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March 21, 2013

North Shore entertainment calendar


STUDENT EXHIBIT OPENING RECEPTION. Friday, March 22, 3 to 5 p.m., Shetland Park atrium, Building One, 27 Congress St., Salem. An opening reception will be held for Montserrat College of Art’s student-run Bear Gallery exhibit of paintings, drawings, prints and photographs. On view through May 2 as part of Shetland Arts at Shetland Park series. or 508-932-0865.

ARTIST TALK: KATE GILMORE. Friday, March 22, 7:30 to 9 p.m., Montserrat College of Art, room 201, Oddfellows, second floor, 194 Cabot St., Beverly. Enter the building on Wallis Street. Gilmore is an award-winning artist who questions the role of documentation in performative work and expands the role of video as a medium beyond the binary purpose of video, as either document or art, to a point where it is both, and functions as one of many sites where the artwork takes place.

GALLERY TALK: “MIDNIGHT TO THE BOOM.” Saturday, March 23, 1 p.m., meet at the information desk, Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, Salem. Explore the exhibit “Midnight to the Boom: Painting in India after Independence, From the Chester and Davida Herwitz Collection” with Trevor Smith, curator of contemporary art. Tickets available on the day of the program. or 978-745-9500, ext. 3011.

“DRAW ME A STORY” AND “POP GOES THE BOOK.” Sunday, March 24, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Wenham Museum, 132 Main St. Family-friendly exhibit reception. Discover the wonder of pop-up books with selected readings, and create thumbprint and monster art crafts inspired by children’s illustrator Ed Emberley. Also, the Hamilton-Wenham School of Dance will interpret classic children’s storybook through ballet at 2:15 and 2:45 p.m. Free with museum admission; $8/adults, $6/children. 978-468-2377 or

ARTIST BAR. The Friends of Flint Public Library will sponsor an artist bar for adults on Sunday, March 24 at Maggie’s Farm Restaurant, 119 South Main St. in Middleton. Free hors d’oeuvres will be served at 6 p.m., followed by an art lesson with a farm theme, from 7 to 8 p.m., as part of Middleton’s Community Read. No painting experience is necessary. Admission costs $45 per person and includes materials; fee does not include drinks. For more information, call 978-774-8132 or visit

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