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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.

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Dave with Hopper house

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Dave with Hopper house                                                                                                                                  David Rimmer, Director of Land Stewardship, Essex County Greenbelt monitoring piping plovers 2016, Good Harbor Beach.

 

 

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.

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Note the double bridges on Good Harbor.

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Leon Kroll, 1912, oil on canvas, (Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester) 26 x 32

 

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Leon Kroll 1911, 26 x 32 oil on canvas (Bridge at Bass Rocks) sold at Sotheby’s auction in 2011 for $115,700

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Leon Kroll, 1912 oil on panel, 8.5 x 11-3/4

 

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.

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Leon Kroll, Niles Beach 1913

Copy of Edward Hopper all around Gloucester MA (more than 90 works) (74)

Copy of Edward Hopper all around Gloucester MA (more than 90 works) (71)

Gloucester and Fiesta at Peabody Essex Museum

As I frequent museums and collections for work,  and Gloucester art abounds, I suffer bouts of ‘Gloucester acquisition affliction’ . Relative newcomers at PEM include a St. Peter Fiesta scene by Gifford Beal and one of Portuguese Hill by Olga Itasca Sears.  As much as I am fond of PEM– and I mean no disrespect to this august institution– I sorely wish the Cape Ann Museum had received the art or funds for acquisition. There are few major historic paintings of Gloucester (and the greater region) which remain in private hands. They include works by Winslow Homer and Edward Hopper. I’m trying.

While at PEM for special exhibits, I often check the permanent installation. Are the Frank Benson works and Norman Rockwell on view?  Check. I make a point to spend time in front of the Philip Reisman 1951 Tuna Shed, another Gloucester painting and one that Wicked Tuna fans may like to scrutinize.  Reisman was a masterful, versatile painter, and a smart gentle man. I was lucky to know and work with him. The Cape Ann Museum has examples of his Gloucester paintings in their collection and a binder of slides, photographs he took, many Fiesta. I remember labeling some.

I paused more than I ever have at the John Trumbull portrait of Alexander Hamilton. (Hmm. Have museums tagged works representing Alexander Hamilton? It would be a mastery of quick edits matched up to the Lin Manuel Miranda song.)

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GIFFORD BEAL (1879-1956), Fiesta of Saint Peter, Gloucester, c.1930                                              Oil on masonite, Gift of the family of Gifford Beal, 2006. Peabody Essex Museum.

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OLGA ITASCA SEARS (1906-1990). Portuguese Hill, Gloucester. ca.1950s. Oil on canvas. The Sheila W. And Samuel M. Robbins Collection. Peabody Essex Museum. (2015 acquisition)

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PHILIP REISMAN, Tuna Shed, 1951, oil on masonite. Gift of Louise K. Reisman. Peabody Essex Museum.

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#Hamilton, @ Lin_Manuel, #PEM                                                                                                     John Turnbull, Portrait of Alexander Hamilton, 1792, oil on canvas, gift of George A Ward, 1918, collection Peabody Essex Museum

I am looking forward to the upcoming Childe Hassam show opening July 16th at PEM. I went to see the Rodin exhibit.

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GloucesterCast 191 With Ken Riehl, Kerry McKenna, Donna Ardizzoni, Paul Morrison, Karen Pischke, Gina Lampassi, Cat Ryan, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 7/10/16

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Props To Chief Campanello and The GPD In Light of Whats Going On Right Now

Bought my daughter Eloise a Fishing rod at Three Lanterns. Got my fishing permit online, it was a snap- Here’s where you apply-

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New ART@the IceHouse Gallery offerings – original works by artists Peter Vincent & Capt. Phil Cusamano

Ken Reihl Kerry McKenna Events Cape Ann Chamber Auction This Thursday, Block Party This Saturday, Festival By The Sea July 30th, August 6th Blues Festival, August  20th Is Waterfront Festival and The Second Block Party Info- www.capeannchamber.com

Donna Magnolia Art Show and Sale The 15th, 16th and 17th

Shout Out To Premier Imprints For Puzzles www.premierimprints.com

Thanks To Everyone That Comes Out For The One Hour at A Time Gang

Paul Morrison- Pokemon Go and Blackburn Challenge This Coming Weekend

Gina Lampassi https://www.facebook.com/blackburnchallenge/ looking for volunteers

