Boston Globe critics –Kate Tuttle (books); Zoe Madonna (classical music); Karen Campbell (dance); Loren King (film); Michael Andor Brodeur (pop music); Don Aucoin (theater); Malcom Gay (visual arts)– published an arts preview: “Globe Critics survey of 42 Essential art events in New England that you won’t want to miss this spring and summer.”
Congratulations to Rockport Chamber Music Festival and Clara Wainwright for making the list! Rockport Chamber Music Festival is June 2-July 9 at the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Clara Wainwright, artist and First Night Founder, is one of 8 artists selected for the 21st round of Art on the Marquee, the “massive three sided, seven screened, 80 foot tall marquee at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center” public art project. Look for that exhibit March 16-April 17.
Here’s the geographic tally:
Boston area, MA arts events: 19
Western, MA: 8
North Shore, MA: 2 –Rockport/Chamber Music Festival and Lincoln/Thoreau. (Clara’s work will be shown in Boston)
Cape and islands, MA: 4
CT: 1 (could be New Bedford…)
Most of the MOTT seasonal round ups and e-blasts are light on North Shore listings.
Opening Reception Friday, June 13 from 6-8:30pm
June 13, Friday 10-4:00 and 6-8:30
June 14, Saturday 10-6:00
June 15, Sunday 10-4:00
This is the 25th Annual Benefit Art Exhibit and Sale to benefit Greenbelt’s local land conservation efforts.
Look for some of my new work there, along with the work of many wonderful artists who support the endeavors of Essex County Greenbelt in “conserving local farmland, wildlife habitat and scenic landscapes since 1961”.
These are some shots taken by Charlie Carroll at the Seacoast Nursing Home reception yesterday. This is a wonderful exhibit of 30 canvas giclee photos of local scenes donated by a number of Cape Ann photographers, and printed by Cape Ann Giclee, to be hung permanently in the Alzheimer’s Wing at Seacoast Nursing Home. Many of the residents and visitors came to the opening and really enjoyed the work.
For me, the highlight of the event was meeting Agnus MacQuade, 99 years young, who will turn 100 in January 2015. She was amazingly sharp and a pleasure to talk to. She was a student teacher at Lane School for a number of years and then taught at Salem State. She said she loves being at Seacoast Nursing Home.
And while you’re checking out Belle + Me’s new spring line of scarves and pendants, you will be able to enjoy RNAC’s wonderful spring juried show, Here and Now.
Only 15 days til Spring…
After that, there are only 21 more days until the Spring Art Show at the Magnolia Historical Society. From the icy grip of winter emerges a fresh new body of work by some of your favorite Cape Ann artists. While it may not be the first Art Show of Spring 2014, it is lining up to the best. Mark your calendars now, and pray we won’t have snow.
Sunday, from 11:30 – 4:00 Great art from local artists.
These are a few shots of the St. Valentine’s Art Show at the Gloucester House taken by Beth Williams. If you have a chance, do stop by and check it out. There is a great array of beautiful, affordable, unique cards and gift items by area artists. The Gloucester House (especially Lily Linquata for organizing so well and being so helpful) has been very generous to organize this show in their lovely function room at no charge to the artists. The show runs Friday and Saturday from 11:30am to 8:00pm and Sunday from 9:30am to 4:00pm. A nice reason to stop into the Gloucester House for a bowl of chowda or a seafood pizza and a beer or glass of wine, and check out some great Valentine’s Day gift ideas.
Participating artists include: Charles Francis, Annie Ziergiebel, JP Ware, Deb Shradieck, Susie Fiels, EJ Lefavour, Camilla Macfayden, Beth Williams, Donna Ardizzoni, Phil Cusumano, Marty Morgan, Thi Linh Wenau, Kathy Roberts, Elynn Kroger, Nina Goodick, Mary Ann DeLouise, Conrad Roeske, Catherine McGeary, Karen Tibbets, Tory and Ally Voner, Eileen Oliver, Amanda Cook, Mary McCarl, Theresa Testaverde, and the folks from Cape Ann Giclee.
