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This Weekend in the Arts

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Peter Souza and 3 Sheets to the Wind
to benefit Schooner Adventure

July 14, 6:00 – 8.30 PM

Lawn in front of the Gloucester Meetinghouse,
corner of Church and Middle Street.

The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation is pleased to announce the second of our free outdoor concerts, part of the series of ‘Music on Meetinghouse Green’. Tonight’s concert on July 14, 2017, features Three Sheets to the Wind, a Gloucester sea chantey and sea music group. Goodwill offerings will be made to benefit the Schooner Adventure. Bring lawn chairs or blankets, a check or cash, and a picnic dinner. The Causeway Restaurant is also offering food to purchase. In case of inclement weather the event will be held inside the historic 1806 Meetinghouse.

For more information:   http://gloucestermeetinghouse.org/

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Flatrocks Gallery presents The Manships through August 6th.

Featuring work by Paul, John and Margaret Manship.

A portion of the proceeds of sales will benefit the Manship Artists Residency and Studios (MARS), an initiative to preserve the artists’ home.

Paul Manship (1885 – 1966) is a major American artist responsible for many of our iconic public sculptures and whose work is considered to be a precursor to the Art Deco movement. There is a gallery dedicated to Manship’s work at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and in 2004 they held a retrospective of his career. Having gained fame and fortune by mid century, Paul Manship looked for a home for his wife Isabel and their four children. They found a 15 acre lot owned by the defunct Rockport Granite Company in Lanesville.  With two large quarries and surrounding woods , it was an ideal spot. Being wartime, building supplies were scarce. A house from Pigeon Cove was moved to a perch over Butman’s Pit and the family moved in, in the spring of 1945. Soon after a large oxen barn was purchased and reassembled on site to use as a studio. The family home blossomed into an idyllic retreat, a showcase for Paul’s sculpture, with fabulous gardens,  a welcoming place for villagers, a gathering place for the artists of Lanesville and beyond,  offering swimming and skating on the quarries and lots of parties ! The legacy of fine art and community was carried on by son John and his wife Margaret, both devoted artists, until Margaret’s death in 2012.

Flatrocks is honored to host an exhibit of Paul, John and Margaret Manship’s work and to contribute to the initiative to save this historically significant site and the legacy it represents.

The Manships touched many peoples’ lives, Fireside Stories will be told Saturday July 15th from 7-9pm. All are welcome and storytellers encouraged!

Saturday, August 5th there will be a Gallery Talk from 4-6pm. Please join us !

Flatrocks Gallery is open Thursday-Sunday noon to 5pm, and by appointment, located at 77 Langsford Street.

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Rockport Music Announces 2017-18 Season

Rockport Music Announces
2017-18 Season

Rockport Music is proud to announce its 2017-18 Season of concerts and HD broadcasts.  The season includes the best in classical, jazz, folk, world and pop artists performing today.  The classical season features such renowned artists as the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Ying Quartet with Zuill Bailey and new Artistic Director Barry Shiffman, the 2015 Chopin Competition Winner Seong-Jin Cho, a holiday program by Cantus, the 5-time Grammy Award winning soprano Dawn Upshaw with pianist Gil Kalish, and much more (see full schedule below).  This year’s Fall-Winter Classical Season is the first presented by Rockport Music’s new classical Artistic Director Barry Shiffman. He says of his first classical season, “Our sensational hall and dedicated audience makes Rockport a destination of choice for today’s performing artists.  While welcoming back such Rockport favorites as vocal ensemble Cantus and pianist Kirill Gerstein, the season shines a light on a number of Rockport debuts, as all other artists appear for the first time at the Shalin Liu Performance Center. I cannot wait to hear our hall filled with the sounds of these transcendent artists.”

Rockport Music’s folk and pop concerts include such musical icons as Rosanne Cash and the Cowboy Junkies, as well as well-known singer-songwriters with New England connections like Patty Larkin with Liz Longley and Nick Fradiani and Alternate Routes, as well as the annual Christmas Celtic Sojourn with Brian O’Donovan. Live from Laurel Canyon, led by Sweet Remains Brian Chartrand, will present a tribute to the artists of the 60’s and 70’s from that time and place. Jazz artists this season feature George Winston, Tamir Hendelman and vocalist Lizz Wright.

The Metropolitan Opera Live in HD 2017-18 Season opens with Bellini’s Norma and continues with such greats as Die Zauberflöte, La Bohème, Cosi fan tutte, and Tosca, along with much more. London’s National Theatre in HD presents two new broadcasts, Young Marx and Julius Caesar, and the Bolshoi Ballet in HD presents Giselle and Romeo and Juliet, as well as new productions like The Flames of Paris.

A full listing of 2017-18 concerts and events are listed below. Additional Jazz, Folk and World Music concerts will be added throughout the season, so please visit the Rockport Music website for updates at rockportmusic.org.  All concerts and events are held at Rockport Music’s stunning, seaside Shalin Liu Performance Center at 37 Main Street, Rockport, Massachusetts.  Tickets go on sale July 27 (except for the Metropolitan Opera). Subscriptions are available with purchase of four or more concerts and subscribers receive a 10% discount.  All subscribers are eligible for exchange privileges and purchasing additional concerts without additional handling fees.  

Please visit our website rockportmusic.org or call the Box Office at 978-

546-7391 for tickets or more details on upcoming concerts. Rockport Music is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and is supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Rockport Music 2017-18 Season


CLASSICAL SEASON

Sunday, September 24, 3 PM
Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center

Gilles Vonsattel, piano | Paul Huang, violin | Ani Kavafian, violin | Matthew Lipman, viola | Nicholas Canellakis, cello  | David Shifrin, clarinet

PROGRAM
BEETHOVEN: Trio in B-flat major for clarinet, cello, and piano, Op. 11
WEBER: Quintet in B-flat major for clarinet, 2 violins, viola, and cello, Op. 34
SCHUMANN: Quintet in E-flat major for piano, 2 violins, viola, and cello, Op. 44

Tickets: $55, $49, $39

Sunday, October 22, 3 PM
JinJoo Cho, violin and Hyun Soo Lim, piano

Gold Medalist of the 2014 Ninth Quadrennial International Violin Competition of the Indianapolis

PROGRAM
BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No. 6, Op. 30, No. 1
FAURÉ: Sonata No. 1 in A major, Op. 13
CHAUSSON: Poème
TCHAIKOVSKY: Souvenir d’un lieu cher
SAINT-SAENS: Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso, Op. 28

Tickets: $29, $24

Sunday, November 19, 3 PM
Ying Quartet with Zuill Bailey, cello & Barry Shiffman, viola

 PROGRAM
CHRISTOPHER THEOFANIDIS: Commission TBA
SCHUMANN: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129 (transcribed for string quartet)
BRAHMS: String Sextet, No. 2 in G major, Op. 36

Tickets: $55, $49, $39

Sunday, December 10, 3 PM
Cantus

PROGRAM
Storytelling is a wondrous and meaningful part of the holiday season. In “Three Tales of Christmas,” Cantus reimagines beloved stories through familiar carols alongside new holiday classics. Featuring narrated passages from such classic holiday tales as A Christmas CarolGift of the Magi, and ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, “Three Tales of Christmas” reminds us of the meaning and joy of the season with fresh perspective and just the right amount of nostalgia. Tickets: $46, $40, $29

Sunday, January 28, 3 PM
Juilliard415 with Rachel Podger, violin

PROGRAM
TELEMANN: Musique de Table, First Production (Tafelmusik)

Tickets: $46, $40, $29

Sunday, February 25, 3 PM
Seong-Jin Cho, piano

First Prize Winner at the 2015 Chopin International Piano Competition

Tickets: $29, $24

Friday, March 16, 8 PM
Clemens Hagen, cello and Kirill Gerstein, piano

ALL-BEETHOVEN PROGRAM

7 Variations on Bei Männern, welche Liebe fühlen from The Magic Flute
Sonata No. 3 in A major, Op. 69

Sonata No. 4 in C Major Op. 102, No. 1
Sonata No. 5 in D Major, Op. 102, No. 2

Tickets: $46, $40, $29

Sunday, April 22, 3 PM
Dawn Upshaw, soprano and Gil Kalish, piano

PROGRAM
SCHUBERT: Im Frühling | Geheimes | Gretchen am Spinnrade | Lied der Mignon (Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt) | Rastlose Liebe
JANÁČEK: from In the Mists, I. Andante |IV. Presto (Mr. Kalish solo)
RAVEL: Histoires Naturelles
REBECCA CLARKE: June Twilight | Infant Joy | The Tiger | A Dream | The Cloths of Heaven
BARTÓK:  Fekete | Annyi bánat a szüvemen | Régi keserves | Eddig való dolgom | ‘Hatforintos’ nóta
WILLIAM BOLCOM: Black Max | Toothbrush time | Waitin’ | George

Tickets: $46, $40, $29 


JAZZ, FOLK, POP & WORLD

Friday, September 1, 8 PM
Chelsea Berry

Chelsea Berry returns to the Shalin Liu Performance Center featuring the release of her fourth full studio album. Recorded in New York City and produced by Adam Rhodes, the original album was recorded in Brooklyn and Manhattan with seasoned and talented players such as Alex Hayes (bass) and Matt Musty (drums); the instrumentation and arrangements are a mindful and energetic extension of Berry’s own music and performance. Tickets: $36, $29, $19 (on-sale now

Friday, September 8, 8 PM
Tamir Hendelman

With his hard-swinging approach and feather light touch, pianist Tamir Hendelman has emerged as one of the most intriguing jazz talents to arrive on the scene in quite some time. On top of his own trio outings as a leader, the Israeli-born artist is best known for his outstanding work with the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra.  With the CHJO, Tamir has recorded for John Pizzarelli, Gladys Knight and Diana Krall. He is the pianist/arranger on Jackie Ryan’s “You and the Night and the Music” and Janis Mann’s “A Perfect Time.” He is featured on Natalie Cole’s “Still Unforgettable” and Barbara Streisand’s upcoming recording.  Tickets: $29, $24 (on-sale now)

Thursday, September 14, 8 PM
Nick Fradiani and Alternate Routes

Tickets: $46, $40, $29 (Meet & Greet Tickets: $50 above ticket price)

(on-sale July 12)

Sunday, September 17, 5 PM
Lizz Wright

A vocalist of uncommon talent and spirit who slides effortlessly between jazz, R&B, gospel, blues and folk, Lizz Wright has a smoky, supple voice that has beguiled fans and critics alike for over a decade. Her most recent effort, 2015’s Freedom & Surrender, featured a set almost entirely made up of originals. Her sixth full-length studio album is scheduled for release in September 2017.  Tickets: $59, $55, $45 (on-sale now)