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Karen Pischke Reid’s Ride Update

Cat Ryan Cape Ann Reads- http://capeannreads.wix.com/picturebooks

Kim Smith – The Last Schwartz Opens On Wednesday At Gloucester Stage

Cape Ann Museum Design/ Build Lecture

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Snapshots From the Cape Ann Museum’s Fantastic Design / Build Lecture

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New Spaces/Od Places was the title of last evening’s Design/Build lecture. The lecture was given by Deborah Epstein and Maryann Thompson, two of the area’s leading architects, and was the second in a series that is part of the Design/Build: The Drawings of Philips and Holloran, Architects exhibit currently on display at the Cape Ann Museum. Deborah Epstein designed the stunning Shalin Liu and Maryann Thompson the beautiful Temple Ahavat Achim. The lecture focused on the creative process and challenges of designing new public buildings in an area surrounded by older buildings.

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Shalin Liu

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Wendy Frontiero and Maryann Thompson

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A peak at the Phillips and Holloran drawings -so interesting!

IMG_9525IMG_9528Hotel at Bass Rocks -The Hotel Thorwald was a rambling hotel in business for fifty years. It was in walking distance of Good Harbor Beach and could accommodate 200 to 250 guests. The Hotel Thorwald was destroyed by fire in 1965.

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Twin Light Garage, East Main Street, now home to the Gloucester Stage Company. Note the very cool ‘Twin Lights’ flanking the sides of the sign.

Save the date for the third and final lecture in the Design/Build series on the life and accomplishments of Eleanor Raymond, presented by documentary filmmaker Lyda Kuth. Raymond was a pioneering woman in the field of architecture during the 20th century. In 1948, she designed one of the first successful solar houses, the “Dover Sun House,” and is credited with designing the first Northeastern regional modernist home (1931), predating by six years the Walter Gropius House in Lincoln. Architect Eleanor Raymond: A Pioneer in the Field, Thursday September 29th at 7:00 p.m.

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Today’s NY Times: Holland Cotter reviews Stuart Davis art exhibit at the Whitney Museum

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Stuart Davis, 1939, Sol Horn, photographer. Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian. 

Pulitzer prize winning critic, Holland Cotter, gives the Stuart Davis (1892-1964) show at the Whitney Museum a mostly glowing review in today’s New York Times. One thing is a given. If the art of American modernist Stuart Davis is mentioned, Gloucester will pop up somewhere in the text.

“Place was important to him, but the modern world was increasingly about movement and he wanted to picture that. A 1931 painting, “New York-Paris No. 2,” put us in both cities simultaneously, with a Hotel de France set against the Third Avenue El.

In the exuberant “Swing Landscape” of 1938, a mural commissioned by the Works Progress Administration for a Brooklyn housing project but never installed, we see bits and pieces of Gloucester — ships, buoys, lobster traps — but basically we’re in a whole new universe of jazzy patterns and blazing colors, a landscape defined not by signs but by sensations: sound, rhythm, friction…”

 

Sometimes big shows bring art to market. Last fall the Stuart Davis 1960 painting Ways and Means, 24 x 32,  sold at auction for $3,189,000 at Christie’s.

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the 1940 Composition June Jitterbug Jive for $689,000,

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and the Autumn Landscape Rockport, 1940, 8 x 12 for $905,000.

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Meanwhile, Sotheby’s sold New York Street, 1940, 11 x 16, $490,000.

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This month, Sotheby’s sold a 1960 Gloucester harbor scene for $100,000 on  June 9th, and the 1919 “Gloucester” painting measuring 24 x 30 fetched $51,000.

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JDG Jane Deering Pleasant opening night

Whether Annisquam, Boston, Concord, Santa Barbara, or London, art dealer and gallery owner Jane Deering  gives artists the great gifts of spaciousness and calm. Last night she opened JDG. This intimate new space in a renovated historic building on Pleasant Street in downtown Gloucester will give you an instant feel  of her serene sense of proportion. JDG will feature a program of contemporary mid-career and emerging artists living and working in Cape Ann, Santa Barbara, and the UK.

