What’s going on out there? — pat morss

It started today at 3:30 AM when we were woken up by a loud crunching sound, followed shortly by someone yelling “Call the Coast Guard,” which we did.

At 7:00 AM American Cruise Line’s American Constitution came into Gloucester for at least the fourth time this season, went back out around 10 AM, and appeared to have some problem while doing 360’s, before returning to the harbor. She just headed out again toward Provincetown at 5:00 PM.

Trawler on the rocks outside our house
She eventually was able to back off, before the Coast Guard had to render assistance
American Constitution arrived early morning
She had some kind of trouble when going back out, later in the morning
She made two full revolutions after I first saw her
It appeared the crew was trying to pull something up in a net
Enlargement of that operation, through the heat distortion
USCG Station Gloucester was standing by, and then returned to the harbor
Followed by American Constitution

Twin Lights: Anne Rearick & Willie Alexander opens at RNAC July 1

Twin Lights: Anne Rearick and Willie Alexander

 A Celebration of Life, Color, Beauty and Light

Location: The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA

Dates: July 1 to August 1, 2021

Hours: Thursday noon to 8PM; Friday through Sunday noon to 5 PM

Fourth of July 1997, photograph, by Anne Rearick

Gloucester MA â€” The Rocky Neck Art Colony is proud to present Twin Lights: Anne Rearick and Willie Alexander at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center, 6 Wonson Street in Gloucester. The exhibition, described as “a celebration of life, color, beauty and light,” will include photographs by Rearick and paintings by Alexander inspired by their beloved home of Gloucester, Mass. The artist reception is on Saturday, July 10 from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. and is free and open to the public. 

Anne Rearick is the recipient of numerous grants, fellowships and awards. Her photographs are in the collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris, the Centre national de l’audiovisuel in Luxembourg, and numerous others. 

“Willie and I have been making art of one form or another our whole lives,” says Rearick. “We support, challenge and inspire each other. My photographs from Gloucester span the past two decades. I am drawn to the particular beauty and character of this place and its inhabitants.”

Untitled, painting, by Willie Alexander

Willie Alexander is a singer, songwriter and keyboardist with a long and legendary career, recognized locally, nationally and internationally. Known as the Godfather of Punk, he has been inducted into the Boston Music Hall of Fame. 

“Although I am known for my music, I have been making visual art since I was a kid,” says Alexander. “I try to be natural in my painting, letting the paint do the work and not thinking about it too much. I realize that the seagulls and fish in my paintings are unrecognizable, but trust me, they are there. I am inspired by the familiarity of the Gloucester streets that I have known and loved since I was a boy.”

Twin Lights: Anne Rearick and Willie Alexander has been generously sponsored by Mark and Livia Glovsky. The show is live at The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck and online at RNACexhibitions.com starting on July 1, 2021.

The Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) was founded in the mid-19th century and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in 1973. With the creation of the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck in 2012, RNAC programs are reaching a wider demographic as the visual arts focus is expanding to include more diverse cultural and educational offerings. The Cultural Center is located at 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930. For more information visit www.rockyneckartcolony.org.