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September 2, 2017 · 7:30 pm10:00 pm

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The 2nd Annual Ocean Alliance Labor Day weekend art exhibition and Fundraiser Gala in partnership with Trident Gallery and the Trident Live Art Series will be celebrating contemporary viewpoints of the sea and maritime history on location at the Ocean Alliance Headquarters, the historic Tarr and Wonson Paint Factory.

Trident Gallery Director Matthew Swift is curating an art installation Edge for the Paint Factory, which will be on view, free and open to the public, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, hours to be announced.

Trident Live Art Series Director Sarah Slifer Swift has invited composer Robert J. Bradshaw and the Beauport Chamber Players, lighting designer Michael Friedman, and dancer Nina Brindamour to create a site-specific staging of Bradshaw’s musical work “Down to the Sea in Ships” for the Paint Factory.

“Down to the Sea in Ships” is a piece for strings and narrator about ill-fated whaling captain George Pollard Jr., whose story inspired Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick.

In addition to this unique inter-media staging of “Down to the Sea in Ships,” the Gala event includes delicious food and drink, the art exhibition, the Parade of Lights and fireworks of the Gloucester Schooner Festival. All proceeds of the fundraiser go to the continued restoration and renovation of the Paint Factory buildings for future dedication to community service uses.

More information is at the Gloucester Center site.