CAFM Harvest Market this Saturday!

Cape Ann Community

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Saturday, November 18th
10am to 1pm
Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church
10 Church Street
(On the corner of Middle and Church)

Missing your favorite summer vendors? Come celebrate the local harvest at the Cape Ann Farmers Market Harvest Market!  Connect with this vibrant community and bring home all your favorites to share with family and friends!

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Don’t miss this opportunity to fill your Thanksgiving table with fresh, local, delicious food AND bring a toy to donate to Pathways’ annual toy drive!

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Check out our newsletter for the full list of vendors and farmers, info about our turkey raffle, and great CAFM gifts to jump start your holiday shopping! 

Remember: The Cape Ann Farmers Market accepts SNAP/EBT, WIC Coupons, Senior Farmers Market Coupons, and cash!

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Crossfit Cape Ann Community WOD

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Haven’t check out CFCA yet? Why not?! Join us at 18 Sargent Street every Saturday at 9AM for our Community Team WOD. You can even bring a friend! The More the merrier! $5 for all non members which is donated locally. No Crossfit experience necessary. If you’ve been wondering what Crossfit is all about, no better time than now. See you there!

Check us out at http://www.crossfitcapeann.com of find us on Facebook @crossfitcapeanners

Looking for an insight on what actually happens on Saturday mornings? Check out this first hand look at why people love CFCA!

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This Weekend in the Arts

What Makes Fitz Henry Lane’s Lithographs So Special?

Curator’s talk at the Cape Ann Museum

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Image credit: Fitz Henry Lane (1804–1865), View of the Town of Gloucester, Mass., 1836. Colored lithograph on paper. Pendleton’s Lithography, Boston. Bequest of E. Hyde Cox, 1998 [Acc. #1998.36.10].

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present an illustrated talk with Georgia Barnhill, the guest curator of Drawn from Nature & on Stone: The Lithographs of Fitz Henry Lane, on Saturday, November 18 at 2:00 p.m. This program is $10 for Museum members/$20 nonmembers (includes Museum admission). For more information or to make a reservation call 978-283-0455 x10 or reserve online at camuseum.eventbrite.com.

Drawn from Nature & on Stone is the first ever comprehensive exhibition focusing on 19th century American artist Fitz Henry Lane (1804–1865) as a printmaker. Guest curator, Georgia Barnhill, Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Graphic Arts Emerita at the American Antiquarian Society, worked closely with the Cape Ann Museum in organizing this special show. The exhibition offers scholars and lay people alike the opportunity to explore the intersection of Lane’s work as a printmaker and a painter, to learn more about the art of lithography and to consider the enduring effects printing has on American culture from the early 19th century through today. In her presentation, Barnhill will talk about Lane’s career set against work by his contemporaries.

Georgia Barnhill was curator of graphic arts at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester for forty years and established its Center for Historic American Visual Culture several years before retiring in 2012.  She worked with Sally Pierce and Catharina Slautterback on the Athenaeum’s 1997 exhibition, Early American Lithography: Images to 1830. Among her publications are Wild Impressions: The Adirondacks on Paper, Bibliography on American Prints of the Seventeenth through the Nineteenth Centuries. She has edited several conference volumes including New Views of New England: Studies in Material and Visual Culture, 1680-1830 with Martha McNamara for the Colonial Society of Massachusetts. She has lectured and published extensively on the Antiquarian Society’s collections of prints, illustrated books, and ephemera. She has served on the boards of the American Historical Print Collectors Society, the Print Council of America, and the Colonial Society of Massachusetts. She currently resides in Amherst, Massachusetts, where she is president of the Amherst Historical Society.

About the Cape Ann Museum

The Cape Ann Museum has been in existence since the 1870s, working to preserve and celebrate the history and culture of the area and to keep it relevant to today’s audiences. Spanning 44,000 square feet, the Museum is one of the major cultural institutions on Boston’s North Shore welcoming more than 25,000 local, national and international visitors each year to its exhibitions and programs. In addition to fine art, the Museum’s collections include decorative art, textiles, artifacts from the maritime and granite industries, two historic homes and a sculpture park in the heart of downtown Gloucester. Visit capeannmuseum.org for details.

The Museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $12.00 adults, $10.00 Cape Ann residents, seniors and students. Youth (under 18) and Museum members are free. For more information please call: (978)283-0455 x10. Additional information can be found online at www.capeannmuseum.org.   For a detailed media fact sheet please visit www.capeannmuseum.org/press.

