Community Stuff 7/19/14

Join us for our 10th annual fundraising gala! This year’s theme is An Evening Under the Spar: Navigating the Future! Formerly the Bluenose Gala, this event will be held on on Friday, August 29, 2014 from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm. Join us for an elegant evening on our pier surrounded by the classic schooners visiting for the 30th Annual Gloucester Schooner Festival! Proceeds from the event support the educational programs and operation of Maritime Gloucester. Click here for full info and tickets.

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The Rocky Neck Gallery in Gloucester
Will Host the Next
seARTS Arts & Cultural Exchange Member Night
Free and Open to the Public

Everyone is cordially invited to the next seARTS Arts & Cultural Exchange Member Night, on Wednesday, July 23, at 6:00 PM. This is our fourth Member Night of the year, and we’re honored and excited to have it at the Rocky Neck Gallery. The evening offers so much to enjoy: the chance to meet seARTS members, stimulating conversation, a tasty buffet and beverages, and the Gallery’s rich array of paintings, photography, jewelry, ceramics, collages, mosaics, etchings and monotypes by regional artists.
This event is free and all are welcome. We hope to see you there! If you can’t RSVP because you’re not sure you can make it, please come anyway!

Details of the evening:
Date: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Location: Rocky Neck Gallery
53 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gloucester, MA
6:00-8:00 PM
To RSVP, please leave a message at seARTS (978) -281-1222 or email info@searts.org
Pot Luck Buffet and Drinks
Free & Open to the Public


BankGloucester  is hosting a public reception for artist Judith Greulich on Saturday, July 26,2014 from 11 am to 1 pm in the Bank’s lobby.  A collection of her paintings are on display at the bank through September 12, 2014. The reception is a great opportunity to meet Judith and speak with her regarding her work.  Light refreshments will be served.
Judith Greulich is a fine artist and longtime resident of Wakefield, Massachusetts.  She paints primarily in oils, in a realist manner. Her subjects and inspiration have always included the New England landscape, gardens, and the beauty of still life.  For the last decade, her focus has shifted toward painting people, in both portraiture and figurative settings.

Judith’s inspiration to paint in oils came at an early age. Fascinated and inspired by the paintings she encountered at Boston’s MFA and Gardner museums during childhood visits, she began pastel and oil painting lessons as a preteen. She graduated from Montserrat School of Art, where she studied with the founding faculty in the seventies.

Plein air landscape work and painting people from life are the mainstay of her process.  “The intensity of that direct encounter and focused response to my subject is the fuel that keeps me painting. The immediacy of staying fully present in the moment…it is both an outcome of, and a motivation for the work itself” stated Greulich.

Since 1999, Judith has organized a twice weekly open life drawing group and portrait session called the Malden Sketch Group which now attracts 30-35 artists per week. She is also a founding member of a Brattleboro, Vermont group of artists (the High Street Painters) who work and study painting the model from life twice a month..  Since completing her formal education, she has continued to develop her craft and technique through study and workshops with master painters and talented teachers such as Clayton Beck, Casey Baugh, Nancy Guzik, Kathy Anderson, Juan Ramirez and Cameron Bennett.

Judith is an award winning member of the North Shore Arts Association where she exhibits frequently. Her work can also be found at Vermont Artisan Designs, Brattleboro, VT.

BankGloucester is located at 160 Main Street in Gloucester.

For additional information please contact:
Patrick Thorpe, President  & CEO, BankGloucester 978-283-8200
Judith Greulich, 781-245-2337


ZINNIAS FOR SALE
Add late-summer color to your garden with vivid and long-lasting zinnias! I grew about 20 zinnia plants from seed. My twelve-year-old great-nephew will be selling them for $5 apiece to earn money for his summer activities. We have several varieties and colors. Please stop by Saturday morning between 10 a.m. and noon to say hello and buy a plant. Then relax on the porch and enjoy a cold glass of juice. Rain or shine.
21 Exchange Street, Gloucester (near the Washington Street Dunkin’ Donuts)

zinnia sale


Hi Joey.

Hoping you can let the community know about this community event! If possible, to post today or tomorrow to let people know. Thanks!

This Sunday, July 20th is ‘Reid’s Ride; a fund raiser for Reid Sacco Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Fund for research and treatment. The riders ride up from Lynnfield MA and stop at Stage Fort Park, Gloucester MA. 

This year, in honor of the 10th Anniversary of this event and in memory of Reid, some riders will continue on to Kennebunkport. If people want to find out more, register to ride or donate to this awesome cause- http://www.cancerinyoungadults.org/2014-reids-ride/. The following is excerpted from Reid’s Saco web site- 

The Purpose- Reid’s Ride is the primary fund-raising event to benefit the Reid Sacco AYA Cancer Fund.  The fund provides financial support to select clinicians, researchers, and programs around the world working on finding better treatments–and someday a cure–for the cancers predominantly striking adolescents and young adults.  Proceeds come from registration fees, rider fund-raising, individual donors, and generous donations and sponsorships from local businesses. 
The Inspiration- The event is named in honor of Reid Sacco, who lost his life to cancer at age 20.  Shortly before he passed away, when he was still hopeful that he’d be able to beat the disease, he aspired to ride in an event to raise money to support research in young adult cancer like his.   He never lived to achieve that aspiration, so his family and friends established a Foundation in his name, and launched Reid’s Ride as a way carry on that aspiration for him.   
Come out and support the riders! The Dreamtime Wellness ‘Dream Team’ will be there offering Wellness Services of Reiki, Massage and Reflexology. There will be raffle tickets (Acupuncture, Massage, Reiki, Reflexology, and more at Stage Fort Park this Sunday to help raise additional money for the ‘Reid Sacco AYA Cancer Fund. ‘  ~ Karen Pischke, info@dreamtimewellness.com.  Gloucester, MA

Thanks Joey!  Happy weekend.   Karen


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