Deb Clarke Gets Her Winter Art Show Ready!

Gloucester Artist and Regular Contributor to GMG, Deb Clarke will be having an Exhibit and Sale of her Works at The Random Arts Gallery in Magnolia during the month of December. Here are a few Photos of the set up. More Photos and Information coming soon!

$25 drawings. will remove these from the wall and sell them from clipboards. signed, no frame, no mat.

This is what I accomplished yesterday at Randomarts in Magnolia.  Today I will re-hang and adjust the lights.  the wall space gets smaller and smaller everytime I look at my work.  the backwall has my ‘new’ work:  the drawings from this past year.  need to get some putty to keep some of the work from ‘moving’ on the wall.  small detail of my favorite work follows.
4 mixed media ‘drawings’ with oil and leaf on 5×5″ panels.  definitely need sticky putty to keep these from wobbling.  selling all work unframed.  folk can spend as much money or not on frames.  and get the art at a very affordable price.  these panels will be under a hundred.  still working out prices.
best to all,
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2010 Gloucester Lobster Trap Tree Built In A Day

Decorating of buoys for the tree will take place at Art Haven on Dec. 10th and 11th from 10am-4pm with the official lighting at 5:00 pm on the 11th. Feel free to call for more information.    978 283 3888


winter-banner Overboard

The award-winning Boston-based a cappella men’s singing group Overboard will be performing in Gloucester again  – this time a holiday concert with special guests on Sunday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m., at the Meetinghouse in the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church on Middle Street.

            Overboard was last on Cape Ann in July, when the six-member group, directed by Nick Girard, staged a five-part concert series at the Unitarian Universalist Church and built a local following.

            “We are thrilled by the reception we got in Gloucester , and the wonderful acoustics in the UU church make our performances there even more exciting,” Girard said .

            Formed in 2006 as a street performance group, Overboard quickly built its reputation in concert venues throughout New England and in five recorded albums. The group’s most recent album, Help!, was issued earlier this year with reinterpretations of over 40 Beatles songs and sounds and 23 original arrangements.

            Help! has been nominated for two Contemporary A Cappella Award honors and for eight other A Cappella Community Awards.

            Overboard’s holiday album Tidings was nominated for Best Album in last year’s Contemporary A Cappella Awards holiday album competition, and “We Three Kings,” a dance remix track on that album won top honors for Best Holiday Song.  

            Renowned among musicians and audiences for its acoustics, the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church, built in 1805, is recognized by the National Register of Historic Places and an iconic landmark on the city’s skyline. The church is at of Middle and Church Streets, one block off Gloucester ’s Main Street/West End shopping district.

            Tickets for Overboard’s Dec. 5 Gloucester concert are $10 ($5 for students or seniors) and are available at the door.

Rocky Neck Goes Downtown

Rocky Neck Goes Downtown

Meet the Artists Reception: Saturday, Dec 4, 5 to 8pm

Rocky Neck comes to downtown Gloucester for its sixth annual winter exhibit and sale from November 26 through December 23, 2010 at 130 Main Street in Gloucester. The public is invited to a Meet the Artists reception on Saturday, December 4, from 5 to 8 pm, featuring tastings from your favorite local restaurants including Passports, the Topside Grill and Espresso Italian Grille.

The special focus of this exhibit is great art on a small scale to give or enjoy. The show will feature painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, ceramics, and jewelry by members of the Rocky Neck Art Colony.

Hours: Mon. thru Wed., 10 – 5pm, Thurs. to 8pm, Fri. & Sat., 10 – 5pm, and Sunday, 12 – 5pm.

Artists Ruth Mordecai and Yhanna Coffin on Gallery watch on Opening day

Artist Ruth Mordecai on Gallery watch opening day

To check out more of Ruth’s and Yana’s Work click the links below

Paul Morrison’s Warm Up Omelet At Passports

Paul sensing he was in for a long day of work helping erect the Lobster Trap Tree went all in on this omelet at Passports.


I maintain that Passports has the best homefries in Gloucester. 

Some of my other favorite Gloucester breakfast’s

Crab Cakes Bene at Sugar Mag’s- my #1 Gloucester Breakfast

Best Homefries- Passports

Breakfast Boats- Georges Coffee Shop or Anadama French Toast

Sclafani’s Pizza at 9:00AM

Apple Cider Donuts –Willow Rest

Pleasant St Tea and Coffee Co Egg/Goat Cheese/Pest Croissant

Lone Gull Café Americano with a toasted sesame bagel

Cape Ann Coffee Egg/sausage croissant

Last Stop Variety Blueberry Muffins

Charlie’s Place Fried Dough

Baking Cookies An All Day (and night) Family Affair At Sista Felicia’s

They started at 9:00AM, got into the booze at 1:30PM and finished up at 10:30PM.

Over 50lbs of flour over 15 lbs of sugar.  Table upon table filled with holiday cookies of various shapes, sizes and flavors.  True teamwork in the insane cooking marathon that is Sista Felicia’s Christmas Cookie Baking Day. Video tonight!


The 2010 Gloucester Lobster Trap Tree Is Up- David Brooks Has Some Words of Thanks


A special thank you to all involved with the 2010 Lobster Trap Christmas Tree. The tree isn’t as big as last year but It certainly is a beauty. Standing around 30 ft. topped off with a lobster trap star. Its a sight to behold. If you haven’t seen it yet make sure you do. Location: Gloucester Police Station Plaza 197 Main St. Decorating of buoys for the tree will take place at Art Haven on Dec. 10th and 11th from 10am-4pm with the official lighting at 5:00 pm on the 11th. Feel free to call for more information.    978 283 3888

Traps came from the following fisherman:

Scott Horne, John Symonds, Jay Gustaferro, Kevin O’Malley

Special Thanks to Volunteer Builders:

Ed Collard, Paul Morrison, David Brooks, Russell Hobbs, Daniel Brooks, Donna Ardizzoni, Rick Moore, Alex Bigger-Allen, Shane O’Neill, Theon O’Neill, Vicotor Quesada, Iris Quesada

Also Thanks to media from:

Joey Ciaramitaro  (Good Morning Gloucester),Desi Smith  (Gloucester Daily Times), Masao Okano and Yuichi Watanabe (Cape Ann TV)

more video coming later