A one-day contemporary art installation at the White-Ellery House.
Reading the Past: A Calligraphic Installation by Susan Kapuscinsky Gaylord
Using excerpts from the 1848 journal of a 13-year-old Gloucester girl, Gaylord’s installation will bring the rhythms of everyday life alive through her subject’s observations of school and home.
This program is free and open to the public.
Gaylord studied English literature at Boston University and since the late 1970s has been working with words, letterforms, design and expressive mark making. In 1992 she began an ongoing series of sculptural works called “Spirit Books.” As Gaylord says of this work, “These books connect my experience of the inherent spirituality and mystery of nature with the long-standing tradition of books as testaments of faith and belief.”
The White-Ellery House (1710), owned and operated by the Cape Ann Museum, has served as the backdrop for a series of one-day contemporary art installations since 2010. The House is located at 245 Washington Street in Gloucester and is free and open to the public on select Saturdays from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each month from May through October as part of Escapes North 17th Century Saturdays.
Images courtesy of Susan Kapuscinsky Gaylord.