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Halloween Party Kids Unlimited, Island Art and Hobby, Harbor Goods, and Local Colors October 30th! Moved To Rose baker Center

Halloween Party

Sunday October 30th has been moved to the Rose Baker Senior Center due to the weather forecast.

Same Time from 2:00 – 4:00pm

All activities, prizes and treats will be awaiting all the Little Trick or Treater’s in their costumes.


Kathryn Roberts displays her Art at “Local Colors”


Kathryn G. Roberts

Visit the Art Studio and support your local artists.

Kathy Gentile Roberts Art Exhibit At Local Colors

Kathy Writes-

Hi Joey ! Enjoy reading your emails daily. I know you must be very busy this weekend with all the events. I just wanted to drop you a note about an art exhibit.

The art exhibit is located at LOCAL COLORS, 121 Main St. in the window alcove. They are the paintings of Kathy Gentile Roberts, a local, watercolor artist for 20 years and a new member of the artist cooperative since November. Kathy enjoys painting local marine scenes and still life. She also uses recycled antique windows to do reverse glass paintings of sea life. Come on in to the store to view her whole gallery of paintings and original cards.


annisquam lighthouse

paint factor

ocean painting 3.20.09

Virginia Townsend Represented At Local Colors

When stopping downtown as I try to do every morning to get my coffee and get the scoop from Janice at headquarters (The Cormorant Shop) I saw Virginia Townsend zipping across the street with a lobster platter and bowl.

Lobsters- art- ding ding ding!  Blog Material!

Check back at 1PM for the first part of my video interview with Virginia.

Lobster Bowl By Virginia Townsend

Lobster Bowl By Virginia Townsend

Hand Painted Pottery By Virginia Townsend

Hand Painted Pottery By Virginia Townsend

Atlantis emerging: A special exhibit at Local Colors Artists’ Cooperative

By Alexandra Saville
Times Correspondent

There has always been an allure surrounding the idea of the lost continent of Atlantis. The possibility of a lost land has captured the attention of books and movies alike. The magnetism of this lost civilization now has caught the attention of Donna Amero and Kathy Bucholska, two local Cape Ann artists. For the past six weeks the two artists have worked on an exhibit, which will be displayed at Local Colors Artists’ Cooperative in Gloucester starting tomorrow with a public reception. For more information, please click here.

More events happening around town

Around Cape Ann
Gail McCarthy (Gloucester Daily Times)

Spring Splash event with Gloucester Stage

The Gloucester Stage Company kicks off the season with a gathering featuring this year’s stars of its stage on Monday, April 6, at Latitude 43 at 7 p.m. Those attending the “Spring Splash” can mingle with actors as Gloucester Stage prepares for its 30th anniversary season.

This one-night only event will feature a special performance by Mary Callanan and accompanist Brian Patton. Callanan will play the role of Lucy van Pelt in the opening musical production of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.” There also will be an exclusive guest appearance by Karen MacDonald, director of last year’s hit thriller “The Woman In Black.” She will star in the upcoming production of “Last of the Red Hot Lovers!”

For more information, visit http://www.gloucesterstage.org.

Spring concert by Sorellanza

Sorellanza, a Cape Ann women’s chorus directed by Patti Pike, will present a concert of songs filled with hope and light at its spring concert titled “Dreams to wish upon.” The performance includes songs both old and new from near and far in search of that bright morning star that guides travellers. This is the last of three shows. The group will perform on Sunday, April 5 at 4 p.m. at the First Parish Unitarian Church at 225 Cabot St. in Beverly. Admission is $10. For more information, contact Anne Stevens, 978-281-6417.

“So Sexy so Soon”

Parents and residents are asked to attend a program on Saturday about a topical issue. The program titled “So Sexy so Soon: and What Parents Can Do to Protect their Kids” takes place on April 4 from 9 a.m. to noon at O’Maley Middle School Auditorium featuring Professor Diane E. Levin, an expert on the impact of media on youth. The presentation will be followed by questions and discussion, possible local approaches to the issue. The program is appropriate for teens, older youth and adults. There will be limited child care available by reservation. Call 978-281-2477 to pre-register. Light refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by The Cape Ann School Safety Committee, Gloucester Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Partnership, The Coalition for the Prevention of Domestic Abuse and The Gloucester Bookstore.

Open house

Marty Morgan will hold her annual spring open house and sale from April 4 to April 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Her work has an Asian influence this year as she develops new shino glazes, which range from smoky grays to apricot and rust tones. There is little control over the results of firing this particular glaze. Inspired by reading Greg Mortenson’s “Three Cups of Tea,” she will donate half of the price of any set of three small cups to the Central Asia Institute, which is building schools for girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan. She also creates dinnerware and serving pieces in stoneware and porcelain as well as trays, vases, lamps, mirrors, landscape tiles and “quarry vessels.” The studio is located at 428 Washington St. on the Mill River in Gloucester. For information, call 978-281-3347.

Local acts and arts

Franklin Friday Jazz features the Linda Amero Trio this week with Jane Potter on piano and John Turner on bass. The Franklin is at 118 Main St. in Gloucester. The jazz is from 7 to 10 p.m. No cover.

The Walker Creek Band will perform at Elliot’s at the Blackburn on Saturday, April 4, at 8 p.m. The group has entertained audiences for the past 26 years.

Local Colors Artists’ Cooperative at 121 Main St. in Gloucester is featuring handmade Easter gifts and cards, through April 12. For hours and information, call 978-283-3996 or visit http://www.local-colors.org.

Museum offers free admission on Saturdays

In conjunction with the current exhibition “Charles A. Lowe Photos: Gloucester 1975″ the Cape Ann Museum is offering free admission to the community every Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to noon through the end of May. Lowe, an award-winning photographer, worked at the Gloucester Daily Times from 1957 to 1981.

The museum invites members of the community to assist in the identification of the people, places, and events that Lowe captured on film. A catalogue of Lowe images accompanies the exhibition. Reproductions of photos are also available for purchase. The museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. The museum is wheelchair accessible. For information call 978-283-0455 or visit www.capeannmuseum.org.

Around Cape Ann is a column devoted to events happening on Cape Ann and artists from Cape Ann performing elsewhere. If you would like to submit an item, contact reporter Gail McCarthy at 978-283-7000, ext. 3445 or gmccarthy@gloucestertimes.com, or fax to 978-281-5748.

Donna Marchant Hand Knitted Green Stuff For St Paddy’s Day At Local Colors

Look for the Donna Marchant Video Interview at 4PM

Donna explains how the artist cooperative at Local Colors is run and takes us through some of her beautiful work.

For more information about Local Colors click this text to go to their website

Debara Hafemann Seaglass and Watercolors At Local Colors

Debara uses bits of Sea Glass that she finds on the Shores of Gloucester and combines them with her watercolors to create unique pieces that always have a little bit of Gloucester in them no matter where you may hang them.

Things To Do- Local Colors Opening Reception

On Friday June 20 from 6-9PM The Local Colors Artisans’ Cooperative at 121 Main Street will be holding their anniversary party and opening reception featuring works “BY THE SEA”

Enjoy wine and hors d’ouvres while you meet the artists and view their new work.

The exhibit runs from June 14-July 5th.

Here is their website with contact info and artists who are members of the coop-