Category Archives: Art

Finding Fall: bound into exquisite Rockbound art exhibit at Cape Ann Museum before Oct 29!

CLOSING SOON

The blanketing New England autumn is stronger on the walls at Cape Ann Museum than the fall landscape all around us just now. (When I saw this ravishing exhibit at the beginning of June, I had that same feeling about ‘summer’.) Though the seasons of color may disappoint us one year to the next, the impact of these paintings only intensifies with close observation. This is a show for anyone with an interest in painting. Rockbound at Cape Ann Museum features a terrific variety of  iconic Cape Ann seacoast scenes and artists. There’s an added urgency to see the show in person: most are on loan from private collections, shown together for the first time. Come fill your eyes and heart before this exclusive opportunity passes by.

The major exhibition at the Cape Ann Museum, Rockbound:  Painting the American Scene on Cape Ann and Along the Shore closes October 29th.The Cape Ann Museum “gratefully acknowledges the many collectors* who lent to this exhibition and the following individuals: Mary Craven, Margaret Pearson, John Rando and Arthur Ryan.”  *anonymous private lenders, Endicott College, Roswitha and William Trayes, JJ and Jackie Bell, and others

(The wonderful Fitz Henry Lane exhibition that just opened will be on view through March 4, 2018.)

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3 works by W Lester Stevens

 

EXHIBIT MYSTERY

I think that the “Unattributed decorative mirror for over mantel” may be the hand of artist Frederick Stoddard for many reasons. Perhaps it’s a “Morning Mantle Decoration by Fred L. Stoddard” that’s listed in the 1923 Gloucester Society of Artists inaugural exhibition.

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INSTALLATION highlights

Artists include Yarnall Abbott, Gifford Beal, George Bellows, Theresa Berenstein, Hugh Breckenridge, Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley,  Aldro Hibbard, Max Kuehne, Emma Fordyce Macrae, Margaret Patterson, Lester Stevens, Anthony Thieme, and more (hover over image to see artist information)

 

photos pairings below: Finding Cape Ann Museum Rockbound color/mood inspiration just outside in Gloucester October vistas (not literal place/time pairings but that could be done as well!)

Cape Ann Museum & Gloucester Writers Center| 8th Annual Charles Olson Lecture Oct 21 – Ann Charters

Cape Ann Museum shares this notice:

Charles Olson and Ann Charters walking on the Boulevard in Gloucester, Mass,1967 Photo credit Sam Charters. Author information from Small Press Distribution (SPD), spdbooks

Image: Charles Olson and Ann Charters walking on the Boulevard in Gloucester, Mass., 1967. Photo credit: Sam Charters. Author information from Small Press Distribution (SPD), spdbooks.org.

8th Annual Charles Olson Lecture: Ann Charters- Evidence of What Is Said

The Cape Ann Museum and Gloucester Writers Center are pleased to present the 8th Annual Charles Olson Lecture featuring Ann Charters on Saturday, October 21 at 1:00 p.m. at the Cape Ann Museum(27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester). This program is free and open to the public. A suggested donation of $10 is appreciated.

Ann Charters, noted Beat Generation scholar, photographer, and Professor Emerita at University of Connecticut, Storrs, visits Gloucester to discuss her correspondence with poet Charles Olson. Beginning in 1968 with Charters’ request for Olson to reflect on his “earliest enthusiasm for Melville,” and continuing until late 1969, these letters traverse the final two years of Olson’s life. Centered on Charters’ book Olson/Melville: A Study of Affinity, the correspondence ultimately maps two writers’ existence in an America that is simultaneously experiencing the wonder of the moon landing and the chaotic escalation of the Vietnam War. All the while, their exchanges navigate the convolutions of Olson’s ideas about history, space, and time in relation to his pivotal book Call Me Ishmael and his Black Mountain College lectures.

Charles Olson was born in 1910 in Worcester, Massachusetts. His first book, Call Me Ishmael, published in 1947, is a case study of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. Olson was an essayist, poet, scholar, and avid letter writer. He was a professor who also taught at universities ranging from Clark to Harvard to Black Mountain College. His influence in the 1950s and 1960s was expansive in many fields of thought. He died in New York in 1970 while completing his masterpiece, The Maximus Poems.

