Pole Hill Trail Maintenance September 7, 2013
Join the Cape Ann Trail Stewards on September ? at Pole Hill in Gloucester to clip brush along the trails of this City-owned property.
This area was once known as Beacon Pole Hill because of a tall ship’s mast used as a flagpole. It is also sometimes called Whortleberry Hill because of the abundant Huckleberries.
With low growing shrubs such as Huckleberry and Sweet Pepperbush dominant on the site, it is one of the few sites on Cape Ann that has the open vistas so common here in the 19th century.
The City purchased the land in 1998 to prevent development and preserve this historic site.
We will be on site from 10AM to 2PM. There is an access road with parking for several cars off of Riverview Road. There is also parking for two or three cars at the intersection of Periwinkle Lane and Sunset Hill Road.
Because parking is limited, we must limit the number of volunteers. Please register by emailing katewalton @ capeanntrailstewards.org if you plan to attend. Bring clippers and loppers if you have them.
(978) 968-4109 (c)
A new season is just around the corner. Saturn is setting earlier and earlier now, and Jupiter won’t be back for a couple of months, but the fall sky is hardly a wasteland: some of the best astronomy of the year is upon us! Cooler, dryer weather (we hope), fewer insects and earlier nightfall allow eager astronomers to start sessions sooner, view in better comfort, and stay out longer.
But you don’t need a telescope. At the September 13 GAAC meeting, amateur astronomer Alan Winter will take us on a tour of the wonders now appearing in our evening sky. We won’t just look at pretty pictures; we’ll also learn about how far back in time we’re viewing, how big these objects really are, and what makes them tick.
On the September agenda: sparkling open clusters and asterisms like Little Dagger in the Heart, Kemble’s Cascade, Muscleman and the Circus Bear, and the Dragonfly Cluster; a parade of odd little planetaries like the Saturn and Little Dumbbell Nebulae, as well as some giant favorites, like the Veil and North American Nebulae, now at optimum zenith visibility; and bigger-than-life views of our closest galactic neighbor, the Andromeda Galaxy, with its own little galactic orbiters.
GAAC meets at 8:00pm on Friday September 13, at the Lanesville Community Center, 8 Vulcan Street. More information is available at facebook.com/gaacpage, at http://gaac.us or on twitter, @gaactweet.
Sequencing, Editing & Direction with Nubar Alexanian
Two-Day Photography Workshop, October 26-27
10:00am to 5:00pm
Limited to 12 photographers
Tuition: $325 – Lunch included
A $100 Refundable Deposit is required
Apply by contacting email@example.com
Workshop webpage: http://nubar.com /rncc_workshop.html
More about Nubar here: http://nubar.com/gallery/bio.html
The Workshop will be held at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center
6 Wonson St. Gloucester, MA
A two-day workshop for intermediate & advanced photographers to build, edit & sequence a strong portfolio or body of work. Whether you’re working on a long-term project, building a portfolio, a book or trying to find a cohesive thread in your work as a whole, each participant’s work will be reviewed with emphasis on how to strengthen their ability to communicate ideas visually.
In this workshop, you’ll gain important perspective on the editing process as you work to refine your own portfolio, and how to look at your work and see what it’s asking for. We’ll also explore how sequencing and context can alter the power and meaning of images. Our goal is for you to leave this workshop with greater insight and confidence in the direction of your own work.
“In a world where everyone can be a photographer, it is more and more challenging to know what makes a great photograph. Nubar is exceptional in his remarkable insight to see exactly where you are at in your photographic journey and guide you toward what it is you want to communicate through your work. I am deeply grateful for all that I learned from working with Nubar.” –Millicent Harvey, Palm Springs, CA
“I had the privilege of being part of a small group of select professional photographers who worked with Nubar on our personal projects for almost 10 years. He understood exactly what was needed to bring our work to the next level. I owe much of my current success as a photographer to the critique group led by Nubar.” –Tsar Fedorsky, Gloucester, MA
AGGREGATE: formed by the collection of units or particles into a body
a : clustered in a dense mass
b : composed of mineral crystals of one or more kinds or of mineral rock fragments
Cape Ann is an island of rock, and we who live upon it are surrounded by the beauty, power and permanence of rocks – from the granite boulders of Dogtown, to the flat ledges along the Lanesville shore after which Flatrocks Gallery is named.
In celebration of our first anniversary, Flatrocks Gallery presents AGGREGATE, eight distinguished artists use eight different medium to explore eight different ways of envisioning the rocks among which we live. Truly, an “aggregate” of talents and sensibilities.
Bob Anderson’s oil paintings, are elegant deconstructions of powerful rock forms. Jane Crotty’s watercolor’s catch the defining relationship between the sun’s light and the rock’s surface. With oil impasto Beverly Rippel, captures the energy of the ocean against the rock coastline. Vivian Berman’s prints create compelling hard edged quarries, while Pat Lowery Collins’pastels explore how the sea softens the forms on the beach. Pia Juhl Nadel’s acrylics are bright, playful boulders. The collages by Anne Marie Crotty, are textured and colorful descriptions of our coast.
Brooks Gibson, photographs from below the surface of the water and offer a unique perspective on the tension between two worlds.
AGGREGATE will be on display at Flatrocks Gallery from September 5th to October 6th, with an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. on Saturday, September 7th.
Flatrocks Gallery is located at 77 Langsford St./Route 127, Gloucester, MA 01930
Hours are Thur-Sun, 12-5 p.m. Call 978 879 4683 or visit http://flatrocksgallery.com/ for more information.