Sea Scout Ship 5 – Refillable Water Station Grand Opening – Youth Environmental Summit

Saturday May 21, 2022  11AM – 1PM

Gloucester Harbormaster Building
19 Harbor Loop # 2, Gloucester, MA 01930    

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With the help of a grant from the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation and NOAA, Sea Scout Ship 5 has installed a public refillable water station at the Gloucester Harbormaster Building on Harbor loop.  The Grand Opening is Saturday May 21 from 11-1.  In addition to the Grand Opening, there will be local Environmental Organizations on hand to showcase their projects and offer opportunities for our community and youth to get involved.

Ship 5 has been working with the Gloucester Harbormaster since 2017 collecting and documenting trash at public boat landings on Cape Ann. To date Ship 5 crew members have logged over 33,500 items on the Marine Debris Tracker. Plastics are the worst offender. This refillable water station is Ship 5’s attempt at making a change. The trash is not going away, but maybe, with the refillable water station, people will change their habits and stop buying disposable water bottles. Everyone can use the refillable water station and feel they are part of the solution in the attempt to reduce plastics in the ocean.

Per manufacturers recommendations the Refillable Water Station will only be operational in the warmer months, Mid-May through Mid-October.  Ship 5 will continue to maintain the refillable water station throughout the summer. The unit is filtered and has a water meter. Sea Scout Ship 5 will monitor the water usage and will be able to determine the number of potential water bottles that were kept from the ocean.

The Youth Environmental Summit portion of the event is to introduce the community and other youth to local environmental organizations that are available for people to participate in.  There are environmental organizations that want youth involvement but are having trouble finding interested youth.  And there are youth looking for environmental organizations. Ship 5 Youth Environmental Summit is a place to meet.

Sea Scout Ship 5 is chartered by Elks Lodge 892 and is a branch of the Boys Scouts of America BSA

Facebook page:  Seascoutshipno.5

Sea Scouts BSA 

The Purpose of Sea Scouts

For over 100 years Sea Scouting has promoted better citizenship and improved members’ boating skills through instruction and practice in water safety, boating skills, outdoor, social, service experiences, and knowledge of our maritime heritage.

The Sea Scout Program

Sea Scout units– called ships- are established all across the country on oceans, bays, rivers, and lakes. They provide limitless opportunities and exciting challenges that you won’t find anywhere else. Sea Scouts is a place to grow and learn, find adventure, and build long lasting friendships.

Windhover Ushers in a New Era!

Our Brand New Permanent Tent Covering takes Center Stage in our back garden!   (May 15, 2022)

WINDHOVER Center for the Performing Arts is ushering in a new era!

Windhover is open!  We hosted our first gathering of performance artists this past weekend, and there are many more gatherings and retreats to come. Our Windhover season really began with the showing of the premiere of Quarry Dance X: The Film, on April 24, 2022.  Many thanks to the more than 300 of you who tuned in. It was great to know that so many in our audience share our enthusiasm for this unique dance form which combines the art of dance in the natural world.   

In addition to showing the film, we hosted conversation among the creative team of artists who made the film, including the choreographer, several of the dancers, the videographer, the producer and the composer of the music.  It was a thrill to listen to them share their perspectives on their collaborative process.  There was also a time for a Q & A with the viewing audience.  

The making of this film highlights one of the core principles here at Windhover — collaboration.  We offer the opportunity for artists to spend time together, to work together, and to create together. And with your help, we will continue to do so.

For those who missed the premiere of the film on Zoom, we’ve posted a link on the Windhover website for all to enjoy. Please share it with others. You can see the premiere of the film here and Windhover’s YouTube Channel

Quarry Dance X: The Film Is Streaming

Alex Berger in Quarry Dance X: The Film

Windhover is host to a selection of relaxing and restorative retreats and classes this summer that feature yoga, meditation, and dance instruction. Please look at our website for details.

And, Jimmy Tingle, the iconic Boston comedian, joins us for several delightful shows throughout the summer. Tickets are available now on our website.

Our signature dance performances are rich with an array of dance styles, including ballet, modern, Latin and contemporary dance from well-known groups and dance entrepreneurs, featuring Continuum Contemporary/Ballet and The Queen of Nori in June, North Atlantic Ballet and Saving Grace Dance Ensemble in July, and Cornfield Dance in August, plus many more!