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Music at the Annisquam Village Church

Join us for an exploratory voyage to the nearly inexpressible world of spirit. By bringing together inspired paintings with soulful improvisations and soundscapes, we joyfully invite you into the sacred dance of life.

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Leonardo da Vinci Christ at Christie’s was a record breaker cue Gary Larson classic

The highest price an auction buyer paid becomes “fetched” in auction lingo. Leonardo da Vinci painting, Salvator Mundi, (Saviour of the World) fetched a stunning world record price –400million dollars at hammer price (450.3 million with fees)–at Christie’s evening sale November 15, 2017. Couldn’t resist adding a classic Larson into the mix of headlines.

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Nichole’s Picks 11/18 + 11/19

Pick #1:  Arts Boston, Mayor’s Holiday Special 

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ArtsBoston, in partnership with Mayor Martin J. Walsh, the City of Boston, and the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, announce the 14th Annual Mayor’s Holiday.  See the link below to enjoy an eight-week celebration of the area’s performing arts featuring thousands of discounted tickets to more than 100 holiday shows.

READ MUCH MORE HERE

Pick #2:  Ski, Board, and Skate Sale

Friends of Cutler School will once again be hosting their annual Ski, Board, and Skate Sale at the Cutler School in Hamilton

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READ MORE HERE

Saturday and Sunday, Nov, 18th and 19th

Saturday 11/18 – 9am-2pm
Our vendors will be here ALL day on Saturday

Sunday 11/19 – 11am-1pm
Clearance – 50% of most items (Vendors not included)

Cutler Elementary School
237 Asbury Street, Hamilton

Pick #3:  Rockport PTO Holiday Fair

Saturday 9:30-2:00 at Rockport High School at 24 Jerden’s Lane, Rockport

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As always, for a comprehensive list of family activities, visit our friends at North Shore Kid

Trip to Peabody Essex Museum

The Peabody Essex Museum has been “on the list” for a while now, and this week presented a great opportunity to take the ride.  Since I actively avoid Salem during October, mid November seemed like a reasonable idea for this adventure.

Although the streets of Salem were very quiet, the Museum was buzzing with school children.  It was great to see the energy and enthusiasm for the various galleries and exhibits as seen through elementary students’ eyes.

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** A tip:  I was granted free admission when I showed my volunteer card for NEHGS (New England Historic Genealogical Society).  Many museums have reciprocal memberships and you might be able to be admitted at a free or reduced rate based on your other memberships.  Saved me $20!  I did purchase a ticket for the Yin Yu Tang Chinese House, which was re-erected here in 2003 from a rural village in southeastern China.  A set number of people are allowed per half hour for a self guided tour.  It was well worth the $6, but if you go in cold weather be aware there is no heat.

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All rooms in the house open to the courtyard for light and air, as well as to support the principles of feng shui.

Currently a special interactive installation called XYZT is available.  This is an example which loses some effectiveness in a still photo, but this light “tree” grows from the floor, appears to grow letters which are lost to an invisible wind.  Mesmerizing.

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I was delighted to see this representation of St. Peters Fiesta about 1930 from artist Gordon Beal.  Bold and bright.

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Delightful visit and I’ll be going back as there was much more to enjoy.  It should be on your list too!

Kids, Tweens, Teens, and Prenatal Yoga

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Treetop Yoga Studio, 3A Pond Road, offers a variety of classes and workshops for children of all ages, including prenatal yoga for our expecting mamas. Sign up in advance to SAVE!  https://www.treetopyoga.com/workshops-events

Friday Night Fun – Tweens and Teens (ages 11+) grab a friend and join Erin McKay for fun yoga poses set to your favorite music. Yoga is great for tween and teen students and athletes – it calms stress and anxiety, builds and tones core muscles, and increases flexibility. With our busy schedules, we can all benefit from slowing down and learning mindfulness. Class will end with a relaxing cool down where we chill out with bolsters and blankets and learn to wind down our minds. Enjoy cookies and cocoa before parents pick up.

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$400,000,000 Leonardo da Vinci Salvator Mundi record price at Christie’s Auction tonight!

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Confidence was in the room for the Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), Salvator Mundi, painting which climbed from a starting bid of $75,000,000 to $400,000,000 (hammer price) at Christie’s Contemporary art sale Wednesday, November 15, 2017. The Mona Lisa value has climbed tonight as well.

The buyer’s premium for Salvator Mundi will bring the sale to $450,312,500.

Hammer price is the highest bid announced by the auctioneer just before the gavel drops. Additional charges include fees such as buyers premium, taxes, etc added to the hammer price.

