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December 12, 2012

Art show opens during Men's Night

Tonight, Alchemy features an art opening titled “My Two Buddies Show” with a public reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The show features giclee fine art digital prints of photos by Joey Ciaramitaro (the Joey C. from GoodMorningGloucester.com) and works by Rocky Neck artist E.J. Lefavour.

This is a good time to take advantage of Men’s Night in downtown Gloucester from 4 to 8 p.m. Ciaramitaro encourages men to step out to shop while enjoying plentiful food samplings at various merchants before stopping for a libation at one of many local establishments.

Gloucester High comedy production

The Gloucester High drama program is performing its winter show this weekend with “Apostrophe’s,” a comedy in one-act written by Bradley Hayward. Shows are at the Gloucester High auditorium on Friday, Dec. 14, and Saturday, Dec. 15, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m.

“‘Are you sometime’s amazed at how many apostrophe’s s’ome people manage to fi’t into s’entence’s?’ That’s the problem that needs to be solved in this outrageous comedy. This goofy show has a flexible cast, audience participation, and really fun staging opportunities. It begs to be performed by silly students with a million clever ideas,” according to the playwright’s website synopsis. The cost is $8 adults and $5 for students and seniors. Jape Payette is the advisor for this production.

‘Ralph Coburn in Context’

Cape Ann Museum presents “Chance, Choice — Ralph Coburn in Context,” an illustrated talk by Karen Quinn of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 3 p.m. The program is offered in conjunction with the exhibition featuring work by Coburn, a prominent Cape Ann artist.

Karen Quinn, the Kristin and Roger Servison Curator of Paintings in the Art of the Americas department at the Museum of Fine Arts, will discuss Coburn’s work within the context of its time and place. She will explore Coburn’s innovative techniques, his design background and his time at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her talk will examine how his work influenced art trends in Boston, New York and Europe, with Cape Ann the subject of so much of his art.

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