Lexington galleries announce July, August exhibits

Cary Memorial Library and the Lexington Community Center are featuring new exhibits in their galleries throughout July and August. The Piper Gallery: “Sensory Reflections” by Jaclyn Meyer is being featured. The Pierce Gallery: Terri Ackerman’s exhibit, “Nature’s Brilliance,” is on display. The Large Meeting Room Gallery: “Immense Diversity of the Miniature” by the Cambridge Entomological… Continue reading Lexington galleries announce July, August exhibits

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Heritage Museum unveiled at open house

The entire community was invited to an open house hosted by Hingham Historical Society last weekend to celebrate the completion of the Hingham Heritage Museum & Visitor Center at the historic Old Derby Academy, 34 Main Street, where the Society is headquartered.There was an air of excitement as visitors got their first view of the… Continue reading Heritage Museum unveiled at open house

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Richard Baker’s paperback portraits target our times

Still life painter Richard Baker speaks of himself as “in love with the surfaces of this world.” He is best known in Provincetown for his renderings of the humble tulip tucked into ribbons of foliage, and for his affectionate, compelling portraits of iconic paperback book covers.Baker has been doing book portraiture exhibits at Albert Merola… Continue reading Richard Baker’s paperback portraits target our times

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Travel: Don’t bypass Sandusky’s downtown on way to Cedar Point

SANDUSKY, Ohio — Of course you’re going to Cedar Point.The amusement park, known as the roller-coaster capital of the world, attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. Big water parks in the Sandusky area also pull in a ton of thrill-seekers.But discerning travelers who set aside a day for the city itself will find… Continue reading Travel: Don’t bypass Sandusky’s downtown on way to Cedar Point

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Life Outdoors: Mansard-roofed houses historic but rare here

The image of impoverished writers, starving for their art and living in garrets, predated the era of Paris as a city of garrets tucked under mansard roofs. Garrets were attic living spaces — hot in summer, cold in winter — fit quarters only for servants or the poorer sort of tenants. The British artist William Hogarth,… Continue reading Life Outdoors: Mansard-roofed houses historic but rare here

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The flowering art of Anne Salas

Anne Salas’ lush paintings of flowers display a kaleidoscopic sense of time and space. They invoke Tiffany windows, Gaugin landscapes and a touch of the dreamy visions of Chagall. A show of Salas’ work (and Linda Reedy and Robert Glisson) will have an opening reception at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 30, at the Alden… Continue reading The flowering art of Anne Salas

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Ticket to Write: Vases by ancient Greek painter can bring goosebumps

One of the greatest artists of ancient Athens — that’s fifth century B.C., mind you — will have dozens of his finest vases displayed this summer at the Toledo (Ohio) Museum of Art.I know.Wow.The anonymous artist, known as the Berlin Painter, created “some of the greatest masterpieces of classical antiquity,” said Adam Levine, the museum’s… Continue reading Ticket to Write: Vases by ancient Greek painter can bring goosebumps

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Rocky Neck Art Colony to present ‘Artist Drawings & Paintings’

The Rocky Neck Art Colony will present “Artist Drawings & Paintings,” a juried exhibition of contemporary works by 11 artists chosen by an art colony committee of jurors, July 7 through Aug. 6 at the Cultural Center, 6 Wonson St., Gloucester. The public is invited to meet the artists at an opening reception from 4… Continue reading Rocky Neck Art Colony to present ‘Artist Drawings & Paintings’

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