Monthly Archives: August 2016

Gloucestercast 197 with James @Eves3, Bobby Bobskill, @Ali4416 Cox, Karen Pischke, @KimSmithDesigns and @Joey_C

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Gloucestercast 197 with James @Eves3, Bobby Bobskill, @Ali4416 Cox, Karen Pischke, @KimSmithDesigns and @Joey_C

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Basil and savory from Karen Pischke

2016 Fireworks Cruise September 3rd– questions- info.enjoygloucester@comcast.net

EJ hosting a mug up-

Hi Joey,
I’m in moving mode this morning, but if you want to mention that Mom and I will be hosting a Mug Up on Saturday, 9/10 at 9:00am at 4 Kent Circle – coffee, deviled eggs and anything people might want to bring. Love, EJ

Fascinated With These Houseboat Instagram People-

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dbateser- Bates Flotel

Use See Click Fix to report trash non-pickups

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See Click Fix For Android

James Eves Cape Ann Giclee Living In A resort Community- Pigeon Cove Tavern

Pellet stove questions- Cape Ann Chimney and Hearth

Alicia School Starts This week- school lunch

Melissa Cox not running

New device for creating blog content/media viewing/taping the podcast Samsung Galaxy View is a beast of a tablet/tv for next to no money

Winged Creature Update- Murmation

Fireworks are a go

Reiki for seniors at Rose baker senior center third Fridays of the month starting September 16

Wings and waves will be exhibiting photos at the Addison Gilbert Art Gallery Lobby

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GOOD MORNING GLOUCESTER BROUGHT TO YOU BY SUNRISE, SHOREBIRDS, BLOSSOMS, AND MYSTERY GULL

Today’s daybreak scenesGood Harbor Beach Sunrise August 28, 2016 copyright Kim Smith

Sanderling copyright Kim SmithSleepy Sanderling in the morning light

Brown Gull copyright Kim SmithMystery brown gull. Possibly a juvenile Herring Gull however, its legs legs, feet, and head are unusually dark if that is the case. If you have a clue, please comment. Thank you!

Semipalmated Plover copyright Kim SmithSemipalmated Plover

Wildflower patch copyright Kim SmithOur neighbor Richie Arnold’s wildflower patchGood Harbor Beach Sunrise August 28 copyright Kim Smith

 

Today’s Wall Street Journal: Stuart Davis and Gloucester – masterpiece art and to this day a fishing port

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Bill Agee is an art historian and esteemed professor at Hunter. He completed the acclaimed Davis catalogue raissone (Yale University Press, 1991). His most recent book is Modern Art in America. Here he is on Stuart Davis (1892-1964) and Gloucester in today’s Wall Street Journal.

“Swing Landscape (1938)  is surely one of the greatest paintings of modern American art, a glorious summation of all Davis had been and was still to be. Swing Landscape, one of nine Davis mural projects was commissioned by the WPA. It was intended for the Williamsburg Housing Project in Brooklyn. But for reasons still unclear it was never installed, and in 1942 it was acquired by the Indiana University Art Museum, in Bloomington. Because of its intended location, over the years the mural has been misread as based on views of that bustling borough.

Rather, it depicts the boats, docks, houses and landscape of Gloucester, Mass., to this day a fishing port. Davis had spent summers there since 1915, and the subject was the culmination of a favorite motif that had appeared frequently in his art since at least 1924. Davis could be contrarian–for example suggesting a painting was about one thing when it was really about something else–and  here he turns these picturesque vistas, the subject of so much tourist art, into a serious, complex and ambitious mural. “

I wish this Agee excerpt was published  long before the September 25th closing of the Whitney Museum show, Stuart Davis in Full Swing. Back in June, WSJ published a couple of reviews including one by Karen Wilkin.

From the Whitney exhibit:

Using sketches he made of the waterfront in Gloucester, Massachusetts, he transformed masts, rigging, lobster traps, ladders, and striped poles into a vocabulary of overlapping, brightly colored shapes, all of equal intensity. To Davis, the result portrayed the “new materials, new spaces, new speeds, new time relations, new lights, and new colors” of modern America.

James Wechsler describes Davis subjects as triple distilled.

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Recent William Agee book

Maggies Farm In Middleton Outrageously Good Burgers and Salads

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119 South Main St
Middleton, MA 01949

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What Time Is It, Mr. Fox Closes the last night of The Harbor Loop Summer Concert Series 2016, last Thursday. 8.25.2016

Delightful summer night of live music on the hill. Children frolicking, summer breeze and dancers here and there. There were many originals and some cover songs. Renee and Joe ( who, also have their own duo/band) shared a couple of their songs and then Nadia Robertson singer/songwriter (who has performed on stage with What Time Is It, Mr. Fox? in the past, along with Rockport High School Madrigal Choir) joined in.

A very special thank you to Carol Pallazolla and Christopher Silva for running the show and doing an awesome job with it! Here’s to many more.

http://www.whattimeisitmrfox.com/

http://www.reneeandjoemusic.com/

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BREAKING SUPER SPECTACULAR EXCITING FIREWORKS NEWS!!!

THE FIREWORKS ARE A GO!!! Hold onto your hats, we’re going to be treated to an extra fantabulous spectacular display!

