Gruppe Painting Raffle

Special Emile  Gruppe Painting Raffle
To Benefit the Phyllis A Marine Association

Gruppe Painting for Raffle.jpegOn  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.

Call for Entries: The Sawyer Free Library annual photo competition

June 2019

“Where Is It?” Photo Exhibition

Deadline April 26

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Now accepting photographs to be considered for the annual ‘Where Is It?’ exhibit in the Matz Gallery of the Sawyer Free Library,  June 2019.  The exhibit is about places in Gloucester that are hard to find, perhaps overlooked, but true gems in plain sight. 
All photo subjects must be visible from public roadways or walkways.  To enter, send up to 3 photographs in JPEG format to: cpark@pobox.com. Please put Gloucester Exhibit in the subject line of the email.  Photographs that are accepted must be framed and matted with sizes between 12”x 12” and 24”x 20”
Mats should be white or cream and frames black or neutral. No saw-tooth hangers or sandwich frames, please.
If you cannot send digital images, please email to the Matz Gallery at: spo2@earthlink.net to arrange a time to show your work to the committee.
Deadline for submissions is April 26. Photographers will be notified by May 1. 
The work must be delivered to the Library by May 31.
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Annisquam Arts Summer Studio for Kids

Welcome to Annisquam Arts! We’re gearing up for our 25th season of art-making in the heart of Cape Ann. From sewing to nature art, we’re offering seven inspiring workshops this summer––sign up for one week or all seven! Young artists ages 6–14 are welcome.

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About:

Developed by artist and educator Dawn Southworth, Annisquam Arts has been a summer haven for creativity and fun for over 20 years! All workshops are taught in Dawn’s professional home studio on Goose Cove, with access to Gloucester’s many cultural offerings and Cape Ann’s most scenic spots. Excursions, beach days, and group activities give students plenty of time to socialize and be outdoors. Projects are designed to encourage imagination and to support individual creative expression––students have a blast learning a range of artistic techniques with the highest quality materials. Small class sizes and individual instruction serve and nurture all levels of ability. At the end of each week, students go home with an impressive portfolio and a memory bank full of fun experiences to share with their families!

Ages: 6–14
Tuition: $250/week
Location: 63 Bennett Street South, Gloucester, MA

Sample Day*:

9:00 AM Drop off at Annisquam Arts, students gather together to learn about the day’s artist/thematic and associated project
9:00 AM Set up in small groups and work on their projects
10:30 AM Snack-time & take a break
10:45 AM Continue working on project, or transition to another project or activity
12:00 PM Lunch-time in or outdoors with supervised play
12:30 PM Wrap up the day’s work and hang their work to dry or archive in their developing portfolio
1:00 PM Pick up

*Tuesday or Wednesday is beach day! This is weather dependent. We leave the studio at 11:00 AM and eat lunch at Lighthouse Beach. We are back at the studio by 12:45 PM. Thursday is ice-cream day! We have sweet treats at the studio after lunch.

Instructors:

All classes are taught by professional artist and educator Dawn Southworth in her professional home studio on Goose Cove, with assistance of 2-3 additional helpers each week.

Dawn Southworth is a well-known Boston artist recognized for her mixed media works and installations. Dawn teaches art at Glen Urquhart School, in Beverly, MA, and is a former visiting faculty member at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA. Dawn previously owned Clark Gallery in Lincoln, MA. Her work is represented in many public and private collections, including the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, the Addison Gallery of American Art, the US Embassy in Morocco, the Boston Public Library, and Fidelity Management and Research. www.dawnsouthworth.com.

Register:
Due to limited class sizes, early registration is encouraged! Sign up below online at www.annisquamarts.com or contact Dawn to request a mail-in brochure at dawn_southworth@hotmail.com | 978-290-2107. A nonrefundable deposit of $75 due upon registration.

2019 Workshops:

Each week is designed as a separate enriching program. Young artists may sign up for one week or all seven! Classes run Monday–Thursday, 9:00 AM–1:00 PM.

Week 1:  June 24- July 27

Shore-LINES

With sketchbooks in hand, we’ll make daily excursions to some of the area’s most iconic spots. Hop aboard a boat shuttle through the Gloucester harbor; explore the galleries and studios of the Rocky Neck Art Colony; and follow the same scenic paths as legendary Cape Ann artists Winslow Homer, Fitz Henry Lane, and Edward Hopper. Walking shoes, swimsuit, and a towel are encouraged this week––as well as an appetite  for ice cream☺


Week 2:  July 1- July 5  (no class July 4, Thursday)

Mirror Mirror

This week, we’ll make our selfies by hand! Using ink, charcoal, collage, and pastels, we’ll explore a range of portraiture techniques. From Picasso to Frida Kahlo, we’ll find inspiration from the traditions of cubism, surrealism, pop art, and graffiti. Your reflection will never look the same!


