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April 17, 2014

North Shore Entertainment Calendar


BEVERLY: “BAG IT.” Tuesday, April 22, 7 p.m., Beverly Farms Public Library, 24 Vine St., Beverly Farms. Beverly Recycles (city of Beverly Solid Waste Management Committee) is hosting the first of three screenings of an award-winning environmental documentary that follows “everyman” Jeb Berrier as he tries to make sense of society’s dependence on plastic bags. Berrier learns that the problem extends past landfills to oceans, rivers and ultimately human health.

Art exhibits & events

FINE ARTS VI SENIOR THESIS RECEPTION. Thursday, April 17, 5 to 8 p.m., Porter Mill, 95 Rantoul St., Beverly. “Memoraphilia” features the work of Montserrat seniors Emily Fung, Ania Gruca and Elizabeth Paddock. The ninth senior exhibition in a weekly series of receptions. On view through April 27., 978-867-9624.

FINE ARTS VII SENIOR THESIS RECEPTION. Wednesday, April 23, 5 to 8 p.m., Montserrat College of Art, 301 Gallery, 301 Cabot St., Beverly. “Number 7” features the work of Montserrat seniors Michael Concepcion Velez, Melissa Miranda, Mirek Kutnik, Melissa Trembley, Massiel Grullón, Michelle Behre and Henry Long. The 10th senior exhibition in a weekly series of receptions. On view through April 25., 978-867-9624,

“FLOWERS AND THINGS.” On view through May 1, The Gallery at Grosvenor Park, 7 Loring Hills Ave., Salem. Large-scale drawings and paintings by British artist Pauline Webber, a Swampscott resident since 2009. Exhibit features pastels, drawings, and monoprints that use a variety of techniques and materials. Gallery hours are weekdays, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and weekends, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 978-741-5700.

PAINTING EXHIBIT. On view through May 31, Northshore Unitarian Universalist Church, 323 Locust St., Danvers. Paintings by Newburyport artist Annalee Johnson are on view before and after 10:30 a.m. Sunday services, or by appointment at 978-774-7582.

PLEIN-AIR PAINTINGS. On view throughout April at the Stetson Art Gallery, Unitarian Universalist Church of Marblehead, 28 Mugford St., Marblehead. “Places I’ve been, Things that I’ve seen, A collection of paintings by Bill Cloutman,” an exhibit by Marblehead native and Salem resident William S. Cloutman. Gallery hours are weekdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., (Mondays, 1 p.m.) and during church events at other times. or

WATERCOLORS BY ANN JONES. On view through April at Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., South Hamilton. Exhibit features watercolor paintings of local landscapes, as well as landscapes from her travels to England, Nova Scotia and Egypt.

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