Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Hive and Cross Fit Cape Ann Wish You A Happy Black Friday

Good Black Friday to You!

I’m sure most of you are just returning from the 4am sales and are navigating through mailboxes full of junk mail of coupons for round 2. We here at the Hive thought it would be a good time to jump in on the action and send you a newsletter that may give you a break from the onslaught of deals and steals.

We know we have been slacking off on keeping you in touch with what is going on at the Hive the past 6 months and for good reason. Jon & Karen have been really busy with their new venture of creating CrossFit Cape Ann. Kind of a funny pairing of passions between Art & Athletics… we agree…but you gotta follow your passions and the process of starting the Hive has been a great reference point in our quest to start the most unique, community driven gym on Cape Ann. That being said check us out online at or check the interview Jon did with Capt. Joe for Good Morning Gloucester here and come in for a class to check it out!

Because we have the space with the new gym…Surf Movie night is back!!!!! We are really excited as this was the best community aspect of our old studio space inRockport. We are planning to have surf movie night Friday December 10th at 8pm at CrossFit Cape Ann 7 Parker St. Gloucester. You know the routine as in BYOB and bring a beach chair and friends. We haven’t decided what we are showing yet so stay tuned via the Hive or CrossFit websites.. We may also have a slideshow from our recent trip to the Sierra Nevada’s as well. So come on down.

And if you haven’t finished off your holiday shopping, remember that The Hive is your source for local non-traditional art and craft. We have new work from California Artist John Culqui, new prints form Coco Berkman, new t-shirts from both Birdswell and The Salty Garage, new hand painted driftwood signs by Karen Conant and a bunch more from all your favorite Hive Artists. Come check us out and keep in mind that 15% of all sales go the Art Haven’s programming.

180 B Main St. Gloucester, MA 01930


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*stay tuned for more Hive news & events…

*btw – our partnership with Cape Ann Art Haven was created to help them further develop their space along with adult workshops, classes and opportunities. Please feel free to suggest what YOU would like to see offered in hopes that we can make Cape Ann an even stronger, healthier, thriving arts community.

Thanks for the support! 

Rocky Neck Comes To Downtown

Great Art in Small Packages

Opening Day: Friday November 26

November 26 – December 23
130 Main Street, Gloucester

Meet the Artists Reception: Saturday, Dec 4, 5 to 8pm

Rocky Neck comes to downtown Gloucester for its sixth annual winter exhibit and sale from November 26 through December 23, 2010 at 130 Main Street in Gloucester. The public is invited to a Meet the Artists reception on Saturday, December 4, from 5 to 8 pm, featuring tastings from your favorite local restaurants including Passports, the Topside Grill and Espresso Italian Grille.

The special focus of this exhibit is great art on a small scale to give or enjoy. The show will feature painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, ceramics, and jewelry by members of the Rocky Neck Art Colony.

Hours: Mon. thru Wed., 10 – 5pm, Thurs. to 8pm, Fri. & Sat., 10 – 5pm, and Sunday, 12 – 5pm.


Mary Kate Canavan’s 9th Grade Honors Class Poem Series- Matt Lane

Art isn’t just painting.  There are many ways people create and here I’d like to share some of the poems that Mary Kate Canavan sent in from her GHS 9th Grade Honors Class.

Matt Lane

Gloucester fishing
Waves crashing waves thrashing
Fishy fresh salty and crisp
Gusts of wind blowing right in
Strange woman who takes her dog to look for rocks
Catching a blue fish wanting an hour on the clock
Waiting for that fish to come in, starting to grin
Giving up is never a win
Lightning, thunder, windy rain
Come to Gloucester and feel the pain
~ Matt Lane

Margaret Lee Representing! from Shenzhen, Guangdong, China

Hi Joey,

Recently came back from a company business trip to China. We were in Shenzhen, Guangdong province which is in southern China just above Hong Kong.


Here’s the map:


My co-workers and I were fortunate enough to mix pleasure with business, as our Chinese hosts were gracious enough to take us to some special places.

Here I am representing from Hong Fa Temple, in a beautiful area nestled in the high hills of Shenzhen. (Hopefully you’ll get the attached photos)

Thank you (Xiexie in Chinese) to our host Erica for taking us there!

Hope you can share this on the GMG blog. (Thanks for sending me the sticker so I could properly represent!)

Best regards and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

Meg Lee

Everett, MA


I’m not sure if this one is the furthest a GMG sticker has traveled or if it was Doug Brendel from Belarus Russia.

