This Weekend in the Arts

“Far Eastern Roads”

Photographs By Jintara Nutprasas
Public · Art · by Pastaio Via Corta


Friday, October 21 at 5 PM – 9 PM
65 Middle St, Gloucester, MA 01930-5737, United States

Please join us on the evening of, October 21st, for a one night only gallery opening at 65 Middle Street in Gloucester for photographs by Jintara Nutprasas. Prosecco & Snacks will be provided by Pastaio Via Corta & Mayflour Confections.


Voicing the Woods

An exhibition of Jeremy Adams’s organs and harpsichords

 On View at the Cape Ann Museum
October 22, 2016 through February 26, 2017

A public opening reception will be held at the Museum
on Saturday, October 22 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

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(left) Jeremy Adams Organ, 1986. Annisquam Village Church, Gloucester, MA; (center) Adams doing restoration work on a Pleyel harpsichord; (right) Adams at work in his shop. Photographs by Paul Cary Goldberg ©2016.

 Voicing the Woods:  Jeremy Adams, Instrument Maker showcases the prodigious skills and artistry of Jeremy Adams, one of the most gifted musical instrument makers in New England. The exhibition, which will be held in the Cape Ann Museum’s 1,500 square foot special exhibitions gallery, will include a one-stop chamber organ, a demonstration organ chest, a 1995 clavichord and a selection of harpsichords, each built in its entirety by Adams in his Danvers, Massachusetts workshop. In addition to the instruments that will be shown in the gallery, a selection of Adams’s furniture will be displayed in the Museum’s 1804 Captain Elias Davis House, offering an interesting contrast to the period furniture in the House.

A keyboard player from early childhood, Jeremy Adams took his formal training with Roland Sturgis, Gregory Tucker and Melville Smith at the Longy School of Music in Cambridge. In the 1960s, an auspicious time for early music enthusiasts, Adams entered into a six-year apprenticeship at William Dowd’s Cambridge harpsichord shop, where he gained recognition for his skills as a musician and quickly developed his hand as a fine woodworker. (Dowd had established his workshop in the 1950s with harpsichord maker Frank Hubbard, engaging with the international movement to revive historic practices of performance and instrument building.) In the two years following his harpsichord apprenticeship, Adams honed his skills in reed voicing and tonal finishing in an organ building apprenticeship at the Gloucester workshop of Charles Fisk, working on signature instruments at Old West Methodist in Boston and Harvard University, among others. In 1969 Adams opened his own workshop on the North Shore.

Adams’s harpsichords, clavichords and pipe organs can be found in public and private collections around the world, including the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston; the Sapporo Episcopal Cathedral and the Kyoto Fukkatu Kyokai (Kyoto Episcopal Church) in Japan; Roxbury Latin School in West Roxbury, MA; the Waring School in Beverly, MA; Maple Street Congregational Church in Danvers, MA; and the Annisquam Village Church in Gloucester, MA. Restorations and expansions of existing instruments include work on Martha’s Vineyard and in Barbados.

The design and construction of Adams’s furniture and objets d’art evolved, in part, from the refined casework required by the musical instruments, and in part from a lifelong interest in painting and sculpture. The intersection of these elements has led to commissions from clients far and near, and to exhibitions with the Jane Deering, Found and Oasis galleries, as well as representation in a competition at the Wharton Esherick Museum in Pennsylvania.

Photographs by Paul Cary Goldberg complement the instrument exhibit and document Adams’s studio and work process, highlighting some of the exquisite detail and workmanship on individual pieces and underscoring the breadth and volume of his work. 


Flatrocks Gallery‘s fall show

We Need a Hero

The show runs from October 20th-November 20th.  All are invited to an artists’ reception on Saturday, October 22nd from 6-8pm.

We Need a Hero celebrates the fine art of illustration, with eight artists rooted in design and animation. Though there is borrowing from popular culture, distinctly unique visual languages are being explored here. Elements of folk and pop art, abstract expressionism and realism are cleverly interwoven into deeply personal reflections of our modern world. The show features paintings by Mark Hoffmann, Michael Crockett, Andrew Houle, David Leblanc, Greg Orfanos, and book art by Sean Randolph, Kurt Ankeny, and Jess Semeraro.

