Mackerel Fishing 1943 Out Of Gloucester Aboard The Alden, Fishermen’s Memorial Service and More

Thanks to Jo-Ann Castano for forwarding me this link

Click the picture below to view the slide show of 83 photos located at the Library of Congress


Out of Africa Continues this weekend!


Out of Africa Gallery Talk and Exhibit

Oct 8, 6 pm, Gallery Talk_Out of Africa

77 Rocky Neck Avenue
Madfish Warf on Rocky Neck
East Gloucester, MA 01930
United States
978 283-6856 or 914 469-6983
click artist names in RED for Web Links

October 7 to October 10, 2011

Gallery Talk for 6 pm, Saturday, October 8. 

The Out of Africa Photography, Oil and Pastel Painting exhibit to continue October 7 through 10 at the Wendie Demuth Photography Gallery on Madfish Warf on Rocky Neck along with a gallery talk and discussion on Saturday night, October 8th at 6 pm. Landscape/ Travel and Wildlife Photography talk by Judith Monteferrante and Rich Seeley and discussion of sketching and painting on safari by Roger Salisbury. Comments by Wendie Demuth.

Due to the overwhelming turnout of the Opening of the Out of Africa exhibit on Sat. September 24th the artists were unable to give their scheduled gallery talk. The gallery talk and presentation has been rescheduled for Sat Oct 8th at the Wendie Demuth Gallery. The Out of Africa Exhibit at the Khan Gallery extended thru October15th.

Event created by
  Judith Monteferante Photography

Save the Date- CAT for the Dogs, Nov. 17th

Save the Date: November 17th The Cape Ann Theatre Collaborative Presents “Sylvia” by A.R. Gurney. This performance will benefit the Gloucester Dog Park. Tickets can be purchased for this event at The Weathervane on Main St and at Animal Krackers in both Gloucester and Rockport. 

The Cape Ann Theatre Collaborative’s November performances of “Sylvia,” by A.R. Gurney tells the tale of a dog named Sylvia who endears herself to Greg, deep in mid-life crisis, while he plays hooky from work in the park. Once Greg brings Sylvia home, the love triangle of Greg, Sylvia and Greg’s wife Kate begins to our howling delight!  

“Sylvia” is slated for performance at the Gorton Theatre, home of Gloucester Stage Company,East Main St., Gloucester, November 11,12,13 and November 17,18,19 and 20. The November 17th benefit performance ($25) unites CAT and dogs in support of the Gloucester Dog Park. To reserve tickets at the door for CAT performances ($20) call 978-325-3153.

For Full Press Release: CAT dog press release

Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show Teaser

Photos by Elinor Teele

Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show

Annisquam Village Hall
34 Leonard Street, Gloucester
Saturday and Sunday
October 8 & 9
10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Weather is going to be gorgeous, so it will be a great weekend to visit Annisquam and check out all the beautiful creations at the Annisquam Arts & Crafts Show.
Also, don’t forget to come by Rocky Neck and check out the great end of season sales going on through Monday.
E.J. Lefavour


Draconid Meteor Shower This Saturday night

Annisquam Arts and Crafts, The Artisans Studio Tour, then Rubber Duck and crew do the Rotary Club Wine tasting this Saturday at Shalin Lui. But that ends at 8PM. What’s a duck to do?

The Draconid Meteor Shower baby!  Some astronomers are predicting a pretty decent meteor shower storm. Cape Ann weather for the weekend is predicted to be cool and crystal clear. Look to the north. You might also check them out Friday and Sunday.

OK, so there is a bright moon and the peak meteors are supposed to be in Europe but Rubber Duck will be out on the granite pile in Halibut Point looking towards Isle of Shoals. (Homie is just helping RD point in the right direction.)

Artober Opening This Saturday October 8th At Bodin Historic Photo

Fred Bodin writes-

Artober Opening This Saturday October 8th

This Saturday from 6 pm to 10 pm we’ll be having Artober Open House here at the gallery. There will be light fare and seasonal refreshments. Gallery painters Jean Byrd and Kathleen Miller will be showing new work, as will my sister Painter Barb. I’ll also have my historic and contemporary photos on display. Pop Gallery across the street will be holding Pop-Tober Fest with October Ales and more. Join us!

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From Lat 43: Thank You for making Celebrate Gloucester 2 a Terrific Event


Latitude 43 would like to thank our vendors and supporters for their help, donations and participation in making our Celebrate Gloucester 2 outdoor theater café for Newell Stadium a huge success.

For the generous donation of his lot for our expansive cafĂ©, Vito Giacalone and the Giacalone brothers at Fisherman’s Wharf.  For orchestrating setup and heavy lifting, Danny Normand. For lighting and electrical, Roy Spittle Electrical. For the entertainment, the hype, the screen, and the idea itself, Joey Ciaramitaro.  For all around construction and setup wizardry, Ed Collard.

For seamstress services on the projection screen and warming up the crowd with delicious  hot chocolate, Sister Felicia.  For putting in a very tough day of hauling tables after a late football game on the line, Michael Falzarano. For lending us tables, Cape Ann Farmer’s Market. For donating additional tables and chairs, Taylor Hedges at Event for Rent.  For food and beverage donations, our vendors Ryan and Wood, Merrimack Valley Distributing, Intershell, Halibut Jack, Kinnealy, Sysco, Sid Wainer, Arrow, MS Walker, United, Horizon and  Shaheen. For providing posters to illustrate stadium plan, Dan King. For their help, through their offices, in making the permitting process a “breeze”, the Gloucester Licensing Board and Rosalie Nicastro at the Board of Health. 

