Someone’s been carving more – now there’s fish schooling up, “Sacred Cod”, is chain saw carving commission by Doug out of Lynn. Find the tree stump carved into public art between Walgreens and Orange Leaf, roughly 102 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA. There’s a ‘cap’ atop the column which fostered various descriptions and predictions (suggestion of street lamp or light, quotas, more to come…)
Someone’s carving where were we – earlier post work in progress
There are extensive examples of fish and public art in Gloucester. For a quick mini FISH SCULPTURE TRAIL …Head down the street for another intricate wood carving of fish in Latitude 43 arts collection
and close by Aristides Demetrios swirling Sea Harvest sculpture fountain (click here for more about that one) at Sawyer Free Library.
Stunning local musicians, Kate and the Nouveau Groove, a 7 piece funk/pop/soul band playing covers and originals, will be soaring at Mile Marker One Monday, from 6-9pm.
Boy can Kate Barry sing! And fantastic musicians!
Zach Gorrell – Keys
Tug Boat – Bass
David Andrew Moore – Drums
Jon Persson – Trumpet
Carlos Menezes Jr. – Tenor Sax
Jason Miele – Bari Sax
Facebook page for the event at Mile Marker One
You tube video from the band with selection of audio clips
Israel Horovitz play opening tonight at Gloucester Stage is a Boston Globe TOP PICK
Here’s the link for theater fans who like to read ahead of time (I read after):
A showcase in Gloucester for a quartet of acclaimed actresses: Israel Horovitz’s Out of the Mouth of Babes by Terry Byrne, Boston Globe, Friday August 11, 2017
The Gloucester Stage New England premiere of Israel Horovitz’s Out of the Mouth of Babes opens tonight. Don’t miss buying tickets now while there are still seats available. Acclaimed playwright and director. Check. Captivating acting from distinguished cast. Check. Memorable bon mots, good time. Check. Another pinch yourself this is real and right here in Gloucester (but these runs are for short, short times!) Check.
Reminder– Cape Ann night tonight
- Preview – The first three performances in the first week of each run are designated as previews and will be priced at $32 for adults, $29 for seniors 65 and older, and $20 for those 25 years of age and under. The first preview performance is also “Cape Ann Night.” Residents of Cape Ann with valid ID can purchase general admission tickets for $20 on a first come first served basis. Reserved tickets can also be purchased in advance for Cape Ann Night at regular preview prices.)
On the walls at Zeke’s place, summer 2017:
Nancy Alimansky from Newton and Phyllis Paster from Wellesley are showing drawings in the main room. Both watercolor artists have painted Cape Ann scenes, many from Gloucester and Rockport.
David Kielier resides and works in Gloucester.
The first business to respond to the Mayor’s arts hotline was Zeke’s Place.
GIF above pre movie fun. GIF below at the Westley and Inigo sword fight atop the Cliffs of Insanity point. The night’s biggest clap came late in the movie, after Inigo’s confront’s his father’s murderer. “Hello. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.”
Gloucester HarborWalk Summer Cinema is presented by the City, Cape Ann Community Cinema and North Shore 104. 9. The Green carpet sponsor is Cape Ann Savings Bank. Series sponsors are Doyon’s, Foster’s Grill Store, and North Shore Navigators. Next week’s SING! is presented with support from Atlantic Vacation Homes. Last night’s Princess Bride was sponsored by Toodeloos! — and they were there enjoying the show!
Aug 16 Sing!
Aug 23 (rain date make up) Jaws
Aug 30 (rain date make up) Lego Batman movie
Soul Rebel Project will be playing tomorrow at the Thursday Night Picnic Concert at Castle Hill on the Crane Estate. It’s the 21st year for this summer concert series at Cranes, a Trustees property, 290 Argilla Rd, Ipswich, MA. Concerts are 7pm – 9pm and gates open at 5pm for the tailgate picnic part. Tickets are available for sale at the gate only: Members: $20/car; Nonmembers: $30/car; Walk-in, bicycle, & motorcycle: $10.
I’m psyched to hear that Zach Gorrell will be joining in. You may know Zach from his work at Sound Harbor Cape Ann Art Haven or Cape Ann Big Band. They just played Fiesta. He’s awesome! Of course, Gloucester knows Soul Rebel Project, too. And they just played during Fiesta at Minglewood.
The Thursday Night picnic concerts at Harbor Loop in Gloucester are free and held from 6-9pm. Tony Frontiero and John Rockwell & the Headlands are playing Harbor Loop tomorrow.
Enjoy some sights and sounds from Soul Rebel project
Throwback 2011 from Walt
Here are pictures from from the Soul Rebel Project band from last year’s concert at Cranes. Thanks for sharing these great pictures! Good luck tomorrow!
Toodeloos! and Island Art and Hobby at 142 Main Street is year round fun. They’ve consolidated two long standing creative and well curated independent local stores together into one space: both a fabulous local toy store and a professional art supply shop.
Toodeloos! is between the Birdseye and Winslow Homer HarborWalk story moment markers, and a short jaunt to the summer cinema at I4C2.
gentleman reading the Winslow Homer plaque on the HarborWalk trail today, Gloucester MA
James Owen Calderwood and Cape Ann Art Haven murals are such a great pass through on Parsons between Main and Rogers (across the street from Toodeloos!)
