At the Gallery….
Is it Halloween already?
This summer was great — very busy, visitors from around the world, and lots of commissions. Poppies are still a favorite, and pebble beach paintings are a wonderful reminder of the beauty of summer in Rockport.
The gallery is open year-round:
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 11 am – 5 pm EST
Sunday 12 noon – 5 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: Open by chance or appointment
So please do visit, just be sure call the gallery first to confirm hours during the unpredictable New England weather.
My Pebble Beach paintings are especially popular with visitors to Rockport. “Pebble Beach No. 29″
was featured in the inaugural issue of Cape Ann Magazine (read more about my interview below.)
Cape Ann Lifestyle
Tusinski Gallery was also chosen to be featured in the first issue of
Cape Ann Lifestyle, published this summer. I enjoyed sharing my perspective on my early artistic influences, the joy of working in Rockport and other interesting topics. Two of my paintings: “Dreamy Still Life” and “Pebble Beach No. 29″ appear in this beautiful magazine.
Our rented house is being sold, closing in on nov 10th, hoping you can print our press release.
I’ve included some photos if you want to use them. Photos credit is Law Hamilton for all except the photo of me and the little screech owl, photo credit for that one is Erin Parsons Hutchinson.
Thank you so much, I’m praying one of your readers will help us continue to help our wildlife, if we cannot find a place, Cape Ann Wildlife may need to shut our doors permanently or until enough funds are raised for a facility.
Thank you so much
Cape Ann Wildlife, Inc (CAW) is in immediate need of a new facility to rent, due to the rented home being sold.
Cape Ann Wildlife, Inc and Jodi Swenson has been rescuing and rehabilitating injured and orphaned wildlife in Gloucester since the 2005, saving hundreds of animals, primarily songbirds every single year.
Closing the doors on this valuable resource for our community will be a great loss.
Preferred is a affordable single family home, 3 bedroom, away from the center of town (Gloucester, Essex, Rockport, Manchester, Ipswich) for the small rehabilitation center and Jodi’s family.
As a 501(c)3 non profit, there may be a potential tax write off for a landlord.
We of course need an animal friendly kind of place, that’s affordable.
Only permanent pets are 1 small dog and 4 birds. During the songbird baby season, we can have up to 30 little babies at a time, fall, winter and early spring being a quiet time.
We need enough room outside to build simple pre-release cages for birds to get acclimated to life outside and flight conditioning.
So please help us continue this important service to the community and our quickly declining songbirds. If you know of a property that might be suitable please contact Jodi Swenson at 978-325-2501, visit www.CAWinc.org firstname.lastname@example.org
New Year’s Rockport Fundraiser, Paint Night, Wed. Nov 12th, 6:30 PM at the Pigeon Cove Circle, Rockport, MA. Paint Night is a company that supplies an artist who will come to your location and teach you how to paint a finished painting in an evening of fun, food, drink & socialization. We need 35 applicants by Oct. 29, but you can still register up to the day of. Pre-registration is required at https://www.paintnite.com/pages/events/view/rockport/849786. Contact Claire with questions: email@example.com. Help New Year’s Rockport Eve dig out of debt from 2013 and prepare for 2014.
Metcalfe Show Opens At RAA
Rockport Artist Judy Metcalfe will open a two-week solo show of her award winning watercolors at the Rockport Art Association on Sunday, October 26th with an artist’s reception from 2:00-4:00 PM.
In Judy’s words, “I attempt to catch the moment when sunlight transforms a simple object into something wondrous. When a flower glows with inner light, a water droplet sparkles, or an intricate network of shadows is cast by a spray of leaves or the facets of a glass vase. Each of us see these things in our everyday life, but they are fleeting. I try to capture them and hold them for others to enjoy.” In viewing her works, the observer realizes just how well she succeeds. Meticulously rendered, they seem to be real – not painted – with a simplicity that belies just how intricate they really are.
Metcalfe received her BFA in Fine Art from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. She is a signature member of American Watercolor Society, Hudson Valley Art Association, New England Watercolor Society & National Association of Women Artists. She holds elected memberships at Rockport Art, North Shore Arts & Connecticut Academy of Fine Art.
The Metcalfe exhibition will continue through November 6th. For more information visit the RAA’s website at http://www.rockportartassn.org or call the gallery at 978-546-6604. The RAA is open Tuesday – Sunday.
JOHN W. ORLANDO SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER
Johnny Orlando is remembered as teacher, mentor, and friend to countless students during his decades as carpentry teacher at Gloucester High School. John passed away suddenly two years ago, but his memory as a master carpenter lives on in the form of a scholarship awarded to a graduating senior for college or advanced vocational training.
Jalapenos Mexican Restaurant, 86 Main St in Gloucester, has agreed to donate ten percent of proceeds of food sales on Monday, October 27th to the Scholarship Fund; and all who remember Johnny are invited to join with his family and friends that evening to celebrate his life.
Tax-deductible contributions in any amount may be also made to:
The John W Orlando Scholarship Fund c/o Gloucester Scholarship Foundation, Cape Ann Savings Bank,
109 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930 .
For further information, contact Rosalie Parisi at (978) 283-0286