Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library Executive Director Deborah Kelsey Announces Upcoming Retirement

Library Board and City of Gloucester to launch a national search for a replacement

Deborah Kelsey SFL Library Director.jpgAt the January 8th meeting of the Library Board of Trustees Executive Committee, Deborah Kelsey, Library Director of the Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free LibrarY, announced her upcoming retirement. Ms. Kelsey expects to retire in late June to spend more time with family and explore personal pursuits.
On making her announcement, Ms. Kelsey said, “It has been a privilege and honor to serve the city of Gloucester. I have completed most of what I set out to do when I became the Sawyer Free Library Director almost six years ago. Together with the dedicated library staff and volunteers, we have worked effectively to reposition the library to be a place of learning, innovation, and creativity, to nurture and strengthen the community. I am grateful to each of them for their valuable and essential contribution to our shared mission.” Then added, “Now it is time for a new leader to bring their energy, passion, and commitment to realize the vision for the library: to foster the values of place, belonging, and connection in the Gloucester community.”
“We are grateful to Deborah for her service to the library and the community. She has been a real catalyst for change,” said John T. Brennan, President of the Library Board of Trustees. “Deborah  is very much a forward-thinking leader and has helped to bring the library to a new place in its history. It was her vision, dedication, knowledge, and hard work that led us to pursue and secure the $9 million MBLC grant, which has put us on the path towards an improved and renovated Sawyer Free Library.  We will be forever in her debt for her outstanding efforts to give Gloucester the 21st Century library our community deserves, and we wish her only the best.”  
Ms. Kelsey said “I also genuinely appreciate the Mayor, City Council, Library Board, Friends of the Library, and community members for their endless support throughout my tenure. I intend to do all that I can to make the transition as smooth as possible. I am confident and proud to leave the library in the hands of talented and dedicated library staff and look forward to seeing the Sawyer Free Library continue to flourish.” 
The Sawyer Free Library Board, in conjunction with the city of Gloucester, will begin planning the executive search for a new Library Director to begin mid-summer.
Ms. Kelsey’s extensive library career spans more than 25 years. She is currently on the Executive Board of the North of Boston Library Exchange network, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners Ecosystem Committee as well as the past president of the New England Library Association.
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About the SFL:   Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library Inc. serves the informational and cultural needs of Gloucester’s residents of all ages as it has for over 175 years. Today, the Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Library continues as a public charitable corporation as designated under a charter granted by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts June 10, 1872. Its purpose remains to provide equal access to quality resources that serve the lifelong cultural, educational, and informational needs and interests of all people. Its guiding mission is to be a place of learning, innovation, and creativity to nurture and strengthen the community. Each year, SFL hosts hundreds of programs and serves thousands of people. All of its programs and exhibitions are free and open to the public. To learn more, visit sawyerfreelibrary.org

Rockport Music presents Soul of the Americas and Palaver Strings this January

This January brings two great concerts to Rockport Music’s Shalin Liu Performance Center. On Sunday, January 19 at 3 pm, pianist Michael Brown and cellist Nicholas Canellakis bring Soul of the Americas, a program featuring seven iconic composers from both North and South America. They are joined by pianist Orion Weiss and percussionist Ian David Rosenbaum for the concert. On January 23 at 7 pm Palaver Strings, Rockport Music’s Education Ensemble-in-Residence for the 2019-20 season, will bring the first of two community concerts this season.  On the January 23 program, Palaver’s program follows the gradual return of light marked by the winter solstice through different musical selections.


Soul of the Americas ~ JAN 19

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On Sunday, January 19, at 3 pm, The Soul of the Americas celebrates the rich tapestry of musical influences across North and South America, featuring the works of seven iconic composers. Aaron Copland’s El Salón México and George Gershwin’s Cuban Overture were directly inspired by their travels to those respective countries. Leonard Bernstein was an ardent champion of Latin American music, including the music of Brazilian Heitor Villa-Lobos and Argentinian Alberto Ginastera. Osvaldo Golijov settled in the United States but his music draws on his Argentinian roots. Samuel Barber was enamored with diverse musical styles, as seen through his nostalgic Souvenirs. Curated by Michael Brown and Nicholas Canellakis and joined by Orion Weiss and Ian David Rosenbaum, this program features unique combinations of piano, cello and percussion, and will take the listener on a sizzling journey through both hemispheres.

