Category Archives: Art

Thanks to James @eves3 and Anna @CapeAnnGiclee My Latest Work Is Hung @SeaportGrille

From the Cape Ann Giclee website:

 To order any of the prints hanging or others in various sizes on paper, metal or canvas please visit  and look for Joey’s artist page under photography.  Use the discount code “Seaport” in the shopping cart for an exclusive Seaport Grille 25% discount on Joey’s work. If you have any questions about ordering please call or email Cape Ann Giclee 978-546-7070 /




Does anyone know anything about old model boats?

Terry Weber submits-

Does anyone know anything about old model boats?

This thing is practically a fossil, covered in dust, with no identifying marks on it that I can find except a possible faded British flag. 

Someone told me that it was not worth much, it was just a decorative piece, but I want to make sure before it goes in the yard sale bin. 

Thank you!

a boat 2boat close up 2boat flag 2

HarborWalk update few new signs replaced and repaired

Cat Ryan submits-

Hi Joey

News from the Gloucester HarborWalk. Over the last couple of days, you may have noticed that some of the permanent granite markers for the HarborWalk trail were shrouded. Replacement signs were required for some of the plaques. As with the original installation back in July 2012, new signs need a day or so to cure before they’re securely installed, hence the black plastic wrap. Sometime this morning they’ll all be unwrapped.

For the longest time there was really just one damaged sign, the map atop the Birdseye marker. It’s likely that one was yanked off, vandalized. The only one! I think that’s remarkable. Also, none of the signs were damaged by weather or general wear and tear. A couple had dramatic demises- backed into by a semi-truck, things like that. The rest suffered accidents similar to fences and curbs this past winter: snow removal required getting to places off the beaten track. A couple of signs we updated at the same time as the damaged ones. For instance the whale marker by Washington and Main had an illustration that was printed in reverse. We note changes over time. The raised symbols that people can trace and collect were installed two ways, both accepted practice and tested before. The one that seemed on paper to be the best process turned out not to be.

We’re pleased the signs are ready for Trails and Sails this weekend, Cyclocross and student field trips this fall. And for all the walkers. Currently there is one sign with some damage, the marker for Fitz Hugh Lane. If you notice other problems along the HarborWalk anytime, please email friends of the HarborWalk


Today is the 123rd anniversary of James Merry’s unfortunate encounter with a neighbor’s bull, Jack. It is recounted in Charles Olson’s renowned poem and is permanently memorialized in Dogtown, where it all occurred.

Thanks to Paul Morrison for the reminder.


Charles Olson

Originally posted October 18, 2010

PUBLIC ART and more: mark your calendars! ESSEX HERITAGE TRAILS AND SAILS 2015 this weekend!

Cat Ryan submits-

PUBLIC ART and more: mark your calendars! ESSEX HERITAGE TRAILS AND SAILS 2015 this weekend!


It’s coming! Here’s your annual chance to check out two weekends of 150+ FREE events throughout Essex County, September 18-20 and 25-27.

The schedule can change with new and wonderful additions, but as of today here are some public art and other highlights in Gloucester.


Climb up City Hall Tower hosted by City Hall Restoration

Gloucester HarborWalk: three self-guided walking tours including some new selfie postcard fun for the mini trail mobile tour. Also new for 2015, the HarborWalk historic exhibit along Fisherman’s Wharf by Latitude 43.

City Hall murals Talking Walls guided talk and tour 1:15  on 9/19  and open 1-3 on Sunday 9/20 hosted by the Committee for the Arts

FISH NET and peek at Art Haven/Hive mural in progress on Parsons Street’s private building

Hopper’s Houses Walking Tour, Cape Ann Museum      

Historic Art Trail Walk, Rocky Neck

Historic Ice House Tours, Cape Pond Ice

Maritime Gloucester and Schooner Adventure Family Games and Fun

Magnolia Library & Community Center’s

“It’s not a weed: food, medicine and magic of wild plants”

Tour of Babson Boulders in Dogtown

REI Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing

My Monarch Butterfly Film at the Leonardo Museum in Utah!

As part of a revolving exhibit titled “Spark!,” the short film that I created for the Berkshire Museum, A Flight of Monarchs, will be playing continuously from now through November at the Leonardo in Salt Lake City, Utah. I am super excited about this–the exhibit sounds wonderful–

“What is “spark?” Is it that feeling you get when you know you’re on to something big? Is it that irresistible flow of an idea that’s just about to burst into reality? What happens when your creativity is ignited?  What becomes possible?

