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Pop-Up Art Show at North Andover Mill

Creative Meet & Mingle With a Touch of History

North Andover business owners Darlene Allen and  Danielle (Dee) Dellovo ran a fun Pop-Up Art Show Sunday night in historic East Mill — one of the stately old brick structures lining High Street, connecting the town's industrial past to its present.

Soaring ceilings, magnificent windows, and mile-high brick walls created an inspiring backdrop for some amazing art and networking. You could hear history's echo in the cavernous surroundings — for 150 years until 1982, employees of Davis & Furber Machine Shops churned out looms and spinning equipment in the space. This was not bland hotel conference-room networking.

Designing Women & Creative Networkers

Both Darlene and Dee (below) run businesses out of the historic mill. The show was at 10 High Street in Dee's Painting with a Twist Studio on the East Mill's first floor. For more on Dee's story, click here.

Darlene (below) of D Allen Design just before the show opened. Home flippers and renovators stay tuned for a future post, where Darlene explains the difference between an Interior Decorator and an Interior Designer.

Graphic Designer Angela Nannini

Angela Nannini of Nannini Design in front of one of her print designs. Back from the west coast for 4 years, Angela provides a full range of identity and promotional graphics for businesses on both coasts.

Disney-Bound DJ O'Connor

Comic book artist DJ O'Connor had amazing drawings of Donald Duck and other Disney characters on display. Find DJ on Facebook at @DeejOConnorArt.

North Andover Artist Elizabeth Pogor

Elizabeth Pogor of Pogor Fine Art with her abstract oil painting, Away My Sins. Don't miss Elizabeth's First Solo Show on September 9th, 6-8pm at Colo Colo Gallery.

Multi-Disciplinary Visual Artist Rina Naik

Rina Naik of Rina Studio, who also creates sculptures and collages, had several of her paintings on display.

Easy Networking

Networking was easy and interesting at the Pop-Up Art Show. I met Komal Soni, an Interior Designer with Shepley Bulfinch in Boston, who is currently working on redesigning a space at Boston's Children Hospital. Also, I caught up with Aideen Snell (founder of the Facbook Group Andover Women in Business) and her husband Matthew, who will soon open his therapy practice in Andover.

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