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Art of fatherhood: Gloucester artists and writers

A small selection of images and words about and by fathers, with Gloucester ties. What would you add? Happy Father’s Day!

Edward Hopper portrait of artist's father

Edward Hopper, portrait of artist’s father, Whitney Museum

 

Air

They took my father’s father from the mines

and laid him, broken, on the kitchen table,

the wake singers lifting their lines

above the water heater he had often mended.

 

My father always dreamed of him alive,

able to whittle an oak peg for every split thing.

all my father lost at the age of nine

enclosed his life, his air.

 

In my flood dream, I carry my father

piggyback–easier than a kid’s coffin–

to safety from the Susquehanna River

as light as a dollhouse, now, or violin.

Joseph Featherstone, from his book of poems, Brace’s Cove

 

Gloucester, Massachusetts. Anthony Parisi, an Italian fisherman's son

Gordon Parks, “Gloucester, Massachusetts. Anthony Parisi, an Italian fisherman’s son.” Library of Congress, FSA collection

 

Caitlin

To be seven when a brother dies–

to have shared a room.

Her silence frightened us.

 

One night she rose from the table

and climbed to the top of the stairs.

We heard the small voice

 

singing each of the songs

from the funeral service.

The next morning in school

 

she announced to her class,

“I am ready for questions now.”

by Joseph Featherstone, from Brace’s Cove

 

Frank Domingos kissing a vessel representing remains of a saint, during ceremonies at his father's home, part of the tri-annual fiesta of Pentacost. The celebration--including the chosing of an Imperator, and

Gordon Parks, “Gloucester, MA. Frank Domingos kissing a vessel representing remains of a saint, during ceremonies at his father’s home…” Library of Congress

full title for the Gordon Parks photograph above: “Frank Domingos kissing a vessel representing remains of a saint, during ceremonies at his father’s home, part of the tri-annual fiesta of Pentacost. The celebration–including the chosing of an Imperator, and visiting, eating, drinking, and worship in the home, culminates in a parade and blessing by the priest–originated with ancient Portugeese fisherman, drought-stricken, who prayed for assistance and received it.”

 

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John Hays Hammond with daughter, Natalie Hays Hammond. collection Library of Congress

Captain’s Courageous was published in 1897. “During the winter of 1897-98 I made another trip to South Africa, and on the same boat with me were Rudyard Kipling (Rudyard was named after a place where his father and mother first met), his wife, and his father, Lockwood Kipling, the artist. They proved excellent traveling companions and we have maintained our friendly contact ever sense.” – John Hays Hammond 

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John Lockwood Kipling and Rudyard Kipling

The Kiplings collaborated: the artist John Lockwood Kipling illustrated many of his sons’ books.

John Lockwood Kipling Jungle Book

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John Lockwood Kipling White Seal

John Lockwood Kipling, The White Seal

 

William Foster Biddle Cecilia Beaux PAFA gift of Sandwith Drinker

Cecilia Beaux, portrait sketch of William Foster Biddle, Pennsylvania Academy Fine Art, gift of Sandwith Drinker  (Biddle like a father to Cecilia)

 

William Morris Hunt Prodigal Son Brattleboro library

William Morris Hunt, Prodigal Son, Brattleboro Library

Hunt purchased a former barn and adjoining carpenter’s shop in Magnolia. “…in three weeks the old, unsightly buildings were converted into a picturesque structure with galleries on the outside, one of them ending in a seat in an old willow-tree. The carpenter shop was turned into a studio, the chief light coming from the wide-open door…The barn was two stories in height, the lower portion being occupied by the van, a phaeton and a dog-cart, as well as by stalls for two or three horses. The upper room was known as the “barracks”, and half a dozen cot-beds were arranged around the sides, as seats by day and beds by night…In a single afternoon his celebrated Gloucester Harbor was painted, and he returned to Magnolia aglow with enthusiasm. “I believe,” he exclaimed, “that I have painted a picture with light in it!…Go out into the sunshine, and try to get some of its color and light. Then come back here, and see how black we are all painting!”

William Morris Hunt Gloucester Harbor MFA 1877

William Morris Hunt, Gloucester Harbor, 1877, MFA Boston

 

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John Singer Sargent portrait of the artist’s father, Sargent House Museum

 

Paul Manship and family Isabel Manship xSarah Janet x Elizabeth x Pauline x John Paul x Paul

Family portrait: Isabel Manship, Sara Janet, Elizabeth, Pauline, John Paul, Paul Manship

 

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Lee Kingman, Peter’s Pony, 1963, with illustrations by Fen Lasell

 

Leon Doucette

Leon Doucette, portrait of the artist’s father

 

Milton Avery March drypoint 1933

Milton Avery 1933 drypoint (March, his daughter)

 

Winslow Homer captures the waiting and watching experienced by so many families in Gloucester. Homer’s father, Charles Savage Homer, left for extended start-ups: to California for gold, to Europe.  Winslow Homer’s mother was a professional and gifted artist who raised three stellar boys solo, a lot. The Homer family remained tight knit.

