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Crane on Main. Charles Fine Arts @196 Main Street now open. Downtown artist and artisan rental options.
Updates on Main Street:
The roof replacement is underway at the Gloucester police station. The crane is lifting supplies.
196 Main Street went from this
Charles Fine Arts at 196 Main Street opens with ‘The Friends and Family Show’, a group exhibit displayed until September 24th, by appointment. Artists studios are available to rent. http://www.charlesfinearts.com
Artist and artisan studio and gallery spaces:
For over 25 years, artists have pooled together to rent gallery space at Local Colors 121 Main Street. Established in 1978, the gallery operates as a co-op, sharing resources and all operations and administrative duties. They are the staff so there is always an artist on hand! The monthly rent split among the invited artists is modest as Cape Ann Savings (109 Main Street) owns the building and is a stalwart community and arts supporter. The roster is full right now.
Gallery display of another sort is part of goodlinens plans for 130 Main Street and will be installed along the right wall as you enter (photo below was looking left). A curated small selection of artisans will be invited to rent on a monthly basis for a modest fee. Owner Jo Anne Chirico designed special matrices currently in stages of fabrication. Look for three artisans in focus by October.
GloucesterCast 106 With Guests Donna Ardizzoni, Kim Smith, Toby Pett, Paulie Walnuts and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 11/30/14
Topics Include: Winner Of GloucesterCast Subscriber Contest #2 Is Leslie Heffron, Week Three GloucesterCast Podcast Subscriber Contest: One of the first ten subscribers to the GloucesterCast this week will win a mini framed sketch from Paulie Walnuts of your local scene request, Toby Pett Wearing Sailing Arch-nemesis Fred Shrigley Boat Shirt despite intense sailing rivalry, Is There A Bigger Drinking Institution Than The Rhumb Line In Gloucester Since The Old Timers Is Gone?, Is there a better feeling than having your Christmas shopping done early?, Donna Ardizzoni still smiling after falling and bruising her ribs half way up the Lobster Trap Tree, Kudos To Hiltz Trucking for trucking the Lobster traps for the lobster trap tree and Sticky Fingers for treats for the builders more kudos to come, Buoy Painting At Art Haven For The Lobster Trap Tree , GMG Holiday Party December 19th, A Present To Me would be If Someone bought a gift for them self or for a loved one from Fred Bodin at Bodin Historic Photo, Mini-Rant- Local retailers That Don’t retweet or share Dawn at La Provence or Susan From Toodeloos efforts to promote shop local initiatives that would help them out, Shopping Local Is So Much Less Stressful and studies show that over 50% of the money you spend locally stays and gets re-spent locally, Just a Few Local stores to get great gifts- Toodeloos, Island Art and Hobby, TBT Post, Premier Imprints, Pisces, Palazolas, House Of The Raven, Cape Ann Olive Oil, Alexandras Bread, The Cave, Savour Wine and Cheese, Bookstore of Gloucester, Main Street Art and Antiques, Pearls, Ace Hardware, Building Center, Ect Ect Ect, Donna has pillows which she can put any of her photos on them for a gift, Cape Ann Giclee, Confused Over The Flap Over The Increased Cost for The Post Thanksgiving Gloucester Daily Times, Christmas Tree Talk, Lumberjack Kim Smith, White Lights vs Colored Lights, C9 Ceramic Lights, For Anyone That Is Doing The Home Energy Assesment Please advocate To Get As Much free Stuff as Possible Including Free Lightbulbs, Free Power Strips, Efficient Shower Heads, and Electonic Thermostats, Going To Find Out If The Functional Lights We Replaced are of use at Second Glance, Shout Out To Steve Corbett Electricians, What Kind Of Savage Eats Mince Meat Pie?, Pie Pole Adventures With Kim Smith, Secret To Non-Runny Pecan Pie, Donna Is Not A Pie-Eater, Rocky Neck Holiday Art and Craft Show, Magnolia Historical Society Art In The Schoolhouse, Rusty and Ingrid, Local Colors, Joe Higgins Gyotaku Prints, Brother’s Brew Donuts Mandatory Mention, The Reach of The Blog, Judith Sudduth on Eastern Point, Reminder: How To Get a Free GMG Sticker , Brodies Pub, The Secret To Brodies Steak Tips, What Other Places Are North Shore Drinking Institutions Like Mattys In Marblehead, Brodies in Peabody Square and The Rhumb Line In Gloucester?, GMG Holiday Party December 19th, Toby Is Getting a Knee Replacement, Councilwoman Melissa Cox, Killer No-Brainer $300 Camera Recommendation.