PROGRAM

COPLAND: El Salón México for Solo Piano (arr. Leonard Bernstein)
BERNSTEIN: Three Meditations from Mass (version for cello, piano, and percussion)
BARBER: Souvenirs for Piano, Four Hands, Op. 28
GOLIJOV: Mariel for Cello and Marimba
VILLA-LOBOS: Divagação for Cello, Piano, and Drum
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– A Maré Encheu from Guia Pratico for Solo Piano
– O Polichinelo from Prole do Bebê for Solo Piano
GINASTERA: Pampeana No. 2, Rhapsody for Cello and Piano, Op. 21
GERSHWIN: Cuban Overture for Piano, Four Hands and Percussion (Four Hands version)

Pre-concert talk with Michael Brown & Nicholas Canellakis, 2 PM


Palaver Strings ~ JAN 23

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On Thursday, January 23 at 7 pm, Rockport Music’s Education Ensemble-in-Residence Palaver Strings brings a program entitled “On the Nature of Daylight.”  This concert explores the gradual return of light marked by the winter solstice. Through thin sunbeams, quiet snowfall and frosted windows, there is warmth and comfort in the measured lengthening of daylight. Our program opens with Winter, from Vivaldi’s beloved Four Seasons, followed by Max Richter’s On the Nature of Delight–a meditation that juxtaposes desolation with pure beauty and gentleness. The program culminates with Mendelssohn’s radiant Octet. With soaring melodies and warm, youthful brilliance, the octet encapsulates the promise of spring.  PALAVER STRINGS is a Maine-based musician-led string ensemble and nonprofit organization founded in 2014. Now in its sixth season, Palaver has established itself as a forward-thinking ensemble whose mission is rooted in community and creative programming. This season, Palaver is a resident education ensemble at Rockport Music and the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, MA.

PROGRAM

Vivaldi: Winter from Four Seasons (Nicholas Kitchen/first violin of Borromeo Quartet)
Max Richter: On the Nature of Daylight
Mendelssohn: Octet in E-flat Major
Widor: Toccata for Organ (arr. by Palaver member Jesse MacDonald)

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2020 Windhover Summer news

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As the winter solstice approaches, some of us dream of summer and all of the many special activities that can be enjoyed outdoors immersed in the natural world.

Windhover Performing Arts Center in Rockport, Massachusetts will have a full program of arts activities for the public to enjoy in 2020. The month of July alone will have a concentration of dance events, leading the way with the PAUL TAYLOR 2 Dance Company returning to Windhover for their summer artistic residency starting Wednesday, July 8–Sunday, July 12th, 2020.  Modern dance classes for all ages and levels will be offered that week. Open rehearsals on our outdoor stage will captivate the public by showing how movements are put together and phrases are constructed and perfected by the Taylor 2 Company Director Cathy McCann and the company’s six dancers. Concluding the week will be two full evening performances of Paul Taylor’s works that have not been previously seen at Windhover, taking place on Friday, July 10th and Saturday, July 11, 2020.

The Teen Dance Intensive takes place at Windhover during the week of July 12–July 18th concluding with a performance by the students on our outdoor stage (weather permitting) on Saturday, July 18th at 5:00pm.

Toward the end of July, the QUARRY DANCE lX will take place at an undisclosed location (to be announced in 2020). The Quarry Dances have attracted quite a crowd over the nine years of its existence, performed by the renowned Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre.  Please save these dates of the 2020 quarry dance performances:

Friday, July 24th at 5:30pm; Saturday, July 25th at 11:00am and also 5:30pm; and Sunday, July 26th at 1:00pm. These special dance performances mark the unique topography of Cape Ann, drawing attention to these sacred spaces.

This year for the first time, Windhover has invited guest dance companies for residencies, culminating in performances throughout the summer. Details will be revealed in the next newsletter.

In order to sustain and support these programs, Windhover does rely on your support. We are a 501©3 non-profit organization; therefore all contributions are fully tax deductible. Our website:www.windhover.org has a DONATE button linking to paypal or a credit card, so please contribute whatever you can so help us meet our goals to support these exciting endeavors.

You can also donate through Amazon Smile, by selecting Windhover Foundation as the beneficiary for Amazon’s program. It does not cost any extra to do this. The link is: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/04-2708940​ and then specify Windhover Fdn.

Lastly, Windhover is compiling a list of building supplies it needs, so donations in-kind for building materials are appreciated.

Many thanks for helping sustain the vision of bringing the arts to the Cape Ann Community through education, classes and performances for everyone to enjoy.

Happy Holidays, and thank you for your support.

