Wearable Art: Exploring Expressions on the Human Form
Panel discussion sponsored by seARTS and the Cape Ann Museum
Image: Left to right. “Biker Chick” by Donna Caselden; “Mexican Sunset” by Selina Narovlansky (Judges Choice Award in 2015); RISD Student Redat Davison’s winning “Untitled” (Best Runway Fashion Design CWAIII). Image credit Linehan Photography.
The Cape Ann Museum and Society for the Encouragement of the Arts on Cape Ann (seARTS) are proud to present an evening of conversation with the Celebrate Wearable Arts(CWA) curators and artists on Thursday, September 7 from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.. Guest will enjoy a panel discussion exploring expression on the human form and view video clips from the CWAIII 2015 fashion show. Space is limited; reservations required. Cost is $10 for CAM and seARTS members / $15 non-members. Tickets available online at Eventbrite or call (978)283-0455 x10. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Panelists are: Jay Calderin, Executive Director of Boston Fashion Week; Rick Crangle, CWAIII Best of Show Award Winner for 2015; Jennifer Varekamp, Mass Arts Fashion Design Professor; and Nell McKeon, AP Studio Art student at Manchester-Essex Regional High School. The panel will be moderated by Paula Richter, Curator for Exhibitions and Research, at the Peabody Essex Museum.
The Folly Cove Designers (1938 – 1969) – whose work is displayed at the Cape Ann Museum — led the way in “wearable art” on Cape Ann many years ago. Now the seARTS Wearable Arts group is an integral part of the contemporary art scene. CWA is an event that was created by the seARTS Wearable Arts group as an opportunity for creative “makers” to find new ways to showcase their artistry and for patrons of hand-made, one-of-a-kind jewelry, clothing and accessories to experience the art in full living color. The CWAIV runway event occurs biennially and will be held on October 1, 2017 (www.wearableart.org). The panel discussion at the Cape Ann Museum on September 7 will continue the discussion of the many forms and expressions of wearable art and will explore the work of some of the participating runway artists.
Panel moderator Paula Bradstreet Richter is Curator for Exhibitions and Research at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM), Salem, Massachusetts. As part of the exhibition planning team at PEM she has participated in over 30 changing exhibitions and special projects, including national and international traveling exhibitions, historic and contemporary art installations, collection gallery installations and rotations. Paula was part of the exhibition team that brought the traveling exhibition, WOW® World of WearableArtTM, featuring 32 award winning designs from the National WOW® Museum in Nelson, New Zealand to the Peabody Essex Museum in spring 2017 for the enjoyment of audiences in the Boston area and beyond.
Panelist Jay Calderin has been described as “a budding designer’s best friend” by The Boston Globe, and the LA Times called his first book “a new fashion bible for designers, aspirers and the just plain curious.” He authored The Fashion Design Reference & Specification Book and Fashion Design Essentials and is the Founder/Executive Director of Boston Fashion Week. He is an instructor and Director of Creative Marketing at the School of Fashion Design, Boston. His new book What They Didn’t Teach You in Fashion School will be released at the end of the year.
Panelist Richard Crangle creates refined sculptural forms and furniture that summon a reverence for nature, embracing the wood’s natural character. He incorporates time honored craftsmanship combined with contemporary expression. Richard’s inspirations include the coastal setting of his New England quarry studio, architecture and Japanese and Arts & Craft Masters. Richard’s experience in custom home building, furniture and architectural detail interplays as the foundation for his collection. Using local, reclaimed, and exotic wood his vocabulary of abstract and organic themes and repeated patterns and textures evoke the inclusion of visual grace, movement and innovation.
Panelist Jennifer Varekamp is a Professor in the Fashion Department at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She is a Costume and Clothing Designer committed to sustainability. Recently, she designed the costumes for HoverDive, a collaborative dance project that focused on fluid dynamics and ocean science, including the impact of climate change on ocean life. Jennifer received her ED.M from Harvard University and her BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She has also studied at Domus Academy in Milan, Italy and at the London College of Fashion.
Panelist Nell McKeon is a senior at Manchester Essex High School and an AP Studio Art student. She works toward bringing art into her local community through governing the Manchester Essex Arts Honors Society. She has been working in 2D and 3D media throughout her high school career and used her first piece of wearable art as part of an application for Art Allstate, a highly competitive art installation program, which she participated in this year.
Charles Family Artist in Residence Announced
Copley Society Artist Member Laureen Hylka to spend September painting on Cape Ann
Laureen Hylka in 2017. Courtesy of the Copley Society of Art.
