Tom Amend Piano Recital


Tom Amend



A Piano Recital

a Program of Bach, Bartók, Haydn and Chopin
Sunday, July 18 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm

St. Paul Lutheran Church

1123 Washington Street

Gloucester, Ma

For more information on Tom’s Piano Recital or for Piano Lessons you can contact Tom by clicking on the links below


Offloading Barnacle Encrusted Lobster Gear For Cleaning

I took these shots with my new cameraphone The HTC EVO.  It tends to over saturate pictures and isn’t nearly as good a camera as my Sony DSC H20 but the beauty of it is that I can take a picture and post it to the blog in mere seconds.  That is how I got you guys the Greasy Pole and Seine Boat results within 30 seconds of each finish beating every other media outlet by many hours and days.

I was sitting on the forktruck (the black bar in the middle is the mast of the forktruck) when I took these shots

click the pictures for the full sized versions




Music Series Coming To The “Meetinghouse in the Gloucester U.U. Church

Hi Joey,

          Here’s a poster and some words about a music series coming to the “Meetinghouse in the Gloucester U.U. Church ”  


Every Friday evening in July (Beginning July 2nd) —  at 8:00 pm — the “Meetinghouse” will be alive with a cappella music.  Overboard is a group of 6 singers who met while attending college in Boston .  They have performed in Boston , the North Shore , and around New England and were nominated for 8 awards in 2010.  Their latest album is “Help.”   For a sample of their music, check out their website ( and take a listen to their work.  We’re sure you’ll be impressed and will be among those who can’t wait to hear them in person. 

            Admission is $10   –   $5 for students and those over 65


Overboard Flyer

Things To Do- YMCA Sailing Program


Hi Joey,
Great blog at GMG, many thanks.  I was wondering if you could remind your readers about the YMCA sailing program in the harbor this summer (as you did last year).  The details are below, and I’ve attached a picture.
Many thanks!
Youth Sailing Camp
Summer Rec Program
Ages: 8-15
Session Length: One week, Monday-Friday
Session offered: 2-10
Time: AM Group 8:00am-11:30am
PM Group 12:30pm-4:00pm
Generations of sailors have gotten their start
and honed their skills in this educational and
recreational program. Your child can safely
explore our beautiful waterways in this fully
certified and licensed camp program. Life
Jackets provided. Program sails from
Harbormaster’s Office at Harbor Loop.
Fee: $105
Location: Habor Loop, Gloucester
Program Director: Katy Milne, 978.283.0470 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting   978.283.0470 end_of_the_skype_highlighting,
Adult Sailing
Summer Rec Program
Ages: 16 & up
Session Length: Four weeks, Monday/Wednesday and
Session offered: 2-5, 6-9
Time: 5:30pm-7:30pm
Treat yourself for a series of great evenings on the
water of beautiful Gloucester harbor. Our certified and
experienced instructors will teach and guide you. All
levels of experience welcome. Life Jackets provided.
Program sails from Harbormaster’s Office at Harbor
Fee: $150
Location: Harbor Loop, Gloucester
Program Director: Katy Milne, 978.283.0470 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting   978.283.0470 end_of_the_skype_highlighting,

One Hour At A Time Gang Notice

From Donna Ardizzoni-


Hi All
Just a reminder about Saturday am.
Time: 8:00 AM
Where: Bottom of Stage Fort Park on the Blvd.
When: Saturday July 3, 2010

Please bring gloves.. we want to make the city shine for the Horribles Parade and the Fourth of July….. It would be great to see as many people as possible so we could get to the Park, Blvd and Main and Rogers..

See you all.

Thanks again… spread the word

Donna Ardizzoni

SUNSET SHOW on the deck at CAPTAIN CARLOS with Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents

WHEN:                  Sunday, July 4th from 4pm – 7pm

WHERE:                27-29 Harbor Loop, Gloucester, MA

COST:                   no cover / all ages

Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents will be performing three sets of girl group standards and originals at Captain Carlos this Sunday, July 4th from 4pm – 7pm.  Sunset show outside on the deck from 4pm-7pm for all ages.

Click photo to go to Captain Carlos

GMG- Inside the Numbers Stats From June 28th 19,585 views

Here are the top ten items that were directly clicked on for June 28th

Anyone know the population of Gloucester?  I believe it’s just over 20,000.  The next goal would be to have more views than the number of people in Gloucester.

Viewership records just keep falling as GMG sees steady increases month after month.

I guess people do like positive stories and you don’t have to write on sensational negativity constantly to have a successful media outlet.


