Community Stuff 7/1/12

Announcing “Cape Ann ReImaged”

Gloucester, MA, June 29, 2012:  Local artist Clare Higgins is pleased to announce the launching of “Cape Ann ReImaged.”
“Cape Ann ReImaged” is a series of digital art works depicting some of Cape Ann’s best known icons and traditions, with a special twist. While Cape Ann has long been a favorite subject for artists, from Winslow Homer and Edward Hopper to many artists of today, Clare has chosen to explore what might have happened if Renaissance, abstract and pop artists had visited the area. “Cape Ann ReImaged” depicts Motif No. 1, the Greasy Pole, Man at the Wheel and more as they might have been envisioned by these artists.
Clare is originally from New York and moved to Gloucester in 2004. She is a writer and digital artist who enjoys creating combinations of classic and modern material. Her play Queer Bent for the Tudor Gent (a Shakespearean version of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy) won two competitions and was performed on stage in Sydney, Australia and New York City. Her published works include a Gilbert and Sullivan-style satire of Seinfeld and humorous pieces imagining how Shakespeare would react to modern technology.
One of Clare’s digital artworks, Cats on the Jatte, based on Seurat’s Sunday Afternoon on the Grande Jatte, was featured in the 2009 Cape Ann Notecard Collection. Cats on the Jatte is part of her “Modern Art Cats” series, feline interpretations of famous art works.
In keeping with her love of mixing seemingly disparate styles and substances, Clare turned an eye toward Cape Ann’s signature events and landmarks and was inspired to imagine how such artists as Da Vinci, Picasso and Warhol might have depicted them. The result is “Cape Ann ReImaged.” If you’d enjoy an innovative way of viewing your favorite parts of Cape Ann, take a trip to

Hi Joey and friends,
The Essex Merchant’s Group is sponsoring a Paint Essex Wet Paint Day and Auction.  Please see the attached Flyer.  If anyone has any questions they can call Teri at Eventide Gallery, 63 Main St., Essex at 978-890-7198.
Many Thanks and Happy Summer!
Teri Canelle Eramo


Hi Joey!

Big Mikes Bikes and I are co-sponsoring a "float" for the Horrible’s Parade to promote safe, fun bicycling here in Gloucester. Would you kindly post the poster/info on GMG?

Mil grazie! Viva San Pietro!

Heidi Wakeman

Cyclists wanted!


I’m inviting ANY and EVERYONE who cares about a POSITIVE CYCLING PRESENCE here in Cape Ann, to participate in this year’s Horrible’s Parade.  I have chosen the (rather trite) theme of Superheroes: as in, "Be a hero, ride a bike!" or "Able to avoid death in a single commute!" or  "Save the planet, ride a bike!"

This is a family friendly float & parade, and ALL AGES are WELCOME! BE CREATIVE with costumes or signs. BOB trailers, trail-a-bikes, baby seats are all welcome.

If you’ve never walked/ridden in the parade, you’re in for a treat. The route is long: starts at the HS, winds around to the Boulevard, through town, back by the train station and the Rhumb Line and down Centennial Ave, and back to the HS.  There are a lot of spectators, so I figure it’s a good time to show our strength in numbers, and promote the healthy lifestyle of bike riding. 

DETAILS: July 3rd, 5:00 pm.

Show up at Gloucester High School Parking Lot with bike(s) and friends and family. Costumes, helmets, face paint, signage (strapped to your back? on/in your trailer?) promoting bike riding. You may want to bring snacks/drinks.

Parade starts at 6:00 pm. (Finishes around 8?)

If you have ANY QUESTIONS or IDEAS, please call or email me. 

Hope to see you on a bike!

Heidi Wakeman 978-282-6509

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