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The Addison's rich collections provide a great many points of entry for understanding the history and development of American art from the 18th century to the present. The almost limitless opportunities these afford for thematic and chronological presentations offering new interpretations are enhanced through additions to the holdings and thoughtful combinations of works. This fall, in four first-floor galleries, four curators have explored a theme, style, or artistic idiom represented in depth across the many media in the collection. This selection of works examines the representation of women, the investigation of abstraction at its introduction and, later, at mid-century, and the use of technology. In each room, the groupings include intriguing works of sculpture--an opportunity to reflect upon the precedents for and successors to the figural work of Paul Manship, whose important works--both hallowed and innovative subjects--may be found on the second floor.

When: Sep 1, 2018 12am to Jul 31, 2019 12am in Andover, MA
The Body: Concealing and Revealing
Drawn from the museum's collection, this exhibition examines the ways in which artists have used the human body as a provocative tool of expression. Cropped, abstracted, veiled, and even erased, fragmented figures depicted in works by artists as varied as Alexander Archipenko, Bill Jacobson, John Singer Sargent, Beverly Semmes, Edward Weston, and Francesca Woodman suggest that the part is often more evocative than the whole. Avoiding precise likenesses and full disclosure, the artists gathered here employ blurred forms, truncated torsos, masked faces, and empty dresses to variously present the body as a site for not only visual experimentation, but also defining individual identity, constructing and challenging notions of gender and sexuality, and negotiating power.

When: Sep 1, 2018 12am to Mar 31, 2019 12am in Andover, MA
Contemplating the View: American Landscape Photographs
This exhibition highlights one of the Addison collection's great strengths--images of the American landscape, both natural and manmade. Whether historical or contemporary, fact or fiction, abstract or representative, celebratory or critical, private exploration or social document, all of the photographs assembled in this show comment to one degree or another on the contesting powers of culture and nature. The complex dialogue these images foster prods us to consider the contrast between our myths and realities. Works by photographers such as Ansel Adams, Robert Adams, Lois Conner, Marcia Resnick, Carleton Watkins, Edward Weston, and Katherine Wolkoff present more than mere description. As vehicles for artistic, personal, and cultural expression they challenge us to examine and reflect upon who we are.

When: Sep 8, 2018 12am to Mar 3, 2019 12am in Andover, MA
From Starfield to MARS: Paul Manship and His Artistic Legacy
This exhibition celebrates the artistic legacy of the significant early twentieth century sculptor, Paul Manship and marks the transformation of his former summer house and studio, Starfield, by the Manship Artists Residency? + Studios (MARS), into a location that hosts artists-in-residence at the spectacular Gloucester, MA, site. The first of the two interconnected sections of the exhibition, Art Deco at Andover, includes sculpture drawn from the Addison's collection combined with models, studies, and ephemera from the artist's estate to illustrate Manship's working methods. The second section, Starfield through Contemporary Lenses, presents new work by distinguished photographers, Barbara Bosworth, Justin Kimball, S. Billie Mandle, and Abelardo Morell. The result of the artists' year-long explorations of the house, grounds, outbuildings, and archives, these bodies of work reflect four unique perspectives and aesthetic approaches to the interpretation of Manship's home.

When: Sep 15, 2018 12am to Jan 20, 2019 12am in Andover, MA
The Music Man
The Music Man is a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. The plot concerns con man Harold Hill, who poses as a boys' band organizer and leader and sells band instruments and uniforms to naive Midwestern townsfolk, promising to train the members of the new band. Harold is no musician, however, and plans to skip town without giving any music lessons. In 1957, the show won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and the cast album won the first Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. Adult - $20.00 Senior - $5.00 Student - $15.00 AHS Student - $5.00 Group (of 10 or more) - $12.00

