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this Weekend in the Arts



Former Poet Laureate John Ronan at the Cape Ann Museum

Love, language and community.

 The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to welcome Gloucester’s former poet laureate, John Ronan on Saturday, February 25 at 2:00 p.m. to discuss his most recent book of poetry, Taking the Train of Singularity South from Midtown (Backwaters Press, 2017), including its connections to Gloucester with “Good Harbor, Home,” which was written for and read at John Bell’s first inauguration as Mayor of Gloucester. Through Taking the Train of Singularity South from Midtown Ronan hopes to convey that love and language create community.


This program is free and open to the public. Reservations required. Free registration can be made by calling 978-283-0455 x10, emailing, or online at Eventbrite.

John Ronan is a poet, playwright, movie producer and journalist. He has received national honors for his poetry and is a former National Endowment for the Arts Fellow, Ucross Fellow, Bread Loaf Scholar and Poet Laureate of Gloucester, MA. In 2010, his volume of poetry, Marrowbone Lane, won Highly Recommended honors from the Boston Authors Club. As a playwright, Ronan’s works include The Yeats Game and The Early Bird Special. John is also founder of the media production company American Storyboard, a teacher of film and host of Cape Ann Television’s The Writer’s Block with John J. Ronan which celebrates its 27th anniversary in the 2016–2017 seasons.

This program is accessible.


PUPPETRY CLASSES at the Cape Ann Cinema & Stage!


(ages 6-12)
Teaching puppetry skills of puppet & script creation, dramatization, performance. Each of 5 weekly sessions focus on one style of puppetry (hand puppet, mask, shadow, clay/toy theatre, & marionette) and one world region. The last day of each block offers a free performance to the community by the children and the master.

Saturday mornings, 10:00am to 11:30am,
next session begins March 4

COST: $60/child in advance or $15/class drop-in
(if space is available).

(ages 2-6)
In 5 weekly one-hour sessions, children will be engaged by various dazzling tales from around the world as they come alive through participatory puppetry and theme-expressive arts activities such as finger plays, craft, games, folkdance and percussion. (All children must be accompanied by a caregiver.)

Wednesday mornings, 10:30am to 11:30 am,
next session begins March 1

COST: $42/child in advance or $10/class drop-in
(if space is available).

THE WORLD FAMILY PUPPET THEATRE offers exciting school year puppetry arts programs. Participants bring alive the folktales of the worlds’ peoples thus learning valuable lessons of getting along. This program model has been refined from 38 years of multicultural arts programs for children. Time travel to a land or time far away, experience world kinship, compassion, lifelong positive problem-solving, while making new friends!



Spring Members Show

Exhibition Dates: March 16-April 23
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 18, 2:00-4:00 PM
Closing Reception: Sunday, April 23, 2:00–4:00 PM


RNAC seeks works of art by RNAC members featuring both representational and abstract 2D works in water media, oil, graphite, encaustic, photographs and prints; and also jewelry, ceramics and sculpture.


The exhibition (unjuried) will display the variety of work that RNAC members are doing in 2017 and reveal the variety of artistic expression and direction found in the work of RNAC artists. Both floors of the Cultural Center will be used to display art with room for approximately 30 artists submitting wall art, and for 10-3D artists on pedestals.

A curating team made up of exhibition committee members will make final choices and all choices will be final. (You, as an RNAC member, are welcome to join the committee. The committee meets regularly.) The first 30 artists to submit wall art will be guaranteed space for at least one work (depending on size); all other works will be considered as space is available.


RNAC members only. Artists must be members when entering. To join the Rocky Neck Art Colony go to


  • Each artist may submit two pieces.
  • Application is made by mailing a completed inventory form and check for $20 made out to RNACG.
  • Deadline for applications: received by Thursday, March 2, 2017 at The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930.

Art Requirements:

  • All art must be original. (no reproductions)
  • Each artist may submit 2 pieces of 2D wall art or multiples of small 3D items.
  • Submission of artwork previously shown at any other Cape Ann venue is not recommended.
  • A maximum size of 24 inches in width is recommended in order to accommodate the art of most members. Larger pieces will be considered as space allows.
  • 3-D work must fit on a 16×16” pedestal top.
  • Accepted work must be delivered by hand, no shipping.

