Author Archives: E.J.

I See Moolongz

I see moolongz

I See Moolongz is an amazing new illustrated book for all ages about accessing our inner power that the universe just pushed into being, which I have launched a Kickstarter campaign to get published.  Please check out my campaign, and the great Kickstarter video our Joey produced for it.  If you like the concept, please back it.  The Moolongz are waiting for everyone to say: “I See Moolongz”.  

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1997277714/i-see-moolongz-a-strange-and-wonderful-guide-to-in?ref=home_location

E.J. Lefavour

http://www.hobbithousestudio.com

K.I.S.S. at the Book Store and Yoga Joy

Although KISS on the Neck is no more, the K.I.S.S. Tote lives on! 
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Richard Ross, the former owner of KISS on the Neck and Cape Ann’s # 1 “Joggler,” continues to manage Kindly Inspiring Sustainable Solutions from his new home in Washington, DC. The social enterprise is still recycling used rice bags from the streets of Senegal while training and employing former child beggars! The regular tote’s can be found at the Book Store on Main Street and this summer, for the first time, Richard and his team are launching K.I.S.S. Yoga! 
 
Paula Passanissi, who recently opened Yoga Joy, on Main street has started to carry them! Besides contributing to the K.I.S.S cause, we are very grateful she’s brought the joy of  Forest Yoga to the island–both at her studio and on Good Harbor Beach. 
 
To learn more about Yoga Joy, follow her on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/yogajoyforrestyoga

To be reminded of the K.I.S.S. story, please watch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbooTp4JA4Q

Nights on the Neck Photos by Len Burgess

July 2014 NOTN_Len Burgess Photos

We had a fun first Nights on the Neck for 2014, in spite of some last minute cancellations by performers.  Len Burgess got some wonderful shots of Three Sheets to the Wind at Trefry Park, Ernie Pigeon at Goetemann Gallery (doesn’t it look like Ernie is sitting in front of windows looking out at the water? – Gordon’s paintings are amazing), Bird Mancini performing by the Rocky Neck Accommodations, Pat Conlon and Fran Clark at the Rocky Neck Gallery.  Unfortunately missing are shots of T Max at the Cultural Center.

Great shots.  Thanks Len.

E.J. Lefavour

Nights on the Neck – Thursday Night

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There have been a couple of changes on the schedule.  Daisy Nell & Capt. Stan got caught off guard by the hurricane and won’t be able to make it back to home port in time, so look for Ernie Pigeon at the Goetemann Gallery.  Clara Kebabian has a new job that won’t allow her to get up to Gloucester in time to play at Rocky Neck Gallery, so look for Pat Conlon and Fran Clark who play acoustic guitar, mandolin, harmonica and vocals bluegrass,blues and a mix of things.  They are a frequent act with Dan King at the Rhumbline and Mike Marker 1.

E.J. Lefavour

 

YUPO Gallery Opening and A Fine Line

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Don’t miss these two great opportunities to see Regina Piantedosi’s exciting work, as well as many others in A Fine Line.
Regina’s YUPO Gallery, G4 on Madfish Wharf, is a great space with some really unique and exciting abstract work, plus Regina’s great energy. Stop by her opening on July 5th from 7-9:00pm.
Also, don’t miss the opening of A Fine Line, an exhibit of drawings and other interpretations at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck on Saturday, July 12 from 4-6:00pm.

Reminder: Mug Up at Yupo Gallery this Sunday, June 22

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Mark your calendars now.  There will be a Mug Up hosted by Regina Piantedosi at Yupo Gallery, 77 Rocky Neck Ave. Gallery 4 on Madfish Wharf on Sunday, June 22 at 9:30am.  For those of you who know the Madfish Wharf galleries, Regina Piantedosi has opened Yupo Gallery this year in the space where Gigi Mederos and Stevie Black operated Aquatro Gallery last year (next door to Khan Studio & the GMG Gallery space, which is now occupied by Sue Handman).

Regina, a lifelong resident of the North Shore and member of the Rocky Neck Art Colony for two years, has been painting for seven years, but has been a “creative” her entire life. She has lived a full and art filled entrepreneurial life writing, and working as an interior designer and florist.

Regina describes her art as a creative extension of herself, and believes each artist’s work is their fingerprint, unique to them alone. She has always been a non-representational/abstract painter, which is how she interprets her emotions.

Regina is currently using Yupo paper (hence the gallery name), a treeless synthetic product originally produced for printing. Having vast possibilities, it is resilient, eco-friendly and colors explode on it. Ink, gouache (semi-solid watercolors,) acrylic and gold leaf are her mediums of choice, and her art is created with one or any combination thereof.

