Come On Down, Drink And Be A Part Of The Studio Audience!
Debris from the demo of the 13,500 SF property (and parking lot) on 206/209 Main Street, formerly known as Cameron’s restaurant, is being trucked away from sorted piles, scrap metal here, mixed materials there. Action Inc. and North Shore Community Development Coalition ‘s new apartment building will meld in a few street level commercial spaces. (Read about the latticework of buildings on this stretch of Main here and see photos then and now below. I think it will be both changeless and changing as the saying goes.) I’m confident the charm and great karma of Cameron’s meals and happy celebrations will carry forward for the residents and business owners coming to this corner of Main and Elm.
In the meantime I was delighted to find some (poor) snapshots with my mom inside Cameron’s. I’m sure there are more and better Cameron’s photographs out there!
Inside Cameron’s restaurant 2009, 2010
photo snapshot captions – fuzzy glimpses of Cameron’s restaurant interior on St. Patrick’s Day 2009 (kids playing fiddles now in their 20s!) & 2010. There must be photos out there!
Cameron’s carved eagle salvaged and soaring
The eagle was removed, repaired and painted in 2017 in preparation for a new and most fitting site– flying high for Cape Ann Veterans Services. Who carved Cameron’s iconic eagle sign?
GMG reader David Collins shares the answer about the artist who hand carved the eagle as reported in the Gloucester Daily Times 2017. Carl Goddard of Nahant carved the eagle in 1967.
View on the side
Demo January 17 – 24, 2020
Artist studios across the street will have a front row for the construction progress.
Sun Setting under the Magnolia Pier
ROCKY NECK NOW, 2020: Finding Structure
The Annual Spring Members’ Show
Exhibition Dates: February 13 –March 29, 2020
Cultural Center at Rocky Neck
6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA
Galleries open: Thursday-Sunday, 12:00-4:00 PM
Opening Reception: Saturday, February 15, 2:00-4:00 PM
Artists’ Talk: Sunday, March 8, 3:00 PM
Closing Celebration: Sunday, March 29, 2020, Viewer’s Choice Awards at 3:00 PM
ROCKY NECK NOW 2020: Finding Structure, the highly anticipated annual members show is the opening exhibition of 2020 at the Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC). This year’s theme, finding structure provided the opportunity to display work inspired by or including the use of structure, as a literal or abstract device in any medium. Homes, factories and stairs, lobster pots, ropes and ladders are just a few of the many elements that have inspired generations of artists in the creation of masterful works of art on Cape Ann. The Cape Ann Museum has displayed works by Edward Hopper, Stuart Davis and Jeffrey Marshall that makes use of these devices and other Gloucester inspired iconography. RNAC members now display their exciting new work inspired by many of these same elements.
The exhibition runs for seven weeks beginning Thursday, February 13 and continues through Sunday, March 29, 2020 at the Cultural Center on Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street in East Gloucester. The exhibition features recent work by more than 30 of the Rocky Neck Art Colony’s artists. This show, open each Thursday through Sunday, noon-4:00 PM. in both galleries at the Cultural Center includes a wide range of artistic interpretations with representational, abstract and expressive styles in all media.
The public is invited to celebrate the creativity of RNAC artists at the Opening Reception on Saturday, February 15 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. View the art, meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments, drink and always lively conversation. Visitors to the galleries are encouraged to participate in the popular Viewers’ Choice Award by voting for their favorite work of art. Three artists receiving the most votes will be recognized at the closing celebration on Sunday, March 29 at 3:00 PM. These awards provide the artists and the organization with important feedback from the community.
Some of the more than 30 well-known, RNAC participating artists include John Abisamra, John Bassett, Joan Benotti, Matthew Cegelis, Michele Champion, Yhanna Coffin, Pamela Courtleigh, Cheryl Curran, Jillian Demeri, Loren Doucette, Nancy Dudley, Liz Sibley Fletcher, Dina Gomery, Maureen Holub, Cindy Journey, Jane Keddy, Randolph Kelts, Bobbi Iervolino Kovner, Ira Levine, Brenda Malloy, Carmela Martin, Jay McLauchlan, Ronald Pruett, Jenny Rangan, Judy Robinson-Cox, Kate Somers, Karen Watson, and Suellen Wedmore among others. The majority of members in the exhibit are from Gloucester and Rockport with others from Beverly, Brookline, Essex, Ipswich, Manchester MA, Mason, NH, Swampscott and Worcester, MA.
On Sunday, March 8, 2020, at 3:00 PM, the public is invited to a panel discussion featuring selected ROCKY NECK NOW artists. Audience participation is encouraged and the discussion will cover a wide range of topics, many based on questions asked by audience members.
With an exciting roster of planned exhibitions and events in 2020, the public is invited to receptions and events throughout the year with refreshments, admission and nearby parking free of charge. More information for all Cultural Center events is available by visiting the website at www.rockyneckartcolony.org, by email at email@example.com or telephone 978 515-7004.
The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930, the official Welcome Center for Rocky Neck and home of the Art Colony, hosts exhibitions, workshops, meetings, lectures and cultural events of all kinds. The Center accommodates up to 100 people. For information about renting the facility for a meeting, theatrical or musical performance, a small wedding or anniversary, both private or for the community, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
There is no fee or registration required. The group does not meet in July or August. For more information please call 978-283-7102 or 978-283-6892.
Have you stopped by Cake Ann today on Eastern Ave for your free slice of birthday cake? They are celebrating 4 years in business! Open til 5 today Saturday Jan 25.Have your cake and eat it too.
Looks pretty lonely this week, but it’s only 5 months til Fiesta when it will look very different!
SeniorCare Inc.will hold its annual Valentine’s Day Breakfast Fundraiser Breakfast at The Gloucester House, located 63 Rogers Street in downtown Gloucester on Friday, February 14, 2020, from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Tickets are $15 per person and include a buffet breakfast. Tickets are available online at www.seniorcareinc.org or may be purchased at the door. Proceeds from the breakfast will benefit SeniorCare’s Meals on Wheels program.
SeniorCare’s Meals on Wheels program brings a daily meal right to the door of homebound elders, Monday through Friday.Menus are designed by nutrition experts to meet the needs of older adults and are prepared by a professional caterer.In addition, homebound elders have a daily interaction with the delivery team—sometimes their only human contact that day. SeniorCare serves lunch to more than 550 elders each day through the home-delivered meals program (Meals on Wheels) and the community dining program. Annually, this means 175,000…
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