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Chickity Check It! Darren Taylor’s www.massachusettswoodworks.com Now Available At local Colors Downtown
Darren Taylor has close to two decades in the woodworking industry and has operated a fully equipped shop since 2008. Darren prides himself on the quality of his craftsmanship, and his many years in the finish room produces finishes that are second to none. From distressed to hand rubbed to poured epoxy, Massachusetts Woodworks finishes beg to be touched and are unequaled in the industry.
Massachusetts Woodworks specializes in one-of-a-kind, heirloom furniture and built-ins. Most of our commissions come from interior designers and architects. Our clients include discriminating residential end users, as well as commercial accounts.
Halloween Party Kids Unlimited, Island Art and Hobby, Harbor Goods, and Local Colors October 30th! Moved To Rose baker Center
Sunday October 30th has been moved to the Rose Baker Senior Center due to the weather forecast.
Same Time from 2:00 – 4:00pm
All activities, prizes and treats will be awaiting all the Little Trick or Treater’s in their costumes.
Visit the Art Studio and support your local artists.
Hi Joey ! Enjoy reading your emails daily. I know you must be very busy this weekend with all the events. I just wanted to drop you a note about an art exhibit.
The art exhibit is located at LOCAL COLORS, 121 Main St. in the window alcove. They are the paintings of Kathy Gentile Roberts, a local, watercolor artist for 20 years and a new member of the artist cooperative since November. Kathy enjoys painting local marine scenes and still life. She also uses recycled antique windows to do reverse glass paintings of sea life. Come on in to the store to view her whole gallery of paintings and original cards.
At Local Colors- Downtown Gloucester
When stopping downtown as I try to do every morning to get my coffee and get the scoop from Janice at headquarters (The Cormorant Shop) I saw Virginia Townsend zipping across the street with a lobster platter and bowl.
Lobsters- art- ding ding ding! Blog Material!
By Alexandra Saville
There has always been an allure surrounding the idea of the lost continent of Atlantis. The possibility of a lost land has captured the attention of books and movies alike. The magnetism of this lost civilization now has caught the attention of Donna Amero and Kathy Bucholska, two local Cape Ann artists. For the past six weeks the two artists have worked on an exhibit, which will be displayed at Local Colors Artists’ Cooperative in Gloucester starting tomorrow with a public reception. For more information, please click here.
Lois does some fantastic macro photography and her work would compliment any shore side home. You can see her stuff at Local Colors on Main Street.
Around Cape Ann
Gail McCarthy (Gloucester Daily Times)
Spring Splash event with Gloucester Stage
The Gloucester Stage Company kicks off the season with a gathering featuring this year’s stars of its stage on Monday, April 6, at Latitude 43 at 7 p.m. Those attending the “Spring Splash” can mingle with actors as Gloucester Stage prepares for its 30th anniversary season.
This one-night only event will feature a special performance by Mary Callanan and accompanist Brian Patton. Callanan will play the role of Lucy van Pelt in the opening musical production of “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown.” There also will be an exclusive guest appearance by Karen MacDonald, director of last year’s hit thriller “The Woman In Black.” She will star in the upcoming production of “Last of the Red Hot Lovers!”
For more information, visit http://www.gloucesterstage.org.
