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October 10, 2013

Songstress releasing debut CD at party

Around Cape Ann
Gail McCarthy

---- — Cape Ann singer-songwriter Marina Evans will release her debut album “Unbound” at a special event on Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Cape Ann Community Cinema. The live performance will feature musicians from the North Shore as well as Bernardo Baglioni from Florence, Italy, where the album was recorded.

The 26-year-old began performing on Cape Ann almost a decade ago, and has developed her skills in her hometown and across the country. While studying abroad in Florence in 2008, she began collaborating with Florentine musicians.

“Just a few months ago, I wasn’t sure I would be able to pull this off. Funding a record is no joke,” she said in a statement. “But I was overwhelmed by support and encouragement from family, friends and fans — most of whom are right here on Cape Ann, and together, we all made it happen. So thank you. This record is for you —all of you.”

She launched a Kickstarter campaign in April to raise money to record the album. With more than 200 donors, she met her funding goal and began recording in May.

Doors open for the Oct. 13 event at 7:30 p.m. with the show at 8 p.m. The Cape Ann Community Cinema is at 21 Main St. in Gloucester.

Trident gallery talk

Trident Gallery in downtown Gloucester is hosting its Inaugural Exhibition through Monday. The show features 12 artists representing the variety of contemporary fine art on Cape Ann: Albert Alcalay, Winston Swift Boyer, Charlie Carroll, Susan Erony, Dennis Flavin, Pamela Ellis Hawkes, Zygmund Jankowski, Ruth Mordecai, Eileen Mueller, Joe Poirier, Patti Sullivan, and Lynn Swigart.

Trident director Matthew Swift will give a gallery talk, “Ephemerality and Permanence,” at 5 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12, which will be followed by discussion and light refreshments.

Trident Gallery is at 189 Main St. in Gloucester. For information, visit www.tridentgallery.com.

Whimsical art at Flatrocks

Flatrocks Gallery invites residents to enter a whimsical world created by artists Camilla MacFadyen and Brad Story. The gallery is holding an opening reception Saturday, Oct. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the gallery at 77 Langsford St. in Gloucester.

On exhibit are MacFadyen’a large-scale textile panels, which evoke dreamlike landscapes and are made from organic materials found on Cape Ann, ranging from twigs to pebbles, then printed onto hemp and silk.

Inhabiting the environment created by MacFadyen’s panels are Story’s flying sculptures. “Story, the seventh generation of famed Essex shipbuilders, draws upon a lifetime of experience with wooden boats for the inspiration behind these startlingly original creations,” according to a press release.

The show runs through Nov. 2. For information, visit flatrocksgallery.com.

Imagine opening

Brenda Malloy’s 2013 “heART” will happen at Imagine Gallery at 43 Rocky Neck Ave. in Gloucester for two days only, on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12 and Oct. 13, from noon to 8 p.m. There is an opening reception on Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. It will be open other hours by appointment at 978-559-1709. Visitors can explore her journey as it plays out in her artwork, including greeting cards, handpainted heart magnets and sculptural items, much of which has been created in very recent days.

Plein-air opening

The free public opening reception for the Fall Show of plein-air paintings at Central Street Gallery will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, from 5 to 8 p.m. The gallery, located at 11 Central St. in Manchester, features 14 award-winning artists: Phyllis Feld and Charleen Onanian of Gloucester; Lynne Comb, Grace Vasta-Carr, Mike Storella and William Fusco of Manchester; and Richard Giedd, Susan Kelley, Ann Goldberg, Barbara Jones, Barbara Levine, Lynn Murray, Linda Jo Nielsen, and Barbara Walsh of the North Shore. Visitors may enter a free drawing for the William Fusco oil painting “Wingaersheek Dunes” to be awarded in December. Gallery hours are Thursday through Monday, from noon to 6 p.m., or by appointment at 781-888-6264, or visit www.centralstreetgallery.com.

RHS benefit cabaret

Next Thursday, Oct. 17, Rockport High School’s Drama Llamas will host a Coffee House Cabaret in the cafeteria from 7 to 9 p.m. Students, alumni and faculty are invited to participate in this event which will be a celebration of passions and creativity. Participants are encouraged to share poetry, projects, songs, dance, monologues, skits, art and other areas of interest and inspiration. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Refreshments will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit the Evlin de la Barre Memorial Scholarship in honor of Evlin (Class of 2011) who died of leukemia last year. “Evlin passionately believed that we should all listen to and express our muses to realize our deepest joy and fullest lives; her philosophy is the inspiration for this night,” according to a press release. For information or to participate, contact Denise Ferazzi at dferazzi@rpk12.org.

Around Cape Ann is a column devoted to events happening on Cape Ann and artists from Cape Ann performing elsewhere. Please submit items two weeks in advance by contacting reporter Gail McCarthy at 978-283-7000 x3445, or gmccarthy@gloucestertimes.

Award-winning folk music Old Sloop Coffeehouse will present a performance by award-winning James Keelaghan on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church of Rockport at 12 School St. Keelaghan was called "Canada's finest singer-songwriter" by a Rolling Stone music critic. Keelaghan's masterful storytelling has, over the course of 11 recordings, been the bedrock of his success, earning him many nominations and awards, including a Juno Award (Canada's Grammy). Tom Smith, who is rooted in the old-school folk tradition, will also perform. Advance tickets are $10 from the website at oldsloopcoffeehouse.org, at Gloucester Music, and at Toad Hall Bookstore in Rockport. The suggested donation at the door is $12 for adults, $7 for those 65 and older, $5 for those younger than 18, and $24 for a family. Dublin Guitar Quartet Tickets are on sale for the Dublin Guitar Quartet -- Brian Bolger, Pat Brunnock, David Creevy and Tomas O'Durcain -- presented by Rockport Music on Oct. 18. This classical guitar ensemble performs a contemporary mix of new Irish music and celebrated guitar works as well as modern classics by composers such as Philip Glass, Henryk Gorecki and Steve Reich. Using eight- and 11-string guitars, the quartet has commissioned new works and adapted modern masterpieces from outside the guitar repertoire. The quartet has even played with rock groups The Redneck Manifesto of Dublin and Final Fantasy of Canada. The program includes: Leo Brouwer's "Cuban Landscape with Rain," Philip Glass' "String Quartet No. 4 Buczak (Movements I and III)," Arvo Part's "Summa," David Flynn's "Chimurenga (Homage to Thomas Mapfumo)," The Redneck Manifesto's "Soundscapes over Landscapes" and Steve Reich's "Electric Counterpoint." Tickets range from $20 to $34 at the box office or go to rockportmusic.org.

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