Nice letter from Patti Amaral in today’s Gloucester Daily Times writing on behalf of the city’s Clean City Initiative. She thanked the city, donors and supporters while providing some background about the Carry In Carry Out art. In case you missed it: Nov 9 2017 Letter to the Editor
The murals were refurbished by Jason Burroughs in October 2017. They were designed and painted by Bob Viau from StudioVo 15 years ago. Here are a few photos documenting the refurbishing. The Wingaersheek wall needed more attention.
Carry In Carry Out mural at Good Harbor Beach BEFORE
Carry In Carry Out mural at Good Harbor Beach AFTER
Carry In Carry Out mural at Wingaersheek BEFORE
Carry In Carry Out mural at Wingaersheek AFTER
Anyone interested in sponsoring a possible update to these beach displays, please let her know!
On November 2 2017 David Brooks and Jason Burroughs re-installed the Action Inc public art mural, Harbor and Home, which was newly repainted by Burroughs.
Cole Herbst was the original artist of the Home and Harbor mural, installed in 2010. Herbst used spray paint, acrylics and markers. Fellow artists Jake Stafford and Giacomo Vorhees helped Herbst with the project, and Jason Burroughs was involved a bit, too. Burroughs and Herbst were students together in the Compass youth program, Action Inc. Burroughs and Herbst have been in contact about the condition of Harbor and Home and settled on the current solution. Herbst is living overseas and is pleased Burroughs revived the mural and its new iteration.
David Brooks and Jason Burroughs re-installed Harbor and Home October 2, 2017 ©Action Inc and Jason Burroughs courtesy photo (all others c ryan)
2015 (by then the mural had faded) BEFORE vs 2017 AFTER
2015- original mural had faded
2010 Unveiling and 2017 Unveiling
2010 unveiling (Tim with Cole Herbst who painted the original mural)
2017 unveiling (David Brooks with Jason Burroughs who repainted the Action Inc mural)
Jason Burroughs worked on the mural at the HIVE Cape Ann Art Haven.
Jason Burroughs worked on Harbor and Home at the HIVE space, Cape Ann Art Haven
In process – Jason Burroughs working on mural
In process- Jason Burroughs taking care of faded mural; worked on it at HIVE location, Cape Ann Art Haven
Work in progress
Works in progress: Jason Burrough helping mural. Carved eagle from Cameron’s facade.
©Terry Weber photograph,Nov 2010, for Cape Ann Beacon- unveiling mural at Action. On left, then Exec Dir Tim Riley and artist Cole Herbst right unveiling Harbor and Home mural
but not for long! Danny Diamond is completing the monumental Cape Ann Brewery mural wrap on the Rogers Street side today.
Cape Ann Brewery is located at 11 Rogers Street on the water by St. Peter’s park. If you’re in town it’s a gorgeous day for a harbor walk to check the painting out LIVE! I’ll post more info and photographs of the mural in progress.
If you miss seeing him in action today, you’ll have another chance as he’s signed on to paint LIVE again at the Harvest Festival. You can follow Danny on Instagram @pyse117 and http://www.skribblefish.com
Link to BESARGENT and see some photos of the making of the mural.
Cat Ryan submits-
Look up downtown if you haven’t yet seen the wonderful Pleasant & Main ARTISPHERE sign designed and project-boosted by artist and dealer, Ken Riaf. Then head on into his Jeffrey Marshall exhibit Law & Water Gallery.
I bet you’ve seen that Ed Touchette painting catching your eye through Trident’s window—last days to see the group exhibit at Trident Gallery. Just one week away from Ed Touchette’s solo exhibit at Trident. East Gloucester and Veterans School parents please get ready to bring your kids to see his exhibit. East Gloucester kids can find an Mr. Touchette throwback tucked away on East Main. Here’s a snapshot – try and find it.
Pass through Parsons down to Rogers or up to Main to see the progress of the artists of Art Haven/Hive. Their wall mural along a private building of Parsons Street is coming along and their depiction of Man at the Wheel is filling in…check it out! We have cleaned and scrubbed out graffiti on many walls, more than once, and are happy to see new public art added alongside the temporary FISH NET street mural and Dress Code’s.
