Handicap accessible. Info. at 978.283.6416.
Students $15. at the door
Handicap accessible. Info. at 978.283.6416.
Come join the Rockport Art Association & Museum for a night of music and dancing with the unique and upbeat folk/roots group – Headlands – with the backdrop of the Second Summer Artist Members Exhibition.
Rhythm & Hues : Music at the Rockport Art Association will host Headlands on July 14, 2018 from 8:00 – 11:00 PM. Tickets are available for purchase prior to the event at rockportartassn.org and at the RAA&M Art & Sea Gift Shop for $15 or at the door for $20. Headlands features veteran guitarist/vocalist John Rockwell, vocalist Amy Rich, Kevin Levesque on bass, and Eric Wilson on acoustic & electric guitar, as well as vocals.
RAA&M looks forward to welcoming the creative community for the launch of our music series.
It’s our first official event in our new Gloucester store, and we are thrilled to be hosting local North Andover resident Joyce Cooper!
Joyce will be bringing a variety of decoupaged items for sale. Come meet her, enjoy light fare from our fav across Main Street: The Cav, and learn more about Joyce’s amazing craft!
Michael’s presentation will weave his 26 years of fieldwork on the world’s largest animal, the endangered blue whale, with his work to save this majestic life form at the non-profit- Great Whale Conservancy.
He will introduce the little known blue whale in stunning images, videos and stories. He will tell of the current status of the blue whales, its critical importance to the oceanic ecosystem, the greatest threat it now faces, and what the Great Whale Conservancy is doing to mitigate human caused deaths to these whales, and how that will finally kickstart their global recovery.
No charge, but fully tax deductible contributions are greatly appreciated.
Please RSVP via email.
Contact: Lisa Hahn, Executive Director
Windhover, 257 Rear Granite Street, P.O. Box 2249, Rockport, MA. 01966
Windhover Performing Arts Center has presented dynamic and exciting Quarry Dances at various quarries located throughout the Cape Ann area for the past six years. This year, Windhover teams up with MARS to present Quarry Dance Vll on the grounds of the late renowned American sculptor Paul Manship. This 15 acre site features two pristine quarries, (Canney’s Pit and Butman’s Pit, aka “Manship Quarry”), several studios and a historic 1856 barn.
As in previous years, the Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre will create a site-specific modern dance in and around Canney’s Pit, the larger quarry on the site that features ledges, cliffs, and stunning views. Continuing the legacy of working artists on Cape Ann, this event will capture movements derived from Paul Manship’s mythic sculptures, which move and flow like Greek sculpture. Images of Manship’s works will be on view, inspiring the dance. Perhaps his best known work is the Prometheus sculpture at the entrance to Rockefeller Center, located by the skating rink. Quarry Dance Vll will open with a solo performance of a dance choreographed by the late Ina Hahn of the story of Prometheus the fire giver, and based upon Manship’s sculpture.
Performances of Quarry Dance Vll are free and open to the public. Donations are strongly suggested. No reservations are necessary, however all performances are weather dependent. If there is rain, that performance will be cancelled. The duration of each performance is approximately one hour and fifteen minutes.
Parking has been arranged at the Lanesville Community Center at 8 Vulcan Street, Gloucester for all four performances. It is a short walk from the Lanesville Community Center to the entrance of Canney’s Pit at the Manship (MARS) estate on Washington Street.
There is also parking available at St Paul Lutheran Church at 1123 Washington Street on Friday late afternoon, Saturday late afternoon and Sunday. And the Orthodox Congregational Church at 1120 Washington Street allows parking on Friday late afternoon, Saturday morning and Saturday late afternoon, but not on Sunday.
Volunteers will usher the way for those on foot. Shuttle service will be available 45 minutes before each performance and afterwards for those who do not want to walk, starting and concluding at the Lanesville Community Center.
Seating is on a first-come first-served basis. Chairs will be provided; however you are encouraged to bring blankets and sit on the ground in front of the quarry. Feel free to bring water. Space is limited, and seats cannot be reserved.
