Gallery Talk with photographer Jason Grow

Saturday, November 11

2:00 p.m. Exhibition Related Programs

WWII Veterans - photographs by Jason Grow

The Museum is pleased to present a series of events in honor of Veterans Day on Saturday, November 11, 2017.  These programs are offered in conjunction with the special exhibition WWII Veterans: Portrait Photographs by Jason Grow, who will give a gallery talk that afternoon at 2:00 p.m. Joining Jason will be some of the community members pictured in the portraits. Also on view all day in the Museum’s auditorium will be a short film, Letters Home, consisting of photographs, from the Civil War to today, paired with readings from letters written home by men and women on the front. Children and families are invited to the Activity Center from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to learn more about Cape Ann veterans and the special exhibition by sketching a self portrait like Union soldier and artist Addison Center, creating a card for our troops today, and listening to a story provided by Cape Ann Veterans Services, Heroes in Our Neighborhood by Valerie Pfundstein, read by Museum staff. All are welcome to enjoy the activities. Admission to the Museum will be free all day.



Jason Grow is a professional photographer with 25 years experience. Originally from the San Francisco Bay area, he began his photographic career as a photojournalist with the San Francisco Chronicle and San Jose Mercury News. As a photographer he documented the San Francisco earthquake in 1989; the Kurdish refugee crisis in Iraq and Turkey in 1991; the Zapatista uprising in Chiapas in 1994; the 1994 Super Bowl; conflict in Northern Ireland as well as celebrities ranging from Tom Waits; Jackie Chan; Pete Townsend; Chuck Norris; Gloria Steinem and others. As a freelance photographer he has worked for a broad range of national and international clients including Time; Sports Illustrated; Forbes; Barron s; Business Week, AARP The Magazine; Reader s Digest; as well as for myriad companies. Jason and his wife, Sarah Grow, have lived in East Gloucester since 2000. They have three children, Matilda, Jemima and Maisie, all students at Gloucester High School. Jason served on the Gloucester City Council for four years from 2006-2009, and remains active in the community.

Portraits by Jason Grow from a 2015 series of WWII Veterans. Left to right: Joseph Mesquita III, Arnold Knauth, Adele Ervin.

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