Entry Fee:

$20 per artist will cover the costs of mounting this show.


There is a 25% commission on sales.


RNAC requires a number of good quality photos of work for publicity and web site promotion in JPEG format. Files are to be sized no greater than 2 MB, maximum 1,200 pixels for the longest dimension. Each image must be labeled with the following information: last name, first name initial, title, medium.jpg. Example: Smith_J_SunsetSymphony_acrylic.jpg

Please email images to Suzanne at

Size Requirements:

Submitted 2-D work of 24 inches in width and 50 inches in height, including the frame is recommended. 3-D work must fit on a 16×16” pedestal top. (3-D artists should be prepared to supply pedestals as needed.) Accepted work must be suitably framed and wired for hanging; no saw-tooth or sandwich frames allowed.

Accepted Work

  • Deliver Art: Tuesday, March 14, 10:00 AM – 12 Noon at The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA.
  • Art not installed must be picked up on Wednesday, March 15 at 10:00 AM- 12 Noon. (Email will be sent on 3/14 ONLY if you have artwork to be picked up.
  • Pick-up unsold work: SUN, April 23, 4-5 PM or MON, April 27, 10 AM-12 PM

Contact Information:

If you have any questions, please contact

Diamond Cove Music Jams


This jam is open to any style and is for advanced intermediate to advanced level of play. If we get a good turnout we will split it up into two sessions, one in the front and one in the second room “pickin’ parlor”.

Free refreshments (cider, water, cookies, pastry)

This Weekend in the Arts

The Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) and Backyard Growers will host FRESH, a six-week exhibition at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck February 2, through March 12, 2017 and accompanying workshops and presentations. 

This is an exciting collaboration by two inspiring non-profits—Backyard Growers, which cultivates an active relationship with food and the earth, and Rocky Neck Art Colony, which encourages and promotes excellence in the arts.

This partnership exhibit and events, are sponsored by Duckworth’s Bistrot, Short & Main, Artscope Magazine; as well as, Patty Knaggs Real Estate, Peter Dorsey North Shore Abodes and Neptune’s Harvest.

In this exhibition, artists from all over New England will present works that reflect on the theme FRESH, exploring the ways in which food connects us to the earth, nourishes us, and ties us to, warmth, family, friends, and memories. FRESH is the sense of new life that emerges as we leave the dark of winter for the optimism of spring. Contemporary, experimental and traditional art in all media will be on view. Artwork for the exhibit was chosen by juror, Dawn Southworth.

Backyard Growers is a Gloucester-based grassroots organization helping to reshape Gloucester’s relationship with food. They provide resources and support to establish vegetable gardens at homes, housing communities, organizations, and schools. Their mission is to create life-long gardeners inspired by the power of growing one’s own food.

 “If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”—J.R.R. Tolkien

Rocky Neck Art Colony member artists and Backyard Growers volunteers have created lectures and workshops to accompany the exhibition.  Lara Lepionka, an artist and Executive Director of Backyard Growers, will give an artist presentation at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, on February 9.  Three workshops (February 16, March 2, and March 9), will be presented at the Backyard Growers headquarters, 271 Main Street. The closing reception on March 12, 2-4 p.m. will include a raffle of a wonderful basket of gifts donated by Gloucester and Rockport merchants.

FRESH Exhibit Companion Events At A Glance:

  • Feb 4 – Opening Reception/Raffle Launch (6 Wonson Street) 5-7pm
  • Feb 9 – From Paper Pods to Pea Pods, an artist’s presentation by Lara Lepionka, Artist and Executive Director of Backyard Growers (6 Wonson Street) 7pm
  • Feb 16 – Pressed Flower Art Workshop and Free Seed Swap (271 Main Street) 7pm
  • Mar 2 – Seed Starting and Eco & Produce Printing Workshop (271 Main Street) 7pm
  • Mar 9 – Square Foot Gardening Workshop  (271 Main Street) 7pm
  • Mar 12 – Closing Reception/Raffle Event (6 Wonson Street) 2-4pm

To register for workshops please visit Proceeds from FRESH  events will be shared equally by Rocky Neck Art Colony and Backyard Growers.