The News From Rocky Neck –From Judy Robinson Cox

On the Neck

THURSDAY, July 1: Nights on the Neck

Three Billy Goats Gruff,You and Me Puppets

  • John N. Morris, author of Alone at Sea: Gloucester in the Age of the Dorymen (1623-1939), will speak about his 10 years of research into Gloucester’s fishing history, a project sparked by a personal quest to learn more about his grandfather, a doryman who was lost at sea. 
  • Marlon Carey is a member of the 2010 Boston Lizard lounge Poetry Slam team. Named Best Hip Hop Poet by the Cambridge Poetry Awards two years in a row, he has been the Boston Cantab Lounge’s "Grand Slam Champion" and performed with the Jeff Robinson Trio. With a blend of eclectic themes, wordplay and wit, Marlon (AKA Inphynit) concocts a magical brew of fun with words.
  • Telescope is two bright brothers out of Boston who sing striking songs in a modern folk style with a hint of rock.
  • Judith O’Hare, You and Me Puppets, will perform Three Three Billy Goats Gruff and Hansel and Gretel. These stories are performed in a small table top theater called a toy theater, with pop-up scenery and small European-style rod marionette puppets. Judith  is the Education Consultant for the Puppeteers of America and is an award winner for her work in Puppetry in Education.

Three Sheets to the Wind, a group of local musicians and Schooner Adventure crew members, are preserving the history of maritime work songs (chanteys) and forebitter songs.


July 1 – 14 : Black & White

The White Wall, Ann Fisk Room, Rocky Neck Gallery

Michael Seif Photography

Martha Wakefield Painting

Robin Colodzin Collage

Mary Rhinelander Prints

Reception: Thursday, July 1, 5-8 pm during Nights on the Neck

FRI, July 2 – July 4: Brenda Malloy: Art & Soul, 51A Rocky Neck Ave.


Please join in a celebration of

Art & Soul

An Exhibition of Artwork by B r e n d a M a l l o y of IMAGINE Gallery

Champagne Reception Friday, July 2nd 5 – 9pm

Gallery Open July 3rd & 4th 12 – 7pm

Kismet Wharf (Next to The Studio Restaurant)

51 Rocky Neck Ave, Gloucester


Weiler Photo Gallery : A Paris Portfolio


The Weiler Photo Gallery Exhibiting “A Paris Portfolio” through August.

Please visit us on weekends or by appointment or check out “A Paris Portfolio” on our website.

77 Rocky Neck Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930

Phone: 978-281-6443    e-mail:


Beaux Arts Ball Auction and Art Donations

The Silent Auction, in conjunction with the annual Beaux Arts Ball, will be held on Thursday, August 12 at The Studio Restaurant on Rocky Neck.

To Donate non-art Auction Item

To donate any Auction Item other than original artwork, Download the Auction Donation Form. fill it out and drop off along with your auction item at the Accommodations on Rocky Neck office.

To Donate Original Artwork

All RNAC artist members are encouraged to donate a piece of work for the auction –100% of the proceeds will go to the Art Colony. A "People’s Choice Award" will be awarded at the Beaux Arts Ball to the attendees’ favorite piece or artwork.

Artwork Requirements:

  • All media is accepted including all 2D, 3D, and fine crafts
  • There is no theme … any subject or style is accepted
  • Two dimentional work should be a square format of any size
  • Work must be completed within the last two years
  • Bring work to the Rocky Neck Gallery by August 4. It will be on display for one week at the gallery prior to the auction.
  • All work must be labeled on the back with the artist’s name, title of work, and medium.
  • "Log-in" your artwork on the Beaux Arts Ball Artwork form available at the gallery.
  • Artwork must be wired and ready to hang

If you would like to submit something or if you have questions, please contact Brenda Malloy of Imagine at 978-282-1346 or

We thank you for your support in this endeavor. The silent auction is the single biggest fundraiser for the RNAC and we greatly appreciate your time and effort to make it possible.

TUE, July 13, 6:30 pm: Rocky Neck Art Colony General Meeting

The next meeting of the Rocky Neck Art Colony will be held on Tuesday, July 13, 6:30 pm at the Rocky Neck Gallery, 53 Rocky Neck Avenue. All members are encouraged to attend.


North Shore Arts Association

The North Shore Arts Association is currently showing its second Members’ Exhibition of the season through August 1st.


Gold Coast by Mark Shasha

Two new Featured Artist Exhibitions will be on display from June 23 until July 11. Mark Shasha’s paintings will be exhibited in the Gordon Grant Room. The Artist Reception will be held Sunday, June 27 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

Pamela Giarratana will display Small Works.


Rockport Drydock by Pam Giarrantana

North Shore Arts Association has a thriving artist membership of over 350 contemporary artists recognized nationally and worldwide. They come not only from Cape Ann, but throughout North America. In addition to the exhibitions, NSAA offers a diverse schedule of workshops and demonstrations, which are listed in the Opportunities/Class section below.

Joseph Flack Weiler Gloucester Portfolio At Topside Grille

Joseph Flack Weiler is now exhibiting his Gloucester Portfolio at the Topside Grill, 50 Rogers Street, Gloucester.

