Jane Deering shares opening reception invitation for the James Paradis solo exhibition:
July 8, 6-8PM
Final days to catch Once Upon a Contest at beautiful Rockport Public Library, and the delightful installations by Betty Allenbrook Wiberg, CAR Invited Artist, Rockport. Please spread the word!
The library is open until 8pm today, Thursday, February 27, 2020.
The library is closed Fridays!
The library is open 10-5 on Saturday RECEPTION 11AM (some nice surprises )
(The library is open Sunday 1-5)
video by Meghan Gocke
Stop by Cape Ann Museum Saturday morning January 12th from 10:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m for a fun reception! As part of CAM Kids Second Saturday series, explore the inventive worlds of children’s books in the special exhibitions on view this winter: The Little House: Her Story and Once Upon a Contest: Selections from Cape Ann Reads! Meet some of the writers and artists featured in the exhibit, enjoy light refreshments, draw & color, explore the gallery with a “Seek & Find” and more!
Also look for Story Time in the Gallery each Wednesday through March!
SAVE THE DATE! RECEPTION IS ONE WEEK AWAY
Cape Ann Museum reception for the four libraries of Cape Ann Once Upon a Contest: Selections from Cape Ann Reads travel show, Saturday, January 5th, 2019, 3-5PM
photo credit: Installation partial view of “Once Upon a Contest: Selections from Cape Ann Reads” travel show debuted at Cape Ann Museum, December 2018. © c ryan
Photo shows from left to right: in the foreground illustration by Leslie Galacar for Where in the World is Catherine Abigail written by Michael LaPenna; illustration for “Why does my dog…” written and illustrated by Mary Rhinelander; back wall left hint of temporary public art mural by Bonnie L. Sylvester, a Cape Ann tableau as walk-in installation, by the manuscripts (Sylvester illustrated The Tree in Dock Square by Jean Woodbury); back wall right drawing for Beauty on the Wing written and illustrated by Kim Smith; illustrations by Juni VanDyke for two books from the If I were … series by James McKenna; and a lower left corner from an illustration for The Best Way Home, written and illustrated by Barbara McLaughlin.
The Cape Ann Reads inaugural reception celebrating original children’s picture books by local artists and writers was held at City Hall in Gloucester, Massachusetts, January 27, 2018. Linda Bosselman of Sawyer Free Library was the official photographer for the packed event and she captured all its positive energy and people. An upcoming group exhibition featuring these participants will travel to the four Cape Ann communities. As you can see from the celebration pictures, the touring exhibition and its related receptions and readings will be worth a visit! Cape Ann Reads is an initiative by the four public libraries of Cape Ann.
The Cape Ann Reads reception and awards ceremony opened in style – thanks to the red-ribbon cutting courtesy of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and Ken Riehl.
City Hall is a gorgeous venue for an art fair. Linda photographed all the local artists and writers at their individual picture book display booths. Effort was high. Kind friends manned booths for participants who were unable to attend: Ashley was there for Steven Kennedy and Victoria Petway, and Sinikka Nogelo represented Gail and James Seavey.
Awards ceremony program began with a warm welcome of support for the arts from Mayor Romeo Theken and opening remarks by the Library Directors and special dignitaries
Deliberations were held at Cape Ann Museum and Beauport Hotel.
Cape Ann Reads convened a nine member selection panel that included representatives from each of the public libraries: Justine Vitale Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Public Library; Carol Bender, former Children’s and Teen Librarian, Rockport Public Library (now at Manchester); Kate Strong Stadt, former Head of Youth Services, Manchester-By-The-Sea Public Library; Ann Cowman, Young Adult Librarian, Manchester-By-The-Sea Public Library; and April Wanner, Assistant Librarian at the TOHP Burnham Library, Essex. Joining these talented library staff members were three artists and award winning children’s book author-illustrators: Pat Lowery Collins; Giles Laroche; and Anna Vojtech. Bob Ritchie proprietor of Dogtown Book Shop provided another crucial area of book world expertise. Cape Ann Reads is grateful for their time and considerable talents to help the participants and the process.
Each library and the Cape Ann Museum designated one child representative for the second jury — a thoughtful panel of children: Eli Porter, Alycia Hogan Lopez, John Recroft, Lucas Rodi, and Josie West. They put in tremendous effort to read every entry, prepare notes, and come together for discussion. They were tasked with close reading and instructions to let us know any books that were favorites or that they wanted to compliment. Several came to assist the event as junior staff.
Calling all children’s picture book fans! The four Cape Ann library directors and Mayor Romeo Theken hope you’ll join us for a very special Cape Ann Reads reception at Gloucester’s City Hall on Saturday January 27, 2018, to honor the scores of writers and artists that participated in the Cape Ann Reads contest. The party and pop-up portfolio/book fair will be open to the public from 12pm-4pm. There will be a brief awards ceremony at 1:30. Along with the medal and honor books, the jurors selected several more for special recognition. Breaking news: a group show of these will travel to all four communities in 2018 with support from the Bruce J Anderson Foundation, a Gold Sponsor.
Cape Ann Massachusetts can now boast the country’s FIRST ever picture book contest and programming hosted by four public libraries and wonderful community partners. The contest fostered the local children’s picture book network, and business in the region. Five books were self-published (or in the works) since the contest closed, reviewed and sold in local stores. An original Cape Ann Reads trophy by local artist, Jason Burroughs, has been commissioned and will be unveiled at the celebration.
Please contact email@example.com if you’d like to sponsor a prize or award–or any cafes or restaurants that want to showcase a small tray of light fare or coffee/tea–as there’s time to be included in the printed matter.
Pictures from last nights’ reception at Bank Gloucester for the unveiling of renowned artist Ken Knowles painting “Schooner Race” commissioned by Bank Gloucester. A smaller version of the painting was auctioned off by auctioneer Senator Tarr (clearly his second calling!) with proceeds donated to Wellspring.
On Sunday, March 3, I attended the Rocky Neck Art Colony “New Members Show – Meet The Artists Reception” at the The Cultural Center At Rocky Neck.
As usual, the selection of art was intriguing and beautiful – well worth the visit! The show runs until March 18, so you still have time if you haven’t seen it yet.
I set about trying to get photos of each one of the artists with one of works. Here are a few samples.
I only missed Thomas Martin, Rosella Park Sagall, and Deb Schradieck, who were not there while I was taking photos.
The exhibit will be up until the end of June. You can also check their work out on line:
Ben MacAdam: http://www.benmacadam.com/
Donna Therrien: http://www.inspiredhealthandhealing.com/
A few days ago I posted about my visit to Eugene Quinn’s gallery. He’s having a reception this coming Saturday: