The grit and beauty of Gloucester inspires exhibit at Cape Ann Museum

November 5, 2015

Gloucester Daily Times – Gail McCarthy, Staff Writer

The gritty, yet picturesque scenes of the flurry of activity on the waterfront of the nation’s oldest seaport provided a boat load of images for three local artists to paint. The newest exhibition at Cape Ann Museum brings together the visions of these prominent artists, each with his particular perspective manifested on canvas.

The exhibition titled “Vincent, Weaver, Gorvett: Gloucester, Three Visions” features the work of Gloucester’s Jeff Weaver, Don Gorvett and the late Peter Vincent (1946-2012) of Rockport, all of whom have painted Cape Ann scenes for many decades.

“The exhibit explores how one place — Gloucester — inspired the artistic output of three of the region’s most talented and dynamic artists,” said museum curator Martha Oaks.

She noted that during the early 1970s, the lives of these three young artists converged on Cape Ann, and all were former students of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. At one point, Weaver and Gorvett shared studio space in an apartment building in Gloucester’s downtown Fort neighborhood, an area popular with immigrants over the centuries who arrived in Gloucester, making their livelihood from fishing.

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