I am very happy to announce that my book of photographs, Tutta La Famiglia: Portrait of a Sicilian Cafe in America, has been published by Lecturis publishers of Amsterdam!
It is a hard cover book, with 60 black & white photographs, and an essay by Frank Viviano.
Books can be purchased at the publisher’s website:
I have a very limited quantity of books available to sell directly. The cost is $40.00 plus $5.00 shipping per book.
Also available: a limited edition of a signed print, 7 in. x 10 in., together with a copy of the book, for $250.00
Please contact me directly for more information:
With great appreciation to you all,
Please come this Monday evening, & share this invitation with neighbors who might be interested in coming as well…
Monday September 30, 6 – 8 pm at Gloucester Stage
Ward 1 City Councilor Scott Memhard & Gloucester Stage Company are pleased to host a neighborhood “State of the City” meeting with our Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken, her CAO Jim Destino, and Gloucester Police Chief Ed Conley. The program is this Monday, 9/3019 in the theater, right on the set of “Native Gardens” at Gloucester Stage, 267 East Main Street, from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
The Mayor and her team will update the community about current City and Ward events and developments, as well as address neighborhood concerns and issues. Among other topics, there will be opportunity to discuss quality of life impacts from pressures of residential & commercial development, the planning and siting for new elementary schools, sea-level rise and coastal resiliency, City infrastructure, budgets and debt, and any other areas of interest, There will be time for questions.
Please join us Monday evening at the Gloucester Stage Company, to talk with the Mayor about the present & future of our City of Gloucester.
On Tuesday afternoon while sitting on the beach after work the clouds were beautiful.
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
Reposting installation views below:
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.
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
Andrew Anderson-Bell – “Layers of Pastel” One-Artist Show
September 29 – October 11, 2018
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 28, 2:00 – 4:00 PM
An exhibition of representational landscape paintings in the medium of pastel by Ipswich artist Andrew Andersson-Bell will open in the Marguerite Pearson Room of the Rockport Art Association & Museum (RAA&M) on Saturday, September 28th with an artist’s reception from 2 – 4 PM. The exhibition will be on view Saturday, September 28 – Thursday, October 10.
Native to the New England area, Andrew Anderson-Bell is a representational landscape artist painting in the medium of pastel. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Andrew initially pursued graphic design and photography. While these remain passions to this day, his interest in painting in pastel was sparked by viewing a pastel exhibition he saw 20 years ago. The immediacy of the medium, the vibrancy of the colors and the diversity of mark making inspired him to pursue a career in pastel painting. Where Andrew lives keeps him in daily contact with the great outdoors, his leading source for artistic inspiration. His paintings offer the viewer the indulgence of a meditative space to contemplate the grandeur of nature and reinforce the notion that even the most solitary and tranquil moments have significance.
Please check out Andrew’s website: www.anderson-bellstudio.com for further information about this dynamic artist.
Damaged Goods: Finding Beauty in the Old, Worn and Damaged
Photography Show by Tom and Judy Robinson-Cox
Marblehead Arts Association: September 28 to November 10
Opening Reception: Sunday, September 29, 2:00 to 4:00 PM
Closing Reception: Sunday, November 10, 2:00 to 4:00 PM
The public is invited to attend a reception for “Damaged Goods” a photography exhibition by Tom and Judy Robinson-Cox at the Marblehead Arts Association (MAA) at 8 Hooper Street, Marblehead MA, on Sunday, September 29 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Damaged Goods explores the beauty in often overlooked objects and structures. Four other photography shows including Marblehead’s Member Photography Exhibition are on view at the MAA concurrently.
About Tom and Judy Robinson-Cox
Tom Robinson-Cox and Judy Hall Robinson-Cox joined forces 33 years ago and relocated to Cape Ann. They had each studied photography in college and have actively pursued it since then. Tom and Judy each have their own distinctive style, though over the years one has influenced the other. The show brings these influences to light and reflects their love of exploration, art, and life on Cape Ann. For more information, call 978-290-2639.
Open Studio and Art Sale
FINAL SALES SEPTEMBER 28TH AND 29th
Cape Pond Ice Company located at 104 Commercial Street in Gloucester
I hope you have been out enjoying your summers and the absolutely spectacular weather we have been given.
I wanted to make you aware of a new project I am involved in, and invite you to attend an Open Studio and Art Sale event I will be putting on all of next month – September 1st – 30th.
The event will showcase my sculptural works and latest explorations in abstract art and mixed media forms. The event will take place in the “Loft Area” of the Cape Pond Ice Company located at 104 Commercial Street in Gloucester (Cool place, yes?).
To give you an idea of the type of work I will showcase during my event, I am forwarding a link to my new CloudBoard Channel below ( instructions as to how to best view the Channel follow the link).
Please call, text or email me to make a special appointment at any time to join the fun at my
Bobbi Gibb 978-273-1552
I hope to see you there!
To view a brief preview of some of my artworks click on:
Phantom Of The Opera With Accompanist: Peter Krasinski: A Pop Up Movie Night at Hammond Castle Museum in Partnership with The Cape Ann Community Cinema
Join us for Phantom Of The Opera! A live piano score by renowned silent film accompanist Peter Krasinski will rattle the rafters and fill you with suspense!
In this classic silent film, aspiring young opera singer Christine Daaé (Mary Philbin) discovers that she has a mysterious admirer intent on helping her become a lead performer. This enigmatic masked presence is Erik, also known as the Phantom (Lon Chaney), a horribly disfigured recluse who lives underneath the Paris Opera House. When the Phantom takes Christine prisoner and demands her devotion and affection, her suitor, Vicomte Raoul de Chagny (Norman Kerry), sets out to rescue her.
Advance ticket purchase: $15, at the door $17.
Tuesday, October 1st. 7pm.
From our friend, Charles Nazarian, Gloucester Meetinghouse Foundation
I added a Cape Ann Community blog entry today about the upcoming classic car show to benefit the Meetinghouse on September 28th. Here’s the link:
Thursday at the Rhumbline: Mike O’Connell and his Squiggletones….again. Seems like he was just here, but through the miracle of personal brain damage he’s back cavorting…and he’s beautiful. Always a great groove and he never drops a beat. With the volcanic Dave Brown on catarrh and the effervescent Frosty “Forrest”” Padgett on skins. 830 to 1130
40 Railroad Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930
Here’s the calico lobster that Mike Tupper landed yesterday at the dock. I bought it and donated it to Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute 🧬 where they will analyze it and hopefully do a gene sequencing study on it to determine what are the specific genes that make it a rare calico lobster. Pretty cool stuff!
Here’s an interview with Tim Sullivan we did when I went to drop it off this morning-
Upon walking outside from Tonno the other night, Paul Horovitz captured this image of some pretty serious texture in the clouds. The more I look at it the more I see.
One of the Trails and Sails events this year is a tour of Cape Pond Ice scheduled for 11 Am This Saturday September 28. We went last week with a couple dozen others and Scott Memhard led a very entertaining tour. Many of the participants were local, and I recommend you stop down if you are available. We are very proud of this company’s history and adaptations to the times.
Purchase a “Gold Card” and support the Fishermen Football Program. For $20 you receive the card and key chain tags which get you discounts at local and out of town places. I got mine two weeks ago and have already used it 4 times and its paid for itself. If interested, reply, I will mail the cards out if needed.