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October 4, 2012

Trio open studio for talk, exhibit

Susan Erony, Nadine Boughton and Paul Cary Goldberg invite residents and visitors to a studio event Saturday, Oct. 6, from 1 to 5 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 7, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 105 Maplewood Ave., second floor, in Gloucester. The studio is located in the Strong Leather Building.

The exhibition of digital and traditional collage, photography and painting is an opportunity to meet and talk with the artists. The artists encourage visitors to spend some time, ask questions and discuss contemporary art. This event is a result of an ongoing discussion group among the artists, and this is the first time they will be showing together.

Manchester paint day

Artists of the Central Street Gallery will be painting around Manchester on Sunday, Oct. 7. Visitors can stop by the gallery at 11 Central St. in downtown Manchester between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. to enjoy an artist demonstration as they create plein air paintings of Manchester’s favorite sights. Studies from this plein air event will be for sale during the “Many Shades of Fall” reception on Saturday, Oct. 13. The artwork, for that evening only, will be priced at $250 at the reception. For more information, visit centralstreetgallery.com. (Rain date: Oct. 8).

History book, talk

Natalie Dykstra, author of “Clover Adams, a Gilded and Heartbreaking Life,” will be speaking next Tuesday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. at Manchester Public Library. Dykstra received a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship for her work on Clover Adams, the wife of Henry Adams, an American historian and descendant of John and Abigail Adams. They had a home in Beverly Farms. Both were born in Boston to Brahmin families, and later moved to Washington, D.C., where she became noted as a society hostess in the late 1800s. She became a photographer. She committed suicide, suffering from depression, at the age of 42. She and Henry, born into one of the most prominent Boston families, were married 13 years. The author, an associate professor of English at Hope College in Michigan, was guest curator of an exhibit about Clover Adams earlier this year at the Massachusetts Historical Society, where she is a fellow. When not teaching, she lives with her husband in Waltham. For more information, visit http://nataliedykstra.com/.

Around Cape Ann is a column devoted to events happening on Cape Ann and artists from Cape Ann performing elsewhere. If you would like to submit an item, contact reporter Gail McCarthy at 978-283-7000 x3445, or gmccarthy@gloucestertimes.com.

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