Celebrating the Life and Work of Roger Martin

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (May 27, 2015) – In conjunction with the special exhibition Bill of Lading: The Art & Poetry of Roger Martin, the Cape Ann Museum presents a celebration of the life and work of Roger Martin on Saturday, June 6 at 2:00 p.m. This program is free for Museum members or with Museum admission.

Roger-Martin
Roger Martin, 2012. Photo by Al Mallette.

Celebrating Roger Martin will take place in the special exhibition gallery where Bill of Lading is currently on view (the exhibition closes on June 28). A panel discussion will be lead by John Ronan, producer and host of The Writer’s Block. John will be joined by Greg Bover, Vice President of Operations at C.B. Fisk who will discuss Martin’s time at Fisk and bring examples of Martin’s carvings done for Harvard University’s Memorial Church; publisher and historian David McAveeney of Curious Traveller Press, the publisher for Martin’s Rockport recollections; Thorpe Feidt, Martin’s friend, Montserrat colleague and fellow artist; and his children Mari and Chris who will share their father’s poetry.

Bill of Lading explores the art and poetry of Rockport native, Roger Martin (1925-2015). A founder of Montserrat College of Art and a long-time member of its faculty, the town of Rockport’s first Poet Laureate and compiler of three books celebrating the people and poetry of his hometown, and a highly respected graphic artist, illustrator and painter, Roger Martin has long been one of Cape Ann’s most distinguished and creative individuals.

November Tide, 2003, oil and stick on canvas. Collection of the artist.
November Tide, 2003, oil and stick on canvas. Collection of the artist.

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