Live, outdoor theater is back this year, continuing our collaboration with a Gloucester Stage Youth Company performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in July. Lanes Coven will present Macbeth in August. And the prose poem “Dogtown” by Percy MacKaye will be performed on Windhover’s grounds for a weekend in September.

Please make room in your calendars for Windhover’s Benefit Gala on Tuesday,August 16th at 6;00pm, which will include a dance performance by Cornfield Dance and a celebration of the performing arts on Cape Ann, along with culinary delights from Willow Rest, our local cherished market and restaurant.  

Visit to see the full line up of dance performances and retreats for 2022. 

25K Matching Grant is Still Open

Windhover is still accepting donations to meet the $25,000 Matching Grant 
for its restroom transformation, expansion and handicap accessibility. Can you kindly provide financial support for this important project? 
The deadline for gifts, in any amount, is June 30th, 2022. Thank you for your donation!
Please Make A Donation Today

Rockport Middle School Drama presents this spectacular 60-minute musical

The show runs Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21 at 7:00 pm with a matinee on Sunday, May 22 at 1:00 pm.

Place: John E. Lane Performing Arts Center in 24 Jerden’s Lane, Rockport, MA, 01966. 

Disney’s Frozen JR. is playing at the John E. Lane Performing Arts Center in Rockport, MA. Rockport Middle School Drama presents this spectacular 60-minute musical, designed for middle school-aged performers. The show runs Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21 at 7:00 pm with a matinee on Sunday, May 22 at 1:00 pm. The musical is based on the 2013 Disney film and the 2018 Broadway adaptation. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors and students.

Rockport Town Clerk Candidate Forum is Tomorrow!!

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New Energy Flows into Cape Ann Artisan Tour

Spring Open Studios Tour Just One Month Away!

It’s right around the corner.  Literally, you can walk or drive down the street or up the highway and enjoy some of the most engaging artists in the region.  It’s the 39th year of the Cape Ann Artisans Open Studio Tour and 16 artists spread across 15 studios are looking forward to welcoming art lovers from near and far.

This year’s tour welcomes three new Artisans all based in Gloucester.  John Abisamra, Photographer, on Carrigan Court; Rebecca Anne Nagle, Painter and Mixed Media artist who is located in the Cripple Cove Studios; and Melody Phaneuf, Painter located on Centennial Avenue.  The new artists have brought exciting energy to the tour and also complement the genres of art that can be experienced.  Enjoy the updated CAA video to get a window into what to expect as you traverse Cape Ann.

Many of the artists have expressed their inspiration and current direction in the “From the Studio” blog on the Cape Ann Artisans website.  Here are a few highlights from the blogs:

  • Deb Schradieck was recently interviewed for Cape Ann ARTWaves and her story is fun and engaging.  She is a prolific painter who has done sketches and paintings her entire life and recently added street scenes to her portfolio.  Deb and Jon Abisamra are part of a trio that launched the new Gallery One in Rockport.
  • Jon Abisamra shares “My real passion is to capture the beauty of Cape Ann and its magical light through my camera. I try to capture the uniqueness each season brings. Photography for me is all about capturing a moment in time which may never be repeated. My real studio is the great outdoors.”
  • Melody Phaneuf shares: “I appreciate looking at things, particularly old, tarnished, abandoned things. Objects are combined, arranged, rearranged, discarded. All the parts are judged for their role in the design and expression of idea. “
  • Pam Stratton continues to expand her repertoire with encaustic wax and glass. She recently completed a work reminiscent her of her time in Ravenna Italy. She carved into a field of blue wax to inlay multicolored stars in her piece called Ravenna Dreams. Pam has also started a new line of jewelry incorporating glass threads that she pulls using the shards from her mosaic works.
  • Sinikka Nogelo recently made a piece called “Hidden Treasures,” for The Experimental Group of Rockport Art Association & Museum’s.  The piece honoring the late Jacki Harrington.   combines two disciplines, sculpture and painting.  Nogelo has rolled two paintings that evoke the beauty of the outdoors into a richly textured cylinder, inside of which is a surprise fashioned from recycled paintings – a flower in full bloom.  Look out for more surprises from Sinikka.