When: Nov 20, 2018 7:30PM in Andover, MA
Cost: $5.00 - $20.00
Reiki I & II Certification with Mentorship
Reiki I & II Ceritification with Mentorship Are you interested in becoming Reiki certified and learning more about this beautiful healing energy, how it can benefit your life and the lives of others? With this program you will be mentored for 6 months, learn about Reiki, the chakras, and how to integrate this into your every day life! Reiki is universal life force energy which has the ability to heal us physically, mentally and emotionally. It is a wonderful self care practice as well as a way to care for others. With your Reiki II certification, you will be able to practice Reiki professionally. This will run for six months, twice monthly on Mondays from 11am-1pm, beginning November 5th. Each class will combine education, time for questions and practicing giving and receiving Reiki. You will receive your certifications as we move through the material, prior to the completion of the mentorship. What will you receive from this Reiki certification and mentorship: You will become certified in both Reiki I & II You will receive 24 hours of training There will be an in depth education regarding Reiki and the chakras There will be a focus on spirituality with Reiki You will receive guidance for 6 months as you develop your practice You will connect with like minded individuals in the group You will learn how to use a pendulum and incorporate crystals and essential oils with your Reiki You will be welcomed into a complimentary Reiki Energy Share group with other Reiki Masters Private facebook group to post questions and receive guidance and support Why does this program have a 6 month mentorship? Most Reiki programs are short. The student becomes attuned and then must go out and practice on their own to build the strength of their Reiki. Most of us fall short on motivation and time and fail to practice or don't have anyone to practice with This will give everyone the opportunity to have lots of practice time and stay motivated to build their Reiki power As we begin to practice Reiki, many questions arise. A mentorship allows ample time for the student to address their questions and receive support and guidance Becoming Reiki attuned is a spiritual experience. Students may feel a strengthening of their intuition. A mentorship allows students to address this with me and receive guidance What is the benefit of getting both a Reiki I & II certification? With both attunements, your Reiki abilities are much stronger You will have a more in depth education With a Reiki II certification, you are able to open a professional Reiki practice Dates:Monday, 11am-1pm.11/5, 11/26, 12/3, 12/17, 1/7, 1/28, 2/11, 2/25, 3/11, 3/25, 4/8 & 4/29.(dates subject to change based on scheduling conflicts with the students) You may also register at acenteredself.net to save fees.

When: Nov 26, 2018 11am in Andover, MA
Comfort Street
When: Nov 30, 2018 7pm in Andover, MA
Romanian Centennial Celebration
Romanian community of Boston invites you to celebrate National Day and Great Union Centennial. Join us for authentic Romanian food,music and dance for all ages, on Saturday December 1st 2018 in Andover MA (free parking). NON-SMOKING VENUE Doors open at 6PM. Bring comfortable shoes and wear your favorite Romanian traditional attire for a true Romanian dance party. Menu for Vegetarians, Gluten Free, Meat Lovers & Kids Friendly Aperitive (6:30 PM - 7:30 PM) Platou Romanesc Rece, Fasole Batuta Zacusca, Icre si Salata Asortata Cina (7:30PM...) Sarmale cu Mamaliguta si Smantana Ciulama de Ciuperci Varza Calita Pui cu Mujdei si Vegetale Asortate Meniu Copii: Vegetale, Paste, Pui si Fructe Desert Prajituri de casa Fructe Bauturi Apa si cafea incluse Vin si Bere (Cash Bar)

When: Dec 1, 2018 6pm to Dec 1, 2018 11pm in Andover, MA
Cost: 15 - 30 USD
Fellswater - Boston's Celtic Music Ensemble
Fellswater is a dynamic 8 piece Celtic music ensemble based out of Boston playing a wide range of music from traditional to modern compositions, drawing from the music of Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, Canada and beyond. Fellswater has delighted audiences at the New Hampshire Highland Games, Blackstone River Theatre, Boston Celtic Music Fest, The Burren Backroom Series, Courthouse Center for the Arts and Colonial Williamsburg. The band was featured at the 2015 Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, playing for 8,000 nightly. Fellswater performed at the world renowned Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo as well as presented two concerts in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2018.

When: Dec 1, 2018 7:30PM to Dec 1, 2018 9:30PMin Andover, MA
Cost: 20 - 20 USD
ANDOVER Modern Calligraphy Workshop for Beginners at Simply Smashing with Lettering By Liz
Unplug, unwind, and discover a new artistic outlet that is mediative, relaxing & practical...learn from a pro lettering artist in a small group workshop designed for beginners, to get people inspired about the joy of calligraphy in a relaxed, comfortable setting. Liz Roessler of Lettering By Liz will teach the fundamentals of the therapeutic art of modern pointed pen calligraphy with acrylic ink. During this ”no experience required” class, she will introduce you to her favorite beginner's lettering style "Romantic" which is her own creative interpretation of Copperplate mixed with elements of Italic...with a modern twist. She focuses the instruction on recommendations & suggested goals for personal practice & study following class, dozens of cool ideas for using your calligraphy skills, interactive instruction on the proper way to hold the pen, healthy ergonomics & personalized 1-on-1 guidance, plus follow-up mentoring! Bring a favorite quote or mantra with you to class & leave with a piece of ready-to-frame lettering art.  All materials are included in registration fee as well as a generous take-home kit with a bevy of the best materials & resources. Also follow-up mentoring / feedback / Q&A are available to all alumni and strongly encouraged!  Light refreshments will be served. Please follow Instagram.com/LetteringByLiz Visit www.LetteringByLiz.com for dozens of class photos & student feedback

When: Dec 2, 2018 10am in Andover, MA