Fine artist Loren Doucette: Great teacher announces fall/winter classes

Loren Doucette Studio and Teaching, (978)-879-6588, 1 Center Street (between Passports and Pastaio Via Corta), Gloucester, MA,

All classes to be held on the 3rd Floor at 1 Center Street @TenPoundStudio space, silk painting studio

Loren Doucette’s DRAWING THURSDAYS, 9-11:30AM, beginning November 3rd

Loren Doucette’s EXPRESSIVE PAINTING THURSDAYS, WATERCOLOR & ACRYLIC,  2-4:30PM, beginning November 3rd

Loren Doucette’s SATURDAY WORKSHOP & PRIVATE OFFERINGS, monthly 2nd Saturdays, starting November 12, 9AM-noon





Announcing Loren Doucette’s 2014 new space at 1 Center Stree




Ready, Get Centered Street, go! 1 Center Street is open for Middle Street Walk

Hi Joey,

Get centered during Gloucester’s Middle Street Walk this Saturday. One Center Street is open and filled with friends, social imagination, wellness and artistry! Glance at the list of tenants at Kate Seidman’s building—many GMG readers are already big fans and customers. 

1 Center Street, 3rd floor:
Ten Pound Studio silk painting studio with classes every Tuesday

Bradley Royds music recording studio

Jennifer Lee Levitz Studio and Reikki practice

1 Center Street, 2nd floor:

Loren Doucette, Art Showroom, Studio and Teaching Lab ( beginning Artist Way course to discovering recovering your creative self in 2015 along with private art lessons) 978-879-6588, Loren Doucette adds: “We are looking for teachers and students to be a part of this great creative cooperative space! Our goal and mission is to practice, teach and share creative well-being!”

Jeffrey Marshall, Art Studio. Jeffrey was invited to have a January show at the Cape Ann Museum and will be the First Cape Ann Artist of Distinction in Residency 2015 – for the Rocky Neck Art Colony

Goetemann Residency Program

Stephen Baglioni, LMT, clothed sports massage office,

Bob Tobin, weekly Kempo Karate classes (Wed & Sat)

Sarah Slifer Swift, rehearsal space, AND she runs Monday Morning Dance Rave 8:30-10am each week. Very fun!

Yoga with Peter Martin starting in January 2015.


Kate Seidman’s Art Room Boutique



Where: 1 Center Street (between Main and Middle)

When: Middle Street Walk 2014, 10AM-4PM

Who: Loren Doucette, Stephen Baglioni and Peter Martin are hosting an OPEN HOUSE as part of the Middle Street Walk. Stop by!

Kate has owned 1 Center Street since the early 1990s. Challenge for GMG readers: Do you know the prior occupant(s) and story of this historic building? Write in your comments if you know!

Cape Ann Forum Covered By Kathy Chapman

Kathy Chapman writes-

The Cape Ann Forum hosted internationally known sax player, author and music professor Mike Rossi, for a lecture and performance on the history of jazz in South Africa at Gloucester City Hall yesterday.

The event honored the late Mitch Cohen, a Forum founder, a highly respected therapist and a founding board member of the Cape Ann Forum — for his many contributions to the community.

Photos of the event, Forum members and Mitch’s wife, Kate Seidman (below)


A Story About Love

This summer at the Celebrate Gloucester concert at I4C2 the place was filled with smiling faces and dancing feet.

At around 9PM it was really jumping down there and most of the VIP seating had been cleared away to make way for people to get down and shake their groove thing.

Out of the very diverse crowd that night there was a couple that stood out from the mass of people right up front from my vantage point on stage.

This couple were in their 60’s and had been married a long while but the way they embraced each other and the way they beamed when looking into each other’s eyes they looked like they were honeymooners.  That couple was none other than Kate Seidman and Mitch Cohen.

When the night was winding down we walked up the hill together from I4C2 up Hancock Street past Topside Grill and the new construction on the left hand side of the street.  I asked Mitch and Kate, “What’s the secret?”  “How do you stay so in love after all these years?”  They had it.  They had it in a way you rarely see at that level at that age.

It was extraordinary and striking to me.  This was no act.  This was pure and true love.

Many of you know Kate and Mitch and all they have contributed to our community.  The beauty and kindness and compassion.

Mitch’s sudden passing comes as an incredible blow to everyone he knows.  I haven’t been able to stop thinking about the conversations I’ve had with Mitch and Kate this summer where they both,together or one on one have been so happy and in good places.

