Tag Archives: Jeff Weaver
A sidewalk returns to Railroad Avenue. Some call it place making or Smart Growth. I say sometimes it’s nice to turn back time. Look at the old postcard image. We are lucky to have some of the same wide streets. Clean sidewalks – they’re great for residents. Great for commuters. Easier for families. Thank you DPW! It looks beautiful. I hope it inspires Shaws to match it up on the other side.
Bonus: It’s easier than ever to #strideby the Jeff Weaver mural at Ben’s Wallpaper and Paint and have a closer look. That mural changes now and again.
Peter Vincent, Jeff Weaver and Don Gorvett in a new show at the Cape Ann Museum
The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to announce the opening of their latest exhibition, Vincent, Weaver, Gorvett: Gloucester, Three Visions on Saturday, October 24 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. The opening reception is free and open to the public. The exhibition will remain on view through February 28, 2016.
Peter Vincent (1947–2012), Howard Blackburn [detail] (undated), egg tempera on board, gift of Dr. and Mrs. Harold White, 1993 [Acc. #2887]; Jeff Weaver, Pavilion Beach [detail] (2006), oil on canvas, gift of the artist, 2008 [Acc. #2008-25]; Don Gorvett, Gloucester Reveries [detail] (1996), woodblock reduction print, 9 of 12, gift of the artist, 1996 [Acc. #1996.32].
During the early 1970s, the lives of Weaver, Gorvett and Vincent converged in Gloucester. They had each studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and for a time, Don Gorvett and Jeff Weaver shared studio space in an apartment building on the Fort; Peter, who lived in Rockport, was a frequent visitor. For each artist, Gloucester’s hardscrabble working waterfront was the attraction. Struggling to recover from the ravages of urban renewal, while at the same time weathering the slow steady demise of the city’s fishing industry, Gloucester Harbor in the early 1970s was a gold mine for the three artists.
Today, Jeff Weaver maintains a studio in Gloucester. After painting signs and murals in the 1990s, he turned his focus to watercolor and oil. Jeff can frequently be seen around town, brush and palette in hand, looking to capture the particular flavor of the city he calls home. Don Gorvett currently lives and works in Portsmouth, NH, having maintained a studio in Gloucester for many years. Don excels at the exacting art of reduction wood block printing and is a dedicated teacher. Peter Vincent, who passed away in 2012, secured a solid reputation as one of New England’s most well regarded marine artists. In 1986 he was honored with the coveted Mystic Invitational Award for excellence in painting.
Saturday, November 7 at 9:30 a.m.
The Art & Life of Peter Vincent: A Gallery Talk with Eoin Vincent
Saturday, November 14 at 9:30 a.m.
Jeff Weaver Gallery Talk
Saturday, December 19 at 10:00 a.m.
Don Gorvett Gallery Talk
Saturday, January 23 at 2:00 p.m.
A Conversation with Eoin Vincent, Jeff Weaver and Don Gorvett
These programs are free for Museum members / $10 nonmembers (includes admission). Space is limited, reservations required: (978) 283-0455 x10 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Updates and details at capeannmuseum.org.
Why is this fantastic and breaking news? Because Jeff rarely, if ever, gives workshops! Oh how I would love to go!!!
Visit Jeff’s website to learn more about the artist and to experience a beauty treat of Cape Ann images at Jeff Weaver Fine Art.
SIMPLY EXQUISITE ~Don’t miss this show!
Rockport Art Association
Jeff Weaver ~ Solo Exhibit
Sunday, March 16, 2014, 2-4pm
Show runs through March 27, 2014
“This show of works on paper consists of drawings in charcoal, pastel, and oil, as well as watercolor.
Some were done as sketches or studies for larger works, others as finished pieces in themselves.
The use of a variety of mediums helps me to take a fresh approach to familiar subjects””
Cat Ryan submits-
19th, 20th and 21st Century green in the mix
From the distinguished Cape Ann Museum’s fresh coat of paint and ongoing preservation
To many weathered, copper-clad architectural details like these rare repeat oriel windows
Elegant oriels along Parsons’ pedestrian street, too, though no pressed metal. But look up for the green tiled roof!
Creating a nice umbra mix alongside the newish-ish green exterior for the Jeff Weaver/Restoration Works, 16 Rogers Street – the newcomer (former Old Timers/Catch 22/Fiesta Pub) joins the green in Gloucester. Check out its distinct porthole window on the door.
Then and then: 16 Rogers before photos (green middle elements against textured and well acclimated exterior).
I took a little break from work this afternoon and ran over to Jeff’s studio to have a look at his new work. I urge to go; you will not be disappointed. Jeff captures the beauty of Gloucester’s waterfront and neighborhoods with matchless skill and inimitable eye. The show runs from now through December 21st. Perfect timing–while there, I met Beverly residents Ricardo and Diana Fernandez, the proud new owners of Jeff’s Cape Pond Ice painting.
Tomorrow night look for my latest mini film ~ Macklemore LIVE performing “Can’t Hold Us,” which I filmed at the Xbox Release Party at Best Buy Theatre in New York City this past Thursday Night!
See previous GMG post to read all the good things people are saying about Jeff Weaver ~
and visit Jeff’s website for more information about the opening.
2013 New Works
Saturday, November 23, 2013, 2-6 p.m.
Show runs through December 21, 2013
JEFF WEAVER studio/gallery
16 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
For gallery hours and more information please call: (978) 590-2979.
“This show will include paintings and drawings of familiar subjects, seen perhaps from a perspective or time of day which highlight their character or emotional content.
This past year I’ve tried to achieve a freshness of approach through use of varied media or technique.”