Juni Van Dyke and Jane Deering are two very talented sisters. Thanks to writer, Sean Farrell, for sending photos from the party. I borrowed Sean’s phone to snap pictures as my battery did not keep up with several exhibits I went to before stepping in to ponder and celebrate this new beginning. More on the other shows later.

 

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JDG, Jane Deering Gallery, 19 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA, 01930

(917)902-4359

Thursday – Sunday, 12-5pm and by appointment

Currently showing Points of View: Michael Porter | Chris Pullman

June 6 – June 29, 2016

 

Breaking news: Pleasant Street just got more pleasant

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Jane Deering downtown offices at 19 Pleasant Street between Cape Ann Museum and the Hive!

Stop by tonight to check out Points of View: Michael Porter | Chris Pullman

‘while you’re at it’,  heading downtown to see the new Light Exhibition at the HIVE 7pm !

 

The envelope, please! Nearly $310,000 Gloucester piece of MA’s art funding pie

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How did Gloucester stack up?

Read on to see the state’s Cultural Facilities Funding (CFF) totaling $221,000 plus Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) totaling $88,200 in Gloucester for 2016. It’s a safe bet that each resident in the City benefits from at least one of these 2016 projects.  Along with the categories below and others, make sure and think about next year’s application categories including the new festival grant category that will be due September 2016 for 2017 programming. Congratulations to all the recipients!

 

MCC ARTIST FELLOWSHIP -$12,000

Artist Erica Daborn, for artistic professional development. $12,000

MCC BIG YELLOW SCHOOL BUS  – $600

Beeman School, O’Maley and Veterans $200 each for an educational field trip

CULTURAL FACILITIES FUND (CFF) – $221,000

Driven by the Boston Foundation, MA Advocates for the Arts, Sciences and Humanities (MAASH), the MCC and others after many years, this big pot that funds so many projects was part of legislation passed back in July of 2006. Maybe it will be increased by it’s 10th year anniversary summer 2017? Across the state over the past 9 years, “CFF has awarded grants of $91.9 million to nearly 700 projects across the Commonwealth. Demand for CFF grants continues to outpace supply…The new round includes 68 capital grants totaling $8.9 million and another 23 planning grants totaling just over $400,000. Grants range from $7,000 to $300,000, and must be matched one-to-one from private and/or other public sources.”  

Maritime Gloucester To construct a Student/Visitor educational Center on Harbor Loop. $116,000

Gloucester Stage Company To replace aging and limited lighting system with a state-of-the-art lighting grid, equipment and controls, and supporting electrical rewiring. $50,000

Manship Artist Residence and Studios (MARS) To conduct a feasibility study for the renovation of the Manship property as an arts and culture center with an artist residency program. $30,000

Rocky Neck Art Colony To install an acoustic ceiling treatment, a second AC unit, lighting upgrades, and integrated A/V projection and sound equipment to its Main Hall. $25,000

 

MCC CULTURAL INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO- $23,000

Cape Ann Museum to celebrate the art, history and culture of the region and to keep it relevant by offering quality exhibitions and programs for our communities, and beyond. $11,500

Cape Ann Symphony Orchestra, Inc.to establish, maintain, and operate a non-profit civic symphony orchestra in the Cape Ann area to foster, promote, and increase the musical knowledge and appreciation of the public through the performance of music at concerts and other functions; to provide an opportunity for Cape Ann area musicians to play as an orchestra; and to assist and encourage the musical development of Cape Ann students. $3,800

Maritime Gloucester to promote Gloucester’s maritime heritage as a platform for teaching maritime skills and marine sciences, and for encouraging environmental stewardship. $8,700

 

MCC JOHN AND ABIGAIL ADAMS ART PROGRAM – $21,000

Rocky Neck Art Colony establish an Office of Cultural Development in the City of Gloucester to champion innovation in arts and culture, provide support for private and public cultural development, and invigorate the City’s cultural tourism agenda; to develop an inclusive, collaborative cultural plan for Gloucester to strengthen historic links between the city’s maritime culture, community and the arts. $21,000

 

