Come to Mup Up on Saturday at 9:30 at YUPO Gallery and Khan Studio & the GMG Gallery, 77 Rocky Neck Ave. to witness the solution to the Rubber Duck Hostage taking drama. The hostage takers have promised to return RD to Paul this weekend – let’s see if they are good to their word. Always fun, always good coffee, food, GMG peeps, fobs and passersby that we drag in to join us. The end is very near.
The Perfect Storm of Events: Zoolander sequel on schedule, and Joey’s ability to describe hair removal and underwear selection and the post of this Youtube video coalesced together for the perfect GMG Charity Event.
Joey modeling Veronica’s Secret underwear.
Check out the video! (Because Gloucester we should be able to do this without this weird privacy screen and maybe Peter and Vickie can come up with a Gimmiesound “ba ba BOOM, ba ba BOOM).
Rubber Duck has said she will be a judge. Any money stuck in underwear goes to Cape Ann Animal Aid. Do it for the puppies!
It was a lovely but tense Mug Up this morning at YUPO Gallery. Paul Morrison arrived promptly with a bag filled with ransom demand fulfillment. Joey arrived late with Rubber Duck, but refused to release her to Paul, only allowing him a brief viewing of her to prove that she was unharmed (it was not Paul’s RD that had been crushed in the GE press after all). Joey told Paul that he needed to return to Mug Up next Saturday at 9:30am with more ranson, and he would come back again with Rubber Duck and the two “Kind” ducknappers, who would decide then if his ransom was sufficient to warrant RD’s release. This is dragging out much longer than any of us anticipated, and Paul was showing pronounced signs of tension and anxiety. We all pray he can hold out until next Saturday and that this ordeal will reach a satisfactory conclusion. Joey does seem to be enjoying making Paul squirm after all the times Paul has attempted to have RD usurp Homie’s rightful place as mascot of GMG. Karma can be tough.
Last week’s Mug Up ended with Rubber Duck being taken hostage by a pair of adorable but vicious ducknappers. Come to Mug Up this Saturday at 9:30 to see how this drama plays itself out. Will Paul Morrison buckle under and give in to the hostage takers extreme demands to gain RD’s freedom, will RD remain imprisoned (or maybe totally forgotten about and relegated to the back of a closet), or will Paul Morrison pull off bringing a massive rubber duck to Gloucester harbor to float outside Joey’s window and stare relentlessly at him until his Flexilis anatidaephobia forces him to give up RD? Come to Madfish Wharf Saturday morning and find out.
Thanks to one of those unexpected miracles of the Universe manifested through dear friend, Alma McLaughlin, I have been given a great gallery space for the remainder of the season back on Madfish Wharf. Hobbit House II (aka Khan Studio & the GMG Gallery), located at 77 Rocky Neck Ave., Gallery 6, is a beautiful gallery overlooking Smiths Cove with great light and energy. The gallery features the works of Joey C., Donna Ardizzoni, Len Burgess, Tom Nihan, Linda Sodja, Judy Wilburn, Belle & Me, Kathy Chapman, and of course, me.
In collaboration with Regina Piantedosi at YUPO Gallery, G4, we are resuming the fun tradition of weekly GMG Mug Ups at Madfish Wharf, now being held weekly on Saturdays at 9:30am so Joey can come, followed at 11:00 by the Rocky Neck Art Walk.
Hobbit House II (aka Khan Studio & the GMG Gallery)
77 Rocky Neck Ave., Gallery 6
Open Thursday – Sunday
Noon to 8:00 pm, except Saturday, open at 9:30 am for Mug Up
Open other days and times by chance
That the Rocky Neck Art Colony is one of the oldest working art colonies in the country, and has been luring artists and appreciators to its picturesque shores since the 1850’s? Today the art colony still draws artists from around the world to paint and experience the magic that is Rocky Neck. Rocky Neck is home to artists and non-artists alike, many unique galleries, The Cultural Center, Gloucester’s Rocky Neck Cultural District, and four restaurants (Sailor Stan’s for breakfast, The Studio and Madfish Grille for lunch and dinner and The Rudder for dinner). The main draw to Rocky Neck Art Colony is of course the unique flavor of the art and artists that make Rocky Neck their home and place of business.