Friday, September 29, 8 PM
Live from Laurel Canyon
Songs and Stories of American Folk Rock
Led by Brian Chartrand of Sweet Remains

The Laurel Canyon show is a tribute to a place and time.  Led by Brian Chartrand (of Sweet Remains), Live from Laurel Canyon tells the story of the musicians who came out of southern California in the 60s and 70s including The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, Carole King, James Taylor, the Mamas & the Papas, Joni Mitchell, Crosby Stills & Nash, The Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Brown, Jim Morrison, and Neil Young.  Tickets: $46, $40, $29 (on-sale July 12)

Saturday, September 30, 8 PM
An Evening with Cowboy Junkies

The Cowboy Junkies have forged an impressive 30 year career, scoring several hit singles like “Sweet Jane” and “Misguided Angel,” a handful of critically-acclaimed albums, and a dedicated throng of loyal fans. Comprised of siblings Margo (vocals) Michael (guitar) and Peter (drums) Timmins, as well as bassist Alan Anton, the Cowboy Junkies created a unique and instantly recognizable sound in an alt-country/folk/blues hybrid style. Tickets: $59, $55, $45 (on-sale now)

Sunday, October 15, 5 PM
Patty Larkin & Liz Longley

Come on out for a folk-saturated double bill featuring beloved veteran singer-songwriter Patty Larkin and buzz-generating tunesmith Liz Longley. Though from different generations, both have a unique vision and style rooted in indelible melodies and a powerful poetic lyrical style. Tickets: $39, $35, $29

Saturday, October 28, 8 PM
Sunday, October 29, 5 PM
Mary Chapin Carpenter

EMBARGO ANNOUNCE: August 8, 2017 | GENERAL PUBLIC ON-SALE: August 11, 2017

Five-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter and Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee Mary Chapin Carpenter returns to Rockport in support of her most recent record, the acclaimed The Things That We Are Made Of.   Tickets: $94, $88, $62 (on-sale August 11, 2017)


Saturday, November 4, 8 PM
Capitol Steps

As the granddaddy of political satire, The Capitol Steps have been poking fun at the D.C. establishment for over 35 years. The veteran troupe have become masters at skewering both sides of the aisle, their repurposed covers of pop songs loaded with puns and outrageous one-liners. Tickets: $79, $72, $55


Thursday, November 16, 8 PM
Rosanne Cash

One of the country’s pre-eminent singer/songwriters, Grammy Award winner Rosanne Cash has long transcended her birthright as country music royalty, carving her own hit-laden career that has spanned close to 40 years. This fall she will be making her much-anticipated Rockport debut! Tickets: $98, $92, $65


Saturday, December 2, 3 & 8 PM
Cape Ann Big Band Holiday

Enjoy the holidays with Cape Ann’s own 17-piece big band performing holiday favorites, old and new, infused with a bit of jazz, swing, and rock n’ roll.  Tickets:  $36, $29, $19


Sunday, December 3, 5 PM
An Evening with George Winston

One of the most successful and recognized solo pianists in the world, George Winston brings his remarkably enduring and highly imitated “rural folk piano” style to Rockport for the first time in a concert just in time for the holiday season.

Tickets: $52, $45, $38

Friday, December 8, 8 PM
The Four Freshmen

The Four Freshmen are America’s most enduring vocal group. With pure energy and classic songs from the past and present, the Four Freshmen deliver a world of music that will take listeners back to the bygone era of their youth while introducing others to a brand of vocal harmony entertainment unique to the legendary Four Freshmen.   Tickets: $49, $42, $35

Saturday, December 9, 8 PM
Felix Cavaliere’s Rascals

Best known as the singer and keyboardist for The Rascals (“Good Lovin’” and “Groovin’” among other hits), the legendary Felix Cavaliere makes his debut in Rockport. Despite a career spanning five decades, Cavaliere remains at the height of his powers, that instantly recognizable soulful voice continuing to enthrall audiences all over the globe.  Tickets: $69, $62, $49


Tuesday, December 12, 4 & 8 PM
Brian O’Donovan’s

A Christmas Celtic Sojourn

Now in its second decade of concerts around New England, A Christmas Celtic Sojourn returns to Rockport.  Brian O’Donovan’s A Celtic Sojourn has thrilled radio audiences for twenty-nine years. For the last fifteen, the Christmas-time live version of the show has drawn on Celtic, Pagan, and Christian traditions to celebrate the music of this season. First launched in 2003, A Christmas Celtic Sojourn reflects the compelling and diverse offerings of the weekly national radio program. Tickets: $69, $62, $49


Sunday, December 17, 3 PM
Back Bay Ringers

Back Bay Ringers (BBR) is an advanced, auditioned community handbell ensemble based in Boston, Massachusetts. Founded in 2003, BBR has quickly developed a reputation for excellence, regularly performing at such Boston-area landmarks as Faneuil Hall, Symphony Hall, the Boston Children’s Museum, and the Prudential Center. Tickets: $20, $15


Thursday, March 15, 8 PM
Goitse

Forged in the white-hot creative crucible of Limerick University’s Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, the quintet known as Goitse has quickly become one of the most sought after bands amongst connoisseurs of Irish Traditional music across the globe. Having won feverish critical plaudits for their Dónal Lunny-produced second album Transformed, the band has skyrocketed to the forefront of the Irish music scene.  Tickets: $39, $35, $29


EDUCATION & OUTREACH

Wednesday, February 7, 7 PM
Beantown Swing Orchestra

Tickets: $20, $15

Sunday, February 11, 3 PM
Cosi fan tutte

Presented by the Boston Conservatory at Berklee Opera Department

Semi-staged live performance

Tickets: $26, $20


HD BROADCASTS

METROPOLITAN OPERA LIVE IN HD

 On Sale Dates: Met Members: Thursday, July 13 | General Public: Wednesday, July 19

Individual Tickets: $32, $29, $20 | Subscription (10% discount): $288, $261, $180

Saturday, October 7, 12:55 PM
Norma

By Vincenzo Bellini

(NEW PRODUCTION)

Pre-opera talk with Dr. Elizabeth Seitz, 12 PM

The season opens with a new production of Bellini’s bel canto tragedy Norma, starring Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role. Joyce DiDonato co-stars as Norma’s colleague and rival, Adalgisa, opposite Joseph Calleja as Pollione and Matthew Rose as Oroveso. Carlo Rizzi conducts and Sir David McVicar directs the new production.

Saturday, October 14, 12:55 PM
Die Zauberflöte

By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Pre-opera talk with Dr. Elizabeth Seitz, 12 PM | Après Opera talk

Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts Tony Award winner Julie Taymor’s production of Mozart’s masterpiece, Die Zauberflöte. Golda Schultz makes her Met debut as Pamina with Kathryn Lewek as the Queen of the Night, Charles Castronovo as the fairy tale prince Tamino, Markus Werba as the bird-catching Papageno, Christian Van Horn as Sprecher, and René Pape as Sarastro. This is the first time the full-length German opera will be seen in the series.  

Saturday, November 18, 12:55 PM
The Exterminating Angel

By Thomas Adès
(MET PREMIERE)

 The Exterminating Angel has its Met premiere this season, conducted by the composer, Thomas Adès. The 2016 opera, co-commissioned by the Met and sung in English, is based on the screenplay by Luis Buñuel and Luis Alcoriza for the acclaimed 1962 Buñuel film. Directed by the librettist Tom Cairns, the ensemble cast features Audrey Luna as Leticia Maynar; Amanda Echalaz as Lucia de Nobile; Sally Matthews as Silvia de Ávila and Sophie Bevan as Beatriz, both in Met debuts.

Saturday, January 27, 12:55 PM
Tosca

By Giacomo Puccini
(NEW PRODUCTION)

Conductor: Andris Nelsons | Production: Sir David McVicar

Andris Nelsons conducts a new staging of Puccini’s dramatic tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar. Sonya Yoncheva (replacing Kristine Opolais) and Vittorio Grigolo star as the heroine Tosca and her lover Cavaradossi, with Bryn Terfel as the villainous Scarpia.

Saturday, February 10, 12 PM
L’Elisir d’Amore

by Gaetano Donizetti
Pre-opera talk with Dr. Elizabeth Seitz, 11 AM

Donizetti’s comic gem L’Elisir d’Amore, staged by Bartlett Sher and conducted by Domingo Hindoyan, stars Pretty Yende as the spirited Adina, with Matthew Polenzani as Nemorino, the simple peasant who falls in love with her. Davide Luciano makes his Met debut as the role of Adina’s arrogant fiancé, Belcore and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo sings the role of the magic potion-peddling Doctor Dulcamara. Domingo Hindoyan makes his company debut conducting

Saturday, February 24, 12:30 PM
La Bohème

By Giacomo Puccini

An exciting young cast stars in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production of La Bohème, the most-performed opera in Met history. Sonya Yoncheva stars as Mimì opposite Michael Fabiano as the passionate writer Rodolfo. Susanna Phillips reprises the role of the flirtatious Musetta and Lucas Meachem sings the role of her lover, the painter Marcello.

Saturday, March 10, 12:55 PM
Semiramide

By Gioachino Rossini

(FIRST TIME IN HD)

Angela Meade makes her Met role debut as the title character in Semiramide. Rossini’s opera, which has not been seen at the Met in 25 years, will be conducted by Maurizio Benini and feature Elizabeth DeShong as the Commander of the Assyrian army Arsace, Javier Camarena as an Indian king Idreno, Ildar Abdrazakov as the prince Assur, and Ryan Speedo Green as the high priest Oroe.

Saturday, March 31, 12:55 PM
Così fan tutte

By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

(NEW PRODUCTION)

Pre-opera talk with Dr. Elizabeth Seitz, 12 PM | Après Opera talk

Phelim McDermott returns to the Met staging Mozart’s comedy Così fan tutte, led by David Robertson. Set in the 1950s on Coney Island, the cast features Amanda Majeski as the conflicted Fiordiligi; Serena Malfi as her sister, Dorabella; Tony Award winner Kelli O’Hara as their feisty maid, Despina; Ben Bliss and Adam Plachetka as the sisters’ fiancés, Ferrando and Guglielmo; and Christopher Maltman as the cynical Don Alfonso.