Ann Charters is the author of the first biography of Jack Kerouac, published in 1973, as well as a number of major studies of Beat literature and its personalities. She began taking photographs in 1958 on Andros Island in the Bahamas to document Samuel Charters’ field recordings for Folkways Records. These photographs of musicians are featured in Blues Faces: A Portrait of the Blues (David Godine Books, 2000). Her photographs of Kerouac, Ginsberg, Kesey, and others are included in Beats & Company: Portrait of a Literary Generation (Doubleday, 1986). Her photo essay on Charles Olson in Gloucester was published in Olson/Melville: A Study in Affinity (Oyez, 1968). Her photos also illustrated Samuel Charters’ The Poetry of the Blues (Oak Publications, 1963) and Songs of Sorrow: Lucy McKim Garrison and Slave Songs of the United States (University Press of Mississippi, 2015). Ann Charters’ photo essay featuring the Nobel Prize-winning poet Tomas Tranströmer is included in Samuel Charters’ translation of Tranströmer’s BALTICS, published by Tavern Books in 2012.

 

 

Essex National Heritage: 7 Cape Ann awards, Bass Rocks Golf Club, & just how many people visit Salem?

There are 49 National Heritage Areas throughout the United States. Massachusetts shares three of its four with neighboring states: CT, NH and RI.  The fourth, Essex National Heritage Area, is the only one located entirely within the Commonwealth. The enviable Essex National Heritage Area was established in 1996 for all of Essex County, Massachusetts, its 34 cities and towns, nearly 10,000 historic places on the national historic register, 26 national historic landmarks and 2 National Park headquarters (Salem and Saugus Iron Works).  Trails and Sails is just one of Essex National Heritage’s memorable rallying efforts. Make sure to participate! Another initiative is the Essex Coastal Scenic Byway which calls attention to our county via its lovely, historic roads. You may have noticed the brown byway signs which were installed in 2012 after years of establishing the best routes to re-connect and highlight Essex County. This is one of the signs installed in Gloucester, MA. David Rhinelander helped with the Gloucester and Cape Ann part.

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2017 Essex National Heritage Presenters

The Essex National Heritage Commission (Essex Heritage) held its Annual Fall Meeting on Thursday, October 4 at the Flint Public Library in Middleton. Business and community leaders throughout the county were in attendance. John Farmer, Essex National Heritage President, mentioned that he joined Bass Rocks Golf Club and that he enjoyed visiting the Gloucester HarborWalk for this year’s Trails & Sails in his opening report. Farmer is the Senior Vice President & Senior Credit Officer, of Eastern Bank, Lynn, one of the major Lightkeeper Sponsors* for Essex National Heritage.

 

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John Farmer, Essex National Heritage President, Essex National Heritage Commission. Farmer is the Senior Vice President & Senior Credit Officer, of Eastern Bank, Lynn, one of the major Lightkeeper Sponsors* for Essex National Heritage

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Can you guess how many guests the busy Salem vistitor center welcomed since 2013? Paul DePrey, the National Park Service Superintendent for the Salem Martime & Saugus Iron Works National Historic Sites, shared this update…

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Beautiful dedication of Morgan Faulds Pike altarpiece in Rockport

Carved from limewood. Look at the range in surfaces!

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(detail) Rererdos St Mary’s Rockport, MA wooden alterpiece carved by master American sculptor Morgan Faulds Pike.

 

Dir Rev Karin E Wade developed a very special service today at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 24 Broadway, Rockport, MA. The visitation of Bishop Alan M. Gates and Deacon Bruce Nickerson for the dedication of the graceful and evocative Reredos by sculptor Morgan Faulds Pike was a resounding (and glorious sounding) success. There are wonderful acoustics in this little church.

