Special Emile Gruppe Painting Raffle
To Benefit the Phyllis A Marine Association
On June 6 from 6PM – 9PM. there will be a special raffle drawing to support the restoration work for Gloucester ‘s oldest resident fishing vessel, The Phyllis A. This restoration project has been the passion of The Phyllis A. Marine Association and the many devoted community volunteers that have been passionate about this preservation project for twelve years. Future plans once restored include a children’s hands-on museum teaching about ocean to table, a makers space and a place to tell the story of the Gloucester fishing heritage to Cape Ann visitors and schools.
Gruppe’s painting, Shoares Wharf, shows the location on East Street where Morse Sibley Wharf now stands. This painting was completed in the early 1930s and shows a Gillnetter Fishing Boat like the Phyllis A tied to the dock along with a smaller fishing vessel. Never seen by the public, this recent piece has been donated and measures 20 x 24, and has been recently restored and framed. The value of this significant piece is appraised at $14,000.
Raffle tickets are $200 each and available now by contacting Roger at The State of the Art Gallery on Rocky Neck at 978/395.1783 or Doug Parsons at 978/283-9292. The Preview Party and Raffle Drawing will take place on June 6th at The Gloucester House Restaurant.
To view the painting please contact Roger at the State of the Art Gallery directly for an appointment.