Week 3:  July 8- July 11

Journey to Japan

Take inspiration this week from the time honored traditions of Japanese art. We’ll explore textile design, bookmaking, and ink painting; try our hand at manga comics; and create our own big waves inspired by Hokusai’s iconic painting. Students will bring a piece of Japan home in hand-dyed Shibori silk, hand-bound journals, and Sumi-e ink paintings.


Week 4:  July 15- July 18

Sew Much Fun

Delve into the art of textiles, where form meets function through a variety of colors, textures, and prints. Crafting decorative pillows, embroidering designs, and learning a variety of basic stitches, you’ll bring your own expressive flare to time-honored traditions. Gain handy skills, like how to sew a button, while creating pieces you can wear and decorations for your home!


Week 5:  July 22 –July 25
Nature’s Art Box

Artists have always turned to their surroundings for inspiration. We’ll do the same this week, making works from found and natural materials. Forage and sculpt in the spirit of Andy Goldsworthy, capture the shapes and colors of the landscape before you like Georgia O’Keeffe. We’ll make whimsical fairy houses, funky block prints, and intricate observational sketches of shells and sea creatures!


Week 6:  July 29 –August 1

Recycled Reseen

Someone’s trash is another’s treasure! Artists like Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, and Julian Schnabel are known for making masterpieces from the recycling bin. This week you’ll learn how to make something from nothing and everything from anything, turning broken plates into mosaic collages, forming driftwood into sculptures, and using cereal boxes to make handmade books.


Week 7:  August 5- August 8

Oodles of Doodles

A line is a dot that went for a walk. This week, we’ll be running in all directions with ink, charcoal, and pastels to bring our own imaginative doodles to life. From ancient cave painting to modern day graffiti, we’ll explore how drawing techniques have evolved over time. Practice observational drawing on Cape Ann’s docks in the tradition of Stuart Davis  and compose a dynamic comic-book painting in the style of Roy Lichtenstein. You’ll find there are endless possibilities for making your mark!

Location:
Phone:
978-290-2107

Nationally acclaimed Native American Flautist, Jonah Littlesunday is coming

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Nationally acclaimed Native American Flautist, Jonah Littlesunday is coming from Arizona this August to perform his lyrical Native American Flute Concerts on Cape Ann and North of Boston. First-time in New England.
Concerts are scheduled 8/15, 16, 17, and 18. (More TBA).
Discounted Pre-sale tickets have begun via Eventbrite
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There’s Still Time to Sign Up for the Lake Atlantic Invitational Surfing Competition

Lake Atlantic Invitational Surfing Competition

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2019
Good Harbor Beach, Gloucester, Mass.

The first-ever surfing competition to be held in Gloucester will feature some of New England’s most enthusiastic surfers. Registration is $10.  Hosted by the University of Massachusetts Surf Club. To sign up or ask questions, email UMassSurfClub@gmail.com.

 

Link for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/276615903285025/

Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken Murder Mystery

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On Saturday, March 23rd, Glousester’s very own Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken will be hosting a one-evening-only, roaring 20’s themed murder mystery benefit you won’t want to miss!

Come donned in your 1920s best, ready for an evening of intrigue and amusement. As you enter Cape Ann Brewing Company, you will be transported back to the jazz-age where socialites, artists, flappers, and musicians mingle at the swankiest event of the year. You will receive your role in the play and join in the festivities. The party is full of laughter and flirtatious fun… until someone is murdered. Don’t trust anyone – you must figure out who the murderer is before you’re next.

But don’t let a little blood spoil your evening! As you solve the murder, take a moment to savor the four small plates crafted by celebrity chef Wheeler del Torro, paired with four delicious Cape Ann craft brews you know and love.

Tickets are a steal at $75, a portion of which will be donated to our local branch of Crush Cancer and Alzheimer’s. The tickets include includes 4 beers paired with each food tasting, a role in the murder mystery game, and a chance to win the grand prize. There’s a limited number of tickets available, so book your spot today!

