THANK YOU TO ASHLEY DESTINO FOR THE FANTASTIC TOUR OF GLOUCESTER MARINE GENOMICS INSTITUTE!

GMGI conference ‘room with a view.’

Friday morning, ahead of the first of many public open houses to be held at the Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute, we taped our weekly podcast in the conference room at the stunning new science center. Ashley Destino, development and communications director, gave us a grand tour of the labs, as well as a tour of the second floor.

Tim Sullivan

It was all very exciting to learn more about this stellar institution and my favorite parts were interviewing one of GMGI’s lead scientists, Tim Sullivan, and learning about Red Sea Urchins (Mesocentrotus franciscanus). This fascinating species can live for two hundred years, regenerate damaged appendages, and reproduce throughout their life span. The Red Sea Urchin is just one of many species the institute is sequencing. GMGI is also studying blue American Lobsters, one donated by Captain Joe and Sons!

At GMGI, Red Sea Urchins are housed in aquariums and fed weekly. Here’s one ‘chowing down’ on iceberg lettuce (just kidding; it was eating so slowly, you could barely tell it was eating at all). In the wild, Red Sea Urchins eat kelp.

The second floor is available to rent and the build out possibilities are limitless, with a huge amount of floor space, sun pouring through the windows, and an expansive outdoor deck, including a spectacular view.

Host Joey, with Ashley, Ron Gilson and Chris McCarthy

The Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute is located at 417 Main Street in Gloucester. Listen to our podcast and visit the GMGI website to learn more about the Institute’s research and education programs.

Hand painted oar gifted to GMGI by Sam Nigro

GloucesterCast 300 Taped At The Crow’s Nest With Mary Anne Shatford, Chris McCarthy, Nichole Schrafft, Mike Codair, Kim Smith, Jim and Pat Dalpiaz and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 10/6/18

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GloucesterCast 300 Taped At The Crow’s Nest With Mary Anne Shatford, Chris McCarthy, Nichole Schrafft, Mike Codair, Kim Smith, Jim and Pat Dalpiaz and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 10/6/18

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At the Crow’s Nest

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Riding Dirty on the back shore

Mary Anne Shatford

Who really owns the Crows Nest?

What do you think are some of the misconceptions about The Nest

Without mentioning the name of the place went on the hayride, Chris describes the hayride failure “He had one job!”

History of The GloucesterCast

First GloucesterCast Jan 23, 2011 With Kenny McCarthy Link

Mid 2013 Started to tape them more regularly, Toby and Kim became regulars

Right around 96 we started numbering the podcasts

GLOUCESTERCAST 100 TAPED AT CAPE ANN GICLEE WITH 15 OF US 10/25/14

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We can be bought with gifts of food. 🙂

Bobby Ryan Ryan and Wood Distillery

Sam Nigro paints Captain Cosmo Oar For Cousin Larry Marcantonio

Online Fundraiser for Matza https://www.32auctions.comstpeter Dinner for 8 at Tonno, Sam Nigro Oar with depiction of The Greasy Pole

New owner Chris McCarthy Of Two Sisters

Nebraska folks

Paper Bag in The Doorway At The Nest

Welcome To The Crows Nest- Yankees Suck!

Rachel Refalo www.capeanncampsite.com

Cape Ann Plein Air Starts Sunday, look for artists around town

Glamping is trending.  Does anyone have any glamping locations they’d like to recommend?  Nichole is on the case.

Al Bezanson

Filming on Main Street Pilot for Showtime TV- filming locations include Main St, City Hall and I4C2

Congratulations To Frank DiMercurio and Chris Cicuranza- the First Same Sex Marriage Permed at a city hall- Sefatia is officiating

What is more advanced travel thinking? Packing minimalist and not checking a bag or packing everything into a large suitcase and checking it?

www.birddogs.com Connor McCarthy No underwear shorts

B-Side Is Taking Over The Alicia Unleashed Podcast

Alicia Lou Who Man Drama and Best Dating Advice

Mike Codair Chimes In

New Hampshire people Chime In On Glamping Location –Squam Lake

Alprilla Farm and Iron Ox Farm are having a Pizza Party Sunday from 4-7pm

 

 

 

This is what Gloucester looks like at the WHITE HOUSE and CITY HALL: it’s all local!

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There’s a magnificent permanent art collection displayed throughout Gloucester’s City Hall, its public buildings and many outdoor locations. In an effort to promote, encourage and share current local art and artists with the public, Mayor Romeo Theken showcases a wide variety of media on temporary loan throughout the Mayor’s office. I took some photos back in February. She requested that buoys painted by our local youth at Art Haven be featured in Kyrouz Auditorium, along with the ‘Downtown Quilt’, the 13th panel from the Gloucester Neighborhood Quilt Project. These quilts are made by residents creating art with Juni Van Dyke, the Art Program Director Gloucester Council on Aging at Rose Baker Senior Center. (Twelve panels were prominently displayed for the 2014 Inauguration for former Mayor, Honorable Carolyn Kirk.)