 For More Information:




Cape Ann Museum Offers Adult Drawing Workshop with Gabrielle Barzaghi

 The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to offer a three week drawing workshop with visual artist Gabrielle Barzaghi. The workshop will be held on Thursday February 2, 9 and 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in the Museum’s Activity Center and galleries.

Cost including materials is $85 for Museum members/ $100 for non-members. Space is limited, reservations are required. For more information please contact Tickets can be purchased by calling 978-283-0455 x10 or online at Eventbrite.

Drawing from still lifes and in the Museum galleries, participants will practice basic drawing skills such as visual measuring, line, value, composition and perspective. The class structure will remain flexible to allow for each individual’s drawing ability.

Gabrielle Barzaghi is a visual artist and former Senior Lecturer in Art and Design at Suffolk University. She is a Gloucester resident.


Gabrielle Barzaghi, Catbriers, pastel, 2012. Collection of the Cape Ann Museum.

Workshop Schedule:

  • Session One will meet in the Museum’s Activity Center. Basic observational drawing techniques will be covered by showing examples, demonstration, and practice.
  • Session Two will involve drawing in the galleries from sculptural forms focusing on structural line, value, and volume.
  • Session Three will include compositional analysis and the study and copying of a masterwork in the Museum’s collection.


 The Cape Ann Museum celebrates the art, history and culture of Cape Ann – a region with a rich and varied culture of nationally significant historical, industrial and artistic achievement. The Museum’s collections include fine art from the 19th century to the present, artifacts from the fishing, maritime and granite quarrying industries, textiles, furniture, a library/archives and two historic houses. For a detailed media fact sheet please visit

The Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $10.00 adults, $8.00 Cape Ann residents, seniors and students. Youth (18 and under) and Museum members are free. For more information please call: (978)283-0455 x10. Additional information can be found online at




The 34th Annual Cape Ann Artisans Studio Tour Announces New Dates & Returning Artisans


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The Cape Ann Artisans have set the schedule for 2017. The Spring Tour will be held Saturday and Sunday, June 3-4. The Fall Tour will encompass the entire three day Columbus Day Weekend, Oct 7-9. The tour time is 10AM-5PM. The Holiday Show will return during Rockport’s Main Street festivities on December 1 and 2nd.

The Artisans welcome back several members that were on sabbatical, Elizabeth Harty, Marcie Rae, and Bond Street Studio. One new studio will be on the tour, that of Deborah Gonet, a mixed media artist.

The Artisans thank the community for its continued support of its partner program that includes sponsorships on the brochure and online. Annually, the Artisans print and distribute over 12,000 brochures which are distributed throughout the region. A few of these coveted spots remain available if booked by February 6th. For information, please contact Sinikka Nogelo:

The Artisans have also launched a program called “CAA in the Community” where a small group of artisans will create an on-site display and mini-presentation to inform your group about the tour in more detail. It’s a chance to meet the artists and help share the story with your organization and to better inform both residents and visitors. To request a visit by the artisans, please send a note to Jackie via
The Tour will include 20 studios and 22 Artisans. The 2017 Artisans are:

David Archibald
Cynthia Curtis
Rob Diebboll
Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco
Deborah Gonet
Elizabeth Harty
Camilla MacFadyen
Anni Melançon
Sinikka Nogelo
Bond Street Studio: Terry DelPercio-Piemonte & David Piemonte
Marcie Rae
Margaret Rack
Mi Robertson
Pam Stratton
Bart Stuyf
Twin Lights Studio: Erin O’Sullivan & Scott Place
Mary Ann Wenniger
Beth Williams
Ruth Worrall
Sara Wright

Cape Ann Museum extended

Voicing the Woods: Jeremy Adams, Instrument Maker
Exhibit extended through March 5, 2017

The curator’s job sounds relatively simple: just surprise us. Show us something we haven’t seen before, or lately, or in such depth, or with such clarity. Try to avoid the predictable and familiar, the market approved or academically sanctioned, or what other curators have already done. Try to step outside your museum’s comfort zone or carefully manicured institutional persona with something eccentric, an intuitive leap. After all, there is plenty of art out there.
—Roberta Smith, “Museums Embrace the Unfamiliar” New York Times, September 16, 2016

The current exhibition at the Cape Ann Museum would be music to Ms. Smith’s ears. Voicing the Woods: Jeremy Adams, Instrument Maker is the unpredictable, eccentric delight she calls for. Indeed, the Museum has leaped forward with its intuition that Mr. Adams’s peerless craftsmanship has exactly the genius and beauty for the rapture of an unsuspecting public. And from all accounts, its public has agreed!

