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EJ and Karen swung by the dock on their SUP vehicles. When I asked them if they had ever fallen they both replied only once or twice which amazes me and shows just how stable these things are.
To date I still haven’t tried it but I’m really looking forward to the back feeling like it’s not hanging on by a thread so I can get out there.
In the meantime check out the latest from Cape Ann SUP
FOB Evelyn was at every GMG event, Mug Ups, Our Show at Cape Ann Giclee, All the Gallery openings. Always with a huge infectious smile. The kind of smile that people from out of town get when they move to Gloucester and throw themselves into the community and “Get What Gloucester Is All About”
So sad to see such a positive spirit leave the GMG family. She will be missed.
EJ writes September 4th, 2012-
It is a total blast, but also a really great low impact workout and a beautiful, peaceful way to explore the harbor and environs. I got to do my first exploration of Ten Pound Island and Evelyn and I accompanied The Bounty out of the inner harbor yesterday morning.
My friends are Evelyn Howe and Becky Bernie of Magnolia and East Gloucester. Today was Becky’s first time and yesterday was Evelyn’s, and we paddled from Oak’s Cove over to Joey’s dock and back to Madfish Wharf in under an hour.
EJ Writes -
It was a great final Mug Up on Rocky Neck Sunday. Although we didn’t do food competitions this year like last, only the blueberry bake one, I have to say that Evelyn Howe won the best contribution to a Mug Up this season with her pumpkin cheesecake with praline topping – which topped Ann Kennedy’s candied bacon with chocolate sauce, which came in really close to Gigi Mederos’ pickled zucchini which doesn’t sound like much, but was tastebud tantalizing. Many people brought wonderful additions to the Mug Up fare this season, but these three homemade contributions were spectacular. Thanks Evelyn, Ann and Gigi.
We have a bunch of positive minded, kind, creative folks that are part of our little GMG community. Perhaps no one among us embodies what it is to be a GMG’er more than our friend EJ.
GMG Contributor’s EJ Pictures-
Kim Smith submits-
Paul Morrison Submits-
Donna Ardizzoni Submits-
Fr Matthew Green submits-
From The Bong Tree Island Party
Kathy Chapman photo-
(this was EJ before she kicked ass this summer on her diet and cleanse)
Ed Collard submits-
EJ Back In The Day (Would You Hit That?)
Marty Luster Submits-
Fred Bodin submits-
At the Bong Tree book launching party-
Beth Swan writes-
"Happy Birthday EJ! ENJOY and live it up!" —Beth :)
March 19, 2011-
Video interview introducing EJ to the GMG Community-
We tape a video for EJ’s Kickstarter Project To Launch Tales of Bong Tree Island-
Hi Joey, If you don’t have something to put up from someone else.
As you know I have two work places, Annisquam in the winter and Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery at Madfish Wharf on Rocky Neck in the summer. I feel really blessed to be at both of them, and they each have wonderful views and their own unique characteristics. Out my studio window in Annisquam I look at Lobster Cove and the footbridge. There are no windows to look out of at the Gallery on Madfish Wharf, but out the back door, the view is great. Out the front door, the view is great. And even inside, the view isn’t too shabby. EJ
Send in your story with pics with what’s out your work window and we will post them.
Stop By The Adolf Matz Gallery At The Sawyer Free Library (you can’t miss it as you pass through it once you enter the main doors to the library).
We have the GMG exhibit there all month long.
Kim Smith sold one of her pieces already.
I can’t begin to tell you how much EJ has brought to our lives. Her positive energy, her photo and video contributions, her expert handling of the GMG Gallery this past summer at Rocky Neck, the hosting of the Mug-Ups but mostly her friendship.
EJ brings so much to us every day and is such a kindred spirit in that she has the best of all worlds, the compassion of an artist and the organizational sense and responsibility of a business person.
EJ, thank you for coming into my life as such a great friend to not just me but the entire GMG community. Your friendship has been one of my greatest gifts this past year.
We love you.
GMG’S own EJ has been selected as seARTS Member of the week. Congrats EJ!
From the seARTS Newsletter;
|seARTS Member of the Week: EJ Lefavour|
What is your medium?
I am a photographer, painter (primarily oils, acrylics and mixed media) and writer (including being a regular contributor to Good Morning Gloucester)
How long have you been an artist?
I guess all my life, but began actively pursuing my life as an artist in 1990 after leaving the corporate world.
Where do you get your inspiration?
Now that I am living on Cape Ann, my inspiration is everywhere I look, everyone I meet, and everything I learn about this amazing place. It’s a little overwhelming.
I’m a type A corporate risk manager turned artist. I’ve traveled alot, lived many places, operated a number of galleries and non-profit cultural centers, and have also worked as a marketing services provider to artists for many years providing art printing, matting and framing, artwork photography, web design, and other services.
Until I close the gallery on October 15, at Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery, 77 Rocky Neck Ave., G3 on Madfish Wharf. Always on my website at www.khanstudiointernational.com, on October 8th and 9th at the Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show at Village Hall in Annisquam.
Calendars Are Now Available
You can go to EJ’s website to order yours- www.khanstudiointernational.com
ArtsMap.com is a great Artists and Collectors resource.
Check out the Cape Ann Arts Map.
Here are just a few of the listings from Rocky Neck.
Tonight EJ will have The Khan Studio/GMG Gallery Open on Rocky Neck for an unofficial opening! She decided since Jenny Dee and The Deelinquents will be jamming down at The Madfish that she’d open the doors. Here’s a preview-
Stop in and say hey if you are around (you can even get a sticka!)
If you want to buy one of EJ’s killer books filled with stuff I guarantee you didn’t know you can find them down at Dogtown Book Store!
Alchemy Bistro continues it’s “The Alchemy of Art” Gallery Series, a yearlong art showcase featuring local artists and benefiting arts education in Gloucester through the Gloucester Education Foundation. This month’s featured artist is Ellen “EJ” LeFavour. The April show will open Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 5:30-7:30 with an open gallery night at the bistro featuring complimentary appetizers, the music of Chelsea Berry and a chance to meet the artist.
In a statement from the artist, EJ shared, “I use my paintbrush, camera and computer graphics to express and pass on to others my joy and peace in life.
Since moving to Cape Ann, I have been focusing on both the natural beauty of the area, and the spiritual connection it imparts, as well as the historical significance of the area.
I hope my work instills a sense of peace in you, gives you joy and expands your love and appreciation of Cape Ann.”
EJ’s lives in Annisquam. Her works have won numerous awards and found homes in private collections around the world. Her path to the North Shore has taken her through Boston, Jamaica, Key Largo, and East Boston. She also runs Khan Studio which provides services for other artists and the general public which range from photographing . To view more of her work and that of other artists in Khan Studio, go to www.khanstudiointernational.com
All paintings are available for purchase on-site at Alchemy Bistro, 3 Duncan Street in Gloucester with cash or credit at the event and throughout the month. The series benefits the Gloucester Education Foundation with a 10% donation from the sale of all paintings throughout the year donated to that organization to support and grow arts programs in the schools. A year-end gala auction is in the works with 100% of the sale of auction proceeds also going to the GEF.
Alchemy would like to extend our Request for Artists and invite local artists who are interested in potentially showing their art at Alchemy to contact us and we will send out our “Guidelines for Consideration” package. Artists to be showcased in 2011 will be contacted by Alchemy. For more information please contact Matt Rose at email@example.com or at Alchemy at 978-281-3997. For information on the GEF and it’s mission go to www.thinkthebest.org
Click above to see the video of EJ telling the story on which she first reported here on GMG two days ago-
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Great great job EJ!