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It’s Cape Ann Artisans Studio Tour Time Baby!

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It’s Finally STUDIO TOUR Time!

We’re all looking forward to welcoming

old friends and new to our studios next weekend

Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23

10:00 am to 5:00 pm

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WHAT’S NEW?!

This year, 2013 members have put together a stunning exhibit of their work at the Sawyer Free Library in Gloucester , MA . You can find pictures from the Library show and much more on our Facebook page.

CELEBRATING 30 YEARS

2013 marks an important milestone for the Cape Ann Artisans: It’s our 30th year, making this the oldest open studio tour in the US ! As a group, the Artisans have been welcoming folks from near and far into their studios since 1983. This year, with a whopping 23 open studios situated along the outer edges of this beautiful granite island, the tour is sure to delight both longtime visitors and newcomers alike.

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Some of the great spots waiting to welcome you 

next weekend … we look forward to seeing you then!

FAQs

Admission is free.

Detailed descriptions and maps can be downloaded from www.capeannartisans.com. Brochures, which include a detailed map marking each studio location, can be found at information kiosks throughout Cape Ann, including the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce on Commercial Street in Gloucester and the Rockport Information Booth on Rte 127 in Rockport; brochures are also available at each of the studios.

Look for the bright magenta Studio Tour banner marking each location.

For further information: 978-281-3347.

Cape Ann Artisans at 30, March 2 – May 26

 

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Judith Wright, in collaboration with Francis Wright,

Mosaic and Cherry Table, 2002 (Detail). Stained Glass and Cherry.

Saturday, March 30

Cape Ann Artisans Demonstration Day

In conjunction with the Cape Ann Artisans at 30 exhibition, members of the Artisans will demonstrate their crafts throughout the Museum. This program is free with Museum admission. For more information click here.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Mike Foley, Sculpture presentation.
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Leslie Wind, Jewelry-making activity for children.
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Beth Williams, Jewelry; Pam Stratton, Mosaics; Judith Wright, Mosaics.

Cape Ann Artisans at 30, March 2 – May 26

In honor of the 30th anniversary of the Cape Ann Artisans’ first studio tour, the Museum is holding a retrospective exhibit of work by 70 past and present members. Cape Ann residents visit free on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. For more information click here.

Cape Ann Artisans Columbus Day Weekend Invitation

Fall Open Studios
Cape Ann Artisans
Columbus Day Weekend
Invitation
Visit their studios for the 29th Open Studio Tour over the Columbus Day Weekend
Saturday, October 6th through Monday, October 8th
from 10am to 5 pm each day

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Bring friends and family to visit the studios and meet the 21 Cape Ann Artisans. Make a day of it! Enjoy the extraordinary beauty of our coastline and sample our local seafood.

21 Professional Cynthia Curtis at work Artists

Pottery, painting, sculpture, photography, mosaics, jewelry, hand made glass beads, and weaving. Demonstrations of working processes during the tours.

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www.capeannartisans.com has information, a map, a copy of the brochure, a list of the artists and examples of their work.

Community Stuff Friday

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Cape Ann Artisans

2012 Spring Open Studio Tour

On Cape Ann in Gloucester and Rockport, Massachusetts.

Cape Ann is home to a thriving arts community, one of the oldest in the country. For twenty-nine years Cape Ann Artisans has been inviting the public to visit their studios during their Open studio weekends. This year’s spring tour will be held June 23rd and 24th from 10 am to 5 pm each day.

Brochures with route maps will be available at the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, the Rockport Information Booth on Rte 127 and at each of the artisan locations. A bright magenta Studio Tour banner marks each location.

Bring friends and family to visit the studios and meet the 21 Cape Ann Artisans. Make a day of it! Enjoy the extraordinary beauty of our coastline and sample our local seafood.

Come find out why Gloucester was named 3rd in Top 25 Arts Destinations for cities under 100,000 by American Style Magazine

June 23-24 from10am to 5pm daily

The self-guided tour along the scenic coastline of Gloucester and Rockport presents a unique opportunity to meet 21 professional artists and see their work in the setting in which it was created. The work represented includes: pottery, painting, sculpture, photography, mosaics, jewelry, hand made glass beads, and weaving. Several of the artists will be demonstrating their working process during the tours.

Our website has more information, a map, a copy of the 2012 brochure and a list of participating artists and examples of their work. www.capeannartisans.com

Please share this email with anyone that might be interested in joining us!

About the CAA

The members of Cape Ann Artisans, while diverse in our art and expression, share a common sense of place on Cape Ann. Whether we were born and raised in the area, left and returned from other places, or found Cape Ann later in life, we draw our aesthetics and our inspiration directly from the color, light, and vistas of our environment.


International Dory Racing Committee Reminder From Erik Dombrowski

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Cape Ann Military Support Group

The Cape Ann Military Support Group is "Springing" into action with a special event on Thursday, March 29 at 7 p.m. at the Frank Ritvo Veterans Center, 12 Emerson Ave. Gloucester. 

Cape Ann resident, Teresa Tocantins will present a new program called "Yoga Warriors" for all Veterans and their families.

Most people have heard about the benefits of Yoga, but  a recent study conducted on our Iraq troops has shown that  special yoga methods  can reduce PSTD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).