 

Bishop Gates related that he was a Russian scholar, and acknowledged the exquisite music and choir immediately. I believe he mentioned the Lvovsky Hospodi Pomiloi specifically (see program notes below). The Offertory Anthem, Each Road, with words by Jeannette M. Lindholm and music by David C. Pike, inspired by Morgan’s work and created for the dedication of the new reredos, was still to come! All of it was so very moving. If you were unable to join today’s dedication,

save the date as there will be a Festive Evensong Dedication on Sunday October 29, 2017 at 4pm

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reminder: Special fall art shows today

Special Fall art shows today, Monday, and throughout October

Annisquam Arts & Craft Show today only Oct 8

Cape Ann Artisans trail today and Monday

Peabody Essex Museum Ocean Liners  today and Monday  CLOSING OCT 9TH

American Craft Week Oct 6-15 goodlinens event, Local Colors, Pauline’s gifts, DIVa, and more

Cape Ann Plein Air Oct 8-16

Cyclocross is Oct 14 & 15 2017

Cape Ann Cinema & Stage Doctobrefest Documentary Film Festival Oct 13-19
Cape Ann Cinema & Stage Scary Movies all October Why should Salem have all the fun?
Cape Ann Cinema & Stage with UU Church SILENT horror movies- Hunchback of Notre DameOct 17, 7:30PM featuring world famous pipe organ maestro Peter Krasinski

FANTASTIC Rockbound at Cape Ann Museum CLOSING oct 29

Photos: 2017 Annisquam Arts & Crafts Fair

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Jane Keddy

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Annisquam Arts & Crafts Fair | Fall art shows

Arts events are still going strong tomorrow October 8 AND Monday, Columbus Day weekend.
Annisquam Arts & Craft Show Sunday only Oct 8

Cape Ann Artisans trail Sunday and Monday

Peabody Essex Museum Ocean Liners  Sunday and Monday  CLOSING OCT 9TH

American Craft Week Oct 6-15 goodlinens event, Local Colors, Pauline’s gifts, DIVa, and more

Cape Ann Plein Air Oct 8-16

Cyclocross is Oct 14 & 15 2017

Cape Ann Cinema & Stage Doctobrefest Documentary Film Festival Oct 13-19
Cape Ann Cinema & Stage Scary Movies all October Why should Salem have all the fun?
Cape Ann Cinema & Stage with UU Church SILENT horror movies- Hunchback of Notre Dame Oct 17, 7:30PM featuring world famous pipe organ maestro Peter Krasinski

FANTASTIC Rockbound at Cape Ann Museum CLOSING oct 29

Photos: Some of the booths and participating artists from today at the Annisquam Arts & Craft fair which is open two days only: Saturday Oct 7 & Sunday October 8, from 10-5. Many of the artists are part of the Cape Ann Artisans trail this weekend and/or have shops/stores!

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Sue Niemi, Ten Pound Studio various textile artists- Sue Niemi wearing and touching some of her scarves in the group booth, Annisquam Arts & Craft Fair 2017

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Jane Keddy clothing, sachets, original prints mostly Gloucester scenes

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Last call! #OceanLiners stunning art deco and modernism exhibition Peabody Essex Museum

 gorgeous Stanley Spencer, panel from Titanic, and so much more!

CLOSES OCT 9. There’s still time to catch one of the best shows of the year before it sails to London! Forget the theme and be ready to be continually swept off your feet by a who’s who of 20th century art and design, history, and one of a kind surprises (spoiler alert photographs of the installation below). This exhibition is high art with loans from important collections worldwide, well curated, and supremely installed. Its genesis stems from collector Stephen Lash and curators from the Peabody Essex Museum and London’s Victoria and Albert. I was reminded of great design shows at MoMa and influential Modernism fairs during the 1980s at the Armory. NEWS FLASH –  More than 1000 works of art from the collection of Stephen Lash, Peabody Essex Museum overseer, were gifted to the museum and announced this week through this exhibition. 

If you only have time for one work…

STANLEY SPENCER 
Riveters from the epic cycle Shipbuilding on the Clyde, 1941, in the collection of the Imperial War Museums, London. I have never seen one of these Spencers in person–what a surprise to find it here!

mural by STANLEY SPENCER from epic series SHIPBUILDING ON THE CLYDE Riveters, 1941 IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM LONDON Ocean Liners Installation Peabody Essex Museum © C Ryan 20170908_114331

The photo above illustrates the left corner of the Spencer mural: it’s so vast you need to use a video to capture its mind boggling composition and entirety. (Spencer’s studies included field sketches unfurled on toilet paper–useful, cheap, and lengthy matrix):

 

FINEST EXTANT TITANIC CARVING FRAGMENT (arch at the threshhold of the recital lounge), ca.1911, from the collection of Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax Nova Scotia Museum. Spotlighting in this post for artist, Morgan Faulds Pike

FINEST EXTANT TITANIC CARVING FRAGMENT arch recital lounge ca1911, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic,Halifax Nova Scotia- Ocean Liners Installation  Peabody Essex Museum © C Ryan 20170908_115342.jpg

Shout out to David and Susan Goode – was thrilled to see the Jan Matulka from Norfolk Southern collection!

