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The color is beautiful, a soft greenish-blue gray. I hope mine doesn’t get swiped by a family member 🙂
Opening tomorrow at the Cape Ann Museum, “Voicing the Woods” is a very special exhibition of some of the exquisite instruments created by Jeremy Adams. The exhibit is accompanied by Paul Cary Goldberg photographs of the instruments and of the artist at work .
A world renowned instrument maker, Jeremy Adams is a Gloucester artist whose extraordinarily beautiful instruments will be treasured for generations to come. To see these works of art displayed in the light filled gallery of the museum’s top floor is a magnificent gift to the community, and one not to missed. Additionally, a selection of Jeremy’s witty and whimsical furniture is displayed in the Museum’s 1804 Captain Elias Davis House.
Jeremy Adams Bent-side Form, used to bend wood that has been steamed to create the curved side of the harpsichord. The process of steaming wood for the planks is similar to the technique used in boat building.
“Voicing the Woods” opens tomorrow, Saturday, October 22nd, at the Cape Ann Museum. Throughout the months of November, December, and January instrument demonstrations and concerts will be held at the Museum and at the Annisquam Village Church. See the schedule of events here.
About Jeremy Adams, Instrument Maker, from the Cape Ann Museum exhibit catalogue:
A keyboard player from early childhood, Jeremy Adams took his formal training with Roland Sturgis, Gregory Tucker and Melville Smith at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge. In the 1960s, an auspicious time for early music enthusiasts, Adams entered into a six-year apprenticeship at William Dowd’s Cambridge harpsichord shop, where he gained recognition for his skills as a musician and quickly developed his hand as a fine woodworker. (Dowd had established his workshop in the 1950s with harpsichord maker Frank Hubbard, engaging with the international movement to revive historic practices of performance and instrument building.) In the two years following his harpsichord apprenticeship, Adams honed his skills in reed voicing and tonal finishing in an organ building apprenticeship at the Gloucester workshop of Charles Fisk, working on signature instruments at Old West Methodist in Boston and Harvard University, among others. In 1969 Adams opened his own workshop on the North Shore.
Read more here.Annisquam Village Church Jeremy Adams Pipe Organ
If you are out and about on Saturday make sure you stop down to Rocky Neck at the Gloucester Marine Railways to check out the Phyllis A. Art Show. Lots of great local Artists’ work there for viewing and sale! Here is a sneak peek of some of my prints that will be available printed by the amazing James and Anna at Cape Ann Giclee!
From the owners of the Blue Marlin Grill in Essex now comes The Boat House Grille. Located at the old Lewis’ Restaurant….and later Castle Creek. I haven’t had a chance to get there yet, but I’ve heard great things about the menu, the food, the staff, and the ambience. Looking forward to seeing what Corey Matthews and his group has created in the very near future!
Cape Ann TV’s Lunch & Learn Series continues on Wednesday, November 2nd at 12 pm with“DSLR vs. Camcorder – what’s the right choice for your shoot?” presented by professional video producer, Ted Reed.
Digital SLRs have become the hot video tool, but what’s the best way to use them? When is a traditional camcorder the preferred choice? Award-winning TV producer Ted Reed will show how to get the most out of both, their strengths and weaknesses, and even how to use both together effectively.
Please join us on Wednesday, November 2nd at 12 PM at Cape Ann TV for this event. Lunch is provided and this event is free.
Space is limited for this event; please RSVP to email@example.com to reserve your spot.