Reception tonight! 𝘖𝘯𝘤𝘦 𝘜𝘱𝘰𝘯 𝘢 𝘊𝘰𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘴𝘵 authors and artists at Sawyer Free library #GloucesterMA

Once upon a Contest: Selection from Cape Ann Reads 




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This Weekend in the Arts 8/16-19/2019

Winslow Homer and Women’s Bathing Practices

Saturday, August 17, 10:00 a.m.

Coolidge Point: The Thomas Jefferson Memorial, 9 Coolidge Point, Manchester, Mass.

$15 Historic New England and Cape Ann Museum, $20 nonmembers


The Cape Ann Museum and Historic New England invite you to take a fresh look at Winslow Homer’s seaside paintings. Join Elizabeth Block, PhD, senior editor at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, for a discussion of Homer’s paintings within the context of women’s bathing, dress, and hair practices of the early 1870s and as an extension of the artist’s early magazine illustrations. Following the lecture, enjoy the waterfront Coolidge Point grounds. Light refreshments provided.

Presented in conjunction with the special exhibition Homer at the Beach: A Marine Painter’s Journey, 1869 – 1880, on view at the Cape Ann Museum from August 3 to December 1, 2019.

Coolidge Point is open to the public for events and special programs in 2019.

For more information visit or call 978-522-5540.

Reserve tickets and information about a partner lecture with the Cape Ann Museum

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Joan Snyder Lecture at the Cape Ann Museum
“A Conversation with Joan Snyder and Molly Snyder-Fink”

A collaboration between the Goetemann Artist Residency of the Rocky Neck Art Colony and the Cape Ann Museum

Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA

Reception following the talk

Free and open to the public. Reservations suggested:
On line at or by calling 978 283-0455, ext. 10

“Proserpina”, 2013. Oil, acrylic, paper mache, poppies, rice paper, dirt, charcoal on linen. 48 x 120 in. Joan Snyder

The Goetemann Artist Residency of the Rocky Neck Art Colony and the Cape Ann Museum are collaborating to present “A Conversation with Joan Snyder and Molly Snyder-Fink” at the Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant Street, Gloucester on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 2:00 PM.  Joan Snyder and her daughter Molly Snyder-Fink will be in conversation about her work and accompanied by images. The event is free and open to the public with a reception following the talk. Registration for seating is suggested on line at or by calling 978 283-0455 ext.10. 

This special program inaugurated in 2008 invites a nationally known artist to speak at the Cape Ann Museum followed by a four-day workshop.  This year the workshop is being held at the Montserrat College of Art studios.

Joan Snyder is a national treasure.  She has without question stood her creative, inventive, personal ground with the great painters of the last 50 years.  Her work is very much about her lived experience and being accessible to the viewer. Snyder, well known to the art world, has been honored as a Guggenheim Fellow, National Endowment for the Arts Fellow and MacArthur Fellow. Her work is currently on view in an exhibition “Epic Abstraction” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.  Snyder first gained public attention in the early 1970s with her gestural and elegant “stroke paintings,” which used the grid to deconstruct and retell the story of abstract painting. By the late seventies, Snyder had abandoned the formality of the grid. She began more explicitly incorporating symbols and text, as the paintings took on a more complex materiality. These early works were included in the 1973 and 1981 Whitney Biennials and the 1975 Corcoran Biennial.

“Take 5” , 2017, Acrylic, clay, dried flowers on panels, 10 x 19.75 inches. Joan Snyder

“The functions of Ms. Snyder’s art, first and foremost, are to further the tradition of painting and to explore the most serious aspects of the human condition; to connect us not only to one another and to nature but to ancient rites and myths. She reminds us that no matter how modern and civilized we are, art can still be raw, primitive and talismanic. Without apologies or decorum, Ms. Snyder’s work awakens all of the things still wild within us.”Lance Esplund. “Lady of the Wild Things”. The Wall Street Journal, April 27,2011, p. d6

About the Goetemann Artist Residency and the Distinguished/Artist Teacher Program

Founded in 2005 by Gordon Goetemann, the Goetemann Artist Residency fulfills his vision to bring artists both to be inspired by and to enrich the community. This program brings artists from around the world to spend one month in a live-work studio at the Rocky Neck Art Colony in Gloucester, MA.