So to Kate- In your time of grieving for the loss of such a wonderful man you must know how much you are loved by the community, by your family, by all the people you touch every day with your positive spirit.  You had a good many years IN LOVE.  IN TRUE LOVE.  Some Many people will never know the type of true love that you had with Mitch.

In your grieving if there is any comfort you can take from this know that even though Mitch’s body is gone that you had what most people may never even know all the way through til the very end and that is TRUE LOVE and no one can ever take away that gift, those memories.  You will always be loved by your many friends, family and community Kate because you are special and as we have talkled about all so many times you are a connector and a person that makes beautiful things happen through your facilitating of positive energy and connecting people.  It is through all those loving compassionate connections that you have made that hopefully you can find strenth and comfort.

Love you Kate.
Everyone loves you.


Kate Seidman Presents Ocean Alliance’s Odyssey Crew With Touching Flag Before Gulf Mission Send Off

The Script At The Bottom Of The Flag Reads “We All Fish In The Same Sea Gloucester Ma July 2010”

The Odyssey Left Yesterday Morning On A Mission To Collect Scientific Data In The Gulf.


click the picture to view the flag full size



Video Tonight

Ocean Alliance Gulf Mission 07/08/10

Kate Seidman presents the crew of the Odyssey with a touching flag and Ian Kerr spells out The Odyssey’s First Gloucester Based Ocean Alliance Mission in this video-

We’re looking forward to mission updates sent directly to us here on GMG-stay tuned.

Ten Pound Studio Textile Arts Classes

Kurt Ankeny and Kate Seidman have been holding textile art classes high above Main street in the Corner building One Center Street (the third floor above Passports)  The room was the former press room of The Gloucester Daily Times.

Video with Kate coming tomorrow


Ten Pound Studio From Kate Seidman

Kate Seidman and The Art Room Boutique are happy to announce a new venture:
Ten Pound Studio – a fabric arts working & teaching studio.Housed on the 3rd floor of One Center Street in downtown Gloucester (entrance to the right of The Art Room Boutique).
Staffed by creative, professional artists who wish to continue Gloucesters tradition of encouraging and developing textile arts.
We are offering classes to adults at all skill levels, from beginner to advanced.
April Schedule:
1. Silk Painting: Tuesday mornings 10-12:30 $100/ 4 weeks
Introduction to the art of silk painting.
Teacher – Kate Seidman
2. Sewing: Thursday evenings 6-9 PM $100/ 4 weeks
Bring a project, bring your own machine, and learn.
Teacher – Helen Begley
May Schedule: the center will continue intro to silk painting, sewing, and add two more classes: Color Theory and Advanced Surface Design
(days and times to be announced).

We also have a $50 membership which gives you independent studio time, a discount on classes, and when we find them – locker space.

If you are interested:
Please call the Art Room Boutique- 978-283-0606
leave your name and # and we’ll get back to you.
Or email Kate

I look forward to hearing from you.

GMG Q&A -Kate Seidman

Kate Seidman runs The art Room on Center Street.  Her funky little boutique is packed with beautiful hand crafted clothing, art and jewelry.

I have a local website:

How long have you lived in Gloucester?

31 years this august

What is your favorite season In Gloucester?


Do you have any secret outdoor spots in Gloucester where you go to “get away”?

Steel Derrick quarry

What is your favorite pizza joint in Gloucester?


What is your favorite sub shop in Gloucester?


What place would you go for a romantic dinner in Gloucester?


What is your favorite bar in Gloucester?

Halibut Point Restaurant

What is your favorite breakfast joint in Gloucester?

Two Sisters

What is your favorite local event in Gloucester?

Now, The block parties

In the summer do you prefer the beach or to be on a boat?


Who is your favorite local artist?

I have several, Paul Cary Goldberg, Ruth Mordecai, Kurt Ankeny

Which is your favorite local beach?

Good Harbor

Who makes the best burger in town?


Who has the best chowder in town?

Halibut Point

Excluding GMG what is your second favorite local blog?

Don’t know

Do you prefer haddock chowder or clam chowder?

Clam Chowder

What were your thoughts on The Downtown Block Parties last year?

They are fantastic, have one every weekend all summer starting in May.

What is your favorite local band?

Linda Amero

Thanks Joey,
This was fun,

You can also view videos shot at The Art room here and here

Kate Seidman Designs At The Art Room on Center Street

Kate will be featuring local artists on Center Street Saturday night for the Block Party.

Here she shows us one of her unique designs.