The new "Yoga Warrior Method"  is a pro-active way of managing combat stress and improving  the focus of our returning troops who may be trying to manage the more silent wounds of battle. Ms. Tocantins will discus how sleep habits, irritability, concentration, anger management, and intrusive thoughts of images, loneliness, self blame and sadness have been improved.  It is a way for our troops as well as stressed family members of returning troops to find healing in relaxing.

We are fortunate that Ms. Tocantins has chosen to make this program available here on Cape Ann.  Let’s all spring together and welcome all our Vet’s from all wars  home to such a great program.

Sarah VanAuken

Cape Ann Military Support Group

Cape Ann Artisans Spring Open Studio Tour June 18-19

Cape Ann Artisans Spring Open Studio Tour

THIS WEEKEND! June 18-19

Cape Ann in Gloucester and Rockport, Massachusetts. 

Cape Ann Artisans are ready for their Spring Open Studio Tour, June 18-19. All studios are open for the weekend.

Bring friends and family to visit the studios and meet the 14 Cape Ann Artisans. Make a day of it! Enjoy the extraordinary beauty of our coastline and sample our local seafood.

Sculpture, painting, textiles, jewelry, pottery, photography, mosaics…we have a selection of art that will be sure to please. Come join us!  

June 18th and 19th 10am to 5pm daily

Visit the studios of our tour members and see where they work, what they’ve been producing, and how they think about art and the creative process! Treats are served at many studios and everyone is marty signwelcome!

More information, maps, brochures and a list of participating artists is available at www.capeannartisans.com.

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Cape Ann Artisan Tour this Saturday and Sunday 10AM to 5PM

Joey already posted two weeks ago here about the 2011 Cape Ann Artisan Tour but it’s only two days away. This is one of Rubber Duck’s favorite events so get out and find her.

Rubber Duck Quick Tip: click and print this brochure. A simple map and description of the 14 stops. You get tours of pottery studios, find out how they fire those pots, see the world’s biggest color printer, all sorts of cool stuff. If you do not know the artists that are hiding in the woods on this island this is a great way to find a bunch of them.

2011 Cape Ann Artisans
David Archibald Plum Cove Pottery

Leslie Bartlett Photography & Folding Screens

Cynthia Curtis Stoneware Pottery

Anni Melancon Dogtown Studio Pottery

David Montgomery Marine Painting/Portrait Artist

Marty Morgan Pottery & Sculptural Tile

Marge Rack Sculpture & Wire Drawings

Mi Robertson Sculpture & Water Colors

Twin Lights Studio Pottery & Sculpture

Pam Stratton Mosaics

Bart Stuyf Sculpture

Beth Williams Jewelry

Judy Wright Mosaics, Pastels, Oils & Jewelry

Sara Wright Fiber Wrights

Cape Ann Artisans Spring Studio Tour 2011

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Cape Ann Artisans is celebrating their 28th Annual Studio Tour Weekend: held on Saturday and Sunday, June 18 – 19  from 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. each day. This self-guided tour along the scenic coastline of Gloucester and Rockport presents a unique opportunity to meet fourteen professional artists and see their work in the setting in which it was created. The work represented includes: pottery, painting, sculpture, photography, mosaics, weaving and jewelry. Several of the artists will be demonstrating their working process during the tour.


Brochures with route maps will be available at the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, the Rockport Information Booth on Rte 127 and at each of the artisans. A bright magenta Studio Tour banner will mark each location.

For further information: tel: 978-281-3347  or download a brochure at:  www.capeannartisans.com

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Last Minute Christmas Gifts

If you’re like me you are about to start panicking because you haven’t bought any Christmas presents. Not a problem. Last year I stopped at Fred Bodin’s Historic Photo right in the West End in Gloucester at 82 Main Street and picked up a ceramic striper and a map of our neighborhood from the 1800s.  My kitchen wall:

Besides Fred’s shop there is Bananas, David Cox’s Antique store and a bunch of other good places along Main street to pick up some weird stocking stuffers.

You might ask, what the hell is that thing to the left it looks like an eel is stuck in the wall?! I call him Spot and I laugh every time I see it.  I picked that up on the 2010 Artisan’s Tour from Twin Light Studio on 52 South Street Rockport. Erin and Scott have a wall of these fish heads. You can click here and download the  2010 Artisans Brochure and circle Cape Ann picking up Christmas presents. The potters David Archibald (Plum Cove Pottery), Marty Morgan (428 Washington St), and Cynthia Curtis (follow signs to Paper House and go to top of hill), are great for picking up that last minute gift. And I just thought of another good gift. Have you got a husband or son you want to punt out of the house this winter for just a few hours? Give him the gift of a set of pottery lessons at Cynthia Curtis’ studio. She and expert potters from across Cape Ann teach you how much fun it is to throw a pot. If you don’t want to teach your husband how to throw a pot, send the kids on the weekend. All the addresses/contact info are in the brochure.

So get Christmas shopping but leave me some, I haven’t started yet.

[edit] Sheesh I called David Cox, Fred Cox. Sometimes I type too fast without thinking. Don’t anyone tell him. He doesn’t go on the intertubes so he’ll never know.

Gloucester Doors- Present On Pleasant Street

Present On Pleasant Street is a shop opened for the holidays by a group of local artisans who sell their incredible hand crafted wares.  I was going to hold off the series of video and pictures until Monday but it’s just too good to hold back.  At 9:00AM I’ll run the first of a five part video series.  Enjoy!

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