Saturday, April 14, 12:30 PM
Luisa Miller

By Giuseppe Verdi

(FIRST TIME IN HD)

Met Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts a revival of Luisa Miller, which has not been seen at the Met since 2006. Starring Sonya Yoncheva as a peasant girl Luisa opposite Piotr Beczala as Rodolfo in Verdi’s tragedy about a young woman who sacrifices her own happiness in an attempt to save her father’s life. The cast also stars Plácido Domingo as Luisa’s father Miller, with Olesya Petrova as Federica.

Saturday, April 28, 12:55 PM
Cendrillon

By Jules Massenet

(MET PREMIERE)

Pre-opera talk with Dr. Elizabeth Seitz, 12 PM

Massenet’s enchanting opera Cendrillon, based on Cinderella, premieres at the Met conducted by Bertrand de Billy and directed by Laurent Pelly. Joyce DiDonato adds another role to her Met repertory as the title character, a role she has sung to acclaim at the Grand Teatre del Liceu, Santa Fe Opera, and Royal Opera, Covent Garden.

NATIONAL THEATRE OF LONDON IN HD

Tickets: $22 Adults, $15 Seniors & Students, $5 Youth

Thursday, September 21, 7 PM
Yerma

The incredible Billie Piper (Penny Dreadful, Great Britain) returns in her award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece. (already on-sale)

Thursday, December 7, 7 PM
Young Marx

Rory Kinnear (The Threepenny Opera, Penny Dreadful, Othello) is Marx and Oliver Chris (Twelfth Night, Green Wing) is Engels, in this new comedy written by Richard Bean and Clive Coleman. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London, the production is directed by Nicholas Hytner and reunites the creative team behind Broadway and West End hit comedy One Man, Two Guvnors. 

Tuesday, March 27, 7 PM
Julius Caesar

Ben Whishaw (The Danish Girl, Skyfall, Hamlet) and Michelle Fairley (Fortitude, Game of Thrones) play Brutus and Cassius, David Calder (The Lost City of Z, The Hatton Garden Job) plays Caesar and David Morrissey (The Missing, Hangmen, The Walking Dead) is Mark Antony. Broadcast live from The Bridge Theatre, London.

BOLSHOI BALLET IN HD

Bolshoi Ballet Tickets: $22 Adults, $15 Seniors & Students, $5 Youth

Tuesday, October 24, 7 PM
Le Corsaire

 Sunday, November 26, 2 PM
Taming of the Shrew

 Saturday, December 16, 2 PM
The Nutcracker

Sunday, January 21, 2 PM
Romeo and Juliet

Sunday, February 4, 2 PM
The Lady of the Camellias

Tuesday, March 6, 7 PM
The Flames of Paris

Tuesday, April 10, 7 PM
Giselle

Sunday, June 10, 2 PM
Coppelia


FILM

Saturday, September 9, 8 PM
Silent Film with Live Music

Hesperus plays The Mark of Zorro

HESPERUS accompanies the silent film with music that has a connection to the action on the screen. For The Mark of Zorro, Hesperus plays music from Old and New Spain–Spanish and Native American music from the 16th-18th centuries. Tickets: $29, 24

Manhattan Short Film Festival

Thursday, September 28-Sunday, October 8

Exact dates TBA

Tickets: $9.75/ $7 Students & Seniors

  

TICKET ON-SALE DATES

Concerts, Films, HD (all events except Met Opera): July 27
Metropolitan Opera in HD: Met Members, July 13 | General Public, July 19

Website: rockportmusic.org | Box Office: 978.546.7391

Unless otherwise indicated, all concerts and events are held at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, 37 Main Street, Rockport, Massachusetts 01966.  Except for the Metropolitan Opera events, all events go on sale July 27, 2017.  Subscriptions are available with purchase of four or more concerts and subscribers receive a 10% discount.  Subscribers also receive exchange privileges and can purchase additional concerts throughout the season at the subscription discount.  For tickets or more information, visit our website at www.rockportmusic.org or call 978.546.7391.

ABOUT ROCKPORT MUSIC

Founded in 1981 as the Rockport Chamber Music Festival, Rockport Music presents exceptional concerts and cultural events in the “stunning acoustics and dramatic setting” (Boston Globe) of the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Best known for its summer chamber music festival featuring some of the world’s finest ensembles and soloists, Rockport Music has expanded its offerings to include year-round presentations of jazz, folk, pop, and world music, high-definition broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera and National Theatre (London), and special film presentations. Education and community outreach activities serve nearly 10,000 students and adults

throughout Cape Ann and the North Shore annually.  Rockport Music is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and is supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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This Week in Rockport – Art in Bloom

Hello friends,

Summer arts and culture activities are in full swing!

This year for the first time, the annual Garden Tour on Friday and Saturday will include artists painting en plein air, including Rockport gallery owners Dan DeLouise, Kathleen Miller, Heidi Zander, John Caggiano, and others. You can see and purchase their work at a reception on Saturday from 4-8:30 p.m. at the Community House, 58 Broadway. Tickets for the Garden Tour may be purchased at Toad Hall.

The Library’s “Meet the Author” series also begins this week with Hallie Ephron. Children’s activities abound at the library as well. For more information about library events, click here.

Enjoy these glorious days!

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This Weekend in the Arts

ROCKPORT ART IN BLOOM 2017

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The Rockport Garden Club invites you to attend its 2017 garden tour: Rockport in Bloom. This self-guided tour consists of 11 private gardens clustered in the three Rockport neighborhoods. Each garden celebrates the diverse geography of Rockport, from sweeping ocean vistas, to enchanting gardens with water features, to unique granite sculptures and arches evoking the legacy of the granite industry in Rockport.  Lunch, including a vegetarian option, is also available for your purchase and enjoyment in a seaside garden.  An additional feature for this year’s tour includes artists in the garden.  Several local artists will be painting ‘en plein air’ during the tour and are sponsoring a wine and cheese reception that will take place following the tour on Saturday, July 8th at the Rockport Community House, 58 Broadway from 4:00 to 8:30 pm. All are welcome.

Tour dates are: July 7 and 8 from 10am to 4pm each day. Tickets purchased prior to June 1 are $20 and $25 thereafter. Tickets may be purchased in advance through Eventbrite or by check mailed to:  Rockport Garden Club, PO Box 712, Rockport, MA 01966.

On tour days, tickets may be purchased at the Rockport Police Station (cash, check or credit card), 168 Main St. and Toad Hall Book Store (cash or check only), 47 Main St, Rockport, MA.  Tickets purchased in advance may be picked up at the police station. The tour is held rain or shine. Please see the RGC website: www.rockportgardenclub.org for additional information.

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MANCHESTER IN BLOOM

The Estate Gardens, Designers, Gardeners
and the North Shore Horticultural Society

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Manchester’s summer estates, home to beautifully designed gardens, were maintained by highly skilled gardeners and nursery workers who helped to keep Manchester in bloom all season. Many of the highly skilled gardeners came from Europe where they were trained in formal gardening and greenhouse techniques. Some of the gardeners began meeting to discuss gardening tips which resulted in the formation of the North Shore Horticultural Society – which still exists today encouraging local gardeners with horticultural tips and knowledge. This year’s exhibit highlights a few of the talented landscape architects, gardeners and nurseries sharing their stories and images of their work.

In addition, we will be featuring special monthly floral displays at the beginning of each month generously provided by North Shore Horticultural Society in July, Manchester Garden Club in August and Manchester Memorial School 4/5th Graders in September.

The exhibit, which will run July through September, opens on Friday, July 7 to the public and is free. MHM is open Tuesdays-Fridays (10-3pm) and select Saturdays this summer – July 8 & 15, August 5 & 19, September 23 (10-1pm). For more info call 978-526-7230, email info@manchesterhistoricalmuseum.org. or visit our website http://www.manchesterhistoricalmuseum.org/

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Surf’s Up, Colors of the Coast

Mary Taddie, Mosaics/ Bonnie Maller, Oils
Eleanor Fisher, Glass Shard Paintings
Cynthia Curtis, Ceramics

Summer is the theme at LEXICON GALLERY’S next show. “Surf’s Up,” combines Mary Taddie’s, Mosaics (Surfboards, wall art and jewelry), Eleanor Fisher’s Glass Shard paintings, Bonnie Maller’s richly colored oils with Cynthia Curtis’ melted sea glass ceramics. Show dates are July 6, 2017-August 19, 2017 with an opening reception Friday July 7, 6-8pm. The artists will be speaking at 6:30pm, sharing their creative process. This is also Magnolia’s monthly Sip & Stroll with live music by Joe Militello and complimentary nibbles and libations. A fun night not to be missed.

Mary Taddie’s interest in the arts began in Marblehead over twenty years ago where she focused primarily on watercolors. Mary became interested in classical art forms and studied ancient mosaics under Master Lucianna Notturni in Ravenna, Italy. Since her return to the US, Mary has transitioned her work from the ancient mosaic form to a very unique, contemporary form of wall art using a ring saw to shape ceramic tile, marble and stone. Her art may also include other materials such as vitreous glass and Italian smalti (enamel impregnated glass) that are cut by hand. Mary has exhibited in a variety of venues on the North Shore and also teaches mosaics classes. She is a member of the Marblehead Arts Association, and is currently VP of Salem Arts Association, Salem, MA. Mary has a studio / workshop at Little Harbor Studios in Marblehead.

Eleanor Fisher began her mixed media painting in 1991, following a brain tumor removal and near death experience where she was told to “ paint and you will be guided”. Eleanor developed a unique style of glass shard paintings where she paints an oil painting, then cuts and layers glass directly on the canvas. The light and movement combine to form radiant color and depth. Eleanor Fisher’s infectious enthusiasm and creativity continue to be an inspiration for many including her own daughter and Lexicon Gallery owner, Seyrel Williams.

Bonnie Maller makes her first debut as a painter in this show. Bonnie was an internationally acclaimed makeup artist for over 30 years. She worked with all the top fashion designers and magazines as well as countless superstars throughout her career. She was Ralph Lauren’s makeup artist of choice for over 25 years doing most of his ads. In addition, Bonnie designed and made jewelry which sold in upscale stores throughout the New York and Boston areas, working with precious and semi precious stones and doing her own gold and silversmithing. In late 2015, Bonnie moved locally and began devoting her time to oil painting, her lifelong dream. Her discerning sense of light, color and composition contribute greatly to her richly colored paintings.

