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6th Annual Cape Ann Art Haven Buoy Auction & Family Fun Night January 24th

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Looking for a fun event the whole family can enjoy? Come to the 6th Annual Cape Ann Art Haven Buoy Auction and Family FUN Night on January 24th from 5:00 – 8:00pm. There will be art activities, live music, open buffet, silent auction of our amazing artist buoys and much more!

$20 Family | $10 Adult | $5 student. [@ DOOR: $25 Family | $20 Adult | $10 student]

BUY YOUR TICKETS ONLINE or through your local parent representative:

West Parish: Stephanie Pallazola

East Gloucester Elementary: Muffy White or Aria McElhenny

Beeman: Jennifer Sanfilippo

Veterans: Melissa Francis or Jenn Fernandez

Plum Cove: Kristen Virgilio

Eastern Point Day School: Traci Corbett or Muffy Lake

St. Johns: Mary Terelak

Rebecca Borden

President & interim Executive Director

Check Out Bobby Viau’s Buoy- Speaks to me for some reason Smile

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Also Check Out Bex Borden’s-

Bex wrote-

Here is the buoy I made. Labor of love, baby. You can plug in the lights. I made 98 traps and 80 mini buoys. It’s ridiculous

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Beautiful Vintage-Style Handmade Prints of Gloucester and Cape Ann For Sale From Rusty Kinunnen at the Hive

More wonderful Cape Ann-themed holiday gift ideas, brought to you by Good Morning Gloucester! You can purchase Rusty and Ingrid Kinunnen’s work at The Hive, Cape Ann Art Haven, now through December 31st. For more information about their products and pricing, visit the Kinunnen’s website at Rusty and Ingrid Creative Company

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Vine from last night’s opening reception. I apologize for the bumpy Vine. I think the camera was struggling to focus on the shiny glass of the framed pictures.

Bex Borden from Art Haven Shares Gloucester’s Lobster Trap Tree Story

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Recently Rebecca Borden, President and Interim Executive Director of Cape Ann Art Haven, was asked by Conde Nast Traveler to provide background information on Gloucester’s lobster trap tree for an online slideshow they are preparing about New England’s lobster trap Christmas trees. Rebecca shared with me the same information for a Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism post on which I am working. Especially as the tree has become a holiday tradition beloved by all, I thought our GMG readers would love to know the story as well.

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Rebecca writes ~

“Our tree is about 45′ tall and is built from 350 traps. We go for quality community engagement experience over height alone. The idea behind the tree began in 2001 by Janice Lufkin Shea, a downtown business owner. Jeff Worthley started it and built it for 10-years and then handed it off to David Brooks, founder of Cape Ann Art Haven and Ed Collard from the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce.

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No one “owns” the tree. Local lobstermen donate their traps and volunteers work to build it. The fire department uses their hook and ladder to set the star at the top.  It is truly an event that brings out the best in the Cape Ann community and that’s why Cape Ann Art Haven has played a leadership role making it happen for the last six years. Cape Ann Art Haven is a community space where artists of all ages and abilities are encouraged to develop creativity and confidence through hands on learning and collaboration.  BuoyPainting3

We close off Main Street for our tree lighting ceremony because we have so many people and families that attend the event. I cannot put an exact number on those who show up but its in the hundreds. Everyone loves the tree – it is a beloved symbol of our winter holiday season.

Buoys Ready for Auction

BuoyPainting1BuoyPaintingFamilyOne of the things that makes our tree unique is that we have children paint donated buoys the week before the tree lighting ceremony. Last year we had more than 440 buoys painted by children – it’s a really big deal for them. The buoys are then used as “ornaments” to decorate the tree. When the tree comes down in January, we keep the buoys and auction them off as a fundraiser for Cape Ann Art Haven where they can go as high as $450 each. We also have local artists create specialty buoys and those have gone as high as $750 each.”