 

Donna Ardizzoni, business owner, GMG contributor https://ardizzoniphotography.wordpress.com/about-2/

 

Ana Connoli, photograph, Gloucester from Port. Hill

 

Phil Cusumano, painting, http://www.philcusumanoart.com/

 

Tina Greel, statue, https://www.facebook.com/tina.greel

 

Jennifer Johnson, photograph

 

Ken Knowles, painting, http://www.kenknowlesfineart.com/ken_final/home.html

 

Marty Luster, photograph, GMG contributor

 

Bridget Matthews, photograph

 

Sam Nigro, painted oar, http://www.gloucestertimes.com/news/local_news/talk-of-the-times-gloucester-man-grows-a-squash-for/article_76b0f29b-1e05-527f-b676-889ee7768aa9.html

 

Shelly Nugent, photograph

 

Eileen Patten Oliver, painting, http://eileenpattenoliver.com/ and here https://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2015/03/03/14-works-by-eileen-patten-oliver-at-island-art-and-hobby/

 

Premier Imprints, tea tray, http://www.premier-imprints.com/

 

Louise Welch, photograph City Hall

 

The local art on display had me thinking about the collection at the ‘People’s House’ for our Nation: what’s the best art inside the White House? No matter what is your artistic preference, Gloucester and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts could top the charts as the City and state with the best and most art ties featured at the White House. Let’s break down a selection of that Massachusetts list currently on display at the White House room-by-room, shall we?

 

In the Oval Office:

Not one, but two Edward Hopper paintings, lent by the Whitney Museum of American Art, are installed one over the other, Cobb’s Barns, South Truro and Burly Cobb’s House, South Truro.  There are more than 100 Edward Hopper works inspired by Gloucester, MA. The Childe Hassam’s painting, Avenue in the Rain, and Norman Rockwell’s painting, Statue of Liberty, remain on view.

 

In the Blue Room:

Fitz Hugh Lane’s Boston Harbor gifted by Lew Wasserman

 

In the East Room:

Gilbert Stuart’s Washington, John Singer Sargent’s Roosevelt

 

In the Green Room:

Sargent’s Mosquito Net, John Marin’s Circus, George Peter Alexander Healy’s painting of Adams and Polk and Louisa Adams by Stuart

 

In the Red room:

Martin Johnson Heade’s Sunrise, Bricher’s Castle Rock Nahant, more portraits by Stuart and Healy

 

In the State Dining room:

Healy’s portrait of Lincoln

 

In the Ground floor corridor:

Healy’s Millard Fillmore portrait, Thomas Ball Daniel Webster sculpture, a craftsman chair attributed to Samuel MacIntire, and Charles Hopkinson’s portrait of Calvin Coolidge

 

In the private quarters:

William Glackens Pavilion at Gloucester, and two Maurice Prendergast’s paintings, Boston Harbor and Revere Beach

 

More examples in the collection and in storage such as: Augustus Saint-Gaudens bronze bust of Lincoln, John Henry Twachtman’s oil painting, Captain Bickford’s Float; Henry Hobart Nichols painting, Gloucester Dock; and Worthington Whittredge oil painting, Thatcher’s Island off Rockport, MA.

 

Several artists are represented by more than one piece. How does the White House collection work? It is unusual for the White House to accept art by living artists. There are more than 450 works of art in the permanent collection. New art enters the collection after its vetted and is restricted to works created at least 25 years prior to the date of acquisition. For the public rooms, the Office of the Curator works with the White House advisory committee, the First Lady serves as the Honorary Chair, and the White House Historical Association. The private rooms are the domain of the First Family. Works of art from collectors, museums, and galleries can be requested for temporary loans and are returned at the end of the President’s final term. The Obamas have selected contemporary art, including abstract art, from the permanent collection, and borrowed work for their private quarters. Besides the Hopper paintings and John Alston’s Martin Luther King sculpture, they’ve selected art by *Anni Albers, *Josef Albers, Edgar Degas, Jasper Johns, Louise Nevelson, *Robert Rauschenberg, Edward Ruscha, and *Alma Thomas. * indicates works that have been donated to the permanent collection. The Obama Administration upgraded the website so that anyone unable to visit in person can have open access. I encourage visits to the website https://www.whitehouse.gov/about/inside-white-house/art. I love the diverse rooms and all the interconnected doors such as the splendid Green Room installation with the Marin and the Jacob Lawrence activating the threshold.

 

My gratitude to Chris Pantano, Office of the Mayor, Gloucester, MA,  and the Office of the First Lady and the White House Office of the Curator for various courtesies shown to me while I prepared this entry.