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A formal lyricism in this exhibition commands attention to more than one art form. From the fabrication of brass hinges to bone keys (not to mention the skunk-tail sharps and cow-toenail couplers!), to sculptural stands and the exacting, exquisite joinery that must move unerringly to create music, the show reveals the prodigious skill and artistry of Jeremy Adams, one of the most gifted musical instrument makers in the United States. Meticulously presented in the Museum’s largest gallery, the exhibition showcases an impressive selection of harpsichords inspired by Flemish and French designs of the 17th and 18th centuries, a chamber organ, a clavichord, a demonstration organ chest, and a beautiful, witty silent keyboard, all built in their entirety by Adams in his Danvers, Massachusetts atelier. Curated from over 40 instruments built since the 1960s, these works reside in public and private collections around the world. The exhibit’s centerpiece is the stunning French (Blanchet) double-manual harpsichord with its very modern stand, which emerged from the Adams workshop this summer and is featured in events for the duration of the exhibit, sometimes in tandem with other instruments in the room. Also in the gallery, Paul Cary Goldberg’s elegant photographs, commissioned by the Museum, document the Adams workshop—the tools, details, atmosphere and the droll, quirky personality from which the instruments come.

In addition to the keyboards in the gallery, the Museum displays a selection of Adams’s furniture in the adjoining 1804 Captain Elias Davis House, offering an interesting contrast to the period furniture in the House. The design and construction of Adams’s furniture and objets d’art derive, in part, from the refined casework of his musical instruments, and in part from a lifelong interest in painting and sculpture. Commissions for new pieces show an ever-evolving freshness to his work, liberating Adams from the stringent requirements of instrument making, and resulting in highly individual and sometimes quite humorous treatments of materials both found and made. One might say that Mr. Adams has left the academy behind.

We hope you will be inspired and hasten to Gloucester for this unusual banquet of instruments and furniture now in felicitous proximity with Fitz Henry Lane, the Folly Cove Designers and all the other luminaries who inhabit this “jewel of a museum.”

In whatever way we could make your journey to Boston’s North Shore manageable, we would enthusiastically assist. The exhibition runs through March 5, 2017.


Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck is seeking new members for the 2017 season. A member-run, centrally located gallery under the umbrella of the Rocky Neck Art Colony, Gallery 53 exhibits and sells the work of about 30 Cape Ann/North Shore artists to a customer base of local, national and international visitors. Strategically located between the Studio and Rudder restaurants on Rocky Neck Ave., Gallery 53 is open seasonally from late May until mid-October. More than 14,000 art lovers and tourists visited to the gallery in 2016.

Detailed information on how to apply and an application form are available online at The deadline to apply is March 1, 2017 and work must be dropped off at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck for jurying on March 15, 2017.

“We are looking for artists and artisans who produce refreshing, provocative work and who are interested in helping to run the gallery,” said gallery manager Judy Robinson-Cox. All Gallery 53 members share in the duties related to operating the gallery – everything from strategic planning, marketing, party planning and record keeping to hanging the artwork, gallery sitting and cleaning the floors. The Rocky Neck Art Colony Galleries (the for-profit branch of the non-profit Rocky Neck Art Colony) pays expenses, collects rent from artists, and takes a commission on artwork sold. For more information call 978-515-7004.

The Rocky Neck Art Colony, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization nurtures excellence in the arts through exhibitions, workshops, residencies and vibrant cultural events for its members and the public. Long renowned for its luminous light, this harbor and coastal location has been a magnet for some of the most revered realist paintings in American art and a catalyst for the progressive ideas of artists from Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Milton Avery, and Nell Blaine, among many others. Today Rocky Neck continues to attract artists and art lovers to a thriving creative community. For up to date information visit

Central Street Gallery – Transition to Online and Satellite Shows


Central Street Gallery (CSG) will be holding an inventory clearance until Christmas Eve featuring 20% off selected works. On December 31st, the Central Street Gallery (CSG) will be leaving its gallery space and transitioning to an online presence and future satellite shows. CSG has spent a wonderful eight and a half years at its present location at 11 Central Street in Manchester-by-the-Sea.