Artisans are always expanding their collections and finding new ways to get work into the hands of patrons.  Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco’s blog, co-authored with Beth Williams, focuses on the importance of relationships with galleries.   Sallie Strand is expanding her reach by leading a collaboration with the Emerson Inn. 

The tour is “self-guided” with 15 individual stops to visit with 16 artisans.  The CAA encourages visitors to do some advance planning to maximize their visit by using the Brochure with the map which is now available at all the tourism outlets and online.    You will find brochures at the Cape Ann Chamber, North of Boston CVB on 95 South, Stage Ft. Park Visitors Center, local banks, and CAA partner locations.  The full group of studios is listed below by last name:

  1. John Abisamra, Fine Art Photography 
  2. David Archibald – Ceramic Arts – Porcelain & Stoneware
  3. Cynthia Curtis – Ceramic Arts – Stoneware
  4. Rob Diebboll – Painting – Oil & Watercolors 
  5. Jacqueline Ganim DeFalco – Sea Glass Jeweler
  6. Deborah Gonet – Painting – Mixed Media
  7. Rebecca Anne Nagle – Painting and Mixed Media
  8. Sinikka Nogelo – Painting & Sculpture– Experimental Arts
  9. Melody Phaneuf – Painter
  10. Scott Place and Erin O’Sullivan – Ceramic Arts
  11. Marcie  Rae – Fine Jeweler
  12. Deb Schradieck – Painting–Oil & Watercolor
  13. Sallie Strand – Painting- Abstract
  14. Pam Stratton – Mosaics
  15. Sara Wright – Fiber Arts- Handwoven & Knit Accessories


What:  The 39th Annual Cape Ann Artisans Open Studios
Where: Gloucester and Rockport, MA.
When:   Spring Tour: Sat & Sun, June 4-5 
Contact: or leave a message with Cynthia Curtis 978-546-6186

Exhibition One and Associate Members’ Spring Show

North Shore Arts Association
11 Pirate’s Lane, Gloucester, MA 01930

April 19 – May 14, 2022

The North Shore Arts Association is excited to welcome the public to experience a variety of masterful artworks by its membership in Exhibition One on display April 19 – May 14. Running Simultaneously is the Associate Members’ Spring Show on view from April 19 – May 12. Paintings, drawings, and sculptures complement each other in these exhibitions and are beautifully represented in the Main Gallery and the Gordon Grant Room.  Award winning artworks are displayed throughout, bringing local talent to the forefront in a grand way. 

All are welcome! North Shore Arts Association is located at 11 Pirate’s Lane, Gloucester, MA 01930. For more information about events please call (978) 283-1857 or email Visiting hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM, Sundays 12 – 4 PM, and closed Mondays in April.  

Quarry Dance X the film premieres on Sunday

Please join us in celebration of the launch of Quarry Dance X.

Quarry Dance X: The Film Premiere is being launched online on Zoom on Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 7:00PM.  The Zoom premiere is free to attend.

If you have already RSVP’d for this event, please look for your zoom ticket in your email later today (Friday). If you sign up after 12pm today (Friday), please look for a zoom ticket in your email shortly after RSVP’ing.

Cape Ann’s signature dance event, Quarry Dance X: The Film, is set to premiere on April 24, 2022 on Zoom at 7:00PM. The film features Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre dancers filmed at two private Cape Ann quarries during the summer of 2021. This 36-minute film, produced by Lisa Hahn, Executive Director of Windhover and filmed by Anders Johnson, features original music composed by Joe Mulholland. Joe is a Professor of Harmony/Jazz Composition at Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA, and this marks his first time composing music for the quarry dance.

The Zoom premiere is free to attend. RSVP for this event. Although the event is free – please consider making a donation to Windhover in order to help sustain the creative work of artists at Windhover. Please join us on April 24th.

Following the film showing, there will be a Question and Answer session with the creative team. Please feel free to ask questions in the chat, and our moderator will pose your questions to the artists after viewing the film, and you will hear their answers in real time. Please download Zoom on your device beforehand, and for any technical issues, please email us at the following email:

Many thanks for your interest and we welcome you this Sunday online.

Warm spring wishes,

Lisa Hahn

Lisa Hahn, Executive Director

Windhover Performing Arts Center

P.O. Box 2249

(257 rear Granite Street)

Rockport, MA. 01966


Quarry Dance X Release April 24th and Over Halfway There To $25K Match

Quarry Dance X: The Film Premiere is being launched online on Zoom on Sunday, April 24 at 7:00PM.

