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GLOUCESTER 18up and Under30: COOK UP SOME GOOD ART THIS SEMESTER and let your hometown buy Thanksgiving Break Pop Up Art Fair

Cat Ryan submits-

Hi Joey

Check out this great idea! Pauline Bresnahan, artist owner Pauline’s Gifts, mom of three (one a 4th generation Gloucester artist herself) had this great idea to help kids with the business side of art.

Save the date pop up art fair for gloucester college

Gloucester College Students

Thanksgiving Break Pop Up Art Fair sale and exhibit

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on how grateful you are and remember others. We want to thank you by celebrating your art. Home for the holidays- or not- here’s a chance to show what you’ve done and add an exhibit to your CV! Way better than calling your mother. But do that, too.

Where: the HIVE part of Art Haven (established 2008!) amazing arts center is the host venue, 11 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA 01930.

When: One day only, Saturday 11/28/15, from 4-8pm, Thanksgiving break weekend

It’s also “Small Business Saturday” – just after Black Friday. Come downtown and support our local shops and young artists. BONUS! 8pm is still early night for young creatives

Who: Gloucester creative collegiates, recent grads, 18 up and under 30

What: Exhibit a sample of your art, any media (sculptor, song writer, musician, poet, jeweler, dancer, graphic designer, ceramicist) Take us from “Hey my kid could do that” to “Hey my kid did that!” and “I want it!” We’ll help figure out the display if you can’t. You are responsible for delivery and take away. Stay in touch for more information.

We’re in the ‘save the date’ early planning stage and hope:

· that you can be there in person to experience the pop up art fair exhibit and celebration, host your ‘booth’, network, and more. If you can’t your art can (and your friends and family at home can drop by. More than turkey for the empty nesters.)

· that you can sell something

· that a digital one page tear sheet for each artist is created

· that you buddy up with one TAG artist

· that a directory is fostered – like an alumni news so you can together share contacts and expertise, friendship,  and that you can build a contact list of people interested in your work

· Did you know that Pauline’s daughter, Kate, David Brooks (founder Art Haven) and Leon Doucette (currently working at Cape Ann Museum) graduated the same year from Gloucester High? What other local news will we learn?

Contact: Email Pauline Bresnahan paulinebresnahan@hotmail.com

if you want to exhibit, if you’re a parent of a college student who may want to hear about it, if you’d like to help, if you’d like to be a sponsor. Three artists have already signed up Kate Bresnahan, James Curcuru and Nicole Dahlmer.

GloucesterCast 130 With Toby Pett and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 4/6/15 #GloucesterMA

GloucesterCastSquareGloucesterCast 130 With Toby Pett and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 4/6/15

Topics Include: Guest Toby Pett, Jazz Brunch at 525, Easter at Sista Felicia’s, Felicia’s Grille Lamb Chops, Toby Qualifies His Celebration Of Easter, Dispelling The Cafe Bishco Rumor, Some Movement at The Former Giuseppe’s Site, Indian Joint Plea, Pauline Bresnahan Doing Pauline Bresnahan Things…, Special Olympics Coming To Gloucester, 2015 GMG Photography Show This Friday Night Hope To See All Our GMG Friends There, Bikini Speedo Dodgeball This Sunday At Camp Spindrift Event Page Here, Sign Up For UBER here and use coupon code CAPEANN to get a free ride, John McElhenny fearful of imprisonment by ISIS for wearing his skinny jeans, Feel less comfortable temperature-wise this spring vs last winter, Boston Massacre Roller Derby Home Opener Coming Up, Rockport @ Night Rockport Twitteratti Are Social Media Savages, Miranda Russell Donates Two Tickets To Her Upcoming Show For The Podcast Subscriber Contest


This Week’s Podcast Subscriber Contest Winner Will Win Two Free Tickets At The Shalin Liu For The Miranda Russell Band’s May 7th Concert Details Here

Thank You Pauline Bresnahan From Pauline’s Gifts

For making this special flag for my Beannie’s Birthday sail Smile

Check her out on Facebook – Pauline’s Gifts On Facebook

She does custom mailboxes, flags, you name it.


and Captain Heath Ellis For hanging it for us.


Pauline’s Gifts was voted number one gift shop on Cape Ann –


512 Essex Ave Rt 133

Gloucester, Massachusetts

(978) 281-5558

Today 11:00am – 5:00pm


New Fiesta Greasy Pole Caps Available at Pauline’s Gifts!

Pauline writes-

Hi everyone, these are designed by a Gloucester artist and made locally. First shipment almost gone. Next shipment on Tuesday, red and tan caps. In case you wanted one for yourself or a gift.
Thanks and please share.
Supporting Local!!


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Pauline Breshnahan On The American Flag


With Memorial Day this weekend I thought I could pass along a little information on flying your American flag that people may or may not know.

On Memorial Day flags should be flown at half-staff until noon.

It should not be displayed at all during stormy or rainy weather, unless for some special reason and in NO case should it ever touch the ground. It should be raised with hearty briskness and when lowered, it should be done solemnly and slowly.

When the flag is displayed horizontally or vertically flat against a wall or similar place, the blue field must be at the left of a person facing it.
I have proudly sold American flags at the store for over 12 years and proudly carry ONLY American flags that are Made in USA!

Whenever purchasing an American flag I think that people do not realize that many of the flags that cost less are made overseas.

Please buy American and fly it with pride.

Our next important date for flying your American flag is Flag day which is June 14th.

Don’t forget to thank a Veteran this weekend.

Pauline Bresnahan

Pauline’s Gifts 512 Essex Ave.

Gloucester, MA 01930 www.paulinesgiftshop.com

New Handpainted Flags at Paulines Gifts

Hi Joey,
Tom and Lisa from the amazing “LOBSTER POOL” restaurant have been coming into the store for many years purchasing flags. This year after no luck finding a pre-made lobster flag for the restaurant I offered to paint one for them.
Should be flying there this weekend. It was a lot of fun creating this for them.
I think after this hand painting flags will be a new item for the shop.
Thanks and hope to see you soon.

Pauline Bresnahan
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