“Magnolia Historical Society” and “Inn Magnolia” will host
On Saturday, June 2, 2012
Goin’ On and Community Calendar–Please
Gloucester Stroke Club meeting Thursday, June 7, 2012 7 pm Addison Gilbert Hospital,
Women’s Health Center, 298 Washington St. entrance, Gloucester.
Joe Gross, PTA will answer questions on recovery after stroke. Support groups are
encouraged and so important to meet other survivors and learn from each other.
All are welcome. No pre-registration required. Refreshments. No meeting in July.
For more information call Cynthia 978-283-2633 or Virginia 978-283-3968.
Submitted by Virginia R. McKinnon, 2 Stanwood Terrace, Gloucester, MA 978-283-3968
International Dory Race Eliminations June 9th
Your International Dory Racing Committee is a 100% volunteer organization that works very hard to maintain a fleet of 8 wooden boats, ready in the water when you want to row 365 days per year for a small membership fee of only $75.00. We are committed to the promotion of dory rowing and racing in the US , and we are encouraged to see past and future rowers out on the water. But, we can not have non-members using our boats for both liability reasons and because it is unfair to our dues paying members. (members 18 years and under are considered junior members and are not charged dues, but are required to submit their membership application and waiver signed by parent or guardian) Please help us police the usage of our boats and pay your dues (remember this is not a race fee, it’s a membership fee) or forward this email to those you know are rowing and have not submitted their membership forms.
As a reminder, the US Eliminations are Saturday June 9th at Niles Beach race course with sign-ups Friday June 8th 6PM at St. Peter’s Square. We are currently looking for competitors in all categories: Men’s, Women’s, Men’s Over 40, Junior’s, and Mixed-doubles. There is still time to prepare and compete or at least make it down that Saturday to watch some exciting competitive races.
See you on the water!
Update on Rocky Neck Cultural Center Programs & Events
Greetings friends of Rocky Neck’s Cultural Center!
We are now underway with our weekend hours as a Welcome Center thanks to the help of a growing staff of volunteers including very energized community volunteers.
Over the next several months RNAC will be testing and evaluating the Center programming.
The following are existing or expanded Art Colony programs and community-generated programs that have been suggested:
* Art exhibits:
* juried shows
* Center exhibits (wall space rented to members/non-members of RNAC)
* invitational exhibits
* student exhibits
* Art workshops, classes for children and adults:
* Portfolio critiques, discussions
* Life Drawing studio
* Art History:
* Art history exhibit
* Art Trail walking tours
* Lectures, presentations on art history
* Community programs, workshops, classes:
Nights on the Neck events
Yoga, stretch, t’ai chi classes
Crafts for children or adults
Performing arts events
Games night, community dance, potluck dinners
Teaching Artist Partnership: collaboration of Gloucester Schools and RNAC artists, facilitated at The Center
For instructed classes, we are asking for a $25/hour donation to the Building Fund.
Our vision for The Center’s programming is to have it as an inclusive process.
To that end, please tell us: What are your suggestions for art and non-art related programs?
How would you like to participate in programming?
We have already received many requests by instructors of classes and workshops, art and non-art related subjects, and we’ve begun to keep The Center’s calendar on the RNAC website. www.rockyneckartcolony.org, click on calendar, or paste this into your browser: http://www.calendarwiz.com/calendars/calendar.php?crd=rockyneckartcolony&jsenabled=1&winH=829. In order to maintain our nonprofit charitable status, approximately 2/3 of the programming should be related to art in some way, but the calendar is wide open for your ideas!!
Many people have asked how the art exhibits will be formed and managed. We have ordered an integrated hanging/lighting system that will be in place within the next two week, creating an an absolutely beautiful space for showing work. Once a show is hung, it will remain hung for the duration of the show, and the utmost care will be taken to ensure the artwork’s safety when other events occur in the main hall. Our first show will be co-curated by Judith Monteferrante, Artistic Director, and Marty Swanson, our new Board member who led the Cambridge Art Association and the Santa Fe Photographic Workshop. While the exhibit program is still in development, we expect that The Center will have a range of opportunities, including members’ shows, themed shows, media-specific shows, emerging artist and student shows, and invitational shows. As our artistic vision remains inclusion and excellence, the participation of the entire RNAC membership is critically important for the planning and management of The Center’s art exhibits to succeed. We hope that, over time, The Center can be open 7 days/week for the benefit of all of our members!
The Center Management Team will continue to work to schedule events and programs, but I want to stress that The Center is a membership-driven opportunity, so the events and programming will develop from your input and that of the broader community.
As we progress, we will work on issues of vehicular and pedestrian traffic flow, marketing options, guidelines for using the Center when exhibits are hung, ensuring adequate staffing and security, and creating a membership program to increase the revenue streams. We will document what hours draw the most visitors and make adjustments as we go. Together we are creating this new entity – please become involved!!
Best to you this long weekend…as always, contact me or any of the leadership team with your questions, comments, or concerns!