The Zoom premiere is free to attend. RSVP for this event.

Cape Ann’s signature dance event, Quarry Dance X: The Film, is set to premiere on April 24, 2002 on Zoom at 7:00PM. The film features Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre dancers filmed at two private Cape Ann quarries during the summer of 2021. This 36-minute film, produced by Lisa Hahn, Executive Director of Windhover and filmed by Anders Johnson, features original music composed by Joe Mulholland. Joe is a Professor of Harmony/Jazz Composition at Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA, and this marks his first time composing music for the quarry dance. The Zoom premiere is free to attend. RSVP for this event. Although the event is free – please consider making a donation to Windhover in order to help sustain the creative work of artists at Windhover. Please join us on April 24th.

Other exciting news: Over Halfway There To $25K Match: Please help Windhover raise the rest of the $25K Match. We need $10,500 more by June 30th!

I’m thrilled to report that our last update raised an additional $9500 on top of the already received donation of $5,000 toward the expansion and modernization of the Windhover restrooms. This $25K matching grant allows Windhover to complete a much-needed expansion and update to its restrooms, modernizing them, and adding an ADA accessible restroom so that everyone can enjoy performances at Windhover. 

Please make a donation today in any amount. 

There are no extensions for this $25K matching grant. I am hoping that all of you will be able to contribute even a small amount. As a thank you, we are planning a Donor Appreciation Day this summer to share in the communal spirit of Windhover and to experience these expanded upgrades with you in person. Stay tuned for a date later this season. Thank you! 

Please note that Windhover is a non-profit 501© 3 organization. Your donation is tax deductible. 

With appreciation and gratitude, 

Lisa Hahn, Executive Director
Windhover Center for the Performing Arts
P.O. Box 2249
Rockport, MA 01966  

BIGtiny Makes a Virtual Comeback

Location: Virtual at

Dates: April 10 through April 13, 2022

Pick-up Party: April 14, 6-8 PM, The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA.

The Rocky Neck Art Colony’s much-anticipated annual fundraiser, BIGtiny, returns on Sunday April 10 and runs through Wednesday, April 13. 

Close to 200 original works – all on a scale of 7-inches square – created by more than 100 artists are offered for sale. Artists’ names are not revealed – each work is signed on the back, so participants just buy what they fall in love with. 

Purchasing begins Sunday, April 10, at 9 AM. Just log on to (RNAC)to start purchasing the pieces you desire. 

First-comers get the best shot at the work they want. Artwork is priced per day:

Sunday, April 10: each piece costs $150

Monday, April 11: each piece costs $100

Tuesday & Wednesday, April 12-13: each piece costs $50

Each original artwork is matted. Donors can buy frames for $8 each; buy three pieces of art, and get three free frames. 

Pick-up Party: On Thursday, April 14 from 6 to 8 PM, join fellow art-lovers and artists for the big reveal. This exciting end to the fundraiser takes place in person at The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck (6 Wonson Street, Gloucester), where all artists and buyers can share a drink, have a bite to eat, and receive the thanks of the entire Rocky Neck Art Colony community.

Proceeds from BIGtiny go to support the many exhibitions and programs put on by the Rocky Neck Art Colony through the year. See our website,, for up-to-date information on events and activities.


With an exciting roster of planned exhibitions and events in 2022, The Rocky Neck Art Colony invites the public to receptions and events throughout the year with refreshments, admission and nearby parking free of charge. More information for all Cultural Center events is available by visiting the website at, by email at  or telephone 978-515-7004.

Hammond Castle Museum Opens for 47th Consecutive Season on Friday, April 1st 

Celebrates with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Free Tours on Saturday, April 30th

Museum To Give Back with “Gloucester Gratis Days” 
 Offering Free, Self-Guided Tours on Tuesdays for Gloucester Residents

Hammond Castle Museum opens to the public on Friday, April 1, 2022. The Museum is marking the beginning of its 47th consecutive season with a ribbon cutting ceremony and daylong celebration on Saturday, April 30th, 2022. This season also marks the beginning of Gloucester Gratis Days, offering free tours for all Gloucester residents on Tuesdays throughout the regular season.

