This Weekend in the Arts

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at the Cape Ann Cinema & Stage!


(ages 6-12)
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).

(ages 2-6)
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!


Charles Movalli: Cape Ann & Beyond
New exhibition opening at the Cape Ann Museum

Opening Reception: Saturday, March 4
On view through May 21, 2017


Charles Movalli (1945–2016), Marine Railways, 2014. Acrylic on canvas. Gift of Dale Movalli, 2016 [2016.59].

 The Cape Ann Museum will host a special exhibition of paintings by Charles Movalli, opening on Saturday March 4 and remaining on display through May 21, 2017. Cape Ann & Beyond will be drawn from private collections throughout the region and will be complemented by gallery talks and lectures exploring Movalli’s career and the Cape Ann School of painters.

For over forty years, Charles Movalli was a pillar of Cape Ann’s year-round art community, a distinguished landscape and marine painter, a prolific writer and advocate for the arts, and a widely respected teacher.  His paintings have been showcased in solo and group exhibitions throughout the region and showered with awards; his writings on art and artists have been published widely and his editorial skills earned him a 25 year stint as contributing editor of American Artist magazine. Often referring to himself as “the luckiest man in the world,” during his long and successful career Charles Movalli created a body of work which continues to inspire and delight viewers.

Programs offered in conjunction with this exhibition are as follows:

  • Saturday, March 4: Opening reception – free and open to the public
  • Saturday, March 11: Gallery Talk with Dale Movalli, artist and wife of Charles Movalli
  • Saturday, April 1: Photography Walking Tour with Eoin Vincent
  • Saturday, April 1: Cape Ann & Beyond — Lecture by Judith Curtis, author and art historian
  • Saturday, April 8: Gallery Talk with artists Tom Nicholas and T. M. Nicholas
  • Saturday, April 22: Remembering Charlie — Plein air panel discussion led by artist and former host of CATV’s Cape Ann Report, Sinikka Nogelo
  • Saturday, May 20: Gallery Talk with Judi Rotenberg, artist and gallery owner

 For more information on these programs please visit

Support for this exhibition has been generously provided by Judi Rotenberg and Edward Zuker.


A Forum on the
Landscapes of Cape Ann

 The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to announce a collaboration celebrating the landscapes of Cape Ann on Saturday, March 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This program of presentations and conversations is offered in partnership with Essex County Greenbelt, Friends of Dogtown, Lanesville Community Center and Mass Audubon.

This program is free and open to the public. Space is limited; reservations are required. Reservations can be made by calling 978-283-0455 x10, emailing or online at Eventbrite.


Image: John Sloan (1871-1951), Dogtown, Ruined Blue Fences, oil on canvas, 1916. Collection of the Cape Ann Museum. Gift of Dr. & Mrs. Hollon W. Farr, 1991. [2736]

The once open landscape of Cape Ann, a mosaic of glacial boulders, pastures and moors, has given way over the past century to a uniform forest cover. Through short presentations and public engagement, this forum examines the issues, methods and benefits of restoring this formerly diverse and productive landscape. Can Cape Ann once again include the open, scenic terrain that inspired painters, writers, walkers, bird watchers and foragers of wild blueberries? Come and lend your voice to this exciting and important conversation moderated by Ed Becker, President of the Essex County Greenbelt Association.

This program is accessible.


Mothers and Daughters
Exhibition curated by Juni Van Dyke

Saturday March 4th ~ Opening Reception from 3-6pm.
at the Jane Deering Gallery, 19 Pleasant Street, Gloucester

The exhibition will include six mother/daughter pairings: Jane Crotty | Anne-Marie Crotty, Esther Moss Proctor | Eliza Proctor, Constance Rhinelander | Mary McCarl, Mathilde Iervolino | Bobbi Kovner, Juni Van Dyke | Paige Farrell, and Helen Burgess | Valerie Sadler.  In addition to the artworks, the participants’ written statements relative to the exhibit’s theme will be on view.

Mothers and Daughters suggests many possibilities associated with ‘nature versus nurture,’ as well as more obvious associations having to do with gender.  Here, however, a table is set with gratitude for what we were able to give and receive: mother to daughter, daughter to mother.  Support. Example. Affirmation. Encouragement. Exchanges, quiet and resounding.  Maternal instincts. Filial love.

The exhibit will continue through March 31st.  Gallery hours: Friday – Sunday 12noon-5pm and by appointment at 978-526-7248.  Public Reception: Saturday March 4th from 3-6pm.


And on Tuesday Next Week



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