Regina’s paintings are very bold, expressive and freaky (she actually has a series of paintings called “Freaks”).

A Mug Up with GMG peeps and fobs is way overdue, so plan to come on June 22nd, welcome Regina to Madfish Wharf, enjoy Rocky Neck on a Sunday morning, visit with your GMG buddies and make new friends.  Feel free to bring along something to share.  Regina will be providing coffee and a sweet bread (can’t remember what kind, but she’s Italian and married into the Piantedosi Baking family, so it will be good).  I’ll be there with deviled eggs (I know you’ve just been hankering for them).  Everyone is welcome.

E.J. Lefavour

http://www.hobbithousestudio.com

Drama on Niles Pond

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While walking very early by Niles Pond one morning recently, the peace and serenity of the place was suddenly shattered by the persistent distressed crying of a duck at the far wooded end of the pond.  I looked for her and the cause of her distress, but it took some time to locate her in the reeds.  Then I saw the reason for her mournful cries.  This coyote had apparently gotten her mate and possibly her babies as well.  I couldn’t see what he was feeding on, but her cries made it obvious that it was something very dear to her, and since there was no mate at her side, I assumed he must have been watching the nest while she went out to feed and was caught unawares by the coyote.

When I started photographing, both he and the duck looked in my direction.  He seemed to know I was too far away to be of any concern to him, so he yawned and went on about his business.  The duck however kept looking in my direction and crying, as though pleading with me to do something.  My heart went out to that poor devastated creature.  I know coyotes need to eat, and it is better for him to feed on a duck than someone’s pet cat or dog, but it still made for a sad start to my day, and a much sadder start for her’s.  The coyote however was satisfied.

E.J. Lefavour

http://www.hobbithousestudio.com

Live Music and Lebanese Dinner Night at Sailor Stan’s

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We know you love Sailor Stan’s for breakfast, but this Thursday night, June 19 at 7:00pm, Sailor Stan’s Restaurant will be hosting a Lebanese Dinner with music by Allan and Dylan Estes.  $30/person (includes tax and gratuity).  Very Limited Seating.  Call 978-281-4470 to make a reservation, or stop by Sailor Stan’s to purchase your ticket in advance to guarantee your spot.

Dinner will include:

“Laura’s Garlic Sauce” with Syrian Bread

Taboule Salad

Chicken Shawarma

Roasted Potatoes

Lubee (Lebanese Green Beans)

Stuffed Grape Leaves

Baklava

Coffee, tea or cold beverage

B.Y.O.B. 

Have You Always Wanted to Learn Photoshop?

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Are you an artist who feels challenged when you have to resize an image for a show submission, or someone who has wanted to learn image editing, photo montage or digital art? Do you want to be able to design your own business card, postcard, flier or other image document? Have you always wanted to learn Photoshop but were daunted by the overwhelming scope of the program, so gave up?

E.J. is now offering Photoshop class for beginners to intermediate users who want to learn and be able to do more with Photoshop. I have been working with Photoshop for over 15 years, and although I do not consider myself a “Master”, I know a lot and use Photoshop as my go to program for everything from imagine editing to creating unique digital artwork and other image and text focused documents.

If you are interested in taking a class, call me at 857-891-9054 or email

 – Classes will be small and intimate (no more than 3 people at a time) and will run for one hour at a cost of $20/class. You can take as many or as few classes as you like, which will be tailored to accomplish your individual goal(s).  I have three PC’s with Photoshop installed available for people to work on, or you can bring your own laptop if you have Photoshop installed on it.

Photoshop is an amazing tool that offers so much creative freedom.  If you are not using Photoshop, you are missing out on an important piece of today’s creative technology.  I’ll make learning Photoshop fun and exciting for you.

E.J. Lefavour

http://www.hobbithousestudio.com

Art in the Barn

art in the barn

Opening Reception Friday, June 13 from 6-8:30pm

Exibit Times

June 13, Friday        10-4:00 and 6-8:30

June 14, Saturday    10-6:00

June 15, Sunday      10-4:00

This is the 25th Annual Benefit Art Exhibit and Sale to benefit Greenbelt’s local land conservation efforts.

Look for some of my new work there, along with the work of many wonderful artists who support the endeavors of Essex County Greenbelt in “conserving local farmland, wildlife habitat and scenic landscapes since 1961″.

http://www.ecga.org

E.J. Lefavour

http://www.hobbithousestudio.com

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