This Weekend in the Arts

Margarett Sargent
The Bold and the Beautiful

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Image: Margarett Sargent (1892-1978), Women and Mirror (Self-portrait with Model), 1933-1936, oil on canvas. Gift of Alvin and Estella Hochberg, 2002 [Accession # 2002.48]. Collection of the Cape Ann Museum.

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to celebrate Women’s History Month with a presentation on the life, loves and work of Margarett Sargent (1892 – 1978) by Cape Ann Museum docents Tamsen Endicott and Margaret Bernier on Saturday, March 25 at 2:00 p.m.

This program is free for Museum members or with Museum admission, paid on arrival. Space is limited; reservations are required. Reservations can be made by calling 978-283-0455 x10, emailing info@capeannmuseum.org or online through Eventbrite.

Margarett Sargent was a sculptor, painter and member of the National Association of Women Artists. Founded in 1892, NAWA is the oldest professional women’s arts organization in the United States, and counts among its earliest members a number of prominent Cape Ann artists whose work is represented in the Cape Ann Museum collections, including Anna Hyatt Huntington, Katharine Lane Weems and Theresa Bernstein.

Sargent was an early Modernist who rebelled against the societal expectations of her privileged Boston Brahmin family and embarked upon a career as an artist in the heady 1920s and 30s.

Tamsen Endicott is a docent at the Cape Ann Museum and leader of the Cape Ann Museum Book Club.  A Rockport native, Tamsen enjoys history, genealogy and is pursuing graduate work in public history.

Margaret Bernier is also a docent at the Cape Ann Museum, and an Artist Member of the National Association of Women Artists, Inc.

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e8315479-41ee-4740-982b-f2b91466bc9f.jpgDon’t miss Gloucester Education Foundation’s Second Annual Power of Play Festival this Sunday!

What: The Power of Play – a day of play for all ages

When: Sunday, March 26th 11am – 2pm

Where: Gloucester High School Field House 32 Leslie O. Johnson Rd. Gloucester, MA

Details: $5 per family at the door. Join us for goop-making, obstacle course, Simon says, art projects, giant games, fort-building, hula-hooping, yoga, dance, karate, sand and water play and MORE!

More info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/246424339117647/

Video: https://youtu.be/DFg67s5V6T8

Hosted by Gloucester Education Foundation with sponsorship from Cape Ann Savings Bank Trust and Financial Services Department.

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Photography Walking Tour with Eoin Vincent

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The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to invite budding and experienced photographers alike to join photographer Eoin Vincent for a 90-minute photo walking tour in downtown Gloucester on Saturday, April 1 at 1:00 a.m. Participants will learn tips, gain instruction and perhaps walk away with a submission or two for At the Water’s Edge, this year’s photography contest.

In conjunction with this spring’s exhibition, Charles Movalli: Cape Ann & Beyond, CAM is hosting an online photography contest. Participants are invited to submit images based on the theme of “at the water’s edge” that capture the magical place often seen in Movalli’s work where land and sea meet. Photos must be taken in Rockport, Gloucester, Essex or Manchester-by-the-Sea. More information can be found at capeannmuseum.org/waters-edge. Submission deadline April 30.

Image Credit: Eoin Vincent, “Dogs”, “Bath Water in the New Fall Light”, “Morning has Broken” and “Periwinkles”

Eoin Vincent is a native of Rockport, MA who credits his love of the creative process to growing up in a family that fostered the arts. He is experienced in a wide range of event, on location and fine art photography.  His work has appeared in a number of publications worldwide; his fine art is internationally collected and is a part of the Peabody Essex Museum collection.

This program is $10 Museum members / $20 nonmembers. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information please email info@capeannmuseum.org. Tickets can be purchased by calling 978-283-0455 x10 or online at Eventbrite.

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The Cape Ann Museum celebrates the art, history and culture of Cape Ann – a region with a rich and varied culture of nationally significant historical, industrial and artistic achievement. The Museum’s collections include fine art from the 19th century to the present, artifacts from the fishing, maritime and granite quarrying industries, textiles, furniture, a library/archives and two historic houses. For a detailed media fact sheet please visit www.capeannmuseum.org/press.

The Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $10.00 adults, $8.00 Cape Ann residents, seniors and students. Youth (18 and under) and Museum members are free. For more information please call: (978)283-0455 x10. Additional information can be found online at www.capeannmuseum.org.

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