Cynthia Curtis began working in clay in 1977. A North Shore Native, she is drawn to the colors and moods of the ever changing sea. Wandering the shore, she collects shells, glass and other beach offerings which she uses directly in her work. Cynthia Curtis Pottery Studio is a sunny haven in the Rockport woods. Since its origin, over 1,200 students of all ages have taken classes and created valuable connections that have been nourishing, healing and inspiring on many levels. Cynthia is a true believer in the therapeutic value of working with clay. Many have become part or full time potters. Cynthia’s ceramics often feature her signature turquoise glazes, melted sea glass and found beach objects into her functional pottery. You can also view her work during the Spring and Fall Cape Ann Artisans Open Studio Tour, the oldest studio tour in the country.

LEXICON GALLERY hopes you will join us in honoring Mary, Eleanor, Bonnie and Cynthia with wine, food and good company at the Opening Reception on July 7, 6-8pm, during normal gallery hours, Fri-Sat 10am-4pm or email gallery owner Seyrel Williams, Seyrel@LexiconGallery.com to schedule an appointment. The LEXICON GALLERY is located at 15 Lexington Avenue, #1, in Magnolia, MA. For more info, go to www.LexiconGallery.com

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SCOTT TUBBY

Summer Artist Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck

The Rocky Neck Art Colony Selects Rockport artist Scott Tubby as the season’s Third Summer Artist at Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck. Painter and ceramic artist, Scott Tubby, will exhibit paintings and ceramics at Gallery 53 from July 5 until July 24, 2017. The public is invited to meet the artist at the Opening Reception on Saturday, July 8, from 6 to 8 pm at Gallery 53, 53 Rocky Neck Ave., Gloucester, MA.

Scott began his career 39 years ago as a ceramic artist. He returned to art school in the 1990s to study painting and now works in two mediums: oil paint and clay. Gallery 53 is excited to show both of these mediums together in one show.

“Through the discipline of art, I have learned to work in a more intuitive way,” says Tubby. “I use an idea or sketch a composition as a starting point, but then let the work unfold and influence me as I continue to work with the color, form, texture and light until I feel all the various elements come together in a harmonious way. Working in three dimensions for most of my life has had a strong influence on what I create on a two dimensional surface.”

Tubby’s artwork is in many private and public collections throughout the US, Europe and Japan including three porcelain vessels at The Smithsonian Museum of American Art.

Now in it’s ninth year, the Summer Artist Series is a program of the Rocky Neck Art Colony and Gallery 53 that honors local artists with solo shows at Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck.

A juried co-op gallery, Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck features a distinctive collection of fine arts by Rocky Neck Art Colony members. Located in a historic 19th century building between the Studio and Rudder Restaurants at 53 Rocky Neck Ave, Gloucester, Gallery 53 is open May 25 to October 15 from 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday through Thursday, and from10 am to 8 pm Friday and Saturday. For more information call 978-282-0917 or go to rockyneckartcolony.org.

See Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Painting Workshop for Kids

CAM Kids Favorite Flowers

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Image: Nell Blaine (1922–1996). Rubrum Lily, 1980. Oil on canvas. Gift of Arthur W. Cohen, 1990. Collection of the Cape Ann Museum [2714].

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present CAM Kids Favorite Flowers, a painting program for children and families on Saturday, July 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Paint along with watercolor artist Marion Hall in the Museum Courtyard (weather permitting; in case of rain the program will be moved inside to the Museum’s Activity Center) to learn the basics of watercolor painting. Using good quality artist materials, participants will create a small painting of a fresh flower or plant of their choice. Hall will give painting demonstrations and will teach participants ways to experiment with color combinations and painting techniques.

This is a drop-in program and parents are invited to participate as well! This free family program is generously sponsored by David and Lisa Rich. To make a reservation please call (978)283-0455 x10 or email courtneyrichardson@capeannmuseum.org.

Marion Hall is an award-winning watercolorist whose paintings feature seascapes, landscapes, and wildlife from Cape Ann, Florida, England and France. She has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the north shore of Massachusetts and beyond. Marion is a Cape Ann Museum docent and an Artist Member of the Rockport Art Association and the North Shore Arts Association.

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This Week in the Arts

Introducing the 2017 RNAC
Goetemann Fellowship Recipient,
Nathan Thomas Wilson

Introduction and Artist Talk:
Wednesday, July 5, 7 PM at the Cultural Center, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester.

Public Art Installation, Reception and Talk:
Tuesday, July 25 at 7 PM at Ocean Alliance, 32 Horton Street, Gloucester.

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The Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) and the Goetemann Artist Residency (GAR) welcome artist Nathan Thomas Wilson as the inaugural Goetemann Fellowship recipient. The Goetemann Fellowship is a new award, established in 2017 as a vehicle to bring public art to Rocky Neck.

This year, in partnership with Ocean Alliance, the Goetemann Artist Residency hosts Nathan Wilson at the residency studio on Madfish Wharf as he installs artwork on the grounds of Ocean Alliance, site of the former Wonson Paint Factory. Measuring 30 x 40 feet and located on the windswept Gloucester waterfront, in the gravel parking lot of the Ocean Alliance facility, the site is highly visible to passing fishing ships, sailing, and recreational boats, and provides public access for tourists and visitors on foot or by car. The installation is designed to illuminate the mission of Ocean Alliance that “strives to increase public awareness of the importance of whale and ocean health through research and public education.” The artist has open access to the site.

Wilson received an MFA at The University of Pennsylvania and earned a Post Graduate diploma in Visual Arts at Goldsmith’s College, London. He currently teaches at Emmanuel College in Boston and Curry College in Milton, MA as well as a class in Collaborative Sculpture at MIT in Cambridge, MA. He received a Lawrence Shprintz Award at The University of Pennsylvania and was a nominee for a Joan Mitchell MFA Award among others.

Wilson has installed several works of art in and around Boston and the RNAC/GAR is proud to welcome him to Cape Ann. At an opening talk on Wednesday, July 5, 7 PM, at the Cultural Center on Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street in Gloucester, Wilson talks about his work and creating installations. On Tuesday, July 25, 7 PM, at the installation site at 32 Horton Street, Gloucester, the results of his work on Rocky Neck will be revealed. In the event of inclement weather, the talk will be held at the Goetemann Residency Studio at 6 Madfish Wharf, 77 Rocky Neck Ave, Gloucester. Both events are free of charge and the public is invited to attend.

The Residency committee and RNAC place exceptional value on the year-round work performed by the Alliance. Their continuing efforts to protect existing whale populations while educating the public about the fragility of our oceans resonates with the entire world.

The Ocean Alliance strives to increase public awareness of the importance of whale and ocean health through research and public education. We work with our scientific partners to collect a broad spectrum of data on whales and ocean life. Ocean Alliance uses this data to advise educators, policy makers, and the general public on wise stewardship of the oceans to mitigate pollution, prevent the collapse of marine mammal populations, and promote ocean and human health. Ocean Alliance, Inc., a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit Organization, was founded in 1971.

For More Information:
Email: info@rockyneckartcolony.org
Ocean Alliance www.whale.org.

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This Weekend in the Arts

Artist Drawings & Paintings:

A Juried Exhibition of
Contemporary Works

July 7 – August 6, 2017

 

Artist Reception:
Saturday, July 8, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

The Rocky Neck Art Colony’s Cultural Center Gallery
6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
Gallery Hours: Thursday – Sunday, 12:00-6:00 PM

The Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) is pleased to present “Artist Drawings & Paintings” a juried exhibition of contemporary works by eleven artists chosen by an art colony committee of jurors. This work is on view at the Cultural Center for five weeks beginning July 7 and continuing through August 6, 2017. The public is invited to meet the artists at the opening reception on Saturday, July 8, 4:00-6:00 PM. Light refreshments and beverages are served.

Oil drawings and pencil paintings? Many artists do both; some very traditional, some not connected to their paintings at all. Artwork selected for this exhibition represents the variety of ways artists approach the techniques of drawing and painting. The jurors for this exhibit sought works that are referential, visually connected, or an entirely separate exercise of expression as well as the use of a strong mix of materials. Artists were asked to classify works as a drawing or a painting to recognize the individual approaches to each discipline. This show gives viewers a chance to consider both sides of painting and drawing and gain a rich insight into artistic process.

RNAC welcomes eleven artists, many from Massachusetts, including Terry Del Percio, Otto Laske and Rokhaya Waring from Gloucester, Susan Emmerson of Dorchester, Eleanor Fisher from Lynn, Stephen Godlieb of Dover, NH, Anne Johnstone from Somerville, Barbara Moody from Beverly, Iris Osterman of Lincoln, Regina Piantedosi from Boxford and Rocky Neck and Julia Van Houten from Jaffrey, NH.

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Surf’s Up at the Cape Ann Museum’s
White-Ellery House on Saturday, July 1st!

Insights On Site
A series of one-day installations at the Historic White-Ellery House

Surfs_Up_23-1.jpgThe Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present Surfs Up! on Saturday, July 1 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the White-Ellery House (1710), located at 245 Washington Street in Gloucester.

Stop in for a rare chance to see a huge collection of vintage surfboards compiled by Cameron Ahearn, Kerry Sullivan and Jamie Hosker. Boards range from the mid 20th century through the present day. The collection was compiled by Cameron Ahearn’s father and once adorned the walls of The Studio Restaurant on Rocky Neck. This program is free and open to the public.

The White-Ellery House (1710), owned and operated by the Cape Ann Museum, has served as the backdrop for a series of one-day contemporary art installations since 2010. The House is located at 245 Washington Street in Gloucester and is free and open to the public on select Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each month from May through October as part of Escapes North 17th Century Saturdays.


Insights On Site – 2017 Season

June 3
Reading the Past: A Calligraphic Installation — Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord

Using excerpts from the 1848 journal of a 13-year-old Gloucester girl, Gaylord’s installation will bring the rhythms of everyday life alive through her subject’s observations of school and home.

July 1
Surf’s Up!
Cameron Ahearn, Kerry Sullivan and Jamie Hosker

A rare chance to see a collection of surfboards ranging from the mid 20th century through the present day. The collection was compiled by Ahearn’s father, and once adorned the walls of The Studio Restaurant on Gloucester’s Rocky Neck.

August 5
Sphere
— Sarah Slifer Swift

In this durational performance, Swift and company explore women’s social and political power through the lens of the historic White-Ellery House. Using movement, film and sound, the performers will examine the complexities of labor, value and respect, as they have been gained, lost or changed over time.

October 7
Taking Care — Alyssa Pittman

In this installation Pittman explores the universal ritual of sweeping and investigates the act and practice of “taking care” of the spaces and places around us. Her work is inspired by the craft of broom making, by the broom as a powerful icon and by sweeping as a symbolic act.

