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Artist Loren Doucette public art installation EGS students

Cat Ryan Submits-

ARTIST LOREN DOUCETTE LIFTS STUDENT ART INTO PUBLIC ART INSTALLATIONEETING #2

East Gloucester Elementary School and ART

Hey Joey,

ARTIST LOREN DOUCETTE LIFTS STUDENT ART INTO PUBLIC ART INSTALLATIONEETING #2

East Gloucester Elementary School and ART

Hey Joey,

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What happens when artist Loren Doucette exhibits art projects by the entire East Gloucester Elementary student body over two back-to-back family nights?

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She lifts it to the level of public art installation. (Ruby McElhenny’s mask J)

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That’s Loren’s mom, Diane, helping out.

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Thanks to hundreds of display cases –big shout out for the shoe boxes from Mark Adrian Shoes—and a beckoning zippy maze we were treated to a walk in field of masks.

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The PTO worked with East Gloucester Elementary to bring Loren and artist Amber LeBlanc (look for her teaching art this summer at YMCA Camp Spindrift) to spend an entire day with each grade. Devoted entirely to art and only art! 

Loren’s most recent work—the view from Kate’s balcony– will be on exhibit opening this weekend atFlat Rocks Gallery.

Esteemed artist, Ed Touchette, is the art teacher year round for East Gloucester Elementary school and Veteran’s. So these students have a touch with a master class every week! And Mary Rhinelanderdesigned the school logo.

Special thanks to EGS PTO for such a memorable event.

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Summer Camp and Organization Thank Yous From East Gloucester Elementary

Hi Joey!

On behalf of East Gloucester Elementary School I would like to give a huge thanks to the camps and organizations that came out for our fair on Saturday.

For those of you that missed it – it was one of those days that makes you wish you could be a kid again and experience these awesome things in person!

Our community is so full of amazing opportunities for children!

Here is a shout out to the camps that came and their websites – please do yourself and your kids a favor and CHECK THEM OUT!

Annisquam Arts http://www.annisquamarts.com

Art Haven www.arthaven.org

Cape Ann Museum http://www.capeannmuseum.org

Cuvilly Earth & Arts Center    http://cuvilly.org/school

Discovery Adventures http://discoadventures.com

Eastern Point Day School http://www.easternpointdayschool.org

EPYC Sailing http://www.epyc.net/club/scripts/section/section.asp?GRP=13669&NS=JSP

Gloucester Museum School http://gmscamp.org

Gordon College Athletic Camps  http://athletics.gordon.edu/sports/2012/6/1/GEN_0601125001.aspx?path=kids_club

Henry Allen’s Folklore Theatre Company www.henryallen.org

Manchester Athletic Club http://www.manchesterathleticclub.com/club/scripts/section/section.asp?NS=SC

Maritime Gloucester http://maritimegloucester.org

Mass Audubon http://www.massaudubon.org

Rockport Music http://www.rockportmusic.org

Sandy Bay Yacht Club http://www.sandybay.org/sailprog.shtml

Summer Quest http://www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/special-events/summerquest-at-the-crane-estate/choose-your-quest.html

Wenham Museum http://www.wenhammuseum.org/programs.html

YMCA http://www.northshoreymca.org/programs/

Have an amazing Summer (and Spring if it ever comes!)

All the best,

Muffy White

Co-Chair EGS PTO

East Gloucester Elementary is having a Summer Camp and Summer Program Fair

Hey Joey~

Can you help me share this event with the community?

East Gloucester Elementary is having a Summer Camp and Summer Program Fair.

Flyer attached – ANY CAMPS & ORGANIZATIONS THAT WANT TO GET INVOLVED CAN CONTACT ME!!

Thank you!!

Muffy White 917.743.0056

www.muffywhite.com

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Video clip- Midsummer Nights Dream at East Gloucester Elementary From James Dowd

Most of what I think I do as a father is spend huge amounts of time reminding my kids about obvious things like that they can’t go outside in the rain wearing just socks on their feet. If someone said to me at that moment: "You kid and her class are capable of pulling off a pitch-perfect rendition of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream" I’d laugh out loud.

"You mean the kid outside in the rain with the socks on?"

But this is why we have schools and great teachers, to remind us occasionally that there are deep, deep wells of talent in those kids.  Beyond what we can imagine.

This clip is from East Gloucester Elementary fifth grade play, last night.
Tonight is sold out, but there may still be tix for the Sat matinee at 2.

Video- Shakespeare is coming to East Gloucester Elementary!

Martin DelVecchio forwards-

Shakespeare is coming to East Gloucester Elementary School!
The 5th-grade class presents three performances of A Midsummer Night’s Dream:
Thursday, March 29th at 7:00p (Stratford cast)
Friday, March 30th at 7:00p (London cast)
Saturday, March 31st at 2:00p (Stratford cast)
Tickets are $5.00 each; contact EGSfifthgradeplay@gmail.com for details.
And bring a food donation for The Open Door!

Thanks!!!

Holiday Photos – East Gloucester Elementary Holiday Fair Dec. 4th

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Jason Grow Writes-

Holiday Photos – East Gloucester Elementary Holiday Fair Dec. 4th
For our 8th year, we’re going to be taking photographs with Santa and or Frosty at the East Gloucester Elementary Holiday Fair on Saturday Dec. 4th from 10-2p – This benefits the EGlo PTO and is a great, affordable alternative to the high dollar mall offerings — Bring your kids, bring your grannies, bring your dogs…  benefit our kids and make a holiday memory…

East Gloucester Elementary School Auction For The Arts March 26th!

East Gloucester Elementary School is holding an Auction for the Arts on March 26th from 7pm to 10:30pm at Cruiseport Gloucester. Tickets are $20 at the door. Proceeds will go toward a dedicated art room and expanded art programming at the school. The theme is inspired by Virginia Lee Burton, Cape Ann’s venerated children’s book author and designer, who lived and worked in Folly Cove.

Auction logo (above left) from an original drawing by Mary Rhinelander, inspired by Virginia Lee Burton’s “Little House”.

Further information:

EGS parents have organized a benefit auction for expanded art facilities and programming for their school. “When we realized that the budget for art at our school was less than $3 per student per year, we knew we had to act,” said auction committee member Nicole Bogin. Parents are hopeful that the proceeds will lay the groundwork for financing the building of a dedicated art room- “a space where kids can get immersed in long term projects and where community members can offer after school programs,” says Bogin..

The benefit, which includes both live and silent auctions, aims to pull together East Gloucester Elementary School’s resources. Says organizer Melanie Murray-Brown, “East Gloucester School is a place where art and community can come together. We’re drawing on Virginia Lee Burton for inspiration: she’s someone who embodied the merging of community, art, children and a sense of place.” Indeed, a dedicated “army” of parent volunteers, EGS teachers and staff, local artists, alumni, individuals and businesses as well as a donation from Cape Ann Savings Bank, have all come together to make this year’s auction both enjoyable and successful.

The auction includes unique items and experiences to bid on. There will be art and classes featuring local artists, writers and film-makers; gift certificates to local shops and restaurants; memberships to local organizations; and many surprises. Murray-Brown notes that there “is something for everyone — sail trips, oil deliveries, art.” Live music by Wheelhouse, delicious food provided by Duckworth Beach Gourmet and Turner’s Seafood, as well as lively banter from auctioneer Senator Bruce Tarr, promise to make this an entertaining evening. Please visit www.egscharityauction.blogspot.com for a preview of this exciting event.

Contact: Nicole Bogin: olbo@verizon.net (978) 283-1053

Melanie Murray Brown: mmbglouc@gis.net