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November 28, 2012

Artist to talk from New Zealand

Technology continues to alter the way we can communicate and interact.

Local gallery owners Sharon Pablo and Roger Armstrong are using it at the opening reception of a new show of works by marine painter Spike Wademan, who now resides in New Zealand. Wademan has an affinity for Cape Ann and its historic sailing vessels, which are featured in the new show of his works at State of the Art Gallery at 4 Wonson St. on Rocky Neck.

Some of the schooners Wademan has painted in great detail include the Stiletto, Ardelle, Grace L. Fears, Esperanto, The Vesta, L.A. Dunton, Lady Ann and The Puritan.

The show will run from Dec. 1 to Dec. 16 but there is a special public opening reception on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 1 to 5 p.m., which includes a video conference with the artist from New Zealand at 4 p.m.

Galley hours are Thursday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, visit stateoftheartgalleryandsculpturegarden.com or call 978-395-1783.

Berklee show

at Lat. 43

A Berklee in Gloucester show takes place tonight, Thursday, Nov. 29, at 7:30. The program’s first Indie Rock Night features Berklee alumni in two bands: Boston indie rockers The Shills with local rising stars Renee & Joe , featuring Renée Dupuis and Joe Cardoza. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at Latitude 43 at 25 Rogers St. in Gloucester. This is an all ages show, so bring your kids and introduce them to the next generation of Berklee rock stars.

The Shills are described as having a sound that can go from “driving rock rhythms to lush, lofty sonic soundscapes.” The group released the EP “Push” in 2006, a self-titled full-length LP in 2007, and a concept record called “Ganymede” in 2008. Their influences range from Queen, to Queens of the Stone Age, Yes to Radiohead, Motown to metal, punk to jazz.

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