Hey Joey, I am Roger Porter
I am a Big fan of GMG love seeing all the images around Cape Ann.
I thought you might like to share these images I took last night of the Annisquam Lighthouse with Venus and the Crescent moon reflecting earth shine and this image I took at Lanes cove of the Orion, Flame, Running man and Horsehead Nebulae.
Another favorite subject for all seasons.
Sawyer Free Building Committee is meeting at 4pm January 11, 2017 to discuss schematic design, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC grant opportunities), and ready another presentation. At 6:30pm they’ll give a second public presentation with the building team. (Today’s Gloucester Daily Times article by Ray Lamont has more information: Commish Questions: Library board presenting proposal at community forum Wednesday night) Below are photographs from the January 4th meeting for coporators and other invited guests. The library’s building committee and the new building team gave a presentation and fielded comments and questions. Attendees expressed both support and dismay. Like the schools, it’s a big topic. There are similarities: seeking a matching state grant, steep building compliance requirements, same project manager as West Parish and architects as West Parish. Questions and concerns can be directed to a communications consultant engaged by the library who will help to connect you with answers. There was a scrumptious catering spread from Willow Rest. I liked the artisan flatbread school of fish display. Melissa and the Willow Rest team are so creative.
The current North Shore Magazine gives a shout out to Beverly Library for being rather library-ish, “unlike a lot of libraries, it’s quiet.” Plus more interior photographs of the Boston Public Library.
Balancing and balance
Prior post: Proposed building plans. Plus universal access, consolidated archives and digitization
I chased from Madison up to Monroe until it jumped into and out of someone’s back yard.
I’m looking forward to seeing work by artist and dealer, Ken Riaf, showing Saturdays and Sundays at Jane Deering Gallery, 19 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, just across the street from his own Law and Water Gallery, 18A Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA.
Cape Ann Museum and the Hive are on the same block, and then there’s Trident Gallery and Cape Ann Art Haven just a skip away at the intersection of Main Street and Pleasant. The Hive has just announced their new winter classes: Foundations of Drawing class Wednesdays; Watercolor Studio: Basics of Watercolor Painting class on Tuesdays; Painting Studio all levels class on Wednesday evenings; and Ceramic Studio with Ruth Worrall on Thursdays. Register for the Hive’s upcoming classes here.
It’s a frosty high tide on the Causeway this morning. There’s a sheen of ice over the river creating some pretty reflections. Days like this I wish I brought my big girl camera with me 😀
Under Wraps! Wicked Pissah and all of her friends look awfully cold under their winter shrink wrap. I think “Sweet Dreams” may be dreaming of calm seas and warmer days!
How many days until summer?
Please join Marilyn this Saturday, January 14th, from 1 to 4pm, for her painting reception at the Beverly Farms Library, located at 24 Vine Street, Beverly Farms.
I sent this image but it may have gone to your personal email. Just wanted to share this painting with you. It’s the mixologist at Short & Main. Feel free to share with your readers and the folks at the restaurant. The painting will be available soon at the Charles Fine Art Gallery, 196 Main Street Gloucester. Here’s my website info: www.elicedrone.com
Forget Cape Cod — visit serene Cape Ann, soon to star in a Hollywood movie
Salt hits the back of my throat. As I step out of my car, I suck deeper on the icy sea air. Freezing waves crash below me as I gaze out towards the Atlantic from Gloucester, an old fishing settlement on the New England coast, while the sun slowly drops below the horizon.
In the distance is the glimmer of the Eastern Point lighthouse, the last sight of home for many Gloucester fishermen before they sailed into the vastness of the ocean. Dotted around the harbour are small wooden houses from which fishermen’s wives would look anxiously into the bay.
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