The Photo of an Unidentified Girl from Gloucester taken by William A. Campbell (1971), was published in the LIFE magazine America’s Triumphs and Tragedies. I wonder if this young lady, now in her late forties and William Campbell, if they still live in Gloucester.
Category Archives: Art
FRIENDS! DON’T MISS JOHN SLOAN GLOUCESTER DAYS AT THE CAPE ANN MUSEUM
Beautifully curated by Martha Oaks, from museums around the nation, the exhibit comprises a stellar collection of canvases painted by John Sloan (1871-1951) during the five summers he spent on Cape Ann. I know how much everyone enjoys Hopper’s Houses and it is a joy to see scenes of our community expressed through the eye and brush strokes of Sloan, one of our country’s most celebrated early 20th century painters, and a leader in the Ash Can School of painting.
As was I, you will be thoroughly delighted by the approximately three dozen paintings of our neighborhood, scenes of Gloucester’s Main Street, Rocky Neck sunflowers, the former US government fish hatchery on Ten Pound Island, the trolley along East Main Street, fashions and sentiments of the period, and a wealth more of Gloucester captured in the midst of everyday life during the transitional years of the first World War.
“A Landscape is a Portrait of Place” ~ Sunflowers by John Sloan
Of the approximately 1200 canvases painted by Sloan, 300 are of Cape Ann. One of my favorites of the favorites is Red Cottage, summer home to he and his wife Dolly during the artist’s highly productive Cape Ann years.
Red Cottage and Daniel Gill Fisherman House, Built 1847
I’ll return to take a photo of Red Cottage in prettier light, rather than today’s sunny high noon skies.
John Sloan Gloucester Days runs through the end of November. The last lecture in the series of three, Passing through Gloucester: John Sloan between City and Country will be presented by Michael Lobel on Friday October 30th. For more information visit the Cape Ann Museum website.
Our Red Cottage, Lilacs, 1917 Oil on canvas. Delaware Art Museum. Gift of Helen Farr Sloan, 2000. © 2015 Delaware Art Museum / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
John Sloan (1871–1951), Sunflowers, Rocky Neck, 1914. Oil on canvas. Collection of the Cape Ann Museum. Gift of Alfred Mayor and Martha M. Smith, 2008. ©2015 Delaware Art Museum/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
John Sloan (1871–1951), Our Red Cottage, 1916. Oil on canvas. Private Collection. ©2015 Delaware Art Museum/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Clearing Some of the Clutter Off My Desk Picking Up Her Paulie Walnuts Art Rocks! Podcast Subscriber Contest Wine Glass Prize
I caught Rusty and Ingrid with their family after breakfast at Sugar Magnolia’s.
Also check out their web site at RustyandIngrid.
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Since the first announcement, we now have 10 younger Gloucester artists signed up for the inaugural Thanksgiving Break POP UP ART FAIR on November 28, 2015 at the Hive from 4-8pm.
So far that’s representation from GHS alumni years 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, and 2015. Pretty good so far!
We hope more artists will sign up and can’t wait to see what they do. Spread the word! Contact Pauline at email@example.com to add your name to the growing list of exhibitors. We are looking for artists working with any media and/or creative service. Writers, musicians, documentarians, performers, printmakers—who is out there?
Friends and family: please share the fair and save the date. And thanks Joey for the first post—it truly helped to get the news out and encourage sign ups.
Click here for the first announcement on GMG https://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2015/09/22/gloucester-18up-and-under30-cook-up-some-good-art-this-semester-and-let-your-hometown-buy-thanksgiving-break-pop-up-art-fair/
Wish I could visit all Artisans, there is another chance on Monday, October 12, 2015. It is a great take in.
Get the 2015 Cape ann Artisans Tour Today! Brochure & Map Here October 10, 11 & 12 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily
October 10, 11 & 12
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily
Cape Ann Artisans are part of a vibrant arts community, located along the scenic North Shore of Massachusetts that includes three important cultural districts. For the past two years Gloucester has been named one of the country’s top ten Art Destinations by American Style Magazine. Come visit us, explore our exquisite natural surroundings and see the fine art and craft that they inspire. Many Artisans are open year round; during nontour times please call for an appointment to view our work.
Get the 2015 Brochure & Map – enter raffle to win a gift certificate!
A sidewalk returns to Railroad Avenue. Some call it place making or Smart Growth. I say sometimes it’s nice to turn back time. Look at the old postcard image. We are lucky to have some of the same wide streets. Clean sidewalks – they’re great for residents. Great for commuters. Easier for families. Thank you DPW! It looks beautiful. I hope it inspires Shaws to match it up on the other side.
Bonus: It’s easier than ever to #strideby the Jeff Weaver mural at Ben’s Wallpaper and Paint and have a closer look. That mural changes now and again.
“Oil and Water”
A collection of original oil paintings and water colors, with giclées available.
Show Dates: October 5th through 30th, 2015
20 Maplewood Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930 • 978-546-7070 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Gallery Hours: Monday thru Friday ~ 10am-5pm • Saturday ~ by appointment
October 10-12, 2015
Cape Ann, Massachusetts (north of Boston)
This self-guided tour along the scenic coastline of Gloucester and Rockport presents a unique opportunity to meet 26 professional artists in 23 studios and see their work in the setting in which it was created. The work represented includes: pottery, painting, sculpture, photography, mosaics, fiber art and jewelry. Several of the artists will be demonstrating their working process during the tours. Brochures with route maps will be available at the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, the Rockport Information Booth on Rte. 127, on the Cape Ann Artisans web site and at each of the artisans — or download from capeannartisans.com. A bright magenta Studio Tour banner will mark each location. Many studios are open year round.
Wanted to add a few of my own that I took looking west at Stacy Blvd on Monday. What an amazingly beautiful sunset sky show that was for us all!
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 www.capeanngicleeshop.com 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 /email@example.com
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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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
One Of My Favorite Local Artists–Jeff Cluett Is On Instagram and You Should Follow Him To Be Inspired!
Check Him Out Here- https://instagram.com/cluecutsrecords/
Here’s an interview I did with him a while back-
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.
From MAXIMUS, FROM DOGTOWN-I
Originally posted October 18, 2010
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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.
GLOUCESTER 2015 TRAILS AND SAILS events
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
Magnolia Library & Community Center’s
Tour of Babson Boulders in Dogtown
REI Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing
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
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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.