Monthly Archives: November 2010

Checking in from Rockport: Red Skiff Hash!

Grabbing my second breakfast of the day late this morning almost 10AM thought the Red Skiff right in Rockport would be the ticket on a Saturday morning. Busy but my daughter and I grabbed a table and she ordered the coconut pancakes and I ordered the top special which is Eggs Benedict with Corned Beef Hash.

I love coconut in most situations but a pancake? Hmm.  But the pancakes hit the table two seconds before my dish so I tried a bite and amazing fluffy coconut goodness. Then I got to mine and chewed off a good piece before I thought to take a photo.

I am never as controlled as Joey that I can take a photo of my food before I mess it up. But you can see the hash below that Benedict. The home fries were normal Red Skiff Spectacular but the part I had forgotten, the english buried in there was obviously toasted on the grill. This gave a nice crispiness on top which withstood the Benedict sauce flowing down. Slightly offscreen was a side of bacon and coffee which kept me going the rest of the day. No lunch for me on Saturday.

Did I mention I like the hash at Red Skiff? The pancakes were huge and I am trying to break a habit of licking my plate in public so a doggy bag of pancake and some hash made its way home. That lasted all of 30 seconds as everyone else had arrived and acted like wild animals.

Cape Ann Symphony Holiday Pops Concerts Nov 27th and 28th


The Magic of the Holidays

Our traditional Thanksgiving weekend kick-off to the Holiday Season will be filled with musical cheer once again at the Cape Ann Symphony Pops concert. First off will be the performance of Mozart’s Magic Flute Overture. According to our conductor Yoichi, this is one of Mozart’s greatest and most loved overtures, filled with a tremendous amount of movement and energy. Next is Humperdink’s Hansel & Gretel Prelude, followed by Pierpont’s Tintinabulations and Bach’s Little Suite. The first half of the program will conclude with the ever popular Anderson’s Christmas Festival. Following the intermission, the Cape Ann Symphony Singers will join the orchestra. Directed by Wendy Betts, they now total nearly 70 members. They will join the Symphony with a selection of fine holiday choral pieces including a beautiful Hebrew arrangement by Nurit Hirsch titled Bashana Haba’na. The singers will conclude with Handel’s always uplifting Hallelujah Chorus from The Messiah. The concert will end with the traditional Christmas singalong. Come one, come all!

To order tickets, please CLICK HERE

Pathways For Children Snow Ball Dec 17th


SAVE THE DATE:  Pathways for Children is hosting a Snow Ball on Friday, December 17th from 7:00 – 11:00pm at Cruiseport Gloucester, 6 Rowe Square.  Please join us to eat, drink & be merry!  Sumptuous appetizers and cash bar available.  Tickets, $40 each, will be available beginning November 22, and can be purchased in Gloucester at the Deborah Coull Salon (116 Main Street), Pathways (29 Emerson Avenue) or by contacting Pathways at 978.281.2400×154 or  We hope to see you there!

Blue Shutters Taste Of Latin America Charity Open House

Blue Shutters Beachside Inn

invites you to join us for a

Taste of Latin America

Charity Open House

in support of the work of

Por Cristo

Sunday November 14   2 – 5pm

Be our guest for a special charity open house at the Blue Shutters Beachside Inn to spotlight the work of Por Cristo, a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization that has been providing healthcare to the poor in Ecuador for the past 30 years.

Those who join us for this open house on the afternoon of Sunday November 14 — from 2pm – 5pm — will be able to enjoy a menu of Latin American delicacies courtesy of our guest chef, Mark Sapienza of the Langham Hotel, and a selection of wines from South America . 


The team from Por Cristo will have for sale a collection of artisan-crafted sterling silver jewelry and items made from sustainable resources of the Amazonian rainforest and elsewhere in Ecuador .

