Events at Hammond Castle Museum

Knights, Maidens & Moor: Broadway at the CastleFriday, November 5th
Saturday, November 6th
Sunday, November 7th (Show beings at 6pm)https://www.hammondcastle.org/product/broadway/

Join us as Hello Friends Productions brings Knights, Maidens and Moor to our Great Hall with a cabaret of Broadway songs all relating to life in a castle or to the many famous guests Hammond entertained. With two Masters of Ceremony for the evening, we’ll have humming along to classics like Gershwin, Disney and more. 

The cast includes: Tom Edmonds, April Baldwin Foley, Andrew Hankinson, Rebecca Kenneally, Bobby Kerrigan, Kelly Murphy, Sean Murphy, Thomas Smoker and Crystal Van Artsdalen. Accompanying the cast on the Hammond’s original, 1920s Chickering piano is Chris Lawnsby. Cast bios are listed on the event page. Shows begin at 7pm on Friday and Saturday night and at 6pm on Sunday night. Parking is always free.

MOVIE NIGHTS: 

Hammond Castle Museum is once again teaming up with Cape Ann Cinema as we present Robin Hood accompanied by internationally acclaimed, silent movie live accompanist, Peter Krasinski and the 1980s classic hit, Highlander, a 35th Anniversary screening. 

Showings are:

  • November 12th: Robin Hood with Peter Krasinski. Doors open at 6:45, show begins at 7pm.
  • November 21st: Highlander: 35th Anniversary Showing. Doors open at 5:45, movie begins at 6pm

November 12th – ROBIN HOOD (1922)

The swashbuckling Douglas Fairbanks stars with Wallace Beery in one of the most expensive movies of the 1920s (and the first to have a glitzy Hollywood premiere). The swashbuckling Fairbanks plays the dashing Earl of Huntingdon, who, after returning from the Crusades, adopts the moniker Robin Hood in order to defeat the treacherous Prince John, who has usurped the throne of the kind King Richard the Lion-Hearted.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE TRAILER!

 November 21st- HIGHLANDER: 35TH ANNIVERSARY SCREENING (1986)

While this 1980s video store staple spawned many sequels and TV series, “There can be only one,” to quote the movie’s most quoted line. This modern sword-and-sorcery stars one-time Tarzan Christopher Lambert as Connor MacLeod (of the Clan MacLeod!), an immortal 16th-century Scottish Highlander living in 20th-century New York, who becomes embroiled in a fight to the death with other immortals, with the ultimate prize being the mysterious “Prize” (the power of all the immortals who have ever lived. Great performances by bad boy Clancy Brown as the evil Kurgan, and Sean Connery as MacLeod’s friend and mentor, Ramírez (a Spaniard… with a Scottish accent… but born in ancient Egypt). Featuring a great soundtrack by Queen.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE TRAILER!

Last event: 

Meet & Greet Trick Or Treat

October 27, 5pm -7:30pm

What better place to trick or treat and meet all your child’s favorite fantasy characters than at an old, seaside castle? We have everything you need to ignite your child’s imagination: superheroes and princesses, a drawbridge, spiral staircase,  a Great Hall and even a pool in the middle of the Castle! We’ll have over a dozen characters and some spooky music but, you bring the scary costumes.

Timed Trick or Treat sessions will last approximately 15 minutes with five different treat stations set up within the Castle.  You will have opportunities to take your own photos of your child with their favorite ICe Queen Cosplay Princess Parties characters including but not limited to: Spiderman, Harley Quinn, Batman, Snow White & The Evil Queen, Cinderella & the Evil Step Sisters, Wonder Woman, Wreck It Ralph, and Rey & BB8.

 New Exhibition at Rocky Neck Art Colony Featuring Four Landscape Artists “Variations on Surface”, Curated by Courtney Wilson

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

Dates: October 21, 2021 – November 21, 2021

Artists’ Reception: Saturday, October 30, 4-6 PM

Hours: Thursday through Sunday, noon to 5 PM

The Rocky Neck Art Colony is pleased to present VARIATIONS ON SURFACE: Four Artists Explore Landscape, on view Thursday, October 21 through Sunday, November 21, 2021 at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson St, Gloucester, MA. The Cultural Center is free and open to the public Thursday through Sunday, 12 – 5 PM. Don’t miss the Artists’ Reception on Saturday, October 30 from 4-6 PM. 

VARIATIONS ON SURFACE: Four Artists Explore Landscape,  proposes that our relationship to the world may be felt and expressed in a blurred vista, horizontal line and more. The works of Courtney Wilson, Bruce Buescher, Kimberly Knowles and Katherine Richmond, explore four variations of perceived experience of landscape. The artists distill and distort landscapes to heighten awareness of them. Wilson’s paintings set up a tension between foreground and background by often focusing on the means of viewing — a window or transparent surface — rather than what’s beyond it. Similarly, Buescher’s paintings abstract landscapes to their single key element: the horizon. Knowles uses geometric shapes and lines to reflect emotion and experience. Richmond explores and experiments her nature, and by pushing the boundaries during these fleeting moments, she was able to capture the various possibilities in this world of light and shapes. Her photographs give viewers an opportunity through their own sense of wonder and imagination to enjoy it however they choose. In all, these artists’ works seek to refocus our perception of the space and places we inhabit.  

