In addition to the auction of the newly finished works, the evening will also include a silent auction featuring a variety of wares from other mediums. A preview of the paintings, as well as a silent auction, will begin at 6:30 p.m. with entertainment provided by classical guitarist Donna Ricci.
A cappella performance Saturday
Two regional a cappella groups will entertain audiences on Saturday at the Ipswich Performing Arts Center, 134 High St., Ipswich. North Shore A Cappella gained national fame last year when it reached the final round of the TV show, “The Sing Off.” The group began singing together 31 years ago. Overboard will open the show. An all-male group, the ensemble will perform a range of material, including current hits.
Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors and $40 for a family of two adults and two students. To purchase tickets, call 978-356-3137, ext. 372 or go online to www.imada.org. The program is a fundraiser for the arts booster group Ipswich Music, Art and Drama Association.
at Art Association
Local artist Lillian M. Coolidge will hold an opening reception Sunday for her new show, “Landscape Dreams,” at the Newburyport Art Association.
Coolidge’s exhibit will hang in the Hills Gallery through Oct. 6. It features more than 25 landscape paintings.
“After years of working in the high technology field and teaching elementary school, my recent retirement has allowed me to focus solely on the work I love to do,” Coolidge wrote in a press release.
The public can meet Coolidge from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. The paintings will be on display during regular gallery hours Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
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