CSG will continue on with an online presence via its website, its electronic newsletter, Facebook and will retain its phone number – 978-526-7650.  It will also be an active participant in the annual Festival by the Sea and other art-related events in  town, e.g. paint-outs, quick draw competitions.

Central Street Gallery would like to thank the community for its support and patronage over these years.  The Gallery opened in 2008 just two months before the economy took a significant downturn.  Despite these challenges,the gallery not only survived but thrived. The fourteen artist members are very grateful for the opportunity they have had to display and sell their work in a community that has a deep appreciation for the arts.  The decision to close CSG’s doors has not been an easy one, however, the sale of the building earlier this year moved the decision forward.

Please stop by to say good-by and to make sure that you are on our mailing list.  In addition to the work displayed in the current show, the artists will have additional pieces of work at very attractive prices. For more information, please go to: or call: 978-526-7650.

This Weekend in the Arts

Christmas in the New World,’ performed by Musicians of the Old Post Road at the Gloucester Meetinghouse.


Musicians of the Old Post Road is one of the best-loved chamber ensembles in the Boston area. Founded by Artistic Directors Suzanne Stumpf (flute) and Daniel Ryan (cello), the ensemble takes its name from its acclaimed concert series, originally entitled Old Post Road Historic Concerts, begun in 1989. They are joined by Sarah Darling (violin & viola), Marcia Cassidy (viola) and Michael Bahmann, (harpsichord).

This is a rare opportunity to celebrate the holiday season with a unique program abounding with festive music exported to 18th-century Central and South America! Selections include lively Spanish villancicos, ornate Italian cantatas, and rhythmically-playful works with indigenous influences. Castellanos, Durán, Jerusalem, Pacheco, and Torres are among the featured composers.

Special guests: Jessica Petrus, soprano, and Catherine Hedberg, mezzo-soprano, and special guest Eloy Cruz (Mexico), Baroque guitar


Friday, December 16, 2016 at 7:30pm  (doors open at 7:00pm)


The historic 1806 Gloucester Meetinghouse (home of the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church), corner of Church & Middle Street, with accessible side entrance at 10 Church Street.


$35 Preferred Seating (reserved front rows & rear gallery), $25 General, $20 College Students & Seniors (65+), under 17 free.  Tickets may be purchased online at or at the door with cash, check or major credit card.


Meetinghouse Preservation Fund


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Rocky Neck Art Colony Holiday Festival

The Cultural Center Gallery at Rocky Neck
6 Wonson Street, Gloucester MA 01930
Open Weekends November 26 to December 18
Gallery Hours: Saturday-Sunday, 10 AM – 5 PM

The Rocky Neck Art Colony will hold its annual Holiday Festival at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson St., Gloucester, the final weekend is Saturday and Sunday, December 17 and 18, hours are 10am – 5pm.

 Come to the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck for the last weekend of the beautiful Holiday Festival. There are many reasonably priced and more expensive items to choose from; fine craft ceramics, jewelry, wall art of various sizes, designer one of a kind handbags, scarves and much more.

DEMONSTRATIONS & Do It Yourself Holiday Art Project

Join us for the last Saturday demonstration drop-in “do-it-yourself” art workstations, where visitors can make their own collage holiday cards for a small materials charge. Saturday from 1 to 3pm.

Take your own holiday selfies in our photo booth and you can insert the photos into handmade cards or ornaments.

 SAT Dec 17: Collage cards, ornaments with photo, 1 to 3pm

Solstice Party and ‘Leven performance: Welcome back the sun with our solstice party and the warm sounds of a-caplla group ‘Leven. Light refreshments served.

SUN Dec 18: Solstice party with A capella group ‘Levin, 2 to 4pm.