And from the HarborWalk marker at St. Peter’s park, it’s easy to check out the new murals by Danny Diamond at Cape Ann Brewery 11 Rogers Street!
Two great upcoming events to attend or be part of! Beauport Hotel will also be announcing the winners to their customer photo contest (deadline was yesterday) celebrating 10,000 likes on Facebook, an accomplishment reached in their first year!
Call to Local artists: The deadline to apply for the Beauport Art Show is August 15th
ARTISTS: If you’re an artist from the Cape Ann looking to sell your paintings, this is a great opportunity to showcase your work! Interested? Pre-register by the end of day on August 15 by calling the Beauport Boutique at 978.282.0008 ext. 4. Up to five paintings may be submitted, and artists must bring their own easels.
This is a great opportunity to mingle, browse, and directly support your local artists. We look forward to hosting what we hope will become a regular event!
Work in progress: carving a tree into public art
but not for long! Danny Diamond is completing the monumental Cape Ann Brewery mural wrap on the Rogers Street side today.
Cape Ann Brewery is located at 11 Rogers Street on the water by St. Peter’s park. If you’re in town it’s a gorgeous day for a harbor walk to check the painting out LIVE! I’ll post more info and photographs of the mural in progress.
If you miss seeing him in action today, you’ll have another chance as he’s signed on to paint LIVE again at the Harvest Festival. You can follow Danny on Instagram @pyse117 and http://www.skribblefish.com
Gloucester Public School teachers shine through the North Shore Magazine September 2017 issue with exemplary projects helped in part by one of Essex Heritage grant programs: “A Park for Every Classroom”. Essex Heritage supports local initiatives in a big way.
Congratulations to Gloucester Public Schools dynamite O’Maley Innovation Middle School 6th Grade teachers: Pat Hand, Mary Beth Quinn, and Jessica Haskell!
“O’Maley 6th grade students collaborated with the Cape Ann Museum and a local cartographer to create maps of their diverse Gloucester neighborhoods. Part of an effort to get the entire 6th grade community to come together as they experience their first year of Middle School, the project aligned with the curricular focus on geography. A collection of the students’ maps, called “Gloucester Through My Eyes,” is on display at the Cape Ann Museum.”
Congratulations to Veterans Memorial Elementary School teachers Laura Smith and Mary Housman! Their “students worked with Backyard Growers and Black Earth Composting to understand the benefits of composting, created posters and presentations to share their knowledge, implemented and monitored lunch-time cafeteria composting, and used the compost they created to enrich the soil in their school garden.” We were lucky to hear about this project during a pitch night at Awesome Gloucester.
Here’s the link (plus some installation photos) to the Boston Globe Cate McQuaid review of Cape Ann Museum’s wonderful exhibition “Rockbound: Painting the American Scene on Cape Ann and Along the Shore” (on view through October 29) and “The Importance of Place: A Sketchbook of Drawings by Stuart Davis”.
I’ve included some installation shots of the show that I took in June, and will write more about this must see exhibition. The paintings are superbly displayed and most were generously lent from private collections else we wouldn’t have a chance to see them!
Family, friends, City Officials and customers gathered together. It was a joyous event. Design Of Mine. A lovely shop with many clothing styles, fashion, jewelry and art work. Owner and operator Melissa Tarr makes it a very inviting place to shop. Right in the heart of town and home of The Flutter Shawl.
33 Main Street
Different musicians every Thursday, 6-9PM sponsored by Pratty’s, Go Spring Water, Seacoast, Rhumb Line, Noble Electric and Maplewood Car Wash
These photos are scenes from the Quentin Callewaert & Safety concert August 3, 2017.
Maritime Gloucester’s aquarium sign mural looks good!
“‘Music on Meetinghouse Green’ tomorrow evening, August 4th, starting at 6:00pm. It looks like it will be a sultry summer evening to enjoy an unforgettable performance by celebrated singer Gordon Michaels doing Broadway, Blues, Jazz and Soul favorites. Gordon is a baritone powerhouse who entertains with great humor, passion and stunning musicianship.” Fun Fact: He was in the original FAME movie
The ones below are approximately 3” x 3” and 6” x 6”
These are 4” by 4”
Naomi will have different mediums to see such as watercolors, oils, and acrylic paintings. She will also be exhibiting for the first time in Gloucester, her new approach to art. She has taken the things she has found along the shore and combined them with her acrylic paintings to make a 3 dimensional piece of art. Come see Naomi personally on Thursday August 10 from 12-1:30 or Saturday August 26 from 11-12:30 and choose your own complimentary greeting card!
call or text for more info 1- 781-710-1080
Faraway Grammie: A Rockport Story is a fantastic, original new children’s picture by Maura Wadlinger with illustrations by Christina Ean Spangler.
You may know Maura from the major part she played in establishing Rockport’s Cultural District, or from her gardening, especially with Rockport’s Millbrook Meadow. Contact Maura for pre orders. Stay tuned for more about this beatiful new book, and details announcing when and where we’ll be able to purchase it on Cape Ann.
As a Cape Ann Reads finalist, the book will be featured in the Cape Ann Reads group exhibition and readings!