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WhereZat? Winner!

Micah Dean identified the common thread of the photos from yesterday’s contest as scenes from along Washington St. On Sunday I took pictures starting at the corner by the Blackburn and continued to the Rockport town line. It took a few hours, and I saw more than I had ever noticed in the past. Very cool!

Spearze identified the scenes in his response:  “the first..blessed mother is at my former Aunt Vinnce house on Washington st across from Blackburn…second is Sclafani bakery. next is Ed mini mart. scroo kitchen,riverdale mills, bay view cemetry, plum cove….all in washington st.” Thanks, Eric!

And Congratulations, Micah!! You can pick up your t-shirt at Joey’s.

Here’s a slideshow of all the shots from my Washington St. trek- And yes, I know- the last few photos were taken in Folly Cove! 

Going to the Fair?

If you’re heading out to the Topsfield Fair this week, be sure check out my photography the Coolidge Building. I have 2 hanging pieces in the main hall and several smaller photos and note cards in the bin room. Many of the images have been seen on GMG, so here’s your chance to see the real thing, and maybe take one home!

This one, “Niles Pond Rd.”, is hanging in the main hall.

Thanks for your support!   —–Sharon

World Cup Fever Hits GMG

World Cup Fever Has Hit The Offices of GMG!

A recent Pickup Game has left a few of us Battered and Bruised so I’m taking some time off after this Game.

It was’nt a fair Match up, Three against two.

The two Teams were;

“The Ball Busters” 

 Paul Morrison and Paul Frontiero


“The Three Stooges”

Frank Ciolino, Sharon Lowe, Joey

I Still Can’t figure out who won.

Can You?



From Poet Laureate John Ronan

I am honored to have my photography included in this poetry collection.    —Sharon

From the Gloucester Daily Times

My View
John Ronan

April is Poetry Month, and a great time for poets to shine.

Luckily, we have good poets in Gloucester who are willing and able to share their work and dower the world, as Emily Dickinson suggested.

Emily, not always the humble maiden she is pictured to be, wrote of her poems: “I put my pleasure all abroad/ I dealt a word of Gold/ To every Creature that I met/ And Dowered all the world.”

I am happy to announce some words of gold, a new book, “Salt and Light: An Anthology of Gloucester Poetry,” that features Gloucester’s best, most authentic poetry — by Gloucester’s residents writing in and about Gloucester.

“Salt and Light” is a real community effort, bringing poetry out of the self-reverence of the coffee house and into the neighborhoods of the wider city.

The new book is beautiful, thanks to Sharon Lowe’s photography, and features among others Pat Lowery Collins, Rufus Collinson, Joeseph Featherstone, myself, Stephen Scotti, Nancy Seidman, Peter Todd and Frances Wosmek. It also presents Pam Mansfield, winner of the Quarterdeck Poetry Contest, and finalists Amber Gailitis, Neal Kleindienst, and Lydia Priest.

Perhaps more importantly, “Salt and Light” features student poetry. The student poems continue a long tradition of civic poetry in Gloucester.

For many years the Ingalls Prize Poems from the high school were published annually. (I am grateful to Susan Richardson for providing a copy from the 1950s — good stuff!).

The high school tradition continues in “The Elicitor” under James Cook’s editorship. Sawyer Library, too, has published poetry, short stories and fiction over the years. Uniquely Gloucester celebrated our 375th anniversary in 1998 and the library continues to publish poetry, in both print and on line.

The students in “Salt and Light” are: Kathy Cusumano, Kate Bresnahan, Andrew Bergeron, Heather Boudrow, Emma Chandler, Alexandra McKay, Samantha Turner, Kaitlin Nicolosi, Billy O’Donnell, Britany Diamondt, Erin McManus, Phoebe Weissblum, Kazira Slocum, Alexandra Lees, Lydia Anderson, Aidan Breen, Jordan Gentile, Meghaen Favazza and Lucina Fox.

The proof that “Salt and Light” is a real community effort lies in one amazing fact: It is free. Distribution, beginning with a presentation to the City Council on April 13 and a reception April 23 at the Rose Baker Senior Center, will be through Mayor Kirk’s office, Sawyer Free Library, and the senior center. If you are housebound, send $2 for postage and packaging to Box 5524, Gloucester, MA 01930.

The city is indebted to the public spirit of all the sponsors of “Salt and Light,” those who make it both possible and free. At the top of the list is the Gloucester Cultural Council, which gave two separate grants toward publication.

The Friends of the Council on Aging were generous in both publication and in planning the book’s launch.

All the other sponsors deserve our gratitude, too. Thank them.

They are: Coco Berkman, Deo Braga and the Azorean Restaurant, the Rev. Lyn Brakeman, Cape Ann Savings, Chisholm and Hunt Printers, Gregg Sousa and The Crow’s Nest, Family Therapy Associates, Fred Cowan, Dr. Richard Gardner, Sharon Lowe, Michael McNamara and Precision Painting, Rockport National Bank, Arthur Ryan, Steve Dexter and Carroll Steele Insurance.

Come to the party! An official reception and book signing, and a chance to meet the authors, will be held Friday, April 23, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Baker Center. “All the world” is invited.

John Ronan is poet laureate for the city of Gloucester.


Don’t forget the Fishermen’s Wives contest for Gloucester residents! Send entries to Box 5524, Gloucester, MA 01930.

For students, the Poetry Without Paper contest is running. Go to Sawyer Free Library’s Web site for details.

— John Ronan

Creating a Blog

Yesterday I spent a few hours on my photo blog. If you have something you want to share with the world, WordPress is a great place to start. Being me, I always want to change things up. I had started with one theme and with the push of a button, I had a different background and format. I wanted to add some links- again it’s very easy to copy and paste your favorite websites.

It’s a creative process that you can customize to your needs. You don’t have to put it out there to the public if you choose to keep it private, but I encourage anyone who wants to try it to check it out here to get started. Have fun!

Sharon’s Online Marketplace

The calendars during the holiday season were a huge hit! (Thank you Amanda, Jane, and everyone who bought one!) I’m working on the 2011 calendars now to have them ready for mid-summer. If you have any thoughts on a particular subject that might be popuar, I’d love any suggestions.

You can still get the 2010 calendars here if you need a small host(ess) gift for those late Christmas parties!

Also I have an online marketplace where you can buy all kinds of items with my Cape Ann photos on them. There are prints, mugs, t-shirts, edibles, puzzles, etc. Lots of fun stuff and more to come! Check it out for gifts throughout the year.

Here are a few items you can purchase….

If you see a photo on my website that is not offered in the marketplace, just let me know and I’ll check on its availability.

Thanks so much for your continued support!              ———Sharon

Quick Color Study

This is a quick Color Study I did of one of Sharon Lowe’s  Beautiful Niles Pond Photos.

I Sometimes do a few of these if I plan on doing a larger Version.

As you can see I love Broad Brushstrokes and vivid colors.

Sharon’s Niles Pond Photo “Reposted without permission 🙂 “
“Niles Pond Sunrise” Color Study



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