Trilogic Systems moving to 37 Main Street | 20, 147 (Citizen’s Bank) & 154 Main Street (Santander) available to buy or lease and Fisherman’s Outfitter new space now open #GloucesterMA

Trilogic Systems* is moving from 126 Main Street (next to Main Street Art & Antiques) to the ground floor space at 37 Main Street on the west end, next to Jon Sarkin Fish City Studios into the space last occupied by Rose & Dove Gift Shop.

*”Embedded computing products and services for the military, industrial control and communications markets”

Fisherman’s Outfitter new space OPEN

18 Washington Street

Fisherman's Outfitter now open_20200202_18 Washington Street Gloucester Mass ©c ryan

Building for sale and/or ground floor retail spaces available on Main Street include:

  • 20 Main Street free standing shop available to rent ($3,995/month)
  • 147 Main Street retail building is for sale 5,378 SF $1,590,000 at a 5% Cap Rate with a tenant locked in. Citizen’s Bank renewed its lease.
  • 154 Main Street 12,000 ft’ commercial office space available to lease soon. Santander is there now. The space will be available June 2020.
  • 177 Main Street (CVS) is not listed yet – readers wondered its status with the announcement of a new branch coming to Gloucester Crossing
  • on the east end Main Street- 242 and across the street 263 and 271
Ohana still empty_20200202_Gloucester MA ©c ryan
151 Main Street not listed

Jon Sarkin featured in three person art exhibition at Princeton | opening reception January 4, 2020

JON SARKIN artist studio_37 Main Street Gloucester Mass_historic west end across from Caffe Sicilia_2017_©c ryan
streetscape, west end Main Street, Gloucester Mass, Jon Sarkin Fish City Studios 2017

PRESS RELEASE from The Arts Council of Princeton:

Three Individuals Who Became Artists By Chance to be the Focus of  
“Inside Out…When Worlds Collide” An Exhibition at the Arts Council of Princeton January 4 through February 22

Princeton, NJ – The Arts Council of Princeton will present “Inside Out…When Worlds Collide,” an exhibition of works by three individuals who became artists by chance. The exhibit will be on display in the Arts Council’s Taplin Gallery, from January 4 through February 22, 2020. (website here)

Join us on Saturday, January 4 from 2-3PM when the three artists will be creating works of art while the public can watch prior to the Opening Reception to be held from 3-5PM.

Becoming an artist was not the initial intention for Jon Sarkin, Jennifer Levine, or Kenneth Lewis Sr. Through distinct circumstances, art and the need to create became the driving force in their lives. Despite receiving no formal training, these artists are consumed in the process. Their work conveys joy and frustration and questions life on the canvas. It is out of the ordinary, provocative, imaginative, and even obsessive-compulsive.

According to co-curators Ruthann Taylor and Colette Royal, “The show addresses the power of self-taught artistic talent and the drive of the human spirit to create.”

Meet These Extraordinary Artists

Jon Sarkin, of Gloucester, MA, was working as a chiropractor when he suffered a massive stroke one hot day in 1988. He felt a throbbing, excruciating pain in his head and heard a ringing in his ears. After surgery, his brain began to swell and bleed. When Sarkin woke up, he was a completely different man. After the critical phase of the stroke passed, Sarkin began to have a ferocious need to draw and paint. The stroke, says Sarkin, “made art my top priority in life. It made it more important than just about anything.” Sarkin is the subject of the book Shadows Bright as Glass, which traces his journey from doctor to manically-compulsive artist. website here:https://www.jsarkin.com/

Jennifer Levine, of Montclair, NJ,  started painting at age 40 when she was going through a divorce. “I had no experience, but needed something to hold onto as I faced the ordeal. I read Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way and it led me through a process that ultimately changed my life in the most profound and wonderful way. Through drawing and painting, I was able to unearth the depth of my being and find a way to express myself that served others,” says Levine. “Now I paint because I love the process – the feel of the paints and the brush on the canvas. I love the unknown magical alchemy of going from nothing to something. I like discovering the images that appear on the canvas I like how people react and get nurtured or informed or uplifted by the pieces.”

Kenneth J. Lewis, Sr., of Trenton, NJ,  is a self-instructed artist who began painting on canvas at the unusual age of 47 years. Kenneth has a spiritual relationship and deep sensitivity for what he produces. On New Year’s Day 2008, Kenneth painted his first piece; he called it “Contemplation”. It was an inner reflective painting as he sat home contemplating his future after 24 years of marriage. He quickly learned he had a very raw and latent gift that could no longer be held back. Lewis painted more as a hobby from 2008 until the death of his mother in 2012. His mother could draw, yet she never attempted to embrace or further explore her talent. He knew that he had to create, not only for himself, but also for his late mother, and for generations that follow. Since that time Lewis has created enormous collections of work. To date he has hosted/curated over 30 group shows, 22 solo shows, and participated in many group shows. He is the curator for Starbucks Trenton.

About the Arts Council of Princeton

The Arts Council of Princeton is located in the Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, 102 Witherspoon Street in Princeton, NJ. For more information, please visit artscouncilofprinceton.org or call (609) 924-8777.

The Arts Council of Princeton, founded in 1967, fulfills its mission of Building Community through the Arts by presenting a wide range of programs including community arts outreach, exhibitions, performances, free community cultural events, and studio-based classes and workshops in a wide range of media. Housed in the landmark Paul Robeson Center for the Arts, Arts Council of Princeton programs are designed to be high-quality, engaging, affordable and accessible for the diverse population of the greater Princeton region.  Visit artscouncilofprinceton.org for more information.

*The press release included two photos of Jennifer Levine and Kenneth Lewis works.

What’s coming next for 20 and 37 Main Street #GloucesterMA?

Available stores on the west end of Main Street.

Fisherman’s Outfitter flagship store is moving from 20 Main Street just around the corner to 18 Washington Street. They’re targeting a January 2020 opening.

exterior 20 Main Street retail/office space & 12 car parking | exterior 18 Washington Street 

 

Across the street, 37 Main Street is available again.  Rose & Dove Gift Shop closed up shop at the Gloucester location.

Rose and Dove Gift Shop shuttered Gloucester location 37 Main Street West End space available_20191125_©c ryan.jpg