The black and white photographs are made from film negatives and printed with a 1970’s enlarger by J. F. Weiler. The images range in time from 1987 through today. They depict the schooners Adventure, 1988, Thomas E. Lannon, 1997 and Bluenose, 2006. Also included is a selection of seascapes from Bass Rocks.

Many of the images have been made from kayaks allowing an intimate water level view. Changes that have taken place on the Gloucester waterfront over the past twenty-four years are documented in the photographs. Some of the photographs can also be seen at

Opportunities / Classes

image Oil Painting Workshop by Heidi Caswell Zander

B.F.A. in Painting from Rhode Island School of Design
M.A.T. in art Education also from RISD
Certified Massachusetts Artist Educator

When & What: July  7-8-9 Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday   9:30-2:30    

Bring along some lunch, work through or take a break…
There will be a demonstration and viewing of inspiration images for about 1 hour, followed by individual work and on-going input/feed back/ critique, as you prefer. 
We will either meet at my home studio ( 8 Wharf Rd. Rockport-by Granite Pier) or go on location depending on weather, stamina etc. Maybe one day downtown in the village….

Landscape Painting ( i.e. all levels): Come enjoy the richness of oils.  If you prefer to paint in watercolor I can do individualized mini demonstrations  after the main oil demonstration. The  workshop will reinforce concepts and practices in employing compositional structure, color theory, and painting techniques/approaches.
As with most worthwhile endeavors anticipate some challenge and satisfaction.

Each date can be taken as a separate and complete experience though the order of the offerings will support a sequential building of skills and confidence.  All levels of experience welcome. Small class size.
Cost: $65 per day

Where:    Out in the great landscape of Cape Ann

Tidal Edge Gallery • 3 School Street • Rockport, MA 01966

Contact: Heidi Caswell Zander at or 978 869 0474  with questions or to register

Summer Pottery Classes


Cynthia Curtis Potter, 80 Pigeon Hill Street, Rockport (978) 546-6186

CURRENT OPENINGS FOR THE NEXT SESSION: July 5 – August 21, Sign up now!
  • Monday kid’s class with Margie Malley and Sami Steer: 9:00 – 10:30
  • Wednesday a.m. adult class with Cynthia Curtis: 9:00 – 12:00
  • Thursday p.m. adult class with Cynthia Curtis: 6:00 – 9:00             
  • Friday a.m. adult class with Anni Melancon: 9:00 – 12:00

Classes are available to all levels of experience.  Each session covers throwing pots on the wheel, handbuilding, and glazing.  Students work at their own pace supported by individualized instruction.

Private lessons * Independent Study Program * Retail Gallery.

Please call (978) 546-6186  for more information or visit website,


North Shore Arts Summer Workshops

John Caggiano – July 9, 10, 11 – “Painting from the Heart and the Head” This workshop is geared to all levels of artistic ability. It will concentrate on drawing, composition, design, color and value. Caggiano will endeavor to have each student utilize inner talent and perception to grow and develop his/her artistic abilities. The day will begin on location with a painting demonstration that will emphasize the essential elements of composing a successful painting en plein air. Caggiano will then circulate among the group and help each student successfully meet the challenge of interpreting the chosen subject matter. To emphasize a painting principle, mini demonstrations may occur. At the end of the painting day the class will meet for a group critique. Limit 18. www.johncaggiano.

Member $225 Non-Member $255

Dennis Poirier – July 12, 13, 14 – "Color Vibrations in Oil and Acrylic" In this workshop Dennis Poirier works with each individual to establish the simple shapes in a motif and to understand that a good concept leads to good picture making. Students will learn to understand the process of painting on location and gain knowledge of techniques, and the control of the mediums (oil and acrylic). Limit 10.

Member $225 Non-Member $255

Ellen Rolli – July 14 & 15 – “Big Color, Bold Strokes” Acrylic Workshop Artist Ellen Rolli, recently featured in an American Artist Workshop Issue for her bold style and “loosening up” teaching techniques, will instruct in the art of arranging simple still life set-ups and on the second day will discuss outdoor composition and painting. Students will leave this workshop not only feeling educated but truly inspired! Limit 14.

Member $150 Non-Member $170

Susan Daly – July 16 & 17 – “Monotypes with a Plexiglas Plate” Students will savor the “Joy of Monotypes!” in this two-day workshop exploring water-based printing inks, water-soluble oils and watercolor. Daly will demonstrate all mediums as students work from their previous completed paintings, photos or their imagination to create unique images with this hand-pulled process. Limit 10.

