this Weekend in the Arts
Former Poet Laureate John Ronan at the Cape Ann Museum
Love, language and community.
The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to welcome Gloucester’s former poet laureate, John Ronan on Saturday, February 25 at 2:00 p.m. to discuss his most recent book of poetry, Taking the Train of Singularity South from Midtown (Backwaters Press, 2017), including its connections to Gloucester with “Good Harbor, Home,” which was written for and read at John Bell’s first inauguration as Mayor of Gloucester. Through Taking the Train of Singularity South from Midtown Ronan hopes to convey that love and language create community.
John Ronan is a poet, playwright, movie producer and journalist. He has received national honors for his poetry and is a former National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, Ucross Fellow, Bread Loaf Scholar and Poet Laureate of Gloucester, MA. In 2010, his volume of poetry, Marrowbone Lane, won Highly Recommended honors from the Boston Authors Club. As a playwright, Ronan’s works include The Yeats Game and The Early Bird Special. John is also founder of the media production company American Storyboard, a teacher of film and host of Cape Ann Television’s The Writer’s Block with John J. Ronan which celebrates its 27th anniversary in the 2016–2017 seasons.
This program is accessible.
PUPPETRY CLASSES at the Cape Ann Cinema & Stage!
CHILDREN’ PUPPETRY WORKSHOPS
Teaching puppetry skills of puppet & script creation, dramatization, performance. Each of 5 weekly sessions focus on one style of puppetry (hand puppet, mask, shadow, clay/toy theatre, & marionette) and one world region. The last day of each block offers a free performance to the community by the children and the master.
Saturday mornings, 10:00am to 11:30am,
next session begins March 4
COST: $60/child in advance or $15/class drop-in
(if space is available).
PRESCHOOL PUPPET PLAYTIME
In 5 weekly one-hour sessions, children will be engaged by various dazzling tales from around the world as they come alive through participatory puppetry and theme-expressive arts activities such as finger plays, craft, games, folkdance and percussion. (All children must be accompanied by a caregiver.)
Wednesday mornings, 10:30am to 11:30 am,
next session begins March 1
COST: $42/child in advance or $10/class drop-in
(if space is available).
THE WORLD FAMILY PUPPET THEATRE offers exciting school year puppetry arts programs. Participants bring alive the folktales of the worlds’ peoples thus learning valuable lessons of getting along. This program model has been refined from 38 years of multicultural arts programs for children. Time travel to a land or time far away, experience world kinship, compassion, lifelong positive problem-solving, while making new friends!