Photographer Paul Cary Goldberg and artist Jon Sarkin have teamed up again in a temporary exhibition of their fish-themed collection at the new Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute. 

The artistic duo have collaborated often over the past year to produce large-scale works. Seven of the pieces they created are variations of a mackerel. There is an opening artist reception for this collection on Thursday, Jan. 10, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the institute, located on the working waterfront at 417 Main St., Gloucester.

“We’ve developed the singular ability to add to each other’s work and at the same time honor each other’s disciplines,” Goldberg said. “This collaboration enables us to manifest our emotional experience, and to create a more elegant and more satisfying and comprehensive way of portraying reality than we can in our separate disciplines.”

The works range in size from 48 inches by 48 inches to 64 inches by 192 inches.

“The space, the location, the mission of the organization and the artwork have a tremendous synergy,” Goldberg said.

Grammy winner to take stage

Marc Cohn, a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, performs at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport on Friday, Jan. 11, at 8 p.m. He comes to Rockport in the wake of performances with the Blind Boys of Alabama in New York and Connecticut. 

After winning a Grammy for best new artist in 1992 and earning a nomination for his ballad “Walking in Memphis,” Cohn continued to produce songs rooted in American rhythm and blues, soul, and gospel to weave his musical tales that share the feelings of love, hope, faith, joy and heartbreak.

In regard to his album “Listening Booth: 1970,” Rolling Stone said that Cohn has one of rock’s “most soulful croons.” In late 2014, Cohn released “The Coldest Corner in the World,” the title song to the documentary “Tree Man.” He also spent part of 2017 on the road with Michael McDonald.  

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A World War I remembrance 

Every Sunday in January, Cape Ann Cinema & Stage, 21 Main St., Gloucester, will host renowned organist Peter Krasinski, who will provide live organ accompaniment for silent films in a series called “The Silent War,” commemorating 100 years since the end of World War I.

Krasinski will perform on the cinema’s house organ, a vintage 1950s Hammond.

On Sunday, Jan. 13, at 1:30 p.m., the cinema will screen “Tell It to the Marines,” (1926). Lon Chaney plays Sgt. O’Hara, an officer in the U.S. Marines. But his patience is tested by new recruits, most notably the trouble-making Pvt. “Skeet” Burns, played by William Haines.  

The next two Sundays feature “The Little American” (1917), starring Mary Pickford, on Sunday, Jan. 20, at 1:30 p.m., and “Four Sons” (1928), on Jan. 27 at 1:30 p.m.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $10.50 for students and seniors, and $9 for cinema members. Discount blocks of 10 tickets (valid for all regular shows) are available for $7.50 each. Tickets are available in advance at or at the box office at the door.

The venue is a living-room-style community cinema in downtown Gloucester, featuring 125 seats.

The steps of blockprinting

Cape Ann Museum presents a blockprinting demonstration with artists Mary Rhinelander and Julia Garrison on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. These artists were inspired by the Folly Cove Designers, a group of 45 local designers who worked together between 1938 and 1969 to produce intricate designs cut into linoleum blocks and printed primarily on fabric.

The public is invited to drop by the museum to see the Folly Cove Designers exhibition and to watch printing in action. This program is free for museum members, Cape Ann residents or with museum admission.

Rhinelander is a professional artist with a Master of Fine Arts in printmaking. She has painted murals, designed logos and book covers, illustrated for a variety of publications, and taught students of all ages. In 2004, she founded a fine art card business, Mermade Press. She has brought blockprinting workshops into Cape Ann’s public schools with the support of the museum and the Gloucester Education Foundation.

Garrison is an artist with ties to Lanesville who, until recently, owned and operated the Sarah Elizabeth Shop in Rockport’s Whistlestop Mall.

The program is being held in conjunction with the special exhibition “The Little House: Her Story,” which takes a closer look at author Virginia Lee Burton and her award-winning “The Little House.”

Additionally, Rhinelander will teach a four-week blockprinting class on Wednesday mornings starting on Jan. 23. 

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Free museum admission for residents

Cape Ann Museum invites Cape Ann residents to visit free of charge throughout the month of January. The goal of this “January membership month” is to show the community the benefits of enjoying the museum throughout the year.

One of the programs this month takes place on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 10 a.m. to noon, when the museum holds its monthly CAMKids Second Saturdays with the topic “Cape Ann Reads.” Participants can explore the creative world of children’s book illustrators in the Cape Ann Reads exhibition and then create their own storybook in the Activity Center. This program is free and open to the public.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 978-283-0455, ext. 16, or email

The museum is located at 27 Pleasant St., Gloucester. Hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, visit

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 978-675-2706, or, at least two weeks in advance.