That Rocky Neck Roxi is the official Khan Studio and Good Morning Gloucester greeter who will be stationed outside the gallery, when weather improves enough for her to be out in her summer outfit, to greet all visitors and work on her tan? Roxi is a visiting fashion design student from Ethiopia who will be interning with us for the summer. She is pleasant enough, but doesn’t say much. You see Roxi here carrying a very cool Discover Gloucester shoulder bag and sporting an iconic sou’wester fisherman’s hat over her straw one. Did you know that it is called a sou’wester because we get our bad weather (which we have had just about enough of, thank you) from the northeast, and you want your face towards the southwest while your back and brim of your sou’wester take the brunt of a nor’easter? I think just about anyone could benefit from and enjoy this Discover Gloucester bag and sou’wester, and they are free to the first two patrons of a beautiful photograph or painting on the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery wall by Joey C., Paul Frontiero or Sharon Lowe. The first buyer obviously gets the choice of which he or she wants, and the 2nd gets whichever one is left. I have a feeling the sou’wester will go first. Of course if the first buyer buys two art pieces by these famous GMG personalities, he or she can get both the bag and the hat. What an amazing opportunity to own a beautiful Joey C. or Sharon Lowe photograph, and/or a Paul Frontiero painting or sharpie sketch (like a flat art rock that you can hang on the wall), and get a sou’wester, Discover Gloucester bag, or both! Only at Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery at 77 Rocky Neck, G3 will you find such an opportunity. Open Wednesday through Sunday noon to 8:00 or later when music is happening at Madfish.
Speaking of music, tomorrow (Friday) night at 9:00 pm, Madfish Grill will have Groove performing funky dance music from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. If you love to dance, turn out with your dancing shoes and get your groove on. And on Saturday night at 9:00 come roots rock with my favorite music, reggae. Dreadrocks…Fiery lyrical deliverance and diverse rhythmic sound cause the mind to think. Heavy drum and bass infused with soul and rock inform the feet to dance. Conscious messages and a vibration of love inspire the heart to open. True to the spirit of roots reggae music, Dread Rocks, with their fresh brand of Reggae have come to “lively up the place”. I guess I’ll say goodbye to sleep until fall.
And last but not least, did you know that 13 people (including our Joey) will receive Community Recognition Awards from the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church at an awards ceremony on Friday, May 20 at 7:30 pm at the church. Selected by the church’s Social Justice Committee, the women and men receiving these honors come from all walks of life. Some are known for the deeds they have done for their neighbors. Others are being honored for giving generously to the entire community, often with little or no public notice. All have made a lasting mark on Gloucester and were chosen because, although they may follow a wide variety of faith traditions, their actions embody the best of the spirit that guides Unitarian Universalism – open-hearted giving to others, done without thought of remuneration or recognition.
After the awards ceremony, Joey will be heading over to Madfish Wharf for a pre-grand opening and awardee congratulation shindig at the Gallery, and everyone is invited to join in the celebration and check out the place.
Can I get a Hallelujah and pass the SPF45 – the sun is out!