MCC LOCAL CULTURAL COUNCIL (LCC)-  $7600

Allocation Gloucester $7,600 Thanks Rose Sheehan and the LCC volunteers on the committee for processing all the applications every year! This year’s 21 winners

Annisquam Historical Society Preserving Gloucester History $450
Cape Ann Shakespeare Troupe Season 2015-2016 $348
DiPrima, Jay Henry David Thoreau Lecture $250
East Gloucester Elementary School Rob Surette and His Amazing Hero Art $300
Harcovitz, Ruth Songs of World War II $250
LePage, Lucille Stories, Songs & More $571
Lundberg, Christine The Art & Craft of Folly Cove Designers Film $500
Manninen, Wendy Singing and Signing $300
Maritime Gloucester Association Off to the Races! Exhibit $700
Music at Eden’s Edge Connecting Kids to Classical Music $500
Northeast Mass. Youth Orchestras Youth Orchestra Honors Concert $350
Phyllis A Marine Association History Sharing Program $500
Rockport Music Jasper Quartet $400
Sawyer Free Library Printerbot Learning $464
Sawyer Free Library Cape Ann Reads $500
Sheehan, Rose Welcome Yule – Midwinter Celebration $500
Sheehan, Rose Cape Ann Contra Dance $450
Swift, Sarah Slifer Trident Live Art Series $400
Van Dyke, Juni The Note Card Project $350
Waller, Susan The Fiesta People’s Mural $250
Windhover Foundation Quarry Dance 5 $700

MCC CULTURAL DISTRICTS City of Gloucester – $9000

Gloucester’s downtown Cultural District. $4,000

Gloucester’s Rocky Neck Cultural District. $5,000

MCC YOUTHREACH- $15,000

Maritime Gloucester and Action to provide hands-on marine and physical science instruction to at-risk 16-20 year-olds in collaboration with Action, Inc. $15,000

 

Part 5 Readers Respond and vessel list Manny Carrancho treasured photos Fred Buck Cape Ann Museum and Reginald Santos

Fred Buck at the Cape Ann Museum sends a message, photo and printed matter. Thank you so much, Fred!

“Thanks to the Carrancho family for preserving this piece of Gloucester and the memories still out there. I’m attaching a news photo i found on ebay a couple years ago of this same event.  Hand-written notes  on the back but no attribution for photographer or publication.  i’m adding a piece from the June 1948 Atlantic Fisherman Magazine in the museum collection, giving their write-up of the event.  Please pass these on to the Carranchos and feel free to add them to any additional posts on Good Morning Gloucester about the occasion.  The breadth of history in this little city is a beautiful thing.”

 

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May 28, 1948. Our Lady of Good Voyage statue for altar of church, being carried from Portuguese vessel ‘Gil Eannes’. docked at State Fish Pier. news photo, no attribution.

 

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Reginald Santos sent a comparison of statues (1948 vs 1953), plus a photo marked up that may identify his Uncle, Capt. Albino Pereira. Thank you so much for taking the time to do this!

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1953 – 1948 Our Lady Statue Comparison

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Newspaper clippings include many names, participants, organizers, and skippers. The vessels in line for the blessing as reported in the Gloucester Daily Times were as follows:

Capt Domingos, Capt Carrancho*, Capt David Lopes Maranhas, Capt John Oscar Ribeiro* of the dragger Puritan (*best man at Joanna and Manny’s wedding)

Capt Manuel Silva, Capt Frank Brown of the dragger Emily

Capt Frank Brown of the dragger Emily Brown

Capt John Francis of the dragger Carol Anne

Captain Edward Silva of the dragger Magellan

Captain Capt Manuel P. Goulart, Capt Manuel Carise of the dragger Evalina M Goulart

Capt Hawk, Capt Frank Rose formerly of the dragger Edith and Lillian

Capt Joseph DaCruz of the dragger Alvan T Fuller

Capt Albino Pereira of the dragger Portugal

Capt John Fragata of the dragger Olivia Brown,

Capt Chris Cecilio* of the dragger Mary and Josephine

Capt Manuel Carrancho of the dragger Raymonde 

Capt Fernando Pereira of the dragger Manuel P. Domingos

Capt Manuel Marques of the dragger Gov Al Smith 

Capt David Ribeiro of the dragger Edith L Boudreau

 

*Chris Cecilio= Joanna’s uncle (her father’s brother). Her father, Joseph, died in 1939.

