Tonight at Cape Ann Giclée
Please join us for the 4 person photography show “by Land, Sea, and Sky” August 6 – 30, 2015. Photographic works by Merlyn Caswell-Mackey, David Fernandes, Law Hamilton, and Ricardo Marnoto will be featured. Check out the facebook event page for more info.
20 Maplewood Ave., Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 546-7070 • email@example.com • www.capeanngiclee.com
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Shaun McNiff: Moments of Solitude
Flatrocks Gallery’s new show features Shaun McNiff: Moments of Solitude, through September 20th.
Reception for the artist on August 29th from 6-8pm.
The gallery is open Thursday- Sunday noon- 5pm and by appointment (978)879-4683 Flatrocks Gallery – 77 Langsford St., Gloucester.
Bay Series 14-4, Golden Hour-Shaun McNiff
Cove Imagined 5-Shaun McNiff
DogtownSeries 8-Shaun McNiff
Shaun McNiff is a busy guy. An internationally recognized leader in the arts in therapy, his fourteenth book, Imagination in Action: Secrets for Unleashing Creative Expression, has just been published by Shambhala, he has lectured and taught throughout the world, received various honors and awards, was appointed as Lesley University’s first University Professor in 2002, and he paints….and paints and paints! “Painting is my most consistent discipline of imaginative inquiry and expression,” states McNiff. He shares with us his newest works, responses to his home here on Cape Ann. They are lush with the earthy tones of sea, sky and woods, quiet and sanctity. Earlier Cape Ann artists Nell Blaine, Stuart Davis, and Marsden Hartley are evoked in his sure brush strokes, the strong sense of identification with his surroundings. “As we explored a title for this exhibit, I realized that all of the paintings share a feeling of Solitude that permeates much of my art over the years. As I say in my work with the psychology of art, the image is always a step ahead of the reflecting mind and art-making reveals the life we are living and cannot yet see. I need solitude, lots of it. I always thought it was because I spend so much time with people. But it is really about having an opportunity to reflect and to be with the others of life teeming in every space even when we are alone. For me it is the creative space. Rather than being detached or lonely, solitude is an express-way for communion with life through art.”
Gloucester’s Middle Street
An ever evolving neighborhood
Guided walking tour offers historic perspective
The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present Historic Middle Street, a guided walking tour of one of Gloucester’s many historically rich streets, on Saturday, August 29 at 10:00 a.m. The tour meets at the Cape Ann Museum at 27 Pleasant Street and lasts about 1 1/2 hours. Tours are held rain or shine. Cost is $10 for Museum members; $20 nonmembers (includes Museum admission). Space is limited, reservations required. Email email@example.com or call (978) 283-0455, x16 for more information or to reserve a spot. Additional walking tours are offered through the end of September – please visit capeannmuseum.org/events to find out more.
Image credit: The Saunders House, now part of the Sawyer Free Library, in the early 1880s. Photo by Edward Corliss & J. F. Ryan House Photographs, c. 1882-85. 4″ x 6″ cabinet cards. From the collection of the Cape Ann Museum Library and Archives.
Did you know that a resident of Middle Street, Gloucester, saved the town from a British attack by sea during the Revolution? Or that a leading feminist and religious free thinker lived halfway down Middle Street? Or, that the 1764 Saunders House that forms part of the Sawyer Free Library has undergone at least three radical architectural changes including a massive Victorian tower? Four centuries of Gloucester’s social, economic, and architectural history are packed into this one short street in the heart of downtown Gloucester. Join us for a docent-led tour of an ever-evolving neighborhood where you will see surviving evidence of the past and will learn about structures and people now gone.