Lisa Hahn, Executive Director of Windhover

Windhover Performing Arts Center
P.O. Box 2249
(257 rear Granite Street)
Rockport, MA. 01966
Phone: 978-546-3611
Email: windhover@verizon.net
Website: www.windhover.org

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This Week in the Arts 12/13-16/2019

Coco Berkman Linocut Demonstration at the Square Circle Gallery, December 14 

In conjunction with the Rockport Makers Festival, printmaker, Coco Berkman will demonstrate the art of Linocut using Old School techniques at the Square Circle Gallery on Saturday, December 14 from 1 to 3pm. The Square Circle Gallery is located at 11 Dock Square at the intersection of Bearskin Neck and Broadway in Rockport, MA.

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Using sharp Japanese tools to carve fine lines into soft surfaces, or draw scratchy lines into sheets of copper, zinc and Plexiglas, Berkman will demonstrate how she makes her beautiful linocut prints. After cutting the plate, she rolls thick sticky messy ink onto these etched surfaces with a tool called a brayer and prints those inked images onto clean crisp beautiful sheets of handmade papers with the help of a hand cranked Etching Press. Berkman loves her work and says “This is my passion. I am very very grateful that I am able to indulge in this most serious and important work of PLAY.”

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Tom and T.M. Nicholas exhibit at Cape Ann Museum

Tom and T.M. Nicholas: A Father and Son’s Journey in Paint

On view: Jan. 11, 2020 – April 12, 2020

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Exploring 40 years of the artistic collaboration between Rockport father and son, Tom and T.M. Nicholas, will be the focus of the Cape Ann Museum’s upcoming exhibition, “Tom and T. M. Nicholas: A Father and Son’s Journey in Paint.” The Nicholas works, created in the well-known style of the Cape Ann School of Painting and curated from numerous private collections, will be on view beginning Jan. 11, 2020 through April 12, 2020.

Born and raised in Connecticut, Tom Nicholas studied with Ernst Lohrmann, H. Fisk, and the School of Visual Arts in New York. He has lived and worked in Rockport since the early 1960s, running a gallery on Main Street with his wife, Gloria. His work in oil, watercolor, and gouache has received numerous awards and recognitions from the Allied Artists of America, the Salmagundi Club, the American Watercolor Society, and the National Academy of Design. He was elected an Academician of the National Academy of Design and a Dolphin Fellow of the American Watercolor Society.

T.M. Nicholas, a student of the Montserrat College of Art, studied with his father as well as with the respected Rockport painter John Terelak. Working out of a studio in Essex, Mass., T.M., like his father, exhibits widely, has paintings in museum collections, and has won many awards.

As part of the exhibition’s related programming, T.M. Nicholas and art historian Judith Curtis will give separate gallery talks. Curtis is a freelance writer specializing in art-related themes and is a past curator of the Rockport Art Association and Museum’s Permanent Collection. She lives on Cape Ann and is a regular contributor to the American Art Review. She has also written several books including Anthony Thieme, The Life and Art of Paul Strisik, N.A., W. Lester Stevens, N.A., (1888-1969), Harry A. Vincent and His Contemporaries, Rocky Neck Art Colony (1850—1950), A. T. Hibbard, American Master, and two Charles Movalli exhibition catalogues. More recently, she curated – and wrote the catalogue for –Polly Thayer Starr and the Alchemy of Painting. She was also co-curator of the Strokes of Genius: Women Artists of New England, for which she also wrote the catalogue.

Cape Ann has long been recognized as one of this country’s oldest and most important art colonies and the Cape Ann Museum’s collections contain examples of works by many of the artists who came to this region, including Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Marsden Hartley, Cecilia Beaux, Nell Blaine, Stuart Davis, Milton Avery, John Sloan and Anna Hyatt Huntington. At the heart of the Museum’s holdings is the single largest collection of works by early 19th century artist Fitz Henry Lane (1804-1865). A native of Gloucester, Lane was a lithographer and a painter and his works displayed at the Cape Ann Museum capture the town’s busy seaport in its heyday.

The Cape Ann Museum is dedicated to illuminating the diversity of life on Cape Ann by collecting, preserving and presenting the interconnected stories of art and industry during the past 400 years.  Building on the popular and critical success of the 2019 Homer at the Beach exhibition, 2020 marks an exciting year for the Museum with the opening a new campus in June 2020 at the gateway to Gloucester.  This new campus, along with other Museum initiatives is aimed at building greater audiences and awareness of the institution regionally, nationally and internationally in anticipation of the Museum’s 150th anniversary in 2023.

