Monthly Archives: September 2012

Sicilian Fisherman’s Tribute- UrbanArt Public Art Opportunities

Kathy Chapman submits-

UrbanArt Public Art Opportunities

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COMMISSIONS OVER $100,000

Deadline: 5:00 pm Friday, September 28, 2012

Boston, MA – Sicilian Fisherman’s Tribute

A work of public art is planned as a tribute to the Sicilian fishermen to be located on the north side of Long Wharf near the remnants of T Wharf, which along with Eastern Packard Pier and Commercial Wharf in Boston’s North End formed the commercial center of activity for the neighborhood.

Budget: $100,000

Eligibility: open to artists in New England.

Contact: Ricardo D. Barreto

617-285-1966

rdb8888@gmail.com

Please email rdb8888@gmail.com with the subject line "Sicilian Fisherman’s Tribute" to receive a copy of the RFQ.

Kate Lufkin Represents! In Zimbabwe

Hey Joey. We’ve met a few times, I’m Kate Lufkin, Laurie Lufkin’s sister.  Your wife also went to high school with my sister Sarah.

Anyway, I just took a trip to Zimbabwe and Mozambique to volunteer at an HIV clinic for a few weeks (but I had some fun while I was there, too!) and Laurie reminded me to bring along my sticker…So, here they are! The first one is me on the campus of Africa University (where I was based out of for teaching. I was considered faculty…wtf??) Same with the 2nd and the 3rd. The 5th and 6th are at Victoria Falls, one of the most incredible things I’ve ever seen in my life…Finally the last one is on a boat cruise I took on the Zambezi river. It was pretty awesome! I saw elephants, crocs, hippos, you name it!

Feel free to use all or none of them, but I thought I’d send them along.

Thanks for your blog, I love it!

Kate

Top 10 ways to have the most fun @ tonight’s BLOCK PARTY ~ The last one in 2012

  1. Don’t sweat the weather.  It will be nice.
  2. If you want to sit down and eat in a restaurant MAKE A RESERVATION.  Here’s a list of restaurants offering al fresco dining  (with phone numbers).
  3. Wear layers (it will be clear, but cooler than you’re used to tonight).
  4. Bring the family.  No need to pay for a sitter.  There’s plenty of entertainment for kids.
  5. MOTHERS: Re-read #3 and don’t complain that you’re cold and want to go home early.  Your husband isn’t cold just because he doesn’t have a coat on.  Neither are your kids.  I don’t want to hear anybody say, “You make me cold just looking at you.”
  6. Embrace walking.  That’s the point.  Don’t waste time looking for the closest possible parking space to Main St.  It’ll only infuriate you, which isn’t the best way to start off the night.  Here’s how I look at it: I can eat more because I’m walking it off!
  7. If you don’t like the entertainment, walk a little.  You’re bound to find something you like.  Then come back to where you were.  Entertainment at each stage changes every hour.  See the entertainment lineup here.
  8. If your kids don’t like the music you like, send them to Rick Doucette at Kid Town or Daddy O’Keefe in front of Mark Adrian Shoes.  See map here.
  9. If you really must have inside entertainment, go see Rita Chiarelli, Canada’s queen of the blues, LIVE at Cape Ann Community Cinema at 7:30pm (costs $15, but worth it).
  10. Be prepared to see friends and neighbors you haven’t seen in a while ~  SMILE, you’re at a PARTY!

Rotary Club of Rockport will be holding its annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser Saturday, October 6th from 5-7:30P.M

The Rotary Club of Rockport will be holding its annual Wine Tasting fundraiser at the Shalin Lu Performance Center in Rockport, on Saturday, October 6th from 5-7:30P.M. This fabulous event will include hors d’oeuvres and over 100 wines to sample.  Wines are provided by Seabreeze Liquors of Gloucester. Tickets are $30.00 and are available from any Rockport Rotarian or by contacting club president Laurene Wessel ( 978)-675-9920 or president-elect Susan Lovasco( 978)- 675-9921.
The Wine Tasting is one of several fundraisers held by the Rotary Club of Rockport.  Many local and international organizations are supported from the funds raised.
The Rotary Club of Rockport sponsors local students to go to summer camp,  curriculum related activities for the school, scholarships and the Exchange Program.
Rotary has led the battle for polio eradication world-wide, and is also a leader in supporting many other international projects.
Locally, the Rockport Club provides the Valentine’s Day Lunch for senior citizens and supports many  local organizations such as; The Good Friday Walk, The American Red Cross, The Open Door, Art Harbor of Cape Ann, Boy Scouts, Cape Ann Symphony, Cape Ann Youth Symphony, Camp Rotary, Pathways for Children, Rockport New Year’s Eve, the Salvation Army Holiday Bell Ringing, The YMCA Teen Center of Rockport and the Thacher Island Association.

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Left to right; MaryAnne Bland (board member) Rob Audano (Rotary Club
Treasurer) Mina Sheedy (Rockport Rotary Club board member) Tony Beadle
(Rockport Rotarian and Executive Director of Rockport Music/Shalin Lu
Performance center), Laurene Wessel (Rotary Club of Rockport President),
and Sue Lovasco (Rotary Club of Rockport President-elect)

Holy Family Parish Picnic

Last weekend, Holy Family parish had it’s annual outdoor Mass and picnic at Stage Fort Park.  I didn’t get any photos of the outdoor Mass, because I consider it inappropriate (at best) to pull out a camera and take photos while wearing liturgical vestments and concelebrating the service. However, I got some nice photos of the fun that came afterwards.  As I am going away on vacation for a week, I will post shots of the different activities in a series of posts.

Today: the men of our local Knights of Columbus cooking and serving a tasty meal!

 

 

- Father Matthew Green

 

Community Stuff 9/15/12

Cape Ann Artisans – 2012 Fall Studio Tour

October 6, 7 & 8: 10am – 5pm each day

Come find out why

American Style Magazine named Gloucester #6

in Top 25 Arts Destinations for cities under 100,000

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Cape Ann is home to a thriving arts community, one of the oldest in the country.  For twenty-nine years Cape Ann Artisans has been inviting the public to visit their studios during their Open studio weekends.

This year’s fall tour will be held October 6th – 8th, Columbus Day Weekend from 10 am to 5 pm each day. The self-guided tour along the scenic coastline of Gloucester and Rockport presents a unique opportunity to meet 21 professional artists and see their work in the setting in which it was created.

The work represented includes: pottery, painting, sculpture, photography, mosaics, jewelry, hand-made glass beads, and weaving. Several of the artists will be demonstrating their working process during the tours.

Brochures with route maps will be available at the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, the Rockport Information Booth on Rte 127 and at each of the artisans. A bright magenta Studio Tour banner will mark each location.

For further information phone: 978-281-3347  www.capeannartisans.com
Many studios are open year round.