*Carrancho listed on the Puritan could be Manny’s brother or father

*still checking on which John Carrancho led the committee

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WONDERFUL ARTICLE ABOUT JUNI VAN DYKE AND THE CAPE ANN MUSEUM QUILT EXHIBIT WRITTEN BY ARTS EDUCATOR DEBORAH SIMMERMAN

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Gloucester Community Quilts at the Cape Ann Museum

By Deborah Simmerman

Recently I took the train up to Gloucester to see the Gloucester community quilts at the Cape Ann Museum. I love the Cape Ann Museum, which so beautifully evokes the special qualities of Cape Ann, my home from 1975 to 1985 and a place I will always love deeply. The amazing Cape Ann light is the first thing I notice whenever I go back, and as soon as I got off the train, I was struck by it once again.

At the museum I had the light-filled second floor gallery all to myself as I encountered the stunning exhibition of quilts representing Gloucester’s very diverse neighborhoods, made by seniors at the Rose Baker Senior Center in Gloucester. I am lost in admiration for Juni Van Dyke, the Art Director at the senior center who led this project over the past nine years. She must be the most amazing art educator. Under her direction, these women in their later years, and a few men I gather, have created something of lasting value, thirteen quilts about their neighborhoods, which have now been donated and accepted into the permanent collection of the Cape Ann Museum. I can imagine the enormous satisfaction they must feel for having been part of the years-long effort of this collaborative creative process and now seeing the fruits of their labor of love in the museum.

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Winter Shorts on Vacation at the Cape Ann Museum

Winter Shorts on Vacation

The mini tours you love in the winter are back for the warmer weather

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (March 12, 2016) – The Cape Ann Museum docents are pleased to presentWinter Shorts on Vacation, a series of mini tours highlighting their favorites from the Museum’s collection. These tours will take place on Saturday, April 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every half hour. This program is Free for CAM members / $10 non-members. Space is limited; first come, first served.

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Spend a wonderful spring afternoon viewing the Museum’s collections with fresh eyes. Winter Shorts on Vacation offers a variety of six mini themed tours, developed and led by Museum docents. They are meant to appeal to a wide range of interests, so visitors can enjoy just a few or all of the tours if they choose. The schedule of tours is as follows:

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Wood You?

Explore the wooden objects in the Museum’s collection – from everyday kitchen implements to magnificent pieces of furniture, a cigar store Indian and several sculptures by James McClellan.

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Painting in the time of the Frog Ponders

Take a look at the paintings of Fitz Henry Lane through the lens of the Transcendentalists.

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. How Dear to Our Hearts are the Scenes of our Childhood

A quick romp through the Museum to look at several works relating to children and childhood on Cape Ann – the children who worked and those who played and those who sat still for portraits.

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Seeing the Light-Navigation & Lighthouses

During the age of sail, navigation was iffy at best. Learn why landfalls could be the most dangerous part of a voyage, and why the Fresnel lighthouse lens was a true breakthrough.

12:00 p.m.  – 12:30 p.m. Harvesting the Sea: Gloucestermen in the Heyday of Fishing Under Sail

More than 1,000 schooners called Gloucester their home port, sailing to fishing grounds as far as 1,000 miles away in search of finny gold. Both ships and men were called “Gloucestermen” — the ships tall, fast, and beautiful; the men tough, brave, tireless, and justly proud of their work.

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Fifteen Shades of Blue

Experience the impact of this favorite color during a whirlwind tour of the galleries.