Barry Pett shares that the response for requests for assistance with the Schooner Festival/Labor Day Weekend fireworks show has been tremendous. He gives a heartfelt thanks to everyone for their contributions. He’d also like folks to be aware that the City contributes greatly, with support from Mayor Romeo Theken’s administration, the Police and Fire Departments, and the DPW.

Barry provided some history about the fireworks, which have been annually displayed from Stage Fort Park since at least 1880. This beautifully poetic Winslow Homer watercolor titled Sailboat and Fourth of July Fireworks, dated July 4th, 1880, was painted during the year that Homer lived on Ten Pound Island. Unfortunately, the painting is currently hidden away in storage at the Fogg Art Museum. It is Barry’s hope that for Gloucester’s quadricentennial the painting will travel to Gloucester and be displayed at the Cape Ann Museum.

Barry Pett has been creating Gloucester’s fireworks shows for over twenty five years.

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Winslow Homer: Poet of the Sea

Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board Listings For 8/28/16

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Welcome To Cape Ann Community Bulletin Board

Joey C ~

A place where non-profit Cape Ann organizations can post press releases directly and then those press releases will be reposted to http://www.goodmorninggloucester.com . This is not an advertising space for businesses, fitness or wellness organizations, or music listings.

The web address will be http://www.capeanncommunity.com

To have your community organization news posted here, contact Joey C who will grant access for you to post directly.


Fall Walking Tours at the Cape Ann Museum

August 27, 2016 ~ Cape Ann Museum

Guided walking tours begin at the Cape Ann Museum at 10:00a.m. and are held rain or shine, lasting about 1½ hours; participants should be comfortable being on their feet for that amount of time. $10 members; $20 nonmembers (includes Museum admission). Space is limited; reservations required. Call (978)283-0455 x10 or email info@capeannmuseum.org for details.

Not a member of the Museum? Join now and get discounted tickets to all our events!

Hopper’s Houses Walking Tour

Saturday, September 10

Take a leisurely walk past select Gloucester houses made famous by painter Edward Hopper. Hopper is known to have painted in Gloucester on five separate occasions during the summer months in the years 1912, 1923, 1924, 1926 and 1928. He began working in watercolor, capturing the local landscape and architecture in loosely rendered, light filled paintings. This special walking tour will explore the neighborhood surrounding the Museum, which includes many of the Gloucester houses immortalized by Hopper’s paintings.

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Public Sculpture Walking Tour

Saturday, September 17

Get up-close and personal with the artwork you drive by everyday on this walk through downtown Gloucester. New to Gloucester? Then, this tour will give you a three-dimensional introduction to this little city by the sea. From sculptures commemorating those who went to sea, to those who fought in war to those who changed the artistic landscape of Cape Ann forever—this walking tour will uncover the stories behind the public sculptures of Gloucester, including the unique processes of the artists who created them.

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Fitz Henry Lane on Foot and Online

Saturday, October 1

Experience 19th century Gloucester history as this tour leads you through the neighborhoods and waterfront that inspired the artwork of native son Fitz Henry Lane. Learn how Lane rose from modest beginnings in the pre-civil war era to worldwide recognition as a marine painter and why, even today, numerous artists journey to Cape Ann to capture its unusual light, first immortalized by Lane.

Participants are encouraged to bring smart phones or tablets in order to use the rich sources of information in the newly released Fitz Henry Lane Online catalog raisonne. During this walk, you will connect specific locations to the paintings they inspired by accessing the online catalog. Alternative visuals will also be available.

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Hopper’s Houses Walking Tour

Saturday, October 8

Take a leisurely walk past select Gloucester houses made famous by painter Edward Hopper. Hopper is known to have painted in Gloucester on five separate occasions during the summer months in the years 1912, 1923, 1924, 1926 and 1928. He began working in watercolor, capturing the local landscape and architecture in loosely rendered, light filled paintings. This special walking tour will explore the neighborhood surrounding the Museum, which includes many of the Gloucester houses immortalized by Hopper’s paintings.

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Trash/Recycling Update: 8/26/16 4:00 PM

August 27, 2016 ~ Joey C


Trash/Recycling Update: 8/26/16 4:00 PM

We would like to thank the residents for their patience and understanding during this past week. All trash routes for the week are complete.

Currently we are running 2 days behind in the recycling routes. Wednesday’s recycling in the down town area,(Maplewood Ave and surrounding side streets) is complete. They are currently working in the Wheeler’s Point Area. We hope to complete the Wheeler’s Point section. In the event that it is not completed, this will be the first area that gets picked up tomorrow morning. They will then continue with Thursday and Friday’s recycling routes.

City Offices are currently closed. If you would like to report a missed trash or recycling stop, please use our See Click Fix feature and city staff will be notified.

Again, we would like to thank you for your patience and understanding in this matter and will keep you updated as new information becomes available.

Rose LoPiccoloExecutive Secretary to

The Director of Public Works


City of Gloucester

Department of Public Works

28 Poplar Street

Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone  (978)281-9785

Fax     (978)281-3896


www.gloucester-ma.gov





Sawyer Free Library Week of August 28, 2016

August 26, 2016 ~ sawyerfreelibrary

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Great Decisions is coming to SFL in September!

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