We get it– which is why we created this brand new (and really big) exhibition.

Imagine, explore and interact with over 700 pieces of original 2D and 3D art, live performances, original writings, and more.”  Read more about it here: SPARK!

Thank you for watching! More about Monarchs and the potential for a spike in this year’s southward migration tomorrow. 

New public art: LOOK UP downtown! Ken Riaf’s Pleasant & Main ARTISPHERE sign, last chance to see group show at Trident, wall mural on Parsons HarborWalk

Cat Ryan submits-

Hi Joey,

Look up downtown if you haven’t yet seen the wonderful Pleasant & Main ARTISPHERE sign designed and project-boosted by artist and dealer, Ken Riaf. Then head on into his Jeffrey Marshall exhibit Law & Water Gallery.

I bet you’ve seen that Ed Touchette painting catching your eye through Trident’s window—last days to see the group exhibit at Trident Gallery. Just one week away from Ed Touchette’s solo exhibit at Trident. East Gloucester and Veterans School parents please get ready to bring your kids to see his exhibit. East Gloucester kids can find an Mr. Touchette throwback tucked away on East Main. Here’s a snapshot – try and find it.

Pass through Parsons down to Rogers or up to Main to see the progress of the artists of Art Haven/Hive. Their wall mural along a private building of Parsons Street is coming along and their depiction of Man at the Wheel is filling in…check it out! We have cleaned and scrubbed out graffiti on many walls, more than once, and are happy to see new public art added alongside the temporary FISH NET street mural and Dress Code’s.

I’m not sure what artist, Bob Stephenson, would have thought of the latest mural, but I wish he could have seen it. I do know he liked the Calderwood Fish Net mural and was grateful to have the graffiti painted out, the lights installed and anytime we swept and weeded.

Special thanks this week to the folks with Dan Leaman Landscaping and Maintenance Corp for extra clean up and weeding along Parsons Street.

At first sight #proud of my Dad: HarborWalk Fisherman’s Wharf public art exhibition



















Catherine Ryan submits-

At first sight, Leo Vitale finds the panel where his Dad’s boat is featured in a gorgeous Paul Frontiero photograph. His cousin and sisters join in.

Joey Ciaramitaro, Vito Giacalone, Mark McDonough, and Peter Prybot were the original authors of this outdoor display, before it was expanded and updated.  The exhibit was restored because the original faded.  Artists generously granted reproduction permission of their work. Go see their art! Look for Joey Ciaramitaro, Paul Frontiero, Martin Luster and Brenda Guiled. Individuals and organizations were generous too. More on this later…


Unveiling of Ken Knowles’ “Schooner Race”

Pictures from last nights’ reception at Bank Gloucester for the unveiling of renowned artist Ken Knowles painting “Schooner Race” commissioned by Bank Gloucester. A smaller version of the painting was auctioned off by auctioneer Senator Tarr (clearly his second calling!) with proceeds donated to Wellspring.


Jenn Cullen Super FOB! Thank You!!

Jenn Cullen is a Super FOB of GMG.

We like to give her a hard time when she says she will be at the next GMG event. Sometimes she would show up, some times she would have to work or fill in for somebody at a couple of local businesses. Always an excuse :).

She’s a hard worker who can take a beating from the GMG Authors. Also she has commented on a lot of posts.

Commenting on our posts on GMG helps give us a clue on what the readers like and not like.

Don’t be afraid to comment. No one will think less of you if you leave a critical comment. Except me. :)

Thanks for being there Jenn for all your support through good times and Bad.

From Jenn Cullen;

“I’m now the proud owner of three original Paul Frontiero Sr. Oil Paintings! And his son Paul, also a great artist in his own right (I have a few of his pieces, too), came to my house to show me the collection for sale and also made me my own special Art, Rocks! mug which I will treasure always! So excited to get these framed and hung.”

In my opinion Jenn got the best that was left of the small paintings.

so representative of “Old Gloucester”


Magnolia “Art, Rocks!” FOUND!

From Nicole Myers;

“Hi :)

My son and I found your art rock in magnolia! We love it :)”

Community Stuff 9/7/15

Gloucester Public Art


Following community discussions about public art in Gloucester, the City and the Committee For the Arts have hired consultant Elizabeth Keithline of Wheel Arts Administration to gather information and make recommendations on a public art policy.

In order to accurately begin to formulate what this policy should contain, Keithline would like to hear from Gloucester residents about the following questions:

· What is your vision for public art in Gloucester? What would you like to see happen here?

