Thi Linh Wernau’s "You Are Beautiful" Exhibit Review from James Eves

Hi Joey,

Anna and I went to Thi Linh Wernau’s “You Are Beautiful” exhibit at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center this afternoon. On the way over, my mind was wandering with work stuff and other concerns. However, from the moment I stepped into Thi Linh’s world  I was moved by beauty in people, all people. Her art has a profound affect on any who experience it. Walking into the Cultural Center I was impressed by her overall presentation. She has such attention to all details of her work. Like the other patrons in the gallery I took my time with each piece of art. Marveling at the beauty in her photography and the statements of her subjects. I am impressed that many of the people Thi photographed were strangers to her at first and how much they gave of themselves. She has a way of creating intimacy immediately.

This weekend she is inviting visitors to participate in her “You Are Beautiful Polaroid Project”. We found Thi downstairs where she’s set up a photo studio. Anna and I decided to participate in her project. Thi had us make our own “You Are Beautiful” sign and write a statement of why we are beautiful. Coming up with the statement was harder than you might think. Thi takes two polaroids of each person; one she keeps for her project and the other she presents to the participant in a beautiful black box. I  was thrilled by the experience of participating in her art.

I am looking forward to going back in the coming weeks for the other events she has planned.


Enjoy wine, light appetizers and good company. There will also be an after-party at Short & Main in Gloucester, with 10% of food and drinks donated to charity.
Listen to a talk with Cape Ann fine-art photographers, including Paul Cary Goldberg, Judith Monteferrante and Anne Rearick. The panel will also include a special guest artist, Joseph Geary, who was also photographed by the artist for this project.
Watch the artist’s film and listen to her talk. Celebrate Veterans Day weekend with art and stories from local vets.

James Eves

Cape Ann Giclée

20 Maplewood Ave.

Gloucester, MA 01930


Gallery Talk at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck

This Sunday, July 7, is the last day of the “Griffin Museum’s Photography Atelier 17” show at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck.   I twill close with a special event: form 5-6PM, the director of the Griffin Museum will give a free gallery talk! The photos are remarkable, so I am sure the gallery talk will be well worth attending.

Matthew Green

Rebecca Siswick’s art at Island Art and Hobby

Rebecca Siswick Graham is the Artist-of-the-Month at Island Art & Hobby! Her current collection of artwork in acrylic, encaustic, and mixed media will be on display now through March 31st. They held a reception on March 15, and was well frequented.

Rebecca with her art


Her work, inspired in biology, uses an interesting variety of techniques and media.

By the way, Island Art and Hobby also has a growing selection of origami materials:

Fr. Matthew Green


‘Stock the Tank’ Exhibit at Maritime Gloucester From Bill O’Connor

Hi Joey,

The ‘Stock the Tank’ Collography exhibit at Maritime Gloucester is closing on Monday, and I would encourage people to go see it before it’s gone! It’s a pretty cool exhibit that was created by Camilla McFayden with help of community members who attended her collography workshop earlier in August.  You can stand inside ‘Stock the Tank’ and experience an underwater world without getting wet! Check it out on Heritage Day at Maritime Gloucester (free admission all day) or during business hours through the weekend!


People can read more about it through our story at North Shore Kid or by checking out our Flickr Set

~Bill O’Connor
North Shore Kid

Ben Macadam’s paintings at Alchemy

At the grand opening for “The Hive”, I found my self seated next to Ben Macadam, one of our up-and-coming Gloucester artists. He mentioned that he has work on display at Alchemy (3 Duncan Street) for a little while yet (until August 5, I believe?).  Since someone recently gave me a gift card for Alchemy’s, I trotted on down there for lunch on Sunday and snapped some photos.



These are not all the paintings, of course – you need to go down to see them yourself!

As I ate snapped photos and ate my delicious “native corn bisque” soup, I was entertained by great bluegrass music! It turns out that it was Flynn Cohen and a guest musician; Cohen plays there every Sunday with other musicians that he invites.

Fr. Matthew Green



Rockport Sculptor Jenna Powell to Exhibit Work Based on the Paint Factory!

A piece by Jenna Powell based on the Paint Factory in Gloucester.

Rockport sculptor Jenna Powell is showing at Lesley University from February 16th to April 16th. The work in her show is based on the castings from the iconic Tarr & Wonson Paint Factory in Gloucester, with results both aesthetically and historically important. From Jenna:

I began the Tarr and Wonson Paint Manufactory project in Gloucester Massachusetts with the assumption that the remaining historic structures would be of primary interest, not the story of paint discovered within. Inside, multi-colored traces of history are frozen in varying stages of liquidity: flowing, dripping, oozing, splattering, lumping and layering. The paint evokes the memory of mass production recorded throughout and between multiple stories, floorboards, ceilings, and walls.

Check out her website: 
The show is located at:
Gallery @ University Hall


1815 Massachusetts Ave 
Cambridge, Ma
Atrium Gallery 2nd floor 9am – 9pm


GMG contributors at the Matz gallery (Sawyer Free Library)

Not to toot our own horn, but I want to share a couple of photos of the exhibit of photos, painting, pottery, and origami by GoodMorningGloucester contributors!  The exhibit started on New Years Day and runs through the month of January.

A panoramic overview of the exhibit

It was hard to take this panorama, because it required a series of photos, and the library is (thankfully) a busy place, with lots of people walking in and out!

Closeup of some of the non-photographic work

Stop in to see the work closer up for yourself!  The library is located across the street from City Hall.   Directions and hours (and more, of course!) are available on the library website.

Good Morning Gloucester Exhibit At The Adolf Matz Gallery Inside The Sawyer Free Library

Stop By The Adolf Matz Gallery At The Sawyer Free Library (you can’t miss it as you pass through it once you enter the main doors to the library).

We have the GMG exhibit there all month long.

Kim Smith sold one of her pieces already.

Artists Announced for December 1 Gloucester Creates Exhibit

Valerie Marcley writes-

The opening night reception of the Gloucester Creates Exhibit kicks off at 5 pm December 1 at the Annie in downtown Gloucester. The show’s emphasis is to highlight local emerging artists.

Cape Ann’s Kerry Mullen, Juliet Chamberlain, Wendie Demuth, Matt Rose, Marion Hall, Andy Jones, Bonnie Sylvester, Lauren Maher, Laurie Strickland, Alice Gardner, Jurek Schreiner, Keara Watson, Linda Palmer and Allie Mandell have created a multi-media show. Painting, drawings, photography, sculpture, miniatures, and pixel art along with a selection of hand crafted cards, toys and jewelry are included for holiday sales. The evening’s dynamic is enhanced with a live Annie rehearsal, music and a mural in progress.

The Gloucester Creates show is part of the Ladies Christmas Shopping Stroll in downtown Gloucester December 1 and continues December 2 and 3 from 3 to 7 pm. A second reception, part of the Men’s Shopping Stroll, is on December 8 at 5 pm.

Where are the upcoming artists on Cape Ann? They are at the Annie (the Cape Ann Theatre), One Washington Street at the corner of Main in Gloucester, MA.

Some of our artists:

Andy Jones


Marion Hall


Wendie Demuth


Jurek Schreiner


Judith Monteferrante, Roger Salbury and Rich Seeley’s Out Of Africa Exhibit Opening Photos

Here’s a video from Rich Seeley

click the long skinny ones to view the panoramas


Khan Studio and The Good Morning Gloucester Gallery
77 Rocky Neck, G3, Madfish Wharf
Gallery Hours: Wens. – Sun. noon – 8:00 pm

Exhibition of St. Peter’s Fiesta Photos by Greg Cook


Greg Cook Photo

Greg Cook will exhibit his photos of Gloucester’s St. Peter’s Fiesta in the front window of Mystery Train, 21 Main St., Gloucester, from June 23 to July 3, 2011. Cook will be present at a 30-minute exhibition reception that will be held in front of the store window a half hour after the conclusion of the greasy pole contest on Saturday, June 25. So somewhere around 7 or 7:30 Saturday night.

This small exhibit, in the window where the St. Peter’s statue was displayed for many years, features Fiesta highlights from the past three years—from greasy pole walkers to the procession of statues and icons of saints through downtown Gloucester, from seine boat races to a pie eating contest. Over 15 years of photographing the St. Peter’s Fiesta, Cook has taken his camera onto the greasy pole platform and into seine boats, followed greasy pole champions as they were carried up Pavilion Beach and stood next to Cardinal Sean O’Malley in Holy Family Church as he blessed the procession. His photos of St. Peter’s Fiesta are a comprehensive and intimate account of Gloucester’s great summer ritual.

Cook’s photos can be seen at In addition to St. Peter’s Fiesta, Cook has spent years photographing community-building spectacles across the region—Chinese New Year Lion Dances in Boston, the Honk Parade of radical marching bands in Somerville, the Festival Betances greased pole climbing contest (vertical versus Gloucester’s horizontal one) in Boston, the monster costumes of the Mirabal Carnival Dancers in Lawrence, St. Patrick’s Day Parade in South Boston, and the Boston Caribbean Carnival. A selection of his photos of Bread and Puppet Theater in Vermont from the past three years appeared in the June 2011 issue of the national art magazine Juxtapoz.