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All Photos Courtesy David Brooks

LOCAL TEEN ARTISTS SHOW OFF CREATIVE SKILLS AND NEW WORKS

DSC_1372The Teen Artist Guild (TAG) fall gallery opening at Cape Ann Art Haven isn’t going to be your typical wine and cheese gallery opening. Instead, on October 1 at 6pm, you can join these local young artists to see them revealing new series’ and creating new works on the spot.
“We’re not just going to be selling artwork,” says 18-year-old artist Jason Burroughs. “We’re doing some cool new stuff and we want everyone to come be a part of the process.”
The TAG program was started by Cape Ann Art Haven in 2010 as a summer program. In its initial installment, a group of local student artists began learning how to market their artwork and sold work at the Cape Ann Farmer’s Market. Each student sold their original creations throughout the summer and donated 10% of their proceeds to a local non-profit of their choice.
Throughout the past two months, the program has expanded to include a small gallery at Art Haven’s 180B Main Street studio space and visits to Amy’s Coffee and Cones on Rocky Neck. The TAG students spent four Thursday nights with their work on display at the ice cream shop as a part of Nights on the Neck, a summer celebration of the historic art colony.
As fall approaches, some of these students are starting classes at local art schools while others go back to middle and high school. They’re all continuing to exercise their creative minds and get some real world experience of what it’s like to be a working artist in today’s world.
For more information about the Teen Artist Guild or Cape Ann Art Haven, you can visit www.arthaven.org or call (978) 283-3888.

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Henry Allen and Dawn Gadow Talk About Their Collaborative Cape Ann Summer Playcamp Video

Henry Allen TheatreWorks and Cape Ann Art Haven have teamed up to offer a unique and exciting summer theatre and art camp, with workshops for ages 6-18!

The sky’s the limit on what magic can be spun out of the imaginations of young people! In our unique Summer Playcamp, students of will engage in the collaborative art of crafting then performing a short play, including the design and creation of their own sets, costumes and props! Each session will culminate in a staged performance for family and friends. These original short plays will be inspired by the folklore of Cape Ann. Playwriting and practice will take place in the TheatreWorks lab at The Cape Ann (or ‘The Annie’ to her friends), and the art classes will take place at Cape Ann Art Haven. Regstration is OPEN. Call Cape Ann Art Haven to register today! 978.283.3888

News From Cape Ann Art Haven

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November 2010

ART HAVEN NIGHT AT JALAPENOS!

Join us tonight for some appetizing Mexican food at Jalapenos (located at 86 Main St. in Gloucester)!!  If you’re on the go and don’t have time to sit and eat there, order some take-out.  Ten percent of all profits will be donated to Art Haven so bring family and friends.  We’re offering a raffle for a FREE session of class at Art Haven to anyone who comes so don’t miss out!  We look forward to seeing you all there!!

SAVE THE DATES!

We have a few big events coming up in the next month
that we wish you all to be a part of: 

CAPE ANN PARTNERSHIP FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES: On November 16th from 6-7:30 there will be an informational meeting at Pathways for Children on various programs provided for children and families provided by the Cape Ann community.  It will include dinner and presentations from Art Haven, Cape Ann Families, Cape Ann Museum, and Cape Ann YMCA.  Please join us!

SPECIAL NEEDS OPEN HOUSE:  Join us in our introducing of our Special Needs class! On December 8th from 5:30-7 come meet the teachers and partake in an art activity!
WORKSHOP WEEKS: December 6th to the 17th, we’ll be running workshops with things like block printing, ornament and card making, and holiday mugs!  More information to follow!
BUOY PAINTING AND ICE SCULPTURE:  The holiday season is right around the corner!  Make sure to mark your calendars for our buoy painting and ice sculpture event!  Buoy painting starts Friday, December 10th from 3-7 and continues on Saturday, December 11th from 10-4.  We look forward to celebrating with you all!

Thank you to everyone who donated and participated in our 3rd Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest!  It was a blast!  Your continued support is what keeps us going.  We truly appreciate it.

Sincerely,

Dawn Gadow
Cape Ann Art Haven

Aiden Symes From Cape Ann Art Haven TAG Program At The Farmer’s Market

TAG=Teen artist Guild   Here Aiden Symes displays his line of Blue Monster apparel.

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The teen artist guild is yet another great program from Cape Ann Art Haven which is teaching the young artist how to market and sell their art rather than simply creating and letting the stuff pile up.  I’ll never forget walking through Howie Klien’s house in Rockport where there were basically only pathways throughout his house due to the stacks and stacks of paintings lined up against the walls.

I can’t say enough how valuable Cape Ann Art Haven is to our community.

