Around Cape Ann
Gail McCarthy (Gloucester Daily Times)
Spring Splash event with Gloucester Stage
The Gloucester Stage Company kicks off the season with a gathering featuring this year’s stars of its stage on Monday, April 6, at Latitude 43 at 7 p.m. Those attending the “Spring Splash” can mingle with actors as Gloucester Stage prepares for its 30th anniversary season.
This one-night only event will feature a special performance by Mary Callanan and accompanist Brian Patton. Callanan will play the role of Lucy van Pelt in the opening musical production of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.” There also will be an exclusive guest appearance by Karen MacDonald, director of last year’s hit thriller “The Woman In Black.” She will star in the upcoming production of “Last of the Red Hot Lovers!”
For more information, visit http://www.gloucesterstage.org.
Spring concert by Sorellanza
Sorellanza, a Cape Ann women’s chorus directed by Patti Pike, will present a concert of songs filled with hope and light at its spring concert titled “Dreams to wish upon.” The performance includes songs both old and new from near and far in search of that bright morning star that guides travellers. This is the last of three shows. The group will perform on Sunday, April 5 at 4 p.m. at the First Parish Unitarian Church at 225 Cabot St. in Beverly. Admission is $10. For more information, contact Anne Stevens, 978-281-6417.
“So Sexy so Soon”
Parents and residents are asked to attend a program on Saturday about a topical issue. The program titled “So Sexy so Soon: and What Parents Can Do to Protect their Kids” takes place on April 4 from 9 a.m. to noon at O’Maley Middle School Auditorium featuring Professor Diane E. Levin, an expert on the impact of media on youth. The presentation will be followed by questions and discussion, possible local approaches to the issue. The program is appropriate for teens, older youth and adults. There will be limited child care available by reservation. Call 978-281-2477 to pre-register. Light refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by The Cape Ann School Safety Committee, Gloucester Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Partnership, The Coalition for the Prevention of Domestic Abuse and The Gloucester Bookstore.
Marty Morgan will hold her annual spring open house and sale from April 4 to April 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Her work has an Asian influence this year as she develops new shino glazes, which range from smoky grays to apricot and rust tones. There is little control over the results of firing this particular glaze. Inspired by reading Greg Mortenson’s “Three Cups of Tea,” she will donate half of the price of any set of three small cups to the Central Asia Institute, which is building schools for girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan. She also creates dinnerware and serving pieces in stoneware and porcelain as well as trays, vases, lamps, mirrors, landscape tiles and “quarry vessels.” The studio is located at 428 Washington St. on the Mill River in Gloucester. For information, call 978-281-3347.
Local acts and arts
Franklin Friday Jazz features the Linda Amero Trio this week with Jane Potter on piano and John Turner on bass. The Franklin is at 118 Main St. in Gloucester. The jazz is from 7 to 10 p.m. No cover.
The Walker Creek Band will perform at Elliot’s at the Blackburn on Saturday, April 4, at 8 p.m. The group has entertained audiences for the past 26 years.
Local Colors Artists’ Cooperative at 121 Main St. in Gloucester is featuring handmade Easter gifts and cards, through April 12. For hours and information, call 978-283-3996 or visit http://www.local-colors.org.
Museum offers free admission on Saturdays
In conjunction with the current exhibition “Charles A. Lowe Photos: Gloucester 1975″ the Cape Ann Museum is offering free admission to the community every Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to noon through the end of May. Lowe, an award-winning photographer, worked at the Gloucester Daily Times from 1957 to 1981.
The museum invites members of the community to assist in the identification of the people, places, and events that Lowe captured on film. A catalogue of Lowe images accompanies the exhibition. Reproductions of photos are also available for purchase. The museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. The museum is wheelchair accessible. For information call 978-283-0455 or visit www.capeannmuseum.org.
Around Cape Ann is a column devoted to events happening on Cape Ann and artists from Cape Ann performing elsewhere. If you would like to submit an item, contact reporter Gail McCarthy at 978-283-7000, ext. 3445 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax to 978-281-5748.