Oscar Wilde Quote of the Week from Greg Bover

“Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes.”

Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)  


Born in Dublin to intellectual parents, Wilde was a leading light of the Aesthetics Movement, which included Whistler, Pater, Swinburne and Waugh among others, and celebrated beauty for its own sake rather than the social uplift it might provide as championed by Ruskin et alia. Better known for his incomparable satiric plays such as The Importance of Being Earnest, Wilde’s sole novel was the darkly Faustian The Picture of Dorian Gray. Although very successful as an essayist and lecturer, he died penniless in France after being jailed and then hounded from England for his sexual preferences. His last words, perhaps apocryphal, as he lay on his death bed surrounded by creditors: “Well gentlemen, I seem to be dying beyond my means.”

Greg Bover

Super Fun at Super K’s Birthday Party!

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seARTS celebrates 8th Annual Art Loan @Bass Rocks Show at Opening Reception May 28, 2015

The Society for the Encouragement of the Arts (seARTS) proudly announces its eighth year in partnership with the Bass Rocks Golf Club for the Annual seARTS Art Loan Program. This year’s show presents works by 19 regional artists at its opening reception on May 28th. The opening provides a chance for seARTS members along with the general public to view the works and meet the artists in this wonderful and picturesque setting.

The program is a year-round exhibition, showing and selling the work, and since its inception artists have sold nearly $15,000 worth of artwork through the program, netting more than $10,000 to the artists in the show. The fresh and bold work of the 2015 show balances a body of returning artists with new, introducing the space to completely new genres of work.

Eastern Point Lighthouse at the Golden Hour Deb Schradieck Watercolor, 19
“Eastern Point Lighthouse at the Golden Hour” by Deb Schradieck ~ Watercolor, 19″x22″

Among the newly enrolled artists are Charlie Carroll, Matt Cegelis, Anne Marie Crotty, Janel Houton, Eva-Lynn Loy and Marny Williams. Returning to the show from previous years are Katherine Coakley, Anne Cowman, Rob Diebboll, Susan Guest-McPhail, Mary Forte Hayes, Leslie Heffron, Michael Oleksiw, Ron Pruett, Patricia Yarborough Reed, Judy Robinson- Cox, Ruth Schneider, Deb Schradieck and Marilyn Swift.

Responsible for the show’s thoughtful and lively selection of art is this year’s jury, consisting of Manchester resident and Rockport gallery owner Bruce Johnson, photographer Paul Cary Goldberg, auctioneer and art/antiques dealer Michael March and Central Street Gallery director Alison Rowell. The jury will award honors that will be announced at the event. Awards are sponsored by Manchester-by-the-Sea’s Nor’east Frameworks, Artemis Custom Framing of Gloucester, and Hershey Frame Shop of Rockport.

Jurors Bruce Johnson, Michael March and Alison Rowell will hold a panel discussion about the art work and their selection process, followed by a question and answer session with the audience. (Paul Cary Goldberg is unable to attend.) seARTS is pleased to welcome art historian Judith Curtis as panel moderator. Judith, the author of Rocky Neck Art Colony, 1850-1950, will also give a talk: “For the Love of Light; Cape Ann as a Painter’s Destination.”

Details of the Evening:
Date: Thursday, May 28, 2015
Time: 6:00-8:00 PM
Location: Bass Rocks Golf Club, 34 Beach Road, Gloucester, MA, (978)-283-1866
Please RSVP by leaving a message at (978) -281-1222 or emailing info@searts.org
Event is Free & Open to the Public
Light Fare & Cash Bar
Raffle of Gift Basket, Generously Donated by Local Merchants

seARTS Cape Ann, a registered 501(c)3 is a coalition of artists, art lovers, cultural institutions, businesses, and municipal organizations, all working together to improve the economic base for the arts and the larger Cape Ann community. In 2013 seARTS launched a new website where there is a robust section about the Art Loan Program and the works that have been on display. Find out more about this signature program and more at www.searts.org.

You’d Be Crazy To Not Take Advantage of This Red Sox Package

I know that I’m super fortunate that my boys have had the opportunity to experience some pretty awesome days at Fenway Park and with the Red Sox, but I also know that it can be REALLY difficult to score tickets that don’t break the bank…never mind actually feed the kiddos while you’re at the game.

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A great deal for families! Bring the whole crew out to Fenway Park to watch the Red Sox take on the Twins. Courtesy of our friends at Aramark, $75 buys 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, and 4 sodas.*

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Fishtown Horribles Parade Committee is hosting a fundraiser Saturday May 30th at O’Malley school

The Fishtown Horribles Parade Committee is hosting a fundraiser Saturday May 30th at O’Malley school parking lot from 9am to 2pm.

The Touch a Truck event has been a great success for us and we hope to continue this streak.  All the proceeds go directly to the operational cost of the July 3rd Parade.

There will also be a Chowderfest with some local restaurants participating.

We are a nonprofit organization that needs the community’s help in our quest to put on an exciting Parade each year.

Thank you.

David Harvey, Treasuer

Fishtown Horribles Parade Committee


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