Jane Deering Gallery A turning point | the contemporary landscape Part 2 now on view

A Turning Point | the contemporary landscape
Through June 16, 2019
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Jane Deering Gallery, A Turning Point | The Contemporary Landscape Part 2, installation view (Gail Barker foreground, Erma Wheeler above fireplace, Michael Porter and Jacob Hessler far right)

Sugar Magnolia’s Breakfast for Dinner fundraiser night June 6th GHS Class 2022 |generous eats #GloucesterMA

❤️ Sugar Magnolia’s, 112 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 978 281-5310

“Brinner” – Breakfast for Dinner – perfect Fundraiser for Class of 2022

June 6th 5:30-9PM

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Family fun tomorrow! TOHP Burnham #EssexMA party 10am-noon, and Motif #1 all day #RockportMA

TOHP Burnham Essex Public Reception Saturday, May 18 10AM-NOON

Temporary Public Art: Alexia Parker
Fun Fridays: May 10, 17, 31, June 7 4PM
Author James McKenna & Illust. Juni VanDyke If I were Series 5/10; llust. Alexia Parker Bike’s Big Adventure and Pumpkin Carving 5/17; Author & Illust. Barbara McLaughlin The Long Way Home 5/31; Author Diane Polley & Illust. Marion Hall Let’s Go! Animal Tracks in the Snow 6/7

TOHP Burnham Library, Essex
30 Martin Street, Essex, MA 01929
978.768.7410
Days/Hours: M1-7,T1-5,W1-7,Th10-5,F1-5,S10-12
https://essexpubliclibrary.org

Essex Bicentennial display also on view.

snapshot scenes from Fun Friday May 10th and today below and TOHP Burnham hall installation views, Alexia Parker paper collage series, Hometown, for Once Upon a Contest group exhibition. 

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Rockport Motif #1 Saturday, May 18 all day

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Sawyer Free proposed building in the news | annual meeting Monday

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Gloucester Daily Times article Sawyer Free trustees eye renovation by Ray Lamont here

Glouceser Lyceum & Sawyer Free Library 2019 Annual meeting Monday May 20 6-8PM

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SFL annual meeting 2019 (*note to SFL- please consider returning to Valerie Marino type posting days — with real people rather than clipart advert photos of children)

 

Prior post Febrary 4, 2019 with some questions

Besides the local new Cape Ann Museum build I’ve mentioned, here is a another recent comparable. Bowdoin’s new Roux Center for the Environment is approximately 30,000 ft’. The planning phase took 9 months. The build out took 14 months and the project cost less than 15 million (seeded with 10 million from the Rouxs). The Sawyer Free project is more than double that cost and the planning phase is many times past.

The community has been consistent about addressing the bathrooms for sometime. In 2014, the “immediate objectives will be working with the library’s board, staff and volunteers to review the library’s collections for relevance; revamping the building’s public and staff spaces; overseeing installation of a modern heating and air conditioning system, and mentoring staff in their professional development…”

Round up of new library building coverage prior to November 2018:

Prior post with 1973 brochure ed. Joe Garland

 

Sawyer Free proposed build in the news | annual meeting Monday

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Gloucester Daily Times article Sawyer Free trustees eye renovation by Ray Lamont here

Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Library 2019 Annual meeting Monday May 20 6-8PM

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SFL annual meeting 2019 (*note to SFL- please consider returning to Valerie Marino type posting days — with real people rather than clipart advert photos of children)

 

Prior post Febrary 4, 2019 with some questions

Besides the local new Cape Ann Museum build I’ve mentioned, here is a another recent comparable. Bowdoin’s new Roux Center for the Environment is approximately 30,000 ft’. The planning phase took 9 months. The build out took 14 months and the project cost less than 15 million (seeded with 10 million from the Rouxs). The Sawyer Free project is more than double that cost and the planning phase is many times past.

