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Gloucester and Fiesta at Peabody Essex Museum

As I frequent museums and collections for work,  and Gloucester art abounds, I suffer bouts of ‘Gloucester acquisition affliction’ . Relative newcomers at PEM include a St. Peter Fiesta scene by Gifford Beal and one of Portuguese Hill by Olga Itasca Sears.  As much as I am fond of PEM– and I mean no disrespect to this august institution– I sorely wish the Cape Ann Museum had received the art or funds for acquisition. There are few major historic paintings of Gloucester (and the greater region) which remain in private hands. They include works by Winslow Homer and Edward Hopper. I’m trying.

While at PEM for special exhibits, I often check the permanent installation. Are the Frank Benson works and Norman Rockwell on view?  Check. I make a point to spend time in front of the Philip Reisman 1951 Tuna Shed, another Gloucester painting and one that Wicked Tuna fans may like to scrutinize.  Reisman was a masterful, versatile painter, and a smart gentle man. I was lucky to know and work with him. The Cape Ann Museum has examples of his Gloucester paintings in their collection and a binder of slides, photographs he took, many Fiesta. I remember labeling some.

I paused more than I ever have at the John Trumbull portrait of Alexander Hamilton. (Hmm. Have museums tagged works representing Alexander Hamilton? It would be a mastery of quick edits matched up to the Lin Manuel Miranda song.)

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GIFFORD BEAL (1879-1956), Fiesta of Saint Peter, Gloucester, c.1930                                              Oil on masonite, Gift of the family of Gifford Beal, 2006. Peabody Essex Museum.

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OLGA ITASCA SEARS (1906-1990). Portuguese Hill, Gloucester. ca.1950s. Oil on canvas. The Sheila W. And Samuel M. Robbins Collection. Peabody Essex Museum. (2015 acquisition)

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PHILIP REISMAN, Tuna Shed, 1951, oil on masonite. Gift of Louise K. Reisman. Peabody Essex Museum.

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#Hamilton, @ Lin_Manuel, #PEM                                                                                                     John Turnbull, Portrait of Alexander Hamilton, 1792, oil on canvas, gift of George A Ward, 1918, collection Peabody Essex Museum

I am looking forward to the upcoming Childe Hassam show opening July 16th at PEM. I went to see the Rodin exhibit.

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BREAKING TREMENDOUS EXCITING NEWS: MAYOR ROMEO THEKEN ANNOUNCES DEED TO PAVILION BEACH!!

At tonight’s St. Peter’s Fiesta opening ceremony, Mayor Romeo Theken announced that the citizens of Gloucester are now the proud owners of Beautiful Pavilion Beach.The beach was deeded over to the City by Sheree Zizak, Beauport Hotel proprietor.

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Pavilion Beach Sunset -2 copyright Kim Smith

Fiesta to Fiesta is it too early to countdown? 13 days, 17 days, 22 days

From the fiesta of Pentecost to St. Peter’s fiesta

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Novena to St. Peter 

Monday, June 13 – Tuesday, June 21 2016
7:00 p.m. American Legion Hall 

 

Gloucester Public Schools out for summer

Friday, half-day,  June 17th 2016

St. Peter’s Fiesta five day festival event schedule is out

You can see the schedule posted at Cafe Sicilia and other businesses downtown. You can see an exhibit of and order a coffee table book, St. Peter’s Fiesta Through The Years, to help preserve this tradition.

Wednesday, June 22 – Sunday, June 26 2016

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2015 Saint Peter’s Fiesta Schedule and Good Morning Gloucester Coverage

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Click Here For The 2015 St Peter’s Fiesta Schedule Of Events

St. Peter Novena Starts Tonight!

Live From St. Peter Novena

The Construction of 2015 St. Peter Novena Altar

St. Peter Novena Day 1

Live From St. Peter Novena Night 2!

St. Peter Novena Day 2

Our Friend Desi Smith In Action!

Live From St Oeter Novena Day 3

An up Close Look of the St Peter Novena Altar

St. Peter Novena Day 3

San Pietro / San Pedro da Maré– Bringing Community’s Together

St Peter’s Fiesta is also celebrated in the small fishing village where I was born Lajes do Pico Azores.

The tradition is a bit different; women carry baskets of sweet bread “rosquilhas”, the bread is blessed and than distributed to the people, they celebrate mass in the small chapel (San Pedo’s). The village, guests and family sit down and share a meal. The events may be different, but the bringing together of community and family is the same. Viva St Pietro / Pedro / Peter.Viva

Photos shared by my cousin João Ávila

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