 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOANIE ON THE PONY CREATOR

From Cape Ann Museum ~
Happy Birthday to CAM artist Anna Vaughn Hyatt Huntington (1876-1973)! The incredibly successful sculptor had a specialty in portraying animals, partially due to the influence of her eminent paleontologist father, Alpheus Hyatt. Her most well-known work on Cape Ann is the 3,500 lb bronze statue of Joan of Arc in front of Gloucester’s American Legion Post. The monument sits atop historic stones from France as a memorial to the Gloucester men who fought and died among French allies in World War I. Her model for Joan’s noble steed was a local horse named Frank that once pulled a fire wagon.
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Nichole’s Picks 3/12 + 3/13

Pick #1:  Tracks and Telltales for Kids

Castle Hill on the Crane Estate

Date & Time: Saturday, March 12 1:00-3:00 pm
Member: $10 Adult, $5 Child; Nonmember: $15 Adult, $10 Child

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Join us as we hike from the Barn to the Pine Grove, looking for tracks and telltales left behind by the creatures who roam the property surrounding the Crane Estate. We’ll use our skills of observation to find footprints and feeding sites, homes and hiding places. We’ll end our trek with hot chocolate in the Pine Grove. This walk is about 3/4 mile each way. We will go at an easy pace so little legs can keep up. Children must be accompanied by and adult. Dress for the weather to maximize comfort and minimize misery! Water is always good to have along, and if it is sunny you may want sunscreen and/or sunglasses. Pre-registration required.

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Pick #2: Seussical the Musical 

The North Shore Players Youth Theatre presents Seussical the Musical

Purchase Tickets HERE

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Performance Dates:

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM (March 10, 11, and 12), and Sunday afternoon at 2:30 PM (March 13).

Double cast production:
Teen cast (13-18) performs the Thursday and Saturday shows
Kids cast (7-12) performs the Friday and Sunday Shows

Location: Hogan Regional Center Auditorium

[600 feet west of]  450 Maple St., Danvers, MA

Call stage manager, Noah Greenstein for more information:  978-807-0197

On-line Advanced tickets prices (Until March 9th):  

$14 adults/ $12 Students/Seniors (over 60)Add $1 per ticket for service fee, and print out PayPal receipt to use as ticket

Pick #3: Free Second Saturdays with Cape Ann Reads

The Cape Ann Museum:  Saturday, March 12th 11:00-2:00

This month, in collaboration with Cape Ann Reads, families are invited to the CAM Activity Center for a celebration of the work of local author/illustrator, Frances Wosmek. A selection of her books will be read throughout the program and kids will have the opportunity to recreate one of Wosmek’s beloved characters, including Leonardo DiRabbit.

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

 

 

 

Nichole’s Picks 1/30 + 1/31

Pick #1:  CAPE ANN READS: Eric Carle Museum of Picture Books will help kick-off the Cape Ann Reads initiative 

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The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art will be offering workshops for children and adults to kick-off the new Cape Ann Reads initiative. This program will take place at the Cape Ann Museum and is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Reservations are required; spaces can be reserved by emailing info@capeannmuseum.org, calling (978)283-0455 x10, or online at Eventbrite. Reservations for the 9:30-12:00 Interactive Storytime events should be made for children only, not the accompanying adults.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!

 

PICK #2:   The Mapparium at the Mary Baker Eddy Library

If you read my “Picks posts” often you probably know that I am both a huge fan of staying local….but also completely appreciate a good trip into the city every once in a while.  Winter weekends are a great time to head into Boston, grab a nice meal with the kids, and get your full of some Culture.  The Mary Baker Eddy Library is a great place for that and their Mapparium is a wonderful learning opportunity….in addition to being beyond cool.

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The Mapparium’s three-dimensional perspective of the world of 1935 is enhanced by A World of Ideas, an original presentation that features a rich orchestration of words, music, and LED lights to illustrate how ideas have traversed time and geography and changed the world.
The Library is also showing a complementary exhibit, “The Mapparium: An Inside View,” featuring letters, documents, and artifacts never before made public. These showcase the construction, history, and significance of this magnificent architectural and artistic achievement.

PICK #3: KING’S BOWLING, MarketStreet Lynnfield

I may possibly mention MarketStreet a bit too often, but honestly, this time of year you can skate on the outdoor rink, grab a coffee or a hot cocoa, do some super fun bowling with the family, and get a GREAT meal at one of MANY different dining choices.  That isn’t even considering the phenomenal shopping (which I rarely get to do.)

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READ ALL ABOUT KING’S HERE

Here is a lit of restaurants and stores….or following THIS LINK to read more.

