More scenes from Open Door Empty Bowl at Cruiseport

There was a constant line out the Cruiseport doors throughout this joyous and growing annual Open Door Empty Bowl Dinner.



Silent auction: For this trio of bowls, can you guess which is which by Senator Tarr, Representative Ferrante and Mayor Romeo -Theken?


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Scenes from seArts 2017 Annual meeting at Gloucester Stage featured Bosoma dance company which may relocate to Cape Ann


BoSoma Dance may move to Cape Ann 

Gloucester Stage new season opens May 19 2017. Heidi Dallin also revealed a Gloucester Stage world exclusive premiere announcement!

EX LOVERS, a festival of 10 minute plays is coming on April 28th!
Founding director Israel Horovitz asked 8 dramatists to contribute an original 10 minute play

Heidi Dallin (Gloucester Stage)  Tony Sapienza (Cape Ann Plein Air committee)
Ken Reihl Cape Ann Chamber and Karen Ristuben Rocky Neck (Cape Ann Plein Air committee)


Caroline Enos Don’t Tread On Us article about the WRITERS RESIST event coordinated by JoeAnn Hart at Rocky Neck Cultural Center 

Artist opportunities:

seArts Art Loan @ Bass Rocks 2017
seArts Wearable Arts updates
Cape Ann Plein Air II is scheduled Oct 8-16, 2017- artist  applications  are due by April 30, 2017
Marty Morgan Empty Bowl Open Door seeking volunteer artists to help guide painters


Start your own colorful cupboard!

I love going to the Empty Bowl Dinner sponsored by the Open Door Food Pantry.  My cupboard is colorfully decorated with my bowls from each year and I look forward to picking out the perfect bowl again at this year’s event on May 12th!   Last year I was fortunate enough to photograph the event and captured this photo of the potters hands as she was demonstrating the bowl making process.   This Saturday the Open Door is hosting a bowl painting party from 10-12 at 28 Emerson Avenue, Gloucester.   You can contact them to reserve a spot (see info below)….and make sure you paint a pretty one for me!

BLM_2140-Edit-Edit-Edit-2Come decorate a bowl for the annual Empty Bowl Dinner. Painting is free. Reservations are required. RSVP

We are asking people to lend their talent to paint a bowl that will be glazed and fired and then made available at our main event, the Empty Bowl Dinner.

You can read more about the main event here:


Open Door Empty Bowl Painting Tonight!

Hi Joey,

The snowdrifts are piled high, but spring is on the way! The Open Door Empty Bowl Dinner is right around the corner, and we need help decorating bowls for our annual May event.

The Open Door is hosting a free bowl decorating evening with North Shore 104.9 on Tuesday, February 15, at 28 Emerson Avenue in Gloucester, from 6 to 8 p.m. for anyone interested in trying their hand at painting a bowl design. The event is fun and children are welcome, but we need to know how many are coming. Reservations can be made by calling 978-283-6776 ext. 205 or e-mailing us at

We think it would be wicked cool if GMG came to document the event, and maybe decorated a bowl. What do you think? Attached file has the important info. We would really appreciate it if you could let GMG readers know they can participate.

Julie LaFontaine ,Executive Director
The Open Door


Empty Bowl Event May 13th

From Marty Morgan

Empty Bowl Event

Here is a picture of a large bowl, “Sandpipers”, painted by Kevin Ellis of
Rockport for the Empty Bowl Silent Auction.

10th annual Empty Bowl Event
Thursday May 13th 2010
Cruiseport Terminal 4 – 8 pm

Choose a bowl, enjoy some soup, bread and a cookie
Watch pottery throwing demonstration, have your face painted.

$12 ticket at the door

All proceeds go to the Open Door Cape Ann Food Pantry