GMG Solar Energy Information Series With Tim Sanborn, Yhanna Coffin and Malcolm Henderson

Watch the interview with artist Yhanna Coffin, Malcolm Henderson and Tim Sanborn-


Do you want to put solar on your house and make money?

Fill out the form and I’ll have lifelong Gloucester resident Tim Sanborn from Cazeault Solar call you to go over your options for free.  He installed ours and hundreds others and every single person I’ve spoken with that’s done it LOVES IT!



Check out Yhanna’s Art on her website-

Link here-



The Gloucester High School Docksiders jazz band will host their annual Swing Dance at Gloucester City Hall on Saturday, May 18 at 7 p.m. General admission is $5; snacks and beverages will be available.

This will be the Docksiders’ last concert of the year, so don’t miss it! Come to dance or just sit and enjoy an evening of spectacular music while supporting and celebrating these talented young musicians!

This Weekend in the Arts 05/10-13/2019

Rockport Art Association & Museum’s Experimental Group Opens Eleventh Show 

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TerryDelPercio_30x40_A Kinder Universe_M_M

The Rockport Art Association & Museums Experimental Group opens its eleventh group exhibition, “Unexpected No. Eleven” at Charles Fine Art Gallery, 196 Main Street, Gloucester, MA 01930, 978.559.7762. This juried show features artworks of both the RAA&Ms artists and contributing members. Works on view in the exhibition range in medium to include paintings, mixed-media, graphics, sculpture, digital art and photography. The exhibition runs from May 11 through May 31, with an Artist Reception on Saturday, May 11th from 5-7 pm.  Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 1-5 pm, Saturday and Sunday 1-6 pm, or by appointment. Closed Monday.

The Experimental Group is a creative forum, its main mission is to increase public awareness and to foster self-expression by bringing artists together to explore and share ideas that cultivate creative freedom. The EG is encouraged and supported by the Rockport Art Association & Museum. 

If you would like more information about the exhibition, would like to schedule an interview and a walk through, or need additional promotional images please contact: Nella Lush, Experimental Group, Chair, 978.886.4582 or via email 

The Rockport Art Association & Museum (RAA&M) is one of the oldest and most active art organizations in the country. The Association has a long and distinguished history that has spanned 96 years.



Johnny Blue Horn tonight! Dave Sag’s Blues Party 8:30pm @ The Rhumb Line 5.9.2019

Thursday 8:30pm ~Dave Sag’s Blues Party w/Mr. Johnny “Bluehorn” Morricone headlines our show Thursday night. Master blaster of the Trumpet and fodder for all things blue. A killer singer and top-notch honkist.

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Backed up with the fabulous Ricky “King” Russell on catarrh

and the ubiquitous Ed Scheer on drums.

Everybody sings, everybody plays and you-all dance. How’s that sound? Be there!


40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
(978) 283-9732

Last chance to catch Part I of A Turning Point group art exhibition at Jane Deering Gallery- Part II coming May 18th

Last chance to catch  Part 1 of A turning Point | The Contempoary Landscape at Jane Deering Gallery,  ideas from select regional and international artists about the environmental impact of man-made and natural disasters as that distinction crumbles (the unnatural natural disasters), beauty and life.

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Young Suh wildfire (california) series 2009



Installation views of this solid group show:


Where Part 1 is generally more focused on land, Part II pivots to water,  and opens with a public reception May 18th* from 4-6pm.

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Erma Wheeler Quarried Waters, 1997, watercolor on paper (22×28 inches / 30×36 inches framed)


*Mark your calendars: public reception for Once Upon a Contest Selection from Cape Ann Reads at TOHP Burnham Library in Essex is earlier that same day, may 18th, from 10-noon.

“The land will sustain us and beauty will thrive, if only we pay attention and heed.” Read the gallery’s press release for Part II below: Continue reading “Last chance to catch Part I of A Turning Point group art exhibition at Jane Deering Gallery- Part II coming May 18th”

Gloucester Public Schools Arts Festival

2019 Gloucester Public Schools Citywide Arts Festival

Saturday, May 11, 2019


I know for sure that the annual Gloucester Public Schools Arts Festival is a favorite yearly event for many, many families.  With a perfect combination of both performance and visual art….and with the work and artistic creativity of each school in the district represented….this is truly a special event.   There will be both live performances and art displays for all to enjoy at the Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester’s City Hall, and the Sawyer-Free Library.   The day’s events will kick off with a Proclamation by Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken at 11:15 at City Hall and will continue until 4:00 pm.

Please also stop by and put your stamp….well, fish….on the collaborative Koi Fish art project that will be taking place between 12-2 in the courtyard of the Cape Ann Museum.

All three venues are within easy walking distance of each other….helping to make this event as easy as it is wonderful!

Please refer to the information and schedule provided in the official press release below…and we hope to see you there! 

Gloucester Public School Arts Festival on May 11th to celebrate the artistic creativity and talent from students in every school in the District.  Event sponsored by the Gloucester Education Foundation.

Gloucester, Mass., — The annual Gloucester Public Schools Arts Festival is celebrating the talents of Gloucester students with another extensive downtown event, featuring art and performances from children in every school in the Gloucester Public School District.