JAN MATULKA New York Harbor Paris 1925 NORFOLK SOUTHERN CORP - Ocean Liners Installation  Peabody Essex Museum © C Ryan 20170908_121220.jpg

OCEAN LINERS exhibition was co-organized by the Peabody Essex Museum and London’s Victoria and Albert Museum and closes October 9, 2017. The exhibition opens at the Victoria & Albert in February and continues through June 10, 2018. There are many standouts in this exhibition, photographs September 2017 (click to enlarge and see descriptions)

 

Photographs/short video clips from my visit September 2017. Gloucester’s Zach Gorrell is a participating musician for the LIVE pianist performances. Alex Olsen playing when I was there.

 

Breathtaking corner vignette, exhibition pause, includes *gasp* wow poster and Winsor McCay silent film sinking of Lusitania  ” 25,000 drawings had to be made and photographed one at a time…” see film clips below Read more

Sold! Happy buyers at the Sawyer Free Annual Art auction

Scenes from last evening’s night at the auction. Great fun and success!

Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Library annual art auction takes place every October. Pictures from the 2017 preview installation. The Art Advisory Committee and a big team of volunteers does a fantastic job fostering community, boosting artists and  fundraising. The artists are generous. It’s a great month to join or renew your Sawyer Free membership. They’re currently ‘friend’raising.  Sign up and join here. Oct. 15-21, 2017 is the 12th annual National Friends of Libraries Week

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Deep in the Quiet Wood opening reception Oct 7 Jane Deering Gallery

Jane Deering Gallery
Deep in the Quiet Wood

Featuring: Gabrielle Barzaghi, Adin Murray, Michael Porter, Esther Pullman, George Wingate

Opening Reception: Saturday. October 7, 5-7PM.

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Artist:  Adin Murray
Title:  Afternoon Light, Jones River  2014
Medium: Graphite on panel
Dimensions: 12 x 12 inches

from the gallery printed matter:

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33rd Year Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show

This Columbus Day, discover a unique shopping experience. A large array of artisans converge on Annisquam’s historic Village Hall offering handcrafted, one-of-a-kind goods for sale. Perfect gift ideas for the holidays! What you’ll find: jewelry, paintings, textiles, glasswork, painted silk scarves, baby clothing, wooden toys, paper goods, ornaments, chocolates, and so much more!

Kid Friendly
Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8th, 2017

10:00 am – 5:00 pm both days

Annisquam Arts & Craft Show

Hosted by Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show
36 Leonard Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

Cape Ann Auctions

From our friend Walt Kolenda from Cape Ann Auctions:

I have a great auction coming up! It’s probably my best quality sale since I’ve been on the island!
So I’m hoping that you can post this article in GMG this week

 

For more info and last minute additions to this auction, go to

www.capeannauction.com

 

Here’s a partial listing of other lots:

Jewelry,Coins & related incl: 18k gold Tiger’s Eye ring, 14k gold Peridot ring, 14k gold Lapis ring, 10k gold star sapphire ring other 10k gold rings, antique Sterling Silver Argent Dore lady’s watch with exquisite enamel work, beautiful quartz slice pendant w/ mountains over cacti, Turquoise Fish pin by Native American artist Lopacki, lots of costume jewelry incl; rhinestones, pins earrings etc, silver half dollars, sterling proofs, US, Israel & other mint sets, art nouveau era WWI bronze medals incl: Merci bronze medal by Pierre Alexander, 1920 Feriam Sidera plaque by Paul Marcel Dammann, Bronze GAR medal of Abe Lincoln, 1919 WWI Bronze Alsace Stork, many pieces of sterling silver incl heavy relief serving pcs, Wallace sea-shell bowl, Victorian era sterling baby rattle/whistle, early tongs, button hooks and much more, several old stamp albums & a lot of 200 + First Day Covers, lots of antique Gloucester MA & Cape Ann Postcards.