Member $150 Non-Member $170

Steve Kennedy – July 19, 20, 21 – “Perspectives – Painting the Streets of Gloucester” *9:30 am-3:30pm Learn how to see light and shade as it relates to architecture, along with a focus on proper perspective and drawing. Paint right on the streets of East Gloucester in this three-day workshop with award winning artist, Steve Kennedy. In a pragmatic, yet appreciative approach, Kennedy wants to bring his students on an exploration of Cape Ann streets as they really are. Limit 15.

Member $225 Non-Member $255

David Curtis – July 21, 22, 23 – “Understanding Light” David Curtis will use his 35 years of plein air painting experience to instruct a plein air oil painting landscape workshop. The focus will be on understanding and interpreting the effect of light on a chosen subject. Individual days will be given to studying and practicing back light and front light and the impact each has on landscape painting. Limit 15.

Member $225.00 Non-Member $255.00

Andrew Anderson-Bell – July 23 – “Landscape Painting in Pastel” This pastel workshop will focus on landscape painting working in the studio from photographs, memory and imagination. Emphasis will be placed on composition, values and light. Andrew will share his different techniques using pastel paper, tools and materials. Students will receive individual attention at their easels, as well as demonstrations and critiques. Limit 15.

Member $75 Non-Member $85

Charles Gruppé – July 30, 31, Aug 1 – “Plein Air Painting” Award winning Artist Charles Gruppé is offering a three-day landscape and marine painting workshop in oil and acrylic. Gruppe shares his unique techniques using a palette knife and brush in a rapid wet-on-wet approach to achieve a controlled, impressionistic style painting. For beginning to advanced students, daily instruction includes individual assistance and critiques. Limit 18.

Member $225 Non-Member $255

Judythe Evans Meagher – Aug 2 – “Color Mixing with a Limited Palette” Award winning artist Judythe Evans Meagher is offering a special one day workshop. While demonstrations will be done in transparent watercolor, the information presented also applies to opaque media such as oils, gouache and acrylics. Students may bring a medium of their choice. Limit 6.

Member $75 Non-Member $85

Lynda Goldberg – August 5, 6 – “Creating Monotypes with an Etching Press” Explore the process of creating monotype (one-of-a-kind) prints on paper. Students will learn general printmaking techniques using an etching press. Incorporating the elements and principles of design students will create prints using natural and man made objects. Students will explore different ways of creating texture and depth on an inked surface. Using the plates created and pulled, students will have the original print, a “ghosted” print, and a third print utilizing what is left on the plate. The possibilities are endless! Limit 6.

Member $150 Non-Member $170

Lynn Loscutoff – August 7, 8, 9 – “Watercolor on Yupo” This workshop is geared towards intermediate and experienced painters or the beginner who likes a challenge. Students will be working on “YUPO” paper, a synthetic coated paper which works in a very organic way. Paint moves and blends and leads to an even greater creative experiences.

Member $225 Non-Member $255

Frank Federico – August 7, 8, 9 – “The Painterly Pastel”  *9:00am-3:00pm Award winning artist, Frank Federico, is holding a three-day plein air pastel workshop. During this workshop, Federico will show students how he focuses on the essence of a landscape or figure, while applying emotional and aesthetically crafted content in the pastel medium. Limit 18.

Member $225 Non-Member $255

All workshops will meet on site at NSAA from 10:00am to 4:00pm unless otherwise noted.

Please register early to insure yourself a place in any of the workshops.  Participants may register and pay online via PayPal by clicking on the ‘Add to Cart’ buttons below each workshop listing or print out a WORKSHOP REGISTRATION FORM and mail it with a check to:
North Shore Arts Association, 11 Pirates Lane, Gloucester, MA  01930

ART on the PIER
Located on the Scenic Gloucester Harbor


SUMMER SESSION: Focus on Drawing and Illustration technique: Portraiture features, Landscape, Still life, Sculpture & Molds: In sessions 1 & 2 Bob will instruct the students in pencil work through illustration and drawing techniques that focus on elements of size, dimension, lay-out, shading, light and darks, facial features for Portrait work and Harbor views sessions. Self portrait work will be covered. Please send in a 5 x 7 photograph of a person or pet. Relief sculpture work and making molds will be covered in session 3. Co-ed Ages 8 – 13 (space limited)

INSTRUCTOR: BOB VIAU: BFA from Mass Art Owner/Artist of STUDIOVO: Commercial and Fine Art Studio 121R East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. (At East Gloucester Marina)


SUMMER Program Sessions: Tuesday and Wed. mornings

Session 1: July 6, 7, 13, 14 : 9:30-11:00 : Portraiture

Session 2: July 20, 21, 27, 28 : 9:30-11:00: Harborviews

Session 3: August 3, 4, 10, 11: 9:30-11:00: Sculpture&Mold

One session $90: Two Sessions $170: Three Sessions $250

10% Family discount off second child

Snacks and Materials Provided. MUST BE 4 Students for class to proceed

Click to Download application or call 978-282-0269