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Cape Ann Plein Air Informational Meeting

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From “Cape Ann Plein Air”;

“We’re launching the First Annual Cape Ann Plein Air Festival!

Please join us for wine, cheese and information on Thursday April 21, 2016 to learn about this new exciting event that will “float all boats” on Cape Ann during the shoulder season. From Oct 10-16, 2016 Cape Ann’s plein air tradition will be the centerpiece as up to forty professional plein air artists compete for cash prizes during a week-long paint-out. This is a chance for ALL of Cape Ann’s arts, culture, and community organizations to collaborate and raise Cape Ann’s reputation as a destination for artists, serious art collectors, and art lovers.

Organized in partnership with the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, seARTS, North Shore Arts Association, Rockport Art Association, Rocky Neck Art Colony, Essex Merchants Group, and you!”

Thursday April 21, 6-8pm
Rocky Neck Cultural Center
6 Wonson St.
Gloucester MA
Call 978-758-1210 for info

Keep up to date on what’s happening on Cape Ann Plein Air’s Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/Cape-Ann-Plein-Air-1134576859920009/

En plein air

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

En plein air (French pronunciation: ​[ɑ̃ plɛn ɛːʁ]), or plein air painting, is a phrase borrowed from the French equivalent meaning “open (in full) air”. It is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors, also called French: peinture sur le motif (“painting of the object(s) or what the eye actually sees”), where a painter reproduces the actual visual conditions seen at the time of the painting. This method contrasts with studio painting or academic rules; those might create a predetermined look. En plein air can also be used to describe other activities where a person partakes in an outdoor environment.[

My quick, easy and very portable Watercolor Plein Air setup

My quick, easy and very portable Watercolor Plein Air setup

Time To Pay The Piper

From the Urban Dictionary;

To pay a price that you deem high or unfair, but failing to pay the price often results in dire consequences.

Based on the story of the Pied Piper, who removed the rats from a town, and when not paid, he took their children instead!

“Don’t you know the Mafia collects protection here? If you want to run a business in this town, you have to pay the piper.”
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FOUND! One Art Rock 02/28/2016

From: Robyn Salvanelli;

Sara Salvanelli, Age 7 found her first Art Rock this morning!

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Paul,

We don’t mind at all if you post the photo of Sara. We read the GMG post this morning and thought it might be a fun adventure to go searching for the art rock. We had a terrific time searching together this morning, it was a great way to spend a sunny Sunday morning together. This was another opportunity to show my daughter what a special place Gloucester is to live in. She is going to start an ‘Art Rocks’ collection and can’t wait to search for the next one.
Thank you for sharing your art and the love of Gloucester,”
Sincerely,
Robyn Salvanelli

Magnolia “Art, Rocks!” FOUND!

From Nicole Myers;

“Hi:)

My son and I found your art rock in magnolia! We love it :)”

“Art, Rocks!” Sunday! Heads Up! 08/16/2015 at 5:00pm

I heard an Art Rock will be left somewhere on the Harbor Walk on the Waterfront today 08/16/2015 at 5:00pm.

A post on GMG at 4:59pm will give a hint of it’s location.

Try to find it if you dare or don’t if you don’t give a crap.:)

GOOD LUCK TO THOSE THAT TRY!

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“Art, Rock’s!” The Fort. FOUND!

“The “Art, Rock’s!” The Fort” was found a day after I left it.

Toby Pett waited a day to give others a chance.

Email From Toby:

“Thank you. ..I waited a whole day…As no one else claimed it, I now have my second. ..perhaps I will loan them to a museum for an exhibition. ..” Toby Pett

I think I have to be dead Toby before a museum would ever display any of my work:)

Thanks for responding Toby!

There’s a new “Art, Rocks!” Artist in Town

My Nephew Tommy’s going to take my place someday!

Message from Tommys Mother Liz;

“Tommy drew pictures on rocks for you like you drew for him.

I think the first one are people walking the greasy pole…still trying to figure out the second one. Lol”

Throw Back Thursday Schooner Festival

Throw Back Thursday Schooner Festival

Check out their Website and Facebook Page

http://gloucesterschoonerfestival.net/

https://www.facebook.com/GloucesterSchoonerFestival

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“Art, Rocks!” Found 09/29/2014 “Way too Easy…..”

Got an email from GloucesterCaster Toby Pett.  “Way too Easy….”

Toby must be on GMG 24/7 It only took 25 minutes.

How far did it skip in the creek Toby? :)

Your gonna have to turn your head to see it. Toby went to the Ed Collard School of Photography.

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I’m very disapointed in you Rockport!

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What are Towns thinking? They own Nature now?

I’m sure and I hope this sign is made for Commercial Companys that would haul away the rocks and smash them into decorative stones for Driveways and road shoulders.

“I’ll give you my rocks when you pry  them from my cold, dead hands

                                                                                        -Paul F. Frontiero Jr.

Throw Back Thursday Art Rocks! from 2010

 

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“Art, Rocks!”

Better Late Than Never!

I received an email a few weeks ago from a 10 year old boy who when he was nine years old at the time he found one of my “Art,Rocks!” a Rock that I left at T-Wharf in Rockport on 09/04/2010. I think that was about 9 months ago. I remember leaving it there after having a cup of coffee and watching the Lobstermen get ready for their day. About 5am. I always wonder about the ones I leave that don’t get reported back to the email I leave on them. Currently the last three that I’ve left in the past two weeks that I never gave notice on GMG Have not been reported back. Which is fine. In this world we live in now, maybe people think there is a catch too this thing. Maybe they think I want money for it. Emails like Coopers who found it is payment enough! I will never ask anything for them. An email would be nice but, If I don’t get a response that’s fine too! Mystery and fantasy is what makes life! isn’t it?

Here’s the email from Cooper and Photos of the “Art, Rock!” He found! Who could ask for anything more?!!!! Thanks Cooper!

Am I a little weird? Maybe!:)

from Cooper;

Dear mr or mrs frontiero. I picked up one of your pictures of the motif in a parking lot in rockport on 9-4-2010. I am very sorry not to get back to you sooner. I am a 10 year old boy and I’m in fourth grade at st johns in Beverly Massachusetts . I picked it up when i was nine with my aunt and little sister delaney who is now 6. That is my lucky rock because that day I won a contest at bearskin neck country store. You are a beautiful artist. Sincerely , Cooper

“Click here to view past “Art, Rocks!” Posts

I’m Not a Writer, so please forgive any errors!:)

Http://Art-Rocks.org

Time for Some Color

Time to slop on some paint.

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