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Many, one of a kind!
Design of Mine
33 Main Street
Open 11am – 6pm
Detail from Paul Bilodeau full front page photograph for today’s Gloucester Daily Times– Tom Brady New England Patriots holding his daughter after Super Bowl 2019 win. Good day to buy the paper for a great Super Bowl keepsake
Twitter excerpt from #MuseumBowl 2019 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston vs. J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
(alas Museum Bowl 2019 appears to be bragging rights only, but maybe the Getty will consider shipping the Hare to the MFA, pretty please…)
Paul Solman fantastic interview with charming, smart and inspiring Martellus Bennett- Making Sense series: After the Game.
His brother Eagles defensive lineman Michael Bennett pops in. Seriously watch it! Great 8 minutes for all ages and families.
“…Since his own retirement last year, Martellus Bennett has hurtled himself into his work at The Imagination Agency, producing an animated series, mobile apps and children’s books about A.J., a character based on his 4-year-old daughter, Austyn Jett Rose…” – Paul Solman PBS NewsHour Making Sense segment
photo PatsPulpit.com by Rich Hill 208 – McCourty (playing in Super Bowl 53) and Hollister twins (Jacob listed injured reserved) I’m LOVING all the McCourty stories! Hollister twins sing, too
Marketplace host Charlsie Agro and sister Carly investigate DNA ancestry kits, and consult with experts at McGill and Yale because the results were mystifying. They purchased AncestryDNA, MyHeritage, 23andMe, FamilyTreeDNA and Living DNA kits. None were accurate, all offer more entertainment rather than science, and may guess at “the continental level” solely.
The Museum of Fine Arts and J Paul Getty Museum faced off for #MuseumBowl 2019 ahead of the Superbowl for a quick game of twitter trash talk. The MFA served up plenty of fun Patriot hype zingers. The Getty managed a couple retorts. The MFA was bolstered by tremendous support from #PatriotNation New England museums.
Don’t miss MFA twitter finale is a Boston Title Town double burn
See more 2019 playback reel
Over the past few years, museums join in the Super Bowl spirit via trash talk on social media accounts. From humorous challenges and clever collection puns it’s morphed into big stake art bets for Super Bowl contenders: Some wins have triggered a museum loan from the losing city’s rival fine arts institution. Yesterday (see below) the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, announced a twitter showdown with the J Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. Look for #MuseumBowl and @mfaboston and @GettyMuseum. It’s going down at 3pm TODAY, Friday, Feb 1, 2019. I don’t know if there’s a wager but I hope so! It’s great fun no matter what.
The MFA makes good use of their archives dog, Riley.
Weather held off for the big Reenactment of the 1775 Gloucester Falcon Battle, but the incoming tide kept things moving ahead of schedule. If you missed it – not to worry: 1623 Studios (Cape Ann TV) filmed the battle from Beauport Hotel, and there were drones in the air. Fantastic coverage of the event here on GMG: see Bridgette Matthews photos from event here on GMG and Manny Simoes photos on GMG.
So as not to let the parade pass by, here’s a snippet of fife and drum retreat swinging through downtown after the battle. The officers gave them protection and compliments and timing of Cape Pond Ice truck was kismet.
AMENDOLA IS TRENDING- The 2018 #MuseumBowl twitter throwdown between the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and the Philadelphia Museum of Art went down earlier today. Here are a few brags and barbs from the MFA twitter feed
And some counter shades from the Philadelphia Museum of Art (I knew they were going to use the Rubens). Nice touch on that crisco photoshop 🙂 I’ll be happy when that West Benjamin Franklin will be loaned out to the MFA. You can check out the complete humorous battle by searching #MuseumBowl and/or following the museums’ twitter accounts @Philamuseum and @MFABoston. Fun to see the Clark and Davis joining in to side with the MFA. The MFA video of the conservation puppy (and new art world star mascot) tearing apart the eagle chew toy was tough to top. Here’s a link to the round-up:https://twitter.com/i/moments/959534465688141824
LOVE that my sons’ teacher shared the Amen-dola “Hallelujah” parody in class today.
Oh that graceful, acrobatic catch! Danny Amen TOE la Continue reading “if you missed #Patriots tributes: #MuseumBowl and Amen-dolah Hallelujah”
The 2018 #SuperBowl LII winner will trigger a museum loan from the losing city’s rival fine arts institution. If the Patriots win, @philamuseum will lend Benjamin Franklin Drawing Electricity from the Sky by Benjamin West. Benjamin Franklin was born in Boston. The MFA would lend Mrs. James Warren (Mercy Otis) by John Singleton Copley, which the MFA modified for #museumbowl twitter trash talk vs Atlanta.
