What seat should you pick at the HarborWalk Summer Cinema? Don’t worry–you’ll find a spot even though people stream into I4 C2 as early as 5:30PM to square away their seating, often novel. A family with an inflatable pool is a regular sight. Blankets are thrown down pell-mell. Kids zig zag a sea of boundaries as they might a sandy beach, which means your stuff is stepped on. It’s all good! There’s a happy community picnic vibe. Soon after 6PM Aurelia Nelson from North Shore Radio 104.9 hosts pre-screening festivities. Rob Newton, Cape Ann Community Cinema, presides; the movie line ups he’s selected have been big hits.
Gloucester = food.
Our family takes a break from cooking and buys dinner from the vendors and/or take out from a downtown business. Once house guests treated us to a lobster dinner AND movie al fresco at Blue Collar Lobster, Gloucester House. It can be done. Has anyone tried it with Topside Grill?
photograph from Rob Newton Cape Ann Community Cinema. Gulls land atop the screen randomly. Kids run behind the screen which is a NO NO
After a couple of days of dicey weather The Force has delivered us perfect a outdoor movie-going night. FREE screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, presented by Building Center. Refreshments at 6pm. Movie starts at dark. 65 Rogers Street (I4-C2)! Be there to awaken the Force within you! Special thanks to Aurelia Nelson of North Shore 104.9 for keeping Movie Night Alive!
Coming to theaters December 2015, have you seen the new Star Wars trailer? Museums kindle interest with trailers, too, and there’s one in Miami that may go viral.
This week the art scene is all about Art Basel Miami, the annual contemporary art fair juggernaut. With so many international artists, galleries, exhibits and events, it can be difficult to get any coverage at all. The single event the New York Times Magazine featured last weekend to build anticipation for Art Basel Miami was the Peabody Essex Museum prelude for Theo Jansen’s 2015 national tour. The story quickly climbed to the #1 most emailed articles for the NYT magazine. Jansen’s kinetic sculptures are on most media short lists as a must see experience at this year’s Art Basel Miami (e.g. Huffington Post Art Basel to do list)
PEM is featuring Dutch artist Theo Jansen at Art Basel Miami to herald the national museum tour for Strandbeests, managed and debuting at the Peabody Essex Museum in the fall of 2015.
Will there be a chance to marvel at these curiosities in our natural world? Will we encounter a herd at Good Harbor, Wingaersheek, or Singing beaches? I’m not sure. These graceful engineered beings seem a good fit for visiting our shores and inspiring wonder. Does anyone remember the Crane’s Beach dune buggy scene from the 1968 Thomas Crown Affair with Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway?
PEM ranks in the top 10 largest collections in the country and is growing fast. I’m not sure where the Jansen exhibit will be installed within the museum, but I bet connections will be past, present and future all betwixt and between. I am anticipating and looking forward to the Jansen exhibit calling forth my memories of the dinosaur fossil skeletons and mounted installations. I remember feeling awestruck by the scale of the objects within the spaces and purpose. “That every mariner may possess the History of the World”.
Special congratulations to PEM curator, Trevor Smith, for the Theo Jansen exhibit. On December 5th, he’ll be with Theo Jansen as part of Art Basel Salon discussions. Trevor launched the FreePort contemporary artist commissions at Peabody Essex Museum in 2010. He helped as a juror for the Gloucester HarborWalk Public Art Challenge.
I promised to post on origami each day of the remaining World Origami Days (until Nov. 11). I’ll try to include a variety of themes and styles, to keep it interesting and informative. There is a lot more to origami than just birds and paper airplanes! Here’s a small sample of what happens when you mix origami with Star Wars fandom. It’s an origami landspeeder!
I folded this from diagrams in the book by Chris Alexander, which I got as a birthday present from the people who work in our parish offices – my thanks to them all!
There’s actually quite a lot of Star Wars origami out there, ranging from the fairly simple (like many models in this book) to the highly complex, as you can see on the Starwarigami website.
Next up: abstract origami tessellations!
– Fr. Matthew Green
Let’s Just Hope She Doesn’t Go To The Dark Side!