Poet John Ronan at the Cape Ann Museum

John Ronan: Poetry Reading & Book Talk

Saturday, February 25 at 2:00 p.m.

Gloucester’s former poet laureate John Ronan will read from his most recent book, Taking the Train of Singularity South from Midtown (Backwaters Press, 2017) and discuss its connections to Gloucester, including “Good Harbor, Home,” which was written for and read at John Bell’s first inauguration as Mayor of Gloucester. Through Taking the Train of Singularity South from Midtown Ronan hopes to convey that love and language create community.

This program is free and open to the public. Reservations required. Free registration can be made by calling 978-283-0455 x10, emailing info@capeannmuseum.org, or online at Eventbrite.

John Ronan is a poet, playwright, movie producer and journalist. He has received national honors for his poetry and is a former National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, Ucross Fellow, Bread Loaf Scholar and Poet Laureate of Gloucester, MA. In 2010, his volume of poetry, Marrowbone Lane, won Highly Recommended honors from the Boston Authors Club. As a playwright, Ronan’s works include The Yeats Game and The Early Bird Special. John is also founder of the media production company American Storyboard, a teacher of film and host of Cape Ann Television’s The Writer’s Block with John J. Ronan which celebrates its 27th anniversary in the 2016–2017 seasons.

FRESH presents two workshops: Seed Starting and Eco Printing!

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FRESH presents an evening of seed starting and eco printing! Join us at 6 pm as a local artist Jane Keddy shares tips for using natural materials to make prints. Then stick around for a seed starting workshop at 7 pm with local gardening expert Suzanne Gosselin to learn the ins and outs of starting seeds indoors. You’ll leave this workshop with new inspiration and knowledge for gardening and designing into the spring and summer! Sign up here!

Thu, March 2, 2017
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EST
6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA

FRESH is a six-week exhibition, with accompanying workshops and presentations, hosted by the Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) and Backyard Growers.

In this exhibition, artists from all over New England will present works that reflect on the theme FRESH, exploring the ways in which food connects us to the earth, nourishes us, and ties us to warmth, family, friends, and memories. Join us in celebrating the new life that emerges as we leave the dark of winter for the optimism of spring! Contemporary, experimental and traditional art in all media will be on view.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Artscope Magazine, Duckworth’s Bistrot, and Short & Main

Also sponsored by:

Patty Knaggs Real Estate, Peter Dorsey: Coldwell Banker, Beverly, MA: North Shore Abode, and Neptune’s Harvest.

February Break Fun with Backyard Growers!

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Looking for fun activities for your kids over February break? Sign them up for hands-on gardening activities at Backyard Growers!

Tuesday February 21: Sun & Water; 10am-12pm; In this two hour workshop, elementary school students will learn all about how sun and water help their garden grow. They will build a solar heated cold frame, make rain sticks, do water cycle experiments, and more! Tickets here!

Wednesday February 22: Preschool Hour; 10am-11am; In this one hour workshop, preschool students will learn all about how soil helps their garden grow! They will meet some worms, make a vegetable craft, and plant a windowsill garden to take home!  Tickets here!

Thursday February 23: Space & Seeds; 10am-12pm; In this two hour workshop, elementary school students will learn all about how space and seeds help their garden grow. They will explore seeds and learn how they move, play a square foot gardening game, plant windowsill gardens to take home, and more! Tickets here!

Purchase tickets in advance to reserve your child’s spot!

 

Pressed Flower Art Workshop & FREE Seed Swap!

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FRESH presents a pressed flower art workshop and free seed swap! Join us for a brief presentation and a fun, hands-on lesson in pressed flower art led by artist Jacki Harrington! Also bring along your vegetable and flower seeds to swap and share with fellow gardeners. You can come for one or both events. Backyard Growers staff will happily share garden tips and answer your growing questions!

Space is limited, so reserve your spot in advance! Purchase tickets here. $25 per person. Seed swap FREE!

FRESH is a six-week exhibition, with accompanying workshops and presentations, hosted by the Rocky Neck Art Colony and Backyard Growers.

This is an exciting collaboration by two inspiring non-profits—Backyard Growers, which encourages an active relationship with food and the earth, and Rocky Neck Art Colony, which encourages and promotes excellence in the arts.

In this exhibition, artists from all over New England will present works that reflect on the theme FRESH, exploring the ways in which food connects us to the earth, nourishes us, and ties us to warmth, family, friends, and memories. Join us in celebrating the new life that emerges as we leave the dark of winter for the optimism of spring! Contemporary, experimental and traditional art in all media will be on view.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Artscope Magazine, Duckworth’s Bistrot, and Short & Main

Also sponsored by:

Patty Knaggs Real Estate, Peter Dorsey: Coldwell Banker, Beverly, MA: North Shore Abode, and Neptune’s Harvest.