Philadelphia Museum created a video this year.
When the Patriots win the Eagles might feel more like this woodblock print from the MFA famous prints and drawings collection: **Sad** Eagle on a Pine Branch in the Rain, Isoda Koryusai, ca.1770s, Japanese Edo period, Bigelow collection.
On Friday the two museum twitter accounts will throw down. I wonder which works the MFA will modify this year for the trash talk on twitter, maybe their iconic Copley Paul Revere?
The Philadelphia Museum of Art could doctor their Rubens Prometheus… if so one hopes with the logo, not a player. (And one could argue even still that it’s in the Patriots favor as knowledge of foresight for the win, and Prometheus comes out all right in the end.)
Last year the MFA did a great job with the Thomas Sully–but hey what about that eagle installed nearby.
There are a lot of eagles in the MFA collection…Too dark?
What would you pick for the MFA #MuseumBowl?
Finn had a pretty early hockey game in Woburn on Saturday morning and I took advantage of the time in the passenger seat to delete tons of emails. While scrolling through my inbox, I found an email notification from the Patriots announcing their plans for a Super Bowl send-off party at Gillette stadium. With some extra time in the car as Finn and Freddy went into the rink to get ready, I decided to book a hotel and surprise the boys with a quick overnight trip to Patriot Place to be a part of the action.
I’m so glad I did. After a really long week the quick family trip was just what we needed. After Thatcher’s Sunday afternoon hockey game we drove to Foxboro. We checked into our room at the Renaissance Boston Patriot Place and the boys were thrilled to see the bright blue sign of Gillette Stadium shining right outside our window. After getting settled, we walked through Patriot Place and down to the NRG Plaza in front of the Pro Shop at the entrance to Gillette. The boys were able to walk up onto the stage that was set for Monday’s festivities and then spent an hour skating on the Winter Skate Ice at Patriot Place. After working up an appetite we had dinner at CBS Scene. Unbelievably, all of Patriot Place was like a ghost town. I had made dinner reservations, but we were one of only a few full tables there.
After dinner we walked back to the hotel and the boys decorated signs to show their Patriot Love. We were in bed by 11:00 and up at 6:00. After turning on the news we realized that the crowds were already gathering so we quickly got ready and went back down to the plaza. We scored great standing room directly behind the media pit and enjoyed the show!
The boys were interviewed by both radio and TV news personalities and were psyched to be a part of the excitement. They had the opportunity to hear from several Patriots greats and I hope that, as huge sports’ fans, they’ll look back on yesterday fondly for a while.
Spring is here…summer is right around the corner….and, in my humble opinion, every yard needs Cornhole. And, if you’re going to have a set, why not have a set cooler than your neighbors’?
Really, if you’re being honest, the only question to ask yourself is, “Exactly what do I want painted on mine?”
Should you go with the Team Spirit vibe, school colors, favorite vacation spot, favorite band, monogrammed as a wedding or anniversary gift, totally custom and off the chart? There’s absolutely a blank slate (or two) calling your name!
I recently ordered a set of Dan’s Custom Cornhole Creations with our school logo painted on them. First of all, they were done so quickly….secondly, they’re awesome. They are going to be such a perfect addition to campus for both the students and the faculty/staff alike. Friday afternoon Faculty Fun will surely be centered around some friendly games of cornhole in the very near future!
If you own a company and have a logo, you need these. If you, say…for example…run a pretty successful blog and have oh, I don’t know maybe a seagull for a logo, you need these. Just saying.
If you are looking for a Father’s Day gift, a house warming gift, or a birthday gift…here you go. If you have a friend with a sweet yard and want to ensure you score a few invites over the course of the summer, you might want to consider ordering him/her a set. The possibilities are endless, the beers are cold, the bean bags are waiting to be tossed. Make the call.
Check out Dan’s Custom Cornhole Creations at his Facebook page HERE
If you’re not on Facebook, absolutely email Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call/text Dan @ 508-981-1530
Check out the museums’ twitter accounts @mfaboston vs @HighMuseumofArt. For more fine art and football see
The National Football League Player’s Association (NFLPA) held the 12th annual ‘Smocks and Jocks’ Fine Art Auction and Jazz Brunch featuring art created by active and former NFL players (and others). The benefit raises money for the Gene Upshaw Player Assistance Fund.