RESTAURANTS:

Boloco
California Pizza Kitchen – Opening 2016
Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse
FuGaKyu
Gaslight – NOW OPEN!
The Grove Boutique & Cafe*
IT’SUGAR
J.P. Licks*
Kings*
Legal C Bar*
Muse Paintbar – OPENING SOON!
OTTO Pizza
Panera Bread
Starbucks
Sweetgreen – NOW OPEN!
Temazcal Tequila Cantina
Tuck’s Candy Factory – NOW OPEN!
wagamama
Wahlburgers – NOW OPEN!
Whole Foods Market
Williams-Sonoma*
Yard House

STORES:

American Eagle Outfitters
Athleta*
Banana Republic*
Bluemercury*
Carhartt*
Charles Schwab
Charming Charlie*
Chico’s
Claire’s
Eastern Mountain Sports*
Eddie Bauer – NOW OPEN!*
Everything But Water*
Express*
Francesca’s*
GAP*
The Grove Boutique & Cafe*
Gymboree*
Hanna Andersson*
IT’SUGAR
J. Jill
J.Crew*
Jos. A. Bank Clothiers
Justice*
Kings*
Learning Express Toys
Lively Kids
LOFT
Lucky Brand Jeans – NOW OPEN!*
lululemon athletica*
Lunette Optic
Mane+Mani (Be Styled)
MarketStreet Management
MiniLuxe
Muse Paintbar – OPENING SOON!
NIKE Running – NOW OPEN!
Paper Source*
The Paper Store
Pia – NOW OPEN!
Pink Parkway – NOW OPEN!
Polka Dog Bakery
Pottery Barn*
Pottery Barn Kids*
Pure Barre
Roosters Men’s Grooming Center
Roster
Sachetta & Callahan
Sephora
Shoe Market
Soft Surroundings
Solstice Power Yoga
Starbucks
Tobey Grey – NOW OPEN!
Tommy Bahama
Tuck’s Candy Factory – NOW OPEN!
Tumi – NOW OPEN!*
Verizon Wireless – NOW OPEN!
Victoria’s Secret*
Vineyard Vines*
White House | Black Market
Whole Foods Market
Williams-Sonoma*
Yankee Candle*

As always, for a more comprehensive list of family activities, please see our friends at North Shore Kid.

FABULOUS TURNOUT FOR JUNI VAN DYKE AT THE CAPE ANN MUSEUM!

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Saturday afternoon Juni Van Dyke spoke to an auditorium overflowing with friends, fans, and fellow artist quilt makers for the opening celebration of “The Neighborhood Quilt Project.” Juni’s all inclusive message is about the positivity of a community coming together to create beautiful works of art, “bearing testimony to the truth that the gift of creativity resides within all of us.” She shared heart warming tales about the contributing quilters and their work. For all involved in this wonderfully powerful community project it was a very special and joyous day.

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Friend Pete KovnerKay carpenter, Bobbi Kovner, Chicki Hollet Cape Ann Museum The Neighborhood Quilt Project ©Kim Smith 2016

Kay Carpenter, Bobbi Kovner, and Chicki Hollet

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On display in the light-filled spacious gallery of the museum’s third floor are the thirteen quilts representing thirteen Gloucester neighborhoods. The Cape Ann Museum is free to Cape Ann residents during the month of January. Do Not Miss This Enchanting Exhibit!Juni Van Dyke Cape ann Museum The Neighborhood Quilt Project Detail ©Kim Smith 2016

With thanks and gratitude to Cape Ann Museum Director Rhonda Falloon and Curator Martha Oakes for taking “The Neighborhood Quilt Project” under their wings, where the quilts will be well cared for generations to come.

SEE MORE PHOTOS HERE Read more

“THE ART OF PICTURE BOOKS” PRESENTED BY THE ERIC CARLE MUSEUM AND CAPE ANN READS

Who is Eric Carle? Why he created one of the most wonderful and whimsical children’s picture books, The Very Hungry Caterpillar! On Saturday, January 30th, the Cape Ann Museum, in collaboration with Cape Ann Reads and the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, is holding a series of workshops for all age groups, “The Art of Picture Books.”

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The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, located in Amherst, Massachusetts, is a museum devoted to the art of the picture book and especially the children’s book. Read more about the Museum here.

