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.
Annisquam and Lanesville are big summer spots on Cape Ann. Beach fun, sailing, swimming in the quarry or just relaxing by the sea with a friend!
I met a very special couple at the Studio, they are celebrating their 15th Wedding Anniversary.
Congratulations, and may all your anniversarys be met with a smile.
Gloucester is a great backdrop to have a wedding.
Visitors from North Carolina attending a friends wedding
Visitor from Great Britain was attending a nephew’s wedding
She is here enjoying a ride on the Water Shuttle
There’s always something yummy to find at Willow Rest! We might have to have some fresh strawberry shortcake tonight…just sayin’!
The traditional end of summer ‘welcome back’ notice for parents from the Gloucester Public Schools Superintendent has great news for the whole community! I’ve noted funding sources, like Applied Materials, when they were listed, and will add in any that were missed!
- Back to School / Open House dates
- JOHN BARRY, KURT LICHTENWALD, DAVID SCHNEIDER – amazing teachers’ program receives #1 state and national engineering awards and recognition
- BACH IS BACK Gregg Bach has returned to GPS, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
- JODIE GRENNODIE new Principal at Beeman
- GHS – FULL ROOF REPLACEMENT great details about the construction project and an earlier update from July
- DEADLINE INFO for BUS PASS applications and FREE/REDUCED LUNCH applications
- GHS ERIC LEIGH AND DAVID ENOS write and secure $109,154 biotechnology grant
- GHS $499,000 WORTH NEW FAB LAB AND EQUIPMENT – Grant awarded for a brand new Fabrication Lab/Maker space and state of the art, industry level equipment for advanced manufacturing and pre-engineering program in Career and Voc
- O’MALEY ACADEMY aka after school offerings, directed by the amazing counselor Allison Cousins, have been extended and funded for a 4th year as the program deemed exemplary ($140,250 grant )
- O’MALEY new BioLab space thanks to Applied Materials and MA Life Sciences Foundation
- O’MALEY band and chorus music room to be souped up acoustically thanks to $136,980 from Gloucester Education Foundation
- ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS – BUILDING BLOCKS exciting new elementary science program
- ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS new teacher collaboration opportunities
AUGUST 14, 2017 ~ BEAUPORTHOSPITALITYGROUP
Open to the public. Dozens of artist-painters will be showcased at this event; additional artists who want to participate will be placed on a waiting list for future art shows.
IMAGE ~ AUGUST 14, 2017 ~ BEAUPORTHOSPITALITYGROUP
This past spring I had a tremendously inspirational experience. Out of the blue, a lovely woman from Concord, Laura Stevens, contacted me about the possibility of viewing my documentary film about the Monarch butterflies, Beauty on the Wing: Life Story of the Monarch Butterflies. I was reluctant at first, explaining that the film was in a rough cut form. Although the rough cut features the butterflies and Cape Ann in the most beautiful light, the film does need finessing.
Laura comes from a wonderful family and they all love Monarchs! Every year, she and her family gather together for a reunion based around a weekend of learning. Laura explained that it would be an extra special treat for the 27 women and children who attend the reunion to see the film. The more I thought about it the more I thought it would be a super idea, and sent her access to the film.
Several weeks passed when in the mail I received the most heartfelt thank you letters from Laura and her family members who had attended the screening, from the ninety-five year old great auntie to the youngest child there. And soon after that, donations towards the film’s completion arrived from this most generous family. I am so grateful to Laura and her family for the donations, and for their kind encouragement and enthusiasm.
At that time the thought crossed my mind that this would be a wonderful way to continue to raise funds for the documentary. Landscape design work and the story of Little Chick and the Piping Plovers has kept me from doing any recent fundraising, but my work typically slows for a brief period during the end of August and beginning of September.
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Even though the sun was not bright the sky was gorgeous so I decided to go kayaking for a couple of hours. Just beautiful kayaking around Magnolia Harbor.
Mayor Romeo Theken always shares art news immediately! Please share. Dealers, tell your artists! Family and friends, encourage someone you know should try.
Here’s the announcement and deadline from the Massachusetts Cultural Council:
The Massachusetts Cultural Council 2018 Artist Fellowship program opportunities have been announced!
“Mass Cultural Council will accept applications in Choreography, Fiction/Creative Nonfiction, and Painting beginning December 15, 2017. Application deadline: January 29, 2018…Visit the MCC redesigned ArtSake blog, our online resource to support new art and Massachusetts artists. Every week, we round up a list of opportunities for artists – a way to find your next contest, artist residency, call to artists, publication, and more.”
Gloucester artist, Erica Daborn, was awarded an MCC fellowship grant in 2016.
Pick your own fabulous fresh sunflowers at Cedar Rock Gardens and a butterfly may follow you home!
Elise and her amazing (and wonderfully delcious) tomatoes. Elise and Tucker supply the produce to Short and Main and The Market Restaurant in Annisquam.
Cedar Rock Gardens is located at 290 Concord Street in West located. For more information, visit their website here.
Stopping to take a photo at daybreak of a molting Great Blue Heron and this happened!
Goose Cove Sunrise
Feel like you’re drowning in negative buzz? Maybe it’s time to laugh. You’ll laugh alright on Saturday night, right down the road in Beverly at 9 Wallis when Loretta LaRoche takes you back to Brooklyn and back in time to the humor of growing up with her Italian family in her hysterical show Love, Laughter, and Lasagna.
You can even eat some lasagna prepared by Beverly’s favorite deli Gloria Food Store before the show to get you in the mood.
You may remember Loretta from her PBS specials (see video below) or inspirational programs at North Shore Music Theatre a few years ago — and those programs were funny. Trust me: Love Laughter and Lasagna is even funnier! Come on down; you’ll feel better!