The community has been consistent about addressing the bathrooms for sometime. In 2014, the “immediate objectives will be working with the library’s board, staff and volunteers to review the library’s collections for relevance; revamping the building’s public and staff spaces; overseeing installation of a modern heating and air conditioning system, and mentoring staff in their professional development…”

Round up of new library building coverage prior to November 2018:

Prior post with 1973 brochure ed. Joe Garland

 

Gloucester in the news and on the road: #GloucesterMA documentary and food a hit in Minnesota news

Great read- From Sea to Sustainable Sea: Supporting American Wild Seafood event in Minneapolis “combined midwest premiere of the Gloucester fishing documentary “Dead in the Water” by Rockport native David Wittkower sandwiched between a cocktail hour and a seafoot featst featuring Gloucester landed monkfish, redfish, crabs, lobsters andother seafood delights.” See who’s involved with this great road foodiefilm trip, read more here

Spreading Gloucester’s Story: Minnesotans eat up film on fleet, seafood by Sean Horgan, Gloucester Daily Times

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Yella on the Water 25 Western Ave / Stacy Boulevard opening soon

The exterior transformation by RePro General Constuction & Design Services (ReProservice.com) for Danielle and Carlo Berdahn’s new Mediterranean bistro, Yella on the Water, is moving right along (in the former Morning Glory space) on Stacy Boulevard.

 Before (2013)  vs. construction underway (May 2019)

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They opened Yella Grille in Andover  (and catering) ten years ago.

Tesoro Vintage Finds | 5 Short Street West End downtown #GloucesterMA

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Find Tesoro Vintage Finds at 5 Short Street next to Caffe Sicilia in Gloucester, Mass., a close walk to Bananas and Cape Ann Auction.

(Adrift 284 Main Street on the East End closed.)

 

 

 

Questions for Sawyer Free Library building plans remain unanswered, yet trustees “should vote” TODAY whether it’s a teardown, reno, or …

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Public meetings –

Today Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

4PM 

The Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Public Library Building Committee will compare roughly estimated costs of one addition/renovation concept design for the Monell wing with the estimated costs of  a tear-down/new build of the Monell wing, after which the Board of Trustees “should vote” on their recommendation for which option to pursue. The plans are roughly the same as ones presented January 2017. Saunders is not a smidgen of this 21+ million quote. I’d link to any and all minutes and plans, but they have not been published on the library’s website (as they have been with other MBLC projects), distributed to the corporators (I am one),  nor released as hand outs and printed matter. I was told “when it’s the right time” by the architectural firm.

  1. tear down Monell / construct new building (nothing for Saunders)
  2. vs renovate Monell and build addition (nothing for Saunders)
  3. vs other

5:30PM 

Trustees “should vote” to accept the Building Committee’s recommendation based on roughly estimated costs

May 20th Annual Meeting

The annual meeting comes after today’s vote. “The Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library annual meeting of the corporation will be Monday, May 20th, 6-8, Main Floor. The Reading (MA) Public Library Director will give the keynote address on Building Community, Building a Library followed by a presentation of the preferred concept design (voted today), closing with remarks of the president of the board on the future plans for the library.”

 

Vintage street flair: BlackBear Barber Shop adds the perfect show stopper door propper

The BlackBear Barber Shop, 260 Main St., Gloucester, Mass., has a sharp greeter-  a carved wooden bear sculpture and calling card receiver/business card holder.

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(It’s a good fit for Gloucester history. Pre 1900, carved statues advertising Main Street businesses provided a new customer base for some  shipbuilding figurehead carvers.)

New restaurant Salt Water Grille opening soon | art by Alexia Seaside Graphics #GloucesterMA

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Salt Water Grille expects to open late May/ early June 2019.

The seasonal restaurant is located at 226 Washington Street, Gloucester Mass., in the former Friendly’s location off the first rotary. (See Gloucester Daily Times article here to learn more about the owners.) New logo and art by Alexia at Seaside Graphics.

 

 

Seaside Graphics in Gloucester, Mass., specializes in printing, graphic design and branding. “Seaside has done work for National Geographic Channel, Bosch, Honda North, Fama PR, Pilgrim Films, NOAA, Dunkin Donuts, NBC Sport’s show Shark Hunter, among others.” Owners and married couple Bill and Alexia handle the Wicked Tuna gear (e.g. Wicked Tuna, Falcon / Hard Merchandise, F/V-Tuna, The Wicked Pissah, and PinWheel). Check out the store on Railroad Avenue, or on line here: https://wickedtunagear.com/. The headquarters also carries Alexia’s Hooked for Life apparel.

 

 

 

 

 

Poll- Who are those guys? Fugro ship closer and slower today

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View of Fugro ship off Gloucester MA from Salt Island Road May 11, 2019, closer and slower.

