Schooner Festival 2010 from the Paint Factory

Bummer, Captmard beat me to it! He got some great shots from his view.

here’s  just a few of mine from the Paint Factory Road and one from Niles Beach.

Not as many Boats as past years, due to the Storm.


Weiler Photo Gallery “Gloucester’s Schooners” Black and Whites

Joey, Could you please list our  September exhibit.


Caption: Adventure coming home 1988. Captian Jim Sharp at the wheel.

Weiler Photo Gallery

“Gloucester’s Schooners”

Classic Black & White photographs by Joseph Flack Weiler

Hours: Friday thru Sunday 11 am to 5 pm or by appointment

Through September 30th.

77 Rocky Neck Avenue, East Gloucester

phone 978-281-6443

The Parade of Sails Is ON!!!! I Repeat The Parade Of Sails Is On!

It seems that folks are confused and I could see why.

The Parade of Lights which was at night was canceled but today’s Parade Of Sail Is On.

Sunday morning starts with the beautiful Parade of Sail at 10:30am on Western Avenue (Stacy Boulevard, Rt. 127). Don’t miss this chance to see the schooners under sail as they parade by the Fishermen’s Memorial and out past the Dog Bar Breakwater. Then view the start of the Mayor’s Race for the Esperanto’s Cup at 1pm from Eastern Point. A free shuttle will take viewers from Eastern Point Boulevard (at Farrington Avenue) out to the point from 11:30am to 1:30pm. Cape Ann Museum will offer schooner-related docent tours of the Fitz Henry Lane Gallery and the Maritime Fisheries Galleries at 2pm. At 3pm, the Celebrate Gloucester concert, will open with seven hours of Blues, Rock, New Orleans Jazz, Funk, Americana at I4C2 (55 Rogers Street, Rt. 127) on Gloucester’s Harborfront. Celebrate Gloucester admission $15 in advance, $20 at the gate.

Monday will feature the exciting Frame Up! party at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum in Essex. Eleventh-generation shipwright, Harold Burnham, will start construction on a new schooner – the Pinky Schooner Ardelle. The keel will be signed and the first frames will be raised. In celebration of the birth of this new schooner, the Essex Shipbuilding Museum will demonstrate traditional boat building techniques. You will be able to try your hand at steam bending a plank, making a trunnel, putting together and mounting a frame, and a new exhibit will be unveiled. For crews from visiting boats roundtrip transportation will be available: From the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center to the Essex Shipbuilding Museum at 11:30am and 12:30pm. From the Essex Shipbuilding Museum to the Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center at 3:30pm and 4:30pm.

Classic Twin Lights Pale Dry Ginger Ale T-Shirt Now For Sale At Alexandra’s Bread Co

The Ginger Ale was my favorite flavor when we would ride our bikes down to Twin Light Manor and put our quarter in the machine for a soda at the end of our street.  Or at Bass Rocks in the building where they kept the clubs.


More Photos From The Celebrate Gloucester Concert Set Up From Donna Ardizzoni


From3-10PM for more information –

Dear Joey,
You can still get advanced tickets for $15 at Atlantis Oceanfront Inn (great breakfast too) from 7:30am till Noon.  Then at Liquor Locker from Noon until 2pm.  After that tickets are available at the gate for $20.
Over 20 charities have been nominated to receive money raised by Celebrate Gloucester.  DON’T FORGET TO VOTE for your favorite!
See you there.  We’re gonna party under the stars tonight.
2 Grammy Award winners on the same stage in Gloucester.  Perfect Weather.  Amazing Local Talent.
This could be the biggest musical event in Gloucester’s History!

Peter Van Ness

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Ringo Tarr Prepping The Stage

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Setting Up The Stage

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Gloucester’s Own Half Shell

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Donna and Rick- Volunteer Corps

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seARTS Let’s Us Know What’s Up


Update: Bank Gloucester Grants Competition

Bank Gloucester is now accepting votes for its annual

grants competition. You can vote for up to three organizations to receive grants, and we hope you’ll include seARTS. Ballots need to be dropped off in person at Bank Gloucester, 160 Main Street, Gloucester, by October 1.

