Author Archives: E.J.

About E.J.

Artist, researcher, writer, spiritual traveler of this fascinating orb we inhabit, lover of life and all it has to offer. Hi everyone out there in GMG land. My name is Ellen “E.J.” Lefavour (a/k/a “Ejay Khan” – the pseudonym I used during my years as a political activist artist). I moved to Cape Ann in September of 2010, and was thrilled to be invited by Joey to become a daily contributor to Good Morning Gloucester in December of that year. I am a painter, photographer and writer who has lived and worked as an artist for 20 years, since leaving the corporate world in 1990 to pursue my passion. My contributions to GMG will consist of images (either my paintings, photographs, montages or the occasional video) and a little history about the image, called “Did you Know?” I hope to come up with tidbits of information that people don’t already know, or had forgotten they knew. As I am new here, everything is new and fascinating to me, especially the amazing history, so bear with me if I post something that is common knowledge – I’ll eventually come up with something that’s new to you. As an artist, I will also write about the incredible art scene on Cape Ann. Please take a minute to comment on my posts, like them or not, especially if you have corrections or something to add, as that is how I, and all of us, learn. Have a Good Morning Gloucester, and a blessed day.

Aging in Places with Marian Leah Knapp

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Here and Now – Rocky Neck Art Colony Spring Show

Opening Reception, Saturday, April 26 from 4-6:00 PM.  Show dates: April 24-May 11, open Thursday – Sunday from 12-4:00 PM.  Spring has sprung on Rocky Neck!

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Gollum says Hobbit House Studio is Preciousssss

I wanted to come up with something new for Hobbit House Studio.  I thought Gollum and his “precious” was appropriate.  You have to know J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings” to appreciate.  Is it too over the … Continue reading

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Rare Bag Tree Coming Into Bloom

Go visit Joey at Capt. Joe & Sons to see it.  People tend to pick the blossoms, or they blow away in the wind, so don’t last long. E.J. Lefavour

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Summer Artist Series at the Rocky Neck Gallery

Apply for a one person or small group show in Rocky Neck this summer   One-person or small group shows on Rocky Neck Six 3-week shows beginning June 10 to October 14 Submission fee only $20 for five images Open … Continue reading

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Jim McAllister – For the Love of Art

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Two Great Openings

The Opening Reception for the Magnolia Historical Society Spring Art Show and Sale last evening was a great event with a tremendous turnout, amazing art, great food, in a wonderful space.  If you didn’t get there last night or today, … Continue reading

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Did You Know? (Bandstand Weathervane)

Every year the Rotary Club spends a day scraping, painting, cleaning and landscaping around the Anthony Gentile Bandstand to ready it for the tourist and wedding seasons as well as the summer concert series. One of Greg Bover’s jobs as the club … Continue reading

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Trying to figure out what to do Friday night and this weekend?

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Sailor Stan’s Reopening this Saturday

Come by Rocky Neck Saturday or Sunday morning for a great Sailor Stan’s breakfast.  Now open weekends at 7:30am. If you’re there later and see my open flag (I will not be open at 7:30!), stop up and see Hobbit … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month Event in Annisquam

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Phyllis A on Indigogo

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It Must Be Spring

The Gloucester Gig Rowers enjoying a cruise around Smiths Cove this beautiful morning with Gannet and Annie B. The Gloucester Gig Rowers started in 1985, when a group of Cape Ann women approached boat builder Larry Dahlmer and asked him … Continue reading

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A Palm Sunday Concert at AVC

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Spontaneous Mug Up at Hobbit House Studio

Since I am going to be open anyway, and have eggs and coffee, and everyone knows that hobbits are spontaneous, fun loving creatures, I thought to myself, why not just open earlier and have a Mug Up.  I know it is last … Continue reading

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Open Studio this Weekend

I’ve been working hard to get the place spruced up, new work completed and framed, and I’d love to see whoever would like to come by.  Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 4, 5 & 6 from noon to 5:00.  Hoping it … Continue reading

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Hobbit House Studio

Joey will appreciate this.  I have operated as Khan Studio for eleven years.  Since deciding to open my studio here at 1 Wonson Street, I thought it might be time for a new name.  I’ve been thinking about it while getting the place set … Continue reading

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