The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to host Gone … Fishing, a special exhibition of recent work by Gloucester artist Jeffrey Marshall on display from August 10, 2018 through November 25, 2018.
Using a variety of materials including oil, pastel and conté, ink and grease pencil, Marshall works out of a studio overlooking the Morse Sibley Wharf in East Gloucester. It is one of the few remaining wharves from which Gloucester’s dwindling number of day-fishermen continues to work.
At the site, he has discovered a world littered with the detritus of the working waterfront: buoys and nets, twisted cables and rusted engine parts, bright-blue plastic barrels, dumpsters, storage containers, and, of course, pickup trucks of all shapes and sizes. Parked on the old wharf, the trucks seem out of place and time. And yet, there they are, serving as mobile offices, a warm spot to enjoy a cup of coffee, a quiet place to pass the time of day. The scene and in particular the trucks have inspired Marshall who has a talent for creating beauty out of the most unlikely of subjects.
An art educator as well as an artist, Marshall holds a BFA in painting from Cornell (1991) and an MFA in painting and printmaking from Massachusetts College of Art (2000). He was an associate professor of art foundation in Mount Ida College’s School of Design for four years. One of the students at Mount Ida, Chris Lenzi, designed the 20-page catalog for “Gone Fishing” under the direction of his professor, Jason Calfo.
Marshall’s New Orleans Drawing Project, done between 2006 and 2013, documented in drawings and sketchbooks the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina and the city’s recovery process. In 2015, an exhibition of Marshall’s work entitled Knots was shown at the Cape Ann Museum featuring intricate and colorful drawings of the flotsam and jetsam that wash up on the shores in this area.
Programs offered in conjunction with this special exhibition include:
- Opening Reception on Friday, August 10 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Free for Museum members or $10 for nonmembers (includes Museum admission).
- Adult Drawing Workshop on Sundays, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. in October/November, specific dates TBD. $85 CAM members; $100 nonmembers.
- CAM Kids Family Drawing Workshop, Sunday, August 19 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Free and open to the public. Reservations required. 978-283-0455 x16.
The artist will also design hands-on art projects for the CAM Activity Center which will be available during the run of the exhibition.
For more information about the exhibition and related programming, please visit the Museum’s website www.capeannmuseum.org.
The Cape Ann Museum has been in existence since the 1870s, working to preserve and celebrate the history and culture of the area and to keep it relevant to today’s audiences. Spanning 44,000 square feet, the Museum is one of the major cultural institutions on Boston’s North Shore welcoming more than 25,000 local, national and international visitors each year to its exhibitions and programs. In addition to fine art, the Museum’s collections include decorative art, textiles, artifacts from the maritime and granite industries, two historic homes and a sculpture park in the heart of downtown Gloucester. Visit capeannmuseum.org for details.
The Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $12.00 adults, $10.00 Cape Ann residents, seniors and students. Youth (under 18) and Museum members are free. For more information please call: (978)283-0455 x10. Additional information can be found online at www.capeannmuseum.org.
Storylines is a free self-care app that makes it easy for you to track and manage your health conditions. It also allows you to access the NeedyMeds Drug Discount Card and other information on assistance programs, right at your fingertips.
SeniorCare Inc. and NeedyMeds will co-host a free workshop to learn about the Storylines App on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 5-6pm at SeniorCare’s offices at 49 Blackburn Center in Gloucester.
People living with a disability, people ages 60+ and caregivers are invited to this free information session. Call Kelly at 978-281-6666 to RSVP or if you have any questions. For more information about the Storylines App, go to www.needymeds.org/storylines.
SeniorCare Inc. serves an area that represents more than 27,000 residents aged 60 and over. We provide services to adults with disabilities and elders in nine 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. www.seniorcareinc.org
Everything you need for a delicious summer dinner is right at the Cape Ann Farmers Market!
Thursdays 3:00-6:30 at Stage Fort Park!
Local fish, bread, cheese, veggies, and fruit, plus live music, ready-to-eat snacks, and beautiful crafts!
**This market accepts SNAP/EBT, WIC, & Senior Farmers Market Coupons!**
SAVE THE DATE for Action Inc.’s Safe Harbor Celebration! Help us celebrate the strength of our community and fundraise for our housing, job training, education, and energy programs. This year’s honoree is our friend Senator Bruce Tarr. For more info or to support this event, visit our website at actioninc.org
John Stephen Caggiano, a long time Cape Ann artist, will demonstrate his skills painting with brushes and palette knives. His oil palette, which has evolved over many years, is large and varied. It contains many colors, most of which are utilized in every painting. He will most likely paint from photos unless it is feasible to move outside on the grounds of the North Shore Arts Association, in which case he will choose a subject from the surrounding area. Questions from the audience will be welcomed. If time permits, he will be happy to critique a painting that you bring with you as long as you are willing to share it with all in attendance. John Caggiano is an elected member of North Shore Arts Association, the American Society of Marine Artists, Academic Artists, Hudson Valley Art, Lyme Art and Rockport Art Associations. Annually he is a juried and invited artist in up to a dozen plein air events around the country including Cape Ann Plein Air. Some recent awards are the Texas Ranchland Award from En Plein Air Texas, the Guerrilla Painters Award from Wayne (PA) Plein Air Festival and Second Place in the Marine Art Exhibition at the Lyme Art Association. John Caggiano’s art may be viewed on Facebook, http://www.JohnCaggiano.com or at his gallery on Bearskin Neck in Rockport, Massachusetts founded in 1981.
We were very happy to get feedback from our first group of students, on the last day of their week at Summer STEM: Fish Fraud Forensics:
“My favorite part of the course was when we extracted the DNA. I felt like a real scientist!”
“I would recommend this course to my friends because it gives a good introduction to what it’s like to work in lab.”
“I would recommend this course because it was interesting, engaging and really educational. We were all able to learn so much in just five days.”
Space is still available for our remaining two sessions starting on July 23rd and August 6th.
Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity!
Visit our website at gmgi.org/summerstem to learn more and download the registration forms.