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How to Recognize Artists

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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.

E.J. Lefavour

Spring Art Show

Only 15 days til Spring…

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After that, there are only 21 more days until the Spring Art Show at the Magnolia Historical Society.  From the icy grip of winter emerges a fresh new body of work by some of your favorite Cape Ann artists.  While it may not be the first Art Show of Spring 2014, it is lining up to the best.  Mark your calendars now, and pray we won’t have snow.

E.J. Lefavour

Art in the Schoolhouse Preview Opening Party

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Friday, 12/6 5-8:00PM at the new Magnolia Historical Society’s Museum and Cultural Center building (in the old Blynman School), 46 Magnolia Ave.  A great collection of artists and photographers, plus a large selection of affordable holiday gift items -cards, books, prints, mini paintings, calendars and more.  Refreshments, live music and free admission.  Come see, shop and find out what Magnolia Historical Society is up to – exciting developments for Magnolia and the Gloucester historical, arts and cultural scenes.  Hope to see you there.

E.J. Lefavour

YOU. ARE. BEAUTIFUL Opening Reception & Panel Discussion

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You are invited to two special events at The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck this weekend related to the You. Are. Beautiful. photography exhibition.  On Saturday, November 2 from 4-6 PM, please attend the opening reception. View the work with friends and enjoy complimentary wine and snacks. If you don’t have dinner plans, consider drinks and dinner at Short & Main restaurant at 36 Main Street in Gloucester. 10% of your food and drink tab will be donated to charities selected by the artist: America’s Fund for wounded vets and Pathways for Children in Gloucester.

On Sunday, November 3 from 3-4 PM, Thi Linh Wernau will moderate a panel discussion with Cape Ann fine art photographers, including Paul Cary Goldberg, Judith Monteferrante, Anne Rearick and Eoin Vincent.  The talk will explore topics on beauty in art and the democratization of photography. There will also be time for audience questions. 
The You. Are. Beautiful. show includes one final event next week, Friday, November 8 from 7-9 PM. The evening will include an artist talk, short film and veterans voices.  The “Veterans Voices” portion of this event will include a sharing of art and stories. Speakers include two Gloucester residents and Korean War veterans, A. Austin Dorr and Bradley Smith, founder of the Patron’s Museum. Johnathan Lamirande of New Hampshire, will speak about his good friend and Marine, LCpl Michael Geary, who sacrificed his life in Afghanistan. Finally, a wounded warrior and amputee, Retired E-5 Sergeant U.S. Army, Andy Kingsley of Gardner, MA, will speak about his experience and never giving up.
You. Are. Beautiful. features 30 photographs by Thi Linh Wernau.  Filled with grit, grace and gravity, the work celebrates the human spirit and beauty in all people.  You can view more of the artist’s work on her site at: http://ThiLinh.pixpasites.com.

Rocky Neck Show Features You. Are. Beautiful. Photographs

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The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck is presenting a solo exhibition of 30 photographs by Thi Linh Wernau, a Rockport-based artist and photographer. The work is from Wernau’s project “You. Are. Beautiful.,” featuring portraits which celebrate the human spirit and beauty in all people. The show opens on October 24 and runs through November 11.  It will feature four events during the three-week period.

Stop in this weekend, Saturday-Sunday, October 26-27 from 2-4 PM, for the photobooth event. You can have your polaroid portrait taken by the artist, and your voice can become part of the project.  You will receive one polaroid portrait to take home and one image will be added to the polaroid installation in the gallery.

“You. Are. Beautiful.” depicts portraits of everyday people with grit, grace and gravity. A wounded Marine and amputee, a stage-three breast cancer survivor or a skater are all celebrated for their own beauty and spirit. Wernau created this body of work from her travels photographing strangers and a few people she knew. The artist asked all of them to complete the statement, “I am beautiful because…” Moved by the power of a simple phrase, Wernau also included the phrase “you are beautiful” into each person’s set of portraits. Wernau’s primary mission with this project is “to spread love and kindness.”

Don’t miss these other upcoming events:

SAT, NOV 2 OPENING RECEPTION 4-6 PM
Enjoy wine, light appetizers and good company. There will also be an after-party at Short & Main in Gloucester, with 10% of food and drinks donated to charity.

SUN, NOV 3 PANEL DISCUSSION 3-4 PM
Listen to a talk with Cape Ann fine-art photographers, including Paul Cary Goldberg, Judith Monteferrante and Anne Rearick. The panel will also include a special guest artist, Joseph Geary, who was also photographed by the artist for this project.

FRI, NOV 8 FILM, ARTIST TALK AND VETERANS VOICES 7-9 PM
Watch the artist’s film and listen to her talk. Celebrate Veterans Day weekend with art and stories from local vets.

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The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck is located at 6 Wonson Street in Gloucester. Fall gallery hours are 12 – 4 pm, Thursday – Sunday. Visit www.rockyneckartcolony.org or www.facebook.com/ThiLinhPhotography for more information.

Paul Frontiero Sr. Exhibit at State of the Art Gallery on Rocky Neck

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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.

Ships, Shapes & Schtuff

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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.

E.J. Lefavour

Ships, Shapes and Schtuff at Rocky Neck

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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.

E.J. Lefavour

Right Now on Madfish Wharf

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Kathy Roberts exhibit is up and looks beautiful at Khan Studio.  Her opening reception is tomorrow from 6-8:00pm.

Tonight Sue Handman is having a reception at her gallery, 77 Rocky Neck Ave. G2 from 5-8:00pm.

Aquatro is having an opening reception for Catherine McMurray’s ceramic exhibit from 5-8:00pm.

Lots of goodies for the eyes and the bellies.  Come on by.

E.J. Lefavour

Madfish Wharf Mug Up – Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition and Opening Reception

madfish wharf mug up

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This Sunday, August 11th at 9:30, there will be a joint Madfish Wharf Mug Up on the patio behind Alma’s Arts & Antiques and Carol McKenna’s Gallery – a  lovely, cool undercover outdoor spot with a gorgeous view of Smiths Cove.   Come by for some Sunday morning socializing and sharing of food with friends old, new and not yet met.  Parking is a breeze on Sunday mornings.  This Mug Up will also include the first annual Chocolate Chip Cookie competition, so bring on your favorite Chocolate Chip cookies for a friendly competition.  Cape Ann Giclee James is judge #1, who else can we convince to judge chocolate chip cookies?  Paul?  Ed?  Joey?

Then from 6-8:00 pm, Kathy Roberts will be having an opening reception for her View of Beaches, Back Shores and Seaports of Cape Ann exhibit of paintings at Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery.

E.J. Lefavour

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