Posted Jan. 12, 2016 at 11:57 AM
The Cape Ann Museum will present artist Juni Van Dyke, who will give an illustrated talk on the making of The Neighborhood Quilt Project, “Gloucester: A Community of Neighborhoods,” at 3 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Museum, 27 Pleasant St., Gloucester. This program is free and open to the public.
The Neighborhood Quilt Project showcases the work of about 100 senior artists from the Rose Baker Senior Center and Cape Ann, under the leadership of Juni Van Dyke, and was supported by grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Each quilt is a 5-foot square representation of a specific neighborhood in Gloucester. Looking closely, an observer might see a carefully rendered A. Piatt Andrew Bridge, the Nichols Candy House, the greasy pole and Addison Gilbert Hospital, among others. The exhibition is showing on the Museum’s third floor.
The Cape Ann Museum’s collections include fine art from the 19th century to the present, artifacts from the fishing, maritime and granite quarrying industries, textiles, furniture, a library/archives and two historic houses.
Museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission: $10, adults; $8, Cape Ann residents, seniors and students; and free, ages 18 and younger and museum members.
For information: 978-283-0455, ext. 10; capeannmuseum.org.