Rockport Art Association & Museum’s Experimental Group Opens Nineteenth Show

The Rockport Art Association & Museum’s Experimental Group opens its nineteenth group exhibition at Rockport Art Association & Museum, 12 Main Street, Rockport, MA. Works on view in the exhibition range in medium to include paintings, mixed-media, graphics, sculpture, digital art and photography.

The exhibition runs from November 12 through November 27, with an artist reception being held on opening day November 12 from 3 to 4 pm. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday 10 to 5 pm and Sunday 12 to 5 pm.

The Experimental Group is a creative forum, its main mission is to increase public awareness and to foster self-expression by bringing artists together to explore and share ideas that cultivate creative freedom. The EG is encouraged and supported by the Rockport Art Association & Museum.

If you would like more information about the exhibition, would like to schedule an interview and a walk through, or need additional promotional images please contact: Nella Lush, Experimental Group Chair, 978.886.4582 or via email at

The Rockport Art Association & Museum (RAA&M) is one of the oldest and most active art organizations in the country. The Association has a long and distinguished history that has spanned 100 years.

Gloucester Health Department, Cape Ann Mass In Motion Announce Recreation Access Improvements Thanks to State Grant

Public Health Director Mary Ellen Rose and Grant Coordinator Jennifer Donnelly are pleased to share that four communities have increased access to recreational areas for those with disabilities and mobility limitations, via a state grant.
The State Department of Public Health awarded the former Cape Ann Mass in Motion a $10,000 Community Health Inclusion Index (CHII) grant earlier this year. The grant funded a study of the population with mobility issues and physical challenges and areas access could be improved.
As a result of the survey, Cape Ann Mass In Motion’s member communities — Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, and Manchester-by-the-Sea — were able to use remaining grant funding:
  • The City of Gloucester Department of Public Works purchased a beach accessibility mat that will be installed at Good Harbor Beach in 2023, supplementing the state grant with city funding.
  • The Town of Rockport is purchasing benches that will be placed along a downtown walking route in the area of Broadway and the Rockport Senior Center.
  • The Town of Essex added accessible drinking fountains as part of improvements made at Memorial Park.
  • The Town of Manchester-by-the-Sea purchased a beach wheelchair, combining town money with grant funds.
“I would like to thank all those who contributed to our survey, and I would especially like to thank Clare Taber, who was instrumental in assisting the City of Gloucester with acquiring a Mobi-Mat beach accessibility mat for Good Harbor Beach,” said Donnelly. “These improvements will help to provide more equitable access to some of our wonderful outdoor spaces for recreation here on Cape Ann.”

Another reason to use local contractors

Last week our 17-year dishwasher started to leak, and we had to get a new one.  We went to Doyon’s and as usual they were extremely helpful, their pricing matched the big, boxed stores.  We needed to hire a plumber to do the install and another local contractor recommended Mahoney Heating and Plumbing.  The dishwasher was delivered on time and the Gregory Mahoney came also right on time.  Mahoney Plumbing was efficient and reasonable.


HOliday Parade and Tree Lighting Update

As you may have seen here on Good Morning Gloucester and elsewhere, the annual holiday parade will be returning Sunday Nov 27 2022 at 3 PM; a tradition which ends with the Kent Circle Tree Lighting. Details on the parade here. We are sharing some information from the Town of Shelburne and Kent Circle Tree Lighting Facebook pages regarding this year’s efforts and some details behind this heartwarming tradition. We’ll be there, will you?

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