Monthly Archives: June 2011

2011 Saturday Greasy Pole Final Round and Your Champ

Collaboration Between Adam Bolonsky, Joey Ciaramitaro and Sam Hartson

All taken from the video footage taken by our man Adam Bolonsky in the 4 part rough cut 2011 Saturday Greasy Pole video series-

Part I

Part II The Blessing Of The Feet

Part III The Arrival at The Pole

Part IV The Final Greasy Pole Round and Your Champ

Did You Know? (Breckenridge School of Art at the Studio)

That The Studio Restaurant at 51 Rocky Neck was once the site of the Breckenridge School of Art?

In 1920, Hugh Henry Breckenridge (1870-1937), avant garde painter, instructor and dean at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, founded a summer art school on Rocky Neck which was to become a critical force in bringing notable younger artists to the area during the period between the two World Wars. Breckenridge’s reputation for innovation and talent as a colorist—together perhaps with his tuition of $10 a week or $75 for eight weeks—kept his classes filled for almost two decades. In 1926 when asked “why Gloucester?” Breckenridge was quick to cite the visual stimuli afforded by the gritty locale.

“It is because Gloucester has everything that an artist wants…Here is a port more like a quaint foreign port than any other waterfront in the United States. There are strange and beautiful craft. There are the interesting characters of the fishing colony. There are fascinating colors in the streets, in the buildings, in the bronzed faces of the men who brave the raging seas and keep ever fresh in Gloucester the glamour of romance about the business of seafaring, the stories of shipwrecks, of heroism and of thrills like those the sword fisherman experiences. Flowers grow wondrously for those who like to paint flowers and denizens of the ocean are disgorged by the boat load to the joy of those who strive to put on canvas the opalescent hues of fish. There are magnificent skies and impressive shores. There is material for artists in the whole range from portraiture to pickled herring.”— (GDT, 10 September 1926, p.7)

Many Breckenridge School alumni became nationally acclaimed artists who returned to Rocky Neck each summer, and the Art Colony’s reputation for encouraging innovation in painting became as much a lure for artists as its scenic topography.

The Studio has a great collection of Gruppe paintings on exhibit, really cool painter’s palette tables, as well as a beautiful view of the scenic shore of Rocky Neck, great food and live music (including jazz on Sunday), and is also the spot to catch the ferry.  The Studio has one of the biggest decks on the North Shore with a Cabana Bar.

If you’re out on your boat enjoying the day, come and dock overnight, or just cruise in for lunch or dinner. They have shore power and water available.  The Studio has been a local and tourist favorite for years.

E.J. Lefavour

http://www.hobbithousestudio.com

Shwarya “Ann” Viboonlarp from Thailand Represents

Shwarya “Ann” Viboonlarp from Thailand represents at Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery.  Ann is the wife of Gloucester-born and raised, Alan Woodard.  They are newly married this year and here for the summer.  Ann now knows where to do get all her up-to-the-minute info on the goings on around Cape Ann, to aid her in her exploration of Cape Ann while Alan is working.  What would people do without GMG?  What did people do before GMG?

E.J. Lefavour

www.khanstudiointernational.com

2011 Saturday Greasy Pole Rough Cut Part III -Arrival At The Greasy Pole

Filmed By Adam Bolonsky For Good Morning Gloucester

All taken from the video footage taken by our man Adam Bolonsky in the 4 part rough cut 2011 Saturday Greasy Pole video series-

Part I

Part II The Blessing Of The Feet

Part III The Arrival at The Pole

Part IV The Final Greasy Pole Round and Your Champ

 

2011 Saturday Greasy Pole Rough Cut Part II The Blessing Of The Feet

Filmed By Adam Bolonsky For Good Morning Gloucester

All taken from the video footage taken by our man Adam Bolonsky in the 4 part rough cut 2011 Saturday Greasy Pole video series-

Part I

Part II The Blessing Of The Feet

Part III The Arrival at The Pole

Part IV The Final Greasy Pole Round and Your Champ

2011 Saturday Final Greasy Pole Walk- Portraits From The Pole

This is one of my favorite posts of all time and I owe it all to Peter Black Frontiero who granted GMG access to get on the Greasy Pole and Adam Bolonsky who captured the video footage perfectly for us.

I spent all morning pouring over every second of video footage to take these screen shots.

The pictures show the heart, strength, passion and determination of the warriors who put it all on the line in the quest for Greasy Pole Glory.

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More videos coming all day long-

Sawyer Free Librarian Julie Preston Wants To Know What Fishermen Read

Julie Writes-

Hi Joey, I love GoodMorning Gloucester. As a librarian at the Sawyer Free Library I have a question.  What do fishermen in Gloucester read?  I would love to know their favorite books, magazines, etc. Thanks.  Julie Preston

SawyerLibrary Photo-

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