Third Thursdays: Potluck suppers offer food for thought
June 20, 2013
6 - 7:30 pm
Admission: $5, plus food to share!
Our Third Thursday Potluck in June features John Babineau speaking on "Tearing Paper: My Love Affair with the Gray Lady." For years, Babineau has collected tear sheets from The New York Times, saving exceptional photographs and full-page advertisements and fine art auction notices.
A fine art photographer specializing in street photography, Babineau has been shooting pictures since he received a Kodak Brownie Starflash camera for Christmas at age 11. After serving three years in the U.S. Army in the late 1960s, he attended the New England School of Photography and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, graduating with a BFA in photography and art education. He has since taken many graduate-level art courses and photography workshops. He has exhibited in photographic venues in a variety of locales, including Atlanta, Boston, New York and Washington, D.C.
In 2008, Babineau was selected by Arlington County (Virginia) Cultural Affairs to photograph Arlington’s sister city, Reims, France. The subsequent exhibit “Crossing Glances/ Regards Croises” was held simultaneously in Reims and Arlington in 2009. In 2011, the Cape Cod Museum of Art presented “Ongoing Projects,” an exhibition of Babineau’s large-scale photography, which included a number of photographs from his major project “Brotherhood of Dreamers,” a collection of images of solitary men in quiet contemplation.
Third Thursday evenings begin with a potluck supper and good conversation followed by a presentation on a topic of interest to people involved or interested in the arts. Admission is $5 and a contribution of food for the supper. There are always plenty of tasty things to eat, with homemade appreciated, but store-bought perfectly acceptable. Participants bring appetizers, salads, casseroles, meat dishes, chips and dips, breads, fruit and desserts – and, so far, we’ve always had a good variety. The museum provides beverages, dishes and utensils.
Image: John Babineau by John Babineau
Art & Alzheimer's Programs
The Artist Within
Friday, June 21, 1 pm
Sponsored by Harbor Point at Centerville, a Benchmark Senior Living Community, this hands-on art session is conducted by Anne Hitch, art therapist, from 1 - 2 pm on the third Friday of the month. People with memory impairment can benefit greatly from the chance to create. A new project every month is offered for people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of memory loss. Each class will be a fun, relaxing experience, where students will make a work of art to be proud of that tells their story.
Registration: Call the museum at (508) 385-4477, ext. 15.
Art & Conversation
Friday, June 28, 1:30 - 2:30 pm
Sponsored by Hope Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services of Cape Cod & the Islands, this program is held the fourth Friday of the month. Clients and their caregivers are welcome to attend these sessions conducted by Cape Cod Museum of Art docents. Research shows that visual stimulation through art can help stimulate memory and enhance conversation among individuals who have dementia. People with memory impairment and their caregivers are invited to bond with their peers through discussion and positive reinforcement. Participants engage not only with the art, but also with other members of the group. These groups are free, safe, and confidential allowing for freedom of self-expression and open conversation. Registration: Call Hope Dementia & Alzheimer’s Services at (508) 775-5656.
The Sidwell Family Charitable Fund has contributed additional funding for the Art & Alzheimer’s programs.
Free Fun Friday!
Friday, July 5, 10 am - 5 pm
Free admission all day, courtesy of The Highland Foundation
We’re excited to be one of 60 Massachusetts museums and cultural attractions selected to participate in the fifth annual Free Fun Fridays program sponsored by the Highland Street Foundation of Newton. On each of 10 Fridays this summer, six venues will be open for free, thanks to grants awarded by the foundation. (The program will begin June 28 and run through Aug. 30. Check www.highlandstreet.org for additional dates and venues.) To further entice you to visit on July 5, we’re making sure the day really is extra fun. Several members of Cape Cod Plein Air Painters will be painting in the sculpture garden (namely Philip Bergson, Maryalice Eizenberg, Steve Kennedy, Bill Maloney, Rosalie Nadeau, Jo Ann Ritter and Joyce Zavorskas). We’ll have craft projects for children. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be available for purchase. (Dr. of Grillology Ken Foster will be here with Breakaway’s giant mobile X Grill.) That’s just for starters – and, oh yes, we’ll have art exhibitions, too!
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