Wicked Art Bar is starting early on October 26. The Day of the Dead was formed following the belief that life and death were one, that death is simply a continuation in the [...]

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Capped: A Brief History of Beer Bottles

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Antique Bottles, 
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Since the time of ancient civilizations, there has been the casual use of wine and beer. While starting in pitchers and pottery of sorts, beer has progressed to be the handheld drink of choice. Without the need of a glass, beer bottles have become common and undeniable. Even with the dramatic or slapstick use of [...]

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My Night With Wicked Art Bar

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No amount of snow could keep me away from my first time at Wicked Art Bar. After spending weeks writing about the cool things relating to and surrounding Wicked Art Bar, it is time for me to tell you about my experience doing my first “paint and sip.” I may not have actually ‘sipped’ this [...]

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2nd Annual Open Studios at Porter Mill

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Wicked Art Bar was able to participate in the 2nd annual Open Studios at Porter Mill on Saturday, June 15th from 12pm to 8pm.  From 12pm to 4pm, we showcased live painting demonstrations in our space, exhibited by our three art instructors: Robbin McMath, John Houseman and Elissa Stopyra.  These three talented locals showcased their artistic skills [...]

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Meet the Owners – Ali & Renee

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Wicked Art Bar, LLC is a brand new “paint and sip” art studio & event space opening in downtown Beverly on July 7th. Complete with its own on-site beer and wine bar (license pending approval), Wicked Art Bar will offer guided painting classes taught by local artists in an industrial studio space and caters to all skill levels. Wicked Art bar will also offer private parties and special events. No artistic experience is necessary to enjoy a class, which lasts anywhere from 2 to 3 hours in length. Wicked Art Bar is co-founded by Beverly native Renée Gannon and Danvers native Alexandra Terista.

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Celebrating Good News!

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Last night, Wicked Art Bar went before the City of Bevery Licensing Board for review of their application for a Seasonal Beer and Wine License.  Right now, the City of Beverly doesn’t have any regular liquor licenses available so the seasonal license was our best bet for being able to serve beer and wine at [...]

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Let’s Put a Cork In It: Bottled Wine Through Time

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Bottles from Harwick Winery (MA), courtesy of Eddie (flickr.com)

Glass bottles have become iconic when thinking about wine. Making even the youngest wine drinker reminisce about where the bottle came from. It brings us to the ideas of vast vineyards with seemingly infinite bushels of grapes. Or even French or Italian people romping through drums of grapes, creating a truly “handmade” wine, no one [...]

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New England Wineries and Vineyards

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New England has always had unique aspects and it’s time to look at one of them, its vineyards and wineries. Before discovering their names and where they are, it is important to know what both wineries and vineyards offer in terms of wine. A vineyard in itself is simply an area in which grapes are [...]

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