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Event Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 11:00 am

‘The Saddest Parade On Earth’ With Greg Cook

greg-cook-130x130Celebrate our Great Depression at artist Greg Cook’s “The Saddest Parade on Earth,” which marches along the sidewalks of Beverly’s Cabot Street beginning at 11 a.m. Sad-urday, March 29.

The parade will feature sad banners and signs, as well as a sad accordionist. And perhaps even a sad stilter. The parade begins at 248 Cabot St, Beverly, Massachusetts.

The parade concludes at Cook’s exhibition “The Saddest Forest on Earth,” on view in the storefront windows of Montserrat College of Art’s Frame 301 Gallery, 301 Cabot St., Beverly, Massachusetts, for free, 24-hours-a-day, from March 28 to Friday, April 18. The exhibition is a large diorama depicting an enchanted forest of crying, cartoony trees. (Model pictured above.)

If you would like to volunteer to walk in the parade, contact Greg Cook at gcook30@hotmail.com. Participants are asked to wear dapper attire and help carry a sad banner or sign. Sadness is a helpful qualification, but not required.

Cook will also give a free talk about his work, “Remaking Our Sad World: What Can You Accomplish with Art, Community Activism and World-Building?,” at 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 14, in room 201 of Montserrat’s Hardie Building, 23 Essex St, Beverly.

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