As part of the Nicholas exhibition, related programming events include:

Opening Reception
Saturday, January 11, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Lecture by T. M. Nicholas & Stapleton Kearns about The Cape Ann School of Painting
Saturday, February 15, 3:00 p.m.

Gallery Talk by Judith Curtis    
Saturday, March 14, 9:30 a.m.

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Gallery Talk by T. M. Nicholas
Saturday, April 4, 9:30 a.m.

This Week in the Arts 12/6-9/2019

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Rockport Art Association & Museum’s Experimental Group Opens Thirteenth Show

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The Rockport Art Association & Museums Experimental Group opens its thirteenth group exhibition, “Unexpected No. Thirteen – The Experimental Group Small Works Holiday Show” at Rockport Art Association & Museum, 12 Main Street, Rockport, MA, 978.546.6604. This juried show features artworks of both the RAA&Ms artists and contributing members. Works on view in the exhibition range in medium to include paintings, mixed-media, graphics, sculpture, digital art and photography, but all pieces of artwork must be smaller than 12 x 16 inches.

The exhibition runs from: December 7th through December 31st

Artist Reception on Friday, December 6 from 6-8 pm.

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 1-5 pm
or by appointment. Closed Monday.

The Experimental Group is a creative forum, its main mission is to increase public awareness and to foster self-expression by bringing artists together to explore and share ideas that cultivate creative freedom. The EG is encouraged and supported by the Rockport Art Association & Museum. 

If you would like more information about the exhibition, would like to schedule an interview and a walk through, or need additional promotional images please contact: Nella Lush, Experimental Group, Chair, 978.886.4582 or via email experimentalgroupraa@gmail.com 

The Rockport Art Association & Museum (RAA&M) is one of the oldest and most active art organizations in the country. The Association has a long and distinguished history that has spanned 96 years.

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Karen Tusinski One-Artist Show

December 7 – 31, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 7th, 2 – 4 PM

An exhibition of oil, acrylic and mixed media paintings by artist Karen Tusinski will open in the Marguerite Pearson Room of the Rockport Art Association & Museum (RAA&M) on Saturday, December 7th with an artist’s reception from 2 – 4 PM. The exhibition will be on view Saturday, December 7 – Tuesday, December 31.

Karen Tusinski subscribes to the natural contrast found in our world.  Geometric and organic form play together in each piece, combining in an energized abstraction. Common themes include bright poppies in a variety of color schemes, pebble strewn beaches with tranquil seas, and reoccurring circular patterns in both abstracts and expressive still lifes. Tusinski’s work offers pleasing tonal relationships through common motifs and patterns inspired by nature. Her keen observation of the seemingly ordinary allows the viewer a new lens to hold against everyday images.

Karen Tusinski is the owner of the Tusinski Gallery in Rockport and is an artist member of the Rockport Art Association & Museum and the Newburyport Art Association. She received a B.F.A. in Painting from Montserrat College of Art in 1998 and attended Montserrat’s Viterbo, Italy Summer Program. Tusinski is a featured artist at Jules Place in Boston and also exhibits her artwork in numerous galleries throughout the country.

Karen Tusinski’s website:  https://www.tusinskigallery.com/

For more information on this and other exhibitions, please visit the RAA&M’s website at www.rockportartassn.org




RAA&M December Hours:  Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM; Sunday 12 – 5 PM.

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Cape Ann Makers Market 2019

 

Cape Ann Makers Market 2019.jpgNovember 30th is Small Business Saturday. We’ll have 39 talented local artists, artisans, crafters and makers on exhibit at Saturday’s Cape Ann Makers Market – 2019 Holiday Market#LocalMade #ShopLocal

LIST OF VENDORS:
2nd Story Commons
Angie’s Alpacas
Ardizzoni Photography
Atavism Idols
Auntie Annie Holistics
BeLo The Sea Treasures
Cape Ann Auction
Cape Ann Art Gallery
Cape Ann Giclee
CCD Designs
Clapping Waves Studio
Classic Cooks
Creative Sparks Imagery
Dancing Barefoot Custom Tie-Dye
Eleven Eleven Elixir
Flappin’ Haddock Creations
Get Lit with Jenn and Bri
Gloucester Quilter
Hold Fast Company
Jan’s Gifts
Jessibelle Studio
Jo’s Accessories
KuKu Clothing
Melissa Cox Photography
Mirabilio
Nicole M Dahlmer Photography
Old Growth Alchemy
Orr Galleries
Sassyecobags
Sew Nice Sisters-in-Law
Shackteau Interiors
Studio Raza
Towne and Main
Victory Designs By Vee
Visual Interest
AND MORE…