Artists in the Exhibition

Courtney Wilson is a contemporary artist inspired by impressionistic style and reflection of light. While receiving her BFA at Endicott College and interning at Rocky Neck Art Colony, Courtney has been inspired by the vibrant history and beauty of Cape Ann. Her collection of work is a mixture of the observational and imagined. Her work plays with layers of space whilst remaining focused on a horizon line to capture both the ethereal qualities of her surroundings and memory of place. Often distilled or blurred, Courtney aims to portray a landscape representative of memory and identity. Her intention is to evoke thought through prominent horizon lines, while challenging perception of the environment through blurred or rainy lens.  

Bruce Buescher is an architect and artist. A quiet upbringing in rural Texas instilled in him a keen sensibility to open spaces, nature, and the horizon. Architecture school developed his ability to focus on meticulous tasks and take pleasure in details and craftsmanship. His paintings reflect this in the quiet and often months-long process involved in making them. Rather than pursuing a single subject matter or starting point, he lets the physicality of oil paint and a somewhat synesthetic feeling of hue guide the origins of his paintings. The work therefore grows out of a love of paint itself and is then informed by the artist’s past experiences in wide open and quiet landscapes.

Kimberly Knowles a Boston-based visual artist, is inspired by the intersection of high contrast and intricate detail. While receiving her MA in Mental Health Counseling and Art Therapy at Lesley University, her collection has grown through different forms of abstraction, striving to grasp the movement and ephemerality of the humanity she encounters. Brief moments in vast natural spaces inform her meditative painting process, as well as each individual composition. Her artwork reflects emotion and experience through a pattern of line, shape, and desaturated hues. Through pausing to take-in each abstraction, Kimberly seeks to provide a moment of introspection for viewers, challenging how each individual’s personal narrative impacts our perception of the world around us. 

Since 2012 Katherine Richmond has taken part in juried photography competitions and exhibitions. She has won twenty-six awards, nineteen from large international competitions. Her photos have appeared in numerous publications and are in many private collections. Exploring and experimenting is her nature, and by pushing the boundaries during these fleeting moments, she was able to capture the various possibilities in this world of light and shapes. Given technology available today, Richmond would hope viewers would be surprised that these photographs were captured through a lens, and that minimal processing took place afterwards.   Looking otherworldly, her work references the color, shapes, and textures. The images’ formal aesthetics are similar to contemporary paintings. The intoxicating landscapes of bold colors and dynamic shapes, create excitement that moves beyond the original form and photography.

Katherine Richmond was born in Boston, and took up photography in 1976. She is attracted to nature, animals, people, abstract, and documentary photography. She lives and works in Gloucester, Massachusetts.  

 

Special Events

In addition to an opening reception on Saturday, October 30, from 4 to 6 PM, the following public programs will accompany this exhibition: 

November 20, 7-8 PM – Artist Q&A

Consult the RNACExhibitions.com and rockyneckartcolony.org web page for details and updates.

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 www.rockyneckartcolony.org.

Sculpture of Boston Marathon Legend Bobbi Gibb to be Unveiled

What: Unveiling of ‘The Girl Who Ran’ sculpture

When: Tuesday, October 5, 2021, from 6-8 pm

Where:   Hopkinton Center for the Arts, 98 Hayden Rowe, Hopkinton, MA 01749

Sponsors: The Hopkinton Center for the Arts, Marty’s Fine Wines, Start Line Brewing, and the 26.2 Foundation.

Please join us in celebrating women, art, and distance running with the unveiling of the sculpture of Bobbi Gibb on Tuesday, October 5, 2021, from 6-8pm at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA).

Bobbi Gibb, the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, is sharing her lifetime wish – to sculpt a life-sized statue of a female runner and have it placed on the Boston Marathon course.

“My hope when I began working on the sculpture was to create something that captures the power of the human spirit as well as providing inspiration for all who look to take on the challenge of running 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boston,” said Gibb.

“We believe it is long past time to recognize the Boston Marathon’s great women runners,” said 26.2 Foundation President Tim Kilduff. “The fact that Boston’s first woman runner is also an artist makes this unveiling absolutely unique and appropriate.”

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Bobbi Gibb in person and Boston Marathon champions Bill Rodgers, Sara Mae Berman, Amby Burfoot, and Jack Fultz. Reception starts at 6pm and is followed by the program and unveiling at 7pm.

