Calling all children’s picture book fans! The four Cape Ann library directors and Mayor Romeo Theken hope you’ll join us for a very special Cape Ann Reads reception at Gloucester’s City Hall on Saturday January 27, 2018, to honor the scores of writers and artists that participated in the Cape Ann Reads contest. The party and pop-up portfolio/book fair will be open to the public from 12pm-4pm. There will be a brief awards ceremony at 1:30. Along with the medal and honor books, the jurors selected several more for special recognition. Breaking news: a group show of these will travel to all four communities in 2018 with support from the Bruce J Anderson Foundation, a Gold Sponsor.
Cape Ann Massachusetts can now boast the country’s FIRST ever picture book contest and programming hosted by four public libraries and wonderful community partners. The contest fostered the local children’s picture book network, and business in the region. Five books were self-published (or in the works) since the contest closed, reviewed and sold in local stores. An original Cape Ann Reads trophy by local artist, Jason Burroughs, has been commissioned and will be unveiled at the celebration.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to sponsor a prize or award–or any cafes or restaurants that want to showcase a small tray of light fare or coffee/tea–as there’s time to be included in the printed matter.
On my calendar and very much looking forward to Deborah Cramer’s talk at the Sawyer Free Library on Thursday, May 4th at 7:00pm
On Sunday, March 3, I attended the Rocky Neck Art Colony “New Members Show – Meet The Artists Reception” at the The Cultural Center At Rocky Neck.
As usual, the selection of art was intriguing and beautiful – well worth the visit! The show runs until March 18, so you still have time if you haven’t seen it yet.
I set about trying to get photos of each one of the artists with one of works. Here are a few samples.
To see the photos, click below:
I only missed Thomas Martin, Rosella Park Sagall, and Deb Schradieck, who were not there while I was taking photos.
– Fr. Matthew Green
Last Friday, there was a very nice art reception at the Pleasant Street Tea Company. Here are some photos of the event.
The location of the Pleasant St. Tea Co.
Artist Rocky Delforge with some of his work on display
Donna Marie Therrien with some of her wrok
Donna Marie Therrien with fellow artist Ramani Rangan
Ben MacAdam stands by his work
A good number of people turned out right from the start
Brad Byrd creates ambiance
It’s great to be able to meet the artists and find out more about their artistic history.
The exhibit will be up until the end of June. You can also check their work out on line:
Rocky Delforge: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rocky-Delforge-Artist/121621697928041?sk=photos
Ben MacAdam: http://www.benmacadam.com/
Donna Therrien: http://www.inspiredhealthandhealing.com/
A few days ago I posted about my visit to Eugene Quinn’s gallery. He’s having a reception this coming Saturday: