In partnership with Awesome Gloucester and Awesome Rockport, a new Studio Fresh commission has landed on Cape Ann. This mural wraps around the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce on Harbor Loop.
About the art call.
Calling all Gloucester, Cape Ann, North Shore and New England area artists! One monumental exterior wall and two interior sites are available for commission submission in downtown Gloucester on the new apartment building, Harbor Village. The exterior mural $5500 (fee & materials. Lift will be supplied.) Two mural opportunities (10 x 10; 10 x 15) inside are $2000 each (fee & materials).
Request for proposals Here
“North Shore Community Development Coalition (NSCDC) and Action Inc. have partnered together to bring new art into downtown Gloucester through the Punto Urban Art Museum (PUAM)…The goal for this call is to provide opportunities for local/regional artists to bring life and color into downtown of Gloucester. Selected Artists/teams will be a part of efforts in celebrating the 400th anniversary of Gloucester!”
Submission Deadline Sunday May 2, 2021- midnight; project completion target end of summer 2021.
About Harbor Village
Harbor Village website HERE.
BEFORE VIEW- One future mural commission will go here!
Exterior mural could be visible from the next blocks: oblique angle view back to mural wall on Elm Street from Pleasant Street (between Cape Ann Museum and Jane Deering Gallery)
and strip at top visible from Chestnut
Action, Inc.’s support of the arts
Action, Inc. continues a tradition of supporting the arts with these new commissions. The organization has a history of collaboration with community arts partners, commissioning original public art for its buildings, and preserving any historic assets (buildings and art).
Here is a selection of some of the exterior public art murals in Gloucester. Depending upon your device, double click or pinch and zoom to enlarge and/or right click to see the credit details. On mine there is an option to select “view full size”. Indoor murals include masterworks from Gloucester’s public art collection (for example see its major WPA-era New Deal murals).
Artist experience runs the gamut: outsider and novice artists; community collaborations (with established artists helping youth); and solo endeavors (from trained professionals whether emerging or midcareer, established and revered).
Nowadays Supreme Roast Beef
1930s | 2012 | 2021
photo credit: Catherine Ryan
Potential walls in Gloucester abound. At the back of Cape Ann Museum on Elm Street across from the new Harbor Village. One day O’Maley (see prior post here)Continue reading “Public Art opportunity: YOUR future murals HERE! Open call for artists May 2021 deadline #GloucesterMA”
Thank you for bringing this display Gloucester Health Project
Read more about the project: “On December 1st, the Health Project is unveiling Cape Ann portions of the AIDS Quilt in the Kyrouz Auditorium at Gloucester City Hall. Please join us at 2PM as we read names and share stories, and refreshments will be served. The 3 squares will be on display for the month of December whenever City Hall is open. Please check the city website for a calendar of meeting times and visit the quilt when the auditorium is not being used. This is an important and historic art installation and we are grateful for the support of the Mayor of Gloucester and for the financial support of Awesome Gloucester and The Boston Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.” – Gloucester Health Project
This is our chance to show off what we have been working towards all summer: BUILDING A BETTER MARKET! We will be making our pitch, along with 3 other teams seeking a grant. The trustees will vote and decide if our hard work and NEW IDEAS are worthy of a $1000 no-strings-attached grant! Our team has worked so hard this summer to bring Magnolia a fresh and exciting new farmers market, and if you are on this mailing list, it means we couldn’t have done it without YOU! The trustees encourage us to invite our supporters to join us at the Gloucester House to cheer us on! With this grant, the MCFM hopes to be able to improve our website, reach out to more food vendors and farms and work to achieve WIC and SNAP accreditation so that we can BETTER serve our shoppers and the community! If you don’t have plans this Thursday, come on down to the Gloucester House and show your support for the Magnolia Community Farmers Market!
Search for @AwesomeGloucester on Facebook and follow! You’ll see and keep up with great, active and inspiring ideas from the community.
“I am currently in the process of bringing a video journalism multimedia program to the students at O’Maley Innovation Middle School After School Program. The goal of this ongoing project is to teach students to use their voices for good on platforms that are relevant to their peers and community. One of the big idea projects the students brought to the table was to produce Public Service Announcements surrounding issues they face,…” – Jessica Linquata
From Awesome Gloucester Facebook:
Jessica Linquata, who runs an after school video journalism program at O’Maley, was missing one essential component for her students – HD cameras. So she applied for Awesome Gloucester’s $1000 micro-grant, and tonight Trustee Jacob Belcher handed her the cash she needs to get the equipment. Congratulations, Jessica!
To see more about Jessica’s project- “What Can I Do? Young Voices for Positive Change!
GloucesterCast 235 With Hannah Kimberley, Charlene Delaney, Wayne Berger, Kim Smith and Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 7/30/17
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Charles and George King write with the latest update on the Bacheler Civil War Coat:
Hi guys! Sorry it’s been a while, but we have good news:
We just heard that we made the final of this month’s Awesome Gloucester! This grant will help us get the display case for the coat. We asked for feedback and results were just like the museum choice. If you want to come it takes place at The Pilot House at 7:00pm on Monday, January the 16th. It would be great to have a lot of support! Three different projects will give a presentation and the Awesome trustees will choose a winner. We’re grateful for the chance. We hope we win!
Everyone in Gloucester should read the The Gillnetter, the Gloucester High School newspaper. Let’s give the young journalists finding their voice some readers. It’s good.
What’s it like to write for a high school paper nowadays? This one has embraced the digital world so it’s earth-friendly. It’s a beauty with a very easy layout. I dove in for one story but stuck around. There are editorials such as this one about the high school bathrooms needing attention by Rachel Alexander with original art by Rachel Nearis; actionable information; unexpected topics; and lots of local news likethis inspiring report by Hanna Zuidema or this one “pizza lovers of Gloucester Have Spoken” by Corynn Ulrich. Did you know The Gillnetter journalists were invited to the Boston Globe?
What brought my attention to The Gillnetter was anticipation for a story about the Civil War coat from students at the high school. Caroline Enos interviewed George and Charles before April school vacation. We hoped she’d come to Awesome Gloucester pitch night to support them and hang out. That she did. Thanks to her open notebook and scoop we have a record of a lovely testimonial delivered by Russell Hobbs. You can read Caroline Enos’ article here.
We are looking forward to attending the Awesome Gloucester presentations tomorrow night, Monday the 18th, at the Gloucester House Restaurant, at 7pm. Very best wishes to George and Charles, and all the presenters!!Charles and George demonstrating the Alfred Bacheler Civil War Coat You Caring website to friends.
GloucesterCast 173 With Guests Greg Bover @KimSmithDesigns, Mark Ring and @Joey_C Taped 2/28/16
The Gloucester Sea Cadets were the winners at the most recent Awesome Gloucester Pitch Night, receiving $1000 from the local micro grant foundation to support the leadership training they offer to local youth interested in naval careers.
Each month the Gloucester chapter of the Awesome Foundation solicits proposals from the community and chooses the top three to attend a public Pitch Night on the evening of the thirdMonday. Submitters make their case before the 20 local trustees who have each donated $50 toward the monthly award. The top vote getters walk away with $1000 in cash. Proposals to make Gloucester more awesome can be made at Awesome Gloucester.
Plant and They Will Come!
The proof is in the caterpillars!
2nd Instar Black Swallowtail Caterpillar ~ Willa Brosnihan Photo
Monday I had the great joy of being given the grand tour of the O’Maley Innovation School Butterfly Garden recently installed by Mrs. McGrath’s sixth grade class. We first had a screening of my film Life Story of the Black Swallowtail Butterfly and then went out to the garden to see the very same caterpillars!
The garden hits all the right notes with caterpillar food plants and colorful nectar-rich, butterfly attracting flowers. With the bed dug entirely by the students (you can see by the surrounding beds that the soil must have been incredibly compacted), prepped, and all planting done by the kids it is truly a fabulous accomplishment. You’ll see amazingly adorned handmade and beautifully painted informational signs and butterfly baths.
The garden was made possible though an award winning project created by students Emma Duckworth, Willa Brosnihan, and Kelsey Lowthers. For more information see the Awesome Gloucester Foundation O’Maley Butterfly Garden project page here .
Emma Duckworth Photo
Project creators Emma, Willa, and Kelsey
Hand painted water dish for butterflies and birds.
See More Photos Here
The Bicycle Generator project, created by sixth grade students Cole Cunningham, Joseph Ciarametaro, and Owen Hardy, is an outstanding idea combining hands on building with harnessing kid’s natural energy in an effort to make their school more environmentally friendly. Read More About the Bicycle Generator Project Here.
The O’Maley Butterfly Garden is a wonderful project created by sixth grade students Emma Duckworth, Willa Brosnihan, and Kelsey Lowthers. The garden is already underway, with beds dug and ready for planting (the kids did all the heavy lifting)! The funds received will go towards purchasing plants. Read More About the O’Maley Butterfly Garden Here.
I just have to add that I was so impressed with the student’s presentations; with their poise, professionalism, humor, and their well-planned and well-executed proposals especially. I saw a roomful of beaming faces last night, not just of students, but wide smiles on teachers and parents as well. Hats off to all!
Monday night Awesome Gloucester gave $1000 to St. Vincent DePaul of Cape Ann.
This charity works tirelessly to address the needs of local folks who need assistance in times of hardship.
The Awesome Gloucester Grant will go to their Christmas program which provides gift and clothing to local children in need. What’s better than that?
Awesome Gloucester wants to remind our fellow residents… We need pitches to give away money! If you have a great cause, idea, business, creation, etc… that you think will make Gloucester more awesome, contact us!
From Cape Ann TV’s Lisa Smith:
Awesome Gloucester- The TV Show
The series premiere of “Awesome Gloucester” airs tonight, Thursday, July 10 at 7pm on Cape Ann TV Channel 12. Explore Gloucester and its awesomeness with host David Wesson and get an insiders look at baking bread at Virgilio’s Italian Bakery; explore the Maritime Gloucester tide pools with kids; and learn about distilling rum at Ryan & Wood Distilleries. This show is created by Lanesvillian Matt Morris, a filmmaker who loves this town and decided to make a television show about one of the coolest places on Earth.
The show also airs on Fridays at 3:30 pm; and Sundays at 5:00 pm. See full Cape Ann TV Schedule here.
WITH TRACY CORBETT, YVONNE BURKE and WALT KOLENDA