I’m not sure what artist, Bob Stephenson, would have thought of the latest mural, but I wish he could have seen it. I do know he liked the Calderwood Fish Net mural and was grateful to have the graffiti painted out, the lights installed and anytime we swept and weeded.
Special thanks this week to the folks with Dan Leaman Landscaping and Maintenance Corp for extra clean up and weeding along Parsons Street.
Chalk up another successful Community event in my gallery. In addition to mural artist Tricia O’Neill, mural subject Vincent Ferrini’s nephew Henry Ferrini was there and spoke to the audience of about forty. After the speeches, the group walked down to see Tricia’s mural. I’d say this was a “win-win” for all.
It’s easy to take it for granted that we live in a city with lots of beauty, so it’s good to be reminded now and then that we are surrounded by works of art and ingenuity. For instance, I like this mural on the side of the Benjamin Moore store on Railroad Ave. – not just because it’s well painted, but because it is somewhat self-referential: a painting (on a paint store) of painters painting the wall they are painted on…
Eventually I plan to get photos of more of our city’s murals…
-Fr. Matthew Green
John McElhenny submits-
The Burnham’s Field Community Garden has a beautiful new mural designed and painted by the talented kids at Art Haven in Gloucester. The mural was framed and put up at the garden over the weekend by volunteers Joe and Paula Axelrod, Aria McElhenny and Rocky Delforge.
The garden’s fence also features new vegetable sculptures that were designed and painted by the Art Haven kids with Rocky Delforge’s guidance. Public art by young local artists has officially arrived in central Gloucester’s largest green space!
The Burnham’s Field Community Garden just opened for its second season, part of a successful effort that is making Burnham’s Field cleaner, safer and more family-friendly. Come visit soon!
Building the Frame
Joe Axelrod (left) and Rocky Delforge build the frame for the new mural at the Burnham’s Field Community Garden.
Burnham’s Field garden sign team
Volunteers Aria and Ruby McElhenny, Rocky Delforge, and Joe and Paula Axelrod stand next to the new mural.
Veggie sculptures on the fence
Dozens of small sculptures of vegetables and flowers painted by Cape Ann Art Haven kids now decorate the garden’s fence.
Veggie sculpture sign
A sign honors the young artists who created the sculptures.
Photos by John McElhenny
A last photo of the murals in St. Ann’s. It’s a pity they are in such poor condition. However, we don’t have the money to do anything to preserve them right now…
What interests me most of this mural (in a stairwell at St. Ann’s Church) is not the currently-out-of-fashion but historically correct liturgical garb of the presiding prelate (although, as a priest, I find it interesting), but rather the skyline on the shore. I wonder exactly what view of Gloucester this is supposed to represent? It certainly doesn’t match the current skyline, but obviously things have changed over the decades. The other paintings show that the artist paid attention to detail, so I don’t think he just made it up.
This mural by Cole Herbst with the Eco Boutique logo and some really sweet flowers and fairies is going up in Eco Boutique’s new space at 186 Main Street – stop in and check it out!
As you hopefully saw last week, Cole Herbst is doing a beautiful new mural in the Main Street space that the Eco Boutique is moving into. Below is an interview with the artist (interviewed by Jason Burroughs) – the store is stocked now, so go in and check it out in the Brown’s Mall building!
Also, check out the unveiling of his other mural about a year ago:
Word on the street is that this new Cole Herbst mural is going to be the backdrop of the Eco Boutique when it moves up to 186 Main Street! More info and an interview with the artist coming soon…
Wall painting in the Twitchell house, which features an erupting volcano, ca. 1830. Photograph by Ruthie Dibble
The Metropolitan Museum of Art website features a story today by Ruthie Dibble, the 2010-2011 Douglass Foundation Fellow in The American Wing (the pinnacle of success for a history major). She’s on the hunt for early American murals in historic New England houses, and might have some luck finding a few on Cape Ann. For more information, check out this link, which highlights the results of some of her research and gives a fascinating glimpse into the artistic tastes of wealthy Americans in the early part of the 19th century.
This art haven kids mural always makes me happy…