Cook lived in Gloucester for 11 years, including a stint reporting for The Gloucester Daily Times, before moving into Boston to write for The Boston Phoenix. He now lives in Malden. He organized a guerrilla exhibit of 21 artists and collectives at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts on June 15, 2011, that was reported widely, including on WBUR radio, the Boston Globe, GoodMorningGloucester, and, nationally, on the front page of the Huffington Post. Cook is the founding editor of The New England Journal of Aesthetic Research (which won a 2009 Creative Capital | Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant), an award-winning cartoonist (his comics have been published in Nickelodeon Magazine, Publishers Weekly, The Believer and many other places), and founder of The New England Art Awards, a regional open-source contest supporting art created here.

Jeff Weaver Solo Exhibit at North Shore Art Association May 29-June 12

Dear Joey,

Thanks for all the hard work on your great blog. I know you can’t always post everything you are sent, but just wanted to let you know Jeff Weaver will be having a Solo Exhibit of his Drawings, at North Shore Arts Association’s gallery at 11 Pirates Lane, behind Duckworth’s. Jeff’s show goes up May 29th and runs through June 12th.

It will coincide with our new Member’s Exhibition II, and there will be a reception for that, which Jeff will make sure to attend, on June 5th from 2-4pm. All of our receptions are free and open to all. Come by, have a glass of wine and take in some great art.

Thanks again for all you do, loved the pictures from Kim Smith’s pre-opening party. The gallery looks beautiful.


Suzanne Gilbert Gallery Director

North Shore Arts Association
11 Pirates Lane
Gloucester, MA 01930

Here is the three part interview with Jeff we did a while back-

Pics From Abby Ytzen’s Gloucester Fishing Exhibit At Captain Joe and Sons

The show which was made possible by a seARTS grant and lots of hard work by Abby was a smashing success.  Even though there was an incredible amount of things happening around town there were a ton of people who came to check it out.

Abby is really going places.  The talent she has for boiling down incredible amounts of data into such an engaging and easy to understand handbook is nothing short of remarkable.  She did it with her Biomes Project and she’s done it yet again with the Gloucester Fishing Handbook.  People gobbled up all the copies of the twenty or so books she had printed and there was some exciting talk of possibilities for publishing it.

Rachel Carver-Brown did a fantastic job with the refreshments.  It was just a great great Gloucester Day!DSC04707



You can check out Abby’s website here for updates as to her next step with the book.

The GloucesterCast Podcast Episode 9


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In this episode- Patty Knaggs on WBUR, Abby Ytzen/Captain Joe and Sons seARTS Partner With An Artist Exhibit May 21st, Kenny’s Strange Footwear, community garden at Burnham field, tomato release day is coming up at Goose Cove, Gloucester reads poetry and Sawyer Free Library, Khan Studio/ Good Morning Gloucester Gallery on Rocky Neck, Kenny’s Real Estate Segment

Patty Knaggs on WBUR

Abby Ytzen/Captain Joe and Sons seARTS Partner With An Artist Exhibit May 21st

Kenny’s Strange Footwear, community garden at Burnham field,

tomato release day is coming up at Goose Cove may 25

Gloucester reads poetry and Sawyer Free Library- Joey’s Poem Here

Khan Studio/ Good Morning Gloucester Gallery on Rocky Neck

, Kenny’s Real Estate Segment

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Abby Ytzen/Captain Joe and Sons seARTS Partner With An Artist Exhibit May 21st

Blown away!  When you can get Pete Mondello, a fisherman for over 50 years excited about a Gloucester fishing industry exhibit you know you’ve done something special.

The way Abby has broken down such an incredible amount of fisheries statistics into an easily digestible visual/artistic/educational/fun presentation with everything you need to know about where Gloucester’s fishing industry has been with data and visuals bringing you right up to the present is nothing short of astounding.

This is an uncomplicated 101 guidebook to Gloucester’s fishing industry which has distilled all the data and will give any person a good basic understanding of what is going on around the Gloucester waterfront.  The way it is broken down there is info for people 7 years old to 70 and it is all incredibly interesting.  Every person who considers themselves a real “Gloucesterite” NEEDS to come see this exhibit.

The Who What When Where-

Who- Abbyy Ytzen Partnering With Captain Joe and Sons

What- seARTS Partner With an Artist Gloucester Fishing 1626-2011 Exhibit

When- Saturday May 21,2011 10AM-2:00PM

Where- Captain Joe and Sons 95 East Main St Gloucester MA 01930

Refreshments provided by Rachel Carver-Brown including Coffee

Sawyer Free Library Art Auction Exhibit Video- How It Works Video

There are works by Jeff Weaver and Bittman that are going for fractions of their worth.

My advice?  Get down there and bid!  You might just steal something.  The Live Auction sounds like a blast as well-