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Winslow Homer, Dad’s Coming, 1873,  National Gallery of Art

 

Friday Nights at the A&P

By Ruthanne “Rufus”  Collinson

When I was a kid

there were Friday nights to get lost in.

There was Mama

to take me shopping,

the smell of outdoors on her wool coat.

There was the A&P on Main Street,

the long spread out time

to wander the rolling floors

and smell the oranges and the coffee grinding.

There was no talking with Mama and me

She chose the food and I thought,

the long time of thinking away from Mama

in the A&P.

I watched the women

with heavy faces and deep frowns

weighing out their fruits

I thought about how bad they looked,

but I knew they didn’t want to die

because of the way they cared

about stacking the apples.

Sometimes I lost Mama and her sadness

but she would find me and take me

to the check out

where I picked up Daddy’s Pall Malls

and then stayed close to her wide sleeve

as we carried our lumpy brown bags

past Paul T. Reddy’s Dancing School.

I heard people dancing upstairs

Shadows in the window suggested music

and the end of time laid out like that.

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LIVE FROM THE MAGNOLIA ART IN THE SCHOOL HOUSE!

Congratulations to Donna, Joey, Bridgette, James, Tom, Deborah, E.J., Audi, and all our Good Morning Gloucester friends for a terrific show! Open until 9pm tonight and Saturday and Sunday.

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IMG_7755 (1)Donna, Tom, and James

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Auction Tonight 6:pm! Preview time from 3:00pm on @ 6 Lexington Ave. (Magnolia) Gloucester Ma. 6.5.2015

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Walt Kolenda Auctioneer

Cape Ann Auction

6 Lexinton Ave. (Magnolia) Gloucester, Ma.

Have a look at all the goods for this evening’s auction…preview 3:00pm on and the auction is at @ 6pm sharp!

Cash only!

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Cash Auction – April 4th, Saturday 6pm Extreme Snow Date, Sunday April 5th (Just kidding…we hope!) (Inspection 1-6) 6 Lexington Ave. Magnolia Village in Gloucester, MA

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April 4th, Saturday 6pm
Extreme Snow Date, Sunday April 5th
(Just kidding…we hope!)
(Inspection 1-6)
6 Lexington Ave.
Magnolia Village in Gloucester, MA
The reason the header in the upper left corner reads “Don’t believe your eyes” is because of our 200+ lots we always have at our auctions, we only get to post a small percentage of photos. And since auction lots come in right up until the day of the sale, there are always a lot of surprises. And often the best items in the auction, are not even shown in the photos.

This will be another one of our CASH AUCTIONS, so please know that CASH will be the only accepted form of payment.

Here’s what the cat has dragged in so far:

ART: A large o/c painting of a ship by Robert Alexandar, vintage lithographed calendars from the Cape Ann Tool co. of Rockport, MA, an etching by Geo. Harvey Wainwright of Annisqaum, & more paintings, prints, antique photographs & tintypes etc.

Over 1,500 antique postcards including small town New England cards, cards of Gloucester, MA, Newburyport MA, beautiful Victorian embossed Christmas postcards, some real-photo cards, military cards & more.

Silver Morgan Dollars & other collectible coins, a large bucket of antique keys, a beautiful fossil & amethyst crystals, primitives, antique tools, sea-glass, paperweights, ephemera, jewelry, pottery, porcelain, lamps, decorating items, fabrics and much more!
We’ll have our usual 200+ lots crossing the block.
Please bring your own boxes and packing.
There’s no snackbar on the premises, but we’re tucked in between Dunkin Donuts & The 525 (Magnolia’s great new restaurant!)

See updates, photos & more details at:
www.capeannauction.com

978-395-7077
MA Auction License #2621

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Lobster Cove, Magnolia, Stage Fort Park,Schooner Adventure, Maritime Gloucester Under Snow From Peter Dorsey #GloucesterMA

Peter Dorsey submits-
The Bridgewater footbridge which crosses an icy Lobster Cove

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A snowy Lobster Cove from the beginning of Leonard Street

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The Schooner Adventure on Maritime Gloucester’s main pier, and looking toward East Gloucester

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Stage Fort Park full of snow from the Blizzards of 2015

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Magnolia Beach looking toward Coolidge Point, Manchester

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A flash preview of our next auction. Sat evening- Jan 3rd – 6pm inspection is from 1 PM to 6 PM. Located at 6 Lexington Ave., Magnolia Village in Gloucester MA

 

 

 

Auction!