ABOUT BOBBI GIBB

Roberta Louise “Bobbi” Gibb (born November 2, 1942 in Cambridge, Massachusetts) is the first woman to have run the Boston Marathon in 1966. She is recognized by the Boston Athletic Association as the pre-sanctioned era women’s winner in 1966, 1967, and 1968. At the Boston Marathon, the pre-sanctioned era comprised the years from 1966 through 1971, when women, who under AAU rules could not compete in the marathon. In 1996 the B.A.A. retroactively recognized as champions the women who finished first in the Pioneer Women’s Division Marathon for the years 1966–1971.
Gibb’s run in 1966 challenged prevalent prejudices and misconceptions about women’s athletic capabilities. In 1968 Gibb finished first among five women that ran the marathon. It was not until late 1971, pursuant to a petition to the Amateur Athletic Union by Nina Kuscsik, that the AAU changed its rules and began to sanction women’s division marathons. Kuscsik won the initial AAU-sanctioned women’s division race at Boston in 1972.
While many people know Bobbi as the first women to run the Boston Marathon, few people know her as an artist. She finds creative expression through her bronze sculptures and acrylic paint murals.
For more information about Bobbi’s art go to: www.bobbigibbart.net

ABOUT THE 26.2 FOUNDATION

The 26.2 Foundation is a philanthropic non-profit 501(c) (3) organization with community roots in Hopkinton, MA. Its mission is to promote and support the sport of marathoning, as well as health, wellness and economic development initiatives through strategic investments in innovative, multi-generational programs on local, regional, national and global levels.

Safe Haven Ballet Company Presents Don Quixote on Windhover’s Outdoor Stage this Saturday evening

Rockport, MA – Windhover Performing Arts Center is proud to present Safe Haven Ballet Company’s performance of Don Quixote on Saturday, September 25th at 7:00pm. Tickets are $20 general admission and available at windhover.org/performances

Based on the classic novel “The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha” by Miguel de Cervantes Saavreda, the three-act ballet transports the audience to Barcelona to tell the tale of the adventureous knight-errant, Don Quixote, in his quest to find the love of his dreams, Dulcinea, and ultimately his aspiration to help the feisty Kitri marry Basilio, the man of her heart.

Artistic Director Lissa Curtis will lead the cast of dancers performing the principal role of Kitri, and will share the stage with returning guest artist Joseph LaChance performing the role of Basilio. With narration provided by the character Dulcinea, this comedic, high-energy performance featuring dazzling costumes, music and choreography, is an event not to be missed!

Safe Haven Ballet is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Portsmouth, NH whose purpose is to serve the community with trauma-sensitive ballet, art, and movement classes for survivors of sexual assault and trauma.  Proceeds from performances and events go towards funding these classes free of charge to those in need.

For information on upcoming events and how to get involved with Safe Haven Ballet, please visit www.safehavenballet.org

For more information about Windhover Center for the Performing Arts, please visit https://windhover.org/

The 38th Annual Cape Ann Artisans Open Studios

Saturday and Sunday October 9-10th  10AM-5PM Daily
Gloucester and Rockport, MA.

Contact: info@capeannartisans.com or leave a message with Cynthia Curtis 978-546-6186

Doors Wide Open for the Fall Cape Ann Artisans Tour October 9-10

Art Making & Appreciation is Stronger than Ever

It is always wonderful to visit with the Cape Ann artists in their studios where it is possible to talk with them about their work and revel in their creativity!

June 2021 visitor

The Cape Ann Artisans will host the 38th Annual Fall Tour for two days, Saturday and Sunday, October 9 & 10th.   This will be the third time that the Artisans have hosted the community and visitors in 2021 and each time the artisans have experienced a strong return to experiencing the arts in person.   The tour is self-guided and includes 14 unique studios and 15 Artisans covering a wide range of media including ceramic arts, painting, jewelry, mixed media, quilting, mosaics, weaving, and more!   For those new to the tour, the two-day period allows plenty of time to visit all or a selection of the studios, but an early start is always recommended to fully enjoy the day and take a break mid-day for lunch.

The Artisans are always cooking up something new to show as over half of the visitors are “regulars” returning to the tour from previous years.   In fact, there’s always a spirit of comradery in the studio that makes everyone feel like they are at home.  Several artists have reported what’s in store!    

Pam Stratton shares, “One of the fun things I did over the summer was to take a 3 day class in Truro at Castle Hill Center for Arts with Dietlind Vander Schaaf on creating layers and translucency with encaustic wax. At home I have a family of crows that I feed so one of them found their way into my encaustic work. My intention is to weave mosaic and encaustic Art together.”  Rob Diebboll has a collection of new oil paintings from the spring and summer with themes of meditation and joy at the beach. The out-of-the-way beaches of Cape Ann continue to inspire Rob’s portrayals of figures, and dogs, in nature.  Cynthia Curtis is overjoyed at the turnout for the Spring and Summer tours and her classes, “It was clear to me that playing with clay has never been more therapeutic for all of us.  I am so grateful for the community of wonderful students and teachers who make beautiful pots here.”   She is also inspired by the interest in her Sea Fossil pieces.  Up close, one can see the very fine detail. Step back and the pieces look like an ancient map.  Cynthia quips that it started as a happy accident, “I certainly did not wake up one morning and think ‘I’ll start a new line of Sea Fossil pieces.  That’s how it goes with pottery. Expect the unexpected.”  Finally, Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco reports that thanks to the advent of “Covid Hair” hair accessories have taken center stage in her collection.   “I began designing exclusively to re-introduce hair jewelry 17 years ago, and this year, most unexpectedly women have re-discovered the joy of long hair!”

