There’s Plenty of Art Events Tomorrow Sunday Sept., 20th

Artist Talk with Copley Society of Art’s Abby Lammers

Join Abby Lammers, recipient of the 2015 Charles Family Cape Ann Residency.

Abby Lammers. Across the Bogs, oil on canvas.

The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present, in partnership with the Copley Society of Art (CoSo), an artist talk with this year’s artist-in-residence, Abby Lammers on Sunday, September 20 at 2:00p.m. in the auditorium. This program is free for CoSo and CAM members or with admission to the Museum. The residency was created by the Charles Family Foundation as a dedication to and promotion of the North Shore and Boston art communities. For more information email or call (978) 283-0455 x10.

 Lammers will discuss her development as an artist with a love of design. She will present her process and touch upon her influences in color and composition. Examples of finished works and sketchbooks will be on display.

“I try to portray a unique vision of my subjects, so that everyday life becomes a little less invisible.”

Abby Lammers, is a native of Missouri and works full time as an artist from her studios in East Falmouth, MA and Rochester, NY. Her work has been featured in numerous group and solo shows at museums, galleries and cultural centers throughout the United States.  In her seventeen year career her accomplishments include acceptance into over 196 national exhibitions and winning over 62 awards.

Cape Ann Museum hosts Educators’ Open House

Bringing local art and history into the classroom.

Image: Fitz Henry Lane (1804–1865). Gloucester Harbor at Sunrise, c. 1850, oil on canvas. Cape Ann Museum. Gift of Judge Lawrence Brooks, 1970. [Acc. #2020]

The Cape Ann Museum warmly welcomes all curious and creative educators to an Open House on Tuesday, September 29 from 4:00p.m. to 6:00p.m. Meet with local teachers while exploring the galleries and learn about the many ways in which the Museum’s collections are being used in the classroom today. For more information, please email Liza Browning at or call (978) 283-0455, x16.

Early in the evening, past and present local teachers will be on hand to share their experiences collaborating with the Museum and Museum Educator Liza Browning. Following tours of the galleries, Senior Researcher Melissa Trafton will guide educators through a demonstration of Fitz Henry Lane Online. This state-of-the-art web-based resource combines a free public catalog of world-renowned American marine artist Fitz Henry Lane’s paintings and drawings, with research into the history of the 19th-century coastal life he portrayed in his works. Former CAM Director of Education Courtney Richardson will join Trafton to model lesson plans that put to use the many facets of this online tool, including original documents pulled from the Museum’s archives – most rarely seen by the public – which offer a fuller understanding of the history of fishing, maritime activity and life along the New England coast. The evening concludes with a wine and cheese reception where teachers will have a chance to share ideas and discuss future collaborations. Educators from schools throughout the North Shore are welcome to attend free of charge.

The Museum hosts field trips and offers classroom visits throughout the year. Museum Educator Liza Browning will be available for question regarding this resource.

The Fitz Henry Lane Online project is generously funded by: Danversbank Charitable Foundation, John H. and H. Naomi Tomfohrde Foundation, Wyeth Foundation for American Art and National Endowment for the Arts.

Last Chance to see

Shaun McNiff: Moments of Solitude
at flatrocks gallery.


77 Langsford St. Gloucester MA
Open Thurs. through Sunday 12-5pm or by appointment
978-879-4683 •


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Rockporters Nichole, James, or Sarah Kelly I would love to know who designed the Rockport Farmer’s Market logo? Is it the same person who does all your gorgeous event’s logos? I think they are all beautiful and especially love the design for the Farmer’s Market.1048077_621736324510649_184966018_o

Ron Gilson Tells Fish Tales Aboard Adventure

Dear Joey,

Here’s a link to a video shot by Henry Ferrini at the most recent Fish Tales, the Gloucester Writers’ Center story telling event. Our pal Ron Gilson, the last living person to have fished aboard Adventure, told his story to about a hundred listeners on deck and on Webster Pier at Maritime Gloucester. We had nine other story tellers and their stories will be available at


Greg Bover

Community Stuff 9/19/15

Gloucester U After-school Program

“ Tuesday Talks” kick-off on September 22 with Jim Unis

GHS 2002, Fishermen Tight End and Defensive End, All American, BC Eagles

Please join us to hear our first speaker, Jim Unis, who will be inducted into Gloucester High School Hall of Fame on September 20, 2015.

“Never has Gloucester football seen a physical freak of nature like Jim Unis. The 6-foot-5-inch, 225-pound defensive end and tight end wreaked havoc on Northeastern Conference opponents from his freshman year in 1998 to his senior year in 2001.“  Gloucester Times, September 2, 2011

Jim was a Boston College football superstar and clearly headed to the NFL. Then the unexpected happened…Come learn about his incredible story. All students and community members are welcome to this event.

September 22nd in the High School Library

Event starts at 2:15 for refreshments

Jim Unis will speak at 2:45 in the High School Lecture Hall followed by a Q and A

Tuesday Talks is an exciting line-up of guest speakers on career/life skills through Gloucester U, the high school after school program

REGISTER ONLINE at or contact Samantha Whitney or Caitlin Kreitman

SeniorCare Annual Breakfast Fundraiser at Lobsta Land

Gloucester, MA. SeniorCare Inc. will hold its annual autumn fundraising breakfast at Lobsta Land Restaurant, located on Causeway Street in Gloucester (Route 128, exit 12) on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $10 per person and include your choice of pancakes, French toast, eggs, or a fruit plate with yogurt. Tickets are available in advance by calling 978-281-1750 or may be purchased at the door. Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit the full spectrum of programs offered by SeniorCare.


Celebrate Wearable Art

Hear from the artists featured in seARTS’ Wearable Art Show

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (September 18, 2015) – The Cape Ann Museum is pleased to present highlights from seARTS’ 2015 Celebrate Wearable Art III show including an expert panel discussion on fashion and wearable art’s place on Cape Ann and beyond. This program will take place on Thursday, October 1 at 7:00p.m and is offered in collaboration with seARTS. Tickets are $10 Museum members/$15 nonmembers. Reservations are required. Please contact (978) 283-0455 x10 or for tickets and reservations. Tickets can also be purchased online at Eventbrite.

For information about the Celebrate Wearable Art III show on September 27, please contact seARTS directly at (978)281-1222.

Whether born, working or living on Cape Ann, the panelists of Celebrate Wearable Art have used their skills in varying ways. Hear from ceramicists, jewelry-makers, fashion designers and metal smiths at the beginning of their careers or some with over thirty years of experience.


The Celebrate Wearable Art expert panel discussion will be moderated by George Summers, fiber artist and retail shop manager for the Boston Society of Arts and Crafts and Gail McCarthy, Arts Editor for the Gloucester Daily Times. Panelists, including Diane K.W., Beth Williams and Jen Greeke will discuss their inspiration, techniques and process. On display will be the wearable art of panelists K.W. and Greeke, as well as Camilla MacFadyen, Richard Crangle and Donna Caselden.


Image: Designed by Gina Russo and Beth Genovese of Sage Floral Studio. Clark Linehan Photo.