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Larkin to open cinema’s 2015 stage season: Acclaimed guitarist and songwriter Patty Larkin will open the Cape Ann Cinema & Stage’s 2015 season on Friday, April 3, at 8 p.m. (doors open, 7:30 p.m.), with an exclusive North Shore concert appearance. Larkin’s recording career spans an impressive 30 years and 13 albums, her latest being 2013’s critically acclaimed “Still Green.” Larkin redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics.
Tickets are $30, or $27.50 for Cinema members, and are on sale now at the box office or online at CapeAnnCinema.com/ For more on Larkin, visit pattylarkin.com/, and for more about Cape Ann Cinema & Stage, contact Rob Newton at CapeAnnCinema@gmail.com or 978-309-8448.
Performing arts scholarship application deadline is April 12: The application deadline for The Cape Ann Shakespeare Troupe scholarship is Sunday, April 12. The scholarship in the amount of $500 is awarded annually to a graduating senior from a Cape Ann high school who plans to continue study in the performing arts. Recent recipients have been Veronica Bland of Pigeon Cove, Mia Formicella of Magnolia and Liz Murphy of Gloucester. For application forms, contact Ray Jenness, CAST president, at email@example.com or call 978 546 3136.
New art gallery opens in Rockport: A new year-round gallery, The Art of David Arsenault, has opened at 26 Bearskin Neck, Rockport (former 26 Bearskin Neck occupant Scott Tubby has moved to 11 Main St. in town).
Arsenault has been an oil painter for 20 years. The Wall Street Journal once recognized his style for its similarity to Edward Hopper’s — who painted on Cape Ann in his career — by stating that “Some of Mr. Arsenault’s paintings could pass for works by Edward Hopper, just at a thousandth of the price.”
A grand opening featuring live music by the Jazz Brewers Duo, food and beverages, will take place Saturday, April 11, with a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. The Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will hold a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4. On display will be dozens of Arsenault’s original oil paintings as well as numerous giclée prints on canvas. A commemorative poster of his new painting of the iconic Motif #1, titled “Center of Attention,” will be offered for sale at a special price; a share of the proceeds will go to The Open Door.Different nonprofit organizations will receive a share of proceeds each month throughout the calendar year.