May 11, 2013
Photo by Joseph H. Clark, 1889. Courtesy of the CAM archives.
Tuesday, May 7 – Sunday, May 19
Lighthouse Days at the Cape Ann Museum
The Museum and Thacher Island Association are welcoming back to Cape Ann the First Order Fresnel lens which stood atop the Island’s south lighthouse for nearly 120 years. Guests are encouraged to visit during this two-week period and observe lampist Jim Woodward’s conservation effort. For more information click here.
Courtesy of the CAM archives.
Thursday, May 9
Lighthouses, Fresnel Lenses and Lens Preservation, 7:00 p.m.
James “Jim” Woodward, one of the few lampists working in America today, will discuss historic lens conservation and his ongoing effort with the Museum’s new First Order Fresnel Lens. For more information click here.
Saturday, May 11
FAMILY FUN FREE DAY — Light Our Way! 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
The second Saturday of every month is free for families with school-aged children. Families are invited to the Children’s Activity Center to participate in art, history and cultural activities, and to explore the Museum using a Seek and Find. This month’s theme is Lighthouses! This program is free and open to the public.
Anne’s Eyes, The History of the Cape Ann Light, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Join Paul St. Germain, President of the Thacher Island Association, for an illustrated lecture on the history of the Island and its twin lights. This program is free and open to the public.
Gloucester Public Schools Arts Festival, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
See and hear the work of Gloucester elementary, middle and high school students in the Museum’s galleries. For more information and a complete schedule of eventsclick here.
Sunday, May 12
Artist Talk–Barbara Moody, Finding Your Unique Voice as an Artist, 2:00 p.m.
The Cape Ann Museum and Rocky Neck Art Colony are pleased to present an Artist Talk with Barbara Moody–Distinguished Artist/Teacher, Goetemann Artist in Residency Program, Rocky Neck Art Colony–on Sunday, May 12 at 2:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center.
Saturday, May 18
Cape Ann Artisans Demonstration Day, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The third and final session in a series of art demonstrations performed by various artists from the Cape Ann Artisans. For more information click here.
Thursday, May 30
Cape Ann Museum’s Annual Meeting, 7:00 p.m.
Cape Ann Artisans at 30, March 2 – May 26
In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Cape Ann Artisans’ first studio tour, the Museum is holding a retrospective exhibit of work by 70 past and present members. Cape Ann residents visit free on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. For more information click here.
Dennis Flavin, Uncommon Vision, April 6 – May 26
Flavin’s work is characterized by a clash of dynamic colors that have the ability to both stimulate and puzzle the senses. It’s a style he simply calls “loose.”