To get a taste of the tour, art lovers are encouraged to watch the newly produced video that features one-minute cameos with each of the artisans.   It can be found on the websiteFacebookpage, and YouTube.  Visitors are encouraged to pick up a Cape Ann Chamber Map and align it with the Cape Ann Artisans brochure to follow the tour route.  The Artisans are listed below and in the brochure in an order that follows the geography of Gloucester and Rockport but visitors can start anywhere they choose.

  1. Jacqueline Ganim DeFalco – Sea Glass Jeweler
  2. Deb Gonet – Painting – Mixed Media
  3. David Archibald – Ceramic Arts – Porcelain & Stoneware
  4. Linda Hogan – Quilter
  5. Sara Wright – Fiber Arts- Handwoven & Knit Accessories
  6. Cynthia Curtis – Ceramic Arts – Stoneware
  7. Pam Stratton – Mosaics
  8. Twin Lights Studio| Scott Place and Erin O’Sullivan – Ceramic Arts
  9. Deb Schradieck – Painting–Oil & Watercolor
  10. Rob Diebboll – Painting – Oil & Watercolors
  11. Sallie Strand – Painting- Abstract
  12. Sinikka Nogelo – Painting & Sculpture– Experimental Arts
  13. Chloe Leigh – Fine Jeweler
  14. Marcie Rae – Fine Jeweler

The 2021 Brochure is available at all the major tourism outlets including the Cape Ann Chamber, and North of Boston CVB locations.   The Artisans have been assigned a Magenta Flag on the Chamber’s Cape Ann Tourism Map. Please seek out the Chamber map when picking up the CAA brochure as they will be used in concert.   An electronic map of just the CAA Tour is also downloadable from Cape Ann Artisans.

The Cape Ann Artisans honor all Covid safety precautions and will comply with State of Massachusetts regulations:  wearing of masks indoors, use of hand sanitizer and social distancing are encouraged to ensure a safe visit.

North Shore Arts Association presents:

Apply for Artist Membership at NSAA

North Shore Arts Association, 11 Pirate’s Lane, Gloucester, MA 01930
When: September 12 – 16, 2021

NORTH SHORE ARTS ASSOCIATION CALL TO ARTISTS YOU STILL HAVE TIME: Submission deadline for New Artist Membership is September 12 – 16, 2021. Apply online at: Becoming a Member at NSAA.  

North Shore Arts Association is located at 11 Pirate’s Lane, Gloucester, MA 01930. For more information about becoming a Juried Artist Member please call (978) 283-1857 or email arts@nsarts.org. Visiting hours are Wednesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM and Sundays 12 – 4 PM.  

SYNERGY | A COLLECTIVE OF SOLO SHOWS

September 25 – October 30, 2021
Reception: Sunday, October 3, 2021, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM

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

North Shore Arts Association presents the 3rd Annual Synergy Show September 25 – October 30th in the Main Gallery. Experience a unique collective of mini solo shows by 40 individual artists. Hundreds of works all available for viewing and purchase. Please join us for the reception on Sunday, October 3rd from 1:00 – 3:00 PM. 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 arts@nsarts.org. Visiting hours are Wednesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM and Sundays 12 – 4 PM. 

The Centennial Gallery at 4 Centennial Drive is hosting a new Photography Show for ‘Peace and Healing,’ “70 x 7”

The Centennial Gallery at 4 Centennial Drive is hosting a new Photography Show for ‘Peace and Healing,’ “70 x 7” highlights seventy images by seven local photographers. This colorful show fills two floors and showcases the work of Donna Ardizzoni, Laurinda Butcher, Michael Chamness, Dawn McDonald, Skip Montello, Karen Pischke and Elaine Somers —all known for their beautiful nature and nautical scenes. Some of these artists recently received awards at the Newburyport Art Association’s Annual Photography Interest Group Show. 

This collaborative art show is open for public viewing weekdays 8am–6pm through September 24 at the Musculoskeletal Center, 4 Centennial Drive in Peabody. All artwork is for sale ‘as is’ and some can be custom-ordered. Masks are required in the building at all times. Contact us for sales and news of our artists. Come to an Open Reception on Sunday, September 12 from 2:00pm – 4:30pm with Jazz trio Beacon Blue performing. Free with Advance Registration via Eventbrite. Any questions, call or email: Karen Pischke 978-283-4258 or dreamtimewellness@gmail.com Artist bios and contact information can be found at the Centennial Gallery artist table, along with a guest book for your comments. Stop by the show and experience a sense of awe, ‘peace and healing.’ 

Trudy Allen Solo Show and Alcohol Ink Demonstration

SHOW DATES: SEPT. 11 – 29, 2021 IN THE GORDON GRANT ROOM

ARTIST DEMONSTRATION: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2021, STARTING AT 2:00 PM

RECEPTION: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2021, FROM 2:00 – 4:00 PM

North Shore Arts Association
11 Pirates Lane, Gloucester, MA 01930

Trudy Allen, Sage, acrylic, 12 x 12 inches

A new exhibition titled Floral Portraits by Trudy Allen opens September 11th in the Gordon Grant Room at the North Shore Arts Association (NSAA). The exhibition is devoted to the Stacy Boulevard in Gloucester, MA for its stunning flower gardens, and will be on display through September 29, 2021.  

