Congratulations to Donna, Joey, Bridgette, James, Tom, Deborah, E.J., Audi, and all our Good Morning Gloucester friends for a terrific show! Open until 9pm tonight and Saturday and Sunday.

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IMG_7755 (1)Donna, Tom, and James

IMG_7732A.J., Anna, and Mayor Sefatia

Cape Ann TV’s Lunch & Learn Series: Lighting for Interviews with Ted Reed

On Wednesday, April 27th from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM Cape Ann TV will be hosting a demonstration by professional video producer, Ted Reed, on how to properly light an interview. Ted will go over fundamental practices for lighting an interview to help you gain creative control over your lighting setups.

Ted will be conducting his demonstration using Cape Ann TV’s BRAND NEWlighting equipment.  Cape Ann TV recently invested in a Fillex field lighting kit with three mini-fresnel LED lights, 3 C-stands, and flag kit. “This additional lighting equipment perfectly compliments our existing equipment. Now our members will have total control over their lighting setups,” said Cape Ann TV Executive Director Erich Archer

Ted Reed Bio: Ted Reed has been writing, producing, shooting, directing, editing, (and eating, drinking  and sleeping) television and independent documentary production for decades. A longtime resident of Cape Ann, and winner of thirteen Emmy awards, Ted also taught filmmaking workshops at Tufts University, Boston University, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Endicott College, and the Boston Film and Video Foundation. He has worked nationally and internationally on news specials, magazine shows, documentaries, webcasts and corporate films as well as hundreds of TV commercials.  “One thing I’d like to see is everyone who wants to find their inner filmmaker to go ahead and make their movie,” he says. “You can make a commercial or a feature film with your phone, so why not?” His most recent work can be seen on his website,

We hope you can join us on Wednesday April 27th at noon for some lunch and learning!  Space is limited for this event; please RSVP to to reserve your spot!

Lighting Set up

Art Education on Cape Ann is Available for Young and Old

Give a child an experiential gift
in the Montessori Art Kitchen

Local Artists

East Gloucester
Creative Montessori Based Art Classes
ages 3-7 with Colleen Apostolos-Marsh

978 648 0601


Montserrat College of Art
Offers Summer Art Workshops
in June & July in Beverly MA

Montserrat College of Art’s Continuing Education Department is offering 15 different week-long art classes (+ 1 weekend & 1 evening class) for adults through the Summer Immersive Program in June and July on Montserrat’s campus, 23 Essex Street, Beverly, MA. The workshops are open to the public.

Discounts apply if registered before April 10.

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The Summer Immersive Program is designed to allow participants time and instruction to explore new skills or subject through short-term, credit, PDPs and non-credit classes. Classes and workshops include:

  • Digital Photography: Seeing like a Camera
  • Deepening your Relationship with Painting & Drawing
  • Psychological Portraits
  • Figure Painting
  • Creative Letterpress Projects
  • Fabricated Steel Sculpture
  • Video Shorts
  • Drawing Basics Intensive
  • Solar Plate Etching
  • Encaustic Painting
  • Experimental Film Intensive
  • Weaving a Sculptural Narrative
  • Collage
  • Abstract Drawing
  • Exploring Self-Portraits
  • Mixed Media Drawing & Painting
  • 2D Animation 

Montserrat’s diverse Summer Immersive courses are ideal for adult art enthusiasts of all backgrounds and professions to make the most of this summer learning new skills and insights. The program allows its participants to devote part of the summer to art in the unique environment that only a working art college can offer.

The instructors hail from Montserrat and beyond, and are nationally and internationally recognized artist-educators who form the core of the unique, summer community of adult learners. Their expertise combined with small class sizes ensures an unforgettable experience. Affordable accommodation and optional evening activities foster a residential community of individuals who share the creative spirit and commitment.

Montserrat is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Education as a Professional Development Provider. All courses are eligible for PDP awards.

For more information about the offered courses, instructors or to register, visit: or contact Montserrat’s Continuing Education Office at or 978.921.4242 x1202.

Discounted rates are offered to
educators, seniors and Montserrat alumni.


LIFE IS GOOD t-shirt drawn by your kid

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April 15-22 join Art Haven and Life is Good Drawing What Makes Life Good? national t-shirt design competition for kids

  • For kids ages 4 to 12 years old.
  • April 15th and April 22nd at Art Haven, from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm.  Drop in as you wish.
  • Art and drawing supplies provided by Art Haven.
  • Parent or guardian must accompany the young artist.
  • Submission and Parental Consent forms provided by Art Haven.

Heaven over Essex Marsh

Heaven Over Essex Marsh
Heaven Over Essex Marsh

This is a spot I’ve visited a number of times, just waiting for the perfect view to photograph.  One morning I really didn’t want to get out of bed at 4am but I knew a storm had come through the night before and the cloud cover might be interesting so I dragged my butt over to Essex and wasn’t disappointed!  Of course I got there and the sun hadn’t started to rise yet…it was just cloudy and grey, but it’s amazing how in a span of 15 minutes a scene like this can unfold before your eyes.   This is one of my favorite photos of last year and a 16 x 20 canvas print is one of the prints available at the Art at the Schoolhouse this weekend so stop by!  Thanks to James and Anna at Cape Ann Giclee for their expert printing of this canvas!

Frankie Gwynne @Francruptcy and @Joey_C Will Be ON @NorthShore1049 at 8:45AM This Morning Talking Bikini Speedo Dodgeball


Frankie Gwynne and I will be on 104.9 Radio Show With Dana Hersey and Mugs McGonacle Friday Morning at 8:45AM promoting The Good Morning Gloucester/ Farm Bar and Grille Bikini Speedo Dodgeball World Championships To Benefit Camp Spindrift, listen in for some laughs.

For More Information and Crazy Pictures and Videos Visit The Event Page-

2016 Bikini and Speedo Dodgeball World Championship

And Don’t forget to come to En Fuego Tonight To Watch The Debut of Craig Kimbereley’s Epic Dodgeball Movie from Last Year’s Event and mingle with your favorite Bikini Speedo Dodgeball Stars.