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Community Stuff Monday

Lanesville Site is one of Edward Hopper’s 90 Gloucester works and continues to inspire contemporary artists

For Lanesville Save the Shack –see posting from GMG Lane’s Cove Fish Shack Restoration Auction Harbor Loop

Gloucester Maritime, Saturday April 21, 2012, 1-4PM– The Fishing Shack is an Edward Hopper site.

Here’s a reminder for folks of another reason to connect with the cause, the rich history, and scenic spot. By the late 19th and early 20thcentury, Lanesville was one of the many popular Gloucester spots for artists. It was affordable. It had breathtaking views and light. It had regular trolley service.

Edward Hopper came many times to Gloucester . He came in 1912 with his friend and fellow artist, Leon Kroll. (Kroll would spend over 50 summers in Gloucester , eventually buying a home in the 1940s in the Folly cove neighborhood.) Hopper returned to Gloucester in 1923 for the hoopla surrounding Gloucester ’s tercentenary, and back again several other summers. There are more than 90 Edward Hopper Gloucester images, many of them Downtown.

Barbara Jobe, the organizer for the auction for Save the Shack, and a member of the Building Committee for the Lanes Cove Fish Shack, says the “local artists have been fantastic. They’ve contributed wonderful works of art fro the auction, because they understand the historical significance and the beauty of the fish shack, and the area. It has given to them, and they want to return the gift.”

Here is how Edward Hopper showed Lanes cove in 1923, and contemporary photo and their links.

Image: Edward Hopper, Shacks, Lanesville, 1923, watercolor, Canton Museum of Art, Canton , OH , from the James C. and Barbara J. Koppe collection.

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WE MAKE SUMMER COUNT!

Welcome to North Shore Summer School – the area’s new summer learning opportunity for teens in our region!

North Shore Summer School offers a wide range of high quality, engaging, academic and enrichment courses for middle and high school students over six weeks in the summer.  Representatives from 12 school systems across the North Shore helped plan this program as an alternative to the traditional ”summer school” model.  Some courses are designed to cover a year’s worth of academic content and some are designed to cover a semester’s worth of content. There are also writing workshops, career exploration labs, and tutoring and test prep services.  North Shore Summer School serves students who want to improve specific skills or study habits, reinforce areas of study already covered, or make up credits from the past academic year.

Classes Start: June 25, 2012 Classes End: August 3, 2012

Closed: July 4

Semester 1: June 25 – July 16 (3 weeks)

Semester 2: July 20 – August 3 (3 weeks)

There are several important design features that set this program apart from other summer schools in our region.

  • Courses are offered in the afternoons and evenings.  It’s summer – students shouldn’t need to get up early to go to school in summer months. This accommodates teens’ summer work and sleep schedules!
  • Courses are not age-based.  Algebra 1 is Algebra 1.  An eighth-grade student who wants to accelerate in math may take this class, as can a tenth grader who didn’t do well in Algebra 1 and needs some credit recovery over the summer.
  • Courses are innovative. The “Films to Literature” and “The Graphic Novel” are standards-based, credit bearing courses. They were developed by faculty in the English Department at Swampscott High School where they have been particularly effective in using contemporary genres to develop lifelong readers and engage a wide variety of learners. Career Labs allow students to learn about the real work of different professional fields.

North Shore Summer School is located at Pingree School. Faculty at North Shore Summer School will come from a variety of public and independent schools. The curriculum, developed with input from local and regional education specialists, does not reflect the curriculum offered at Pingree School. That said, students and teachers will be able to take full advantage of Pingree’s state of the art classrooms and science labs.

North Shore Summer School is currently hiring faculty! Please visit the EMPLOYMENT pages for more information.

Dr. Rebecca Borden Director, North Shore Summer School

director@northshoresummerschool.org

www.northshoresummerschool.org


Jazz forJoy Color flyer

Greetings All:

Attached are two colorful flyers about Jazz for Joy, an exciting concert being held by First Parish Church, Congregational, Manchester-by- the Sea to benefit the new Grace Center. The Grace Center seeks to provide a welcoming day shelter for Cape Ann’s homeless population. Please display one or both flyers, include info in your congregation’s newsletter, bulletin, and generally help get the word out however you can. Not all of you have bulletins, but please send this email to anyone you think who would enjoy the concert and especially to anyone who would want to support the Grace Center.

The musicians performing this concert are well-established artists! You may want to reserve your tickets early to ensure attendance.

Note: The bright spiraling Grace Center logo was deigned by Samantha Alves. While a student at Gloucester High School, Samantha led the Holy Family Parish Youth Group for several years, and coordinated their long-term participation as volunteers at CAIC’s Harvest Meals. 

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Sarah Kelly Talks About The 2010 Rockport Harvest Fest Video

Here’s Sarah-

She’s also been added to the very prestigious GMG Blogroll to the right -The Roving Home

http://therovinghome.tumblr.com/

Friday night we’re kicking off the festival with a Community Harvest Picnic.  We’re asking people to bring a dish celebrating the harvest season and come down to T-Wharf starting at 6 o’clock for some music provided by the Polygroove Orchestra and a meal with friends, neighbors and visitors to Rockport.  The picnic will be followed by a screening of the movie Fresh at the Old Firehouse Trust.
The most important thing I should say is this: rain, shine or monsoon, HarvestFest will go on!  We’ll be warm and dry under the big tent, so don’t let the weather (whatever it turns out to be) stop be a deterrent from coming to downtown Rockport Friday for the kickoff and Saturday for the main event.
Thanks again for letting people know about HarvestFest – and we look forward to hearing your words of wisdom on Saturday at the Bloggers’ Summit!
– Sarah