Floral Portraits honors and thanks the Generous Gardeners, City of Gloucester, and the Department of Public Works for their dedication, contributions, and hard work maintaining our beautiful city. During the pandemic the flowers gardens on the Boulevard were planted and well cultured, giving the community an opportunity to enjoy the scenery while being safe. Trudy painted a series of individual flowers from the gardens documenting their life cycles.  

Please join us on Sunday, September 12, 2021, from 2:00 – 4:00 PM for the opening reception. 

Trudy will be giving an alcohol ink demonstration on September 25th at 2:00 PM where she will share her process, materials, and answer questions. 

North Shore Arts Association is located at 11 Pirates Lane, Gloucester, MA 01930. For more information about events please call (978) 283-1857 or email arts@nsarts.org. Visiting hours are Wednesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM and Sundays 12 – 4 PM.

ALight on MARS: The Boston Sculptors Gallery Comes to Starfield

August 2021:  Since July, The Manship Artists Residency has been honoring some of its earliest “residents” — i.e., the fireflies — with a Year of Light. This celebration will continue through the Fall and into next year with special programming designed to draw attention to the magic and wonder of fireflies, as well as ways we can help their local populations flourish. As part of this effort, members of the Boston Sculptors Gallery have been invited to install site-specific work that uses light in some way on the Manship Artists Residency grounds. 

It was Paul Manship, the sculptor of the Prometheus Fountain, who first recognized the importance of the luminescent beetles with which he shared his summer residence and estate. In fact, he named his property Starfield in honor of the fireflies that were there when he arrived, and he made sure they had a habitat in which they could thrive. Manship waited until the end of July to mow his meadow so that the fireflies would have a chance to go through their life cycles and so that he would have the pleasure of walking through a field of fireflies twinkling all around him just like the stars above — he preserved for himself and his guests a veritable “Starfield.”

Although the nightly dance of the fireflies will have passed when the exhibition opens on September 25th, sixteen members of the Boston Sculptors Gallery will directly and/or indirectly remind us of their presence (and their absence) with their light-inspired work. In addition to work that closely relates to the fireflies and the radiance of their courtship dance, some of the site-specific sculptures reference the history of this environmentally significant site and/or our need to conserve resources and employ alternative energy solutions. For example, Jessica Strauss’s floating “Big Dipper” constellation in Canneys Quarry employs solar technology for its light source while reminding us how Paul Manship chose this spot because it was a “dark place” where he could revel in the nightly display in the sky above. This month-long exhibition was juried and curated by Belinda Rathbone and Cynthia Roth.

The exhibition organizers have created an outdoor sculpture path which the public can follow as they explore the grounds and discover the new work created specifically for this show. The resourceful and clever use of historic and natural features on the site by members of the Boston Sculptors Gallery will offer even those who are well-familiar with the property a unique and exciting experience. 

There will be an artist reception the second weekend of the exhibition, on Saturday, October 2, with a rain date the following Sunday. Complementary programming will expand on themes addressed by the sculpture itself –  there will be opportunities for night-sky viewings with the Gloucester Area Astronomy Club and the MIT Sidewalk Astronomers Club; a talk by entomologist Avalon Owens on the impact of artificial light on fireflies; a night of virtual and live dance — co-produced with New Media + Cyber artist Will Pappenheimer, Sarah Slifer Swift, and MAGMA; as well as a participatory, community-based public performance piece called Light in Flight developed by public artist Mags Harries. The latter event will be videotaped for broad distribution and will feature teams of bike riders from the neighborhoods of Gloucester and Rockport decked out in helmets decorated with light fixtures that mimic the flashing of the fireflies. 

The Manship Artists Residency’s firefly-related programming and events are supported by The Manship Artists’ Prometheus Circle of donors and with grants from Applied Materials and New England Biolabs Foundations, as well as by the Local Cultural Councils of Gloucester, Rockport, Hamilton-Wenham and Beverly; programs of and funded by the Massachusetts Cultural Council

About the Exhibition:

ALight on MARS – The Boston Sculptors Gallery at Starfield

OPEN WEEKENDS only with self-guided tours 

Saturday, September 25 – Sunday, October 24

Gloucester, MA 01930

Free admission with timed-entry ticket required

For more information and to reserve your spot, visit ManshipArtists.org.

