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May 23, 2013

Around Cape Ann: SeARTS kicks off Bass Rocks partnership

The Society for the Encouragement of the Arts Cape Ann has announced its sixth year in partnership with Bass Rocks Golf Club for its annual Art Loan Program.

This year’s show presents works by 18 regional artists at its opening reception next Wednesday.

The opening provides a chance for the seARTS members and the general public to view the works and meet the artists. Highlighting the event, will be a keynote talk by Maggie Cavallo, Curator of Education at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly.

The May 29 reception is free and open to the public at the golf club at 34 Beach Rd. in Gloucester. Thos attending are asked to RSVP at 978-283-1866 by May 27, or leave a message at seARTS at 978-281-1222, or email info@searts.org. There will be light fare and cash bar.

The 2013 show includes a balance of returning artists and new artists that introduce the space to completely new genres of work. Among the new artists are John Thomas Grant, E.J. Lefavour, and Rebecca Siswick Graham. SeARTS also welcomes Lisa Courtney, Mary Forte Hayes, Bobbi Kovner, and Lully M. Schwartz to the show for the first time. Returning to the show from previous years are: Katherine Coakley, Anne Cowman, Rob Diebboll, Cheryl Dyment, Anita Freeman, Christian Gotfredson, Michael Oleksiw, David Piemonte, Judy Robinson-Cox, Marilyn Swift, and Heidi Caswell Zander.

Cavallo is returning for her second year to address the group. She is an experimental curator and educator. Recent projects include Instant Messaging at Anthony Greaney, Near Death: Performance Art Experience curated by Vela Phelan and A New Cosmic Mix: Now in 5D in conjunction with Together Festival at the Museum of Science, Boston. For more information, visit www.searts.org.

Miranda at Shalin Liu

Miranda Rusell, a popular regional vocalist, returns to the Shalin Liu performance center on Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m. to perform with several notable Cape Ann/North Shore natives in her band, including Leo Ciaramitaro, Vinny Briguglio, Justin piper, Joe Kessler, David Sparr, and Tom Palance.

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