On April 30th, the ribbon cutting ceremony will begin at 10 am and will be hosted by the Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce. The Museum will open to the public from 10 am to 4 pm and will offer free, self-guided tours. Self-guided tours require registration which can be made online at prior to a visit or upon arrival at the Museum.

In keeping with John Hays Hammond, Jr’s original vision for his seaside, castle-home to serve as a museum offering the Gloucester community access to ancient works of architectural art, Hammond Castle Museum will offer Gloucester residents free, self-guided tours each Tuesday throughout the regular season which runs through the end of October. Self-guided tours require registration and may be made in advance upon arrival at the Museum. They are offered from 10 am to 3 pm to allow for enough time to adequately tour the museum which closes at 4 pm. Proof of residency is required at check-in.

The 2022 season schedule offers numerous opportunities to visit the historic site including weekends in April, November and December. The Museum will open daily beginning in May.  The schedule is as follows:

·         April: Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm

·         May through October: Open daily from 10 am to 4 pm

·         November and December: Open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm

This season also brings forth new exhibits. The Spring/Summer rotating exhibit will feature Hammond’s explorations throughout Europe, the Caribbean, and Canada. In the Summer/Fall, the Museum will feature a temporary exhibit on Hammond’s family with a focus on John Hays Hammond, Sr. There will also be a new permanent exhibit on the staff members of the Hammond’s household.  Over the course of the season, Hammond Castle Museum is poised to offer nearly 70 educational and community programs. Returning favorites include Candlelight and Spiritualism Tours and movies on the back lawn to Arms & Armor presentations.  Some new programs include a Day of Puppetry with Vaudeville Puppets, an Animal Adoption Day with the Cape Ann Animal Aid and a New Year’s Eve Ball. 

“So many in the community visited the Museum as a school child, but maybe have not returned since then. As one of their community museums, we want to them feel a sense of belonging here,” said Linda Harvey, executive director.  “It is our hope to better engage our neighbors through our Gloucester Gratis Days. We are not the same museum they may have visited all those years ago,” she continued.

John Hays Hammond Jr., known as “The Father of Radio Control,” was one of America’s most prolific inventors and a protégé of Guglielmo Marconi, Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, and Alexander Graham Bell. Built from 1926 through 1929, and incorporated as a museum in 1930, the castle’s architectural style is a mix of a medieval castle, a French chateau, and a Gothic cathedral. It was custom built to encompass Hammond’s private residence and laboratory, as well as his museum quality collection of architectural elements such as the facades of medieval shops and doorways from French chateaus. Also on display is Hammond’s extensive list of patents and his work with radio control and guided torpedoes for the military.

Hammond Castle Museum is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is not handicapped accessible. The museum offers self-guided and guided tours and numerous educational and cultural events throughout the year. It is also available for corporate and private event rentals. For more information, please contact Hammond Castle Museum at, 978-283-2080 or visit

Coming up in the Arts

Who: Rockport Art Association & Museum’s Experimental Group, 12 Main Street, Rockport, MA 01966                                             

What: A Timely Talk: An evening with Susan Erony

Where:  ZOOM

When:  April 20, 2022, 7:00pm

Experimental group of RAAM presents Susan Erony 

Please join us as we listen to artist and independent scholar Susan Erony. This exciting talk is free and open to the public!  All are welcome!

Susan Erony is an artist and independent scholar based in Gloucester, MA. Her artwork has focused primarily on history and the human condition, has been widely exhibited, and is in public and private collections in the United States, Canada, Germany, Italy, Israel, Mexico and Ukraine. She has worked as a writer, curator, lecturer and teacher, always focusing on the intersection of art and society, and is currently represented by the Matthew Swift Gallery in Gloucester, MA.

A Timely Talk:

Art and politics are strange bedfellows. The first is in the realm of the spiritual, the magical and unconscious. We want art to move us, help us find transcendence and peace in a troubled world. Politics is in the realm of governing, and is about power. At its best, its goals are humane and generous. Susan believes art and politics do not cross, but art has a role in society’s ability to deal with dark times.  What is that role?

The Experimental Group is a creative forum, its main mission is to increase public awareness and to foster self-expression by bringing artists together to explore and share ideas that cultivate creative freedom. The EG is encouraged and supported by the Rockport Art Association & Museum.  

