49 Blackburn Center, Gloucester MA | 100 Cummings Ctr, Ste 106H, Beverly, MA

I Am More – Massachusetts

Jul 26, 2021

You are invited to the first Cape Ann exhibit of “I Am More: Massachusetts,” 20 new portraits and essays from around the state addressing how we are more than mental illness, addiction, disability, diagnosis, poverty, abuse, and persecution. The portrait subjects come from all parts of the state and range in age from 18-86.

Hosted by Ocean Alliance at the Paint Factory, upstairs in the newly-renovated brick factory building, 32 Horton Street, Gloucester

Thursday August 19, 2021, 4-8pm
Friday August 20, 2021: 12-5pm
Saturday August 21, 2021: 12-5pm
Sunday August 22, 2021: 12-5pm
The exhibit is part of the Gloucester Culture Splash series. In addition to the exhibit, there will be a Cape Ann Makers Market at the Paint Factory with 25 artisans, crafters and makers. Check out the Discover Gloucester website for the citywide arts event schedule.

I Am More is a public art and writing project to remind us that we are more than our mental illness, health diagnosis, physical disability or life situation. Regardless of the adversity we face, we all have skills, gifts, loves and hopes that are sometimes overshadowed. The project features portraits in pastel and colored pencil by Amy Kerr accompanied by essays by the subjects about all the ways they are more than their challenges.