From Eric Carle’s website

Eric Carle is acclaimed and beloved as the creator of brilliantly illustrated and innovatively designed picture books for very young children. His best-known work, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has eaten its way into the hearts of literally millions of children all over the world and has been translated into 62 languages and sold over 41 million copies. Since the Caterpillar was published in 1969, Eric Carle has illustrated more than seventy books, many best sellers, most of which he also wrote, and more than 132 million copies of his books have sold around the world.

Born in Syracuse, New York, in 1929, Eric Carle moved with his parents to Germany when he was six years old; he was educated there, and graduated from the prestigious art school, the Akademie der bildenden Künste, in Stuttgart. But his dream was always to return to America, the land of his happiest childhood memories. So, in 1952, with a fine portfolio in hand and forty dollars in his pocket, he arrived in New York. Soon he found a job as a graphic designer in the promotion department of The New York Times. Later, he was the art director of an advertising agency for many years.

One day, respected educator and author, Bill Martin Jr, called to ask Carle to illustrate a story he had written. Martin’s eye had been caught by a striking picture of a red lobster that Carle had created for an advertisement. Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? was the result of their collaboration. It is still a favorite with children everywhere. This was the beginning of Eric Carle’s true career. Soon Carle was writing his own stories, too. His first wholly original book was 1,2,3 to the Zoo, followed soon afterward by the celebrated classic, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

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Nichole’s Picks 1/9 + 1/10

Pick #1:  

Snowy Owl Prowl at the Crane Estate

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Photo courtesy of http://www.the trustees.org

Wide-open coastal sites are the location of choice for wintering Snowy Owls; common perches are dunes and salt hay staddles. In winters past, the owls have been frequent visitors to the Crane Wildlife Refuge. Join us as we hike the dunes in search of these magnificent birds. Unlike most owls, snowy owls are diurnal – they hunt and are active both day and night – so we have a good chance of sighting one even in the daylight hours! We’ll warm up with hot cider at the end of our hike.

Please note: We will be hiking up and down dunes, through soft sand, for approximately 2.5 miles. Dress for the weather to maximize comfort and minimize misery! Water is always good to have along. A spotting scope and/or binoculars are helpful when searching for snowy owls. Suggested ages 13 and older. Pre-registration required.

Click HERE to preregister and to read more!

Pick #2:  

2nd Saturday Free at the Cape Ann Museum

FAMILY FUN FREE DAY

The second Saturday of every month is free for families with school-aged children. Families are invited to the Activity Center to participate in art, history, and cultural activities, and explore the museum using a Seek and Find. Each month has a different theme, from exhibitions, to special celebrations, to treasures from the Archives. It’s all about FUN!

http://www.capeannmuseum.org/programs/youth-family-programs/

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Photo courtesy of the Cape Ann Museum

Pick #3: Open Skate at Talbot Rink

Most Saturdays and Sundays from 2:00-4:00 anyone can take to the ice for a very small fee!  Skate rentals are available as well.

Find the rink schedule HERE

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For a more comprehensive list of family activities, please visit our friends at North Shore Kid.

 

SAVE THE DATE FOR JUNI VAN DYKE’S TALK AT THE CAPE ANN MUSEUM!

gloucester-downtown-quilt-project-juni-van-dyke-c2a9kim-smith-2015Join Cape Ann’s Juni Van Dyke as she recounts the making of “The Neighborhood Quilt Project.” On Saturday, January 16, at 3:00p.m. she will give an illustrated talk about the special exhibition of Gloucester: A Community of Neighborhoods now showing at the Cape Museum. This program is free and open to the public.

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Maggie’s extraordinary interpretation of the archetypical Beauport window. The window’s mullions frame a collection of antique glass in varying shades of lavender to deep grape.

Read More About “The Neighborhood Quilt Project” Here
JUNI VANDYKE ~ SHOUT OUT TO A BEAUTIFUL LADY!
OUR HISTORY TOLD THROUGH SCRAPS ~ UNVEILING OF THE GLOUCESTER “DOWNTOWN QUILT” WITH JUNI VAN DYKE
SIMPLY STUNNING WORK IN PROGRESS

 

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