If you would like a zoom invite to the event, please contact: Nella Lush, Experimental Group, Chair, via email at  

The Rockport Art Association & Museum (RAA&M) is one of the oldest and most active art organizations in the country. The Association has a long and distinguished history that has spanned 100 years.

Rockport Art Association & Museum presents:

Unexpected No. 17 Exhibit

April 2 – April 30, 2022                   
Jane Deering Gallery12 Main Street                                              

Rockport Art Association & Museum’s Experimental Group Opens Seventeenth Show  

The Rockport Art Association & Museum’s Experimental Group opens its seventeenth group exhibition, “Unexpected No. Seventeen” at Jane Deering Gallery, 19 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA 01930.  Works on view in the exhibition range in medium to include paintings, mixed-media, graphics, sculpture, digital art and photography. The exhibition runs from April 2 through April 30. Gallery hours are Friday and Saturday 1 to 5 pm and Sunday 1 to 4 pm or by appointment at 978.886.4582.

The Experimental Group is a creative forum, its’ main mission is to increase public awareness and to foster self-expression by bringing artists together to explore and share ideas that cultivate creative freedom. The EG is encouraged and supported by the Rockport Art Association & Museum.  

If you would like more information about the exhibition, would like to schedule an interview and a walk through, or need additional promotional images please contact: Nella Lush, Experimental Group Chair, 978.886.4582 or via email at  

The Rockport Art Association & Museum (RAA&M) is one of the oldest and most active art organizations in the country. The Association has a long and distinguished history that has spanned 100 years.

Dear Windhover Friends,

With the arrival of the choirs of spring peepers (tree frogs) singing throughout Cape Ann as of last evening, spring has begun! Windhover Performing Arts Center is taking flight this year with wonderful news and happenings. Through the generous support of so many, we have purchased a permanent frame tent covering that will enable live performances at Windhover, rain or shine!  I am most grateful for this support, and I invite all of you to come visit our Windhover campus this summer to experience our performances under the brand-new open-air tent. The tent is scheduled to be installed during the first week in May. Once the tent is installed, I will provide an update with photos. 

Alex Berger in Quarry Dance X   (photo by Anders Johnson)  Summer 2021

Finally it’s almost here! Quarry Dance X Online
Cape Ann’s signature dance event, Quarry Dance X: The Film, will have its premiere on Zoom in early April and be released on Vimeo and The premiere features Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre dancers filmed at two private Cape Ann quarries during the summer of 2021. This 30-minute film, produced by Windhover and filmed by Anders Johnson, features original music composed by Joe Mulholland, Professor of Harmony/Jazz Composition at Berklee School of Music in Boston. The Zoom premiere is free to attend. Registration information to see the film will be sent out in late March. 

Another Incredible Summer at Windhover 
Windhover is proud to welcome audiences back for an array of exciting, inspiring outdoor events this summer. The 2022 schedule of performances, dance company residencies, classes and workshops is nearly set. The Gloucester Stage Company will return for the month of July. The newly formed Lanes Coven Theater Company will present two weeks of performances of Shakespeare’s Macbeth in August. Windhover is looking forward to hosting notable dance performances by Cornfield Dance, Continuum Contemporary Ballet, Queen of Nori Dance, Saving Grace Dance Ensemble, the North Atlantic Dance Theatre and more. Windhover will also offer movement and dance classes, as well as meditation and yoga retreats this season. To preview the 2022 season see the schedule here and check for weekly updates. 

Your Support of Windhover Makes a Significant Difference
Please help to make Windhover’s dreams come true by donating any amount that is comfortable for you. Every contribution helps to keep dance and the performing arts alive on Cape Ann. Your contribution helps to support, inspire and enable the creativity of artists and performers. Windhover is a 501(c)(3) and all donations are tax deductible. Visit the Windhover website to donate or send a check payable to Windhover at:  
Windhover, P.O Box 2249,  Rockport, MA. 01966

As Executive Director of Windhover Performing Arts Center, I am looking forward to bringing you the 54th season of original, dynamic, and engaging performances, classes, open rehearsals and retreats. This summer season promises to be memorable, as audiences can expect to gather comfortably to attend performances rain or shine. As a way to whet your appetite, you can get a glimpse of the Quarry Dance X video by clicking on the link below for the one- minute preview.

