Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Motif #1 Day is right around the corner and the weather forecast looks fantastic!

2012 Motif No. 1 Day Schedule of Events

All Day Activities
Kids’ Art Zone art activities for children
Dock Square Chowder Stand
Mini-Motif Scavenger Hunt
Sidewalk Chalk Competition
Try Your Hand Interactive Art Event

Scheduled Events
9 am
The Motif No. 1 Day 5K to benefit Rockport Elementary Schools Health & Wellness

10 am
The Way We Were a multi-media presentation by the Rockport High School Band in
Harvey Park
The Motif: Why it Matters presentation on the Motif by artist and historian Les Bartlett at
the Rockport Art Association.
Community Event: Toad Hall 40th Birthday Celebration! Meet at 10 o'clock in front of Toad
Hall for a walk to Millbreak Meadow to enjoy face-painting, books & CUPCAKES!

10:30 am - 12 noon
Instrument Petting Zoo at the Old Firehouse Trust. Sponsored by Rockport Music. For more
click HERE.

11 am - 3 pm
Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest throughout downtown. Registration located at the corner of
School & Main Streets.
Spirit of the Motif: a wandering dramatic presentation throughout downtown.
Strolling Art Exhibit a wandering art presentation throughout downtown.
The Merrimac Valley Rounders in Dock Square. A lively mix of bluegrass & Americana.

12 pm - 1 pm
Free Community Concert at the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Sponsored by Rockport

12 pm - 2 pm
Photography Exhibit Reception at the Rockport Art Association.

1 pm
The Rockport Legion Band in Harvey Park.
Folly Cove Designers Feature in the Old Firehouse Trust.

● Design Showcase: the Sarah Elizabeth Shop Rockport block printer Julia Garrison is
the new owner of the legendary Sarah Elizabeth Shop and will be showcasing her work
as well as the work of Isabel Natti and the Folly Cove Designer Sarah Elizabeth, printed
on the original Folly Cove Designers' acorn press.
● Film: Virginia Lee Burton: A Sense of Place with the film's producer, Christine
Lundberg. A short documentary on the legendary Cape Ann author & designer. The
producer, Christine Lundberg will be at the screening.

2 pm
Alek Razdan & the A-Train Orchestra on Bearskin Neck.
Artist Rocky Delforge painting in Dock Square in a collaborative work created on the spot.
Brad Byrd playing an acoustic set in Dock Square on Bearskin Neck.

3 pm
Carrtunes in Dock Square. Dixieland Jazz from the 20s, 30s & 40s.

3:30 pm
"In Search of the Motif" reading & book signing by author LM Vincent at the Old Firehouse

4 pm
Sidewalk Chalk Contest Winners announced in Dock Square
Words Before Dinner Event at the Old Firehouse Trust. Original poems inspired by life on
Cape Ann. Twin Lights Soda, a Cape Ann original, will be on hand.

5 - 5:30 pm: A Community Festival Finale
Rockport Home Movies with Twin Lights Soda. Film from the collection of Pierce Sears of
the Thomas Wilson Beverage Co. Located at the Old Firehouse Trust. Complimentary Twin
Lights soda available at the screening.

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