Both organizations are non-profit 501©3 and contributions are tax deductible.
Major funding has been made possible for Quarry Dance Vll by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation, the primary sponsor; plus the Rockport and Gloucester Cultural Councils.
For questions, please contact Windhover’s Executive Director Lisa Hahn at email@example.com or call 978-546-3611.
(Images courtesy of Gallery NAGA – photos: Bill Kipp)
George Nick is a nationally recognized realist painter based in Boston. Blurring the line between realism and expressionism, Nick has described his painting style as intuitive and inventive. What we see between the frames is not a moment frozen in time, but a collection of moments that unify in our mind’s eye. Nick’s paintings are complicated, he is constantly running in circles, following ideas that lead to moments of clarification which, in turn, give birth to a new set of problems and intangible thoughts waiting to be chased down and painted. Nick taught painting at Massachusetts College of Art and Design for twenty-five years. His work is included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; the Hirschhorn Museum; and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., as well as many others.
The varied subjects in George Nick’s paintings – ranging from vintage automobiles to Back Bay street scenes, from Venetian waterways to Maine landscapes – reflect his appetite for experimentation. “I’m always reaching out for left-field ideas and approaches, trying to understand what I can do and what I can’t do,” says Nick. This freshness is reflected in Nick’s paint handling, which, always lively and luscious, veers from crisply detailed strokes to broad swaths of color, sometimes within the same piece.
In his 2004 essay on the painting of George Nick, John Stomberg, the Deputy Director of the Williams College Museum of Art, coined the term “existential realism” to describe the particular arena in which Nick operates. Yes, he is a realist, a painter in love with the world and its appearances, and, yes, he is, like the first generation abstract expressionists who were his peers in the 1950s, a painter whose work is a document of his moment-by-moment encounter with the art of painting.
“…George paints like a young man just discovering the appearances of things, discoveries that have nothing to do with the ego of the artist but everything to do with the world’s constant overflow of color and form.” – John Updike
The Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) is pleased to present an exhibition of eighteen regional contemporary artists who work in series. These artists oftenstart with an idea and move through a sequence of separate works…exploring the fulfillment of an idea and visual goals. By viewing several closely related works by each artist, audiences can observe and experience the process of art-making. Artists Explore SERIES is on view at RNAC’s Cultural Center Gallery, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester from June 28 – August 12, 2018. The public is invited to meet the artists at a reception on Friday, June 29, from 6-8PM. Weekly gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, 12-6 PM.
RNAC is pleased to introduce Barbara Moody as the Guest Curator of Artists Explore SERIES. Moody has an M. Ed. and Ed.D. from Harvard University. She is currently a professor at Montserrat College of Art, where she also served as Dean for nine years. Moody says of her artistic process “I work in series to explore one idea from different perspectives. Keeping the same feeling or mood, I can change the subject and color to examine a range of possibilities.”
Artists Explore SERIES collaborators include Kathleen Gerdon Archer, Joan Bediz, Morgan Dyer, Conny Goelz-Schmitt, Julie Graham, Mark Hoffmann, Nancy Legendre, Kevin Lucey, Maria Malatesta, Barbara Moody, Ruth Mordecai, Rose Olson, Lynda Schlosberg, Deb Schradeick, Martha L Swanson, Len Thomas-Vickory, Helen Tory and Alyssa Watters.
When asked to comment on working in series it was found that the artists have varying ideas about their artistic process. According to artist Morgan Dyer, “This painting series informs ideas of landscape through a lens of personal experience. Color dictates the subject, exploring emotional connections within these experiences and speaking to moments in time similar to a journal.”Kevin Lucey adds, “I work in a series to thoroughly investigate an idea or concept. In most cases, the series ends up being autobiographical, as I am constantly trying to better understand myself, and the people around me.” For Maria Malatesta, “Working in series allows me to explore an idea or direction more deeply. This can lead to unexpected and surprising places. Color, marks and space are all important investigations.” And, Ruth Mordecai sums it up with, “Working in series helps to explore and to simplify.”