Change of Season, Mount Washington. Oil on linen, 30” x 26”
The Copley Society of Art and Cape Ann Museum are pleased to announce that Laureen Hylka has been chosen as the 2017 Charles Family Artist in Residence. Ms. Hylka will be spending the month of September on Cape Ann. On Tuesday, October 4 at 6:00 p.m. she will give a gallery talk at the Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, with a reception to follow at the Charles Fine Arts Gallery, 196 Main Street, Gloucester. This program is free and open to the public.
Laureen Hylka attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the New York Art Students League. Both of these institutions have inspired Laureen and strengthened her mastery of color, composition, drawing, and value. She is a member of the American Artist Professional League (NYC), Lyme Art Association, Academic Artists Association, an Elected Member of the Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society as well as the Copley Society of Artists, Boston. She is a full time plein air and studio painter
preferring oil on linen or soft pastel medium. Through participation in juried national exhibitions, gallery shows and invitational paint outs, Laureen’s paintings have become desired among collectors. Her works are in private and corporate collections throughout the United States, England, Germany and Japan.
The Cape Ann Residency was created in 2014 by the Charles Family Foundation as a dedication to and promotion of the North Shore and Boston art communities. Ms. Hylka is the fourth Copley Society Artist Member to be awarded this position. She will be in studio at 196 Main Street, Gloucester. For more information visit www.laureenhylka.com.
The Rocky Neck Art Colony Selects Katia Hale Mason as the Season’s Sixth Summer Artist
Katia Mason – Beneath the Surface 44.3
Katia Mason – Beneath the Surface 45.3
Katia Hale Mason’s show of innovative mixed media constructions, “Beneath the Surface,” opens Wednesday, September 6 and runs until Tuesday, September 26. The public is invited to meet the artist at the Opening Reception on Saturday, September 9 from 6-8 pm at Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck, 53 Rocky Neck Ave, Gloucester, MA.
Mason is drawn to details discovered when observing objects closely and finding unexpected layers and patterns. Looking deeply beneath the surface reveals beauty and possibilities.
Mason adds, deletes and builds up, using a variety of media to create depth and movement. Each layer adds something new, while other elements become hidden or obstructed. Light and shadow continuously provide new perspectives.
Mason’s current work, “Beneath the Surface,” is heavily influenced by the ocean. Living on the coast, she sits in awe of what is revealed, hidden and carried by the ebb and flow of the tidal cycle. This series provides snapshots of the remarkable richness and complexity she observes.
As an emerging artist, Mason is gaining attention, most recently by Maine Home + Design Magazine as featured in “Ones to Watch” artist listing. She is currently represented by The Littlefield Gallery in Winter Harbor, ME. Her work is in many private collections throughout the United States.
Mason is a graduate of The College of New Rochelle, where she received a B.A. in Communications. She has spent her career working in consulting and now enjoys discovering the world around her in great detail and expressing it in her art work. She resides and works in Gloucester, MA. For more information about Katia Mason, see www.katiahalemason.com.
Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck is a juried co-op gallery that 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 from10 am to 6 pm, Sunday through Thursday, and from10 am to 8 pm Fridayand Saturday. For more information call 978-282-0917 or go to rockyneckartcolony.org.
Judy Robinson-Cox Demonstration on Rocky Neck
Friday, September 9, 6-8pm
Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck
53 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gloucester, MA 01930
Gallery hours, Sun – Thurs 10 AM-6 PM,
Fri and Sat 10AM – 8 PM
Judy Robinson Cox – Copper Paint
On Friday, September 8th, photographer Judy Robinson-Cox demonstrates the art of mixed media photomontage, as part of a Rocky Neck Art Colony demonstration series at Gallery 53. Judy’s photomontages memorialize an iconic building or neighborhood by blending a photograph of a structure with a close-up view of the surrounding texture. After adhering the image to a wood substrate, she often collages additional pieces of the montaged photograph. Texture and other elements are added to fully capture the essence of place.
Judy Robinson-Cox is a Cape Ann photographer and mixed media artist. After attending NYU and then earning a BFA from the University of Connecticut, Judy became professionally involved in the arts, beginning with a fine arts craft business in Woodstock, NY in the 70s. This transitioned to a corporate marketing and graphic design career in the 80s and 90s. Today she is primarily involved with fine art photography and is active in various Massachusetts arts organizations, including the Rocky Neck Art Colony and the Cambridge and Rockport Art Associations. She has taken a number of workshops and classes to further her career including those at Winchester’s Griffin Museum of Photography, Montserrat College of Art and the Rockport, North Shore and Newburyport Art Associations. She shows her work at Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck and is represented by the Square Circle Gallery in Rockport, MA.
Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck is a juried co-op gallery that 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 from10 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.
CAM Kids presents Susanna Natti
Meet the illustrator of the Cam Jansen mysteries series and more!