Unusual/Random –Rare Baseball Batter at Bat Weathervane purchased in the 1960s, but made when? Excellent Victorian box w/ intricate marquetry, beautiful hand-carved box w/ Peacock on cover, Boxed Models Lindberg, B-58 Plane, WWI Artillery kit, half-hull model of the Gloucester MA pinky Ardelle, large antique Asian bronze incense burner w/ figure mounted on Stag. Stag has jade eyes. (one horn damaged) lots of ephemera, pretty girl advertising blotters from 1920s, postcards of Boston/Fenway Park, tourist booklets, antique photo scrapbook, bronze sailboat art deco ashtray, 3 Graces brass lamp, Antique Fisherman brass doorstop, hand carved Turkish Meerschaum pipe, Man at the Wheel bookends, pair antique Perko boat lights (as found), antique surveyor’s transit, Pair of mid-century lamps 1962 Creative corp Quartite, 4×6 Native American rug, 2 Perthshire milifiori paperweights, 2 glass whale paperweights, unusual high quality custom Bird’s Eye Maple stand, Red oriental style coffee table, 5 Thoren’s Swiss Music boxes in working condition, beautifully painted folk art stool, Carved leather Native American mask, several cast iron toys, an awesome pair of Steampunk spectacles with cobalt lenses, 7.5” burl wood vase, pair of slate top end tables, 8 Day Seth Thomas Mantle Clock circa 1900 (working), Fisherman Bookends, Cool Chrome Robot Belt Buckle, Harley Davidson Buckle & others, Mini-Shakespeare leather-bound books, Several lots of antique/vintgage camerals ncl: editing camera w/Schneider-Kreuznach lenses, No.1 Kodak Jr box cameras, Bee Bee, Kodak A-22, Kodak no.2 Ansco Flash Clipper. Box lots, tray lots etc!

Art incl: Pair of Karl Sterrer repousse allegorical poly-chrome neo-classic sculptures 11×22 in gold gilt frames, 3 Excellent Eleanor Parsons Custis Photographs, George Wainright Harvey orig. watercolor painting, signed & dated 1886, 4 Edward Harvey Orig. watercolor paintings of Twin Lights Thatcher Island Rockport MA dated 1895, Sailboat in cove w/ lobster trap circa 1890s,Sailboat on sandbar w/ sails down, circa 19th century, w/c 10×18” boats by boathouse, 1940s framed Vargas Girl calendar prints, intricate hand done antique Asian needlepoint, Folly Cove placemat “Baked Bean Supper 1954, Southwestern Statue by Austin productions 36” tall, small Native American art/rug gulls over mountains, David Tava carved 15” stone sculpture” Meditation”, Native American sculpture signed Vera Fkagur Jemez, Native American Statue 14″ tall. 2Titled “Blue Rain” signed Neda, 28” stone sculpture of flowers, large abstract watercolor of Mermaids, hand painted cottage window w garden scene, 2 Alice M. Curtis signed, hand colored photographs, Unsigned 19th century w/c titled Mill River, Riverdale, Gloucester, MA, large portrait of Lady in Blue by Cape Ann Artist, David Pallock,

Breweriana, Signs & Related incl: Antique Keg Tap by A.J. Houghton, Vintage Iroquois beer tray w/ Indian head, rare enamel Dawes tray w horse, rare McEwan’s Pale India Ale tray, Utica Brewing co ,Krueger Beer & Ale, Brockert’s Brewing co. Worcester. MA of Willimansett Mass Man on Keg, Hamm’s Preferred Stock, Pabst Tray Brewery on face, Louis F Neuweiler’s & Son Allentown P.A., Hampden Brewery Who want’s the handsome waiter, Schmidt’s Beer circa 1930s lady pours, 20″x28″ Saunder’s Chanticleer Ice Cream Washington St. Gloucester MA 1940s metal sign, Holihan’s Beer vintage ad thermometer, 12×24” Nu-Icy antique Grapefruit Juice sign, 12.36” Jacob Rupert beer sign, 10×28” Diamond Spring Ale sign, Dawson’s Ale reverse painted on glass sign, Schlitz lighted beer sign circa 1960s, antique beer bottles w orig. labels incl: Pabst, Old Town, Ruppert & others.

PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS ONLY A PARTIAL LISTING – WE HAVE MUCH MORE COMING IN!

The Auctioneer is not responsible for errors & omissions.

There will be a snack bar on premises. Parking is available on the Church Common and on/around Church St.

MA Auction License lic#119

Terms of the sale:

Cash, Known Checks & Credit Cards Accepted. There will be a 15% buyer’s premium.

NO INTERNET BIDDING FOR THIS AUCTION!

 

American Crafts Week Press Release

IN CELEBRATION
GLOUCESTER SELECTED BY “AMERICAN CRAFT” AMONG TOP TEN USA CITIES AND TOWNS FOR BEST ARTS (ARTISTS) AND CRAFTS (CRAFTERS)!

American Craft Week (AmericanCraftWeek.com) awarded Gloucester as one of the top ten US cities and towns for best arts and crafts. This prestigious award is the result of public voting. Additionally, Gloucester has been selected the past two years by “American Style” Magazine as one of the top ten destinations in the Country for arts!
In celebration of National American Craft Week (October 6-October 15), artists and crafters, as well as businesses who make and/or sell American-made arts and crafts, and who are located in Gloucester/ Cape Ann are planning wonderful public events all week!
In addition to the Cape Ann Artisans Studio Tour (Capeannartisans.com), which incorporates amazing demonstrations and sales by 22 artists and crafters in 19 locations during the weekend of October 7-9, many Gloucester businesses, studios and galleries will also be providing special events all week long!
Look for the signs in windows everywhere!!
Some of the events in Gloucester include, but are not limited to:
Good Linens (goodlinenstudio,com), 130 Main Street, will exhibit the work of eight artisans and provide a stone carving demonstration by Ann Conneman..
DIVA (Donna’s Infinite Variety of Adornments) (AdornmentDIVA.com), 161 Main Street, will have a week-long sale on all one-of-a-kind pieces made by more than 120 contemporary American jewelry artists.
Local Colors (www.local-colors.org), 121 Main St., is sponsoring a special exhibit entitled, “TINY ART,” in which 16 artists have been challenged to produce work in small sizes and in a variety of mediums. These creations will be on display, and a special reception (public and free) will be held on October 14th from 5-8pm.
Sadie Green’s Jewelry (saidegreens.com), 205 Main St., will be holding a special week-long, 30% off sale on all vintage reproduction jewelry made by American artists.
Calvo Studio (www.DavidCalvo.com) 235 East Main St., a multi-awarded wood carver will exhibit historic and custom work all week.
Art Haven (arthaven.org), 180 Main St, will have an open costume workshop for children on October 15th.
Gallery 53, (rockyneckartcolony.org/gallery-53-on-rocky-neck), 53 Rocky Neck Ave, will show the works of 32 local artists,and on October 7, from 6-8pm, will hold their Season’s End Party with a special exhibit and prizes made by the artists. A different artist will be available each day.

For additional information and updates, go to DicoverGloucester.com and CapeAnnChamber.com.

beautiful By the Sea Sotheby’s Cape Ann Plein Air commercial video by Tom Curry

Tom Curry video By the Sea Sotheby’s International Realty  Cape Ann Plein Air

and here’s Curry’s Beauty of  Rockport

 

See more about the event in Kim Smith’s  post, with Mayor Romeo Theken’s photos

There’s another By the Sea Sotheby’s TV spot I’ve seen that is beautiful and features Gloucester, Cape Ann and North Shore landmarks.

Moonlight Over Magnolia Silent Auction

Hosted by the Magnolia Historical Society Inc

October 7, 2017
Saturday at 6 PM – 9 PM
The Blynman School Restoration Project needs your help! Come join us for a fun party and Silent Auction Fundraising Event. Check out the progress we’ve made n the restoration! Donations OF QUALITY GOODS NEEDED, Gift Cards, Jewelry, etc. Be a sponsor, see our website at magnoliahistoricalsociety.com

Magnolia Historical Society Inc
46 Magnolia Ave, Magnolia Village, Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
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Closing this weekend: beautiful intimist Leslie Lewis Sigler and Paul Cary Goldberg show at Jane Deering Gallery

Quiet works invite worlds of contemplation in the street lit Jane Deering Gallery 19 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA. Thru September 30th.

