Stories about Risk and Resiliency: the Landscapes of Marblehead and Cape Ann

May 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
MAA/King Hooper Mansion
8 Hooper St
Marblehead, MA 01945
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Susan Quateman & Les Bartlett accompanied by local storyteller, Judith Black, will share stories of risk and resiliency concerning the ecology of Landscapes of Marblehead and Cape Ann.The focus of their current exhibit in the second floor galleries is on landscape resilience, and on the problems and possible solutions to climate change on the New England​ coastal landscape. Their collaborative exhibit of photography and painting on silk will serve as back drop and starting point for the discussion.

$5 suggested donation to benefit the Marblehead Conservancy.

Susan Quateman is a British-born urban and environmental planner and landscape designer turned silk painter. Visit to learn more about Susan.

Leslie Bartlett is a Gloucester based photographer, local historian and graphic design. Visit to learn more about Les.

Visit to learn more about Susan and Les’  collaborative work with the environment.

“Although violent and human forces may have created the main object, Bartlett provides visual interest and psychological comfort by surprising us with an harmonious order. Perhaps, it is the beneficent light – the kindest aspect of the fire element that gives warmth and life – that accords with the observer. Bartlett’s arresting photographs offer a perpetual opportunity to experience the natural world with an immediacy and freshness that few are able to find, as well as a lesson on how to behold.” – Rebecca A. G. Reynolds, Curator of the John and Margaret Manship Collection, formerly of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

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