Last chance to shop these great artistic gift ideas:

  • Assemblage by Pam Courtleigh
  • Ceramics by Elizabeth Gauthier, Susan Hershey, Evy Stewart, Ruth Worrall;
  • Jewelry by Katherine Bagley, Deborah Barnwell, Lisa Carlson, Joanne Demetra, Jackie Ganim DeFalco, Mindy Lindtek, Mary McCarl, Zev Rejman, Karen Tibbets, Deborah Way;
  • Designer Handbags by Marlene Cann;
  • Hand painted scarves by Jane Keddy, Brenda Malloy;
  • Paintings by Loren Doucette, Phyllis Feld, Dina Gomery, Brenda Malloy, Mary McCarl, Debbie Schradieck, Martha Swanson, Marilyn Swift;
  • Photography by Skip Montello, Michael Oleksiw II, Judy Robinson-Cox, Tom Robinson-Cox;
  • Printmaking by Deborah Geurtze, Jane Keddy, Stephanie Mason


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This Weekend in the Arts

The movie MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, from Director Kenneth Lonegran, is a huge success at the Gloucester Cinema on Essex Ave!

Over the weekend, the largest theater at Gloucester Cinema sold out.  In order to have enough seats for folks looking to see the movie this upcoming weekend, starting on Friday, December 9 an extra screen and evening show times has been added to make room for everyone who wants to see the film.  “Accommodating everyone comfortably is the goal and adding an extra screen will help alleviate the crowds in each theater,” stated theater owner John Williams.

Manchester By the Sea will no doubt be headed for Oscar nominations, thanks to Director Kenneth Lonegran.  Regardless of whether you live or work in the Cape Ann area or just love a well written, acted and directed movie, Manchester By The Sea is a  DON’T MISS FILM.  Now, with more screens and showtimes added for this weekend this is your best opportunity to see it locally.   Showtimes and days can be seen on the web site and tickets can be purchased on line or at the door.  For large group reservations or for additional information please feel free to call theater owner John Williams at 781-724-5368.


Middle Street Walk
A day of community holiday festivities.

image002.jpgOn Saturday, December 10, the Cape Ann Museum is pleased to collaborate with the many organizations of historic Middle Street for a full day of programs and events in celebration of Gloucester’s Historic District and the holiday season. Open houses, concerts, special tours and traditional decorations will be featured at multiple venues throughout the afternoon.

The Museum’s 1804 Captain Elias Davis House will be dressed up in period holiday decorations for public viewing throughout the day. Don’t miss the regularly scheduled 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. “Highlights of the Museum” tours or family crafts in the Museum’s Activity Center. Visitors will also have the opportunity to view the Museum’s permanent collections and special exhibitions, including Voicing the Woods: Jeremy Adams, Instrument Maker.

This lively day of programming is free and open to the public.

Participating locations include: Cape Ann Museum, Sawyer Free Library, Trinity Church, Unitarian Universalist Church, Sargent House Museum, City Hall and more!

Image: Ornament making in the Activity Center at the Cape Ann Museum. Photograph by Nicole Fandel.


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The Art of David Arsenault Gallery is Moving to a New Location on Dock Square!

We’re on the Move in Rockport in December!


After 2 great years on Bearskin Neck, The Art of David Arsenault Gallery will be moving! Pictured is our new location at 8 Dock Square—the blue building, right in the middle of downtown Rockport!

How soon, you ask? We’ll be getting right to work and our goal is to be open by Thursday, December 1st! Shop Rockport Night is the next day, Friday, December 2nd. And we’re aiming for a Grand Re-Opening Party the following weekend on Saturday, December 10t —in conjunction with Rockport’s Christmas Stroll.

During the month of December, don’t be surprised to see Sue at 26 Bearskin Neck AND me at 8 Dock Square—simultaneously!

With our pending move and the approaching holidays, this is the PERFECT time to make an offer on a painting. And keep in mind that shipping is FREE in November for all original oil paintings and canvas giclées priced at $100 or more. Visit us in person or online here!

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‘MANCHESTER BY THE SEA’ opening this week at Gloucester Cinema

manchesterbytheseapic.jpegSUCCESS!!  Gloucester Cinema, 74 Essex Ave, Gloucester will be showing the locally made movie MANCHESTER BY THE SEA this week.  “This movie has had a slow and limited release to the theaters across the United States, and until now Boston was the nearest theater playing it.” stated theater owner John Williams.