Prior record private sales for a William de Kooning (Interchange) and Paul Gauguin (Nafea Faa Ipoipo) reached 300 million. This Christie’s auction sale is public.

The da Vinci was the 9th lot in a sale featuring 58 lots. Prior to the da Vinci excitement a Kerry James Marshall did quite well.

Live Sale still in process. Hammer prices so far

1B Adam Pendleton $180,000
2B Philippe Parreno $420,000 (est $250,000-$350,000 )
3B Kerry James Marshall $4.2 million (est. 1-1.5 million)
4B Frank Stella $3.2 million (est 2.2 – 2.8 million)
5B Eva Hesse $900,000 (est $800,000-$1.2 million)
6B Rothko  $28.5 million (est $25 million – 35 million)
7B Bourgeois $7.5 million (est $10 million-$15 million)
8B Vija Celmins  $3,500,000 (est $1,500,000-2,500,000)
9B   LEONARDO DA VINCI
10B Jean Michel Basquit PASSED
11B Keith Haring sold $3,500,000
12B John Currin PASSED
13B Andy Warhol sold $56,000,000

28B Milton Avery Pale Field, Dark Mountain 1959 approx 40 x 54 oil  hammer price was $1,300,000

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AN OTTERLY DELICIOUS BREAKFAST!

The North American River Otter is making an amazing comeback, not just on Cape Ann and all around Massachusetts, but in many regions throughout the United States. River Otters need unpolluted wetlands, streams, rivers, and ponds to survive, along with secluded places to den. Hollows in the banks of ponds and rivers make excellent dens and so do former Beaver lodges. As the perpetually-lodge-building Beaver has returned, so has the North American River Otter.

River Otters also need plenty of prey. Locally, they eat fish, frogs, snakes, and EELS!

This summer over in West Gloucester there appeared to be two Otter families, one mama with three pups and another mama with four pups. After watching the romp of Otters eat tadpoles and frogs early in the summer, by midsummer they had graduated to American Eels. I at first could not figure out what they were doing skirmishing around in the tall grass at the pond bank. Compared to diving and resurfacing with a mouthful of frog, this was entirely new behavior. There was much excited chortling when one of the pups caught an eel, which then seemed to set off a chain of eel ambushing and eating. One morning I had the great fun of observing three otter siblings chomping down on an otterly delicious breakfast!

First one pup catches an eel and brings it to the old wooden perch, which is also the otters favorite place to play hide and seek with each other.

Then the second pup, and soon all three were chowing down on eels!

The first one was getting jostled by his siblings and sought out more private room in which to dine.

 

American Eels can grow up to five feet long and weigh as much as 16 pounds. These Eels were about three to four feet long. American Eels spend most of their lives in freshwater and only return to saltwater to spawn and then die.

The pups deftly use their feet to hold fast the slippery eel.

Photographed on a different day, I think this pup is eating a snake. Notice the tapering tail in the above photo. 

Why is clean water so important for River Otters? Pesticides, industrial pollution run off such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), and mercury are absorbed by the River Otters prey. The chemicals accumulate in the River Otters, causing illness and death.

From The Archives: December 7, 2010

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Since I’m housebound for a while, this is a good opportunity to take another look at some of the thousands of photos I’ve shot for GMG (not all were posted) over the past 7 1/2 years.

This is the Pinky Schooner Ardelle in its 15th week of construction at the Harold Burnham boatyard in Essex.

Saturday Clean Up

First and most exciting, BANNING THE BAG… so exciting..

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Where:                 Horton Street, we can park at the Ocean Alliance

Time:                    08:00 – 09:00

When:                  Saturday, November 18, 2017

I will not be able to attend since doing the Women’s Community Club of Magnolia show

Thanks all and take care

Donna

 

 

 

Honkytonk Women tonight with Fly Amero 7pm @ The Rhumb Line 11.15.2017

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, November 15th – 7pm
My Musical Guests: HONKYTONK WOMEN!

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Order a whiskey and hang onto yer holsters! The Honkytonk Women are
takin’ over the Rhumb Line Saloon this Wednesday. It’s a-gonna be a wild,
wild ride! Starts at 7, as always. ~ Fly
Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……now features Janet Brown with some new and healthy ideas!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
Finishing up 2017…
11/22 – Thanksgiving Eve Band: Monkeywax 8:30-12:30 (Fly is off)

11/29 – Charlee Bianchini

12/06 – Ed Daley

12/13 – Jon Butcher

12/20 – Amero Family Christmas

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you there 🙂

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