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Jane Deering Gallery 19 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA
‘Silver and Grey’ 
two person exhibition: Leslie Lewis Sigler small paintings and
Paul Cary Goldberg Here Still photograph series

The entire O’Maley 8th grade will be seeing classmate Nate Oaks in To Kill A Mockingbird @GloucesterStage!

So cool! Thank you Gloucester Stage, Gloucester Public Schools and GEF

Congratulations, Nate, and Gabriel Magee, another Heidi Dallin Youth Acting Workshop (YAW) actor. Buy your tickets soon-  Gloucester Stage productions sell out and are not to be missed. Read more about Nate and the entire cast

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PAUL MANSHIP #GloucesterMA historic artist home and studio milestone! STARFIELD property purchased and in the news

Read Gail McCarthy article “Local group buys, plans art residency for sculptors’ estate” from the Gloucester Daily Times.

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American artist Paul Manship (1885–1966) was internationally renowned since the 1920s. He maintained multiple homes and studios: two in the Unites States (New York and Gloucester, MA); Paris; London; and three in Italy. This very special purchase–the only one in the world of a Manship property– Starfield, in the Lanesville section of Gloucester, MA, was made possible by the incredible generosity of the Manship heirs, YOU- Gloucester and MA residents (City of Gloucester & the Commonwealth of MA monies were allocated to this initiative), foundations, businesses and private donations. Congratulations to Rebecca Reynolds and all involved. Early supporters included: the City of Gloucester; Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund (MassDevelopment in collaboration with the Massachusetts Cultural Council); the Boston Foundation; Essex County Community Foundation; McDonagh Family Foundation; Stella and Charles Guttman Foundation; National Trust for Historic Preservation; Massachusetts Cultural Council; New England Biolabs Foundation; and Essex National Heritage.

Read more about the funding here

Now that the property is purchased, there will be ongoing fundraising to maintain the property and its mission.

If ever there was a forever endowment match sought, this prestigious Manship opportunity would be one to grab!

Follow this link to see rare, original art by Paul Manship, John Manship and Margaret Cassidy that was recently made available FOR SALE to help raise money for this endeavor. Join to support the cause by donating on line through the website, Manship Artists Residency and Studios (MARS). Eventually the historic property will be open to the public and community, and will support working artists.

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There are more than 15,000 historic house museums across the county, and just a few that were artists’ home and studios. One of the most influential is the Pollock-Krasner house in East Hampton, Long Island, established in 1988.  A welcome recent addition is the Winslow Homer property in Portland, ME. Here’s hoping the Manship estate is a member on this Historic Artists’ Homes & Studios (HAHS) map soon. Currently, the Massachusetts sites include Daniel Chester French’s Chesterwood in Stockbridge, and the Frelinghuysen Morris home in Lenox.

Historic Artists' homes & studios GOOGLE map

 

 

Magnolia Library Community Center 2nd Annual Fall Market

Our INDOOR MARKET Series has begun! Our first market will be October 22! Featuring Cookies, Gifts, Art, Raffles, Homemade Beauty Products, Stone Design, Photography, Jewelry, Handknit hats and scarves, Quilts, Clothing, Produce and much much more!!! Brand names like Lularoe, PUREHaven Essentials, Thirty One Bags anf Gifts, Princess House, and more! Local artists and photographers, Marshalls Farm Stand and Classic Cooks, crafters and creators of all kinds! Join us for a day filled with commerce and community!  Hope to see you all there.  Thank you

Free Trails & Sails events today throughout Gloucester, Cape Ann, all of Essex County

Here’s the link to all the listings for  Essex National Heritage 2017 Trails & Sails today and tomorrow throughout Gloucester, Cape Ann and all of Essex County.

Here’s the list of Gloucester events at City Hall, Cape Ann Museum, Maritime Gloucester, Gloucester HarborWalk, Rocky Neck, Magnolia Library, Cape Pond Ice, and Pauline’s Gifts:

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