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October 11, 2012

Around Cape Ann: Hibbard RAA show tops busy arts weekend

With fall in full swing, the island of Cape Ann is bustling with art events and music.

In addition to the Rockport Harvest Fest on Saturday, residents and visitors can take part in several public art receptions and other special events.

One of those is the Aldro T. Hibbard, N.A. Retrospective, which had a sold out gala opening last week at the Rockport Art Association, continues with a panel discussion tonight at 7 p.m. with artist T.M. Nicholas, Tom Nicholas, N.A., John Hagan and Sandy Lepore, with Walter Manninen as moderator.

There also will be gallery walks on Oct. 16 with Donald Mosher; Oct. 23 with Ron Straka; and Oct. 30 with Paul Ciaramitaro, and three gallery talks are scheduled as well:

Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. with Judith A. Curtis, who will talk on “Hibbard’s Early Years;”

Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. with Charles Francis, who will talk on “Hibbard In Rockport;”

Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. with Charles Movalli, who will talk on “Overview of A.T. Hibbard.”

RAA members have a one-time $5 charge for show admission and all related events. For non-members, there is a $5 charge for each event. For more information, call 978-546-6604.

Granite Shore exhibit

The Granite Shore Gallery is holding an exhibition of oil paintings and works on paper by William Millett (1922-2007), who studied under Aldro Hibbard in Rockport, who was one of the founders of the Rockport Art Association.

This newly presented estate work is fresh to the art market and will be on display through Nov. 4, with many of his works reflecting scenes of Cape Ann.

Millett attended the Scott Carbee School of Art and the Vesper George Art School in Boston. He studied painting in Paris and Venice. While studying in Paris, at the Academie Frochot, he lived in the studio of Toulouse Lautrec. He also studied with painter Bernard M. Keyes.

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