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few days on Cape Ann can wear an art lover out (in a really good day-at-thebeach kind of way)! For anyone traveling to Cape Ann to enjoy it’s culturally rich epicenter, there are just too many choices (again, in a really good more-is-better kind of way). From one art lover to another, here’s some advice: take a deep breath and go slow. Know that you won’t have time to see it all, but what you do see is going to be so worth the trip. A good place to begin is to check out the galleries that represent multiple artists and media. Flatrocks Gallery, on the northern coast of Gloucester, has an impressive collection of art by both established and emerging local artists in a small, cozy space brimming with creative energy. Curating several different shows a year, owners Cynthia Switzer Roth and Anne Marie Crotty (both artists, themselves) provide constantly evolving examples of the area’s tradition of artistic excellence, with a range of media and prices that make fine art accessible to all. In Rockport, Canterbury Hill Studio & Gallery represents more than 50 artist and artisans with works in metal, ceramics, textiles, glass, wood, mosaics and more. Paintings, drawings, jewelry, and photography, and even whimsical dolls are all part of the collection. Just down the street, celebrating its first anniversary this fall, is the DeLouise Gallery, featuring the art of owner Dan DeLouise, as well as works in sculpture, watercolor, oil paintings, photography, and precious metals by others. “Ever since moving to Cape Ann and discovering its natural beauty and its residents’ love for the arts, I’ve dreamed of opening a gallery here.” Upcoming, enjoy an exhibition of art made from original stamps. In its fifth year, iartcolony is a welcoming gallery in the Rockport home of owners Bob and Jill Whitney Armstrong—envisioned as a space to show Jill’s colorful oil paintings, as well as bring people together in a mutual appreciation of inventive local art. Stop in to see why Jill was juried into the Rockport Art Association’s Legacy Show last year as the “oil painter of the future,” and ask the Armstrongs about out of bounds 2014, which they are curating with artists from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (Read the related story on page 30). For a cultural experience that will transport you to another world and time, visit the

Schooner Benjamin W. Latham, 1976. Gift of Earl Felton Harris, 1998. Courtesy of Cape Ann Museum.

Decouvert Gallery, also in Rockport. In French, découvert translates to discovered—a fitting name for this gallery featuring art discovered in France and Italy: European drawings, French medals, objets d’art, and works by living artists from Provence and Tuscany. Ask Steve and Don to share stories from their spring acquisitions trip in Europe.

REOPENING AUGUST 19, 2014 DISCOVER the Cape Ann Museum and the many stories it has to tell. The Museum’s collections represent the history of the region—its people, its industries, and especially its arts and culture. We invite you to explore the newly renovated Museum when we reopen our doors this summer.

Fitz Henry Lane, Ten Pound Island from Pavilion Beach [detail], c. early 1860s. Oil on canvas. Gift of Isabel Babson Lane. [Acc. #1147.2] ArtNE Summer 2014.indd 1

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Drawn to objects unique and vintage? Stop at Gladstone Gallery in Manchester-by-the-Sea. A carefully curated collection of unusual antique and contemporary fine jewelry from around the world; owners Elaine Souza and Charles Gladstone have a passionate and extensive knowledge of art, design, jewelry and fashion that obviously comes with a penchant for

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