“As the largest global supplier of marine geotechnical site investigation services, Fugro conducts tailored investigations in all offshore regions of the world.” 

Who are those guys? View of Fugro ship changes depending on vantage and as it moves back and forth. View of ship from Good Harbor Beach.

 

 

 

 

Until I hear back, queue GMG poll for best guesses –  as to what they are doing?

Cape Wind engaged Fugro for survey work as part of pre-construction for offshore utility-scale wind farm. Fugro may have been engaged with phases of projects closer to home, like the LNG “Neptune” buoy port that was developed in 2010 by ENGIE about 10 miles off shore where LNG vessels could moor and discharge natural gas. (Another LNG one, the Northeast gateway, is 18 miles out from Boston.)

Essex openings tonight- 4PM Fun Friday & Bicentennial Display at TOHP Burnham | 6PM Essex Art Collective at Essex Shipbuilding Museum

Fresh – Essex Art Collective exhibition

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tonight! Opening Party: Friday, May 10, 2019 at 6pm

Exhibit Hours on Saturday, May 11, 2019 from 10am – 5pm

Essex Shipbuilding Museum, Waterline Center, 66 Main Street (Rte. 133)

Come see FRESH new works by Essex Art Collective: women artists who collaborate in artistic endeavors and inspire each other to create paintings, drawings, printmaking, sculpture, fiber arts, mixed media works and photography. Group Members Alison Taylor, Jen Grober, Jen Romans, Kristen Wilson, Mallie Pratt, Margaret Sweet, Melissa Glorieux, Naomi Chapman, Rosie Winthrop and Wrenn Bartlett invite you to see the show!

 

CAPE ANN READS EXHIBIT

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Reception: Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 10am – 12pm

TONIGHT! Fun Friday featuring James McKenna/Juni Van Dyke books 4pm

Fun Fridays Featuring  Reading/Activity with Award-Winning Authors & Artistsmeet local artists and writers and enjoy free stories and visual arts events perfect for children to create artwork side by side with an older family member – either a parent, grandparent or a sibling May 10th, May 17th, 31st and June 7th at 4pm

Exhibit on View until June 21, 2019

Essex Town Hall, 3rd Floor, 30 Martin Street (an accessible facility)

Once Upon a Contest showcases award-winning children’s books by Cape Ann artists and writers. Congratulations to Essex resident and author, Diane Polley awarded Cape Ann Reads Honor Book for Lets Go! Animal Tracks in the Snow, with illustrations by Marion Hall. Congratulations to Essex resident and author, James MacKenna awarded Cape Ann Reads Gulliver Award for If I Were a Moose and If I were a Lion with illustrations by Juni VanDyke. And congratulations to Essex native and artist, Alexia Parker, for illustrating Cape Ann Reads Gulliver Award books for two authors, Pumpkin Carving and Bike’s Big Adventure. Parker is the Invitational Public Artist for the Essex show. Her series celebrates iconic Essex buildings and places in collage using solely paper and glue. Come meet some of these local authors and illustrators! Light refreshments by the Friends of the T.O.H.P. Burnham Public Library will be served.

Side by side Once upon a Contest at TOHP Burnham in Essex:

Fantastic Essex Bicentennial display – don’t miss it!

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Sign up to receive notices from Visit Essex, MA – May is Blooming with Events to Enjoy info@visitessexma.com

Last chance to catch Part I of A Turning Point group art exhibition at Jane Deering Gallery- Part II coming May 18th

Last chance to catch  Part 1 of A turning Point | The Contempoary Landscape at Jane Deering Gallery,  ideas from select regional and international artists about the environmental impact of man-made and natural disasters as that distinction crumbles (the unnatural natural disasters), beauty and life.

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Young Suh wildfire (california) series 2009

 

 

Installation views of this solid group show:

 

Where Part 1 is generally more focused on land, Part II pivots to water,  and opens with a public reception May 18th* from 4-6pm.

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Erma Wheeler Quarried Waters, 1997, watercolor on paper (22×28 inches / 30×36 inches framed)

 

*Mark your calendars: public reception for Once Upon a Contest Selection from Cape Ann Reads at TOHP Burnham Library in Essex is earlier that same day, may 18th, from 10-noon.