ALight on MARS events:

  • Saturday, September 26 — The premier of two dance performance pieces – one virtual and one live — including Prism,  a performance piece for movement, sound, and light with dancers Sarah Slifer Swift and Molly Tupper; music by Steve Lacey and lighting design by Josh Lentini. New Media and Cyber Artist Will Pappenheimer presents his newest augmented reality piece which references Paul Manship’s sculpture and which he created with digital captures of dancer Sarah Slifer Swift. Rain Date: Sunday, September 27.
  • Saturday, October 2 — Opening reception with the Artists and the MIT Sidewalk Astronomers Club. Rain Date: Sunday, October 3.
  • Wednesday, October 13 — Dark-Night Sky Viewing with the Gloucester Area Astronomy Club
  • Saturday, October 16 — Light in Flight — A participatory, community-based public performance on light-decorated bicycles developed by public artist and Manship Artists Founding Board Member Mags Harries. Rain Date: Sunday, October 17.
  • Thursday, October 21 — Virtual Online Talk. Entomologist Avalon Owens shares her findings about the impact of artificial light on fireflies
  • Saturday, October 23 — Closing celebration. Rain Date: Sunday, October 24.

Reservations required through the ManshipArtists.org website. Space is limited due to CoViD and parking. 

Manship maintains strict CoViD protocols. All visitors who are not vaccinated must wear a mask at all times. Those who are vaccinated must maintain social distance from others and are asked to wear masks to protect yourself and others. These standards are subject to change without notice. Manship follows the strictest COVID-19 guidelines set forth by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the CDC, and WHO and thanks you in advance for your following these safety measures.

About the Manship Artists Residency

ManshipArtists.org

The site of the Manship Artists Residency was once the summer retreat of Paul Manship, the sculptor of the Prometheus Fountain at Rockefeller Center. Many of the same opportunities and qualities that attracted Manship to Cape Ann are available to those who come here today seeking an escape into a restorative natural setting to spark their inner muse. The core mission of the Manship Artists Residency, an international, interdisciplinary artist residency, is to support our innovators and thinkers by offering them an inspiring environment in which to imagine and create the future.

In The Arts!

Carmela Martin’s Solo Show at NSAA


AUGUST 25 – SEPTEMBER 9, 2021
RECEPTION: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH FROM 1:00 – 400 PM

North Shore Arts Association
11 Pirate’s Lane, Gloucester, MA 01930
Open and free to the public

Carmela Martin, Restless Sea, mixed media, $1,400 

A new exhibition of paintings by Carmela Martin is currently on display at the North Shore Arts Association (NSAA) in Gloucester, MA, and will be on view through September 9, 2021. The exhibition features vibrant paintings rich in texture and color. Please join us on Saturday, September 4, 2021, from 1:00 – 4:00 PM for the opening reception. 

Carmela studied with many gifted and renowned artists from the North Shore and beyond. She works primarily in oil, adding cold wax and marble dust to create layers of texture, and incorporates pastel, acrylic, and monotype printing into her work.  

Her paintings are in numerous private and corporate collections in the United Sates and abroad.  She is a member of the North Shore Arts Association, Rockport Art Association & Museum, and the Experimental Group. To experience more of Carmela’s work please visit www.carmelamartinfineart.com

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 arts@nsarts.org. Visiting hours are Wednesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM and Sundays 12 – 4 PM.  

Susan Hedman’s Solo Show at NSAA

August 25 – September 9, 2021
Reception: Saturday, September 4th from 1:00 – 400 PM

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

Cost: Open and free to the public

Susan Hedman, Red Gladiolas, oil, $1,200

A new exhibition of oil and watercolor paintings by Susan Hedman is currently on display at the North Shore Arts Association (NSAA) in Gloucester, MA, and will be on view through September 9, 2021. The exhibition features approximately forty-seven works highlighting intricate still-lifes, colorful florals, and local maritime scenes. Please join us on Saturday, September 4, 2021, from 1:00 – 4:00 PM for the opening reception. 

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 arts@nsarts.org. Visiting hours are Wednesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM and Sundays 12 – 4 PM.  

Faces from the Past: 100 Years of RAA&M Artists in Portraiture museum exhibit at Rockport Art Association & Museum

Portrait of Aldro Hibbard, by Marguerite S. Pearson. Ca. 1960

The act of painting portraits – and self-portraits – is as old as art itself. Thus it is no surprise to find that over the course of the past century the artists of the Rockport Art Association & Museum (RAA&M) have applied their superlative skills towards crafting portraits of themselves and each other.

The selection of portraits featured in this show are all drawn from the Rockport Art Association & Museum’s permanent museum collection. Executed in oil, watercolor, and photography, these works document the diverse forms or artistic expression employed over the last century by our artist members. As well, they stand as a priceless means by which we can experience and get to know some of the faces that have made the Rockport Art Association & Museum one of the premier centers for the fine arts in America.

Faces from the Past: 100 Years of RAA&M Artists in Portraiture is running from NOW until Thursday, September 16 in our Wengenroth Gallery.  For more information please click here: https://www.rockportartassn.org/calendar-of-events/2021/8/27/faces-from-the-past

New Exhibition at Rocky Neck Art Colony Featuring Six Contemporary Artists Celebrating their Stories of Spirit, Perseverance and Vision 20/20 Vision, Curated by Kristine Fisher

Dates: September 16, 2021 – October 17, 2021
Artists’ Reception:
Saturday, September 18, 4-6 PM

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck,
6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA
Hours: Thursday through Sunday, noon to 5 PM

The six accomplished contemporary artists featured in 20/20 Vision share adventuresome approaches to materials, a commitment to experimental processes, and inspired engagement with Cape Ann’s extraordinary natural environment. 