77 Langsford St./Rt127 • Gloucester, MA 01930
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Two exhibitions highlighting plein air to coincide with the Cape Ann Plein Air Festival will be on display at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck Oct 13 – Nov 13

Dual Receptions for both exhibits on Sunday, Oct 23, 3-5 PM

Plein Air – Here and Abroad

Montserrat College of Art Exhibition
October 13 – November 13, 2016

The Cultural Center Gallery at Rocky Neck
6 Wonson Street, Gloucester MA 01930

Artists Reception Sunday, October 23, 3:00-5:00 PM
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Sunday, 12:00-4:00 PM

Montserrat College of Art will present “Plein Air — Here and Abroad” at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson St., Gloucester, Oct. 13-Nov. 13.  An opening reception with the artists will be held on Sunday. Oct. 23 from 3-5 pm and the public is welcome.

 The exhibit coincides with the first juried Cape Ann Plein Air Festival Oct. 10-16.

For nearly two centuries, Cape Ann (Massachusetts’ “other” Cape located 25 miles north of Boston) has been a destination for some of the finest painters who paint “en plein air.” Throughout its four picturesque seaside communities, Cape Ann Plein Air will host a week long plein-air painting celebration in October when the famous Cape Ann light shines at its very best.

Aritsts included in the Montserrat exhibit include former trustee William Fusco of Manchester, Founding Faculty member the late Roger Martin of Rockport, faculty Barbara Moody, Judith Brassard Brown and Ron DiRito;  alumni Susan Cottle Alberto, Colin Maguire, Loren Doucette and Amanda Hawkins, and current students. Programs highlighted through faculty work are the college’s Study Abroad programs in Viterbo, Italy and Mallorca, Spain, the continuing education division, offering views of the college’s activities through the art work created through them.

Montserrat College of Art is a four-year residential college of art and design located in Beverly, MA offering the bachelor of fine arts degree, continuing studies for teens and adults, study abroad opportunities and four public galleries offering free openings and lectures with artists and creatives from around the country.

Beyond Plein Air

October 13 to November 1, 2016 

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck Studio Gallery
6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

Artist Reception: Sunday, Oct 23, 3-5 PM (Studio Gallery)
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Sunday, 12:00-4:00 PM


Vista, textured arcylic on canvas, 36″x36″ by Kathy Coakley

RNAC member exhibition of non-traditional plein air paintings and photographs. The exhibit takes place at the same time as the Montserrat College exhibition “Plein Air — Here and Abroad” located in the Cultural Center Gallery.

Participating artists:  Matt Cegelis, Kathy Coakley, Anne Cowman, Ann Marie Crotty, Gail Gang, Kathleen George, Jan Goodwin, Dani Shirtcliff, Martha Wakefield


Judith Curtis, author of the Rocky Neck Art Colony, 1850-1950 will be giving an illustrated talk on the history of the Rocky Neck Art Colony, and the important American artists who have lived and worked on the peninsula.

Free and Open to the Public. If you wish to donate all proceeds of Judith Curtis’ talk will be accepted towards updating and expanding the Rocky Neck Historic Art Trail.


Meetinghouse event:
‘Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde’

Sunday, October 23, at 6:00pm

Gloucester Meetinghouse, corner of Church & Middle Street.
Accessible side entrance at 10 Church Street.

Silent horror film classic ‘Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde’accompanied by organist Peter Krasinski at the Gloucester Meetinghouse on Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 6:00pm.

World-renowned sonic artist Peter Krasinski performs on the grand 1893 Hutchings-Fisk pipe-organ in the historic Gloucester Meetinghouse, improvising accompaniment to 2 silent film classics:  the Buster Keaton comedy, ‘The Haunted House’ and the scary main feature ‘Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde.’  Event opens with a fun costume parade and an impressive organ prelude.

$15 General, $12 Students & Senior (65+), kids under 12 free.

The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation Preservation Fund

Cape Ann Savings Bank


One comment

  • Great views and updates here, art reflective and so colorful this time of year Indian summer! 🙂 James thank you! 🙂 Dave & Kim 🙂


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