· Do you have any recommendations on how that vision can become a reality?

· Name and/or describe public art in Gloucester that you like or don’t like.

· Do you have any recommendations on how Gloucester can improve its public art processes?

· Do you have any specific recommendations on what a public art policy for Gloucester should contain?

Please feel free to email your responses, or any information you care to share, to or call 401/578-4313. All comments are unattributed.

Keithline will be conducting a public meeting at City Hall on Wednesday, September 30th at 7:00 pm. She will give a brief presentation on possibilities in public art and report out on the interviews that she has conducted. A second meeting will be held later this fall to present a draft of the new policy.

For further information on public art:

Elizabeth Keithline is an artist, curator, arts writer and arts administrator. Among other projects, she has conducted public art assessments for the State of Rhode Island and the City of Boston. For more information:

Elizabeth Keithline

Artist, Curator & dba Wheel Arts Administration

Meeting on Thursday, September 10, 2015 6-7:30 PM

Hi Everyone,
Our next Cape Ann Painter and Photographer Meeting will be held on Thursday,September 10 at Cape Ann Giclee, 20 Maplewood Ave, Gloucester from 6-7:30 PM.
Please bring something you have been working on to share.
Thanks to James and Anna Eves for hosting our meetings at Cape Ann Giclee and to James for being such an excellent facilitator.
Enjoy this last of the summer weather!
Alice Gardner

JH Men's Night

UPDATE MA State House official Governor portraits come and go plus Dorothy Lamour

Cat Ryan submits-

I asked why Governor Baker selected Governor Volpe’s portrait for the Governor’s office at the State House. 

Here’s an update and photograph from the State House curator, Susan Greendyke Lachevre:

“I have attached an image of the Volpe portrait, which was selected by the governor himself, as is customary, for display in his office.  Governor Baker’s father served under Volpe while he was secretary of transportation In Washington…The State House is one of the oldest state capitols in the country, and the building is on the National Register.  Renovations started almost as soon as it was occupied in 1798 with the coppering of the wooden dome.   As a functioning seat of government and a popular visitor attraction, it gets a lot of wear and tear, and is constantly undergoing careful historic renovation or updating somewhere within its 600,000 square feet.   I doubt if it will ever stop.”

Catherine adds:

The official Governor portrait for John Anthony Volpe was painted by Pietro Annigoni, 1963. Governor Romney and Governor Cellucci also picked the Volpe portrait by Pietro Annigoni. What about Governor Volpe? For his first term, Volpe selected a portrait of Governor Christian Herter. Herter’s father was artist Albert Herter who painted the murals in the House chamber. His grandfather, Christian, owned Herter Brothers, the legendary 19th-century cabinetmaking and decorating firm. I don’t have a picture of the Governor Herter portrait.

For Volpe’s second term, he displayed the Robert Gordon Hardie portrait of Governor Marcus Morton (1840-1841, 1843-1844).

For Volpe’s third term, he chose a portrait of Governor Leverett Saltonstall III. The Saltonstall portrait remained on view through 1975 for Governor Francis Sargent. At that time the predecessor portrait was displayed behind the governor.

I don’t have a great photo of the Saltonstall portrait, but I liked the signing ceremony with Hollywood star, Dorothy Lamour, visiting the State House promoting and presenting a War Bond prize:

“To the winners of the Ward Bond prize awarded to the first set of twin War Bond Babies Contest…Whereas the Motion Picture Industry has been designated as the spearhead of the US Treasury Department September Billion Dollar Drive for the sale of War Bonds and Stamps…extend thanks to the Massachusetts Division of the War Activities Committee and the undersigned managers and theater owners for untiring efforts…” The Governor’s office looks packed.

Post 2

Post 1

Folly Cove at the Annisquam Exchange

  • Folly Cove Designs: Expanded collection on display for sale
  • 20% Red Dot Sale on wide selection of collectibles, antiques,   kitchenware, jewelry and more.

Come over to the Annisquam Exchange at 32 Leonard Street to see the Folly Cove Prints.  They are really beautiful.  If you would like more information on Folly Cove please go to the following link.

August 14, 2015 information

August 14, 2015 beautiful

August 14, 2015 Folly Cove Christmas

August 14, 2015 wonderful design

“Art, Rocks!” Sunday! Heads Up! 08/16/2015 at 5:00pm

I heard an Art Rock will be left somewhere on the Harbor Walk on the Waterfront today 08/16/2015 at 5:00pm.

