THE BEST LOBSTER TRAP TREE YET! Art Haven’s David Brooks and Crew have created a masterpiece. Shout out to Three Lantern Marine and Fishing for contributing the gorgeous (in holiday co-ordinated colors of red and green) brand new lobster traps. The lobster traps will be auctioned off after the holidays.
I took some pictures yesterday of the lobster trap Christmas tree being taken down, and thought you might want to post them on GMG and give a shout out to Art Haven.
A handful of volunteers helped Art Haven’s David Brooks retire the Lobster Trap Christmas Tree for the year. Passers-by commented on how sorry they were to see the beloved tree come down. One women thought that the tree should stay up all year and be decorated seasonally, with shamrocks on St. Patrick’s Day, and eggs for Easter. David said that would be nice, but the traps are borrowed and the fishermen need their lobster traps back.
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The Middle Street Walk is a community event organized by volunteers and supported by the City of Gloucester, Massachusetts, businesses and organizations in the Middle Street neighborhood, and generous private donors.
This year’s Middle Street Walk will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2016
The program of the day’s events are posted here so you will be able to plan your day and be able to get the most out of everything that will be going on from 9:30AM until the Lobster Pot Tree Lighting after 4:30.
Programs will also be available the day of the Walk at businesses and organizations participating in the 2016 Middle Street Walk.
Pick #3: Charlie Brown Christmas at the Larcom Theatre
THE Christmas classic comes to life!
Everyone’s favorite holiday television special LIVE in BCT’s new stage production of A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS. Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy and all the Peanuts gang as they produce their own Christmas pageant and ultimately learn the true meaning of Christmas. Complete with the little Christmas fir tree, A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS is a present the whole family can enjoy! Directed by award-winning Burgess Clark, BCT Executive Artistic Director.
A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS is presented by arrangement with TAMS-WITMARK MUSIC LIBRARY, INC. 560 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York 10022
Sea Creatures of Cape Ann is an environmental vacation program. The program is four days (Tuesday – Friday). Students may enroll for a day or for the entire four days. There are two different programs based on age of the students that are offered during the four-days.
GloucesterCast 167 Taped Live at Cape Ann TV With Megan Merlin, Kim Smith, James Eves, Craig Kimberley and Host Joey
Kudos To The Rhumbline For The Excellent Staff and Libations- Now Featuring A Dart Board and Cribbage Night on Monday nights thanks to Kathy Hopkins.
This weekend’s monster storm possibility Is it going to be another winter like last winter- Who Is Excited- Who is Prepared?
Art Haven Buoy Auction & Family Fun Night
Friday, January 22, 2016
Tickets are $10 before the event and $15 at the door. Free admittance for children. Purchase tickets at the Art Haven and Hive locations or online here.
Free admittance for families with children who painted a buoy during buoy painting week. No tickets necessary – names will be checked at the door.
Join us for a spirited night of fundraising and family fun to support our organization. The funds that are raised will sustain our efforts to provide our classes free of charge to students from low-income families.
This year, Cape Ann Power Yoga is donating one free class to every individual who buys a buoy!
Challenge the Maine Lobster Trap Tree Building Prisoners To Enter A Team In This Year’s Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Tournament
Free GMG Gloucester Sticker
As long as supplies last if any GMG folks want a bumper sticker but can’t drop down the dock, just send a self addressed and stamped envelope longer then 7 and a half inches and I’ll drop one in the mail for you.
Send the self addressed and stamped envelope to the dock at 95 East Main St Gloucester Ma 01930 care of Joey (put my name in big letters to make sure it gets to me)
James’ new pellet stove and gets his pellets at Cape Ann Chimney and Hearth
Craig recommends a window energy sealing product that was easy to install
I’d be most upset if The Rhumbline closed out of every other joint in town
Juni Van Dyke’s ongoing quilt exhibit at the Cape Ann Museum, through February, thirteen quilts and several more to come, free admission to Cape Ann Museum for Cape Ann residents.
“For the Birds”
Opening January 28th,
Reception January 31st, Sunday from 2 to 4
Chris Leahy Audubon Talk Februarty 11th
Kim Smith talk, February 18th
The Artful Birdhouse, auction February 12th
James Eves Cape Ann Art Rundown
Art Happenings This Month
Cape Ann Museum Offers Free Admission for Cape Ann Residents during January 2016
Gloucester, Three Visions Panel Discussion
For this panel discussion, Jeff Weaver and Don Gorvett will be joined in conversation by Debbie Hagan, arts editor, and Peter Anastas, a local historian and cultural observer. This program is offered in conjunction with the current exhibition Vincent, Weaver, Gorvett: Gloucester, Three Visions (on view through February 28, 2016).
Cape Ann Reads with the Eric Carle Museum
The Eric Carle Museum will be offering workshops for children and adults to kick-off the new Cape Ann Reads initiative. This program will take place at the Cape Ann Museum and is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Reservations are required
Cape Ann Museum Printmaking Workshop (Part I)
A three-part Folly Cove Designer-inspired printmaking workshop at the Cape Ann Museum.
Enjoy three days of close instruction from artists Mary Rhinelander and Victoria Petway as they delve into the world of block printing.
Patriots- Denver Bronco Defender Antonio Smith Has Been spouting off saying that Tom Brady Is a Crybaby and he whines when the refs don’t call a penalty when he gets hit.