 January 3rd – 2015 – Saturday

6pm (inspection 1-6pm)

Indoors at Cape Ann Auction – 6 Lexington ave

Magnolia Village (Gloucester, MA) 

~Cash Only ~

Wholesalers – Dealers – Re-sellers

NO BUYER’S PREMIUM !

Details & Pics at:

http://www.capeannauction.com

Each item must be paid for with cash immediately after it’s sold. Bring boxes, packing, a truck and plenty of cash. 

On the auction block: Hundreds of lots including – antiques, art, jewelry, books, collectibles, furniture, glass & china, metalware, rugs, lamps, postcards, ephemera, and much more. 

If you sell on eBay, are a dealer of any kind, or are just looking for some great bargains, this is going to be a great sale to check out!

Walt Kolenda Auction License #2621/ No snack bar but we’re next door to Dunkin Donuts

Pictures & details at www.capeannauction.com   

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Revitalization of Magnolia

On Sunday evening Lights on Lexington Avenue took place.  LEXICON Gallery had an opening during the festivities,  Seyrel and Chris Williams have opened this gallery.  They are also part of the Cape Ann Ceramics Festival.  The gallery was pact with people admiring these beautiful works.  Also Jessica Lynn has opened a studio for her portrait photography.  Most important was Olaf at 525.

 

Lexicon Gallery Opening in Magnolia!

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Lexicon Gallery

15 Lexington Avenue

Magnolia, MA 01930

You are cordially invited to the opening of the new Lexicon Gallery on 15 Lexington Avenue, Magnolia, (Gloucester) MA during the Lexington Lights celebration on Sunday December 7, 2014 from 4-8pm.

The ceramic artists represented, including several from Cape Ann, include: Diane Chen KW, Cynthia Curtis, Larry Elardo, Jeremy Randall, Thomas Hoadley, Jenny Rangan, Jill Solomon, Irina Okula, Zachary Mickelson, Judith Rosenstein, Pam Gorgone, Joanna Mark, Chris Williams and Seyrel Williams.

Other artists include: Kerry Mullen (ceramics, watercolor, mixed media), Deb Hardy (mixed media), Cindy Beck Goldstein (collagraphs), Mahri (jewelry), Gary Gilbert (wood sculptures), Eleanor Fisher (glass shard-covered oil paintings), Randall Thurston (cut paper silhouettes) and Lenore Hill (India ink, walnut ink, graphite and gouache on paper), Jay Havighurst (sculptures).

We are thrilled to have live music by guitarist, Ken Bonfield and flutist, Christine Routhier.

Come eat, drink and be artsy with us!

Best Wishes,

Seyrel and Chris

New Restaurant in Magnolia open ~ 525 Magnolia

Jeff Cala with his family

Jeff Cala with his family

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Opening Parting

Opening Parting

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Saturday & Sunday Brunch Menu – Great Idea for Mother’s Day

525 Brunch May 2014 for Menu box

Hours:
M –Th  3:00 – 10:00
Fri      11:00 – 10:00
Sat     10:30 – 10:00
Sun     10:30 – 9:00
*The bar closes later

Here’s the info on the special nights:

Neighborhood Nights
Mondays we give 10% off to anyone who lives within a two mile radius.  525 has its own giant map of Magnolia and you can put your pin on the map! If you live within the two mile circle, you can add a numbered pin to make your house – this corresponds with a covered “Beach Sticker” that is your ticket to 10% off on Monday nights.

Way Back Wednesdays
We turn the clock back to the 50’s and 60’s with specials from those halcyon times. Get retro with rotating weekly specials like tuna noodle casserole and chicken cordon bleu, plus your favorite dishes from the old Patio — all at Blue Plate prices.

Website:   http://525magnolia.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/magnolia525

How to Recognize Artists

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Now you can learn to recognize the 27 Cape Ann Artists and Photographers exhibiting at the Magnolia Historical Society Spring Art Show by coming to the show, seeing their work and maybe buying a piece to grace your home.  A great way to recognize and support local artists and the Magnolia Historical Society.

Thanks to FOB David Simmons for submitting the How to Recognize Artists of Paintings, Magnolia Historical Society for hosting and to Thom Falzarano for organizing the show.

E.J. Lefavour

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