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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
In and Out of Place
What is place? Is it a set of discrete coordinates fixed in space or something less concrete, something harder to define? Drawn from the Addison's rich holdings of American art from the colonial era to the present, this exhibition endeavors to investigate the nuanced and varied physical and human characteristics that set place apart from mere location. Divided into three salient categories: nature, home, and city, the works on view demonstrate the ways in which our individual, subjective notions of place are fundamentally shaped by visual imagery. A cozy hearth and a warm fire, throngs of people on a congested sidewalk, lofty mountain peaks reflected in crystal clear water--themes repeated across centuries of paintings, prints, photographs, drawings, watercolors, and sculptures--conjure images both vivid and visceral. While perhaps representative of a specific home, city, or site in nature, the signifiers of place on view in these galleries transcend the particular to appeal to the universal.?

When: Feb 16, 2019 12am to Jul 31, 2019 12am in Andover, MA
Cardio Box Bootcamp & Brews w/Jenn S - March 24, 2019
Join us for some Sunday Fun!  Come mix it up in this Cardio Box Bootcamp & Brews class with Jenn Stacey.   This calorie blasting & fat buring class will leave you burning calories long after you leave.  Class will combine Cardio Boxing & Body Weight exercises with a bootcamp flare. We will be targeting those stubborn areas - Glutes & Abs. ALL FITNESS LEVELS WELCOME, modifications will be offered.  The cost is $20 and includes a one hour class and a flight of beer after.  Space is limited, class fills up quick...reserve your spot early.   Please bring a yoga mat, water and a small towel to class.   Send any questions to Jenn at livefitwithJenn@gmail.com or send a PM to https://www.facebook.com/LiveFitWithJenn/ For event updates: like https://www.facebook.com/LiveFitWithJenn/ or follow livefitwithjennstacey on Instagram See you there! ~Jenn

When: Mar 24, 2019 10:30AM in Andover, MA
ANDOVER Modern Calligraphy Workshop for Beginners at Simply Smashing with Lettering By Liz
Save 10% when purchasing 2 or more tickets by using code FRIEND at checkout. 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! NEW! Students will also experiment with brush lettering & try their hand at using chalk & oil paint markers for creative writing on mirrors, glass, shells, tiles, chalkboards & more!  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: Mar 24, 2019 11am in Andover, MA
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: Mar 25, 2019 11am in Andover, MA
Saturday Event For Singles | Relish Dating | Speed Dating Night in Boston
It's all about what you Relish and finding someone to Relish those things with. If you're tired of online dating, exhausted by meeting someone only to discover they're nothing like their profile - we offer an alternative. Bringing together comfortably chic venues with a cosmopolitan sensibility. A sophisticated no frills approach to singles events. We've done away with the whistles, name-tags and over the top party trimmings. Unparalleled service and personable hosts all in an environment - just your speed. A fresh alternative to typical events that seem more like a job fair than a relaxed way to connect.Enjoy what you Relish with someone you Relish! Speed Dating @ Palmers Restaurant & Tavern - March 30th 2019 Ages: 26-38 | 5:30PM 18 Elm Street, Andover, MA 01810 For more information visit us at: DoRelish.com Or email us at: info@dorelish.com http://www.dorelish.com ~~ We think the best relationships are forged when we are comfortable, relaxed and free of pressure. Preferring instead to think of the evening as a casual night out where one can truly be themselves. We do not use traditional 'speed dating' offerings such as bells, whistles and name-tags. Instead we focus on creating an atmosphere conducive to meeting others; a great venue, a personable host and a staff to assist.  ~~~ Upon arriving at your chosen event - locate your event host. Your host will assist in setting you up with your scorecard for the evening. A simple and convenient way to keep track of whom you enjoyed meeting and those that you would like to see again. Should you have any questions - feel free to ask away. Take the time before the event starts to settle in - have a beverage if you would like and mingle should you wish. The speed dating portion of the event begins once all daters have arrived, checked in and had a moment or two to relax and unwind.  ~~~ During the event, Ladies will stay seated and the Gentleman will rotate from table to table every 5 - 6 minutes.  Our host will guide the Gentleman to let them know when their time is up and facilitate in seeing them to the next table. The goal is to find someone you would like to speak with further. Don't fret about figuring out if person is the one or the perfect person for you. Consider it the date before the date. Select those you would like to meet again and give the completed scorecard back to your host at the end of the evening. Our staff will tabulate the results and email you the following day with your results. If you choose someone and they chose you - it's a match. You will be given each others first name and email address. The rest is up to you.

