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The Trident Live Art Series is pleased to present Invisible Cities in Performance, an exploration of Italo Calvino’s novel Invisible Cites involving spoken text, music, visual art, projected images, and dance, produced by Gallery Director Matthew Swift, Trident Live Art Series Director Sarah Slifer Swift, and artist Ed Touchette. Members of the community
Admission is free. Voluntary donations ($10 suggested) compensate the artists. The free experience of art at Trident Gallery is made possible by those guests who support the arts through purchases of fine art and donations to performing artists. Read more
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE CLOSES SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11
The New England Premiere of Israel Horovitz’s Gloucester Blue ends its run at Gloucester Stage on Sunday, October 11. Directed by Mr. Horovitz, Gloucester Blue takes place in the attic loft of an old industrial building in The Fort section of Gloucester owned by the upscale Bradford Ellis IV also known as Bummy and his wife Lexi. Working class housepainter Stumpy has been contracted to refurbish the building and he has hired Latham, friend-of-a-friend, to help him complete the job. As the play opens, Stumpy and Latham are hard at work, spackling damaged walls and applying fresh plaster and primer. Out of work for the last six months Latham is grateful for the job. When Lexi shows up with paint color samples, a story of intrigue, seduction, betrayal and money is set into motion in this dark comedy. The New England premiere of Horovitz’s newest Gloucester play has received unanimous rave reviews during its run at Gloucester Stage.
Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm. Ticket prices are $28 for all performances. Tickets are $1 for ages 25 Years Old and under for all performances. All performances are held at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. For more information and to purchase tickets, call the Gloucester Stage Box Office at 978-281-4433 or visit www.gloucesterstage.com
Photos by Gary Ng
Local Northshore guy and friend to many Nick Frews needs heart surgery ~ Read Nick’s Story here on his Go Fund Me page.
Nick’s Family writes, “…So I’m asking from deep inside my healthy heart, can you help Nick repair his big, beautiful, not so perfect heart? How wonderful you will feel knowing you are part of his story that will undoubtedly be told for many years to come. Any amount will help to relieve his stresses and make his recovery easier at home. Thank you.”
Sure is a pretty tugboat and loved seeing the Roderick McAllister in Gloucester Harbor during Schooner Festival. On my way into Cambridge to do an installation last Thursday and there it was docked in Boston Harbor, looking good from the Tobin Bridge vantage point.
Join the Friends of Dogtown to kick off a weekend celebrating Dogtown!
The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present, in collaboration with the Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library, a day dedicated to all things Dogtown on Saturday, October 17 from 1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m. Hear from expert panelists on topics ranging from artists inspired by Dogtown to the geology of Dogtown and everything in between. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (978) 283-0455 x10.
Dogtown Days is a celebration of the art, history, archaeology, geology, ecology and mystery of Dogtown, from the remains of its colonial settlement to its treasures along the trails through the watershed land and glacial heaths that lie at the heart of Cape Ann. Its 3,000 acres serve as the inspiration for Saturday’s panelists: Mark Carlotto, Mary Ellen Lepionka, Ed Becker, Chris Leahy, Ted Tarr, Noel Mann, Shep Abbott and Tom Halsted. Join these Friends of Dogtown as they explore the cellars of Dogtown, the Native Americans who lived there and the many insects and birds that call the habitats of Dogtown their home.
Following the Dogtown expert panel discussion, the Friends of Dogtown invite all audience members to join them for a reception with cake and ale in the Friend Room at the Sawyer Free Library nearby.
Last night, the first of three meetings to engage community members in determining a public art policy was held at City Hall. Consultant Elizabeth Keithline of Wheel Arts Administration has been hired to gather information and make recommendations. LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD – I urge everyone to attend these meetings at this critical crossroad in our changing public art policy!
Keithline asked to hear from Gloucester residents about the following questions:
- What is your vision for public art in Gloucester? What would you like to see happen here?
- Do you have any recommendations on how that vision can become a reality?
- Name and/or describe public art in Gloucester that you like or don’t like.
- Do you have any recommendations on how Gloucester can improve its public art processes?
- Do you have any specific recommendations on what a public art policy for Gloucester should contain?
Email your responses, or any information you care to share, to email@example.com. All comments are unattributed. Keithline will be conducting a public meeting at City Hall on Wednesday, September 30th at 7:00 pm. She will present a second meeting for City Council on October 13th. A third meeting will be held on November 10 to present a draft of the new policy.
Made up of citizen volunteers appointed by the Mayor and City Council, the Committee for the Arts (CFTA) was established by City ordinance in 2000 to promote and celebrate Gloucester’s cultural heritage and to foster an appreciation of arts and artists in the local community. The Committee works to preserve and increase awareness of Gloucester’s WPA-era murals and other city-owned art. Additionally, the Committee develops and promotes educational programs and establishes awards and honors to recognize local artists. The committee works with other city departments to shape and implement a city-wide public art policy. The Committee advises City officials on the value of a diverse, cultural life as well as encourages art programs within public schools. (From the City of Gloucester website).