Support for these programs was provided by The Umberto Romano and Clorinda Romano Foundation which celebrates Umberto Romano’s (1906–1982) legacy on Cape Ann through arts education and appreciation and by fostering the work of emerging and/or working artists.

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Windhover Season Opens with Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company

Windhover Season Opens
with Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company

Performance of signature dances as well as “lost” work among highlights

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Windhover is proud to announce the annual performing arts season begins with a bang when the internationally renowned Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company takes up residence starting on Tuesday, June 27 until Sunday, July 2, 2017. The company of six dancers will be teaching master classes, culminating in three public performances scheduled for Thursday, June 29 at 7:30pm, Friday, June 30 at 7:30 and Saturday, July 1, at 7:30pm. The performances will be on the outdoor stage if weather allows. Otherwise they will be performed inside the back studio, and it will be first come first-served with limited space. No tickets are required, but a suggested donation of $20 is greatly appreciated.

The PERFORMANCE schedule is as follows:

Thursday June 29 & Friday June 30th at 7:30pm

Ina Hahn’s choreography to two sections of Bach’s cello suite no.6 performed live by cellist Josh Gordon. The piece is titled: “Fragments of Six”. Sharing the program is Paul Taylor’s work titled “Junction” performed to Bach’s cello suites no.1 & 4.

“Tracer” is the last piece on the program. It was a lost work created by Paul Taylor in 1962 that disappeared from the repertory. The work was reconstructed last year and performed at the 92nd St Y in New York.  It involved a collaboration between the late renowned artist Robert Rauschenberg and choreographer Paul Taylor. Art historian Robert Saltonstall Mattison will provide insights into this collaborative process with an introductory talk beforehand.

Saturday July 1st: at 7:30pm

An all-out Paul Taylor program with masterpieces that include “Company B” with songs sung by the Andrew Sisters. The “Uncommitted”, with music by Arvo Pärt is from 2011. And “Junction” performed to sections of Bach’s cello suites no. 1 & 4 which is a link to Ina Hahn and her choreography, as both choreographers used J.S. Bach’s music as their inspiration for their dances.

MASTERCLASSES:

Open to the public to all ages and all levels are SIX masterclasses taught by company members from the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company. Donations are welcome. The schedule of classes is as follows, taught in the back dance studio at Windhover.

Wednesday, June 28th

9:30-11:00 am: General class level, all ages.

4:00-5:15 pm: Beginner class

5:30-7:00 pm: Intermediate class

Thursday, June 29th:

9:30-11:00am General class level, all ages.

Friday, June 30th:

9:30-11:00am General class, all ages.

Saturday July 1st:

9:30-11:00am General class, all ages.

For further information, please contact Executive Director, Lisa Hahn at
Lhahn@art-horizons.com or by phone at 978-546-3611.

 

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257 rear Granite Street • Rockport, MA. 01966
www.windhover.org • 978-546-3611

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Call for Entries!

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  • 40th Annual Magnolia Art Show
  • Friday July 14: Show Opens with Artist reception from 7-9pm; Show continues Sat.&Sun., July 15&16 from 10am-4pm
  • Magnolia Library & Community Center, 1 Lexington Ave, Gloucester
  • MAGNOLIA ART SHOW Turns 40!… The 40th Annual Magnolia Art Show & Sale will be held on July 14, 15 & 16 at the Magnolia Library & Community Center, 1 Lexington Ave, in the Magnolia section of Gloucester.  Admission is free and benefits local artists and the non-profit Magnolia Community Center. The show opens Friday evening from 7-9pm with a champagne reception. The show is open again Sat. & Sun. 10am-4pm. Artists: register at MagnoliaArtShow2017.eventBrite.com   or print a registration at MagnoliaLibrary.org. Questions? email MLCCArtShow@gmail.com  Sponsored by Extreme Truck & Auto and Magnolia Variety Store.
  • https://www.MagnoliaArtShow2017.eventBrite.com

Annisquam Arts Summer Studio for Kids

Ignite your imagination this summer at Annisquam Arts!

Developed by artist and educator Dawn Southworth, Annisquam Arts tips off its 23rd season by offering a variety of workshops for young artists. Conducted at Dawn’s open and professional home studio on Goose Cove, we have easy access to Gloucester’s cultural center and Cape Ann’s most scenic spots. The entire program runs for seven weeks, June 26 – August 10, with new courses each week.

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS

Dawn Southworth is a well-known Boston artist recognized for her mixed media works and installations. Dawn teaches art at Glen Urquhart School, in Beverly, MA, and is a former visiting faculty member at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. Dawn previously owned Clark Gallery in Lincoln, MA. Her work is represented in many public and private collections, including the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, the Addison Gallery of American Art, the US Embassy in Morocco, the Boston Public Library, and Fidelity Management and Research. More information about Dawn and her work can be found at www.dawnsouthworth.com.

Haley Stevens is also a member of the Glen Urquhart School faculty, as the After-Care Associate. Haley has a BFA in art and design from Salem State University, where she focused on education and was awarded a Presidential Creativity Award for printmaking. In 2009 Haley received a Gold Medal from the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition. She is also MA certified to teach art and greatly enjoys working with children. It is her goal to inspire young artists to do their best and find their inner voice.

Courtney Kelly is a local North Shore artist and former first grade teacher at Glen Urquhart School. With a one-year-old daughter, she now practices art from her home. Courtney’s passion for art started at a young age, leading her to study Fine Arts at Drew University. She went on to receive her Master’s Degree in elementary education from Lesley University. She loves inspiring children through art and learning and looks forward to embarking on her second summer with Annisquam Arts.

REGISTER TODAY!

You may register online at www.annisquamarts.com, by phone (978) 290-2107, or by brochure, which can be requested by calling or emailing Dawn at dawn_southworth@hotmail.com.

While there is no official registration deadline, we encourage you to sign up early as our workshops do fill up quickly!

ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS

Young Artists’ Summer Studio Workshops

Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-1:00pm, Ages 6-14, $250 per week

Young Artists’ Summer Studio Workshops run Monday through Thursday, 9:00am – 1:00pm for ages 6-14. We’ll have a blast engaging with a wide range of materials and artistic techniques in a multi-sensory studio environment. Small class sizes and individual instruction allow for all levels of ability to be nurtured. All classes are led by Dawn with assistance from Haley Stevens and a few helpers.

CAPE ANN ADVENTURES

Week 1: June 26-29

This week, we’ll be on the go! Sketchbooks in hand, we’ll follow the footsteps of legendary Cape Ann artists such as Stuart Davis, Nell Blaine, Marsden Hartley, Milton Avery and Edward Hopper. We’ll make daily excursions to some of the area’s most scenic destinations and inspiring galleries and studios. A Gloucester harbor boat shuttle will bring us to explore the Rocky Neck Art Colony…and to get an ice cream of course ☺ Walking shoes, swimsuit and a towel are encouraged this week!

CRAZY COOL COLLAGE

Week 2: July 3-7 (Class runs Monday-Friday with no class Tuesday July 4)

Clip, cut, collect, compose, construct – this week is all about creative collage! Made with a variety of materials, our creations will include 2D whimsical drawings and 3D found-object sculptures, and a whole lot in between. We’ll experiment with a combination of printmaking, photography, and magazine collage, with inspiration from  the mixed mediums of Robert Rauschenberg, cutting edge pieces by Kurt Schwitters, the Twentieth Century’s greatest master of collage, and the crazy upside-down world of Julian Schnabel.

WOODWORK WONDERS

Week 3: July 10-13

This week, the studio door will open to a woodworking shop!  We’ll be inspired by one of nature’s greatest treasures to create abstract wood sculptures like Louise Nevelson, wacky driftwood portraits, and mobiles with wood scraps, sea glass and buttons à la Alexander Calder  We’ll even build our own personalized step-stools. Together, we’ll safely learn about tools like hammers and various joining and gluing techniques to make our constructions sturdy. From the decorative to the functional, wood is a perfect, versatile material to fire-up our imaginations!

FROM TRASH TO TREASURE

Week 4: July 17-20

From the beach to the recycling bin, our art materials this week will come from unlikely places! We’ll cast the sand beneath our feet into whimsical sculptures, and make funky 3D pieces with driftwood and found objects. Colorful shards of pottery, buttons, marbles, shells, and other collected treasures will help us see that art is truly everywhere. Come with your imaginations revved up as we transform discarded remnants into modern masterpieces!

PLAYING WITH PATTERN

Week 5: July 24-27

Pattern, color, and designs galore! We’ll use a variety of fanciful techniques to flex our creative muscles. From collage to block printing, you’ll have your family and friends mesmerized by your creations! We’ll experiment with a craypas-watercolor resist and try our hands at bold optical illusions. Looking to color experts like Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso, and Frank Stella, we’ll turn blank canvases into eye-popping masterpieces.

ANIMAL KINGDOM

Week 6: July 31- August 3

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Come on an artistic safari, guided by the works of Henry Rousseau, Deborah Butterfield, and Franz Marc. Along the way, we’ll use a variety of fun and sophisticated techniques. Make animals spring to life in colorful 3D paper-mache masks and beautifully detailed metal embossings. Channel your spirit animal in an Aboriginal dream drawing and get messy with a big chalk-pastel masterpiece. This week, set free your imagination to run wild!

ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, GO!

Week 7: August 7-10

Learning to draw is the goal! Ancient cave paintings, modern-day graffiti, traditional Chinese calligraphy, what do these varying techniques have in common? We’ll spend this week celebrating the humble line, the foundation for every great masterpiece! With tools like ink, charcoal, oil stick, and pastels we’ll draw inspiration from the textured drips of Jackson Pollock, the spirited marks of Jean-Michel Basquiat, and the punchy dots of Roy Lichtenstein.

Afternoon Specialty Workshops

Monday-Thursday, 2:00pm-5:00pm

Ages 6-14, $225 per week

 

For two weeks this summer, Dawn is teaming up with Courtney Kelly to offer Afternoon Specialty Workshops. Together, the morning and afternoon workshops provide an exciting full day option for those students who desire a longer day of artmaking fun!

DRAW IT!                                                                            

Week 4: July 17-20

 

Are you up for an artistic challenge? Whether an avid drawer or a curious beginner, students will learn advanced techniques using graphite pencil, color pencil, and markers. Each day, students will learn the essentials of drawing by experimenting with new and varied subjects. Students are instructed step by step and encouraged to incorporate their own creative vision and personal flair!

 

PAINT IT!

Week 5: July 24-27

 

This week’s class is designed to build on the “Draw It” class, but it can also be taken as a single class. Students will experiment with several unique painting mediums, including watercolor pencil, watercolor paint, oil sticks, and acrylic. From portraits and landscapes to animals and abstract work, we’ll will explore different techniques and tricks to make brilliant masterpieces to hang on our walls!