With warmest wishes,


Lisa Hahn, Executive Director
Windhover Performing Arts Center

Bill Dwyer Solo Show at Michael Naimo Photography Studio & Gallery

What: Bill Dwyer Solo Photography Show

Exhibit Title: Dead Phone Booths, Vol. 1

Where:  Michael Naimo Photography Studio & Gallery, 24 Central St., Ipswich, MA 01938

When: March 12 – April 12, 2022

Reception: Saturday, March 12, 2022, from 4:00 – 9:00 PM

Thirty photographs by Bill Dwyer will be on display at the Naimo Gallery in downtown Ipswich, MA March 12 – April 12, 2022, in an exhibit titled Dead Phone Booths, Vol.1. Bill became infatuated with these structures about fifteen years ago as we became more dependent on cell and smart phones. He is inspired by the fact that we will never know how many countless conversations, break-ups, hook-ups, emergencies, drug deals, prank calls, etc. happened on each phone booth, but we can be sure they did. Phone booths are a dying breed and get scarcer every year. These images will be the first of hundreds of different images Bill has taken. All images are 30 x 18 inches and were shot all over New England, NYC & Brooklyn, NY.

In addition to the photography exhibit there are multiple musical performances as well as beer, wine, and finger food served at the opening reception on Saturday, March 12th between 4:00 – 9:00 PM, with a $10 suggested donation at the door. Come down for a full day of art, music, great people, and most of all, LIFE. All are welcome!  

To learn more about the event please visit: Bill Dwyer’s Facebook event page:, or contact Bill at:

The Michael Naimo Photography Studio & Gallery is located at 24 Central St., Ipswich, MA 01938,, 978 922 7600.  


Location: The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA

Dates:  March 10 – April 10, 2022

Opening Reception:  Sunday, March 13, 4 – 6 PM

Hours: Thursday-Sunday, Noon – 5 PM

What’s New, Rocky Neck? – Panel discussion and show-and-tell: Saturday, March 26, 3 – 5 PM

Gloucester MA— Part 2 of ROCKY NECK NOW 2022, the highly anticipated annual members show, continues the 2022 exhibition season at the Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC). This two-part show shares a common theme: New Directions. The work demonstrates members’ creative processes that inspire risk taking, change and growth. In this second installment, 36 artists present a wide range of artistic interpretations with representational, abstract and expressive styles in all media.

Works in this exhibition represent the members’ enthusiastic response to a call for pieces that excite them right now, for works signaling a new direction in their work. For example, the pandemic forced Christine Gauthier-Kelley to become creative with her use of media. In Stormy Seas she manipulated acrylics on canvas to translate the movement and fluidity once achieved through painting on large silk panels. 

Jennifer Okumura explores new concepts in a series called Harmony and Clash that examines “cultural layers being nowhere and everywhere” and the taboos broken as people cross cultural boundaries through language and travel. And Laureen Maher, after many years of practice, has gone big with Niles Pond Peace, working on a canvas sizable enough “to create a large open space for the viewer to walk in and stay a while.” 

All of the submissions reflect a membership pushing forward as artists through experimentations in medium, process, materials, theme, size and content.

Part 2 runs for five weekends at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, Thursdays through Sundays, from noon to 5 PM each day.

The Artists

Exhibiting in Part 2: John Abisamra. Elizabeth Bish. Nadine Boughton. Mike Cangemi. Betsy Carter. Keunjung Cho. Yhanna Coffin. Amy Holland Crafton. Elizabeth Enfield. Barbe Ennis. Christine Gauthier-Kelley. Marion Hall. Olga Hayes. Nils Johnson. Jane Keddy. Ira Levine. Barbara Littlefield. Laureen Maher.  Vanessa Michalak. Skip Montello. Paula Morgan. Ed Mowrey. John Nedosko. Jennifer Okumura. Katherine Richmond. Kathy Roberts. Judy Robinson-Cox. Lynne Sausele. Barbara Savicky. Ruth Schneider. Sallie Strand. Erin Survilas. Anna Vojtech. Suellen Wedmore. Jan Weinshanker.  Judith Wright. 

Special Events

The public is invited to celebrate the creativity of RNAC artists at an Opening Reception, on Sunday, March 13 from 4 to 6 PM. View the art, meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments, drink and always lively conversation. 

