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S P E C I A L

A D V E R T I S I N G

S E C T I O N

FOCUS ON CAPE ANN, MA

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ape Ann’s near idyllic seaside towns include Gloucester and Rocky Neck, Rockport, Essex and Manchester-bythe Sea. Often referred to as Massachusetts’ “other” cape, this storied peninsula is home to outstanding art galleries, museums, cultural venues and artists’ studios. In fact, two of the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s first state designated cultural districts are in Cape Ann, one in Rocky Neck and the other in downtown Rockport—an affirmation of the cape’s rich artistic heritage and its magnetic, almost mystical pull on artists from all over the world. Let’s take a tour! One of Cape Ann’s premier galleries, the Central Street Gallery is a co-op of fourteen award-winning artists working in oil, pastel and watercolor. Found in the nautical town of Manchester-by-the Sea, the gallery’s heirloomquality paintings are well priced for both budding and mature collectors alike, with options ranging from small watercolors to large oil paintings. Among the featured artists are Ann Goldberg and her electric floral masterworks, and William Fusco, whose landscapes depict the seaside in astonishing detail. Driving further into the center of Manchester-by-the-Sea, you’ll find the surprising Gladstone Gallery. Along with an eclectic and carefully curated mix of elegant and timeless antique and contemporary fine jewelry, Gladstone also maintains rotating exhibitions of fine art. A top destination for a design savvy and art-oriented clientele, the gallery

will hold an exhibition of evocative oil and watercolor paintings by Christopher Pullman from July 6 through September 9th. When planning your Cape Ann itinerary, make note of The Festival By the Sea taking place Saturday, August 4 in downtown Manchester. The festival is a celebration of art, music, and food, where guests can indulge in the products and abundant talent of this historic locale. Enjoy live music throughout the

day, as artists, craftspeople and local farmers and co-ops showcase their handmade products and produce. Just a brief drive northward past salty marshes lie the misty harbors of Gloucester. Here in America’s oldest fishing port, the celebrated artist Sean Hurley, featured in Art New England’s March/April issue, has been producing astonishing etchings and woodcut prints since 2005. Hurley’s haunting scenes of

MARSDEN HARTLEY Soliloquy in Dogtown ON VIEW June 9 – October 14, 2012 CAPE ANN MUSEUM 27 Pleasant Street Gloucester, MA www.capeannmuseum.org

Marsden Hartley (1877-1943), Rock Doxology, 1931. Oil on board. Collection of the Cape Ann Museum. Gift of Robert L. and Elizabeth French, 2009.

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ART NEW ENGLAND

July/August 2012

Focus On: Cape Ann and Midcoast Maine  

Focus On: Cape Ann and Midcoast Maine

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