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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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WOUNDED WARRIORS WITH CAPTAIN DAVE AND NANCY MARCIANO ABOARD THE YANKEE FLEET CELEBRATE THE FOURTH OF JULY

Wounded Warrior, Capt Dave Marciano Yankee Freedom copyright Kim SmithIn honor of our American military veterans and Independence Day, Wicked Tuna’s Captain Dave and Nancy Marciano are hosting a group of veterans aboard the Yankee Freedom. Captain Dave first began working with the Wounded Warrior Project about four years ago. He usually treats small groups throughout the season but his year has been incredibly busy for the Marciano’s and he needed a larger boat to bring out a larger group of vets.Wounded Warrior Marcianos Yankee Freedom copyright Kim Smith.jpgG

Capt Dave, Tom Orrell Yankee Freedom copyright Kim SmithCapt. Orrell and Capt. Dave

Captain Dave naturally turned to Captain Tom Orrell, from where he began his fishing career. Capt. Orrell owns and operates Yankee Fleet Fishing. Orrell was all on board with the idea and has donated his largest ship, the Yankee Freedom. Jim Destino donated lunch and Mayor Romeo Theken and the City helped organize gift bags.

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Wounded Warrior, Capt Dave, Nancy Yankee Freedom copyright Kim SmithSalted and chopped sea clams are used to bait the groundfish

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Read more here in Saturday’s Gloucester times. 

Tourist from Arizona

This couple traveled here in a Travel Trailer to visit Gloucester one of their favorite places.  They are also avid fans of Wicked Tuna, especially “Hard Merchandize” .  They are originally from the New England area, she is a true “Header” from Marblehead, family dates back to the 1600’s.

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GloucesterCast 182 With @Shutterbythesea @DonnaArd @KimSmithDesigns and @Joey_C Taped 5/18/16

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GloucesterCast 182 With Bridgette Mathews,Donna Ardizzoni, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 5/18/16
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Topics Include:
Donna tried to sabotage my diet with the girl scout cookies
One hour at a time gang- Seaside Graphics gave a better price than VistaPrint for T Shirts
Donna Showing at Matz Gallery In The Library
Red Shed film festival shout out to Sarah Kelly, Amy Rich and Henry Cooper
No Wake Zone all the way to breakwater?  Who are these people?
Ten Pound Island report from Mass Audubon came in– Kim transposed it from PDF form so you can read it here
Pollen everyone coughing
Donna’s hearing aids- Beauport Hearing
Rick Doucette referring to Ward 2 as Living in the Deuce is about the coolest thing ever.
Kudos to GHS Sailing program undefeated.
Gloucester High School Class of 1947 will be celebrating their 69th Reunion at the Gloucester House on Monday,
May 23rd at 1 pm. Any one who started with the class is encouraged to attend. Guest are welcome. St. Ann’s Class
of 1947 is welcome. Please call Virginia McKinnon 978-283-3968 or email mckinnon 02@msn.com for reservations

Meet The Three GHS Prinicpal Finalists

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Gloucester Supt. Richard Safier has announced the three finalists for GHS principal chosen by the search committee. They are Elizabeth Taylor, James Cook and Deborah Holman.

He has invited parents and community members to meet the three finalists at three session at 3:30 p.m. in the GHS library: Wednesday, May 18 Elizabeth Taylor, Thursday, May 19, James Cook, Monday, May 23, Deborah Holman

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Our Bridgette Mathews with husband Neil

PHOTOS FROM #WICKEDTUNA PROMO SHOOT STARRING CAPTAIN DAVE MARCIANO

Dave Marciano Wicked Tuna Hard Merchandise -12 copyright Kim SmithThanks to Nancy Marciano for the invitation to stop by and take photos of her husband Captain Dave Marciano. He is being featured in a sponsored promo for the worldwide hit TV show Wicked Tuna (and NatGeos most popular). Captain Dave and filming crew could not have been more terrific. A weather-perfect morning, Gloucester Harbor looked exquisite in the early morning light.

As Wicked Tuna Season V comes to a close, fans will be happy to know that NatGeo has renewed the show for a sixth season! Filming will begin this summer. Thanks so much again to Nancy!Dave Marciano Wicked Tuna Hard Merchandise -9 copyright Kim SmithDave Marciano Wicked Tuna Hard Merchandise -16 copyright Kim Smith

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LIVE FROM CAPTAIN DAVE MARCIANO #WICKEDTUNA PROMO SHOOT AT ROCKY NECK!

Dave Marciano Wicked Tuna Hard Merchandise -21copyright Kim SmithInstagrams for now, more photos tonight at 6:00! Thank you Nancy Marciano!!