Thanks Margaret!!!!!!

Taste of the Times Adds Pictograms for Smart Phone Users

If you have a smart phone (Iphone, Android, etc.) you may have heard about "pictograms" that allow you to access Internet content by just "shooting" the pictogram with your phone as if it were a picture. You can download the free software and start using it right away in newspapers and magazines. Taste of the Times is on the cutting edge as you can see in  Wednesday’s newspaper. From now on when you see a recipe in the paper that you want to watch just "shoot" the pictogram and it will come up on your phone within seconds.

Of course you can also just watch the videos through your computer at

click the picture to read how it works in a larger picture


This is a pictogram. Use a smart phone to read it, and it will take you to a Taste of the Times video. To do so:

1. Download and install a free OR Code reader for your phone. (i.e. Red Laser)

2. Open the OR Code reader application.

3. Scan the OR Code with your mobile device.

4. The code will take you to a Taste of the Times video, in this case , "How To Carve Your Thanksgiving Turkey."

Sawyer Free Art Auction! Only a Few More Days Left!

This the last full week for bidding on the Paintings that are up for Auction at The Sawyer Free Library.

This is a great Video Joey did of last years Art Auction. It describes How the Silent bidding works at the Library Art Auction.


I usually Contribute a Traditional Cape Ann scene. This Year I entered a Bright Floral Painting. I was a little bummed out Saturday when I checked the Bid Book. So far there are no bids on it. Bidding on the Painting starts a $50.00.

Even If it doesn’t sell I Have the perfect spot for it. it will be my Xmas gift to myself.

My painting is at the top left

Click the Links Below to Check out more Info on the Sawyer Free Library Art Auction.!/profile.php?id=100000504276052!/pages/Gloucester-MA/Sawyer-Free-Library/202051117106


Tall Ship Bounty Needs Crew For Trip From Boothbay To Puerto Rico

The Bounty is preparing to depart Boothbay Harbor for San Juan, Puerto Rico imminently. She has just spent a good amount of time undergoing repairs in the Boothbay Shipyard.  

There is an opportunity for a couple of new crew to come aboard for a three week trip. The current captain, three mates and deckhands have long experience aboard this ship. Also, a full time experienced cook is aboard for this trip. Departure is planned for Monday, Nov. 29. Short notice,ya, but maybe you know someone who would be interested?

If so, contact Caleb Twombly at 978-290-6010


It’s a great day to shop downtown!

















It’s Black Friday and everyone else is “over the bridge” and “up the line” bumping elbows at the malls, but we locals can stay on the island with our wish lists. The pop-up shop(see related Times article) Present has an incredible selection of unique gifts.

Present is a seasonal art collective made up of fifteen local men and women offering a bevy of eclectic fine craft. Living, creating and recycling on Cape Ann are common themes reflected in the goods including bags made from reclaimed sweaters and recycled sailcloth. Look for jingle flounder, lovely wreaths, hand-knit hats, pottery, felted flowers and bowls, fish prints, and photographs inspired by local people and landscapes.

Delightfully unusual wares also include unique prints and collages, hand-dyed clothing printed with seaweed and other found materials, clever clothing and accessories for children, iron-pressed sandwich keepers, hand-knit wire jewelry, beautifully sewn doll clothes, and itty bitty jewels. Present is a great place to shop for pretty things and one-of-a kind gifts and ornaments.

Present is Karen Chapin, Amanda Cook, Jane Cunningham, Jessica Demarjian, Elizabeth Grammas, Frieda Grotjahn, Jill Josephson, Pam Lally, Sharon Lowe, Stephanie Mason Thibodeau, Camilla MacFadyen, Melanie Murray-Brown, Erin and Scott Place, and Mary Rhinelander.

You can visit the holiday pop-up shop at 271 Main Street, Gloucester from November 6th through December 24th, 2010.

Hours: Monday through Saturday 10-6, Sunday 12-5; extended evening hours on Thursday; also open 6-9 on Men’s and Ladies’ Nights

Thanks!!    —Sharon

BTW- You can get my Cape Ann calendars at Present, and for those of you who live out of town, you can order them here.

Snoop Maddie Mad Digging NYC Video

30 hour round trip to NYC for a Macy Thanksgiving Day Family Holiday.  Traffic wasn’t at all what I had suspected as we made it door to door in under 4 hours.  Once we got to Meg and Jaime’s swanky pad the girls were all charged up and it took a while to settle them to bed.