Community Stuff 4/27/14

Pisces is turning 12 Sale

Hi Joey, I hope you survived the winter and are beginning to thaw out like the rest of us.. Finally!
Pisces is celebrating our 12th anniversary for 4 days starting May 1st – the 4th.
If you have space in your community section of your blog in the next few days, would you mind posting this link reminding our fellow Cape Ann friends of some of the bright and cheery spring things which can be found down on Main street 🙂
Thanks very much.
Annika Phenix


Rockport Art Annual Auction

Rockport Art Association
Annual Auction of Historic Art
Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, 2:00 PM

Nearly 200 Lots Featuring Works by Historic Cape Ann Artists

Visit our website for a photo catalog of all lots:

Auction Preview at the RAA: Wednesday, April 23rd – Saturday, May 3rd
Evening Preview Reception: Friday, May 2nd, 4-7 PM

Over the years, this major annual fundraiser has become a highly anticipated event. As a prestigious art auction, it attracts serious collectors throughout the country, as well as those just starting a collection.

Held in the Association’s Hibbard Gallery, the auction features works by masters of the Cape Ann School including Aldro T. Hibbard, Anthony Thieme, Harry A. Vincent, Emile Gruppé, W. Lester Stevens, Marguerite S. Pearson, Carl W. Peters, Antonio Cirino, Max Kuehne and numerous other renowned Cape Ann artists of the past such as Frederick Judd Waugh, Emma Fordyce MacRae, Childe Hassam, Aiden Lassell Ripley, Harrison Cady, Al Czerepak, Theresa Bernstein and many more.

The auction, now in it’s 29th year, began with a bequest by founding member Antonio Cirino (1889-1983). Cirino left his artwork to the association with the stipulation that the art be auctioned to help support the organization. The auction quickly evolved to include other historic Cape Ann artists, and has been the association’s major annual fundraising event ever since.

Join us at the RAA for our auction on May 3rd. Bidding is also available live online via or by submitting an absentee bid with the RAA in advance.

The Rockport Art Association, founded in 1921, is one of the oldest and most active art organizations in the country. The RAA offers an extensive calendar of programs throughout the year including exhibitions, classes, workshops, lectures, demonstrations, and community outreach, and also maintains an impressive museum collection that represents a pictorial history of life and art on Cape Ann.

More Info: or call 978.546.6604

Images Attached:
Lot #155 – Aldro T. Hibbard – “Up the Valley,” 17 x 20.25 in., oil/board
Lot #151 – Frederick Judd Waugh – “Seascape,” 25.5 x 30.5 in., oil/board
Lot #136 – Emma Fordyce MacRae – “The Bathers – Cape Ann,” 25 x 30 in., oil/canvas
Lot #173 – Emile Gruppé – “Rockport Church,” 25 x 30 in., oil/canvas

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The annual Gloucester Area Astronomy Club “Welcome to Amateur Astronomy Night” is coming up on Friday, May 9, from 8:00 to 9:30. This one will be a lot of fun.
In addition to the usual good things to eat and drink and great conversation, this month we’re focused on everyone who may have an interest in amateur astronomy but doesn’t know what to do about it. We’ll have all kinds of telescopes and equipment set up inside for you to look at, and we’ll explain everything you ever wanted to know about amateur astronomy and about the dark Cape Ann sky over your head.
It’ll be an exciting evening, featuring a series of speakers with ten-minute presentations on everything from “Why are we doing this” to “Yes, we’re made of stardust,” from “How different kinds of telescopes work” to “How to aim your telescope,” and much more.
There are no dues or fees: it doesn’t cost anything to come to a GAAC meeting. If you’ve ever wondered about astronomy, or even about what’s up there in our dark Cape Ann skies, this is for you. Last year this was one of our most popular meetings, so get there early!
The Gloucester Area Astronomy Club meets at 8:00 pm on the second Friday of every month at the Lanesville Community Center, 8 Vulcan Street in Lanesville. You can contact us or get more information on our website, . You can also visit our facebook page at , and we’re on twitter, @gaactweet

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