To download the voting form, click here.  Please write seARTS in the "Other" line, vote for the other organizations of your choice, and drop the form off at the bank at your


Your support is greatly appreciated.

The seARTS Board

"Celebrate Gloucester"


"Celebrate Gloucester" is coming up on Sunday, September 5, from 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM.  It’s seven hours of Blues, Rock, New Orleans Jazz, Funk, Americana — all for $15, in a two-acre field on Gloucester Harbor.  Grammy award-winning Charles Neville of the Neville Brothers, New Orleans singer and bandleader Henri Smith and his band, New Orleans Friends and Flavours, Roomful of Blues, KBMG and Allen Estes will perform, along with local rising stars Inge Berge, Chelsea Berry and Pete Lindberg.
Net proceeds will be donated to The Gloucester Fund. The Gloucester Fund will award grants to nominated projects or charities, and seARTS is on the list of nominees. Voting begins on September 1, and we will send you a reminder with a link. For more information on Celebrate Gloucester, click here.


Save the date for the seARTS Fall Benefit Concert

Featuring Jazz Legend Larry Coryell, Ken Bonfield, & Steve Davison -  three masters of the finger-style guitar, each with unique styles. This benefit will showcase the diverse voice of the guitar as a performance instrument.  Audiences will be delighted to hear the depth and range of American fingerstyle guitar, and connect to the narration and warmth of the performers. 

November 19th, Bass Rocks Golf Club, time TBA.

More details coming soon!

In This E-Blast

heritageHeritage Day Event

Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center

September 4, Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM

Michael O’Leary

The Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center will hold its 7th annual Heritage Day celebration on Saturday, September 4th, from 10 am – 5 pm. The Center’s exhibits and aquarium will be open free of charge throughout the day.

The recently restored 1929 John Alden designed schooner Summerwind will be open for free public deck tours on Heritage Day from 10 am to 4.

The festivities will feature music by Not that Blonde, the acoustic duo of Greta Bagshaw and Bryan Thorp playing a wide mix of folk, pop, & country music. John Morris, author of Alone at Sea, will sign books and talk with visitors from 11 am – 3 pm. Local crafters and master craftsmen will demonstrate their skills and sell their work.

For complete details on all the festivities, click here.

23 Harbor Loop, Gloucester

Tel: 978 281 0470

celticmusicCeltic Music Sunset Sail
Gloucester Harbor
Saturday, September 4
5:00 – 7:30 PM

Michael O’Leary

Celtic Music Sunset Sail

Join Celtic singer Michael O’Leary & Friends for a sailing ‘seisiun’, an evening of traditional songs ‘n tunes aboard the schooner Thomas E. Lannon as she takes a sunset sail around beautiful Gloucester harbor.  The musicians include fiddlers Ramona Connelly and Adrienne Howard, harper/singer Bobbie Wayne, whistle player/singer Fran O’Donnell, piper/whistle player/singer David de la Barre, banjo/bouzouki player/singer Jon Campbell, singer Michael O’Leary

and string players Lin Swicker, Dan Mozell and Linda Abrams.

63 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA
HOW TO PURCHASE TICKETS:  978.281.6634 or

caahclassesRegister Now for Cape Ann Art Haven Fall Classes

Michael O’Leary

With a new Mac computer lab funded by the Amelia Peabody foundation and a colorful new awning comes a new variety of classes at Art Haven this fall. Now offering drop-off classes for grades 3-12 as well as Family Studio time and Adult Classes, there’s something for everyone. Small class fees are charged for these programs, but financial assistance is available.