“The land will sustain us and beauty will thrive, if only we pay attention and heed.” Read the gallery’s press release for Part II below: Continue reading “Last chance to catch Part I of A Turning Point group art exhibition at Jane Deering Gallery- Part II coming May 18th”

Fun Friday May 10 at TOHP Burnham Library Essex with Juni VanDyke and James McKenna children’s picture books

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The TOHP Burnham Library Essex is pleased to present Once Upon a Contest: Selections from Cape Ann Reads May 4 – June 21, 2019 for the libraries of Cape Ann

Featuring: Leslie Galacar, Martha Shaw Geraghty, Marion Hall, Steven Kennedy, Charles King, George King, Michael LaPenna, James McKenna, Barbara McLaughlin, Alexia Parker, Victoria Petway, John Plunkett, Diane Polley, Mary Rhinelander, James Seavey, Gail Seavey, Kim Smith, Christina Ean Spangler, Bonnie L. Sylvester, Juni VanDyke, Maura Wadlinger, Betty Allenbrook Wiberg, Kirsten Allenbrook Wiberg, Jean Woodbury, Claire Wyzenbeek

Public Reception: Saturday, May 18 10AM-NOON

Temporary Public Art: Alexia Parker

Fun Fridays: May 10, 17, 31, June 7 at 4PM
Author James McKenna & Illust. Juni VanDyke If I were Series 5/10; Illust. Alexia Parker Bike’s Big Adventure and Pumpkin Carving 5/17; Author & Illust. Barbara McLaughlin The Long Way Home 5/31; Author Diane Polley & Illust. Marion Hall Let’s Go! Tracks in Snow 6/7

TOHP Burnham Library, Essex
30 Martin Street, Essex, MA 01929
(978) 768-7410
Days/Hours: M1-7,T1-5,W1-7,Th10-5,F1-5,S10-12
https://essexpubliclibrary.org
https://capeannreads.wixsite.com/picturebooks

PDF print postcard HERE

 

GMG reader asks about Dutch company Fugro survey vessel far off #GloucesterMA today

Appealing to GMG readers for help with this comment:

A red Fugro vessel heading in the direction of Boston was moving slowly on the horizon past Gloucester this morning. It was well beyond camera phone range. A GMG reader described seeing lots of phased array radars which caught my attention.  Usually only on military ships. The logo was large enough to read with a scope. Best guess is that it was similar to the photo attached from the Fugro website. Do they pass this way frequently?”

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“We are the world’s leading Geo-data specialist, collecting and analysing comprehensive information about the Earth and the structures built upon it.”- Fugro

According to the company website, Fugro provides expertise in different industries including off shore services and science. (For example its seawatch wind LiDAR buoys meaure wind speeds for proposed wind projects.) The website mentions “10,000 employees in 65 countries”. Offices in Houston and Norfolk coordinated prior work in MA. See the December 1 2017 Press release related to Cape Cod job here

 

 

Scenes from Literary Cape Ann special event at Cape Ann Cinema featuring Rodman Philbrick, Andre Dubus III and Stephen McCauley

Literary Cape Ann presented  a terrific afternoon, Bestseller to Big Screen, featuring Rodman Philbrick, Andre Dubus III, and Stephen McCauley at Cape Ann Cinema 21 Main Street in Gloucester May 5, 2019.

The Toad Hall wheels behind Literary Cape Ann invited Beth Pocock, Asst. Director Sawyer Free Library, to moderate the first half of the program. Literary Cape Ann co-founder Rae Francoeur directed the second part.  The Book Store of Gloucester set up shop to handle book sales. Cape Ann Cinema had trailers queued up and fresh popcorn pop pop popping which was offbeat and endearing. All went off without a hitch thanks to great questions, event coordination/collaboration and three dynamite authors who were  frank, engaging, witty and bright. Make sure to look for the next Literary Cape Ann event.

Sponsored by Bach Builders and Gloucester Writers Center

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“When a book becomes a movie, a lot happens. It’s a transforming moment for an author whose book takes on a new life. Three authors share their Hollywood stories on May 5, from 1 to 3 p.m. Rodman Philbrick: The Mighty; Stephen McCauley: The Object of My Affection; Andre Dubus III: House of Sand and Fog. Free. Book signings, refreshments, film clips.”