A post on GMG at 4:59pm will give a hint of it’s location.

Try to find it if you dare or don’t if you don’t give a crap. :)



Naomi Lee shares her art in Gloucester and around Cape Ann. Also, This Sunday August 16th 2015 at The Magnolia Historical Society from 2-6pm. 46 Magnolia Ave Magnolia, Massachusetts

Naomi Lee (Glimcher Panarello) who has made her home here in Gloucester for the past eight years was a long time resident of Revere for thirty seven years and moved on to Marblehead for 18 years. She has been interested in art since early child hood. Always creating something from paint, mud and clay, she has even mentioned how she loved to get punished, knowing she would be sent to her room on purpose. It was there she could be secluded and create her art. She remembers painting birds on vinyl window shades. Also, one of a beautiful parrot that her mother gave to a neighbor who had mentioned how much she loved it.

At the age thirteen she went to the Museum Of Fine Arts and took a course in sculpture and that’s only training she has gotten, everything else was self taught. Because of her skills she ended up working in Parks and Recreation teaching children to senior citizens to create things from clay, later working at two different Jewish community centers one in Revere and one in Marblehead. For one season she was the Art Director at the Eastern Yacht club for the summer program. This was around the early 1990’s and continued teaching until the early 2000’s. Her last position was at Temple Emanuel teaching pottery in Marblehead 2002.

Two and a half years ago she was juried into the Guild of Beverly Artists, while looking to make money to get her car fixed, during that time she did five shows and many others on her own since.

There are many paintings to see of Gloucester’s landscape these happen to be a favorite subject of Naomi’s. Paintings can be done by photo or by eye. She believes in the warmth of the sun the calm of the moon the strength of the wind and power of sea.

Naomi calls this seascape of Good Harbor a miracle painting after a serious decision in her life and seeing the rainbow confirmed her choice. This is the product of doing so.

Naomi Miracle

Here are some other pieces of Naomi’s  art work.



My favorite of The Annisquam Lighthouse.

Come by and visit me Sunday at The Magnolia Historical Society from 2-6pm. Many great paintings by local artists, including yours truly.

My artwork can also be seen at the new Salem Art Gallery at 179 Essex Street. Open Thursday and Friday 4-8 and on weekends 12-6. My art is on display until Octobe

Naomi Lee contact

(781) 710-1080

Gloucestercast 146 Taped At Cape Ann Giclee 8/13/15 with Guests Toby Pett, Sista Felicia, Ma, Merlyn Caswell-Mackey’s Mom, Ricardo Marnoto, Dave Fernandes, Craig Kimberley, James Eves, and Joey Ciaramitaro

GloucesterCastSquareGloucestercast 146 Taped At Cape Ann Giclee 8/13/15 with Guests Toby Pett, Sista Felicia, Ma, Merlyn Caswell- Mackey’s Mom,  Ricardo Marnoto, Dave Fernandes, Craig Kimberley, James Eves, and Joey Ciaramitaro

Topics Include: by Land, Sea, and Sky Opening At Cape Ann Giclee, Taping Using A new Podcast Hardware Set-Up Using The Behringer Ultra-Compact 4 Channel Stereo Headphone Amp the iPad and the Samson GoMic, Downtown Gloucester Block Party This Saturday, 7 Foot Tall Dog Guarding The Entrance To Cape Ann Giclee, Weekend Art Rundown with James Eves, The Guy From Rocky Neck Who Always Hits All The Art Openings For The Free Food And Wine Without Acknowledging The Artist, One Hour At A Time Gang Meets At Good Harbor Footbridge This Saturday at 8AM, Locks of Love vs Pantene Beautiful Lengths– Worth Checking Out The Differences, Law Hamilton, Our Alicia Unleashed Hostessing at Foreign Affairs, The Bike Racer That Smashed Into The Car Full Speed, The Behringer Headphone Amp Worked Flawlessly!

Subscribe To The GloucesterCast To Get Episodes Delivered Straight To Your Email-
subscribebutton2015-08-13 20.01.35

“Art, Rock’s!” The Fort. FOUND!

“The “Art, Rock’s!” The Fort” was found a day after I left it.

Toby Pett waited a day to give others a chance.

Email From Toby:

“Thank you. ..I waited a whole day…As no one else claimed it, I now have my second. ..perhaps I will loan them to a museum for an exhibition. ..” Toby Pett

I think I have to be dead Toby before a museum would ever display any of my work :)

Thanks for responding Toby!

« Older Entries