This Weekend in the Arts

Cape Ann Lighthouse Tour
A harbor cruise around Cape Ann

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (August 4, 2016) – The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present a lighthouse cruise around the Cape in collaboration with Harbor Tours of Cape Ann on Saturday, August 27 beginning at 10:30a.m. The tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours. $30 Museum members/$35 nonmembers. Advance tickets required. Participants meet at Harbor Tours on Harbor Loop. Please call (978)283-0455 x10 for more information or to purchase tickets.


Image: Winslow Homer, Gloucester Harbor and Ten Pound Island, c. 1870. Watercolor on paper. [Acc. #2010.28]

Enjoy the history and beauty of Cape Ann’s coast, up close! Presented by Cape Ann’s longest-running sightseeing company – since 1969! See parts of the Cape you can’t reach by car – or on any other boat trip! Bring your camera – you’ll see historic lighthouses, Gloucester’s fishing fleet, lobstermen, drawbridges, islands, and Cape Ann’s spectacular natural beauty. Learn about some of the names of famous artists and poets that spent time here painting and writing. Hear about the great granite industry that flourished here for many years. If learning about the local lighthouses, inspired artists and fishing fleets has you looking for more information, head to the Cape Ann Museum after the tour to view fishing dories and instruments, galleries filled with paintings of the waterfront and a Fresnel lighthouse lens from Thacher Island.

Restrooms, snacks and drinks are available on board.

Trip Advisor reviews of Harbor Tours:

“This trip should be taken by anyone visiting the Gloucester area! The breathtaking sights seen from the boat are ones that can’t be seen by car.” – JB

“What a great way to introduce the younger kids to boat travel, some history, and where their food really comes from! The crew was very good with the children abroad, aged 3-8. The rest of us enjoyed the ride, and learned a few things about Gloucester and its history in art, the fishing industry, and interesting earlier inhabitants. ” – MP

Image: Collection of the Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives.


Bradford Chapel and Oak Grove Cemetery Walking Tour
A guided tour through a historic landmark

Offered in conjunction with the special exhibition, Design/Build: the Drawings of Phillips & Holloran, Architects, the Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present an hour-long, narrated walking tour through Oak Grove Cemetery on Saturday, August 27. The walk begins at 10:00a.m. at the Washington Street entrance to the cemetery. In 1854 six businessmen purchased an oak grove near downtown Gloucester to serve as a new cemetery. They wanted to create a space different from the gloomy burial grounds of the past; their vision was part of a national movement to make burial grounds more appealing to the living. Designed by landscape architects Robert Copeland and Horace Cleveland, Oak Grove Cemetery was the predecessor of the city park. Listed on the National Register of Historic Sites, it was the first modern cemetery in Gloucester and is now the final resting place of many historic figures. It is home to the Bradford Chapel, designed by Ezra Phillips.


Image credit: Bradford Chapel in Oak Grove Cemetery.

This program is $10 for CAM members/ $20 for non-members (includes Museum admission). Space is limited; reservations required. The tour will begin at Oak Grove Cemetary, 175 Washington Street, Gloucester MA. Tickets cannot be purchased the day of the event.

For more information email us at Tickets can be purchased by calling the Museum at (978) 283-0455 x10 or online at Eventbrite.



With Olson’s pull, creating their own Gloucester-of-the-mind, Neta Goren and Shahar Bram first arrived in Gloucester in 2005, to discover the geography of a place that had inspired so many artists. “We came because of the poetry, we keep coming back because of the people,” says Bram, a poet, and scholar, who has given several readings at the Gloucester Writers Center over the years, and, since 2010, also serves on the advisory board.

Neta Goren, a painter who works with oils and mixed media, says: “the light I had experienced in Gloucester, so different from the erasing brightness of the light in Israel, had radically changed the way I paint.” Apollo Rising, her new body of work which will be exhibited at the Cornelius Sullivan New Gallery on Rocky Neck, testifies to that change—the bodies depicted are illuminated with local colors.

“She is a painter who creates mystery with monoliths rising. She is an artist who illumines the male torso in rich form and colors that will endure,” says Cornelius Sullivan, the highly accomplished artist, critic, curator, and host of the show.

A guest artist, and yet one of us, at the Cornelius Sullivan New Gallery.


Art in the Heart Luminary.



NORTH SHORE ARTS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES its highly anticipated Annual Artist Members’ “Small Works Exhibition.”  Acquire works by some of Cape Ann’s most notable artists!  Show runs from Friday, August 5 through Saturday, September 17.  Pot Luck Reception Sunday, August 28 from 1 –  3 PM.   Open Free to the Public.

North Shore Arts Association members’ “Small Works Exhibition” is one of the most anticipated shows of the season.  Small works provide the artist with the challenge of creating, in a variety of mediums, within a limited canvas space –  20″x24″ including the frame.  And, small works provide art lovers and collectors alike an opportunity to own quite reasonably priced work that can easily grace smaller corners of a home or office.  Perhaps most importantly, it is an opportunity to acquire works by some of Cape Ann’s most notable artists!

The North Shore Arts Association’s galleries are open, free to the public, Monday through Saturday, 10 AM to 5 PM and Sunday, Noon to 5 PM.

More information on all North Shore Arts Association events is available by visiting  their website at, and by email at, or by telephone 978 283-1857.


Flatrocks Gallery’s Presents
“Distinctive Mark”

Reception for the artists: Sunday, August 28th at 5pm.

Flatrocks Gallery’s new show, “Distinctive Mark,” presents unique perspectives by artists James Paradis, Peggy Badenhausen and Shay Cajolet. “Distinctive Mark” opened August 18th.

Painter James Paradis strives to take risks and “become more than oneself. Giving form to something that existed earlier in my mind, in my being…an extension of me.” His signature works are shaped canvases, boldly painted in sensuous mixtures of rich oils. James defied convention and returned to school at age 71 to graduate with his BFA from Massachusetts College of Art.  He has exhibited extensively across New England, at the annual National Invitation Exhibit at St. Johns University in New York, and in Auvillar, France, where he was invited as a guest artist of the Centre d’Exchange Cultural d’Auvillar.

Shay Cajolet is a British-born painter and print maker who trained at Massachusetts College of Art, the Tamarind Institute of Lithography, Jacob Kramer College of Art in England, and Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland. Currently, Shay teaches visual arts at Shore Country Day School. Her mixed media paintings and printed impressions are expressive, colorful, and gestural, employing water-based media to create playful, evocative images. Layered marks, colors, and textures form compositions filled with light and movement. For the smaller works in this exhibition, Shay delicately mixes drawn and painted imagery with monoprints, lithographs, and carved impressions.

For Peggy Badenhausen color relationships are a primary interest and a key connection to her environment. Her monotypes are referential rather than representational, using colors that are specific to a landscape, an architecture, or a situation. Her prints are made with oil-based etching ink on either plexiglass or wood plates, and are run through the press many times, so that each layer adds information. The unpredictable accidents of the process provide welcome changes and surprises, an experience of both discipline and spontaneity. Badenhausen received a BA from Newton College in Boston and her MA from Temple University in Philadelphia. Her work has been shown extensively in Boston and Cambridge and is included in numerous corporate and museum collections, including the Fogg Art Museum, Cambridge, MA, Putnam Investments and Fidelity Investments Boston, MA, as well as private collections in the United States, Canada, Italy, France, and Great Britain.


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