Category Archives: Art

Cape Ann Museum Annual Meeting

Celebrating the accomplishments of 2014

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (May 8, 2015) – The Cape Ann Museum will hold its Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 19 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting is free and open to the public.

Staff reports and Board elections will be followed by Fitz Henry Lane Revealed, a brief discussion of new research based on infrared photography presented by Board member and FHL Online Project Manager, Sam Holdsworth. Refreshments will follow.Annual Mtg

Fitz Henry Lane (1804-1865), On the Wharves [detail with infrared photo overlay], 1847. Oil on panel. Gift of Jane Parker Stacy in memory of George O. Stacy, 1948. [1289.1b]


North Shore Artist, George Martin’s Work on Display at First Ipswich Bank’s Gloucester Branch

First Ipswich Bank is pleased to announce that

work by local artist, George Martin, is now on display at its

Gloucester branch – 207 Main Street – through July.

IMG_6340George is an award-winning painter and graphic designer who was born in Massachusetts in 1951 and resides on the North Shore. Graduate of Vesper George School of Art, Boston, he studied under Robert Douglas Hunter, Robert Cormier, and Charles Cooper, among other noted Boston artists. He went on to earn a reputation as an outstanding graphic designer at a number of corporations and design firms. Since 2005, George has been as professional painter who has gained increasing recognition for his work. He is an artist member of the North Shore Arts Association and the Rockport Art Association. From 2011-2012, he served on the Board of Trustees as President of the North Shore Arts Association.

As George explains, plein air (open air) painting restores his passion for nature and awakens his senses. Influenced by representational and impressionist styles, his landscapes and other subjects are painted from life, memory and personal references.

“We are so happy to be able to welcome our third local artist exhibit at our Gloucester branch. We hope that everyone will consider stopping in to view this latest display by George Martin.” commented Bank President, Russ Cole.


About the program:

One artist’s work will be shown every three months; the first installation featured Katherine “Kim” Thayer’s work and Jim Clyde’s work was on display through April. George Martin’s works will be displayed through July 2015.

For more information, please contact Rebecca Sumner, Branch Manager at 978-356-3700, or Beth Taber at 978-356-8120.

First Ipswich Bank has branch offices in Essex, Gloucester, Ipswich, Newburyport and Rowley, Massachusetts – you can find them at

Mark My Words- Johnny Depp Gets The Oscar For #BlackMass

I’m not even necessarily a Johnny Depp fan. But his portrayal of Whitey Bulger in Black Mass is chilling.

So next year when he wins you can say your boy Joey called it.  I’ll take Johnny Depp vs the field and I don’t even know who the field is, that’s how strongly I feel about it!

Here’s the trailer, tell me if you agree-

Powerful Artworks Created by Boston’s Homeless and Disabled Artists

ArtLifting Exhibition at Lexicon Gallery

Opening Friday, May 8, 2015, 6-8pm. Artist talk.
Show Saturday May 9 – Sunday June 21

Lexicon Gallery, 15 Lexington Ave., #1, Magnolia, MA 01930


“Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; show him how to catch fish, and you feed him for a lifetime”

Please join us in welcoming ArtLifting to Cape Ann for a celebration of powerful art by homeless and disabled artists. A selection of ArtLifting originals will be hosted by LEXICON GALLERY from May 8 (opening) through June 21. During the opening, one of the artists will be sharing his very powerful story. 

ArtLifting provides artists the opportunity to earn their own income. By earning an income instead of receiving a handout, artists feel empowered which has a domino effect on every aspect of their lives. Artists gain self esteem plus resources which translates into finding housing, gaining employment, and getting out of bed each morning. It creates hope.

Originals, prints, and products such as hand painted cell phone cases will be available.

Don’t miss this inspirational show.

Well, you know we never rest. So To Make GMG Even More Culturally Useful We’re Working On An Arts Calendar

My man James Eves at Cape Ann Giclee is going to be the Admin and master of operations for our Cape Ann Arts Calendar.

It’s been tried a million times by well intentioned people.  Building websites that will get traction on their own are nearly impossible.  An art Calendar on it’s own may sound like a great idea but to start with zero viewers and build it up to 40-80,000 views a day like GMG has involves an insane amount of work and dedication.  GMG has such a diverse subject matter which is what makes it such a monstrous hub of people’s daily media consumption.  Just Food, or Just Industrial Waterfront or Just Music or Just Butterflies and Flowers or Just Art On their own don’t add up to one one hundredth of the sum of the whole.

So leveraging the insane number of viewers we’re going to offer up the Community Arts Calendar which is being developed as we speak by master design guy James Eves.

So if you have an art event coming up, instead of submitting it to me, you’ll be submitting it to James and he will add it to the calendar.  Instead of the way I handle press releases of this type (as I get them I post them), it’s difficult to go back and see the whole calendar picture of what’s happening when.  This way it will all be laid out for you in an easy to read calender with who, when, what, where.

So if you are a museum, individual artist or gallery, submit your press releases to James and he will get you listed.

#Boom GMG Blowin’ Up Baby!


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
D'Entremont Poster copy

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

The Schooner Race Start_3

The Schooner Race Start    Charlie Carroll


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

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