For more information Blue Shutters Blog

Blue Shutters: 978-283-1198   email:

Por Cristo: 617 562 7924   email:

Lights of Love at Addison Gilbert Hospital Thursday Dec 2nd

~ Lights of Love at Addison Gilbert Hospital ~
The 3rd annual Lights of Love fund-raiser,
to benefit cancer care services for patients at
Addison Gilbert Hospital’s Gorton’s Specialty and
Cancer Care Center will take place on
Thursday, December 2 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
outside the Washington Street entrance of
Addison Gilbert Hospital, 298 Washington Street,
A tree-lighting will begin this special event. Many
quality raffle prizes will be available,
including a beautiful seascape oil painting
by award-winning Cape Ann artist
Ken Knowles. The Gloucester High School
Chorus will get everyone into the holiday
season while they are enjoying refreshments.
If you are interested in receiving more
information, please contact:
Shawn Wilson, Co-Chair,
(978) 853-4738
Sue Kyle, Co-Chair,
(978) 283-5437
or Rebecca Imperiali, Northeast Health Foundation, (978) 236-1624.
Don’t miss this fun event and remember to bring
the children – you never know who
might be the special guest at this event!!!

THE NEWS FROM ROCKY NECK via Judy Robinson Cox

T H E   N E W S   F R O M   R O C K Y   N E C K

Go to if you are having trouble viewing this email.


Nov 26 – Dec 23: Rocky Neck Art Colony Winter Show

Rocky Neck is Going to Town: Great Art in Small Packages

The Rocky Neck Art Colony Winter Show will be open Friday Nov. 26 through Thursday Dec. 23 at 130 Main Street. The opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, December 4, from 5 to 8 pm.

Application Deadline Extended to November 15, 2010

Any art colony member may participate. The application deadline is November 15, 2010. You must appy by that date to be in the show. Click Here for more information and to apply.


Bodin Historic Photo and Fine Art Gallery welcomes Kathleen Miller

Kathleen Miller

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 13th, 6-10pm

82 Main St. Gloucester, MA

Refreshments will be served.

Hope you can attend!

For more information, please visit


Friday, November 19 : Celebrating Guitar Masters

WHAT: “Celebrating the Guitar: A Masters’ Showcase” – Jazz legend Larry Coryell and renowned guitarists Ken Bonfield and Steve Davison to play a concert featuring American fingerstyle guitar – Fall fundraiser for the Society for the Encouragement of the Arts

WHEN: Friday, Nov. 19 – 6 p.m. Art Show Walk-around – 6:30-7:30 Hearty Hors D’Oeuvres – 7:30-10PM Music

WHERE: Bass Rocks Golf Club, 34 Beach Road, Gloucester – Note: Intimate café-style setting; seating is limited


Contact or

Through November 28: Ruth Mordecai at Soprafina Gallery

Ruth Mordecai (painting)

Ruth Mordecai, Jacob’s Dream, 2010. Acrylic, oil and collage on paper.

A solo show by Ruth Mordecai, Dreams and Symbols, Works on Paper is on display at Soprafina Gallery in Boston’s South End (SOWA district) and continues through November. Soprafina, located on Boston’s Thayer Street, was chosen the second best gallery in Boston by Boston Magazine.

Soprafina Gallery
55 Thayer Street, Boston
617 728 0770

Joseph Flack Weiler

Judy Robinson-Cox in OTHER WORLDS at art sites through December 19
Other Worlds

Four person show at

art sites
651 W. Main St., Riverhead, NY 11901
T 631 591 2401 Th-Sun 12-5 PM






CALL THE BOX OFFICE AT (978) 281-4433



Free Golden Acrylic Workshop on SAT November 13th

If you are interested in attending a free Golden Acrylic workshop on Saturday, November 13th, please email Ruth Mordecai at More info will be announced if 25 people sign up.

Free Workshop: Marketing for Artists

Friday, Nov. 12 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Whether you are a full- or part-time artist, this interactive workshop will help you promote and sell your artwork in the 21st century.  Susan Fader, co-owner of Ditto Editions and a lifelong artist, will draw on her 30-year career in marketing and promoting fine art and consumer products.  Topics will emphasize today’s art marketing trends and tools. Fader is also the author of "The Artists Giclée Handbook: Digital Fine Art Reproduction." 
Speaker: Susan Fader, Owner, Ditto Editions 
Co-sponsored by Small Business Development Center  and the Creative Economy Association of the North Shore

Click Here to Register

Printmaking Workshops by Elizabeth Hardy at the Rockport Art Association

5 Sessions for $75 or $20 a class

Mondays: 10 am – 1 pm, Nov. 8 thru Dec. 6, 2010, Drop-ins accepted
Linocuts, Monotypes, Stamps,Stencils, Photo transfers, etc.