Cape Ann Makers Market 2019

 

Cape Ann Makers Market 2019.jpgNovember 30th is Small Business Saturday. We’ll have 39 talented local artists, artisans, crafters and makers on exhibit at Saturday’s Cape Ann Makers Market – 2019 Holiday Market#LocalMade #ShopLocal

LIST OF VENDORS:
2nd Story Commons
Angie’s Alpacas
Ardizzoni Photography
Atavism Idols
Auntie Annie Holistics
BeLo The Sea Treasures
Cape Ann Auction
Cape Ann Art Gallery
Cape Ann Giclee
CCD Designs
Clapping Waves Studio
Classic Cooks
Creative Sparks Imagery
Dancing Barefoot Custom Tie-Dye
Eleven Eleven Elixir
Flappin’ Haddock Creations
Get Lit with Jenn and Bri
Gloucester Quilter
Hold Fast Company
Jan’s Gifts
Jessibelle Studio
Jo’s Accessories
KuKu Clothing
Melissa Cox Photography
Mirabilio
Nicole M Dahlmer Photography
Old Growth Alchemy
Orr Galleries
Sassyecobags
Sew Nice Sisters-in-Law
Shackteau Interiors
Studio Raza
Towne and Main
Victory Designs By Vee
Visual Interest
AND MORE…

This Weekend in the Arts – 11/22-25/2019

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Rockport Art Association & Museum National show

On Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 the Rockport Art Association and Museum will be opening the Cape Ann regions first-ever national fine art show!  The RAA&M National 2019 artwork submissions came from artists across the United States in a diverse number of media: drawing, mixed media, collage, digital art, photography, sculpture, painting, & printmaking.  Nationally recognized artists Tom Hughes and Jo Ann Rothschild juried the exhibition, selecting 160 works of art out of nearly 700 entries from most every corner of the country.  Entrants ranged from nationally-recognized fine art photographers whose work has been featured in the The New York Times, sculptors whose works have ignited firestorms of controversy, and celebrated painters belonging to the National Academy.

The exhibition has been generously sponsored by the Institution for Savings, and over $7,000 in prize money has been contributed for awarding to outstanding works by a number of public and private entities, including Cape Ann Savings Bank, BankGloucester, Mass Credit Union, iartcolony, and Security First Mortgage Funding LLC.

The RAA&M National marks Cape Ann’s return to national prominence as a center for the fine arts after languishing for too many decades in general anonymity.  As well, it marks a bold new chapter in the history of the Rockport Art Association & Museum as this institution leads the charge towards helping restore this region’s reputation as a center for cutting-edge fine art that is relevant far beyond our granite shores.

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12 Main Street, Rockport, MA
(978) 546-6604

Jim@rockportartassn.org

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This Weekend in the Arts – 11/15-18/2019

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 ‘LEVEN  Sings in Annisquam

 Sunday, November 17 at 7:30 PM

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‘LEVEN Director Kristina Martin with Caroline Haines, Ann Hyde, Pat Maloney Brown, Sue Bonior, and Sheryl Reed.

‘Leven a cappella ensemble presents “In Gratitude”  Sunday evening at the Annisquam Village Church .

“Songs of gratitude for the joys and challenges of living upon the magnificent earth” come to life when Kristina Martin leads Sue Bonior, Pat Maloney Brown, Caroline Haines, Ann Hyde, and Sheryl Reed in ‘Leven’s stylish, exciting adaptations of their eclectic repertoire.  Dawn Pratson, founder of the ensemble in 1991, returns to sing with her successors for this fall concert. A reception follows.

The Annisquam Village Church is at 820 Washington Street in Gloucester.

Admission at the door is $20. / $15. Seniors and Students — or order On-line: levenconcert.brownpapertickets.com.   Information at 978.281-0376

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The Sawyer Free Library (SFL) and Wellspring House are pleased to announce their collaborative photographic exhibition “Portraits of Cape Ann Immigrants”

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The Sawyer Free Library (SFL) and Wellspring House are pleased to announce their collaborative photographic exhibition “Portraits of Cape AnnImmigrants” will open on Thursday, November 14. The exhibition presents stories of recent immigrants to Cape Ann and celebrates their stories of resilience and hope.
The opening reception of “Portraits of Cape Ann Immigrants” will be on Thursday, November 14, from 6:30–8 p.m. at the Sawyer Free Library located at 2 Dale Avenue in Gloucester. The evening is open and free to the public to attend and enjoy with refreshments provided by The Open Door. The exhibit will be on view through December.
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November Events at Manchester Historical Museum

