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A. Piatt Andrew Bridge Doors on Display at Cape Ann Museum

A. Piatt Andrew Bridge Doors on Display at Cape Ann Museum

Free admission for Cape Ann residents on April 18

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (April 10, 2015) – Two of four bronze doors from the granite faced pylons on top of the A. Piatt Andrew Bridge which brings Route 128 over the Annisquam River and into Gloucester are currently on display at the Cape Ann Museum. The doors were removed from the bridge late last year for much need conservation work and this will be the first time in over half a century that the public will be able to view the doors up-close.

Designed by sculptor John F. Paramino (1889-1956), the doors were cast at the T. F. McGann & Sons foundry in Boston in 1950. One honors the bridge’s namesake, A. Piatt Andrew (1873-1936), founder of the American Field Service, a U.S. Congressman from this district, director of the U.S. Mint and a long-time Gloucester resident. The second door celebrates the history of Cape Ann and in particular the fishing industry. John Paramino was born in Boston in 1889 to immigrant parents and studied modeling at the North Bennet Street School. He continued his studies under Augustus Saint-Gaudens and Bela Pratt and by 1916 had his own studio in Boston. Examples of Paramino’s public sculptures are scattered across Boston and include The Founders Memorial (1930) and the World War II Memorial in the Fenway (1947-1948).

Route 128, officially known as the Yankee Division Highway, was built between 1936 and 1958 on its current alignment as a bypass route around Boston. It was the first circumferential highway around a major U.S. city and now incorporates sections of I-93 and I-95. The A. Piatt Andrew Bridge is the crowning achievement of the decades-long Route 128 construction project and serves as a gateway to Cape Ann.

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to offer Cape Ann residents free admission to the Museum on Saturday, April 18, in order that all may view the doors. In addition, the Museum will offer a narrated walking tour highlighting outdoor public sculptures in downtown Gloucester. The tour will be held on Saturday, May 23 at 10 AM. Tickets are $10 for Museum members and $20 for non-members. Space is limited, reservations are required. Reservations and tickets at (978)283-0455 x10 or

This project is a collaboration between the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the City of Gloucester and the Gloucester Committee for the Arts, and the Cape Ann Museum.

Print quality images available on request.

Messy Art Day For Kids At The Lanesville Community Center Saturday

Hello, Joey! Some friends and I are former and current preschool teachers and enthusiastic artists in Lanesville–and we are having a messy art day for kids this Saturday, at the LCC from 10-12.
I am the last minute announcer for this fun thing, but my daughter was also happy to help!  Many thanks for the post in GMG!
Mary Beth Periera


Huge Thanks To James and Anna Eves @CapeAnnGiclee For Hosting Last Night’s Packed House

You know when you’re gonna have a party and it’s 15 minutes before you told anyone to show up and you wonder to yourself if anyone is going to show up? Like you know you’ve got the best friends in the world but no matter what, every time you’re just not sure if other stuff is going on that night or whatnot?

Well about a half hour in, the joint filled up to the gills and we were off to the races.  James and Anna were so generous to produce the prints so reasonably that people could  afford to purchase them (kinda like an art giveaway) and the days of preparation that goes into a show like this is just huge. 

I hope if you couldn’t make it last night that you find time to mosey on down to Cape Ann Giclee to check out the show for yourself and if you have any type of digital reproduction work, that you entrust these over the top community minded folks to  get it done for you.

Thanks to all our FOBs that came out and for the many many who I’ve had contact with through the comment section for years and finally got to meet last night.

It’s all love baby!

Cape Ann Giclee is open all week long if you’d like to pop in and maybe buy one of your favorite contributor’s prints.  They’re only $60 and there was a ton of incredible work on display.  Even if you don’t need a new piece, you ought to check out the show.



Live Streaming Video Feed From Today’s GMG Contributors Photography Show @CapeAnnGiclee #GloucesterMA

The show starts at 5PM and goes til 8PM but the live feed from the room is streaming now.  Click the image below to go to the Cape Ann Giclee Home Page and view it!

Come Party and Check Out The Latest Photography From Your Favorite GMG Contributors
Print Sizes 17” x 22” Priced at $60 Theory Being That We Want The Pieces To Be Affordable and Get Them On People’s Walls Rather Than Stacked Up In A Gallery Somewhere.
April 10, 2015 from 5 to 8PM
20 Maplewood Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 546-7070


ALERT: Tickets to see Art Garfunkel just went on sale — this show will sell out quickly

Art Garfunkel

Tickets just went on sale to the public for this very special evening with Art Garfunkel, one of popular music’s most revered icons.

Imagine seeing him and hearing his extraordinary voice in the intimate Larcom Theatre (right down the road in downtown Beverly) with gimmeLIVE’s perfect sound.

This will be Art Garfunkel’s only Boston area appearance on this tour.

It will certainly be an experience you won’t soon forget!

Don’t wait until tickets are gone.  Get them now, right here.


Essex Shipbuilding Museum Event

Nancy Dudley would like to invite you for a lecture at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum on April 14, 2015. The photograph on the poster is by our own Dave Delorey. It was taken immediately following Hurricane Sandy. Please feel free to forward this information or print and post the poster
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Five Members of the Painter and Photographer Group are exhibiting their work at the Manchester Town Hall April 1- May 31

Five Members of the Painter and Photographer Group are exhibiting their work at the Manchester Town Hall April 1- May 31

Five members of the Cape Ann Painter and Photographer Group are exhibiting their work at the Manchester Town Hall  from April 1-May 31. Those members are: photographers: Carol McKenna, Charlie Carroll, Alexandra D’Maris , Thom Adorney and painter: Alice Gardner. You are cordially invited to stop by the Town Hall in Manchester and enjoy some interesting work.

