Monthly Archives: June 2012

Learn Card Weaving and Felting at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck

Learn Card Weaving and Felting at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck
 
On Saturday, June 16, from 10 to noon there will be a Beginner Cardweaving class for everyone ages 9 and older.  You will learn a simple, ancient weaving form and create a keychain, bookmark, belt or shoelaces to take home.  The cost will be $50 for the class and $5 for materials.  The class will be taught by Susan Loring-Wells, weaver, educator, and former Director of the Fiber Arts Center in Amherst, MA. For more information or to register, contact Susan at susweave@gmail.com and “send checks to Rocky Neck Art Colony, PO Box 60, Gloucester, MA 01931. ATTN Center Management TEAM. For information about other events at The Cultural Center, please consult Rockyneckartcolony.org and click on CALENDAR.
 
On Saturday, June 16 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, there will be a Beginner Family Felting Fun class for anyone ages 9 and older.  You will create colorful felt snakes and/or beads to get a feel for felting and make either a colorful paperweight or belted bar of soap to use as a scrubbie in the bath or shower! The class will be taught by Susan Loring-Wells, weaver, educator, and former Director of the Fiber Arts Center in Amherst, MA. For more information or to register, contact Susan at susweave@gmail.com and “send checks to Rocky Neck Art Colony, PO Box 60, Gloucester, MA 0193, ATTN. Center Management Team. For information about other events at The Cultural Center, please consult Rockyneckartcolony.org and click on CALENDAR.

Ghetto Mysticism’s Stanton Davis and Les Lumley join Henri Smith on June 30th at North Shore Music Theatre

If you went to Celebrate Gloucester, you saw Stanton Davis on trumpet (you can see one of his solos at the end of this video).  Stanton led a very popular Boston ensemble in the in the late 1970s called Ghetto Mysticism.  In the video below the band got together at Scullers 3 years ago and invited Henri Smith to sing a couple of songs.

On June 30th Henri brings Stanton and Ghetto Mysticism’s percussionist Les Lumely to North Shore Music Theatre along with other top New Orleans musicians to open for Aaron Neville.  This will be a night you won’t soon forget!  Get tickets here.

This is a big week on Cape Ann.  It’s the first summer week with more than 40 artists at 18  venues (and Summer doesn’t technically start until next week).

Today we were told that Ned Nugent and Mark Pelosi will join Dennis Monagle tomorrow at Minglewood.  Check this week’s complete Gloucester music lineup for all the latest updates.

Smith’s Cove Saturday Night

City Hall with Scaffolding 

Smith’s Cove

Neighbor Dave eating lobster on his boat and watching the sun set. He very generously offered Rosa several bites of lobster–something she never gets at home because her owners are too stingy when it comes to sharing lobster!

NOAA issues award to Gloucester Health Department Official Charles Max Schenk for Restoration Efforts

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NOAA’s Restoration Center today announced that Gloucester’s Manager of Health Services Charles Max Schenk will receive an “Excellence In Restoration” award for his leadership in the Mill Pond mud flat and salt marsh restoration project, which took place from 1998 – 2012. Click here to read the full press release or visit our website Hot News page. `

In and Out of the Fog

In and Out of the Fog

Dad’s Night in the West End

Dad’s Night in the West End
Thursday, June 14th from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Bodin Historic Photo & Fine Art
82 Main Street
Gloucester, MA
 
We’re kicking off the summer season with Father’s Day gifts, including local photography, paintings, and blown glass; plus ceramic, granite, and steel sculpture.
Our food table will have assorted appetizers and light refreshments, featuring a special preview platter from our new and soon-to-be-open neighbor, The Cave. Meet The Cave owners and find out what they’re about.

Three additional artful and unique shops will be open Thursday night for this event:

• Hop over to POP Gallery from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., diagonally across the street from us, 
to meet one of their artists and shop for discounted men’s gifts. Their food is always great!

• Visit Premier Imprints, 48 Main Street, offering 20% off all Premier Imprint made gifts.

• At Cape Ann Olive Oil Company, 57 Main Street, sample their olive oils and balsamic vinegars 
with Virgillio’s bread. Open until 7 p.m.

The Burnham’s Field Community Garden has a New Mural!

John McElhenny submits-

 

Joey,
The Burnham’s Field Community Garden has a beautiful new mural designed and painted by the talented kids at Art Haven in Gloucester.  The mural was framed and put up at the garden over the weekend by volunteers Joe and Paula Axelrod, Aria McElhenny and Rocky Delforge.

The garden’s fence also features new vegetable sculptures that were designed and painted by the Art Haven kids with Rocky Delforge’s guidance. Public art by young local artists has officially arrived in central Gloucester’s largest green space!

The Burnham’s Field Community Garden just opened for its second season, part of a successful effort that is making Burnham’s Field cleaner, safer and more family-friendly. Come visit soon!
John McElhenny

Building the Frame
Building the Frame

Joe Axelrod (left) and Rocky Delforge build the frame for the new mural at the Burnham’s Field Community Garden.

Burnham’s Field garden sign team
Burnhams Field garden sign team

Volunteers Aria and Ruby McElhenny, Rocky Delforge, and Joe and Paula Axelrod stand next to the new mural.

Veggie sculptures on the fence
Veggie sculptures on the fence

Dozens of small sculptures of vegetables and flowers painted by Cape Ann Art Haven kids now decorate the garden’s fence.

Veggie sculpture sign

Veggie sculpture sign
A sign honors the young artists who created the sculptures.

Photos by John McElhenny

Clare from seARTS Has A Question About The Paint Factory. Who’s Got This One?

Clare writes-

Hi, Joey. I want to create an image of the paint factory and I would like
to include the words painted on the sides. As I’m sure you know, on one
side it says "Manufactory" and underneath that it says "Established"
something — the year is worn away.
Do you happen to know what the year was? I know the company was
established in 1863 but I’m not sure if they were using that building from
day one, so I wanted to check with someone who has a lot of knowledge
about Gloucester.
Thanks for any info,
Clare

Chickity Check it! Ekaterina’s Show On Rocky Neck 2 DAYS SHOW! June 16-17 at my studio! Don’t miss it!

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2 DAYS SHOW! June 16-17 at my studio! Don’t miss it!.

Ekaterina writes-

Just 2 days show! At my studio, 51 Rocky Neck Ave, Gloucester, MY, over the upcoming weekends, June 16-17, 2012 I will be showing a set of recent watercolors, a series of works called “Rainy Way”.

Check out here blog where she shows pictures on the docks where she’s been getting her inspiration-

http://ekaterinasmirnova.wordpress.com/

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