LOCATION

Dawn Southworth’s studio

63 Bennett Street South  • Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-290-2107 • Email: dawn_southworth@hotmail.com

 

Art During the Week!

New England Premiere of

Principles of Curiosity

in Gloucester Tuesday, June 27

New Movie Presents the Foundations of Scientific Skepticism and Critical Thinking

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Cape Ann Skeptics in conjunction with the Cape Ann Cinema & Stage are presenting the first New England screening of a new movie from Skeptoid Media – Principles of Curiosity. The documentary was written and produced by Brian Dunning, founder of Skeptoid Media.

“This documentary explores the pseudoscience that permeates pop culture and offers a simple process that anyone can follow to learn to tell what’s real from what’s not,” said Dunning. “It’s designed for people of all ages with an emphasis on teaching students how to critically evaluate what attempts to pass as the truth.”

The screening is set for June 27 at the Cape Ann Cinema and Stage, 21 Main St., Gloucester, MA. Doors open at 7:30 with a meet and greet with Brian and Ryan C. Johnson, the movie’s director. The showing begins at 8:00 with a question and answer session to follow.

Advance tickets are not required, but are recommended and can be obtained online at https://skeptoid.org/store.

Dunning emphasized that “In this age of fake news, alternative facts and endless conspiracy theories, it’s essential our students learn the basics of critical thinking. My goal with this movie is to introduce the thinking process essential to sorting out truth from fiction.”

In addition to theatrical screenings, the 40-minute documentary is designed for the classroom. Dunning has created lesson plans and other educational materials for classroom use. There is no charge or fees for use of the film in educational settings.

Dunning’s other work includes the popular podcast Skeptoid. Each weekly episode, download by over 100,000 listeners, explores a claim of pseudoscience, applying a “skeptical eye” to the claims in an effort to find the truth.

The film is nonprofit, noncommercial, and released under a Creative Commons license for free public and private showings worldwide.

Cape Ann Skeptics:

Since 2010 this group has held monthly meeting for skeptics and those who want to learn more about skepticism. Speakers present information on a wide variety of topics followed by lively discussions. For more information visit www.capeannskeptics.com.

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Windhover Season Opens with
Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company

Performance of signature dances as well as “lost” work among highlights

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Windhover is proud to announce the annual performing arts season begins with a bang when the internationally renowned Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company takes up residence starting on Tuesday, June 27 until Sunday, July 2, 2017. The company of six dancers will be teaching master classes, culminating in three public performances scheduled for Thursday, June 29 at 7:30pm, Friday, June 30 at 7:30 and Saturday, July 1, at 7:30pm. The performances will be on the outdoor stage if weather allows. Otherwise they will be performed inside the back studio, and it will be first come first-served with limited space. No tickets are required, but a suggested donation of $20 is greatly appreciated.

 The PERFORMANCE schedule is as follows:

Thursday June 29 & Friday June 30th at 7:30pm

Ina Hahn’s choreography to two sections of Bach’s cello suite no.6 performed live by cellist Josh Gordon. The piece is titled: “Fragments of Six”. Sharing the program is Paul Taylor’s work titled “Junction” performed to Bach’s cello suites no.1 & 4.

“Tracer” is the last piece on the program. It was a lost work created by Paul Taylor in 1962 that disappeared from the repertory. The work was reconstructed last year and performed at the 92nd St Y in New York.  It involved a collaboration between the late renowned artist Robert Rauschenberg and choreographer Paul Taylor. Art historian Robert Saltonstall Mattison will provide insights into this collaborative process with an introductory talk beforehand.

Saturday July 1st: at 7:30pm

An all-out Paul Taylor program with masterpieces that include “Company B” with songs sung by the Andrew Sisters. The “Uncommitted”, with music by Arvo Pärt is from 2011. And “Junction” performed to sections of Bach’s cello suites no. 1 & 4 which is a link to Ina Hahn and her choreography, as both choreographers used J.S. Bach’s music as their inspiration for their dances.

MASTERCLASSES: Open to the public to all ages and all levels are SIX masterclasses taught by company members from the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company. Donations are welcome. The schedule of classes is as follows, taught in the back dance studio at Windhover.

Wednesday, June 28th

9:30-11:00 am: General class level, all ages.
4:00-5:15 pm: Beginner class
5:30-7:00 pm: Intermediate class

Thursday, June 29th:

9:30-11:00am General class level, all ages.

Friday, June 30th:

9:30-11:00am General class, all ages.

Saturday July 1st:

9:30-11:00am General class, all ages.

 For further information, please contact Executive Director, Lisa Hahn at
Lhahn@art-horizons.com or by phone at 978-546-3611.

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This Weekend in the Arts

Traditional Sicilian Puppet Shows
during FIESTA!!!

FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 3:OO PM
at the CAPE ANN CINEMA,…

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The WORLD FAMIY PUPPET THEATRE
PERFORMS THREE TRADITIONAL SICILIAN PUPPET SHOWS:

– GRATTULA BEDDATULA – Sicilian Cinderella

– SICILIAN FISHING VILLAGE – Medieval tin soldiers Rinaldo and Orlando tame the sea dragon!

– CANTASTORIE – Song-story about a young boy from the Fort’s yearning to walk the greasy pole and win the contest at St. Peter’s Fiesta.

Thanks to a LCC Mass Cultural Council grant from the Gloucester Cultural Council and an anonymous Donor, the Ethnic Arts Center will offer these shows of traditional Sicilian culture at St. PETER’S FIESTA 2017!  Students of the World Family Puppet Theatre will work beside Dora Tevan to perform. The shows are free and no tickets are necessary.  The facility is accessible to persons with disabilities.

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or visit the World Family Puppet Theatre Facebook page,
or the www.ethnicartscenter.org website.

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Gallery 53 Artist,
Mary Rhindelander McCarl ~ Artist Demonstration

Artist Demonstrations on Rocky Neck
Fridays, 6:00-8:00 PM
Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck
53 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930
Gallery hours:
Sunday-Thursday, 10:00 AM–6:00 PM;
Friday- Satuday, 10:00AM–8:00 PM.

The Rocky Neck Art Colony’s Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck is sponsoring a series of artist demonstrations this 2017 season. On Friday June 23, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, the public is invited to watch Mary Rhinelander McCarl demonstrate how she prepares hand-decorated paper for use in collage work. Light refreshments will be served. The gallery plans demonstrations by other Gallery 53 artists on subsequent Fridays during the summer. For more information call 978-282-0917. Please plan to stop by and meet the artists.

Mary McCarl, a Gloucester resident, has been a member of Gallery 53 for ten years. She studied sculpture and drawing as a teenager, then received professional training as an historian of the art and culture of the European Middle Ages. She spent some domestic years running art festivals, making costumes and batiks, and participating in a Bicentennial wall quilt project. In retirement she paints with transparent and opaque watercolors and acrylics in addition to working with fabric in wall quilts and collage. In her most recent work she has concentrated on paper collage, the subject of the demonstration. McCarl applies acrylic paints to a variety of papers by scraping and stamping them with instruments ranging from plastic forks to bubble wrap. She then cuts and mounts them on backgrounds of large pieces of watercolor paper, which have also been painted, scraped and stamped, to complete a finished work. All demonstrations are free and open to the public.

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Celebrating 90 Years of Fiesta!
With Saint Peter’s Fiesta film series
at the Cape Ann Museum

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Philip Reisman photograph. St. Peter’s Fiesta, 1951. Collection of the Cape Ann Museum.

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to join in the 90th anniversary celebration of St. Peter’s Fiesta with three days of films documenting Fiesta’s rich history. The film series will run on a continuous basis throughout each day in the auditorium. Free with Museum admission on Friday and Saturday; free and open to the public on Sunday.

The Greasy Pole (2009)
Runtime: 8 minutes
Created by Emile Doucette, Tom Papows and Michael Pallazola

The Fiesta of St. Peter (1998)
Runtime: 40 minutes
Created by Shep Abbott

St. Peter’s Fiesta is the largest, most colorful of the celebrations which Sicilian immigrants brought to Gloucester. The tradition of celebrating Fiesta began in Gloucester in 1927, and while it remains a deeply religious event at its core, by the 1930s it had expanded to become a City-wide occasion. Fiesta is still celebrated in Gloucester every year in late June and is capped off with four days of music, dancing, parades, fireworks, seine boat races and the traditional greasy pole competition.  On the last day of Fiesta, an outdoor Mass is held, followed by the blessing of Gloucester’s fishing fleet.

 

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Rockport Art Association & Museum’s Experimental Group Opens Fifth Show

What: Unexpected No. 5 Exhibit
Where: North Shore Art Association, Gloucester, MA
When: June 12 to July 8, 2017

Reception Sunday June 25, 2-4 pm Rockport Art Association & Museum’s Experimental Group Opens Fifth Show The Rockport Art Association & Museum’s Experimental Group opens its fifth group exhibition, “Unexpected No. Five” at the North Shore Art Association in Gloucester, MA. This show features artworks of about 80 artists, works of both the RAA&M’s artists and contributing members. Works on view in the exhibition range in medium to include paintings, mixed-media, graphics, sculpture and photography.

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The Experimental Group is a creative forum, its main mission is to increase public awareness and to foster self-expression by bringing artists together to explore and share ideas that cultivate creative freedom. The EG is encouraged and supported by the Rockport Art Association & Museum.

If you would like more information about the exhibition, would like to schedule an interview and a walk through, or need additional promotional images please contact: Nella Lush, Experimental Group, Chair, 978.886.4582 or via email experimentalgroupraa@gmail.com

The Rockport Art Association & Museum (RAA&M) is one of the oldest and most active art organizations in the country. The Association has a long and distinguished history that has spanned 96 years

Rockport Art Association & Museum 12 Main Street,
Rockport, MA 01966 www.experimentalartgroup.com

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Three Imaginations:
Digital Abstract Art & Photography by
Matt Cegelis, Otto Laske & Ruth Schneider

June 18 – July 28th, 2017

Meet the Artists Reception Saturday, June 25, 2-4 PM

Centennial Gallery at the Musculoskeletal Center
4 Centennial Drive, Peabody MA 01960
Gallery Hours, Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM

On June 18, 2017, the Centennial Gallery opens a 6 week exhibition of abstract art and photography by Cape Ann digital artists Matt Cegelis, Otto Laske and Ruthie Schneider.

