Don’t Miss These Art Events This Friday

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Insights On Site at the White-Ellery House

Life Observed – A one-day installation by Sarah Wonson

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present Life Observed, an installation by Sarah Wonson on Saturday, October 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This program will take place at the Cape Ann Museum’s historic White-Ellery House (1710) and is free and open to the public as part of Escapes North 17th Century Saturdays. The House is located at 245 Washington Street in Gloucester at the Route 128 Grant Circle Rotary; parking is available off Poplar Street in the field behind the house.

Sarah Wonson, White-Ellery, 2014, woodblock print.

In Life Observed, Wonson’s interests in making art converge with her reverence for Colonial-period architecture. Returning home to Gloucester in 2011 after living away for eight years, Wonson began to take notice of the wealth of beautiful colonial-era homes around Cape Ann; each one with its own character, friendly, foreboding, comical, etc. “I wanted to learn more about Colonial period buildings,” states Wonson, “so I began visual research in The White Pine Series of Architectural Monographs.” These pamphlets, filled with atmospheric, shadowy black and white photographs of historic houses, captivated Wonson, and she has been drawing and contemplating them since. “[While] the formal aspects of the structures interested me initially, over time my focus has shifted towards the relationship between where we dwell and the human imprint we leave behind. The home is not just a building, it is a place where we store our experience.”

6th Annual Charles Olson Lecture: Michael McClure

Lecture and Readings by Michael McClure

image002The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present, in collaboration with the Gloucester Writers Center and Charles Olson Society, author Michael McClure as this year’s Charles Olson Annual lecturer. The 6th annual lecture will be held Saturday, October 3 at 1:00p.m. This program is free and open to the public. A book singing will follow. McClure’s book can be purchased at The Bookstore of Gloucester. For more information please email or call (978) 283-0455 x10.

In 1954, poet Robert Duncan introduced Michael McClure to poet Charles Olson’s influential manifesto, Projective Verse. McClure’s lecture, entitled The Greatness of Olson will include a discussion about his relationship to Olson, as well as readings from McClure’s most recent work.


The recently renovated Cape Ann Museum celebrates the art, history and culture of Cape Ann – a region with a rich and varied culture of nationally significant historical, industrial and artistic achievement. The Museum’s collections include fine art from the 19th century to the present, artifacts from the fishing and maritime and granite quarrying industries, textiles, furniture, a library/archives, and two historic houses. For a detailed media fact sheet please visit

The Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $10.00 adults, $8.00 Cape Ann residents, seniors and students. Youth (under 18) and Museum members are free. For more information please call: (978)283-0455 x10. Additional information can be found online at

Autumn in Art @ Central Street Gallery


Meet our award winning artists
Autumn in art – Opening reception: Saturday, October 3, 5 – 8pm
Open Friday and Saturday evenings

We are happy to present a great selection of recent works inspired by the fall season. Our Gallery director and associates are available and ready to assist you with your selections. Start your collection with us.
Refreshments will be served so please join us, and bring some friends!
Show runs through Sept28, 2015

Member News

We are very proud to announce recent accomplishments by several members.

Richard Giedd: Painting Essex Winter was juried into The Guild of Boston Artists 2015 Regional Exhibition. Show runs Oct 3-27.

William Fusco: Juried into North Shore Art Assoc. as an artist member

Barbara Levine: Juried into the Concord Art Assoc. 16th Roddy exhibition for her painting Spring

Grace Vasta-Carr: Awarded the Chipp Davis Wells and Amee B Davis Memorial Award for excellence in painting at the Rockport Art Assoc. for her painting Hollyhocks

Phyllis Feld The Way of Space In The Landscape solo show at the Northshore Art Association Sept 3 thru 26

Enhance your life with art…

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