Opening Reception May 20. Juni Van Dyke | These Beautiful Hands Jane Deering Gallery #GloucesterMA

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A tribute to lives long lived.

Jane Deering Gallery is pleased to present Juni Van Dyke | These Beautiful Hands running May 19 – June 4, 2023 with an Opening Reception with the artist on Saturday, May 20th from 3-6pm. Van Dyke speaks about These Beautiful Hands

“During Gloucester’s 400th anniversary, I wanted to honor many of the city’s elders with a project involving their hands — hands which have been worn smooth as gems from years of loving, caring, toiling, living.  Hands wrinkled and calloused, arthritic, spotted, veined.  Beautiful hands of time. My tribute unfolds in four parts—Sculpture, Drawing, Painting and Video.”

Juni Van Dyke

Jane Deering gallery is located at 19 Pleasant Street, Gloucester MA. Gallery hours: Friday & Saturday 1-5pm; Sunday 1-4pm and by appointment at 978-526-7248 or

Read more about the solo show and from the Artist Statement:

Learn Baby Sign Language at Sawyer Free Library on May 15

Cape Ann Community

Sawyer Free Library is pleased to offer Baby Sign Language with Baby Keands on Monday, May 15 from 10:20 – 12 noon at 21 Main Street in downtown Gloucester.

Learn about the benefits of signing with babies from Sheryl White of Baby Kneads. During this free class, caregivers will learn how to teach American Sign Language to their little ones, practice several signs and more.

This event will be held at Sawyer Free Library at 21 Main Street. Register at Questions? Contact:

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Russell Orchard Is Open!

One of our favorite stop-by places is Russell Orchard on Argilla Road in Ipswich so we were happy to nte they have re-opened for the 2023 season! I enjoy just strolling around inside and out and discovered something new (to me) this time. Did you know there’s a walk around mini garden with samples of all the trees they have on site? I happened to notice some children enjoying the area so it drew my attention. They do things right there with the barnyard, orchard and other attractions. There’s fresh baked goods, fruit and veggies, wine, plants and even some shirts. Welcome back Russell Orchard and Happy Mother’s Day!