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!st row : CArol McKenna, Alice Gardner, Thom Adorney, 2md row:Alexandra D’Maris, Charlie Carroll


Autumn Woods Abstract no 1    Thom Adorney


On Course      Carol McKenna

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The Schooner Race Start    Charlie Carroll


4th  of July Parade, Manchester By the Sea         Alice Gardner



Gloucester MA, April 1, 2015— The Rocky Neck Art Colony is pleased to host an exhibition by Gloucester-born and long-time Rocky Neck Art Colony member Judith Steele Goetemann. “Here, Then, Now” features Goetemann’s studio work that includes mixed-media drawings, batik and quilted batik, and silk dye paintings from 1970 to the present on view at the Cultural Center Gallery on Rocky Neck. In Goetemann’s own words: “My studio is the place where I design, process, and judge… past and present meet, reality becomes art, and art becomes truth.”

“JUDITH STEELE GOETEMANN: Here, Then, Now” is on view at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, April 30-May 25, 2015 during gallery hours Thursday-Sunday from 12-4 PM. The public is invited to the Opening Reception Sunday, May 3, 2-4 PM at the Cultural Center.

Judith Goetemann has achieved national recognition through the media of batik and silk dye painting and has exhibited in Boston, Chicago, New York and in such venues as the New York Public Library and the Munich Winter Olympics. Throughout her career she has received awards and commissions, and been in numerous publications including the MET’s Encyclopedia of Textiles. Her work is held in numerous private and public collections including the Cape Ann Museum that has two of Judith’s batiks in their permanent collection. Judith is also an active member of the Rockport Art Association and runs the Goetemann Gallery on Rocky Neck with her husband, painter Gordon Goetemann. To see more of her work please visit

Photo credits:

Portraits of Judith Goetemann by Judith Monteferrante

Paintings courtesy of the artist

2015 GMG Photographers Show April 10th At Cape Ann Giclee- Hope To See You There!

Print Sizes 17” x 22” Priced at $60 Theory Being That We Want The Pieces To Be Affordable and Get Them On People’s Walls Rather Than Stacked Up In A Gallery Somewhere.
April 10, 2015 from 5 to 8PM
20 Maplewood Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 546-7070

While You’re Here You Can Buy One Of Their Awesome Cape Ann Hometown Graphics Prints. Here’s the link to purchase one



Friday, April 17, 2015, 7:30 pm. Costume judging and awards 8:30 pm.

The Studio Restaurant, 51 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gloucester, will graciously open its doors prior to its season only for this unique event. Tickets are available at the door or online at

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The Rocky Neck Art Colony’s Beaux Arts Ball is this art community’s most vibrantly festive social event of the season!

Celebrating the art of self-expression, the Beaux Arts Ball, famous for its guests’ exuberantly expressive costumes, invites all to raise a glass of bubbly and feast on fabulous fare. Then, dance the night away in an “On The Rocks!” costume creation that’s gorgeously garish, wildly whimsical, flagrantly flamboyant, ethereally elegant, or funky and fun – or not! Costumes add to the fun, but are certainly optional.

Participate in or simply enjoy the Costume Prize Competition, then try your luck in a raffle for a wide array of handsome gifts: a 3 hour trip for six on the “Windfall”, a 49 foot Hinckley-made sailboat; a hand-made birdhouse crafted by a local artisan; a colorful wheelbarrow filled with Spring gardening tools; a hand crafted full size wooden kayak; cases of locally made craft beers; a brand new bicycle; and a hand designed mirror by a noted artist and other exciting offerings from local donors.

The Beaux Arts Ball is a glorious tradition on Rocky Neck that, over the years, has attracted some of the great lights of the New England art world. So, share in the history, support your local artists, and experience the fun as you strike a pose, bring chaos to couture, hustle your bustle and dance like a dervish at the Beaux Arts Ball!!

For more information

Good news in Gloucester Schools From Aria McElhenny

Hi joey-
Wanted to share some good things happening in the Gloucester Public Schools. Local artists are visiting every school in the district to do amazing hands-on art projects with kids. The Artistic Bridges program is funded by Gloucester Education Foundation and coordinated by Cape Ann Museum. Kids are getting to learn about what it’s like to be a professional artist, and schools are connecting with the artistic community in a great new way. And everyone’s having FUN! 


Painter Loren Doucette is working with West Parish second graders to create the “ABC’s of Gloucester.” The students are drawing Gloucester landmarks beginning with every letter of the alphabet that will be pulled together to make a collaborative art piece. Can’t wait to see it!


Collage Artist Hans Pundt is working with East Gloucester students to create personal collages. The kids are collecting objects and pictures that represent themselves and their heritage to make self portrait collages.


Sculptor Andy Cunningham visited Plum Cove Elementary to show how Gloucester granite can be turned into beautiful artwork.

Artrageous 29! With the Always Beautiful Kathy Archer, Matthew Swift, and Tom Hauck

Kathy Archer Tom Hauck Artrageous 29 ©Kim Smith

Gloucester Author and Artist Tom Hauck and Rocky Neck Artist Kathy Archer

Both Kathy and Tom (my husband) donated works of art to the Montserrat Artrageous! 29. Artrageous is an annual auction party that supports Montserrat College of Art students. Last year’s event raised $432,00.00 in financial aid for deserving students.

Tom Hauck Matthew Swift Trident Gallery ©Kim Smith 2015

Tom and Matthew Swift, Owner of Gloucester’s Trident Gallery


Artrageous installation and behind the scenes look ~

Typewriter project Montserrat College of Art ©Kim Smith 2015

The Typewriter Project

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