This exhibition includes between two and eight works by each artist, for a total of over 80 works of art, representing painting, sculpture, installation, photography, printmaking, and illustration. This exhibition includes between two and eight works by each artist, for a total of over 80 works of art, representing painting, sculpture, installation, photography, printmaking, and illustration.
The Rocky Neck Art Colony, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, nurtures excellence in the arts through exhibitions, workshops, residencies, and vibrant cultural events for its members and the public. Long renowned for its luminous light, this harbor and coastal location has been a magnet for some of the most revered realist painters in US art. Edward Hopper and Emil Gruppe are examples. It has as well been a catalyst for the progressive ideas of Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Theresa Bernstein, Milton Avery and Nell Blaine, among others. Today, Rocky Neck continues to attract artists and art lovers to a thriving, creative community. rockyneckartcolony.org
Rockport in Bloom will now again be captured on canvas! Similar to our 2017 garden tour, our 2018 tour will see the addition of artists in the gardens!
You will see the garden through the artist’s eyes. Watch as they transform a garden into a lasting image showing what the homeowner and “Mother Nature” have created.
If you are an artist and would like to participate next year, please contact:
Dan Delouise at 978-282-1540 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“The Sun, the Moon, but Mostly the Stars,” a unique program of jazz standards and original compositions created to celebrate the Japanese Star festival, Tanabata, headlines the first of two concerts at the Annisquam Village Churchin July. Slated for 7/7 at 8 pm (July 7th is the date of the Tanabata festival), the Billy Novick Trio incorporates the cosmic atmospherics with celestial jazz: Billy Novick on clarinet and keyboards, Swiss-born Gabriela Martina on vocals, and Dave Clark on Bass.
Projections of the summer sky will serve as background with a lively intermission ‘pageant’; a reception follows, with ‘star bites’ and punch for all.
“A Centennial Tribute to Leonard Bernstein” on July 22 at 8 PM shines more starlight on this celebrated American composer in a review of Bernstein’s best-loved works. Pianists Beverly and Andrew Soll back up vocalists Tiffany Baxter, Angel Jajko, and Mark Morgan, covering everything from “West Side Story” to the “Kol Nidre” on this 100th anniversary of Bernstein’s birth. A reception follows.
Settled as the Third Parish of Cape Ann, the historic Annisquam Village Church offers ideal acoustics in an intimate, New England setting. The church is located at the head of Lobster Cove, 820 Washington Street (corner of Leonard and Washington Streets), in Gloucester 01930. Handicap accessible.
Performances are at 8 PM.
Admission: $20 at the door or in advance with Brown Paper Tickets
Students $15. at the door
“The Sun, the Moon, but Mostly the Stars”
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“A Centennial Tribute to Leonard Bernstein”
Buy advance tickets at:
Kathleen Adams, Music Director
Annisquam Village Church
Marion has been creating landscapes, seascapes, and florals in watercolor for the past 25 years. “I love how fluid, vibrant, and unpredictable watercolors can be. I had been thinking recently about creating in another medium. With spring here and all the beautiful flowers blooming on Cape Ann, it seemed natural to want to create something that would celebrate the emergence of all that beauty. I have long admired the work of Georgia O’Keefe. Her large and exaggerated forms bring a sense of importance to each flower she paints.”
Marion’s canvas pieces are large (2”by 4”), bright and appealing. The poppies stand out from a dark background. In fact, the poppies seem to “pop out.” Each piece makes a particular flower the star of the show.
Also during the show work by Donna Amero, a founding member of Local Colors Artists’ Cooperative, will be Celebrating Dragonflies with dragonfly themed stained glass in the alcove. “Dragonflies signify happiness, speed and purity,” says Donna.