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Saturday, November 16 (10:30AM at MHM)
Free Family Fun – Old Time Toys & Games

Sunday, November 17 (2pm at MHM)
Special Program: Forget Me Not: A Brief History of Mourning Jewelry
Sarah Nehama will give a talk that illustrates with examples of mourning jewelry from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries.
Co-sponsored by MHM and the Association for Gravestone Studies
MHM Members free, Guests $10

Thursday, November 21 (Reception 6:30, Program 7PM at Sacred Heart Parish Hall, School St.)
Lecture: Manchester’s Historic Houses
Robert Booth and Amy Kellet will speak about the process of researching historic buildings for our new Historic House Marker Program
Members free, Guests $10

Please RSVP for these programs by calling 978-526-7230 or emailing info@manchesterhistoricalmuseum.org

This Weekend in the Arts – 11/8-11/2019

Marion Hall One-Artist Show

November 9 – 21, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 9th, 2 – 4 PM

An exhibition of watercolor paintings by Manchester-by-the-Sea artist Marion Hall will open in the Marguerite Pearson Room of the Rockport Art Association & Museum (RAA&M) on Saturday, November 9th with an artist’s reception from 2 – 4 PM. The exhibition will be on view Saturday, November 9 – Thursday, November 21.

“The focus of this solo show is marine subjects with original watercolor paintings of Cape Ann shores, seascapes, lighthouses, beach scenes, sand dunes, sea birds, the breaking surf, schooners, dories, and even a few Cayo Costa State Park, Florida beach scenes. My style is a blend of realism and impressionism, with a very colorful palette and ‘Cape Ann School’ lighting, expressing happy emotions and quiet moods that are easy to read.”   – Marion Hall

Marion Hall has been a resident of Manchester-by-the-Sea for more than 50 years. A graduate of Tufts University and Northeastern University with degrees in Physical Therapy, Marion was commissioned in the Navy and after graduation was stationed at Chelsea Naval Hospital working with casualties from the Vietnam War. After her service, she was Chief Physical Therapist at Beverly Hospital. Following graduate school, Marion raised a family of three children and concurrently consulted for community health organizations and the public school systems, specializing in childhood development and senior care.

After her career in health care, Marion started taking workshops with local watercolorists and began a second career as an artist. She is an artist member of the Rockport Art Association & Museum, North Shore Arts Association, the New England Watercolor Society, and the Sanibel-Captiva Art League. Marion teaches at the Art Room in Topsfield and leads workshops for the Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation. She is currently Co-Vice President of the Board of the North Shore Arts Association.

For more information on this and other exhibitions, please visit the RAA&M’s website at www.rockportartassn.org

RAA&M Fall Hours:  Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM; Sunday 12 – 5 PM.

This Weekend in the Arts 11/1-4/2019

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Local Colors Artists’ Cooperative is celebrating their 30th Anniversary with a gala reception titled 30 Years of Local Color, Sat., Nov. 2, 6:00-8:00 pm. All the artists welcome the public to come enjoy refreshments, live music and all new art. There will be a 15% store-wide discount during the event. 121 Main St., Gloucester.  978-283-3996   www.local-colors.org

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Rockport Art Association & Museum’s Experimental Group Opens Twelfth Show

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The Rockport Art Association & Museum’s Experimental Group opens its twelfth group exhibition, “Unexpected No. Twelve” at Rockport Art Association & Museum, 12 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966, 978.546.6604. This juried show features artworks of both the RAA&M’s artists and contributing members. Works on view in the exhibition range in medium to include paintings, mixed-media, graphics, sculpture, digital art and photography.

The exhibition runs from November 2 through November 17

Artist Reception on Saturday, November 2nd from 2-4 pm. 

Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday 12 – 5 pm. Closed Monday.

The Experimental Group is a creative forum, its’ main mission is to increase public awareness and to foster self-expression by bringing artists together to explore and share ideas that cultivate creative freedom. The EG is encouraged and supported by the Rockport Art Association & Museum.

If you would like more information about the exhibition, would like to schedule an interview and a walk through, or need additional promotional images please contact: Nella Lush, Experimental Group Chair, 978.886.4582 or via email at experimentalgroupraa@gmail.com

The Rockport Art Association & Museum (RAA&M) is one of the oldest and most active art organizations in the country. The Association has a long and distinguished history that has spanned 98 years.

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