For a complete schedule of classes and a registration form, click here. For more information call Art Haven at (978) 283-3888 or email

Cape Ann Art Haven

180B Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930

ccgrantsCultural Council Grants Available

September 1 to October 15

Applications are being accepted by the Gloucester Cultural Council for its 2011 Local Cultural Council grants. The Council makes awards to individuals and community organizations for projects in the arts, humanities, and interpretive sciences for events and projects to be completed in the calendar year 2011. PASS grants are also available to public and private schools for student field trips to cultural events and institutions.  Beginning Sept. 1st, applications are available at the front desk of the Sawyer Free Library and at the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Web site:

Completed applications in triplicate must be submitted or postmarked no later than Friday, October 15.  They may be mailed to the Council at P.O. Box 176, Gloucester, MA 01931or returned to the main desk at the library. For further information about the Council’s grant process or for answers to questions about the application, call Council members JoeAnn Hart at 978-283-0390 or Mary Weissblum at 978-282-9971.

olson2Charles Olson Study Group

The Bookstore, Gloucester

September 9, 16, 23, 30

and October 7, Thursdays

7:00 PM

Between Painting and Sculpture, 60" x 40" Ruth Mordecai, 2010

Poetry lovers and those who would like to learn more about the life and work of the internationally acclaimed Gloucester poet Charles Olson are invited to join a free study group at the Bookstore, 61 Main Street in the West End, beginning on Thursday, September 9. Sponsored by the Charles Olson Society and the Bookstore of Gloucester, the study group is open to everyone without charge. It will meet weekly through October 7 at 7 p.m. each evening.

Leading the study group will be poet, editor and teacher James Cook and writer and former Gloucester Times columnist, Peter Anastas. The purpose of the group, according to Cook, is to make Olson’s poetry and prose accessible to participants. "Our special focus," Anastas adds, "will be on Olson’s life and work in Gloucester, particularly ‘The Maximus Poems,’ Olson’s epic poem about the city through history. The only required text for the study group will be Ralph Maud’s comprehensive "A Charles Olson Reader," which is available for immediate purchase at the Bookstore.

Those interested in joining the group are asked to stop in at the Bookstore and sign up or to call at 978-281-1548 to reserve a place.

yhannaExpressive Painting Class with Yhanna Coffin

8 sessions beginning Sept 8th

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Between Painting and Sculpture, 60" x 40" Ruth Mordecai, 2010

Connect to your own Desires, Intuitions and Longings
I will lead you in exerciseseach week.  There will be time to talk about the work and individual help.  

Open to artists and non-artists.

Cost  is $360    Pay all at once or weekly.
Cost includes all materials.  I use acrylics and paper.

Limit:   5 students 
Place:   7 Maplewood Avenue, Gloucester
Register:  Yhanna Coffin 978-281-4808

betts1Cape Ann Symphony, Inc.

Wendy Betts and Priscilla Walter in Recital

September 10, Friday

7:30 – 9:30 PM

Between Painting and Sculpture, 60" x 40" Ruth Mordecai, 2010

Local resident, Wendy Betts, Director of Cape Ann Symphony Singers, will present an evening of music to benefit the Cape Ann Symphony on September 10, 2010, 7:30 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 4 Cleaves Street, Rockport.
Wendy, in collaboration with well known area pianist Priscilla Walter and friends, will combine their talents to present a vocal spectrum from classical to pops. Previous collaborations between Ms. Betts and Ms. Walter have included Emily Dickinson and Victorian Parlor concerts.  September’s benefit concert will include vocal sets of Lee Hoiby and Richard Hundley, and of course music by Brahms, Handel, Purcell and Mozart; as well as sacred duets and selections from American Songbook.

Unitarian Universalist Church

4 Cleaves Street, Rockport, MA
$20 per person.  All proceeds to benefit Cape Ann Symphony.
Please pay at the door.  No reservations necessary.

tavernTavern Night at the White-Ellery House

September 11, Saturday

5:00 – 7:00 PM

Brewer Dylan L’Abbe-Lindquist, Cape Ann Brewery

Join us on Saturday, September 11 from 5:00  to 7:00 p.m. for a momentous evening of musical and culinary delights typical of an 18th century Gloucester tavern. Be the first to taste Cape Ann Brewery’s historic brew, made especially for the 300th anniversary celebration of the White-Ellery House. A special colonial-era music program will be presented by Jim and Maggi Dalton.