I would just like to say in advance “Thank You” to Antonio Smith for giving that little extra motivation and making a Pats victory that much sweeter when Brady picks the Denver Defense apart and gets in their face about it.
Valentine’s Day is upcoming, what are you getting for your sweetheart? plans?
Kim’s talk for North Shore Horticultural Society (American Legion Hall, 12 Church Street, Manchester) Tuesday, January 26th, (if we don’t talk about “For the Birds”). Open to the public.
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ONE NIGHT ONLY: mark your calendars, November 28th is just 11 days away. Here is the latest roster poster for the 1st Thanksgiving Break POP UP fair at the HIVE, Gloucester’s amazing downtown arts center. Can’t wait to see what these young local artists do!
Love the local all that day. Saturday, November 28th, is ‘Small Business Saturday’ – marketing, yes, but as opposed to Black Friday and Cyber Monday, why not? Support our businesses. SHOP SMALL downtown, stop by the Hive to see and shop more from 4-8, and then head out to eat or restaurant hop.
The Hive is hosting Gloucester’s Young Artist Pop-Up Show on November 28th. Check out the artist directory below.
Since the first announcement, we now have 10 younger Gloucester artists signed up for the inaugural Thanksgiving Break POP UP ART FAIR on November 28, 2015 at the Hive from 4-8pm.
So far that’s representation from GHS alumni years 2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, and 2015. Pretty good so far!
We hope more artists will sign up and can’t wait to see what they do. Spread the word! Contact Pauline at firstname.lastname@example.org to add your name to the growing list of exhibitors. We are looking for artists working with any media and/or creative service. Writers, musicians, documentarians, performers, printmakers—who is out there?
Friends and family: please share the fair and save the date. And thanks Joey for the first post—it truly helped to get the news out and encourage sign ups.
Check out this great idea! Pauline Bresnahan, artist owner Pauline’s Gifts, mom of three (one a 4th generation Gloucester artist herself) had this great idea to help kids with the business side of art.
Gloucester College Students
Thanksgiving Break Pop Up Art Fair sale and exhibit
Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on how grateful you are and remember others. We want to thank you by celebrating your art. Home for the holidays- or not- here’s a chance to show what you’ve done and add an exhibit to your CV! Way better than calling your mother. But do that, too.
Where: the HIVE part of Art Haven (established 2008!) amazing arts center is the host venue, 11 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA 01930.
When: One day only, Saturday 11/28/15, from 4-8pm, Thanksgiving break weekend
It’s also “Small Business Saturday” – just after Black Friday. Come downtown and support our local shops and young artists. BONUS! 8pm is still early night for young creatives
Who: Gloucester creative collegiates, recent grads, 18 up and under 30
What: Exhibit a sample of your art, any media (sculptor, song writer, musician, poet, jeweler, dancer, graphic designer, ceramicist) Take us from “Hey my kid could do that” to “Hey my kid did that!” and “I want it!” We’ll help figure out the display if you can’t. You are responsible for delivery and take away. Stay in touch for more information.
We’re in the ‘save the date’ early planning stage and hope:
· that you can be there in person to experience the pop up art fair exhibit and celebration, host your ‘booth’, network, and more. If you can’t your art can (and your friends and family at home can drop by. More than turkey for the empty nesters.)
· that you can sell something
· that a digital one page tear sheet for each artist is created
· that you buddy up with one TAG artist
· that a directory is fostered – like an alumni news so you can together share contacts and expertise, friendship, and that you can build a contact list of people interested in your work
· Did you know that Pauline’s daughter, Kate, David Brooks (founder Art Haven) and Leon Doucette (currently working at Cape Ann Museum) graduated the same year from Gloucester High? What other local news will we learn?
if you want to exhibit, if you’re a parent of a college student who may want to hear about it, if you’d like to help, if you’d like to be a sponsor. Three artists have already signed up Kate Bresnahan, James Curcuru and Nicole Dahlmer.
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Look up downtown if you haven’t yet seen the wonderful Pleasant & Main ARTISPHERE sign designed and project-boosted by artist and dealer, Ken Riaf. Then head on into his Jeffrey Marshall exhibit Law & Water Gallery.
I bet you’ve seen that Ed Touchette painting catching your eye through Trident’s window—last days to see the group exhibit at Trident Gallery. Just one week away from Ed Touchette’s solo exhibit at Trident. East Gloucester and Veterans School parents please get ready to bring your kids to see his exhibit. East Gloucester kids can find an Mr. Touchette throwback tucked away on East Main. Here’s a snapshot – try and find it.
Pass through Parsons down to Rogers or up to Main to see the progress of the artists of Art Haven/Hive. Their wall mural along a private building of Parsons Street is coming along and their depiction of Man at the Wheel is filling in…check it out! We have cleaned and scrubbed out graffiti on many walls, more than once, and are happy to see new public art added alongside the temporary FISH NET street mural and Dress Code’s.
I’m not sure what artist, Bob Stephenson, would have thought of the latest mural, but I wish he could have seen it. I do know he liked the Calderwood Fish Net mural and was grateful to have the graffiti painted out, the lights installed and anytime we swept and weeded.
Special thanks this week to the folks with Dan Leaman Landscaping and Maintenance Corp for extra clean up and weeding along Parsons Street.