Students Exhibit in Spin-Off: A Collaboration between Montserrat and Cape Ann Museum

November 13, 2015

Spin-Off is a new experiential learning course offered by Montserrat College of Art in collaboration with the Cape Ann Museum.

Opening Reception: Friday, Nov., 20, 5 – 7 pm

A selection of work created by students in the class, and inspired by the Museum’s collection, will be on view at the Museum from November 20 to December 3, 2015. Featured artists are Bri Bain, Kale Baker, Theresa Dennehy, Kendall Hanselman, LiAnn Natter, Sebastian Sawyer and Kelly Schultz.

The opening reception is free and open to the public.
ABOUT SPIN-OFFSpin-Off is a new collaboration between Beverly’s Montserrat College of Art and the Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester. Designed by Prof. Diane Ayott, this upper level experiential learning course introduces students to the history of Cape Ann as reflected through the Museum’s collection.

The 15-week class focuses on the connections between the region’s art, the environment and the economy, with learning experiences offered both in and outside of the classroom. Students tour the landscape, which has inspired creativity and industry for hundreds of years. And they examine the art and objects on exhibit at the Museum, all of which are inspired by Cape Ann. The culmination of the class is a “spinning off,” the creation of visual responses to this immersive experience.

In addition to Professor Ayott, the course is supported by Teaching Associate, Kevin Lucey, a recent Montserrat graduate, Courtney Richardson, former Director of Education at the Museum and Museum docent and long-time Montserrat associate, Trina Smith.

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Montserrat’s Spin-Off students with painting by Montserrat founding faculty Ollie Balf at the Cape Ann Museum.

Students pictured are: standing left are Kaleigh Baker and Sebastian Sawyer, seated from left to right are Theresa Dennehy, Kelly Schultz, Kendall Hanselman and Bri Baine. Standing on the right is LiAnn Natter.