Manchester artist Leslie Galacar is one of the many artists who have participated in the regional literacy and art initiative – Cap ann bed – which is now the subject of an exhibition presented at the Manchester Historical Museum.
Galacar, an illustrator, was asked to create a new temporary public artwork for this segment of the traveling exhibition. colorful sound four part series depicts the natural beauty and traditions of Cape Ann.
The exhibition, “Once upon a time there was a competition: readings from Cape Ann” will run until Friday April 26.
The works in the exhibition are drawn from manuscripts recognized for distinction in the 2017 regional original picture book competition.
“Collectively, this traveling exhibit celebrates the glory of stories to captivate generations while providing the community an opportunity to appreciate the writers and artists who live all around us,” said Catherine Ryan, curator of the exhibit . “Each place will offer a unique piece. – pleasant experiences, when visitors can explore all these stories and visit the unique buildings. We have already had regular visitors. “
Galacar, who has lived in Gloucester for 12 years, moved to Manchester just over a year ago.
“I got involved in the Cape Ann Reads program through a friend, never thinking that anything would come out of it,” she said. “But thanks to this artistic initiative, I met a great community of artists.”
Galacar, from New York, attended Endicott College in Beverly and has never left that area.
“Drawing is something that I have always done, since I was a child,” she said when asked about her artistic journey.
She has a line of cards that it sells locally and on Etsy. She remains focused on illustration but wants to know more about painting.
For more details, visit www.capeannreads.wixsite.com/picturebooks/programs or www.manchesterhistoricalmuseum.org.
Registration with the Shipbuilding Museum
Find out about upcoming events and opportunities at Annual meeting of the Essex Historical Society and the Shipbuilding Museum, this Monday April 22 at 66, rue Main.
The event starts with a business meeting at 6 p.m. at the museum’s Waterline Center. A potluck will take place after the war. Guests are kindly requested to bring a starter, main course or dessert to share. Plates, cutlery, cups and coffee will be provided.
RSVPs are requested by email to [email protected]
Beatles multimedia event
“The Madness of the Beatles” is still alive and well in Cape Ann.
Manchester Public Library will present “A cultural and historical reflection of the 60s through the music of the Beatles “ Monday April 29 at 6:30 p.m. at 15 Union Street.
the multimedia presentation and performance directed by Fran Hart, founding member of the Beatles tribute group 4EverFab, will explore the 60s pop-rock group and its influence in all areas of the cultural landscape.
The presentation is free. For more information, call 978-526-7711 or visit www.manchesterpl.org.
Town Talk was compiled by Michael Cronin, who is on leave next week..