Tag Archives: Bass Rocks
above – sweet spot for daybreak coffee klatsch
below- the Patti Amaral touch – along with daily clean-ups and upkeep for the island at the entrances to Good Harbor Beach and the walkway
Lots of fun in our East Gloucester neighborhood after the first decent snowstorm of the season. Happy Snow Days ❤
Gloucester portraits: Good Harbor Beach piping plover and David Rimmer Essex County Greenbelt with an Edward Hopper house. And Leon Kroll double bridge.
There are more than 110 portraits of the City of Gloucester by the American artist Edward Hopper. There are a few 1923 Good Harbor Beach scenes including one with Jo Nivison seated sketching, and in the distance Bass Rocks and a ‘Hopper’ house. That vista was already a Gloucester motif.
piping plover with Hopper house
Dave with Hopper house
Eleven years before the image of Jo sketching, Hopper painted the other side of Good Harbor (Brier Neck) when he first came to New England. Leon Kroll painted two pedestrian bridges on the Bass Rocks side of the beach that same year.
Note the double bridges on Good Harbor.
Leon Kroll, 1912, oil on canvas, (Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester) 26 x 32
Knoll also painted Niles and Pavilion. He kept returning to Gloucester; eventually his family purchased a home in Folly Cove in 1932. Learn more at Cape Ann Museum and see Kroll works of art on display.
Thanks to Heidi Dallin for the tip to go see how pretty the Golf Course looked. I often see Heidi out running and exercising when filming at daybreak.
In searching for their website link, I learned that the Bass Rocks Golf Cub is the BONS (Best of North Shore) recipient of the 2013 award for the “Best Private Golf Course North Shore!”
A great exhibit at a beautiful venue. Hope to see you there. I have a photo montage piece on exhibit. RSVP at 978-281-1222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
seARTS Bass Rocks Art Loan Program
An interview with our Artist of the Week, E.J. Lefavour
How do you feel about being chosen for the Bass Rocks Art Loan Program?
Very excited. This opportunity is allowing me to exhibit my work in a venue and to a segment of our population that I may not have been able to reach otherwise (unless they are regulars to Rocky Neck). It is an honor to be in such great creative company, and I am grateful for the opportunity.
Pebble Beach through the Rearview Mirror, Mixed Media Photo Collage,
16" x 20". Click to enlarge.
What is your medium or area of creativity? I am a painter, photographer, writer, illustrator. Most recently I have been working with the over abundance of wonderful photos I have taken over the past few years and incorporating them into unique, three dimentional photo montages, which people are really enjoying. I created about 50 of them over the winter, and the series is called "Gloucester: The Grit and the Glory", since most encompass images of rope, chains, rusted hulls of boats, nets and other images from the working seaport aspect of Gloucester, combined with the glory of that industry and of the natural beauty that surrounds us here, as well as the history.
How long have you been an artist? I have been a working artist since 1991 after leaving the corporate world and making the decision to pursue my art full time.
Where do you get your inspiration? Anywhere and everywhere around me.
Other than the Bass Rocks Golf Club, where can we find your works? At my galler(ies) on Rocky Neck. Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery at 77 Rocky Neck Ave., Gallery 3 from May 15 to October 15, and at my winter gallery, up the stairs at 1 Wonson Street (behind Sailor Stan’s) from October to April.
What else would you like us to know? I passionately love Cape Ann, Rocky Neck where I now reside year round, Annisquam were I lived in the winter for three seasons, East Gloucester and the Backshore, Eastern Point, paddleboarding, Good Morning Gloucester and all the people associated with it, and all the wonderful people I meet and have met since moving here. I feel very blessed to be here.
Cape Ann going’s on and opportunities for the week…
Call to Artists, Designers & Creatives
seARTS Wearable Arts Group invites you to submit ideas
for this fall’s "Celebrate Wearable Art II!" runway show.
Click here for an application. Deadline is now June 1, 2013.
“HOLE IN ONE” x 2
Kathi Turner writes-
James M. Turner, 14, of Gloucester hit a “Hole in One” at Bass Rocks on the 17th hole, 230+ yard par 3 on a Saturday in May, 2012…….then HE DID IT AGAIN, Sunday June 24, 2012 on the same hole, with the same driver, a demo Titlelist 910D2.
James has been golfing for about 3 years and carries a 6 handicap. He was born and raised in Gloucester, just graduated 8th grade from Eastern Point Day School, and hopes to play golf next year at St. John’s Prep.
I found this postcard at a little shop in Beverly Farms. The Community Heritage Map, published in 1889, shows the trestle, but not a later map from the 1930’s. I wonder what it was used to transport–people, granite, fish? On the antique map, the trestle is labeled: Gloucester Street Railway on Trestle. It appears as though the trestle ran through what is now the Good Harbor Beach parking lot.
Right toward the end a rogue wave came and I snatched my camera and tripod just before it would have been completely submerged by the wave.
See the black silhouette in the left hand frame of the video? That’s my buddy Steve Hollinger, the genius inventor who created the Kayalu n clamp and RAM mount’s that I use to stabilize my video camera when we are going to be out in salty conditions.
Steve took this picture of me as I was scouting the scene to video tape-