The annual Gloucester Public Schools Arts Festival takes place on Saturday, May 11, 2019 and is a showcase of student visual and performance art, including painting, ceramics, photography, woodworking, theater and music from every school in the district. This celebration features art and performances from children in every school in the Gloucester Public School District. Art will be on display and performances will take place throughout the downtown area — in City Hall, Sawyer Free Library, and the Cape Ann Museum.

All are invited to participate in a collaborative art project—making Koi fish creations with paper – that will take place from 12:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Cape Ann Museum courtyard.

 If you go…

What: Gloucester Public Schools Arts Festival

When: Saturday, May 11, from 11 am to 4 pm (see below for a schedule of events)

Where: Sawyer Free Library, City Hall, Cape Ann Museum

2019 Gloucester Public Schools Arts Festival Schedule of Events

(subject to change)


Cape Ann Museum:

12 noon – 2 pm          Community Art Project – Creating Koi Fish with Paper (Courtyard)

Rain Location:  Sawyer Free Library – Main level (near elevators)

12:15- 12:35               Veterans’ 4th & 5th Grade Chorus “The Gleeful Eagles” (Auditorium)

12:40 – 1                     GHS Chorus Performance (Auditorium)

2 – 2:30                       GHS Theatre Program Performance: Selections from Mamma Mia!  (Auditorium)

City Hall Auditorium:

11:15                           Proclamation by Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken

11:30 – 12 noon          Mad Hot Ball Demonstration (District 5th Graders)

12:05 – 12:30              Recorder Performance (District 3rd Graders)

12:35 – 1                     Ukulele Performance (East Gloucester & Plum Cove 4th Graders)

1:05 – 1:35                  Dancing Through the Decades with Sarah Slifer Swift of MAGMA

1:35 -2:35                   GHS Engineering Department Interactive Demonstration

3 – 3:25                       O’Maley Chorus and Stage Band Performance

3:30 -4                        GHS Docksiders Performance

Sawyer-free Library:

12:30 – 1                     Music, Song & Dance with Sound Harbor – Session 1 (Friend Room)

1:30 – 2                       Music, Song & Dance with Sound Harbor – Session 2 (Friend Room)


All Day Visual Art Displays

Cape Ann Museum:

  • Gloucester Pre-School
  • Beeman – Blue
  • West Parish – Green
  • Veterans’ – Red

City Hall:

  • O’Maley Innovation Middle School (Auditorium)
  • Art Haven (Auditorium)
  • GHS Cabinet Design (Auditorium)

 Sawyer-free Library:

  • GHS Visual Arts, Clayworks, Photography (Matz Gallery/First level)
  • East Gloucester – Black (Mezzanine)
  • Plum Cove – Purple
  • West Parish – Green




Tulip Fest

Last weekend I noticed Nichole Schrafft had the Tulip Festival Open House at The Stevens-Coolidge Place in North Andover as one of her suggestions for a weekend activity. Tulips are my favorites and I was intrigued so off I went. It’s a small property with an historic house and gardens. Several families were in attendance enjoying the nice morning. I will say it was more “Open House” than “Tulip Festival”.

The historic house was quite interesting and the gardens were lovely and well kept.

BUT it was no tulip fest in comparison to our own boulevard in all its glory. Make sure you go down, wander among the beds and bask in the brief beauty of our tulips! Thanks again Generous Gardeners! Now here’s a tulip fest:

Get your hands dirty with Backyard Growers!

Cape Ann Community

Backyard Growers BUILD Day (1)

We need your muscle power! 💪

Backyard Growers’ 10th growing season is off to a great start – in spite of the weather! For our BUILD Day 2019, we’re making a final push to build new garden beds for families and seniors around Cape Ann so that they can enjoy their own fresh veggies this summer and into the fall. But we can’t do it without you! WE NEED YOUR HELP to build these garden beds.

Interested in joining the party? Meet us at Backyard Growers HQ (271 Main Street) in downtown Gloucester at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 11, ready to get your hands dirty, make a difference, and have an awesome time! Rumor has it it’s going to be SUNNY🌞, too!

Where: Backyard Growers HQ, 271 Main Street, Gloucester, MA

When: Saturday, May 11, 9 am – 1 pm

Click here to let us know you’ll be there!

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Maritime Gloucester Spring Lecture Series concludes this Thursday 5/9/19 at 7pm

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Evelyn Ansel closes the series with “From 1 to 18,006: highlights from the Haffenreffer-Herreshoff digitization project at the MIT Museum”
About this Event
The Spring Lecture Series presents “Leading Ladies: Defining the Discussion of Maritime Science and History”. This series will tell stories of exploration, science, research, historical preservation, adventure and the working waterfront from the perspective of the women who engage and lead in these issues every day.

Over the past two and a half years, the collections team at the MIT Museum has been working to digitally capture the entirety of the Haffenreffer-Herreshoff collection. The Haffenreffer-Herreshoff holdings consist of some 17,000 artifacts from the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, formerly of Bristol, RI. These original plans, drawings, notebooks and correspondence date from the 1870s through the 1940s and represent the full breadth of HMCo.’s output during its years of operation. The digitization project developed in concert with the exhibit Lighter…

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