When: Mar 30, 2019 5:30PM in Andover, MA
Andover 101/102
Discover decidedly unstuffy history at the Andover Center for History & Culture Sunday, March 31. At 1:00pm discover Andover 101: 10,000 years of history in 75 minutes. And at 3:00pm discover Andover 102: 30 miles of history in 60 minutes. Register on-line at andoverhistorical.org/andover-101-102, or call 978-475-2236.After selling out its popular Andover 101 program nearly a dozen times, and at the request of Andover 101 participants, Andover Center for History & Culture launched Andover 102. March 31, the center will run the two programs back-to-back. Come to one. Come to both. Register early as programs fill quickly!About Andover 101: Whether you’re a newcomer to Andover, or you’ve lived here for years, Andover 101 will give you an introduction to the key stories that contributed to the Andover we know today. From how Andover was founded, to Andover’s role in national events, to how local place names came to be, Andover 101 will cover 7,000 years of Andover’s stories – way back to glacial geology and the native Pennacook Confederacy – in a fun and lively presentation. Historic maps, photographs, and cultural artifacts from Andover’s past will illustrate 15 stories about your town.About Andover 102: Ever wonder about Andover place names, or just places around Andover in general? Andover 102 will introduce you to some of Andover’s special places – from boxing camps to Gilded Era mansions – through ten short and lively stories illustrated by historic maps, photographs, and cultural artifacts.

When: Mar 31, 2019 1pm to Mar 31, 2019 2:30PMin Andover, MA
Cost: Registration required.
Parent Workshop: The Good News About Bad Behavior
Join author Katherine Reynolds Lewis for a workshop on parenting strategies that will help children thrive and succeed, based on the fundamentals of her book, The Good News About Bad Behavior. Katherine will discuss "The Apprenticeship Model," which centers on listening and building children’s skills to address the root causes of misbehavior, rather than reactionary rewards and punishment. By strengthening their connection, communication and capability, we can raise children who are self-disciplined, confident, mentally healthy and better equipped to handle the challenges they'll face in life.  https://www.katherinerlewis.com/book This is a complimentary workshop presented by the Association of Independent Schools in New England. Search local, independent schools on our website: aisne.org.

When: Apr 2, 2019 6:30PM in Andover, MA
Essentials of Mediumship & Intro to Platform
Join International Evidential Mediums Anthony Mrocka & Karissa Eve for a 2 day intensive to sharpen and develop your mediumship and platform skills.This workshop is for anyone that can make a connection to the spirit world. Beginner/Intermediate level students that can make a connection and bring through spirit communicators will greatly benefit from these 2 days to elevate your mediumship to another level. This workshop is not for someone that has never practiced or doesn't understand the basics of mediumship. Do you want to take your mediumship skills to the next level? Are you wanting to start working on the platform? Do you want to reach bigger groups with your mediumship? Whether you’re just starting to work in the public eye, or you’re already experienced on the platform, you’re sure to get some great tips and practice with this weekend intensive workshop, “Essentials of Mediumship and Intro to Platform” workshop. Even those who don't intend to work publicly on the platform will notice the skills for platform will enhance their private readings while experiencing a new level of 'power' within their connections. During this 2 day intensive, Anthony and Karissa will cover:Build a stronger link with the spirit worldLearn how to organize your readingsOvercome hidden fears and stumbling blocksPlatform Etiquette 101Blending the “Clairs” (clairvoyance, clairaudience, clairsentience, etc..)Breaking Patterns in Your Mediumship/Platform WorkThe Skeptical AudienceTurning a “No” into a “Yes”Strengthening and Holding a LinkDeveloping Personal StyleLosing the Fear of Being Wrong and Developing ConfidenceGoing Direct and Indirect with MessagesDouble Linking to the spirit world (2 mediums work together)You will experience various exercises and techniques that will help you harness and expand your natural ability to communicate with the spirit world. This workshop will be exercise heavy, so be prepared to work hard but also have a lot of fun! Workshop schedule will be Saturday 4/6/19 from 10am - 5pm and Sunday 4/7/19 from 10 am - 5 pm. Cost is $275. There are only 12 seats for this workshop to keep it small and intimate. Anthony Bio: Anthony opened for Lisa Williams at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, NJ during her east coast tour. He then went on to deepen his connection to spirit by being mentored in England for one year with the world renowned Psychic Medium Tony Stockwell. At the end of his mentoring year, Tony awarded Anthony the ‘Excellence in Evidential Mediumship and Psychic Awareness’ Award, the only one in the class to receive this award. After England, he continued mentoring with Tony for an additional 2 years. Currently has been demonstrating mediumship and touring the North East US/Canada and mentoring students from around the world.“Anthony Mrocka is one of the most gifted mediums working today. I have relied on his expertise many times and have found his readings to be extremely accurate, detailed and helpful. I recommend him without reservation.” Paul SeligAuthor, I Am the Word: A Channeled text Karissa Eve Bio: Karissa Eve has shared the platform with pillar of Spiritualism and Mediumship, Mavis Pitilla. She has mentored directly with World renowned Psychic Medium Tony Stockwell for 2 yers and trained with Mavis Pitilla for 2 years as well. Calling the greater Boston area home, Karissa Eve tours up and down the east coast conducting large group readings and teaching as well as still giving private readings. 

When: Apr 6, 2019 10am in Andover, MA