Saturday, September 9 at 10:00 a.m.
The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present CAM Kids on Saturday, September 9 at 10:00 a.m. Meet children’s book illustrator Susanna Natti, known for the Cam Jansen mysteries series, Lionel Series, Louise Series, Beany Series and others. Listen to stories, learn about her artistic process and create your own children’s book illustrations. This program is free and open to the public and is generously sponsored by David and Lisa Rich. For more information visit www.capeannmuseum.org or call 978-283-0455 x12.
Gloucester native Susanna Natti is a retired children’s book illustrator. A graduate of Gloucester High School, Smith College and the Rhode Island School of Design, she has illustrated more than 80 books for children over the course of her career, including two with her mother, Folly Cove Designer and author Lee Kingman Natti. Ms. Natti raised her family in Bedford, MA, where she served on the Board of the Bedford Center for the Arts and where she founded Art-Link, a non-profit organization supporting the arts in the Bedford public school system. She returned to Gloucester to live in 2014. She is on the Board of Directors of the Cape Ann Museum.
At the Cape Ann Museum, the second Saturday of every month is free from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for families with school-aged children. Families are invited to the Activity Center to participate in hands-on activities that delve into the art, history and culture of the region. Each Second Saturday focuses on a specific theme based on the Museum’s collection and/or special exhibitions.
Appraisal Day at the Cape Ann Museum’s White Ellery House
Blackwood/March Fine Art & Antique Auctioneers come to Gloucester
Saturday, September 9 from 11:00a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Image courtesy of Blackwood/March Fine Art & Antique Auctioneers.
The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to welcome appraiser Michael March, of Blackwood/March Auctioneers for an Appraisal Day on Saturday, September 9 from 11:00a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This program will be held at the Museum’s historic White-Ellery House (1710) located at 245 Washington Street in Gloucester. Visitors are welcome to tour the house free of charge. Appraisals are $5 per item or $10 per three items. All proceeds will go toward the preservation of the White-Ellery House. For more information visit www.capeannmuseum.org or call 978-283-0455 x10.
For two generations Blackwood March Fine Art & Antique Auctioneers of Essex have appraised and sold at auction fine art and antiques for trusts, estates, attorneys and individuals. In the art market, they have established auction records for such artists as: Aldro Thompson Hibbard, Emile A. Gruppe and Frederick Mulhaupt, while selling antiques and accessories for strong prices for their clients. As estate auctioneers Blackwood/March offers expertise in the sale and appraisal of: American paintings from New England, especially the Cape Ann school; early American and Victorian furniture; silver; nautical antiques; Chinese items; pottery; Oriental carpets; quilts; textiles; glass; china; and diverse accessories. Blackwood March will be unable to offer appraisals on coins, jewelry, stamps, baseball cards and possibly some other items at the White-Ellery House.
The White-Ellery House, located at 245 Washington Street in Gloucester at the Route 128 Grant Circle Rotary, was built in 1710 and is one of just a handful of First Period houses in Eastern Massachusetts that survives to this day. Unlike other structures of this period, the largely unfurnished house has had very few interior alterations over the years. Stepping inside today, visitors enter much the same house they would have 300 years ago. Parking is available off Poplar Street in the field behind the house.
Diner En Couleur
Our Annual Summer fundraiser
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2017, 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Featuring mini dance performances by NYC based dancer & choreographer Beth Soll and Forty Steps Dance.
Come and enjoy this sumptuous event on the idyllic grounds of Windhover,
257R Granite Street, Rockport, MA, 01966
Bring your own picnic dinner (with settings) and join us at our extravagant white-clothed tables arrayed with flowers. Toast the enchanted performances happening on the outdoor stage with a complimentary glass of champagne and chocolate-dipped strawberries!
Admission donation is $28.00 per person. Dress is colorful festive.
Please make a reservation, by sending a check to:
Windhover, P.O Box 2249, Rockport, MA, 01966
or online (through PayPal) at windhover.org (a 501(c)3 non-profit)
For more information, contact:
Lisa Hahn, email@example.com or (978) 546-3611
Jane Deering Gallery exhibition
Photographer Paul Cary Goldberg’s
most recent series, Here Still
Photographs by Gloucester artist Paul Cary Goldberg continue at Jane Deering Gallery, 19 Pleasant Street. Images are from Goldberg’s most recent series, Here Still, and evoke delicate drawings of nature. Works are accompanied by small paintings by emerging California artist Leslie Lewis Sigler. Gallery hours: Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12noon to 5:00pm. The exhibition can be viewed on the gallery website www.janedeeringgallery.com
Jane Deering Gallery, 19 Pleasant Street.