“Three Imaginations” is on view June 18 – July 28th, 2017 during gallery hours Monday-Friday from 8 AM – 6PM.  The public is invited to a reception for the artists and friends on Saturday, June 25, 2-4 PM in the Centennial Gallery at the Musculoskeletal Center, 4 Centennial Drive, Peabody.

While markedly different in their background, aesthetics, and set of tools, the three artists share a strong commitment to digital work of quality and an equally strong commitment to educate the public about entirely new kinds of creative processes emerging in the visual arts.

In their work, the artists showcase many of the new kinds of work now possible through the use of intelligent software tools. Their work conveys an expansive breadth of vision both within and between disciplines of visual art, showing that the conventional boundaries between these disciplines have become entirely permeable.

Matt Cegelis uses digital photography as the starting point in his work. From “straight out of the camera” abstract compositions, to explorations of new aesthetic possibilities that he conjures from his images, Matt’s work invites viewers on a journey of serendipitous discovery… using their own imaginations as guide.

Otto Laske combines musical and gestural impulses in consistently experimental work that is focused on achieving a classic balance of lines, shapes and textures. His paintings are characterized by striking color/shape combinations intensified by drawing. His black and white graphic work harks back to German expressionist graphic art of the early 20th century.

Ruthie Schneider merges photographic images to create new and sometimes painterly results that take on a new dimension and interpretation. The use of textures and fragments from her unfinished paintings add subtleties and pique the viewer’s imagination.

All the artwork in the exhibition is available for purchase.

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Annisquam Arts Summer Studio for Kids

Ignite your imagination this summer at Annisquam Arts!

Developed by artist and educator Dawn Southworth, Annisquam Arts tips off its 23rd season by offering a variety of workshops for young artists. Conducted at Dawn’s open and professional home studio on Goose Cove, we have easy access to Gloucester’s cultural center and Cape Ann’s most scenic spots. The entire program runs for seven weeks, June 26 – August 10, with new courses each week.

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS

Dawn Southworth is a well-known Boston artist recognized for her mixed media works and installations. Dawn teaches art at Glen Urquhart School, in Beverly, MA, and is a former visiting faculty member at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. Dawn previously owned Clark Gallery in Lincoln, MA. Her work is represented in many public and private collections, including the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, the Addison Gallery of American Art, the US Embassy in Morocco, the Boston Public Library, and Fidelity Management and Research. More information about Dawn and her work can be found at www.dawnsouthworth.com.

Haley Stevens is also a member of the Glen Urquhart School faculty, as the After-Care Associate. Haley has a BFA in art and design from Salem State University, where she focused on education and was awarded a Presidential Creativity Award for printmaking. In 2009 Haley received a Gold Medal from the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition. She is also MA certified to teach art and greatly enjoys working with children. It is her goal to inspire young artists to do their best and find their inner voice.

Courtney Kelly is a local North Shore artist and former first grade teacher at Glen Urquhart School. With a one-year-old daughter, she now practices art from her home. Courtney’s passion for art started at a young age, leading her to study Fine Arts at Drew University. She went on to receive her Master’s Degree in elementary education from Lesley University. She loves inspiring children through art and learning and looks forward to embarking on her second summer with Annisquam Arts.

REGISTER TODAY!

You may register online at www.annisquamarts.com, by phone (978) 290-2107, or by brochure, which can be requested by calling or emailing Dawn at dawn_southworth@hotmail.com.

While there is no official registration deadline, we encourage you to sign up early as our workshops do fill up quickly!

ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS

Young Artists’ Summer Studio Workshops

Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-1:00pm, Ages 6-14, $250 per week

Young Artists’ Summer Studio Workshops run Monday through Thursday, 9:00am – 1:00pm for ages 6-14. We’ll have a blast engaging with a wide range of materials and artistic techniques in a multi-sensory studio environment. Small class sizes and individual instruction allow for all levels of ability to be nurtured. All classes are led by Dawn with assistance from Haley Stevens and a few helpers.

CAPE ANN ADVENTURES

Week 1: June 26-29

This week, we’ll be on the go! Sketchbooks in hand, we’ll follow the footsteps of legendary Cape Ann artists such as Stuart Davis, Nell Blaine, Marsden Hartley, Milton Avery and Edward Hopper. We’ll make daily excursions to some of the area’s most scenic destinations and inspiring galleries and studios. A Gloucester harbor boat shuttle will bring us to explore the Rocky Neck Art Colony…and to get an ice cream of course ☺ Walking shoes, swimsuit and a towel are encouraged this week!

CRAZY COOL COLLAGE

Week 2: July 3-7 (Class runs Monday-Friday with no class Tuesday July 4)

Clip, cut, collect, compose, construct – this week is all about creative collage! Made with a variety of materials, our creations will include 2D whimsical drawings and 3D found-object sculptures, and a whole lot in between. We’ll experiment with a combination of printmaking, photography, and magazine collage, with inspiration from  the mixed mediums of Robert Rauschenberg, cutting edge pieces by Kurt Schwitters, the Twentieth Century’s greatest master of collage, and the crazy upside-down world of Julian Schnabel.

WOODWORK WONDERS

Week 3: July 10-13

This week, the studio door will open to a woodworking shop!  We’ll be inspired by one of nature’s greatest treasures to create abstract wood sculptures like Louise Nevelson, wacky driftwood portraits, and mobiles with wood scraps, sea glass and buttons à la Alexander Calder  We’ll even build our own personalized step-stools. Together, we’ll safely learn about tools like hammers and various joining and gluing techniques to make our constructions sturdy. From the decorative to the functional, wood is a perfect, versatile material to fire-up our imaginations!

FROM TRASH TO TREASURE

Week 4: July 17-20

From the beach to the recycling bin, our art materials this week will come from unlikely places! We’ll cast the sand beneath our feet into whimsical sculptures, and make funky 3D pieces with driftwood and found objects. Colorful shards of pottery, buttons, marbles, shells, and other collected treasures will help us see that art is truly everywhere. Come with your imaginations revved up as we transform discarded remnants into modern masterpieces!

PLAYING WITH PATTERN

Week 5: July 24-27

Pattern, color, and designs galore! We’ll use a variety of fanciful techniques to flex our creative muscles. From collage to block printing, you’ll have your family and friends mesmerized by your creations! We’ll experiment with a craypas-watercolor resist and try our hands at bold optical illusions. Looking to color experts like Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso, and Frank Stella, we’ll turn blank canvases into eye-popping masterpieces.

ANIMAL KINGDOM

Week 6: July 31- August 3

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Come on an artistic safari, guided by the works of Henry Rousseau, Deborah Butterfield, and Franz Marc. Along the way, we’ll use a variety of fun and sophisticated techniques. Make animals spring to life in colorful 3D paper-mache masks and beautifully detailed metal embossings. Channel your spirit animal in an Aboriginal dream drawing and get messy with a big chalk-pastel masterpiece. This week, set free your imagination to run wild!

ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, GO!

Week 7: August 7-10

Learning to draw is the goal! Ancient cave paintings, modern-day graffiti, traditional Chinese calligraphy, what do these varying techniques have in common? We’ll spend this week celebrating the humble line, the foundation for every great masterpiece! With tools like ink, charcoal, oil stick, and pastels we’ll draw inspiration from the textured drips of Jackson Pollock, the spirited marks of Jean-Michel Basquiat, and the punchy dots of Roy Lichtenstein.

Afternoon Specialty Workshops

Monday-Thursday, 2:00pm-5:00pm

Ages 6-14, $225 per week

 

For two weeks this summer, Dawn is teaming up with Courtney Kelly to offer Afternoon Specialty Workshops. Together, the morning and afternoon workshops provide an exciting full day option for those students who desire a longer day of artmaking fun!

DRAW IT!                                                                            

Week 4: July 17-20

 

Are you up for an artistic challenge? Whether an avid drawer or a curious beginner, students will learn advanced techniques using graphite pencil, color pencil, and markers. Each day, students will learn the essentials of drawing by experimenting with new and varied subjects. Students are instructed step by step and encouraged to incorporate their own creative vision and personal flair!

 

PAINT IT!

Week 5: July 24-27

 

This week’s class is designed to build on the “Draw It” class, but it can also be taken as a single class. Students will experiment with several unique painting mediums, including watercolor pencil, watercolor paint, oil sticks, and acrylic. From portraits and landscapes to animals and abstract work, we’ll will explore different techniques and tricks to make brilliant masterpieces to hang on our walls!

LOCATION

Dawn Southworth’s studio

63 Bennett Street South  • Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-290-2107 • Email: dawn_southworth@hotmail.com

 

“Our Gloucester” Project one of 89 NEA Our Town projects selected nationwide

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Chairman Jane Chu announced 89 awards totaling $6.89 million supporting projects across the nation through the NEA’s Our Town program. The Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Library is the lead organization for a grant of $50,000 to fund five cultural organizations in a project titled “Our Gloucester:  Discovering Who We Are Through the Arts.” The NEA received 274 eligible applications for Our Town this year and will make grants ranging from $25,000 to $100,000.

“The arts reflect the vision, energy, and talent of America’s artists and arts organizations,” said NEA Chairman Jane Chu. “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support projects such as Our Gloucester, to cultivate vitality in their communities through the arts.”

Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken adds: “We are excited and honored to be recommended for a prestigious NEA Our Town Grant. It will provide a great means of bringing all of our communities together to tell the Gloucester Story and to celebrate our diversity, our culture of tolerance and caring, and our heritage in fishing and the arts.”

Five cultural organizations will partner in helping the community of Gloucester answer the questions: “Who are we? What is special about Gloucester? and, What in our culture and heritage is worth protecting and strengthening anew?” The arts, with their power to probe and clarify the deeper truths in society, will be the vehicles for this search and reflection, through both ensemble performances and community-wide discussions. Each partner will engage a broad cross section of citizens through a different art form — theater, music, storytelling, and literature. The answers to these questions can help lay the groundwork for community development initiatives and investments based on the values and assets of “Our Gloucester.”

The partner organizations and their roles in the Our Gloucester project are as follows:

The Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library will present a speaker’s series focusing on innovation in Gloucester. The series will continue a rich tradition of speakers at the library since the founding of the Gloucester Lyceum in 1830.

The Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation will present four weekend programs of music reflecting Gloucester’s diverse ethnic community at the historic Universalist Church.

The Gloucester Writers Center is planning three storytelling Fish Tales events, featuring Gloucester school children, ages 12–18; fishing, maritime, and schooner stories; and Gloucester neighborhoods.

