How majestic to see the towering masts of the Columbia in our harbor during Schooner Fest!
On Saturday the waves were so amazing, plus the sun and blue ocean.
The preview and silent bidding for the annual art auction is open through September 30th! Come see what work 67 generous artists and supporters have donated this year to help raise money for the Friends of the Sawyer Free Library. The art is hung salon style in groups on the five walls of the Matz Gallery just inside the Gloucester Lyceum Sawyer Free Library entrance.
Leave a bid now or LIVE at the auction. Collen Hogan-Lopez shares how on behalf of the friends group: HOW TO BID IN THE SILENT AUCTION (3)
THE ANNUAL ART AUCTION — now a big fundraiser for the Friends — is coming! Check these dates, mark them on your calendars — Support your library by purchasing a painting!
SILENT AUCTION: Starting on Tuesday, September 3, in the Matz Gallery you’ll find the beautiful art works of local artists which they’ve so generously donated to the Art Auction. Clear instructions on how to bid on your favorites included in the attachment! Visit, enjoy and bid! Closes on Monday September 30th at 5 PM.
LIVE AUCTION : Wednesday, October 2, –Starting at 6 PM PREVIEW PARTY — refreshments, and live music by Jeannine Lynch.7 PM Live Auction begins. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted. Join us in this fun event and get the chance to own these incredible original art works while supporting library programs! – Colleen Hogan Lopez, Friends of Sawyer Free Library
Spoiler alert: stop here for those that like to bid blind and/or guess the artist.
For those who want to know and credit the artists, here’s the checklist I’ve cobbled together from the bid book with more photos of the sixty seven 2019 selections:
1. Noreen Hale, The Annisquam, oil
2. Fred Kepler, Eastern Point Light, oil
3. Nancy Alimonsky, View From Nichols Candy, oil
4. Pamela Burke, October Moon Rising, acrylic
5. Juni VanDyke, Untitled, acrylic w/epoxy finish
6. Peter Reis Sr., Alexandra’s Bread bakeshop, oil
7. Cindy Asard, Rockport Harbor, watercolor
8. Roy McCauley, L’il Mako, oil
9. James Formichella, No Room Between Horses, color pencil
10. Anita Beloff, Beach Dunes
11. Paul George, Thomas Lannon, watercolor
12. James Watson, Lannon and Bluenose, watercolor
13. Dina Gomery, Autumn Field, oil
14. Sandy Scott, Running Buck, etching
15. Susie Field, Rounding the Buoy, acrylic
16. Phyllis Kaplan, Resting, watercolor
17. Olga Hayes, Motif #2, watercolor
18. Ray Crane, Pinky Schooner “Ardelle” off Ten Pound Island, oil
19. Lorwen Connie Nagle, Old Country Door, oil
20. Mary L. Crowningshield, Cottage Garden
21. Don Gorvett, Ice Flower Gloucester Harbor, State Fish Pier
22. Michael De Cosimo, HMS Bounty, oil
23. Patricia McCarthy, The Paint Factory, oil
24. Barbar Kremer, Little River,Gloucester, watercolor
25. Carole Loiacono, Breaking Light over Wonson Cove, oil
26. Bonnie Sylvester, Ten Pound Island, watercolor
27. Phyllis Feld, Quartet, pastel
28. Ann Mchem Ziergiebel, Art Class, watercolor
29. Marie Sweeney, Universalist Church, oil
30. Alyce Wherren, Toward Annisquam,
31. Shiela Farren Billings, Blue Twilight, acrylic
32. Lynda Goldberg, New Experiences, oil and mixed media
33. Linda Lea Bertrand, November Light, oil
34. Susan W. Daly, Sailor’s Stan’s, watercolor
35. Laureen Maher, Birdseye Frozen, oil
36. Marion Hall, Columbia Mayors Race, watercolor
37. Jeff Weaver, Dock Scene, charcoal and pastel
38. Perry McIntosh, Somewhere in Maine, watercolor
39. K.T. Morse, Bass Rocks, oil
40. David P. Curtis, Winds of Change, oil
41. Patricia Doran, Little River, watercolor
42. Peter Tysver, From Good Harbor, oil
43. Paul George, Paint Factory, oil
44. Jude Abbe, Essex Shipyard, oil
45. Danny Mears, Cloudy Valley, colored pencil
46. Mary Rhinelander, Twin Light, Drypoint Monoprint
47. Curtis Wilcox, Bruce Lee’s Enemies, mixed
48. Marny Williams, Epic Lighthouse, watercolor
49. Marianne Thompson, Gloucester Blue, oil
50. Sandra Herdman, Essex Burnham House, oil
51. Marianne Ghompson, Black Bird’s Song, oil
52. Grace Frost, Anchor Lane, pastel
53. Daryl Jackson, Emergence, graphite on paper
54. Mary R. McCarl, Rooster Sunflower Pitcher, watercolor
55. Charlotte Roberts, From T. Wharf, gouache watercolor
56. Lea Donovan Watson, Little Yellow Flowers, collage
57. Jane Wolf, Tall Grass, watercolor
58. Katherine Coakley, Singing Beach, oil
59. Bavaka Robin Berger, Legends of Worlds Locked in Time, mono/mixed media
60. Jerry Ackerman, Moody Blues, watercolor
61. MaryJane Lane, Entranced, acrylic
62. Karen Fitzgerald, Resting Dories, watercolor
63. Coco Berkman
64. Christine Pitman, Mums, acrylic
65. Jess Semeraro, Our Ravens, ink & watercolor
66. Kate Nordstrom, Mom’s Chair, oil
67. Joy Halstead, Cloud 9
The light on the water caught my eye so I stopped for a quick photo.
Gloucester Stage Youth Acting Workshops are designed to provide young people an outlet to nurture their creative potential through developing self-confidence, communication and teamwork skills to use in their daily life as well as introducing them to the skills necessary for professional theatre.
Registration is open for the FALL 2019 Session. Students are divided in classes according to age. The Children’s Class (ages 5-10) meets Fridays, 4:30-6:30pm and Saturdays, 9-11am. The Advanced Teen Class (age 14-19) meets Fridays, 2:30-4:30 pm and Saturdays, 11-1 pm. The Teen Class (ages 11-13) meets Saturdays, 9-1pm. Class size is limited and registration is on a first come basis. For class times and schedules and to register, call 978-283-6688 or visit www.gloucesterstage.com.
I was delighted to find a 1948 Polk’s City Directory for Gloucester at Dogtown Books with the area map intact! I thought you might like a little taste of 1948 Gloucester:
I just love the maps.
City Officers 1948. What names do you recognize? Anyone as curious about the Superintendent Brown Tail and Gypsy Moth , City Forester, Forest Warden’s duties? I’m also wondering about the Fence Viewers (?)
And here’s a fun tidbit from the Gloucester Daily Times June 7 1948. “See history being made before your very eyes.” This post is in memory of my mom, who’s birthday it is today. She would have been 14 and likely been glued to the new phenomenon television.
Join us for an evening with world class jazz musicians, Alex Olsen on keyboards and Sahil Warsi on bass. These accomplished Berklee grads will be performing selections from the Great American Song Book, modern jazz, contemporary blues and R&B. Don’t miss this incredible night of music. Reservations highly suggested. 978.999.5917
Tuesday, September 10
7 – 9:30 PM
Feather & Wedge, 5 Main Street, Rockport, MA 10966