PLEASE NOTE: In order for chef to provide the most exciting and fulfilling experience possible to his guests, it is important that everyone in attendance has no food allergy or restriction. If you have a food limitation, please refrain from purchasing a ticket to this event.

Tipsy PR
718-427-6501
Join Chef Wheeler for Murder Mystery on the Orient Express!
https://orientexpressmurder.eventbrite.com

This Weekend in the Arts 3/15-18/19

Solarization

Steve Howard One-Artist Photography Show

March 16 – 28, 2019
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 16th, 2 – 4 PM

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Solarization – An exhibition of photographs by Gloucester artist Steve Howard will open in the Marguerite Pearson Room of the Rockport Art Association & Museum (RAA&M) on Saturday, March 16th with an artist’s reception from 2 – 4 PM. The exhibition will be on view Saturday, March 16 – Thursday, March 28.

For more information on this and other exhibitions, please visit the RAA&M’s website at www.rockportartassn.org

Rockport Art Association & Museum

12 Main Street, Rockport MA 01966
978-546-6604
www.rockportartassn.org

RAA&M March Hours:  Open Wednesday – Saturday, 12 – 5 PM.

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Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken Murder Mystery

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On Saturday, March 23rd, Glousester’s very own Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken will be hosting a one-evening-only, roaring 20’s themed murder mystery benefit you won’t want to miss!

Come donned in your 1920s best, ready for an evening of intrigue and amusement. As you enter Cape Ann Brewing Company, you will be transported back to the jazz-age where socialites, artists, flappers, and musicians mingle at the swankiest event of the year. You will receive your role in the play and join in the festivities. The party is full of laughter and flirtatious fun… until someone is murdered. Don’t trust anyone – you must figure out who the murderer is before you’re next.

But don’t let a little blood spoil your evening! As you solve the murder, take a moment to savor the four small plates crafted by celebrity chef Wheeler del Torro, paired with four delicious Cape Ann craft brews you know and love.

Tickets are a steal at $75, a portion of which will be donated to our local branch of Crush Cancer and Alzheimer’s. The tickets include includes 4 beers paired with each food tasting, a role in the murder mystery game, and a chance to win the grand prize. There’s a limited number of tickets available, so book your spot today!

PLEASE NOTE: In order for chef to provide the most exciting and fulfilling experience possible to his guests, it is important that everyone in attendance has no food allergy or restriction. If you have a food limitation, please refrain from purchasing a ticket to this event.

Tipsy PR
718-427-6501
Join Chef Wheeler for Murder Mystery on the Orient Express!
https://orientexpressmurder.eventbrite.com

This Weekend in the Arts 3/8-11/19

Artists’ Talk: Rocky Neck Now 2019: Looking All Around

Sunday, March 10, 3:00-4:00 PM

Cultural Center at Rocky Neck,  6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA

Galleries open: Thursday-Sunday, 12:00-4:00 PM

Rocky Neck Now 2019 Artist’s Talk

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On Sunday, March 10, five artists from the exhibition “Looking All Around: Rocky Neck Now 2019” will speak about their artwork from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester. Visitors are invited to tour the exhibition with artists Loren Doucette, Robin Colodzin, Cindy Journey, Andy Matlow, and Vanessa Michalak as they pause by their work, answer questions and share their processes and inspiration.

The Artist’s Talk is open to the public with refreshments, free admission and nearby parking. Winter Hours: Thursday-Sunday 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. For more information visit https://rockyneckartcolony.org/cultural-center-exhibitions/, email director@rockyneckartcolony.org or call 978 515-7004.

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Cape Ann Artist, Karen Pischke Expanding her horizons

Dreamtime Wellness photography is showing in two art centers in February and March.  ‘Meditation Rock in a Storm’ is in the open juried show ‘Opposites Attract’ at the Cape Cod Art Center, February 12 – March 17. Opening Reception is tonight from 5 – 7 pm. Her ‘Red Sky at Night’ is at Rocky Neck Art Colony’s ‘Rocky Neck Now 2019, Looking All Around’ show, starting today at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center through March 24th. Open Reception is Saturday. February 16th from 2 – 4 pm at 6 Wonson Street in Gloucester MA. Photos also available in various sizes, framed and unframed. PhotoArt note cards for ‘inspiration and meditation’ are for sale at the Bookstore in Gloucester MA.
‘Thank You’ to Anna James Eves at Cape Ann Giclee and Chuck Hayback and his team at Nor’East Frameworks for their great work and expediting the process to help get ready in time for these shows! ~ Karen Pischke, BSN, RN
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