As I was driving by Little River on Wednesday, noticed the tide was mid tide and a beautiful Heron showed me its spendor.
Shades of gray….
Thursday Varsity Schedule:
Exhibit on display from Sept. 24 to Nov. 5, 2021
For more than 1 ½ years, the Cape Ann Museum has been collecting self-portraits from Cape Ann residents to be exhibited at CAM Green’s Janet & William Ellery James Center, beginning Sept. 24. Called “Quilted Together: An Exhibit of Community Portraits,” more than 500 drawings are expected to be displayed in a grid, forming a tapestry of people from the Cape Ann community. They will be on view along with community quilts by Clara Wainwright and by participants in the Rose Baker Senior Center Art Program, under the direction of Juni Van Dyke. The exhibit will be open until Nov. 5.
“The Community Portrait Project is a chance for residents and visitors of Cape Ann to see themselves on the walls of the Museum,” said Miranda Aisling, the Museum’s Education Manager. “This project is part of the Museum’s continued efforts to become a welcoming, inclusive institution that shares the lived experiences of all those who are part of this region. From toddlers to seniors, amateurs to professionals, these individual self-portraits combine to create a visual representation of the Cape Ann community.”
Residents of all ages and walks of life have been contributing their portraits, spanning from school children to senior citizens to residents of the Grace Center who attended special museum-supported lunches during the pandemic. The list of groups offering self-portraits includes: Gloucester Veterans Center, O’Maley Middle School, Essex Heritage: Park for Every Classroom, West Parish Elementary School, Gloucester High School, Rose Baker Senior Center, Essex Council on Aging, SAGA Students, Lanesville Community Center, Wellspring, Brookwood School, library volunteers, and the Museum’s board members, docents, staff, and Teen Arts Council.
“This community centric initiative explores the emerging artistic tendencies in us all. Quilted Together celebrates this and underscores CAM’s commitment to this community and to celebrating everyone who calls Cape Ann home,” said Oliver Barker, the Museum’s Director.
For more information about the exhibit and other events happening at the Cape Ann Museum, visit www.capeannmuseum.org.
Generous, Friendly and An Integral part of Gloucester’s Waterfront
I caught up with a couple of friends the other day at the backside of the Gloucester House watched as the Beauport Princess slowly passed by.
Red Sox won yesterday, but so did the Yankees and Blue Jays so no one picked up any ground in the race for the two wild card spots.
These are what I imagine weather forecasters would use to demonstrate “Cloudy with a chance of meatballs.” Another stunning day in paradise.
Have you checked out the Friends of Sawyer Annual Art Auction yet?
If not, come by soon to the Library’s Matz Gallery to preview and bid on the incredible art before the online auction begins on Friday, October 1 and runs through Tuesday, October 5 on www.sawyerfreelibrary.org.
The benefit auction features over 50 exceptional quality works, including paintings, drawings, and mixed media, all generously donated by established and emerging artists throughout the Cape Ann community including Coco Berman, Ray Crane, David Curtis, Carol Loiacono, Peter Tysver, Jeff Weaver, and so many others.
The bidding book available through September 30 in the Matz Gallery. The highest September bids will be the beginning bid for the online auction October 1-5.
All proceeds from this annual event benefit the Sawyer Free Library. The funds support a variety of special programs offered throughout the year for children, teens, and adults along with…
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