Video with Aiden coming tomorrow

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Captains Courageous Festival a Full day of Activities

Captains Courageous Festival presented by seARTS March 6th.  A full day of activities from 9:00 AM through 9:30 PM.   Reading by a cast of many at Cape Ann Museum, Sawyer Free Library, Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center, and Cape Ann Art Haven. 

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Cape Ann Community Cinema presented the Three Sheets to the Wind,  The Cape Ann sea Shanty Singers & Musicians  and Captains Courageous (1937 film) with Spencer Tracy & Lionel Barrymore.

Videos of the Readings and the Cape Ann Shanty Singers.

Sorry for the long posting, but I will be on holiday for the next two weeks.

Check out seARTS  http://www.searts.org/events.htm

 

Cape Ann Art Haven

Cape Ann Art Haven offers family studio time every Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. This is an opportunity to bond with your children through art. Cost is $10 for the first child, $5 for each additional child. CAAH also offers classes for third- through fifth-graders every Monday and Wednesday from 3:30 to 5 and 5:30 to 7 p.m. The class runs for one month and costs $60. CAAH also offers classes for sixth- through eighth-graders every Tuesday and Thursday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. The class runs for one month and costs $60. To sign up, call 978-283-3888 or visit info@capeannarthaven.com. Walk-ins are welcome.

More Things to Do!

From the Gloucester Daily Times Calendar:

Poetry Without Paper contest

The Gloucester Lyceum and coordinator John Ronan have announced the 7th annual Poetry Without Paper contest for students living in Gloucester. All levels, from elementary, middle and high schools are eligible, whether the student attends school in Gloucester or not. The contest honors national poetry month and will have its official start April 13. Entries will be accepted at http://www.sawyerfreelibrary.org until May 25. Winners receive U.S. Savings Bonds, books, and an invitation to appear on Ronan’s television program, “The Writer’s Block.” All winning poems will be published online. The presentation of awards will be made by Mayor Kirk on Thursday, June 11, 7 p.m., at the library.

Free library program

An evening of poetry, photography and song inspired by a collection of poems that record the voices of 19th century pioneer women as they and their families homesteaded the Okanogan Valley of Washington state, will be the subject of a Gloucester Lyceum/Sawyer Free Library program on Thursday, April 16, 7 p.m., at the library, 2 Dale Ave. The event, “Oh How Can I Keep On Singing:” Voices of Pioneer Women, celebrates National Poetry Month and is free and open to the public. The program will be performed by Kathleen Adams, Barbara Braver, Geraldine Herbert and Kristina Martin, and introduced by Jill Carter. Photographs of the Okanogan Valley taken by local photographer Susan Oleksiw during her visit to the area last summer will be on display in the Matz Gallery.

Cape Ann Art Haven

Cape Ann Art Haven offers family studio time every Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. This is an opportunity to bond with your children through art. Cost is $10 for the first child, $5 for each additional child. CAAH also offers classes for third- through fifth-graders every Monday and Wednesday from 3:30 to 5 and 5:30 to 7 p.m. The class runs for one month and costs $60. CAAH also offers classes for sixth- through eighth-graders every Tuesday and Thursday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. The class runs for one month and costs $60. To sign up, call 978-283-3888 or visit info@capeannarthaven.com. Walk-ins are welcome.

’50s dance

The Night Prowlers Car Club will hold its annual ’50s Saturday, April 18, at the Gloucester Fraternity Club, 27 Webster St. The dance will feature music by DJ Leo Francis, mystery guests, pizza at 9 p.m., door prizes and raffles. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets are $13 per person and are available at the door. Proceeds benefit the Gloucester Fraternity Club’s special needs children.

Beeman on Broadway

The Beeman School Chorus will present “Beeman on Broadway,” songs and dances from some of Broadway’s most beloved shows, on Wednesday, April 15 and Thursday, April 16, 7 p.m., at Beeman School. Tickets are $5 for adults, $2 for students.

More and More

Things to do this weekend with kids (or without!)

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Charlie Chaplin’s “Modern Times”

Gloucester Cinema-Movies this     weekend

Cape Ann Art Haven Art Show and Buoy Auction

Cape Ann Museum- Last 2 days of free admission for residents!

“A Boy named Torrey and a Little Harmony”

Astronomy Night at Halibut Point State Park

“Oliver” – Rockport Middle School Jan. 29 – Feb.1

Snowflake Festival – Essex Library

Check back for more stuff to do, and of course you really should start Flapping like a Haddock!