Artists are a special breed of people, who have chosen to pursue their passion and make the world a more beautiful place. The artists of Rocky Neck are especially unique, talented and diverse in the work they create. On Rocky Neck, you can find exceptional traditional representational works, abstract, contemporary, decorative, two and three-dimensional paintings, photographs, pottery, sculptures, jewelry, wearable art, greeting cards, books and more. And you will find some of the nicest people you will meet anywhere.
Starting on Saturday, August 16 and continuing each Saturday through September, the galleries on Rocky Neck will be featuring the Rocky Neck Art Walk. It will start at 9:30 am on Madfish Wharf with a GMG Mug Up at Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery and YUPO Gallery. After having coffee, refreshments and visiting with old and new friends, you can take a leisurely visit through the galleries on Rocky Neck, meet and chat with the artists and learn about their creations and creative process, at a time when the Neck isn’t crowded and parking isn’t a problem.
Come have fun, experience something new, and discover the unique treasure of Gloucester that is the Rocky Neck Art Colony.
The Madfish Grille is open. The food is good (I’ve eaten there myself and can attest). There is live music. There is not a 45 minute to an hour wait to get in, get a menu and be waited on. Nothing against The Studio or The Rudder, they are both great, but if you are on Rocky Neck and are hungry, you might want to revisit Madfish Grille. Open Wednesday through Sunday from noon for lunch until midnight. Yesterday there were great musicians performing in the afternoon and the vibe was just incredible.
Also, mark your calendars, we are now be back to having weekly GMG Mup Ups on Madfish Wharf, starting this weekend on SATURDAYs at 9:30 when Joey is off, so he can come, and all you GMG fobs who go to church on Sunday so could never make Mup Ups before, you now can too! First food competition Mug Up coming up soon. Watch for it!
Let’s all bring some major love and good vibes back to Madfish Wharf. Come by this Sunday at 9:30 for a grand joint YUPO Gallery / Khan Studio & GMG Gallery Mug Up. Let’s do it like we used to do it – great GMG peeps, fobs, food and energy on beautiful Madfish Wharf. I am so excited to be back! Hope to see everyone! Love, EJ
This Sunday, August 11th at 9:30AM, there will be a joint Madfish Wharf Mug Up on the patio behind Alma’s Arts & Antiques and Carol McKenna’s Gallery.
OK, Rubber Duck is going to crush the competition with a stiff and crunchy (not soft and limp) self likeness of the one and only.
Test Kitchen Run 1:Just trying to work out all the variables. Quiet down in the peanut gallery. Yes I know this is not the right dough to make into animals. But there’s a will, there’s a way. Oh, I think I nailed it. Not only did I make two ducks but I made a seal and a walrus too! Testing is over and the baking begins at 8AM tomorrow so these succulent crunchy Rubber Ducks will be ready to accept the blue ribbons.
It is obvious that if I go with no feet, I make them smaller (sheesh the big ones go nuclear) and I make a small head with an exaggerated beak I will end up with a flock of perfect rubber duck facsimiles.
ROCKPORT FIREWORKS: they are warming up. The start 9:30PM The Granite Pier.
Sunday, January 28th was Fred’s birthday. Great Mug Up and thanks Fred for a fun time.
On a beautiful Sunday morning, E.J. at Khan Studio on the Madfish Grille Wharf, hosted a fun Mug up.
Wonderful fun at the E.J. Kahn and Good Morning Gloucester Gallery first Mug Up of the season. It was great to see the old gang and all the new faces. As is usual, guests brought the most delectable breakfast treats. The gallery walls and shelves are chock-a-block full of gorgeous new paintings, photographs, and pottery. Thank you E.J. for opening your gallery (and heart) to this crazy group and for creating a wonderfully positive weekly Sunday get-together! I have a feeling its going to be a GREAT summer! Everyone is always welcome and we hope to see you at the next Mug Up!
The Flower Eater
Allium schoenoprasum is the only member of the Allium genus native to both the Old and New Worlds. Bees are attracted to the flowers and the plants are often grown amongst beds and borders to help ward of insects, the dreaded Japanese beetle, for example.