The I Am More Project

I Am More at Gloucester High School

 Amy Kerr’s I Am More portraits and essays are on display at Gloucester High School for the month of March, thanks to the time and planning of art teacher Lorrinda Cerrutti, and the support of Principal James Cook. The portraits, including Gloucester Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken, are on display downstairs in the main show case and on the third floor in the art wing thanks to the generosity of the Art Department. A special thank you to the ROTC for allowing their case to be used for this display.

 

 

I AM MORE

Amy Kerr’s project, I AM MORE, will be hosted at the Action Inc. until October 30, 2018.  Also here is example of Amy’s amazing work.

This month the I Am More portraits by Amy Kerr are being generously hosted at the Action Inc. headquarters at 180 Main St., Gloucester on the first floor and in the stairwell up to the second floor. The colored pencil and pastel portraits of mostly Cape Ann residents of all ages celebrate how we are more than our grief, depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, addiction, eating disorders and dysphoria with an essay written by each of the subjects. The portraits will be at Action Inc. until October 30th. For more information about I Am More please visit https://amykerrdrawsportraits.wordpress.com, and to inquire about hosting a monthly display contact Amy Kerr at amykerrdraws@gmail.com.

 

I Am More and Fish Tales

 On Friday, September 14th at 7:30 at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center the Gloucester Writer’s Center will present an evening of their wildly popular live storytelling series, Fish Tales, with the theme “I Am More.” Join storytellers Rob Newton, Anita Pandolfe Ruchman, Ramani Rangan, Hattie Mae Rich, John Graham, Karen Pischke, Annie Marshall and more, along with guest host Nicole Richon-Schoel. Feel free to spread the word on social media with the attached flyer.

 

See you there!!

 

I Am More Opening Exhibit

I Am More Opening Exhibit

 I Am More is a project that began in Gloucester to help people remember that they are more than their mental suffering. The opening exhibit will be held this weekend at the Paint Factory, hosted by Ocean Alliance, featuring 16 portraits in pastel and colored pencil by Amy Kerr, accompanied by essays written by the portrait subjects about all the ways they are more than their struggles. The exhibit will also feature work by artists Loren Doucette, Susan B. Field, Brenda Malloy, Rebecca Siswick Graham, Donna Ardizzoni, Katherine Richmond, Ramani Rangan, Joan Keefe, Anita Pandolfe Ruchman, Sophie Trumbour, and Gloucester High School students Gianna Cabral and Kyla Snell. The event will feature the original music of portrait subject and composer, Chris Cho. On Friday evening at sunset there will be live acoustic music on the Paint Factory patio provided by Kitt Cox and Susan Wood. Come join us Friday from 7-10 pm for the opening reception, and Saturday and Sunday from 9-5 pm, and see all of the new work that has been done on the inside of the Paint Factory under the leadership of Geoffrey H. Richon Co., Inc.

 

Save the date

I Am More Opening Exhibit:
Hosted by Amy Kerr Draws Portraits and Ocean Alliance:

June 15, 2018 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
June 16, 2018 9:00 am –  5:00 pm
June 17, 2018 9:00 am –  5:00 pm

32 Horton Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

Details

We are more than our depression, addiction, grief, anxiety, PTSD, eating disorder, bipolar disorder, dysphoria and obsessive compulsive disorder. We are parents, children, and friends with loves, gifts and dreams.

Join us for the first public unveiling of the I Am More portraits, plus work by Cape Ann artists and Gloucester High students and learn how they are more than their mental challenges. Participate in an art installation to add your voice.

SAVE THE DATES FOR AMY KERR’S UPCOMING “I AM MORE” TRAVELING PORTRAIT SHOWS

Beginning in July there will be I Am More portraits traveling to Gloucester City Hall, Addison Gilbert Hospital, Gloucester High School, Emerson College, Gloucester Stage Company, Action Inc., Lahey Behavioral Health, The Open Door, Cape Ann Cinema and Stage, Cape Ann Coffees, Magnolia Library and Community Center, Eastern Point Lit House, Cape Ann Animal Aid, Backyard Growers, Saltwater Massage Studio, Cape Ann Power Yoga, Willow Rest, Maritime Gloucester, and Sound Harbor Music School.

If you would like to host a display of one or more portraits in 2019 please let me know. You can see the portraits and read the essays here: https://amykerrdrawsportraits.wordpress.com.

Stay tuned for I Am More: Massachusetts…

Thanks for your support!

Amy Kerr