Printing without a Press
Easy and fun, No experience necessary

Location: The Studio at the rear lower level of the RAA

Contact: The Rockport Art Association at 978-546-6604
or Elizabeth Harty at 978-546-6020

Jayn Gardner Smithing Classes in Beverly Farms, Tuesdays 6:30 – 8:45pm

Jayn Gardner

Jayn Gardner is offering smithing classes in downtown Beverly Farms on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm. A single class is 25 dollars. A series of four is $90. This is an all-levels class. Space is limited so please call 508-284-8663 for details.

Calling All Massachsetts Artists! Come to the Boston MA State House on Nov 18th! 10 AM to 3:30 PM

A R T I S T S  U N D E R  T H E  D O M E

Come to the MA State House on Nov 18th!

The fourth Annual Artists Under the Dome Event 2010 will be held THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2010 from 10am to 3:30pm Massachusetts State House’s Nurses Hall (The Big Hall at the Boston State House.)

It is a Free Annual Event for Massachusetts Artists Working in all Disciplines.

More info:

For the fourth time, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is inviting Massachusetts artists working in all disciplines (visual arts, literary, performing, crafts, new media, etc.) to the State House on Thursday, November 18th to thank them for all they contribute to our state’s economy and quality of life. Massachusetts is the only state in the country to have such an event!

The 2010 event is brought to you by the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development, the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, Treasurer Tim Cahill, the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, the Joint Committee of Community Development and Small Business, the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Cultural Caucus, and the Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition ( MALC).


Goetemann Artist in Residency Program Information Available Online

The application form for the 2011 Goetemann Artist in Residency Program is now available online at

A Gloucester Sketchbook Project Update from Carol McKenna’s Yorkie

A Gloucester Sketchbook Project Update from Carol McKenna’s Yorkie!

Little Buddha "ZOE" photo by Gisela Turner



This photo is part of the Sketchbook Project that my owner decided to enter. The project is keeping her busy and she says it is quite interesting. What is the Sketchbook Project? It is a traveling event whereby you enter the sketchbook that you purchased from the event after you have filled it up with art.  Then in January you send it in all finished. Then it begins to travel around the United States to various libraries and then comes home and is housed in the Brooklyn library. (wonder if they have dogs in the library?) In her Sketch Book, she is including pencil sketches, watercolor paintings, favorite quotes with watercolor background and recycled watercolor paintings that really didn’t work for her. Personally, I would have welcome the dropped pieces and chased them around. Nope, now she is going “green” and trying recycle everything. I will still hope for the “crumbs” that I can eat or use as a toy.
This particular collage piece above is one of those “recycled babies” ~ I looked real closely and laughed because in the center it looks like one of those “Where’s Waldo” types or even one of the guards at Buckingham Palace. Look closely and let me know if you see it also? My owner can get real weird sometimes; yet you know I love her and sit and watch faithfully what she creates. She thinks I am sleeping and that is okay I will keep watching. She is soooooooo much fun to watch.
Now, my owner has decided that I can be the writer of this blog because I am always snuggling up to her laptop and she says I interrupt her when she is typing so now I get to do the typing. Boy, what I get for being so faithful and loving. Yep, I get treats, walks, hugs and to be near her most of the time. She sometimes goes out and leaves me home to take care of the house. I don’t mind, I love her and I know she loves me. So, I try to give her good “mojo” so that she will be happy creating and creating wonderful creations from her soul. You are probably laughing that a “dog” is writing this but I am. I am a real smart Yorkie; not just a cutie, you know.
Hugs and namaste,
PS. Do you know what namaste means?

Thank you!

From the Sun Up~Sun Down calendar

The calendars have been a popular item this year! So much so, I’ve had find someone to print them. Well, Bill Loicano at Seaside Graphics and his crew have been incredible. We’re now on the third calendar and as soon as that’s done, they’ll have to re-print the first one! A big thank you to the guys at Seaside! What a huge time saver for me!

And another big thank you goes out to everyone who has been supporting the sales of the calendars –Joey,Paul, Joanne, Amanda, everyone at Present– THANK YOU!

Here’s the link to the calendars and if you’re around town this weekend, be sure to stop in at Present at 271 Main St. across from Animal Krackers!

GMG Cell Phone Picture Series Pic From Rick Isaacs

When I drove into Boston from Gloucester yesterday and walked out of the Boston Common Garage, this view was awaiting me! Rick Isaacs

photo-1Feel free to send in your cell phone to GMG at and we will feature it on these pages.