Getting ready to head out with @captmarciano #wickedtuna sponsored promo @natgeo @wicked_tuna_ @nancyemarciano

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Hard Merchandise @captmarciano heading out #wickedtuna #gloucesterma

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Gorgeous morning in #gloucesterma for #wickedtuna promo shoot starring @captmarciano Thank you @nancyemarciano:)

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GloucesterCast 181 With @KimSmithDesigns, Kellen O’Maley and @Joey_C Taped 5/16/16

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Topics Include:
Kellen O’Maley Connemara Bay Charter Fishing- Do you get residual business from Wicked Tuna- what type of charters do you specialize in. You went to University of Utah do you use any of the things you used in college to market your charter fishing business?  www.cbcharters.com
A lot of whale sightings Seven Seas Whale, Captain Bill’s, Cape Ann Whale Watching watching
Kellen Seine Boat Update

International Dory Fundraiser

 Ipswich banned the bag- John Hintlian Post-
Melissa Cox Facebook post-
“Today is the day we talk about banning plastic bags in Gloucester! O&A meeting is at 6pm at City Hall in the 1st floor conference room. Show up for or against. The original order was only for big stores but may be amended to include all stores. This isn’t a public hearing, you may not be able to speak. That will come when the public hearing is at full city council. Thank you!!”

Schooner Challenge June 6th  Now including the Adventure people can sign up-

COME SAIL IN THE 4th ANNUAL SCHOONER CHALLENGE!

Marty making the Good Morning Gloucester Movie, and I thought he did an incredible job capturing the spirit in part one
Red Shed Film Festival Tonight andkicks Off The week of Motif 1 Day

RED SHED FILM FESTIVAL AT THE SHALIN LIU THIS MONDAY NIGHT!!

Kim’s movie trailer  donate Kim’s
At Cape Ann TV RULE, Hunt’s TV,

“Pro Video Meet Up”

Matt Harding Coming To Gloucester 6PM May 20

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New Season Of Wicked Tuna Starts Tonight!

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Exclusive Interview with ‘Wicked Tuna’ Star Dave Marciano: Captain Discusses New Season, Popularity of Fishing Today

In an exclusive interview with Wide Open Spaces, Captain Dave Marciano of the FV/Hard Merchandise gives a sneak peak into the new season of “Wicked Tuna” on National Geographic.

Monday nights are about to be wicked awesome once again with the return of “Wicked Tuna” on National Geographic. As one of the most wildly successful shows on the channel, the fifth season of “Wicked Tuna” promises to be better and more action-packed than previous ones.

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This season, six teams will be competing against one another to catch the most Atlantic bluefin tuna. As viewers know, some of the crews are recovering from a rough fishing season in the Outer Banks. Participating boats for Season 5 include the FV-Tuna.com (Captain Dave Carraro), Hard Merchandise (Captain Dave Marciano), Pin Wheel (Captain Tyler McLaughlin), Hot Tuna (Captain T.J. Ott), Wicked Pissah (Captain Paul Hebert), and newcomers, The Eric & Sarah (Captain Pete Speeches), a father and daughter team.

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NEW FILM: Luminescent Sea Salps

These salps were filmed in Gloucester’s inner harbor and had a luminous appearance in the blue lights of the fishing boat Hot Tuna, the largest boat in the Wicked Tuna fleet. I think the song “La Luna” by Lucy Schwartz adds to the magical movement of the salps and other creatures in the glowing blue. (So sorry to Captain Ott for startling him while hanging over the edge of the dock to film the salps at the rear of his boat, and Hey to Nicky Avelis!)

Sea salps are warm ocean water creatures, exploding in population during algae blooms. With beating heart, notochcord, and gills they are more closely evolutionarily linked to humans than to jellyfish. Sea salps are individual creatures that through asexual reproduction, can form linear chains up to fifteen feet long!

Salps are planktonic (free floating) members of the subphylum Tunicata. Tunicates get their name from the unique outer covering or “tunic,” which acts as an exoskeleton. The sea salp’s tunic is translucent and gelatinous; in some species it is tough and thick.

Cruise with Captain Hollywood from Wicked Tuna

IMG_8745Cruise with Captain Hollywood from Wicked Tuna, he is currently running Harbor Cruises out of Gloucester. 

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Captain Bill Muniz “Hollywood” seen here with two local fishing captains and tourists from Italy.

Capt. Bill Muniz of FV Lily Helps NOAA in Research Project

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Wicked Tuna  Captain Bill Muniz of the F/V Lily assists a NOAA Team led by J. Michael Jech.   The project involves the tracking of Tuna using a Drone seen below with Capt. Muniz . his first mate and J. Michael Jeck and Jennifer Johnson also from NOAA.  The project is part of the Large Pelagic Research Center.

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Wicked Tuna–F/V Lily Prepares for 2 Weeks of Taping

IMG_2672Captain Bill “Hollywood” Muniz prepares the Lily for two weeks of Wicked Tuna taping.  The Lily was geared up with all electronics for the cameras, harpoons prepared, new Custom Calcutta Bamboo Gaffs made by Daryl Morita of California. Even New mats to lay the Tuna Catch.

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Wicked Tuna: Cpt. Bill Muniz Lands Seven Tunas

Captain Bill Muniz landed seven tunas ranging from 400 – 691 pounds dressed, the largest length was over 120 inches.  Once again Captain Muniz demonstrates his skill with a harpoon.

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Captain Muniz stands amongst seven tunas on the FV Lily

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Celebrates with his long time 80 year friend “Jack” the Gloucester Fisherman.

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More than 600 pounds of Tuna meat being dressed

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Celebrating with family and friends with a champagne toast to Captain Muniz.

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