Catherine Ryan submits-
Thank you again Sibley family! The recent GMG Hopper post of the Sibley family helping to identify the Rockaway Hotel in an Edward Hopper drawing generated more discoveries! For reference, here’s the Hopper Rockaway image and a link to that previous GMG post-
Catherine Ryan confirms Rockaway Hotel as another Gloucester Edward Hopper match with help from the Sibley family
There are several Edward Hopper examples in the collection of The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston , including this beauty, the 1926 House by ‘ Squam River . Can you name its Gloucester location? There are notes indicating that it’s in the general direction heading into Annisquam.
IT’S NOT. I admit to clinging to this suggested area with some unreasonable hope because of personal bias (my parents lived on Wheeler’s Point for 30 years, and the charm and might of its full panoramic vista). I climbed around friend’s properties, sought views from Pole Hill and multiple high vantage spots. But I could not connect that landscape anywhere to this Hopper image.
All it took was reading one tiny email description from a GMG reader – I didn’t even need to visit the spot—to know immediately how right it was. I’m sure some other readers may know it, too.
For one thing, many of these Gloucester Hoppers are views seen from a succession of magnificent granite sentinels. They are sites of great natural beauty conditioned geographically by glacial stone. This particular location has a massive sweep of boulder outcroppings.
These two houses in the Hopper drawing are still standing and exact.
If there is one Hopper, chances are there are others within close proximity. Here’s two other Hopper drawings, all from the same general perch.
Who had the keen eyes? Thank you to Kathy and Jeff Weaver for identifying the sight line for the Gloucester Edward Hopper image, House by ‘ Squam River in the collection of the MFA. It’s no surprise to me that artist Jeff Weaver—who has a history of Gloucester veduta painting himself, and who knows a great thing or two about extraordinary detail, composition, surface and color as bearer of light– would have a tip! You can see more of Jeff’s work here http://www.jeffweaverfineart.com/. Gloucester creates many optimum sites for plein air study, and artists continue to evolve their work into unmissable interpretations of reality.
And here’s the Answer:
You are looking past Centennial across the landscape of Newell Stadium and Gloucester High School . (Perhaps this might be a possible new funding source for Newell Stadium? This same stadium and field site is the landscape featured in an iconic Gloucester Edward Hopper work of art. )
There’s another famous Gloucester artist with a link to this same location, and a nice connection for Gloucester high school, and our students to know. Thanks to Fred Buck for sharing this Strople photo from the collection of the Cape Ann Museum and their archives for the Gloucester HarborWalk’s Virginia Lee Burton marker. It’s a contemporaneous photograph of the GHS high school being built. The steam shovel was the model for Virginia Lee Burton’s beloved Mary Ann from Mike Mulligan ©1939. Follow back the plume of smoke- “Mary Ann” is turned away from the viewer.
The Gloucester Committtee for the Arts is excited to announce the complete panel of jurors for the Gloucester HarborWalk Public Art Challenge!
At the time of publication of the Call on December 8, 2012, the CFTA welcomed the University of Texas Landmarks museum Director, Andrée Bober;the Peabody Essex Museum Curator of Contemporary Art, Trevor Smith; and teaming up for Cambridge Seven Associates, architects Peter Sollogub and Chris Muskopf, to participate on the jury panel. Joining these distinguished experts on the jury panel are Gloucester citizens John Bell, Phil Cusumano, Morgan Faulds Pike and Jeff Weaver. The CFTA is grateful to the jurors for volunteering their time and considerable talent to help the artists and this process!
To learn more about the jurors, please visit http://ghwalk.blogspot.com/
The deadline to apply is February 8, 2013
For more information please visit http://ghwalk.blogspot.com/ to view/download the complete Call.
Questions email the CFTA: email@example.com, subject line Public Art
attached are 2 more photos taken by Tracey Emanuel of tables painted by Cape Ann artists for the Pathways benefit “A Place at the Table”
#1 is Evening Sail by T. M. Nicholas on display at the Cape Ann Museum
#2 is Island Life by Jeff Weaver and it can be viewed at the Rockport Art Association.
“A Place at the Table” auction gala to benefit Pathways for Children in Friday 11/9 at Cruiseport Gloucester
Thank you for helping us show off these unique tables.
I was walking down the Pleasant Street several days ago when I saw him with his easel on the sidewalk, almost right across Prospect Street from St. Ann’s School. He courteously let me snap a photo of him while he worked – apparently, I was something like the 15th person to photograph him that day… He has a gallery at 16 Rogers Street here in Gloucester (open Friday and Saturday 1-5 p.m., also by chance or appointment). His website gives you an idea of his beautiful work. I haven’t made it to his gallery yet, but after perusing his web gallery, I really want to go!
2011 New Works
Saturday, December 3, 2011,2-6 p.m.
Show runs from December 3 through December 17, 2011
JEFF WEAVER studio/gallery
16 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
for gallery hours and more information please call: (978) 590-2979
Thanks for all the hard work on your great blog. I know you can’t always post everything you are sent, but just wanted to let you know Jeff Weaver will be having a Solo Exhibit of his Drawings, at North Shore Arts Association’s gallery at 11 Pirates Lane, behind Duckworth’s. Jeff’s show goes up May 29th and runs through June 12th.
It will coincide with our new Member’s Exhibition II, and there will be a reception for that, which Jeff will make sure to attend, on June 5th from 2-4pm. All of our receptions are free and open to all. Come by, have a glass of wine and take in some great art.
Thanks again for all you do, loved the pictures from Kim Smith’s pre-opening party. The gallery looks beautiful.
Suzanne Gilbert Gallery Director
North Shore Arts Association
11 Pirates Lane
Gloucester, MA 01930
Here is the three part interview with Jeff we did a while back-
Here’s one of his photos of Gloucester artist- Jeff Weaver