This Week in the Arts
Cape Ann Museum Annual Meeting
Tuesday, May 16 at 7:00 p.m.
The Cape Ann Museum spent the year 2016 connecting with its audiences through engaging programming, exciting special exhibitions and community collaborations. The Museum welcomes the public, members and friends to join us in celebration of the accomplishments of 2016!
At 7:00 p.m., author Peter Anastas will present Paper Trail Redux: A Stroll through the Archives of the Cape Ann Museum. Anastas will reflect on the experience of cataloging his own papers in the Museum Archives and will share stories about local writers, including Barbara Erkkila, Joe Garland and Vincent Ferrini, who have each donated their papers to the Museum Archives.
The presentation will be followed by brief reports on activities of the past year and an invitation for Museum members to elect a new slate of officers to the Board.
Refreshments will be served. This program is free and open to the public.
Stevens Brosnihan awarded Goetemann Residency
Opening talk, Wednesday May 17, 2017 7:00 PM z
at The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street
Closing talk, Wednesday June 14, 2017 7:00 PM
at the Goetemann Residency Studio, Madfish Wharf, end of Rocky Neck Ave
The committee of the Goetemann Artist Residency, a program of the Rocky Neck Art Colony, is pleased to announce the selection of Stevens Brosnihan as the first resident of the 2017 season. Each year a Gloucester area artist is invited to spend a month at the Goetemann residency studio on Rocky Neck. Brosnihan was selected as a Goetemann Resident and Gloucester Invitational Artist of the year and receives the use of the residency’s live/work studio on the Madfish Wharf on Rocky Neck from mid May to mid June this year.
Brosnihan, a Gloucester resident, received a BFA from New Mexico State University and an MFA in painting and drawing fro the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is also known as a photographer. He describes his artistic life and practice as follows; “Life on our urban farm is a tangle of processes and outcomes, accidents and events, projects, festering mounds, islands of chaos, moments of ecstatic beauty and tireless tedium. Within this domestic framework and within my community, I create art, write, debate, ponder and collaborate. Some works punctuate ideas, others diffuse into the patterns of daily doings. Projects are sometimes fleeting or ongoing eventualities. The dust seldom settles and when it does we use it to write our stories.”
The public will have the opportunity to hear about his life as an artist at a talk at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street at the beginning of his residency on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, at 7:00 PM. The public is also invited to share Brosnihan’s residency experience at the end of his stay at an informal gathering at the residency studio on the Madfish Wharf at the end of Rocky Neck on Wednesday June 14, 2017, at 7:00 PM. Both events are free to all.