Risk-takers all, and passionate lovers of their process, Donna CaseldenTerry Del Percio-PiemonteRichard Crangle, Kristine FisherKat Masella and Susan Guest-McPhail all work to keep excitement and freshness alive. In this exhibition, they have left safety and the ordinary behind to reveal their clearest artistic expression. These artists ask, “Does 20/20 vision really exist for an artist or for anyone as life evolves?” Affirming that “artistic pursuits, as with life, can be murky and full of risk,” they conclude that “In our creative journey, the only clarity that we really have is to be truly present and lean into our hearts.” Showcasing painting, mixed media and sculpture, this exhibition celebrates each artist’s story of spirit, perseverance, and vision. 

Artists in the Exhibition

Boston-based artist Donna Caselden has been creating experimental artwork over the past several years. Originally an interior designer, Donna blends her painting skills with her design knowledge, resulting in a perfect marriage of her two passions.

From his studio in Gloucester, Massachusetts, Richard Crangle creates refined wood sculpture and furniture that incorporate time honored craftsmanship and contemporary expression using local, reclaimed, and exotic woods. Crangle’s vocabulary of abstract and organic themes, innovative shapes, and surface treatments evoke the inclusion of visual grace and movement. His work is in the

Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts and in many private collections.

Painter and mixed-media artist Terry Del Percio-Piemonte is showing work from two completely different series. Her current paintings arrange complex patterns and shapes suggesting aerial views of cityscapes that abstractly reflect how we construct our communities from both a physical and political standpoint. On her other series, Del Percio remarks, “The year 2020 seemed to bring the world’s insanity to a volcanic head, and it has had a tremendous impact on me personally.” Using fabric and threads for a new collage series called “Frayed Around the Edges” Del Percio appears to be documenting her emotional reactions to the very disturbing times in which we live.

Kristine Fisher is a contemporary visual artist specializing in mixed media and photography. Her work is largely influenced by the coastal environs of living on Cape Ann. The sea’s rhythms, along with her many years of working with global design leader Herman Miller, are reflected in the graphic simplicity of her work. Fisher has exhibited with numerous North Shore art associations and the Jane Deering Gallery, Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Kat Masella paints energetic contemporary oil paintings full of emotion.  Her work evokes wonderment and joy through layers of rich imagery, colors and textures. Kat has exhibited nationally and internationally and has won numerous awards.

Susan Guest-McPhail is an award-winning artist, printmaker, and teacher who loves to create and share. Her work is intuitive, colorful, and changing.

 

Special Events

In addition to an opening reception on Saturday, September 18, from 4 to 6 PM, the following public programs will accompany this exhibition: 

September 22, 7-8 PM – Artist and teacher, Susan Guest-McPhail demonstrates mixed media techniques 

October 2, 2-4 PM – Rick Crangle will conduct a drop-in demonstration of wood sculpting and hand carving skills

October 9, 2-4 PM – Kat Masella will demonstrate painting techniques and discuss her process

To sign up, visit the Rocky Neck Art Colony Eventbrite page 

Consult the RNACExhibitions.com web page for details and updates.

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 www.rockyneckartcolony.org.

Dale Sherman Blodget’s Demo at NSAA this Saturday!

What: Dale Sherman Blodget Pastel Pop-Up Exhibit and Demonstration

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

Saturday, August 28, 2021, at 2:00 PM
Cost: Open and free to the public

Dale Sherman Blodget, Red 6, acrylic with collage, 48 x 36 inches, $3,200

North Shore Arts Association (NSAA) is excited to have a pop-up exhibit on display by award winning and local artist Dale Sherman Blodget. Concurrently Dale will be giving an acrylic painting demo on August 28th at 2:00 PM where she will share her process and answer questions.  

Her paintings have been exhibited in many juried shows and have won numerous awards.  She is a member of the North Shore Arts Association, Rockport Arts Association & Museum, National Association of Women Artists, and the Experimental Group. To experience more of Dale’s work please visit www.daleshermanblodget.com

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 arts@nsarts.org. Visiting hours are Wednesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM and Sundays 12 – 4 PM.  

Cove Gallery Exhibition September 2021

Integral Beauty: Cross sections of beauty seen through each artist’s own unique filter that culminate into a visceral experience for the viewer.

Location: The Cove Gallery,  37 Rocky Neck Avenue,  Gloucester, MA

Dates: September 2, 2021 – September 26, 2021

Artists’ Reception: Saturday, September 4, 4-7 PM

Live Percussion Music and Artist Talks: Thursday, September 16th, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Hours: Thursday- Sunday, 12pm to 5pm; Thursday September 16th, 12pm-8pm

Gloucester, MA –  The Rocky Neck Art Colony is proud to present Integral Beauty at the Cove Gallery (37 Rocky Neck Avenue), from September 2- 26, 2021. Integral Beauty is a collaboration of five artists, Rebecca Anne Nagle, Rē Siswick Graham, Loren Doucette, Rosemary Sullivan, and Celeste Huezo, who use their media to respond to the varying beauty found within nature, spirituality, and humanity. Cross sections of beauty that are seen through each artist’s own unique filter that culminate into a visceral experience for the viewer.