For the last minute poster hanging and promotions, Rob Parsons, June Steele and David Amero.  For media coverage and a serious call to action with the inclusion of the Gridiron Greats awards ceremony to fill the cafĂ© with GHS football stars and their families, Matt Burke and the Gloucester Daily Times. And for coming out on a cold night to watch a great show for a good cause, the people of Gloucester.

The warmth and commitment expressed by the generous outpouring of help and support made it an event worth repeating.  We are very grateful to work in such an amazing community.

The Bandit Kings playtime w/the Eureka Birds! Tonight @ 9:00 ~ Minglewood

Eureka Birds ( at 9pm
“The apocalypse has never sounded so catchy.”

Bandits ( at 10pm
“For the love of Gawwwwwd, please keep making music.”

Your Friday October 7 just got even better…
free • 21+ • Minglewood • 25 Rogers St • Gloucester, MA
(where all those clam shacks are)

This is It! The Last Weekend for the Kahn Studio/GMG Gallery


This Is It!

The Last Weekend for the Kahn Studio/GMG Gallery

This Colombus Day weekend is the last weekend for the Kahn/GMG Gallery until next year. I think I have 4 small Paintings framed and one unframed left. Any Framed painting will be $60.00 any size. the unframed one will be $35.00. All drawings framed or unframed will be 20% off.

EJ has some of her Beautiful Paintings, Prints, “Did You Know” Book and her popular Fishermans Calendar at Discounted prices available.  Also Joey C. and Sharon have some Awesome Photos Available. And don’t forget Paul Morrisons Pottery. All at Discount prices. If your interested just drop by the Gallery at the Madfish Wharf on Rocky Neck. Tell EJ  I sent you.

Kahn Studio/GMG Gallery

77 Rocky Neck Ave. G3 Madfish Wharf

  12 to 8pm Until Columbus Day

Here’s a few of mine that are available:

Tied up at “Fisherman’s Wharf” Gloucester

Sharpie Sketches;


W. Robertson Davies Quote of the Week From Greg Bover

October 6, 2011
“The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealised past.”

W. Robertson Davies (1913-1995)


The son of a Canadian senator and media mogul, Davies received a degree in literature from Oxford University, then returned to Canada to a career of writing essays, plays, criticism, and especially novels, including his widely celebrated The Fifth Business, a Jungian exploration of magical realism and the world of the spirit, which he followed with The Manticore and World of Wonders, forming his much admired Deptford Trilogy. His stylish literary output continued with the Toronto Trilogy, (The Rebel Angels, What’s Bred in the Bone, and The Lyre of Orpheus.)  Davies was also a sought-after speaker and won awards for his literate humor. He was a finalist for the Booker Prize in 1991, but died before he could complete the last book of a third trilogy.

Greg Bover

Misuraca Annual Wine Stomping Party

John and Sandi Misuraca, and Anthony “Minute”Milletelo held their Annual wine stomping Party on October 1st 2011. The grapes were flown in from California, this year they made Pignot Gris. (Photos by Roseanne Cody)

Click pn the photo below and enjoy the slide_show.

seARTS Wearable Art Awards


Viewer’s Choice Awards & Recognition Awards as Wearable Arts Group Marks 5th Year at "Celebrate Wearable Art!

For the first time, seARTS honored seven Cape Ann artists and business owners who have contributed in unique ways to the growth of Wearable Art on Cape Ann.  These Cape Ann residents were all honored at Sunday’s "Celebrate Wearable Art!" event held at Bass Rocks Golf Club.

Creative Main Street: Together these three have given nearly 100 years to our community:

Mahri, Manchester. In recognition of 40 years in Business in downtown Manchester and for your dedication to craft, the business of art, and to the community.
Kathie McCarthy, London Ventures, Rockport. In Recognition of 37 years in business in downtown Rockport and for your dedication to artists, the business of art, and to the community.
Beth Williams, Gloucester (20 years in business). In Recognition of 20 years in business in downtown Gloucester and for your dedication to craft, the business of art, and to the community.   
Design & Fashion Leadership: Sigrid Olsen, Mary Hughes & Caro-Gray Bosca (SideStreet Gallery)

Overall Dedication to Wearable Art:  Kate Seidman, (Art Room Boutique) Claire Sanford (Top Dog Studio)

                                                  Viewer’s Choice Awards

After a successful runway show featuring local and invited designers, the audience voted for their favorites in three categories and the results were as follows:

Most Creative Table (designed by exhibiting artists), sponsored by Cape Ann Savings Bank went to Beth Williams, Gloucester, whose table was completely adorned in glass. Honorary Mention in this category went to Marlene Cann, Manchester who created a runway on her table, with purses as the "models."

Favorite Fashion Designer Award, sponsored by Rockport National Bank went to Jennifer Greeke, (Gloucester) for her Harpy Fashion 2011 collection and Honorary Mention to Shayln Webber of Boston who presented the Lichen Collection.

Favorite Runway Artist Presentation, sponsored by Eliason Law Office & Scanzani & Associates – went to Julia Dusman, NYC for three neckpieces from her collection, with Honorary Mention, sponsored by Tom & Maryann Kiely awarded to Beth Williams for her neck art piece called "Electric Murano."

Click here for bios of selected recognition award winners. 

Our thanks to the following individuals & organizations, who have made the Viewer’s Choice Awards possible to award participating artists for their outstanding creativity:

Most Creative Table -1st Prize:  Cape Ann Savings Bank
Fashion Designer Award: Sponsored by Rockport National Bank
Honorary Mention Fashion: Sponsored by Eliason Law Office and Scanzani & Associates
Runway "Artist" Award-1st Prize: Top Dog Studio
Runway Honorary Mention: Maryanne and Tom Kiely  

Beth Williams Accepting Awardjennifer greeke dressJULIA DUSMAN NECKLACEMahri Accepting AwardMARLENE CANNS TABLE