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.

Artistry of the Guitar with Ken Bonfield

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck Friday, April 11 and Saturday, April 12.

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Call to Artists – Be a Part of the Excitement of Rocky Neck this Summer

There are a number of seasonal gallery spaces available for the 2014 season on Madfish Wharf, 77 Rocky Neck Ave. near the Madfish Grille, Rudder and newly renovated Studio Restaurants.  For an artist, the Rocky Neck Art Colony is the place to … Continue reading

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How to Recognize Artists

Now you can learn to recognize the 27 Cape Ann Artists and Photographers exhibiting at the Magnolia Historical Society Spring Art Show by coming to the show, seeing their work and maybe buying a piece to grace your home.  A … Continue reading

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What a Shitty Thing to Happen

Just how windy does it have to be to blow over a porta potty?  Bet Joey’s glad this isn’t his john at the dock, especially if it was being used at the time of blow over.  This one at the … Continue reading

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Job Opportunity: Cultural Center Coordinator

 

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Tidal Pools under Ice

Although I am really tired of ice, I thought these ice formations on the tidal pools were interesting.  It’s the first day of spring, so hopefully we won’t see any more of this until next winter.  Happy Spring! E.J. Lefavour

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Goldeneyes or Buffleheads?

I thought they were buffleheads when I first saw them, but they appeared a little too large and weren’t diving constantly the way buffleheads usually do.  They were way off shore, so the photos aren’t great.  I think they are … Continue reading

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Who sees Alvin?

He actually was really hard to photograph.  I could see him with my eyes, but when I looked through the camera’s viewfinder, he just disappeared in the tangle of branches, leaves and stuff.  I got the shot and then he … Continue reading

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WTF! Crocodile on Wingaersheek Beach!

Breaking News!  Brenda Malloy was walking on Wingaersheek Beach around noon today and discovered this partially eaten crocodile (or alligator) carcass.  She estimates its length to have been at least 8′ long, as more than 4-1/2′ of it still remains. … Continue reading

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Pipers? Plovers?

There was a time when I would have known what these were, but they are cute and there were a bunch of them on the shore at Brace Cove.  Anyone know what they are? E.J. Lefavour

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New Visions at Cape Ann Giclee

This Friday.  Carol McKenna’s New Visions Opening Reception at Cape Ann Giclee.  Don’t miss it.  Openings at Cape Ann Giclee are always great. E.J. Lefavour

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Upcoming Workshops at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck

Come express your creative side and check out the renovations at the Cultural Center. E.J. Lefavour

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Happy Birthday, Paul

Hope you have an awesome birthday and get to eat lots and sweets and smoked salmon. E.J. Lefavour

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Spring Art Show

Only 15 days til Spring… After that, there are only 21 more days until the Spring Art Show at the Magnolia Historical Society.  From the icy grip of winter emerges a fresh new body of work by some of your … Continue reading

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Cape Ann Ceramics Festival Fundraiser at Cape Ann Community Cinema

What: Cape Ann Ceramics Festival Special Film Showing – “To Spring from the Hand: The Life and Work of Paulus Berensohn” + Soup & Dessert Benefit  When: Sunday, March 9, 2014, 1:30pm, doors open at 1:00 Where: Cape Ann Community … Continue reading

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She Always Returns

Normally winter is my time to be creative.  My life’s path took me on some unexpected twists and turns this fall and winter, which made it impossible for me to get into my creative space.  As I’m sure all creative … Continue reading

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Author, Fred Dillen Reading at The Cultural Center Friday, March 7

Karen MacLean is a blue collar woman in her fifties who has risen in the business world to the point she gets to bury the extraneous divisions a New York mergers-and-acquisitions firm spits out.  Karen hates shutting down factory floor … Continue reading

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