Rebecca Anne Nagle captures moments in time with sensitivity of mark, immersive color and empathy for the subject matter through undulation of reality and abstraction.  

Rosemary Sullivan’s still lifes draw inspiration from local flowers and the landscape of Cape Ann and are celebrated by her colorful palette. 

Loren Doucette extends her breadth as an artist and works in many styles pursuing a balance between abstraction and realism.  The work ranges from local scenes of Gloucester to highly emotional abstract paintings. 

Rē Siswick Graham explores the beautiful structure of nature within its molecular composition.  Her abstraction is often expressed in a variety of media.

Celeste Huezo is a printmaker fascinated by color, heritage, and repetition. As a first generation daughter of immigrants, her art expresses her desire to find identity in Salvadoran and Latin American culture. Her main medium is screen printing on Saltillo tiles along with cut paper exploration.

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 www.rockyneckartcolony.org.

Rosalie Sidoti Oil Painting Demo at NSAA this Thursday!

What: Rosalie Sidoti Oil Painting Demonstration
Where: North Shore Arts Association, 11 Pirate’s Lane, Gloucester, MA 01930
When: Thursday, August 26, 2021, at 6:00 PM
Cost: Open and free to the public

Rosalie Sidoti, Seaside, oil, 8 x 10 inches 

North Shore Arts Association (NSAA) is excited to collaborate with the Rocky Neck Cultural District Partners to celebrate art on Cape Ann every Thursday night in July and August for the Culture Splash between 4 – 8 PM. During Thursday’s extended hours come experience free artist demonstrations starting at 6 PM by extremely talented, well-known artists.  

We are thrilled to welcome NSAA’s national award-winning and local artist Rosalie Sidoti, who is giving an oil painting demo this Thursday, August 26, 2021, at 6:00 PM. Rosalie’s demonstration will focus on simplifying color mixing, understanding what makes a good composition, and sharing techniques for achieving personal goals in art. To see more of Rosalie’s artwork, please visit her website www.rosaliesidoti.com

“I am fortunate to live on Cape Ann where the light is magical and like no other place. My inspiration is endless, and the possibilities are boundless.” – Rosalie Sidoti 

Rosalie is the recipient of the 2021 National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society award for best use of color and light, and she also won the NSAA Popular Award for 2021! She is an active member of the North Shore Arts Association, Rockport Art Association & Museum, Copley Society of Art, and American Impressionist Society, National Association of Women Artists, Oil Painters of America, and National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society.  

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 arts@nsarts.org. Visiting hours are Wednesday – Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM and Sundays 12 – 4 PM.  

DANCE Performances next week at Windhover

PRESENTS:

Michael Trusnovec and Company in

Legacy: Looking Forward and Glancing Backward

Friday, August 27th, 2021 at 7:30pm & 
Saturday. August 28th, 2021 at 7:30pm

Dance luminaries perform works by legendary choreographers Paul Taylor, Martha Graham, and Margie & Chris Gillis

Michael Trusnovec and Annmaria Mazzini

Rockport, MA – Windhover Center for the Performing Arts presents Michael Trusnovec & Company performing Legacy: Looking Forward and Glancing Backward on August 27th and 28th at 7:30pm. The event is a full evening of modern dance featuring works by legendary choreographers Paul Taylor, Martha Graham, and Margie & Chris Gillis, as well as new choreography.

Michael Trusnovec

The performance is conceived by Michael Trusnovec, former soloist with Paul Taylor Dance Company and hailed by the New York Times as “one of the world’s most luminous dancers.” Trusnovec is joined by Xin Ying, current star of the Martha Graham Dance Company, Annmaria Mazzini of Mazzini Dance Collective, Bradley Beakes of Doug Varone and Dancers, and dancer, choreographer, and filmmaker Thryn Saxon. Additional live music is provided by virtuoso guitarist Aaron Larget-Caplan.

Archival photo of Martha Graham performing Immediate Tragedy

The program includes Vers la Glace, choreographed by Margie and Chris Gillis and James Kudelka with music by Eugene Friesen, and performed by Michael Trusnovec and Annmaria Mazzini; solo from Spindrift, choreographed by Paul Taylor and danced by Michael Trusnovec; Immediate Tragedy choreographed by Martha Graham and danced by Xin Ying; A Moment More, choreographed by Hernando Cortez and performed by Michael Trusnovec, Shedding Velvet, choreographed and performed by Bradley Beakes and Thryn Saxon, and additional choreography by the company.

Tickets are $34 and are available at https://windhover.org/performances/ or by contacting the Gloucester Stage Box Office at 978-281-4433 or boxoffice@gloucesterstage.com.

For more information about Windhover Center for the Performing Arts, please visit https://windhover.org/