Thanks to the Gloucester House Restaurant for sponsoring this art event for the community and North Shore artists! Hope to see all of you there.
The opening of Translucence at Flatrocks Gallery Friday night was extremely well attended, but not at all surprising for such an excellent show and gallery space. For us on this side of Cape Ann, it may seem a little out of the way, but it is well worth the trip over to Lanesville to see it. Gloucester’s art scene is just killing it!
If you haven’t had a chance to stop by yet, this weekend will be your last chance to see the Art in the Schoolhouse holiday show at Magnolia Historical Society, 46 Magnolia Ave. There is a great collection of over 90 pieces of work, as well as a great selection of affordable holiday gift items. A great opportunity to check out the new home of the Magnolia Historical Society Museum and Cultural Center. Free admission and plenty of free parking.
The Magnolia Historical Society, 46 Magnolia Ave. in Magnolia is presenting Art in the Schoolhouse a holiday art show and sale in the lovely old Blynman Schoolhouse, with proceeds to benefit the Magnolia Historical Society’s restoration of the Blynman School into the Magnolia Historical Museum and Cultural Center. It will take place Saturday and Sunday, December 7-8, 14-15 and 21-22 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm daily. There will be a Preview Opening Reception Party on Friday, December 6 from 5-8:00 pm with Refreshments and Live Music. Free admission. The show will feature works by Donna Ardizzoni, Lauren Asaro, Charlie Carroll, Joey Ciaramitaro, Terry DelPercio, Thom Falzarano, Marion Hall, Audi Lane, EJ Lefavour, Laureen Maher, Carol McKenna, John Nesta, Sinikka Nogelo, David Piedmonte and Deb Schradieck.
Judythe Evans Meagher celebrates the fifteenth anniversary of her
gallery at 37 Rocky Neck Avenue with new paintings of Rocky Neck
scenes on July 12, 13 & 14, noon to 8 pm. Opening Reception is
Friday, July 12th 4 pm to 8 pm. All are welcome.
If you came to Shell Designs’ exhibit last year, you know how amazing Mary Bowles’ and Kerrie Bromberger’s work is, and how quickly it goes. Make sure you come back this year and see what’s new at “Summer Garden by the Sea” – and come early before it is all gone. At Khan Studio, June 29th – July 12 with an opening reception on Thursday, July 4th from 5:00-7:30 during Nights on the Neck.
Thank you so much to everyone that came out to support EJ and my show at Alchemy. Thank you Anna and James Eves from Cape Ann Giclee for their quick turnaround and super high quality work creating my photos into canvas wraps (you don’t have to be a professional photographer to visit James and Anna at 20 Maplewood Ave and have a canvas wrap of your work created)
I’m really proud of the work. Really proud of it.
Unfortunately we had a boat that stayed out lobstering past the time that the show ran so I could only manage to stop in to say hi in between offloading lobster boats and didn’t get out of work til after the show was over. For the brief time I could stop in it was great to see many of our FOB’s and people from the Gloucester Education Fund who 10% of the proceeds of the sale of our work at Alchemy will go to.
if anyone else has photos from our opening could you send them in to email@example.com I know Charlie Carroll was snapping away and Jason Grow was taking photos as well. I’d love to see what I missed.
I’m excited to be showing at the Tusinski Gallery in Rockport, opening on April 22nd and running through May 13th. The show features vintage pieces that speak to the idea that we never really escape the influence of the past in our homes, no matter how advanced our technology.
Click the photo below to see Joe’s fantastic Slide Show
Tonight was the opening night of the Magnolia Art Show at 1 Lexington Ave. Gloucester (Magnolia). We have some beautiful art work for sale this year from artists all around the North Shore. I took some photos if you are interested in sharing them with your readers. We are open Saturday July 9th from 10:00 a.m – 7:00 p.m and Sunday the 10th from 10:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m.