John Raimondi “Drawing to Sculpture” PowerPoint Lecture and Book Signing May 18th 5pm North Shore Arts Association


John Raimondi “Drawing to Sculpture” PowerPoint Lecture and Book Signing May 18th 5pm North Shore Arts Association Reception to Follow the Lecture $10 Suggested Donation View John on YouTube ~ Click John Raimondi lives a life that is totally immersed in art. As both a distinguished sculptor and art collector, he has spent a lifetime studying, creating and celebrating art in a wide variety of media. With monumental sculptures in the collections of museums, colleges and universities, airports, and dozens of other public and private locations throughout the United States and Europe, John Raimondi is considered among the most prominent sculptors living today. As Malcom Rogers, retired director of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, comments: “Raimondi is one of the few contemporary artists who addresses public sculpture in a rhetorical way, with a big gesture combined with a great elegance of line. You feel that you’re looking at a drawing.” Regarding Raimondi’s works, Professor Henry Adams, Ruth Coulter Heede Professor of Art History at Case Western Reserve University observes that “not only was the conception of these pieces extraordinary, but their fabrication was an intensely demanding process, often stretching new technologies to the limit and carried over a time span of as much as two years for a single sculpture.” According to Irvin Lippman, director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art, where “Drawing to Sculpture: John Raimondi”, debuted in 2016, the exhibition “is a testimony to the creativity and endurance of Raimondi, one of America’s finest living sculptors.” To date, Raimondi has completed more than one-hundred monumental sculptures for public, corporate and private collections worldwide. ______________________________________________ “John Raimondi: Drawing to Sculpture” . . . is a seminal book that presents not only an unprecedented number of Raimondi’s sculptures and drawings, but also a sense of his ever-evolving career and creative approach to making unforgettable art. The book also complements a forty-five-year retrospective of Raimondi’s work at the Boca Raton Museum of Art. John has very generously donated copies of this book for this event ~ 100% of book purchase proceeds and door donations are for the benefit of North Shore Arts Association.

Plant Sale Season

I hope the weather holds for these seasonal sales.

Seaside Garden Club

This Saturday, May 11

Long Hill Plant Sale hosted by the North Shore Garden Club
Trustees of Reservations Members, 9-10
General Public, 10-1:00
572 Essex St., Beverly, MA
Lynnfield Flower Workshop
1714 Meeting House
Lynnfield Town Common
Driftwood Garden Club
62 Pleasant St
Marblehead, MA
Next Saturday, May 18
Generous Gardeners
9-noon, Gloucester
on the boulevard near the tennis courts

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Maritime Gloucester Spring Lecture Series concludes this Thursday 5/9/19 at 7pm

Evelyn Ansel closes the series with “From 1 to 18,006: highlights from the Haffenreffer-Herreshoff digitization project at the MIT Museum”
About this Event
The Spring Lecture Series presents “Leading Ladies: Defining the Discussion of Maritime Science and History”. This series will tell stories of exploration, science, research, historical preservation, adventure and the working waterfront from the perspective of the women who engage and lead in these issues every day.

Over the past two and a half years, the collections team at the MIT Museum has been working to digitally capture the entirety of the Haffenreffer-Herreshoff collection. The Haffenreffer-Herreshoff holdings consist of some 17,000 artifacts from the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, formerly of Bristol, RI. These original plans, drawings, notebooks and correspondence date from the 1870s through the 1940s and represent the full breadth of HMCo.’s output during its years of operation. The digitization project developed in concert with the exhibit Lighter, Stronger, Faster: the Herreshoff Legacy, which opened in October of 2018, and the collection will be made permanently available online through the museum’s new collections portal beginning this summer.

Many interesting and previously unpublished plans came to light over the course of the digitization project. In her lecture, digitization team member Evelyn Ansel will give a basic collections overview and share some of the familiar, iconic and expected alongside some of the more unusual highlights – from swimming pools to dust collection systems and beer barrels to bicycles – all examples of the impressive span of HMCo.’s capabilities not only as premier naval architects, but also as a vertically integrated manufacturing plant at the turn of the 20th Century.

Evelyn is a museum professional specializing in preservation and collections accessibility with a focus on maritime history and design. Previous projects include documentation of traditional working watercraft in Venice, Italy, an apprenticeship on the recent restoration of the whaling ship Charles W. Morgan at the Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, CT, and a Fulbright Fellowship to the Vasa Museum in Stockholm, Sweden. Evelyn has a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University of Providence, RI. She sits on the board of the Apprenticeshop of Rockland, ME, and is a freelance contributor for WoodenBoat Magazine. Currently, she is the Curatorial Associate at the Herreshoff Marine Museum of Bristol, RI, and is also managing the Haffenreffer-Herreshoff digitization project at the MIT Museum of Cambridge, MA.

