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February 20, 2014

North Shore Entertainment Calendar


“WATERCOLORS FROM HERE AND AWAY.” On view through March 5 at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 135 Lafayette St., Marblehead. Work by Salem painter Patricia Dunbar. 781-631-4951,

MARBLEHEAD ARTS ASSOCIATION EXHIBIT. On view through March 2 at the Marblehead Arts Association, 8 Hooper St., Marblehead. New England Regional Exhibit features a diversity of style and media from artists throughout New England. 781-631-2608,

SWAMPSCOTT ARTS ASSOCIATION WINTER SHOW. On view through Feb. 28 at Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St., Marblehead. Reception for Swampscott Arts Association’s Winter 2014 Fine Art Exhibit, featuring paintings and photography. 781-631-1481,

TWO-WOMAN ART SHOW. On view through Feb. 27 at the Gallery at Grosvenor Park Nursing Center, Vinnin Square, 7 Loring Hills Ave., Salem. Exhibit features works by Marblehead photographer Karen Hosking and paintings by Salem artist Sheila Farren Billings. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. 978-741-5700.

“FOCUSING ON THE CHILD.” Special Sundays winter exhibit at the Ipswich Museum, 54 S. Main St., Ipswich, open 2 to 4 p.m. every Sunday (excluding April 20) through April 27. Exhibit explores the lives of children in Ipswich through a variety of paintings, photographs and objects. Family-friendly activities each Sunday will complement the exhibit. Regular first-floor museum rooms will also be open for viewing. Free for Museum members and children, $7 nonmembers and $5 senior citizens. 978-356-2811 or

“ON EARTH.” An exhibit of paintings by Heather Johnson Reid of Beverly Farms is on view through Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Celebration Hall at St. John’s Church, 705 Hale St., Beverly Farms. Reid’s paintings illustrate New England landscapes. Hall hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 978-927-0229, www.heatherjohnsonreid.

“WOODLAND FELTINGS.” On view through Feb. 28, Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Juliana Boyd’s exhibit features 27 pieces that illustrate her love of fabrics, textures and nature, with works done in needle felting, a process involving working unspun wool with a specially designed needle.

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