On Saturday, March 26, 3-5 PM, join the organization for What’s New, Rocky Neck? – A panel discussion and afternoon of show-and-tell. Artists from Part 1 of RNN 2022: New Directions will join RNAC Exhibitions Committee member Ginger Myhaver for a panel discussion, and artists showing in Part 2 will be on hand to discuss what’s new about the work on view. 

Visitors to the galleries are encouraged to participate in the popular Viewers’ Choice Award by voting for their favorite work of art. Three artists receiving the most votes will be recognized at the closing celebration on Sunday, April 10. These awards provide the artists and the organization with important community feedback. 

The Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) was founded in the mid-19th century and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in 1973. With the creation of the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck in 2012, RNAC programs are reaching a wider demographic as the visual arts focus is expanding to include more diverse cultural and educational offerings. The Cultural Center is located at 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930. For more information visit

Gloucester Stage Youth Company presents: Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach Jr.

February 12; 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

February 12; 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

February 13; 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Gloucester Stage

267 East Main Street

Gloucester, MA 01930When young James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers magic crocodile tongues that launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach, among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities, but after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces danger, sharks, and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James’ quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family. The dangerous voyage is a success, but the adventure takes a whole new twist once the big peach lands in the Big Apple.Perfect for families with children ages 6+
Show approx run time: 55 min, no intermission

Home: GLOUCESTERSTAGE.COM Details about the show: GLOUCESTERSTAGE.COM/james-giant-peach/

Big News for Windhover 2022

Dear Windhover Friends:

Now that the light is returning and we are moving into 2022, I want to share some exciting news about Windhover Performing Arts Center with you. Windhover has received a matching grant for half of the money towards the purchase of a permanent frame tent covering for the outdoor stage and garden. The amount received is $20,000. This means that we are reaching out now for help with contributions to meet our goal of raising the remaining $20,000. With a permanent tent covering in place, it means that all performances can take place at Windhover rain or shine! This is a game changer for Windhover! With this in place, everyone can be assured that all high quality dance, theater and music events which we are known for will take place.

  Tent at Windhover in back garden over the outdoor stage which Windhover plans to purchase for 2022.
  (photo by Lisa Hahn, August 2021)

Following the success of last summer when over 10,000 people attended numerous events, this coming summer of 2022 promises a wide variety of innovative performances in all of the performing arts fields. We welcome:

The Gloucester Stage Company back for the month of July;

Michael Trusnovec and his dance colleagues back to perform and teach in September;

Lanes Coven Theater Company performing Macbeth in August;

–Saving Grace Dance Ensemble Repertoire

— North Atlantic Dance Theatre Company

–Cornfield Dance Company

plus many other companies whose work will be enhanced because of this tent covering. Music performances will be able to take place rain or shine, as the delicate instruments will protected. All dance performances will take place since the stage will be protected.  

More news: The Quarry Dance X will be released online on Vimeo during a specific weekend in January, to be announced soon. We will have a premiere on Zoom as we did last year with Quarry Dance lX, with the complete cast and producer answering questions. The composer is putting the finishing touches on the music which he is creating for this dance video. We will send out an email blast when we have the dates, and it will be free for all to watch.

Quarry Dance X, Rockport quarry, August 2021     Photo by Anders Johnson

Please help make Windhover’s dreams come true by donating any amount that is comfortable for you. Every contribution helps to meet the goal. Windhover is a 501© 3 non-profit organization, so every contribution is tax-deductible. We encourage you to contribute in order to help sustain high quality arts on Cape Ann which are essential to uplifting our spirits and keeping the creativity of artists alive.

Windhover’s donate button on the website links to PAYPAL and can be found here:

Alternatively, you can mail a check made payable to Windhover and send to:

Windhover, P.O Box 2249, Rockport, Ma. 01966

Thank you for your participation in fostering the arts and maintaining an entire summer of performances, classes, residencies and workshops in 2022 at Windhover.

Warm wishes,


The Rockport Legion Band Holiday Concert

Saturday, December 11, 2:00 PM

Rockport First Congregational Church, 12 School St.,

Rockport 01966The entrance to the sanctuary is on Main St.Admission is free.The Rockport Legion Band is directed by Bob Rick.Masks are required.  And distancing is encouraged.Our program is below.