First Day of Summer — pat morss

Last week I posted photos of young Eider ducklings practicing diving in shallow water at Raymond Beach, during Diving Elementary School. This weekend when I returned to my mooring, the parents and their nine kids were in deeper water for Diving Middle School. Here also, are other signs of summer.

Eider family ready for dive school
Kids down with one adult teacher, while the other remains on alert
All the kids pop up, while the other adult stays down
End of diving class
Two of the many deer on the Eastern Point Audubon land
Evening charter cruises are back
Interesting sunset cloud formation
Julia Nicole is back for evening fishing near the rocks
Our East Gloucester 3-legged coyote is doing fine; the “rear left leg” is actually his tail
Looking a bit scruffy while shedding his winter coat

Sculptor Nancy Schön & Author Anita Diamant talk on June 26, 2021 at Rockport Art Association & Museum

On Saturday, June 26, at 5PM the Rockport Art Association & Museum, Rockport, Massachusetts, as part of its ongoing 100th year anniversary celebration, will be hosting Make Way for Nancy: A Life in Public Art.  During this intimate conversation with internationally acclaimed sculptor Nancy Schön and her personal friend, author Anita Diamant, we shall explore Ms.Schön’s art and career, including her Aesop’s Fables: Morals to Live By, an extraordinary series of 24 bronze sculptures based on a selection of the timeless Greek fables which Schön has declared to be “among the most important works of my career.

Regarding what drew her to create this profound series of works, Schön says:

“Aesop intrigued me. I was astonished to discover that he was a Greek slave, said to have written 656 fables. Here was a man who was born about 2,500 years ago, yet we are still quoting his morals. Based on the 24 letters in the Greek alphabet, I decided on a 24 sculpture collection. How sad, yet also reassuring, that we human beings have not changed in all these centuries. I believe these sculptures represent and send a profound message, an indication of our humanity!”

All twenty-four bronze sculptures will be on display and offered for sale at the Rockport Art Association & Museum.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information on Make Way for Nancy: A Life in Public Art , please our website: And for more information on Ms. Schön’s Aesop’s Fables series, please see

Nancy Schön is a Boston based sculptor known for her warm, evocative representations of human and animal figures. She has received many commissions, both private and public, and is best known for her Make Way for Ducklings sculpture in the Boston Public Garden.

Anita Diamant is a prize-winning journalist and the author of 12 books, including the best selling novels, The Boston Girl and The Red Tent, which has been published in 26 countries.

Judy Robinson-Cox Solo Show, June 26-­‐July 15, Rockport Art Association & Museum

Award-winning photographer and mixed media artist, Judy Robinson-Cox, has exhibited her photography and mixed-media pieces on Cape Ann for over fifteen years. Better known for her macro photographs of miniature figures, Judy also shows a type of photography that she calls “Mixed Media Photo Montages”. Rockport Art Association is pleased to present an exhibition of these pieces in a solo show of Judy’s work from June 26 to July 25, 2021. 

Judy developed the mixed-media photographic technique because she wanted to introduce physical texture to double exposures that she was creating. Each image begins as two digital exposures that she blends into a single photograph to fully capture the essence of the subject. “I usually combine an iconic Cape Ann object (e.g. a boat, building or tree) with a close-up view of the surrounding area or location”, says Judy. “I then collage the image onto a wood substrate and add more layers, textures and other elements, creating a one-of-a-kind mixed media piece.” 

When she began the series, Rocky Neck’s Paint Factory had been abandoned and was a great source of inspiration. At that time she was able to collect pieces of paint and rust that were sitting on the ground around the building and incorporate them into her artwork. The Paint Factory Door in this show includes some of her last remaining artifacts from that time. 

The Rhumb Line Music this week! Closed Monday & Tuesday week ending 6.26.2021

Wed: Fly Amero with guest Liz Frame 6-9pm

Thursday7-10pm ~ Henley Douglas Jr Looking forward to playing the Rhumbline with Jen Kearney, John Iltis, Devon Hurt and Charlie O’Neal

Friday: The Satch Kerans Trio 7-10

Saturday: Headlands with John Rockwell 7-10

Sunday: The Bordellos 6-9

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Gloucester, MA

Dennis Monagle The Jam w/ Dennis & Joe – FACEBOOK LIVE STREAM 6.21.2021

We are excited to bring you another amazing night of music, featuring some of the most beautifully talented humans around!! Check it OUT!! 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼

Here is our stellar lineup for tonight, y’all!!I’ll be there to greet ya at 7:55pm! .

Sarah Slifer Swift 8:00-8:20

Nick Drayer 8:25-8:45

Charlee Bianchini 8:50-9:10

Joe Cardoza & Dennis Monagle

9:15-9:35John Mulrooney 9:40-10:00

Mark Matejik 10:05-10:25

Amanda Cook & Joe Cardoza (whaaa?!) 10:30-10:50

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*virtual tip jar to keep the Jam rolling:Venmo:

Fisherman’s Pier Sign is Missing

You may remember I recently posted some pictures from Fisherman’s Pier with a bird posing on the sign. We recently noticed that sign is now missing. It does not appear to have been torn off by wind or stormy weather. No debris remains so perhaps it is being refurbished. Any insight appreciated. We love to go down there and the scenery is definitely missing something without the lovely worn signage. The cool birds are still hanging around over there though.

Coming Soon- Whale’s Jaw Cafe at 17 Railroad Ave in Rockport, MA

From the website:

Whale’s Jaw Cafe is located at 17 Railroad Ave in Rockport, MA. We will be serving daily lunch year round, as well as dinner events accompanied by live music, open mic, poetry, storytelling and more. We look forward to seeing you soon at the cafe!

Funky Rockport cafe with live music – visit us at 17 Railroad Ave in Rockport! Opening July 2021!

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