Last night after sundown I took our sweet pooch Rosie for a walk down Pirate’s Lane. There were not one, nor several, but five Cape Ann Plein Air painters stationed around the docks and all facing towards Rocky Neck and the Inner Harbor. I didn’t want to disturb them too much as they appeared to be racing against the fading light but if you click on the captions, you can learn more about each of these master painters and see galleries of their work. Read more about the Cape Ann Plein Air event here.
Happy to see Cape Ann included–thanks Cape Ann Chamber for putting up the flag.
Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester, and Essex are listed together under Cape Ann as a destination for plein air painting. I enjoyed reading and comparing. The first town listed, Jeffersonville, VT, has vivid detail. Cape Ann has history and scenery coming together at every turn.
I might have added that Cape Ann has been the home of the world class Cape Ann Museum, two renowned associations devoted to the advancement of art – the North Shore Art Association and the Rockport Art Association-, one of the country’s oldest continuously active and iconic art colonies on Rocky Neck, and scores of artists and galleries, because it is the number 1 place to paint.
I happened upon Peter painting a few weeks back near the lily pond on Eastern Avenue, and I just had to stop and see what he was working on. I was stunned at the beauty of his work. This is one of many pieces you can find at the TRIBUTE EXHIBITION at the North Shore Arts Association going on July 30th through August 10th. The big reception is tonight from 6-8pm!! Peter was as kind, and as talented, as you would imagine. There will be amazing work from many other artists as well. For more info go to http://www.nsarts.org NOW GO SUPPORT AND CELEBRATE OUR LOCAL ART STARS!!!!
Olive Kitteridge, the HBO miniseries, was filming at the North Shore Art Association yesterday.
Olive Kitteridge, the book, is a collection of short stories written by Elizabeth Stout, and is set in the town of Crosby, Maine. Olive Kitteridge was the 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner for fiction.
Is that Adam Bolonsky in the red sweatshirt?
Early that same morning I had taken Rosie for her morning walk. The sunlight streaming sideways through the fog shrouded trees was gorgeous and our hood had a new look for the day; the North Shore Art Association had become Crosby Lyons Club and the parking lot was filled with vintage cars from the 1970s and 1980s .
View from Smith’s Cove toward the Maritime Heritage Center
Snapping photos of the Cove on a morning walk and turned to leave to find the sun rising over the North Shore Art Association. Love my hood!
I am just crazy about this mitten design because of the handy flap, which when flipped back, reveals a fingerless glove. If you want to wear it flipped back all the time the button and loop closure keeps the flap securely in place. The mitten-glove even has a convenient separate thumb flap.
The only tweaking this design needs is a slightly bigger button and loop because when your hands are freezing, the small loop and ball button are a challenge to negotiate. For all the knitters who read GMG–these would be wonderful in a cashmere or alpaca blend and perhaps a pretty cable knit pattern.
The mitten-glove is a great design for photographers especially. When wearing gloves, I find it easy to accidentally press the wrong button or get myself into an unwanted mode.
Even with mitten-glove configuration, my pooch and I only lasted about ten minutes in the howling wind when we went for our daily afternoon walk yesterday—straight to the bottom of our hill (Pirates Lane at Smith’s Cove) and straightaway home. Sorry Rosie the Rocket, you’ll have to get your crazy energy out on our next walk!
North Shore Art Association
Pirates Lane at Smith’s Cove
DATE: Aug 21st – Sept 3rd 2011
RECEPTION: Friday Aug 26th 6pm-8pm
WHERE: North Shore Arts Association 11 Pirates Lane Goucester, Ma 01930
One of New Englands leading landscape and marine painters, Ken Knowles will display up to 25
original paintings and pencil drawings for sale.
Former Celtic Tommy Heinsohn said of his fellow artist,
“If painting were basketball, Ken Knowles would get moucho Tommy points!”
Ken promises a stellar show with prolific subjects including the waterfront, masterful snow scenes, and colorful street scenes of Cape Ann, which he is so well known for.
Wine and light h’ors deurves will be served at the reception on Friday Aug. 26th from 6 8pm in the Gordon Grant Gallery.
Ken Knowles has been painting in oils for over 26 years. He is considered a masterful painter in the traditional form of plein air painting. His works are part of collections all over the United States and abroad. He has won over 20 awards and is member of several associations including the North Shore and Rockport art associations.
Don’t miss your best chance to meet the artist and invest in one of his amazing works of art.
Ken Knowles resides and works in Rockport with his wife Meg, his children Walker and Clara, and his gardens.
Ken Knowles Studio 102 Main st. Rockport, Ma http://www.kenknowlesfineart.com
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-