Community Calendar

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  • Step Up for Colleen 5K Walk/Run Sunday, May 6, 2018 8:30a.m. Central Park Andover, MA
  • Proceeds from the event will benefit charitable efforts that honor the legacy of Colleen Ritzer, including the Colleen E. Ritzer Memorial Scholarship Fund, which benefits graduating Andover and Danvers high school seniors who demonstrate a passion for teaching and love of family. Visit www.StepUpForColleen.com for more information.

  •  Andover Coalition for Education To support major, multi-year, curricula-enhancing initiatives at all grade levels throughout the district through private funding.  These initiatives would not otherwise be funded through the traditional school budget. www.aceandover.org/

  • The Addison Gallery of American Art is home to a world-class collection of American art, offers a vital and adventurous exhibitions program, and is committed to serving the public through free admission and an education outreach program that serves diverse audiences. The museum’s exhibitions are carefully balanced to represent a wide range of art, across time and media.
  • EXHIBITIONS: Winter 2018
  • Mark Tobey: Threading Light traces the evolution of this vanguard artist’s groundbreaking style and significant yet under-recognized contributions to abstraction and American modernism. through March 11
  • Convergence: Anila Quayyum Agha, Lalla Essaydi, Yun-Fei Ji, and Fred Han Chang Liang spotlights four international-born artists who now live and work in the US and share a unique clarity that comes from seeing the world through multiple lenses. January 27–July 31
  • Sumi Ink Club exhibits a mural created by Sumi Ink Club in collaboration with Addison visitors employing the brush and black ink of traditional Sumi ink wash painting. January 27–July 31
  • sad poems. explores the notion of sadness through photographs that capture poetic and tragic qualities in American life; curated by Phillips Academy students. through March 4
  • Eye on the Collection exhibits paintings, photographs, and sculpture from the 18th through 20th centuries drawn from the collection. through July 31
  • PUBLIC PROGRAMS: Winter 2018 All programs are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. Please see our website or call 978.749.4015 for more details about each program.
  • Open Studio Sessions with Sumi Ink Club Draw on the gallery walls with the artists of Sumi Ink Club! The mural created during these sessions will remain on view at the Addison through the summer. Additional activities for children will be available during the open studio times. Saturday, January 20, 10:30 am–2:00 pm Sunday, January 21, 11:00 am–3:00 pm Wednesday, January 24, 3: 30–7:00 pm
  • Opening Reception for the Winter Exhibitions Join us for a festive evening to celebrate the opening of our new exhibitions. Friday, January 26, 6:00–8:00 pm
  • Gallery Conversations Join Assistant Curator Stephanie Sparling Williams for a series of close-looking sessions on works from the Addison’s permanent collection. The events, organized with Andover’s Memorial Hall Library, are free, but space is limited; please register online at www.mhl.org/events or call 978.623.8430.
  • Snow: American Impressionism and John Twachtman Focus on two winter scenes by Twachtman: Hemlock Pool (1900) and Country House in Winter (1901).Wednesday, February 7, 7:00 pm
  • American Painting and Sculpture in the 1940s Explore works by artists such as Josef Albers, Jacob Lawrence, Jackson Pollock, Hans Hofmann, and Irene Rice Pereira.Wednesday, March 21, 7:00 pm
  • Mark Tobey: Threading Light Gallery Tour with guest curator Debra Bricker Balken. Sunday, March 4, 2:00 pm Wine Tasting: French vs. American Wines Shake off the winter chill and join us for a fun and laid-back tasting of French and American white wines. Led by Maia Gosselin, owner of Sip Wine Education, participants will discover how the same grapes grown in different countries can vary so greatly. Topics covered will be various varietals, history, regions, and today’s hot trends. All attendees must be over 21. Appetizers will be provided. Space is limited; please contact Anna Gesing at agesing@andover.edu or 978.749.4023 for reservations. The $30 per person fee may be paid while registering or at the door. By reservation: Wednesday, March 14, 7:00 pm ($30)
  • GALLERY HOURS Tuesday–Saturday 10–5, Sunday 1–5; open 10–9 on Wednesdays while Phillips Academy is in session.Closed Mondays, national holidays, December 24, and the month of August.The museum is wheelchair accessible. The Addison is open to the public and free of charge. Addison Gallery of American Art | Phillips Academy 3 Chapel Avenue, Andover, MA 01810 978.749.4015 addison@andover.edu www.addisongallery.org

  • The Center at Punchard/BoomerVenture 30 Whittier Court, Andover, MA  01810 (978)623-8321 Annmary Connor Director of Elder Services annmary.connor@andoverma.us
  •  Please pre-register for all classes by calling (978)623-8321. Visit us at www.andoverseniorcenter.org or come by at 30 Whittier Court to see our complete offerings.