Spring concert by Sorellanza
Sorellanza, a Cape Ann women’s chorus directed by Patti Pike, will present a concert of songs filled with hope and light at its spring concert titled “Dreams to wish upon.” The performance includes songs both old and new from near and far in search of that bright morning star that guides travellers. This is the last of three shows. The group will perform on Sunday, April 5 at 4 p.m. at the First Parish Unitarian Church at 225 Cabot St. in Beverly. Admission is $10. For more information, contact Anne Stevens, 978-281-6417.
“So Sexy so Soon”
Parents and residents are asked to attend a program on Saturday about a topical issue. The program titled “So Sexy so Soon: and What Parents Can Do to Protect their Kids” takes place on April 4 from 9 a.m. to noon at O’Maley Middle School Auditorium featuring Professor Diane E. Levin, an expert on the impact of media on youth. The presentation will be followed by questions and discussion, possible local approaches to the issue. The program is appropriate for teens, older youth and adults. There will be limited child care available by reservation. Call 978-281-2477 to pre-register. Light refreshments will be served. This event is sponsored by The Cape Ann School Safety Committee, Gloucester Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Partnership, The Coalition for the Prevention of Domestic Abuse and The Gloucester Bookstore.
Marty Morgan will hold her annual spring open house and sale from April 4 to April 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Her work has an Asian influence this year as she develops new shino glazes, which range from smoky grays to apricot and rust tones. There is little control over the results of firing this particular glaze. Inspired by reading Greg Mortenson’s “Three Cups of Tea,” she will donate half of the price of any set of three small cups to the Central Asia Institute, which is building schools for girls in Pakistan and Afghanistan. She also creates dinnerware and serving pieces in stoneware and porcelain as well as trays, vases, lamps, mirrors, landscape tiles and “quarry vessels.” The studio is located at 428 Washington St. on the Mill River in Gloucester. For information, call 978-281-3347.
Local acts and arts
Franklin Friday Jazz features the Linda Amero Trio this week with Jane Potter on piano and John Turner on bass. The Franklin is at 118 Main St. in Gloucester. The jazz is from 7 to 10 p.m. No cover.
The Walker Creek Band will perform at Elliot’s at the Blackburn on Saturday, April 4, at 8 p.m. The group has entertained audiences for the past 26 years.
Local Colors Artists’ Cooperative at 121 Main St. in Gloucester is featuring handmade Easter gifts and cards, through April 12. For hours and information, call 978-283-3996 or visit http://www.local-colors.org.
Museum offers free admission on Saturdays
In conjunction with the current exhibition “Charles A. Lowe Photos: Gloucester 1975” the Cape Ann Museum is offering free admission to the community every Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to noon through the end of May. Lowe, an award-winning photographer, worked at the Gloucester Daily Times from 1957 to 1981.
The museum invites members of the community to assist in the identification of the people, places, and events that Lowe captured on film. A catalogue of Lowe images accompanies the exhibition. Reproductions of photos are also available for purchase. The museum is located at 27 Pleasant Street in Gloucester. The museum is wheelchair accessible. For information call 978-283-0455 or visit www.capeannmuseum.org.
Around Cape Ann is a column devoted to events happening on Cape Ann and artists from Cape Ann performing elsewhere. If you would like to submit an item, contact reporter Gail McCarthy at 978-283-7000, ext. 3445 or email@example.com, or fax to 978-281-5748.
Donna talks about what brought her back to Gloucester after a haitus in the Keys.
Donna Marchant explains how the Artist Cooperative at Local Colors works and her beautiful pieces.
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Look for the Donna Marchant Video Interview at 4PM
Donna explains how the artist cooperative at Local Colors is run and takes us through some of her beautiful work.
Here’s another one of Debara’s pieces in which she combines pieces of sea glass with one of her watercolor paintings.
Debara uses bits of Sea Glass that she finds on the Shores of Gloucester and combines them with her watercolors to create unique pieces that always have a little bit of Gloucester in them no matter where you may hang them.