245 Washington Street, Gloucester

(corner of Washington and Poplar Streets – just off the Grant Circle Rotary)

Make your reservations today! Space is limited.

$40 prepayment required

Includes 2 beers, dinner, and entertainment.

Reservations are required – please call 978-283-0455, x11 or email

martinArtist’s Opening Reception for Lawrence Martin-Bittman

Local Colors Artists’ Cooperative, Gloucester

September 11, Saturday

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Exhibit Runs from September 4 – 24, 2010

re, 60" x 40" Ruth Mordecai, 2010

The public is invited to a reception for painter Lawrence Martin-Bittman.  This unique artist is presenting a collection of recent still-lifes, figuratives and scenery paintings of Cape Ann. Using vibrant colors and a touch of humor, Martin-Bittman’s artistic creations reflect a unique perception and deep emotional attachment to Cape Ann’s environment and its people. The exhibit will run from Sept. 4 – 24.  
Local Colors Artist’s Cooperative
121 Main St., Gloucester
Hours: Mon.-Sun., 10-6pm

eagleEagle And Dove Ministries
Hosts First Nations Gathering with Dance, Song and Worship

American Legion and Stage Fort Park, Gloucester

September 17-19, Fri-Sun

Registration Deadline: September 10, Friday

Between Painting and Sculpture, 60" x 40" Ruth Mordecai, 2010

"Heal the Land"

with guest dancers Gerard and Peta Roberts

and guests speakers Dr.Iglahliq Suuqiina and Qaumaniq Suuqiina.

Click here for registration information and schedule.

For more information contact Donna Milham at 978-283-9111 or

pleinCape Ann Plein-Air Paintings

Central Street Gallery


Now through October 3

Summer Falls, 16" x 20" by Barbara Levine, Oil on Canvas

Come and see the best of Cape Ann’s plein-air paintings by our 13 award winning artists.

The late summer show continues at Central Street Gallery, 11 Central Street, Manchester-by-the-Sea.

and  runs through October 3rd.

Alison Rowell, Gallery Director.   

Hours : Thursday through Sunday 12 noon to 6.00pm, tel.   978 526-7650

caahCape Ann Artisans Fall Studio Tour

Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, October 9 – 11

10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m

Cape Ann Artisans is celebrating their 27th Annual Studio Tour Weekend. This self-guided tour along the scenic coastline of Gloucester and Rockport presents a unique opportunity to meet fifteen professional artists and see their work in the setting in which it was created. The work represented includes: pottery, painting, sculpture, photography, mosaics, and jewelry. Several of the artists will be demonstrating their working process during the tours. For more information:

Brochures with route maps will be available at the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, the Rockport Information Booth on Rte 127 and at each of the artisans. A bright magenta Studio Tour banner will mark each location.


Marty Morgan

For further information: 978-281-3347

ongoingOngoing Events

Award-winning Painter Susan Kelley

Central Street Gallery, Manchester

The Works of Anthony Thieme

Rockport Art Association

Now through September 8

"Rewind, The Former Fort Point Artists Show"

Fort Point, Boston

Now through September 17

"Views of Rockport" Painting Exhibit

Granite Shore Gallery

Now through September 30

Pottery Classes at Cynthia Curtis Pottery

Now through October 23

Rockport Art Association Sketch Groups

Mondays and Thursdays

Rockport Music: Click here for tickets to exciting September and October musical events.

Downtown Gloucester Block Parties

July through September

Local Colors Artists’ Cooperative

New Works by water colorist Rusty Kinnunen, sculptor Greg Mark, woodworker Darren Taylor and mixed-media and fiber artist Kate Webster. 121 Main Street, Gloucester. Open daily 10 AM – 6 PM.

Local Colors Call to Artists

If you are a local Artisan looking for a way to show and sell your art, Local Colors may be just what you are looking for. Please contact Debara Hafemann at or call 978-283-0407. Local Colors Artists’ Cooperative, 121 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930.