New exhibition opening July 18 in the SHED at Jane Deering Gallery

AMY ROBSON | Just Looking opens at Jane Deering Gallery, Gloucester on Saturday July 18th. To respect current safety measures, viewing of Robson’s charming paintings will be at Deering’s home property where works will be installed in the exhibition SHED, which is open to the air and has good circulation.  For address details, 917-902-4359  or  Hours: Saturdays & Sundays 1:00-4:00pm or by appointment. The gallery and the artist are offering all works at very special prices.  Works from the exhibition can be viewed at:

Lighthouse Collage (Mark Adrian Shoes) JDGRock (B&W) JDG

Robson is a British/American artist (MFA, Chelsea College of Arts, London UK) who has spent the last twenty years visiting  Cape Ann.  For her first US solo exhibition, she presents a series of paintings made from drawing while sitting on just one rock overlooking the mouth of the Annisquam River over the course of six weeks in 2019.  Though based on one viewpoint, the highly diverse work celebrates the infinite possibilities of keen observation combined with an artist’s subjective experience.  Produced in a pre-Covid time, the series is prescient as we now find ourselves inhabiting infinitely smaller universes.

The Jam w/ Dennis & Joe – LIVE STREAM/FACEBOOK Monday @ 8pm 7.13.2020

The Jam w/ Dennis & Joe – LIVE STREAM/FACEBOOK Monday @ 8pm



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Christine Baze– 8:00-8:15

Pat Conlon– 8:20-8:35

Bobby C(via Jeannine Cardoza)- 8:40-8:55

Chris Fritz-Grice– 9:00-9:15

Luke Conlin– 9:20-9:35

Amanda Cook– 9:40-9:55

Joe C & Dennis Monagle– 10:00-10:20

Jesse Ciarmataro– 10:25-10:45


Hope to see you all tonight!!!

*virtual tip jar to keep the Jam rolling:

Washing and painting **NEW** look for Rose Baker Senior Center exterior! Juni Van Dyke art coming soon #GloucesterMA

At last in process – Rose Baker Senior Center exterior washing and painting for a fresh look. Fun to see it switch up. Juni Van Dyke art will be installed soon.

washing and painting Rose Baker_Juni Van Dyke art coming soon!- 20200713_©c ryan (1)

washing and painting Rose Baker_Juni Van Dyke art coming soon!- 20200713_©c ryan (2)

Here’s a BEFORE from March 2018

BEFORE March 2018 Rose Baker Senior Center Gloucester Ma ©c ryan



Mark It Down Friends, The Annual “I’ve never seen traffic this bad” Facebook amnesia postings have officially commenced for 2020

A tradition unlike any other where every single July we have the same people bitching about the month or so of summer traffic that we’ve had every single July since I was sitting with my legs stuck to the vinyl back seat of our dad’s Mercury Grand Marquis without AC in 1972 on the Boulevard waiting for the bridge to go down.

Same as it ever was.  Mark it down.  This year (2020) it was July 12th when the Facebook warriors declared it the worst ever.

Last year it was July 20th


Guess what?  you can set your watch and bet on it that the same keyboard warriors will be pounding away declaring next year’s traffic somewhere between the second and third week of July 2021 “The worst they’d ever seen it.”

They should just go back to their Timehop and repost it every year and save the keystrokes 🙂

Lunch at Yella

We were pleased to be able to have lunch at Yella on the Water at 25 Western Ave one weekend afternoon. I had especially been looking forward to the wings. We sat inside as the sun was pretty hot even though there was a brisk breeze. Seating is available on the deck and under an adjacent tent as well. Kelley was a warm and efficient server, anticipating our needs with great precision.

I had the wings and a chicken kebab, Jim went with fish tacos which he raved about. The strawberry shortcake was outstanding and a fitting end to a lovely experience. Owner Danielle stopped by and let us know most of the food is obtained locally and the bar liquors carefully curated. The extra care to detail shows and makes this a go-to. 

Streaming Nia and Restorative Yoga Classes via Zoom with Linda All Free! Week of July 13th Nia Routine: Summer Songs More Nia on 1623 Studios New time for Restorative Yoga on Wednesdays-5 PM!

Cape Ann Wellness

summer songs graphic

Join us for some Summertime fun.  We will dance and sing to these classic Summer tunes.  More fun than a day at the beach or a drive in a convertible at the Drive In.  Plus no ants or mosquitos.

If you are new to Nia with Linda, these streaming classes are free.  Share with anyone who you feel needs a little movement and fun in their lives during this period of social isolation.

So here is how it works.  It will be easier for you if you download the Zoom client for meetings for a desktop or laptop, or the app for phones and tablets.

Click here for the link to download the client or the app

Then click on this link to bring to my website and the list of streaming classes

At my website, you will want to click on the link for the class and time you…

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