Tonight! Danielle Miraglia joins The Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line 8:30-11:30pm 10.01.2015
This Thursday at the Rhumb Line,I’m really bubbling over due to the return of Ms. Danielle Miraglia. You’re in for a treat! She was here once before and afterwards Fred had to scrub the ceiling to get the footprints off. She’s a really great singer. And she’s bringing along an intense melange of players.
First, there’s Mr. Blob Enik, spluttering paint-by-numbers glitarist, who often works with Mari Martin or even Madhouse. Then there’s Mr. Jim Gambino,,of Swinging Steaks fame, as our speculative multi-fingered keyboard whiz.Thumping handled by a truly great drummer, Mr. Steve Bankuti. I’ll be wheezing in the corner, trying to keep up. A truly magical night.Hours: 8:30 to 11:30.
Hootenanny and Pie Auction . Friday October 2nd 7pm . Benefit for NFSTC . Music by Henry Allen and The New Swingset and Friends.
Meatloaf Dinner w/mushroom gravy
and choice of potato & veg – $10.95!
Wednesday, September 30th – 7pm
Special Guest: CHARLEE BIANCHINI!
Everybody loves Charlee Bianchini. She has developed a
stirring and soulful repertoire over recent years. The house
becomes her living room and the audience becomes her
special, invited guests. Tell me it ain’t true! :-) ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
Dave Trooper’s Kitchen…
Prepared fresh weekly by “Troop”… always good!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Looking forward……to seeing you there :-)
Robert Walsh (Latham) and Esme Allen (Lexi)
NEW ENGLAND PREMIERE
EXTENDED THROUGH OCTOBER 11
Due to overwhelming demand Gloucester Stage has extended the New England Premiere of Israel Horovitz’s Gloucester Blue through Sunday, October 11. Originally scheduled to close on Sunday, October 3, the additional performances are: Sunday, October 4 at 2pm; Wednesday, October 7 through Saturday, October 10 at 7:30 pm and Saturday October 10 and Sunday October 11at 2pm at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA.
Directed by Mr. Horovitz, Gloucester Blue takes place in the attic loft of an old industrial building in The Fort section of Gloucester owned by the upscale Bradford Ellis IV also known as Bummy and his wife Lexi. Working class housepainter Stumpy has been contracted to refurbish the building and he has hired Latham, friend-of-a-friend, to help him complete the job. As the play opens, Stumpy and Latham are hard at work, spackling damaged walls and applying fresh plaster and primer. Out of work for the last six months Latham is grateful for the job. When Lexi shows up with paint color samples, a story of intrigue, seduction, betrayal and money is set into motion in this dark comedy. According to author and director Horovitz, “If I look at Gloucester Blue as though someone else wrote it, I would describe it as a very dark, very funny play about class distinctions. In Gloucester-speak, it’s The Fort versus Eastern Point. In theatre-speak, I think Gloucester Blue is a really fun evening of theatre.”
Gloucester Stage Founding Artistic Director Horovitz. directs a cast featuring Lewis D. Wheeler and Esme Allen as the upscale couple Bummy and Lexi, and Francisco Solorzano and Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Robert Walsh as housepainters Stumpy and Latham. “One thing I so appreciate about Israel’s work is his intense desire to keep exploring new avenues of style, content, and conflict – all essential pieces of good playwriting,” Walsh, a frequent actor in and director of Horovitz’s work explains, “For as comfortable as he is with dark comedy,Gloucester Blue represents an even newer pursuit of the tools and nuances of that genre’s storytelling components.”
Gloucester Blue is the latest in Horovitz’s series of Gloucester-based plays that include North Shore Fish, Henry Lumper, Park Your Car in Harvard Yard,Fighting Over Beverley and Sins of the Mother, all of which were first produced at Gloucester Stage and went on to successful runs nationally and internationally. “Gloucester Blue has already found audiences in developmental productions in Seattle, Florida’s Delray Beach and New York City,” Horovitz says, “I’m delighted to finally bring this play home to Gloucester.”
Israel Horovitz’s Gloucester Blue is extended through Sunday, October 11 at Gloucester Stage. Performances are Wednesday throughSaturday at 7:30 pm and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 pm. Ticket prices are $28 for all performances. Tickets are $1 for ages 25 years and under for all performances. The $1 tickets are cash only and available at the door on day of performance only. All performances are held at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. For more information and to purchase tickets, call the Gloucester Stage Box Office at 978-281-4433or visit www.gloucesterstage.com
GLOUCESTER BLUE PRODUCTION PHOTOS BY GARY NG
Robert Walsh has been named artistic director of the Gloucester Stage Company making him only the third person to hold that title in the theater company’s 36-year history (he joins founding artistic director Israel Horovitz and Eric Engle).
The talent and effort of a team of fashion & jewelry designers, models, hair stylists, makeup artists, and volunteers was on full display Sunday at the seARTS Celebrate Wearable Art show at Cruiseport. Guests enjoyed a runway show featuring over fifty designs from local artists, a Mediterranean buffet, raffles, and an auction of one-of-a-kind handmade vests.
Runway photography to come but here’s a look behind the scenes:
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