submitted by Scottie Mac-
Crows nest painting
1st painting Perfect storm 2017
Part of Cape Ann Plein Air competition at North Art Assoc.
2nd painting Thursday Oct 10 at Crows nest
Sat. & Sunday Oct 12&13
The storm surf at the breakwater today was quite a sight.
Photos from 10:00 this morning, about half an hour before high tide.
A GMG reader asks Joey about the colorful night lights on city hall and compliments Good Morning Gloucester:
“Thanks for all the work you do on the blog and podcast, and welcome center. I love the blog so much because of how funny and enthusiastic it is, and I always look forward to learning more about Gloucester. My friend and I were wondering, is there a story about the colored light on city hall at night? Sometimes there’s a pattern of colors, sometimes just one color. Do the colors have a meaning or is it just for decoration? We figured you’d be the person to ask, if anyone knows! Thanks a lot, hope you’re having a good day.” – Oliver
City Hall Clock Tower Illumination
Thanks for the great question, Oliver. The pretty City Hall clock tower lights are illuminated to recognize special causes, organizations, events and holidays. They were instituted by Mayor Romeo Theken and her administration. The City Electrician with Gloucester DPW installed an LED system which is outfitted with changeable color lenses. Requests for commemoration come to DPW through the Office of the Mayor.
The Mayor’s Facebook page may announce new lights and/or news articles related to a cause. The lights are fun to decipher: green for St. Patrick’s Day, rainbow cylce for Gay Pride, Fiesta trio, and so on.Who remembers the first color lights occasion?
update: Enza Taormina clerk from the Office of the Mayor relayed that this month, October 2019, the tower lights are ” purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.”
The surf was greater before and after high tide today which is unusual.
These artists will be exhibiting throughout 2020. Ila Prouty, Nancy Kwant, Gloucester students, Where Is It?, and the Art Auction are all group shows. Other exhibitors will have solo exhibitions.
The Matz Gallery is part of the Sawyer Free Library at 2 Dale Ave, Gloucester.
January: Paul Neilly – paintings
February: Fred LeBlanc – b&w photographs of schooners
March: Ila Prouty – paper bags/ skin color project
April: Nancy Kwant – Mothers Writing Group Poetry on windows
May: Student – art various mediums
June: Where is it? – photography
July: Isabelle K Brown – painting
August: Mike Cengami – acrylic on tar paper
September: Art Auction
October: Juni Van Dyke – painting
November: Olga Hayes – watercolors
December: Leslie Heffron – paintings and drawings
From Colorado, Minnesota, Connecticut
Family from Delaware enjoy the waves at the lighthouse
This kayak went right out with the waves and tide. This was on Magnolia Landing.
Emidio Silva created a special garden modeled after many gardens on the island of Pico Azores. This creation was created right here in Gloucester Massachusetts. The video was created by Antonio Faria a very talented videographer of life in the Azores and now visiting the US. The video is in Portuguese but you can see all the love Emidio and his wife have put into this gem of a garden here in Gloucester.
We also were very fortunate to have Emidio give us a personal tour of his garden.
Enjoy the video by Antonio Faria.
I was at the Beauport for a luncheon yesterday and watched out the window as the waves started to roll in. They were still little….but they were coming.