Gloucester’s first show will be on Thursday, December 1 at 7 p.m.  On Friday and over the weekend matinees will start at 10 a.m. for MANCHESTER BY THE SEA, in addition to the regular show times.  On Monday, December 5 thru Thursday, December 8 there will be shows beginning at noon for those who cannot make it over the weekend or want to see it a second time.  “It’s not unusual for folks to get confused about what time or day a show will run” commented John so he is advising folks to check the website — — or call the theater’s recording 978-283-9188 for the most up-to-date information.

“I am so excited we are getting MANCHESTER BY THE SEA.  I am thankful that Director Kenneth Lonegran wanted to help us give local folks a chance to see his newest movie that was filmed in their home town.”  Residents of the Cape Ann area will be thrilled to see the film at a theater much closer to home.  It is a great way to get a group of family, friends and neighbors together to enjoy a story that features Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams in a local and well known backdrop.  It has fantastic reviews, and it is expected to be nominated for several awards during the awards season.

Gloucester Cinema is easy to find on Route 133, Exit 14 off 128.  It is handicap accessible with lots of free parking very close to the front door. While supplies last, there are small movie posters and postcards for those who purchase tickets at the theater.  For large group reservations or questions, please call John directly at 781-724-5368.

CALL FOR EXHIBITION PROPOSALS – Cultural Center at Rocky Neck

The Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC)
is seeking proposals from artists,
for exhibitions in 2017,
two of which will be chosen to
receive an honorarium grant.

RNAC will award the two grants of $1,000 for two five-week exhibition slots available in the spring of 2017. The grants will cover the cost of the exhibition space—for the selected artists—plus postcard printing and mailing.  RNAC is delighted to have received a generous grant from the Bruce J. Anderson Foundation to support a number of exhibitions at the Cultural Center from June of 2016 through July of 2017. The grant supports the RNAC objective, to move from artist-supported exhibitions to those supported by the organization.

Each proposed exhibition will include two or more artists and include at least one RNAC artist member. This is a great opportunity for artists in our community to exhibit their work at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck. The deadline for grant proposal submissions is Wednesday, February 1, 2017. For more information and a complete prospectus please visit:

Please address any questions regarding proposals via email to


The Rocky Neck Art Colony, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization nurtures excellence in the arts through exhibitions, workshops, residencies and vibrant cultural events for its members and the public. Long renowned for its luminous light, this harbor and coastal location has been a magnet for some of the most revered realist paintings in American art and a catalyst for the progressive ideas of artists from Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Milton Avery, and Nell Blaine, among many others. Today Rocky Neck continues to attract artists and art lovers to a thriving creative community. For up to date information visit

On this Sunday, November 20, Cape Ann Special Olympics will have a table at Stop & Shop selling our calendar raffles from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm


Massachusetts Special Olympics Calendar raffle tickets are now available and are only $10 a ticket this gives you 31 chances to win one of the great prizes available – see calendar above.

On this Sunday, November 20,  Cape Ann Special Olympics will have a table at Stop & Shop selling our calendar raffles from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm – please stop by and support our wonderful local team of athletes! Your generous $10 raffle ticket purchase helps us buy uniforms and equipment for our athletes!

You can also buy raffle tickets directly from a Cape Ann Special Olympics parent and at Cape Ann Giclee 20 Maplewood Ave Gloucester, or buy your raffle tickets ONLINE  with this link:

When buying online you will see this under the “Additional Information Section”:

“Would you like to allocate donation to a particular SOMA local program/team? …”

Please write in “Cape Ann Special Olympics” in this section to ensure that the money goes directly to our local Cape Ann Special Olympics athletes.

 Thank you so much for your support!


Great Video: Bobbi Gibb Marathon Sculpture Project

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Hi Joe,

I thought some of the local sports fans might like to see this amazing video from the other night in Boston where two north shore ladies received the Good Sportsman award from the sports editors of the Boston Globe for their stories.   You might recall Abbey D’Agostino from the Olympics as one and the other is of course our own Bobbi Gibb from Rockport!

I’ve posted the video and also photos from the event on this page below!

Thanks for sharing!

Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco
Marketer for Technology & the Arts
seARTS Cape Ann – Advisor

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