Date And Time

Thu, May 9, 2019

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM


Maritime Gloucester

23 Harbor Loop

Gloucester, MA 01930

Register here

Get your hands dirty with Backyard Growers!

Backyard Growers BUILD Day (1)

We need your muscle power! 💪

Backyard Growers’ 10th growing season is off to a great start – in spite of the weather! For our BUILD Day 2019, we’re making a final push to build new garden beds for families and seniors around Cape Ann so that they can enjoy their own fresh veggies this summer and into the fall. But we can’t do it without you! WE NEED YOUR HELP to build these garden beds.

Interested in joining the party? Meet us at Backyard Growers HQ (271 Main Street) in downtown Gloucester at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, ready to get your hands dirty, make a difference, and have an awesome time! Rumor has it it’s going to be SUNNY🌞, too!

Where: Backyard Growers HQ, 271 Main Street, Gloucester, MA

When: Saturday, May 11, 9 am – 1 pm

Click here to let us know you’ll be there!

SeniorCare Inc. Awarded $200,000

SeniorCare Inc. is one of the local nonprofits sharing in Cummings Foundation’s $25 million grant program in 2019. The North Shore based organization has been awarded a $200,000 Sustaining Grant, to be disbursed over 10 years. Chief Executive Officer Scott Trenti and Director of Home Care Dori Prescott represented SeniorCare at a May 2 awards night at TradeCenter 128 in Woburn.

Cummings Foundation Sustaining Grants Awards Night. May 2, 2019. Scott Trenti, CEO, SeniorCare; Dori Prescott, Director of Home Care, SeniorCare; Bill Cummings, Founder, Cummings Foundation; Dennis Clarke, Chairman and CEO, Cummings Properties.

“We are very pleased to receive the Cummings Foundation sustaining grant,” announced Trenti. “This funding will be utilized by our Protective Services Program to help our most vulnerable elders improve their quality of life and remain safely in their communities, consistent with our agency mission.”

SeniorCare offers a wide variety of programs and services to meet the needs of elders, their families, caregivers and others in their nine-community service area on the North Shore of Massachusetts.

The Sustaining Grants initiative builds on Cummings Foundation’s $100K for 100 program. First offered in 2012, $100K for 100 annually awards $10 million through multi-year grants of $100,000 each to 100 nonprofits that are based in and primarily serve Essex, Middlesex and Suffolk counties. Grant recipients that received their final grant disbursements in 2018 were automatically considered for $15 million in Sustaining Grants.

“We introduced Sustaining Grants to help alleviate the constant burden of fundraising so nonprofit professionals can spend more of their limited time and resources on actually providing services,” said Christina Berthelsen, grants manager at Cummings Foundation.

Cummings Foundation has awarded nearly $250 million to date in Greater Boston alone. Funds are generated through commercial properties that are owned by, and operated for the sole benefit of, Cummings Foundation. All of its buildings are managed pro bono by Woburn commercial real estate firm Cummings Properties.

Sustaining Grants winners were selected primarily by a 33-member volunteer committee, which included former state legislators, CEOs of local companies, and a retired justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, among many others. Committee members met with each nonprofit twice to learn how the $100K for 100 funds helped to advance its mission, and how it might put a 10-year grant to use.

View the complete list of the 50 Sustaining Grants winners at An additional 100 winners will be announced in June through the $100K for 100 program.

About SeniorCare Inc.
SeniorCare Inc. serves an area that represents more than 27,000 residents aged 60 and over. The agency provides services to adults with disabilities and elders in nine Massachusetts communities- Beverly, Essex, Gloucester, Hamilton, Ipswich, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Rockport, Topsfield, and Wenham. Established in 1972, SeniorCare has approximately 100 employees and nearly 400 volunteers. The volunteers and staff work to fulfill its mission as a consumer-centered organization, which provides and coordinates services to elders and others. This allows them to live independently at home or in a setting of their choice, while remaining part of their community.

About Cummings Foundation
Woburn-based Cummings Foundation, Inc. was established in 1986 by Joyce and Bill Cummings and has grown to be one of the three largest private foundations in New England. The Foundation directly operates its own charitable subsidiaries, including New Horizons retirement communities in Marlborough and Woburn. Its largest single commitment to date has been to Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. Additional information is available at