Cape Ann Museum is Free to All Cape Ann Residents During the Month of January!

Cape Ann Museum Director Rhonda Faloon shares the following message:


Happy New Year! I’m hoping you will share this with our Cape Ann
community. We want to be sure folks know that admission is free to all Cape
Ann residents this month and we don’t want anyone to miss the “Portraits of
a Working Waterfront” exhibition which closes on February 1. Please let me
know if you need more info.

All the best, Ronda


Final chance to see “Portraits of a Working Waterfront”

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to announce free admission for all Cape Ann
residents during the month of January. This is a wonderful opportunity to
visit (or revisit) the timely exhibition “Portraits of a Working
Waterfront,” which closes on February 1. The exhibition features 71
portraits by photographer Jim Hooper. The large-scale photos – ranging from
single subjects, to groups of two, three, four and more – are of men and
women involved in the shore-side and off-shore groundfish fisheries at the
present time in Gloucester, Mass. Presented in partnership with the
Northeast Seafood Coalition, the photographs offer a look at a wide range of
individuals – your family, friends and neighbors. In conjunction with the
Working Waterfront exhibition, the Museum will be hosting a number of
interesting programs in January:

Gallery Talk – January 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Artist talk with photographer Jim Hooper. Reservations required; call
978-283-0455 x10 or email

Family Fun Day: Fishing Families of Gloucester January 10, 10am to 3pm.

A program offering school-age children a chance to explore the bygone world
of the Gloucester dory fisherman and to welcome the new 10’7″ dory to the
CAM Activity Center. Children will have an opportunity to look at the
portraits in the Working Waterfront exhibition and to create their own
family portraits in the Activity Center.

Writing Workshop – January 17 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
This writing workshop is hosted by the Museum in collaboration with the
Gloucester Writers Center. Led by Amanda Cook, the workshop will use
portraits in the special exhibition as well as objects in the Fisheries and
Maritime Galleries to inspire participants to write their stories and
experiences about the working waterfront. For reservations email

Panel Discussion – January 24 at 2:00 p.m.
A discussion focusing on the realities and issues surrounding Gloucester’s
working waterfront today. Moderated by Sean Horgan of the Gloucester Daily
Times, with Al Cottone (trawl fisherman), Viking Gustafson (manager,
Gloucester Marine Railways), Bob Koeller (owner, Seatronics), Ann Malloy
(sales and marketing director, Neptune’s Harvest) and Ed Smith (gillnet,
lobster and trawl fisherman).

Sounds of the Working Waterfront
January 31 at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Composer Robert Bradshaw debuts his original composition inspired by the
sounds of Cape Ann’s waterfront. Reservations required; please call
978-283-0455 x10 or email

Photos from the exhibition “A Portrait of a Working Waterfront.” Jim Hooper.
Digital inkjet prints, 2013. Collection of the Cape Ann Museum. Gift of the
photographer, 2014.


Santiago, Buenos Aires and Ushuaia Video

Here is the second installment of the video record of our recent OAT trip to South America. The earlier segment is posted at

From Santiago, Chile, where art adorns the subway, to Buenos Aires, with its contrast of old and new and its lively political climate, to Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world and jumping off point for Tierra del Fuego National Park, we embraced this portion of our trip as a prelude to the great adventure of visiting Cape Horn and and the Chilean fjords.

Chelsea Berry & Tony Goddess on Curtain Up with Aurelia Nelson tomorrow (SUN) 9AM on 104.9

Our friend Aurelia Nelson just keeps the local stars coming on her fascinating North Shore 104.9 radio show Curtain Up and tomorrow (Sunday) is no exception.  Local singer/songwriters Chelsea Berry and Bang-A-Song Studio owner Tony Goddess will be Aurelia’s guests.  Worth getting up to listen in at 9am!

Here’s an example of the excellent results Chelsea & Tony got collaborating on Chelsea’s latest solo CD:

New Year’s Eve in Rockport with Cape Ann Big Band featuring John Rockwell and Renee Dupuis and What Time Is It Mr. Fox @ The Shalin Liu.

Cape Ann Big Band with Renee Dupuis and John Rockwell 

What Time Is It Mr. Fox?

This was the first time going to NYE In Rockport. I got my button and went straight to The Shalin Liu. I moved around a bit. Got a seat right away in the balcony then asked if it was ok to move down to the main floor. It was excellent. Twenty dollars for a button and I got to see two great shows at the same venue. There was music all over the small town of Rockport and all kinds of festivities. I was happy,so there was no need to venture out. Make sure to check out  the website next year to see what’s happening. You will be glad you did! >

Herr Merci makes their debut tonight @ The Rhumb Line…Crazy good line up, so it’s gonna be wicked good!

Herr Merci

Herr Merci will be throwing down some psychedelic rock at the The Rhumb Line in Gloucester, MA. Herr Merci is a newly formed ensemble of some of the most rockin’ jam band musicians the North Shore has to offer:
Dan King – guitar
George Hall – guitar
Brian O’Connor – vocals
Lori Perkins – keys
Peter Koeplin – drums
John Newcomer – bass (and the ultimate misfit)
Show starts at 9:30. No cover!


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