Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco & Leslie Heffron | A Line in the Sand

April 3-30th Thursdays-Saturdays 1-6PM

April 2nd: Preview by invitation only

Appointments encouraged during or outside of hours. Gallery maximum 3 persons at a time

COVID Compliant


As working artists on Cape Ann, Ganim-DeFalco and Heffron have drawn their own lines in the sand through keen observation and commitment.  The exhibition presents interpretations of the seaside through Heffron’s paintings and Ganim-DeFalco’s Wearable Art.

Along the water’s edge at the incoming tide a line is drawn. On one side of that elusive line is the ever-changing, unpredictable ocean. On the other side, among the sand’s crystals, treasures are revealed - a luminescent piece of sea glass or a piece of a lobsterman’s line peeking out.


“While seeking these treasures, we observe both the beauty and banality of the world, interpreting what we see and feel in new and meaningful ways, and create timely works of art that tell the story,” express the combined sentiments of both artists.


Over the past year, Heffron — from her perch on Pigeon Cove — observed the daily work of local lobstermen, capturing the essence of their toil and expressing their experience in acrylic paintings of both abstract and realistic renderings. Consider these paintings portraits of a working life at the sea.


Ganim-DeFlaco has created a new line of jewelry for this themed event — dramatic pieces of sea glass outlined in leather which break a design barrier in their wake. The artist will also showcase her collection of one-of-a-kind hair accessories and jewelry that are the foundation of Cape Ann Designs. 


Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco is a member of the Cape Ann Artisans and a founding member of the seARTS Wearable Art Group. Most recently, her work was included in Rocky Neck’s winter show, Exuberance. The artist’s work is featured in the book Passion for Sea Glass. Since 2002, she has maintained a studio on Cape Ann. 


Leslie Heffron is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She considers herself a large-scale colorist and is particularly interested in how colors interact with each other on a surface. Her work has been exhibited at the White House, Washington DC; the Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, Pennsylvania; and in numerous galleries throughout the U.S.