Newburyport, MA – Newburyport Art (NAA) presents Random Passages, a collection of work by NAA Master Artist Stoney Stone, which is part of its “Art Around Town” program. Thirteen new works line Metzy’s dining room walls, enhancing the already vibrant and inviting atmosphere. These professionally framed photographs will be on view and available for purchase through May 31st, 2023 at Metzy’s Cantina, located at 5 Boston Way in Newburyport Massachusetts. On April 30th from 1:00–3:00pm, Metzy’s will be hosting a meet-the-artist event with Stoney Stone and will have live music entertainment as well. An online gallery for Random Passages is also available at newburyportart.org.
“Art Around Town” is a partnership program between Newburyport Art and local businesses to exhibit member artists’ work. The program aims to expand the influence of the arts in the community by introducing work by NAA artists to locals and visitors through new venues.
Stoney has been a professional photographer for over 50 years and recently retired from his almost 12-year tenure as a staff photographer at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts. His personal photography has always been a significant part of his life, enriched by the many skills and techniques he acquired during his professional career. Stoney is a Master Artist at Newburyport Art, a juried member of Rockport Art Association, and a juried member of Marblehead Art Association. He shares his knowledge by leading photo workshops at Newburyport Art and the Ipswich Museum’s Dow Arts Program. Currently, he is working on ongoing photography projects for the Trustees of Reservations at the Crane Estate and Reservation, the Ipswich Museum, and The Orchestra on the Hill. Additionally, Stoney is a founding member of the new Ipswich Art Association and believes that participating in and appreciating all forms of art is crucial to living a successful and fulfilling life.
In the NAA galleries at 65 Water Street, the Master Artists Exhibition is currently on view and running concurrently with Stoney’s show. The galleries are free and open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00am–5:00pm and Sunday from 1:00pm–5:00pm. Newburyport Art is closed on Mondays. The ground-floor Hills Gallery has an accessible entrance. More information is available at newburyportart.org.