I’ve been working hard to get the place spruced up, new work completed and framed, and I’d love to see whoever would like to come by. Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 4, 5 & 6 from noon to 5:00. Hoping it won’t be freezing cold with 50 mph winds. When is winter going to end?
Also, be on the lookout for the opening of Sailor Stan’s Restaurant on April 12.
Now you can learn to recognize the 27 Cape Ann Artists and Photographers exhibiting at the Magnolia Historical Society Spring Art Show by coming to the show, seeing their work and maybe buying a piece to grace your home. A great way to recognize and support local artists and the Magnolia Historical Society.
Thanks to FOB David Simmons for submitting the How to Recognize Artists of Paintings, Magnolia Historical Society for hosting and to Thom Falzarano for organizing the show.
Participating artists include: Charles Francis, Annie Ziergiebel, JP Ware, Deb Shradieck, Susie Fiels, EJ Lefavour, Camilla Macfayden, Beth Williams, Donna Ardizzoni, Phil Cusumano, Marty Morgan, Thi Linh Wenau, Kathy Roberts, Elynn Kroger, Nina Goodick, Mary Ann DeLouise, Conrad Roeske, Catherine McGeary, Karen Tibbets, Tory and Ally Voner, Eileen Oliver, Amanda Cook, Mary McCarl, Theresa Testaverde, and the folks from Cape Ann Giclee.
Thanks to the Gloucester House Restaurant for sponsoring this art event for the community and North Shore artists! Hope to see all of you there.
The opening of Translucence at Flatrocks Gallery Friday night was extremely well attended, but not at all surprising for such an excellent show and gallery space. For us on this side of Cape Ann, it may seem a little out of the way, but it is well worth the trip over to Lanesville to see it. Gloucester’s art scene is just killing it!
If you haven’t had a chance to stop by yet, this weekend will be your last chance to see the Art in the Schoolhouse holiday show at Magnolia Historical Society, 46 Magnolia Ave. There is a great collection of over 90 pieces of work, as well as a great selection of affordable holiday gift items. A great opportunity to check out the new home of the Magnolia Historical Society Museum and Cultural Center. Free admission and plenty of free parking.
I’m sure you’ve noticed them everywhere the last couple of days. Driving over to Magnolia last night for the Magnolia Historical Society opening of Art in the Schoolhouse with Charlie Carroll, it was like driving in a brown blizzard. They are pictured here all over the front door of the place at 46 Magnolia Ave. Also pictured are some of the partygoers at the opening. If you missed the opening, stop by Saturday and Sunday (12/7&8, 14&15 or 21&22) from 10:00 – 2:00. The moths may or may not still be there but the great artwork, cards, prints, calendars, books and more still will be (whatever hasn’t been sold anyway).
Now more about the Winter Moth.
The Winter Moth (Operophtera brumata) is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is an abundant species of Europe and the Near Eastand one of very few Lepidoptera of temperate regions in which the adults are active in the depth of winter.
The female of this species is virtually wingless and cannot fly, but the male is fully winged and flies strongly.
Winter Moths are considered an invasive species in North America; Nova Scotia experienced the first confirmed infestations in the 1930s. The moth is now found in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Maine. In Massachusetts, the moths have attracted the attention of several media outlets due to the severity of the infestation. In northern Rhode Island, damage to fruit orchards has been attributed to winter moth, and it is now reported in mid-southern Rhode Island (Bristol/Barrington area and Warwick). Efforts at biological control are underway. There have been unconfirmed reports of infestations in southern New Hampshire.
Here’s a link to an article Kim Smith wrote about the relationship between songbirds
and the Winter Moth, back in 2010. http://kimsmithdesigns.wordpress.com/2010/12/16/white-throated-sparrow-zonotrichia-albicolli/
Make sure you come by on Saturday, September 7th from 6:00-8:00 for Leslie Heffron’s Opening Reception for her exhibit Farm Fresh. She’ll be painting and baking up a storm.
