The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present Lighthouses of Cape Ann, an illustrated talk with New England lighthouse expert Jeremy D’Entrement, on Saturday, November 29 at 3:00 p.m. This program is free for members or with Museum admission.
Jeremy D’Entremont has been photographing and writing about lighthouses for the past 30 years. He is the author of hundreds of articles and more than a dozen books on lighthouses and maritime history, including The Lighthouse Handbook: New England and Great Shipwrecks of the Maine Coast. He has been recognized as the leading expert on New England’s historic lighthouses and has appeared on the History Channel, the Travel Channel, Public Television, and National Public Radio speaking on the topic. He is the historian for the American Lighthouse Foundation and the founder of Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses. Jeremy’s presentation will focus on the rich history of the lighthouses of Newburyport, Ipswich, and Cape Ann, with an emphasis on the human interest stories of lighthouse keepers and their families. The presentation will be illustrated by historic images and Jeremy’s own recent photos.
The Cape Ann Museum recently completed stabilization and installation of the first order Fresnel lens originally housed in the south lighthouse tower on Thacher Island off Rockport. The project was a collaborative one, done with the Thacher Island Association. In 1861, first order Fresnel lenses, made in Paris, were installed in the newly constructed lighthouse towers on Thacher Island. The lenses remained in place until 1980 when they were decommissioned and removed from the Island; just one of the two—the lens in the south lighthouse—was preserved. Recently, the United States Coast Guard has been sending these magnificent lenses back to the communities where they were originally used to be preserved within museum settings. The gallery in which the lens is now permanently installed includes a mixture of artifacts and interpretative materials designed to help visitors appreciate the beauty and power of the lens along with the history of Thacher Island. In addition to the first order lens a smaller fourth order Fresnel lens, originally installed in the lighthouse at Eastern Point, is also on exhibition. Jeremy D’Entrement’s lecture is one of many that the Museum hopes to offer related to the newly acquired Fresnel lens.
Guess I’m up before you this morning. I don’t see any lights on in your office, from my vantage point.
Many readers of GMG may already know about Tricia O’Neill’s terrific mural downtown. What an exemplary illustration of public art in Gloucester. Next year I think another mural should be done on Charles Olson. This is the product of a SeArts Partner with an Artist Grant that Tricia forwarded with the help of the Gloucester Writers Center. Jack down at Palazola’s and the Pilot House contributed the brick canvas. The poem chosen for the mural is called THE THEORY OF POETRY. It is the epigram from KNOW FISH, Vincent’s first volume of his epic poem on Gloucester. So already there are two businesses and two non-profits collaborating. Add to that Tricia and her husband and artist Steve Brettler, two artists who painstakingly created the mural.
The video combines the work of few more Glocuester Artists: a striking image of the bard by cartoonist, illustrator and writer Tony Millionaire, a haunting and rocking sound track by Willie Loco Alexander, time lapses by Eliot Francesa, drone footage by Martin Del Vecchio, photography by Hank Nahamkin and a good bit of slicing and dicing by your neighbor cross Cripple Cove. The mural and the video bring back Vincent words into the life of the city today. See for yourself if you have not.
Here is another picture showing the variety of things goings on at Harvest Festival.This was put together by on the volunteers and guests at the Grace Center.
Essen and 14 local artists invite you to our Holiday Reception
December 5, 2014 From 5-7pm
Good food, good cheer, good art at good prices for holiday gift giving.
Essen, 4 Summer St, Manchester exhibits the work of
On The Right Track Artists through December 2014
Thank you for considering this and thanks for GMG!
Gloucester Youth Council
Join the HGC Gloucester Youth Council as they lead a discussion about current rates of substance abuse in Gloucester, current initiatives, and future goals to keep our youth and adults healthy and safe!!
We need your input, so please spread the word and attend if you can! All ages welcome and babysitting available on site!. Make sure to SHARE this event and INVITE your friends.
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For more information or to RSVP call (978)-281-0908
Worried About Identity Theft?
Want to learn techniques to avoid it? If so, come to Rose Baker Senior Center this Friday, November 21 at 10AM. Representatives from the Institution for Savings are presenting a free interactive workshop on various types of scams and ways to avoid them. The workshop is fun as well as educational. It lasts about 45 minutes and ends in a game of Identity Theft Bingo, complete with prizes.
The Pigeon Cove Circle will be holding its annual “Christmas in the Cove” on Saturday November 29th from 9 AM to 2PM at the Pigeon Cove Circle, 6 Breakwater Avenue, Rockport. There will be many venders, a Christmas Past Room, Raffle Items, a Food Table including Homemade Nissu and Baked Beans. We will be serving coffee and muffins and a luncheon with Greg’s famous Homemade Chili.
Submitted by: Judith Harris
GHS Theatre’s production of “Chemical Imbalance: A Jekyll and Hyde play” written by Lauren Wilson is this weekend! I was hoping you would be able to mention it on Good Morning Gloucester, as we received a lot of responses directly from your readers regarding the advertising and sponsorship!
The play is a darkly comic adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. In Victorian England, repressed impulses burst their corsets as Dr. Jekyll’s experiments in the nature of evil threaten to reveal the bloody hands beneath the gloves of the British.
Performances are Friday, November 21 at 7pm, Saturday November 22nd at 2pm & 7pm, and Sunday November 23rd at 2pm. Tickets are available online through PayPal or at the door (cash or cards through PayPal.) Students and Seniors are $5 and Adults are $10.
I’ve attached some photos from our dress rehearsal last night, taken by our technical assistant, Joshua Fay.
Photo 1127 shows Jessalyn Silveira as Plodget, the cook, and Danielle Bauke as Ivy, the maid, eavesdropping on Jekyll as he discusses his evil potion.
Photo 1047 depicts the dinner party hosted by Euphronia Jekyll (Mikayla Healey – bottom right.) Standing is Genevieve Healey as Ambrosia Jekyll and Hayden Cushing as Xavier Utterson. Below the table (L-R) is Joshua Flynn as Henry Jekyll, Jessyca Muniz as Rosamunda Dewthistle, Madison Smith as Calliope Throckmortonshire, and Mikayla Healey as Euphronia Jekyll.
Photo 1007 shows (L-R) Jessyca Muniz as Rosamunda Dewthistle speaking with Joshua Flynn as Henry Jekyll, as Genevieve Healey (Ambrosia Jekyll) and Hayden Cushing (Xavier Utterson) look on.
Thank you so much!
Theater Arts Teacher