Mosaic Gloucester is a large-scale community oral history and mosaic mural project. Launched with the support of the Gloucester Arts and Culture Initiative, the Mass Cultural Council, and Americold, Mosaic Gloucester will bring the people of Gloucester together to tell stories, make tiles, and create a visual depiction of Gloucester. The result will be a beautiful, large mosaic panel hanging in public view on Americold’s building at 69 Rogers Street.

The Folklore Theatre Company will bring together a collaborative playwriting circle of local artists and community members to craft a play centered around a historic meal of diverse Church members in Gloucester. Nine performances will take place in April, 2018.

The Gloucester Cultural Initiative, a new non-profit successor to the MCC-funded Gloucester Arts and Culture Initiative, the group which facilitated the Our Town grant application, will play the role of project manager for Our Gloucester.

For a complete list of projects recommended for Our Town grant support, visit the NEA web site at arts.gov.

To join the Twitter conversation about this announcement, please use #NEASpring17.

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Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company performs at Windhover

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Windhover Season Opens with Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company

Performance of signature dances as well as “lost” work among highlights

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Windhover is proud to announce the annual performing arts season begins with a bang when the internationally renowned Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company takes up residence starting on Tuesday, June 27 until Sunday, July 2, 2017. The company of six dancers will be teaching master classes, culminating in three public performances scheduled for Thursday, June 29 at 7:30pm, Friday, June 30 at 7:30 and Saturday, July 1, at 7:30pm. The performances will be on the outdoor stage if weather allows. Otherwise they will be performed inside the back studio, and it will be first come first-served with limited space. No tickets are required, but a suggested donation of $20 is greatly appreciated.

The PERFORMANCE schedule is as follows:

Thursday June 29 & Friday June 30th at 7:30pm

Ina Hahn’s choreography to two sections of Bach’s cello suite no.6 performed live by cellist Josh Gordon. The piece is titled: “Fragments of Six”. Sharing the program is Paul Taylor’s work titled “Junction” performed to Bach’s cello suites no.1 & 4.

“Tracer” is the last piece on the program. It was a lost work created by Paul Taylor in 1962 that disappeared from the repertory. The work was reconstructed last year and performed at the 92nd St Y in New York.  It involved a collaboration between the late renowned artist Robert Rauschenberg and choreographer Paul Taylor. Art historian Robert Saltonstall Mattison will provide insights into this collaborative process with an introductory talk beforehand.

Saturday July 1st: at 7:30pm

An all-out Paul Taylor program with masterpieces that include “Company B” with songs sung by the Andrew Sisters. The “Uncommitted”, with music by Arvo Pärt is from 2011. And “Junction” performed to sections of Bach’s cello suites no. 1 & 4 which is a link to Ina Hahn and her choreography, as both choreographers used J.S. Bach’s music as their inspiration for their dances.

MASTERCLASSES:

Open to the public to all ages and all levels are SIX masterclasses taught by company members from the Paul Taylor 2 Dance Company. Donations are welcome. The schedule of classes is as follows, taught in the back dance studio at Windhover.

Wednesday, June 28th

9:30-11:00 am: General class level, all ages.

4:00-5:15 pm: Beginner class

5:30-7:00 pm: Intermediate class

Thursday, June 29th:

9:30-11:00am General class level, all ages.

Friday, June 30th:

9:30-11:00am General class, all ages.

Saturday July 1st:

9:30-11:00am General class, all ages.

For further information, please contact Executive Director, Lisa Hahn at
Lhahn@art-horizons.com or by phone at 978-546-3611.

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Annisquam Arts Summer Studio for Kids

Ignite your imagination this summer at Annisquam Arts!

Developed by artist and educator Dawn Southworth, Annisquam Arts tips off its 23rd season by offering a variety of workshops for young artists. Conducted at Dawn’s open and professional home studio on Goose Cove, we have easy access to Gloucester’s cultural center and Cape Ann’s most scenic spots. The entire program runs for seven weeks, June 26 – August 10, with new courses each week.

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ABOUT THE INSTRUCTORS

Dawn Southworth is a well-known Boston artist recognized for her mixed media works and installations. Dawn teaches art at Glen Urquhart School, in Beverly, MA, and is a former visiting faculty member at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. Dawn previously owned Clark Gallery in Lincoln, MA. Her work is represented in many public and private collections, including the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, the Addison Gallery of American Art, the US Embassy in Morocco, the Boston Public Library, and Fidelity Management and Research. More information about Dawn and her work can be found at www.dawnsouthworth.com.

Haley Stevens is also a member of the Glen Urquhart School faculty, as the After-Care Associate. Haley has a BFA in art and design from Salem State University, where she focused on education and was awarded a Presidential Creativity Award for printmaking. In 2009 Haley received a Gold Medal from the national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards competition. She is also MA certified to teach art and greatly enjoys working with children. It is her goal to inspire young artists to do their best and find their inner voice.

Courtney Kelly is a local North Shore artist and former first grade teacher at Glen Urquhart School. With a one-year-old daughter, she now practices art from her home. Courtney’s passion for art started at a young age, leading her to study Fine Arts at Drew University. She went on to receive her Master’s Degree in elementary education from Lesley University. She loves inspiring children through art and learning and looks forward to embarking on her second summer with Annisquam Arts.

REGISTER TODAY!

You may register online at www.annisquamarts.com, by phone (978) 290-2107, or by brochure, which can be requested by calling or emailing Dawn at dawn_southworth@hotmail.com.

While there is no official registration deadline, we encourage you to sign up early as our workshops do fill up quickly!

ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS

Young Artists’ Summer Studio Workshops

Monday-Thursday, 9:00am-1:00pm, Ages 6-14, $250 per week

Young Artists’ Summer Studio Workshops run Monday through Thursday, 9:00am – 1:00pm for ages 6-14. We’ll have a blast engaging with a wide range of materials and artistic techniques in a multi-sensory studio environment. Small class sizes and individual instruction allow for all levels of ability to be nurtured. All classes are led by Dawn with assistance from Haley Stevens and a few helpers.

CAPE ANN ADVENTURES

Week 1: June 26-29

This week, we’ll be on the go! Sketchbooks in hand, we’ll follow the footsteps of legendary Cape Ann artists such as Stuart Davis, Nell Blaine, Marsden Hartley, Milton Avery and Edward Hopper. We’ll make daily excursions to some of the area’s most scenic destinations and inspiring galleries and studios. A Gloucester harbor boat shuttle will bring us to explore the Rocky Neck Art Colony…and to get an ice cream of course ☺ Walking shoes, swimsuit and a towel are encouraged this week!

CRAZY COOL COLLAGE

Week 2: July 3-7 (Class runs Monday-Friday with no class Tuesday July 4)

Clip, cut, collect, compose, construct – this week is all about creative collage! Made with a variety of materials, our creations will include 2D whimsical drawings and 3D found-object sculptures, and a whole lot in between. We’ll experiment with a combination of printmaking, photography, and magazine collage, with inspiration from  the mixed mediums of Robert Rauschenberg, cutting edge pieces by Kurt Schwitters, the Twentieth Century’s greatest master of collage, and the crazy upside-down world of Julian Schnabel.

WOODWORK WONDERS

Week 3: July 10-13

This week, the studio door will open to a woodworking shop!  We’ll be inspired by one of nature’s greatest treasures to create abstract wood sculptures like Louise Nevelson, wacky driftwood portraits, and mobiles with wood scraps, sea glass and buttons à la Alexander Calder  We’ll even build our own personalized step-stools. Together, we’ll safely learn about tools like hammers and various joining and gluing techniques to make our constructions sturdy. From the decorative to the functional, wood is a perfect, versatile material to fire-up our imaginations!

FROM TRASH TO TREASURE

Week 4: July 17-20

From the beach to the recycling bin, our art materials this week will come from unlikely places! We’ll cast the sand beneath our feet into whimsical sculptures, and make funky 3D pieces with driftwood and found objects. Colorful shards of pottery, buttons, marbles, shells, and other collected treasures will help us see that art is truly everywhere. Come with your imaginations revved up as we transform discarded remnants into modern masterpieces!

PLAYING WITH PATTERN

Week 5: July 24-27

Pattern, color, and designs galore! We’ll use a variety of fanciful techniques to flex our creative muscles. From collage to block printing, you’ll have your family and friends mesmerized by your creations! We’ll experiment with a craypas-watercolor resist and try our hands at bold optical illusions. Looking to color experts like Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso, and Frank Stella, we’ll turn blank canvases into eye-popping masterpieces.

ANIMAL KINGDOM

Week 6: July 31- August 3

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Come on an artistic safari, guided by the works of Henry Rousseau, Deborah Butterfield, and Franz Marc. Along the way, we’ll use a variety of fun and sophisticated techniques. Make animals spring to life in colorful 3D paper-mache masks and beautifully detailed metal embossings. Channel your spirit animal in an Aboriginal dream drawing and get messy with a big chalk-pastel masterpiece. This week, set free your imagination to run wild!

ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, GO!

Week 7: August 7-10

Learning to draw is the goal! Ancient cave paintings, modern-day graffiti, traditional Chinese calligraphy, what do these varying techniques have in common? We’ll spend this week celebrating the humble line, the foundation for every great masterpiece! With tools like ink, charcoal, oil stick, and pastels we’ll draw inspiration from the textured drips of Jackson Pollock, the spirited marks of Jean-Michel Basquiat, and the punchy dots of Roy Lichtenstein.

Afternoon Specialty Workshops

Monday-Thursday, 2:00pm-5:00pm

Ages 6-14, $225 per week

 

For two weeks this summer, Dawn is teaming up with Courtney Kelly to offer Afternoon Specialty Workshops. Together, the morning and afternoon workshops provide an exciting full day option for those students who desire a longer day of artmaking fun!

DRAW IT!                                                                            

Week 4: July 17-20

 

Are you up for an artistic challenge? Whether an avid drawer or a curious beginner, students will learn advanced techniques using graphite pencil, color pencil, and markers. Each day, students will learn the essentials of drawing by experimenting with new and varied subjects. Students are instructed step by step and encouraged to incorporate their own creative vision and personal flair!

 

PAINT IT!

Week 5: July 24-27

 

This week’s class is designed to build on the “Draw It” class, but it can also be taken as a single class. Students will experiment with several unique painting mediums, including watercolor pencil, watercolor paint, oil sticks, and acrylic. From portraits and landscapes to animals and abstract work, we’ll will explore different techniques and tricks to make brilliant masterpieces to hang on our walls!

LOCATION

Dawn Southworth’s studio

63 Bennett Street South  • Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-290-2107 • Email: dawn_southworth@hotmail.com

 

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