Inaugurated in 2008, the Distinguished Artist/Teacher (DAT) is one of several programs of the Goetemann Artist Residency, all are part of the Rocky Neck Art Colony. RNAC has welcomed many distinguished artists to this program to give a talk at the Cape Ann Museum and then to lead a four-day workshop. This is the second year that the workshop will be at the Montserrat College of Art.

The DAT workshop is sponsored by the Geoffrey H. Richon Co.



Multiple opportunities to hear the spiritual, healing and soulful music of Jonah Littlesunday.

Offering live concerts for the first time in New England at multiple venues:

♥ August 16 at the Rocky Neck Art Colony in Gloucester, MA

♥ August 15 and 17 at the Manchester Community Center Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts

♥ August 18 the Saltonstall Mansion in Peabody MA

Discounted Advance Tickets are on Sale Now, while supplies last. Tickets can be purchased on-line at Eventbrite. For off-line tickets, contact Karen at 978.283.4258 or email:

Here is some of Jonah’s special interest story – 
  • In one interview – “Jonah Littlesunday uses his flute as a healing tool. He uses it to pray for children, elders, hospital patients and injured animals.”
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Kristy’s Hair Salon back in Magnolia

Kristy’s Hair Salon had burnt down along with Magnolia Pizza many years ago in that devastating fire on Fuller Street.  Now Kristy’s hair salon is back.  The salon is located at 15 Lexington Avenue, Magnolia, Gloucester, MA.

She is very happy to be back.

Descendants Sail Free on Adventure

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Are there schooner fishermen in your family tree? Not just those who fished from Adventure’s dories, but any schooner. If so, you and your family members can sail free of charge with us on Sunday, August 18, from 2 – 5 pm. It is a great opportunity to experience some of what your forefathers went through to put bread on their tables and fish on tables across the country. Bring the kids so that they can see a little of what made Gloucester what it was then and is today. Join us for the afternoon and share your family stories with others, help raise the sails, and learn some family history.

Call the Adventure office at 978 281 8079 to sign up today, space is limited.


Jon Ross Tonight! Dave Sag’s Blues Party @ The Rhumb Line 8:30pm 8.15.2019

Thursday – Dave Sag’s Blues Party~Aug15 Jon Ross, John Cameron and Chris Anzelone  New Orleans, here we come.

Thursday at Fred’s Palace, the one and only Jon Ross. An amazing musician, he plays bass, gootar,  and drums, most notably with Commander Codeine + his Lost Planet Airheads.An incredible player!!  Plus John Cameron, local crabinet designer and Keyboard millipede pokes his fingers at you. Along with Broomful ‘o Blooz drummbler Chris Anzelone, suono buoni! It’s gonna be fun!

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Steak sandwiches on the @WeberGrills Q

Northeast BBQ

First sauteed up some onions and set them aside.

Trimmed out a couple of Porterhouse steaks that were on sale at East Gloucester Stop and Shop.


Liberal SPG (salt/pepper/garlic) seasoning and whipped up some garlic butter for the buns and sriracha mayo for the topping.


Grill to 120 degrees internal for edge to edge rare steak.


When steaks are close to being done toast the brioche rolls with garlic butter.


Slice the steak thin and layer on the toasted bun.


Add a dollop of sriracha mayo and the sauteed onions.




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O’Maley Free Performance Friday

Cape Ann Community

Please Join Us For Our

 End of Summer Celebration of Learning 

When: Friday August 16th, 2019

Where: O’Maley Innovation Middle School Auditorium and Gym

When: 12:00 noon – 2:00 PM

*Performing Arts Musical Review to start right at 12:00*

Light Food and Beverages will be served

This is a FREE Event

Help us celebrate the end of our summer programming!

…and sign up for O’Maley Academy Fall Programs!

Special thanks to the Open Door Food Pantry, Children’s Family and Friend, The WellSpring House, And The Massachusetts Migrant Education Program for their support of this event

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