This Week’s Distractions: June 7 to June 12
By Mary Kate DePamphilis
Opening Day of Ansel Adams Exhibit
The beautiful images of the American landscape shot by one of the world’s best loved photographers are coming to the North Shore! Celebrating [Ansel] Adams is an exhibit not to be missed. Adams was an American photographer and environmentalist who passed away in 1984, best known for his black and white photographs of the American West, especially of Yosemite National Park. Adams helped develop a method called the Zone System as a way to determine proper exposure and adjust the contrast of the final print. The resulting clarity and depth of his photos ultimately became a new and distinct category of photographs. Adam’s stunning images of America’s mountains and rivers can absolutely take your breath away.
Opening Day will feature gallery tours starting at 11am and 2pm. Tickets will be available the day of at the admission desk. From 3 to 5PM, there will be a film presentation by Michael Dow, doctoral candidate at New York University and teacher of film and animation studies at Northeastern University. He will present works of experimental filmmakers from Adams’ time who explored sequence and time through their films, as Adams did in his photographs.
When? Saturday, June, 9th from 11AM to 5PM. The exhibit will be showing until October 8th.
Where? Peabody Essex Museum, East India Square, 161 Essex Street, Salem
Cost? Adults $15, Seniors $13, Students $11, Youth (16 and under) and Salem, Mass. residents admitted free.
Bottles and Can Drive at Stone Zoo!
If you are interested in not only helping the environment but contributing to a worthy cause, bring your empty bottles and cans to Stone Zoo during the Bottle and Can Drive. The event is held the second Saturday of each month through October with all proceeds benefiting conservation efforts supported by Zoo New England, the non-profit organization that manages Stone Zoo and Franklin Park Zoo. To learn more, visit www.stonezoo.org.
When? Saturday, June 9th, 10am-2:30pm
Where? Stone Zoo Parking Lot, 149 Pond Street, Stoneham
5th Annual Dog Day!
Treadwell’s Ice Cream and Smolak Farms will host their annual event in honor of all our furry friends. Come to this beautiful and picturesque New England farm and spend the day with your best friend and visit the following vendors:
GroomTown Pet Boutique & Spa – providing nail clippings and merchandise
Wiggles & Jiggles Pet Care – Canine massages and information
Good Dog Aquatic Fitness – Canine massages and information
Bulger’s Animal Hospital – Informational
River Road Animal Hospital – Oral health focus w/evaluations and information
Muddy Creek Animal Hospital – Behavioral and IQ analysis
Emmitts Edibles – Dog Treats and Merchandise
Pawsitive Paws Dog Training – Frisbee demo and training tips/information
Ciao Bow Wow – Merchandise and nutritional information
Bluedog Pet Care – Informational and Interactive
Lil Lift Hind End Support System – Informational and merchandise
MSPCA – Merchandise and information