Community Stuff 11/3/12

Bowling For Chris Whipple

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Free Diabetes Screening Addison Gilbert Hospital

298 Washington Street, Gloucester

Monday, November 5 1-3 p.m.

Women’s Health Conference Room

Appointments are not necessary Fasting is not required.

All are welcome

(Please use Washington Street entrance)

Free Flu Vaccinations offered by  the Cape Ann Emergency Planning Team and the

Cape Ann Boards of Health

The Cape Ann Emergency Planning Team and the Cape Ann Boards of Health would like to remind residents about the upcoming free flu  vaccination clinics.   It is not necessary to reside in the town/city to participate, all are welcome.  

The flu clinic is available to those six months of age and older. 

Those attending are asked to wear short sleeves and bring their health insurance card(s), but will not be refused a flu vaccine if they do not have their cards with them.

Dates & Locations:

November 4

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

St. Ann’s Church, 70 Pleasant Street, Gloucester

November 6

7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Magnolia Library, One Lexington Avenue, Magnolia

November 6

7 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Essex Senior Center, 17 Pickering Street, Essex

November 13

9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Addison Gilbert Hospital, 298 Washington Street, Gloucester (Fisher Lobby)

December 8

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Kyrous Auditorium, City Hall, Nine Dale Avenue, Gloucester


Aldro T. Hibbard, N.A. (1886 – 1972) Retrospective at Rockport Art Association

October 6 – November 11, 2012

Largest Hibbard exhibition ever, featuring 119 original works of the Rockport Art Association founder. Show will be accompanied by Month-Long Roster of Events and Educational Programs.

Rockport Art Association (RAA) announces that it will be holding a retrospective exhibition featuring over 100 works of its founder, Aldro T. Hibbard, N.A., one of Rockport’s most acclaimed plein air landscape painters and a pillar of “The Rockport School” of artists. The Hibbard retrospective contains 114 works, many of which have not previously been exhibited. The exhibition, which opens with a Preview Party on Friday evening, October 5th, 6:00-8:00 pm., will run through Sunday, November 11, 2012. In celebration of the retrospective, the RAA has also published a book on Hibbard’s life and work entitled, “A. T. Hibbard, N. A.: American Master” by Judith A. Curtis, a well-known Cape Ann art historian. Additionally, many lectures and gallery walks will be held throughout the exhibition’s duration.

Hibbard is considered by many to be the top American landscape painter. Recalling his old colleague, Rockport artist Tom Nicholas, N. A., explained, “He painted anatomically, structurally, you could sense the anatomy of the landscape. … He was a master of aerial perspective.”

Aldro T. Hibbard was born August 25, 1886 in Falmouth, MA, and died in Rockport, MA, in 1972, where he had resided since 1920. He was a founding member of Rockport Art Association (MA) as well as director of the Rockport Summer School of Drawing and Painting (1921-1928), later renamed The Hibbard School of Painting. He studied with Ernest L. Major and Joseph R. DeCamp at the Massachusetts Normal Art School (1906-1909), and with Edmund C. Tarbell, Frank W. Benson, and Philip L. Hale at Boston’s Museum School (1909-1913). In recognition of his talent, the School awarded Hibbard a Paige Traveling Scholarship (1913-1915) to study abroad. Upon his return, he taught charcoal drawing at Boston University and later settled in Rockport, where he was drawn to the art community and landscape. Hibbard was a member of many American art organizations, including the Rockport Art Association, the North Shore Arts Association, The Guild of Boston Artists, and the National Academy of Design, of which he was elected a full member in 1934. Hibbard influenced many Rockport artists including Emile Gruppé, Tom Nicholas, Paul Strisik and Roger Curtis.

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