The organization is also seeking new members. The group is Cape Ann’s oldest artist cooperative, and is managed and run by the artists who all share an equal status. The reception is an opportunity to meet the artists, see their work and find out about membership benefits.
Spring was late in arriving on Cape Ann, but summer is now upon us and with it, an exciting season of performing arts events including modern dance classes at Windhover. Please join us in celebrating dance performed outdoors in the natural setting of a pristine quarry, and on our beautiful outdoor stage on Windhover’s grounds. Engage with our master modern dance classes taught by prominent dance companies from New York. A special feature this year is a scientific lecture on the blue whales, (the largest creatures on earth), conducted by a researcher who has spent 23 years studying the blue whales in Baja, Canada and the U.S
Iyengar and Restorative Yoga Classes, taught by Annie Hoffman who was on the faculty of the Boston Iyengar Center for 14 years and has been teaching in this tradition for over 26 years. Saturday, July 7th from 9:00am-12:00pm is Iyengar. Saturday, July 7th from 4:00-6:00pm is Restorative Yoga. Sunday, July 8th from 9:00am-12:00pm is Iyengar. See Windhover website for fees and details.
Windhover is hosting a week-long Summer Dance Intensive for teenagers (ages 12-18) from Sunday, July 15-Saturday, July 21st, taught by members of the Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre based in New York City. This company has a residency at Windhover every summer and performs the Quarry Dance each year. Technique classes in ballet and modern dance are followed by repertory work, choreography, composition and gyro. If you, or those you know, have teens that are interested in dance, please inquire further about our Dance Intensive or check out our website at: www.windhover.org
Open adult drop-in modern dance and gyrokinesis classes are being offered by members of Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre during the week of July 16-20, 2018. Classes are $18.00 per person or $15.00 for students. Schedule: Mon, Wed and Friday at 9:00am-10:30am is modern dance. Tuesday & Thursday at 9:00am-10:50am is gyro. Check out our website for further information.
Quarry Dance Vll comes to life at the Manship Artists Residency + Studios (MARS) estate in Lanesville in late July. Performance dates are: Friday, July 27th at 5:30pm; Saturday, July 28th at 11:00am and also at 5:30pm; plus Sunday, July 29th at 1:00pm. This site-specific modern dance is performed by the Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre in and around this spectacular quarry located on the grounds of the late sculptor Paul Manship. The property is now owned by the non-profit organization MARS. Canney’s Pit will be the chosen quarry on the property for this dance performance, and guests will enter through a gate on Washington Street. All performances are free and open to the public. Please check our website for further details and information. (Please take note this event is weather dependent. With rain, the performance is cancelled.)
Blue Whale lecture by Michael Fishbach, Director of the Great Whale Conservancy. Michael is a whale researcher, conservationist and educator who has studied the Blue Whale for 26 years in Mexico, Canada, the U.S and the Azores. Learning about these largest creatures on earth and what is being done in the field to protect them and understand them is the subject of this stimulating visual lecture.
Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, followed by an hour long presentation at Windhover. Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at 5:30pm.
See link to recent tragedy of ship strike on blue whale.
Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company returns to Windhover from Wednesday, August 22-Sunday, August 26, 2018. This exciting modern dance company brings athleticism and fresh ideas to bear on choreography. All week, there will be morning master classes of all levels, plus one open rehearsal.. On Friday and Saturday evenings, August 24th and 25th, the entire company will perform Paul Taylor’s choreography at Windhover, on our outdoor stage, weather permitting. Otherwise, the performances will take place in our back dance studio with limited seating. Check out our website for further details or call Windhover at 978-546-3611.
CLOSELY RELATED…an exhibit that attempts to identify and examine artistic elements that appear congruently in works by artists related by friendship or marriage, or by filial kinship, or by the duality of artist and place or…other. (many possibilities).
Is our art influenced by our environment; our politics; the company we keep, and/or by our generic connections? And is what we create truly unique?
Or was Picasso right when he said:
“Every painting already has a mother and a father.”?