You all know and love ArtRocks! Paul Frontiero, Jr. and his artwork, but did you know that his father, Paul Frontiero, Sr. was an exceptional oil painter. There is an exhibit of his work at the State of the Art Gallery at 4 Wonson Street on Rocky Neck (next to the Cultural Center), with an Opening Reception on Saturday, August 31 from 2:00-6:00pm. The exhibit runs August 18-September 23. Gallery is open Thursdays-Sundays from noon to 5:00pm. It is a lovely space and the exhibit is beautiful. If you can’t make the opening, do stop by and see the exhibit on one of their open days.
Paul Frontiero (1925- 2012)
Paul Frontiero was born and brought up in Gloucester, a native of the Cape Ann area. Paul not only comes from a long line of fishermen ancestry but was a fisherman himself, for over half of his life-time.
He fished from as far south as the Diamond Shoals of the Carolina’s to as far north as the Grand Banks off St. John’s, Newfoundland and Canada.
The many hours Paul spent in the small dories made him realize the expansiveness of the sea, at times so calm and then again a raging fury. Although he painted other subject matter, most of his paintings are of his life on the sea. As a boy on the boats, he would often rough pencil sketch on anything that was at hand – paper bags, old wooden planks, and even on the side of the same dories that he spent so many hours on. Each and every painting has a spiritual quality that reveals Mr. Frontiero’s deep love for the sea.
Mr. Frontiero maintained a year-round gallery off of Highway 128 in Gloucester for many years.
Don’t miss it. Opening Reception, Saturday 8/24 from 6-8:00pm. This is an exhibit of works by my sister, Judy Wilburn, and two of her artist friends from Boston, which promises to be very unique, interesting and fun. My sister has been an artist her whole life, and it makes me very happy and proud to be able to showcase her work, and that of her friends Joanne Kaliontzis and Lyn Cardinal, here on Rocky Neck. Hope to see you.
Don’t miss the Opening Reception for Ships, Shapes & Schtuff at Khan Studio August 24th from 6-8:00 pm. This exhibit of works by Judy Wilburn (my sister) and friends Joanne Kaliontzis and Lyn Cardinal promises to be something special. Exhibit August 24-September 6. Gallery hours: Wednesday through Sunday, noon to 8:00pm.
My View of Beaches, Back Shores and Seaports of Cape Ann – Paintings by Kathy G. Roberts – August 10-23 at Khan Studio 77 Rocky Neck Ave., Gallery
Opening Reception: Sunday, August 11 6:00-8:00 pm.
There will be an exciting exhibit of Audi Souza’s acrylic paintings at Khan Studio, 77 Rocky Neck Ave., Gallery 3 from July 27 – August 9 with an Opening Reception on Saturday, August 3 from 6-8:00pm. Come over to Audi’s opening before steppin’ out to the Beaux Arts Ball.
Last evening was the opening reception for the East Goes West exhibit of works by Rocky Neck artists at Castle Manor Inn. All I can say is, Castle Manor knows how to put on an event with a flair. The function space looked beautiful, as did every other space in the Inn and restaurant, and the grounds are peaceful and meticulously maintained. Appetizers and champagne served by a very professional and friendly staff were delicious. Attendees were treated to tours of the exhibit and a sampling of rooms in the Inn, which are lovely and tastefully appointed.
If you have a wedding, anniversary or other function coming up, or friends, family or business associates coming to visit, you owe it to yourself to check out Castle Manor Inn. On a more regular tip – check out Sea Glass restaurant or just stop by the pub for a drink. The exhibit will be up through August, so stop by any time and check out the artwork and Castle Manor Inn.
Eight of East Gloucester’s Rocky Neck artists exhibit 44 pieces of work throughout the reception area, lobby, dining rooms of Sea Glass Restaurant and function area of West Gloucester’s elegant Castle Manor Inn at 141 Essex Ave. The exhibit runs July 2 – September 2 with an Opening Reception on Tuesday, July 23rd from 5:00-7:00. A great reason to visit the Inn and Sea Glass Restaurant. Hope to see you at the opening being put on by the Inn – it will be great.
There will be no mug up this Sunday morning, but do come by Sunday afternoon from 2-5:00 pm to the Opening Reception for Marion Hall’s truly wonderful watercolor exhibit, Life is a Beach. Marion is from Manchester and is a member of both the North Shore and Rockport Art Associations. If you love well executed traditional watercolor paintings of our beautiful area, at incredibly reasonable prices, you don’t want to miss this exhibit.