“Our players are so many different things…The original thought was to create an opportunity for former players to come to the Super Bowl in a more relaxed atmosphere and to show a different side of the professional athlete by them being able to display their art.”
video below caption: Super Bowl XLVII (2013) Washington Redskins Andre Collins interview- time stamp at 2:20 pans through 2013 auction items
Ceramic art patterned after Minnesota Lakes by hall of fame Carl Eller–former defensive end Minnesota Viking star– was commissioned for the new Vikings US Bank Stadium.
“Carl Eller provides artwork for new Vikings Stadium” youtube clip below
And for Craig Kimberly – Baron Batch (Bansky of the NFL) and fellow former Steeler teammate John Malecki founded Studio A.M. Gallery in Pittsburgh
Flashback: visiting Clark Museum to see Bierstadt’s Puget Sound on loan from the Seattle Art Museum thanks to the Patriots Super Bowl XLIX win. (If Seattle Seahawks won, Homer’s West Point Prout’s Neck in the Clark would have gone west.)
GloucesterCast 167 Taped Live at Cape Ann TV With Megan Merlin, Kim Smith, James Eves, Craig Kimberley and Host Joey
Kudos To The Rhumbline For The Excellent Staff and Libations- Now Featuring A Dart Board and Cribbage Night on Monday nights thanks to Kathy Hopkins.
This weekend’s monster storm possibility Is it going to be another winter like last winter- Who Is Excited- Who is Prepared?
Art Haven Buoy Auction & Family Fun Night
Friday, January 22, 2016
Tickets are $10 before the event and $15 at the door. Free admittance for children. Purchase tickets at the Art Haven and Hive locations or online here.
Free admittance for families with children who painted a buoy during buoy painting week. No tickets necessary – names will be checked at the door.
Join us for a spirited night of fundraising and family fun to support our organization. The funds that are raised will sustain our efforts to provide our classes free of charge to students from low-income families.
This year, Cape Ann Power Yoga is donating one free class to every individual who buys a buoy!
As long as supplies last if any GMG folks want a bumper sticker but can’t drop down the dock, just send a self addressed and stamped envelope longer then 7 and a half inches and I’ll drop one in the mail for you.
Send the self addressed and stamped envelope to the dock at 95 East Main St Gloucester Ma 01930 care of Joey (put my name in big letters to make sure it gets to me)
James’ new pellet stove and gets his pellets at Cape Ann Chimney and Hearth
Craig recommends a window energy sealing product that was easy to install
I’d be most upset if The Rhumbline closed out of every other joint in town
Juni Van Dyke’s ongoing quilt exhibit at the Cape Ann Museum, through February, thirteen quilts and several more to come, free admission to Cape Ann Museum for Cape Ann residents.
“For the Birds”
Opening January 28th,
Reception January 31st, Sunday from 2 to 4
Chris Leahy Audubon Talk Februarty 11th
Kim Smith talk, February 18th
The Artful Birdhouse, auction February 12th
James Eves Cape Ann Art Rundown
Art Happenings This Month
Cape Ann Museum Offers Free Admission for Cape Ann Residents during January 2016
Gloucester, Three Visions Panel Discussion
For this panel discussion, Jeff Weaver and Don Gorvett will be joined in conversation by Debbie Hagan, arts editor, and Peter Anastas, a local historian and cultural observer. This program is offered in conjunction with the current exhibition Vincent, Weaver, Gorvett: Gloucester, Three Visions (on view through February 28, 2016).
Cape Ann Reads with the Eric Carle Museum
The Eric Carle Museum will be offering workshops for children and adults to kick-off the new Cape Ann Reads initiative. This program will take place at the Cape Ann Museum and is free and open to the public. Space is limited. Reservations are required
Cape Ann Museum Printmaking Workshop (Part I)
A three-part Folly Cove Designer-inspired printmaking workshop at the Cape Ann Museum.
Enjoy three days of close instruction from artists Mary Rhinelander and Victoria Petway as they delve into the world of block printing.
Patriots- Denver Bronco Defender Antonio Smith Has Been spouting off saying that Tom Brady Is a Crybaby and he whines when the refs don’t call a penalty when he gets hit.
I would just like to say in advance “Thank You” to Antonio Smith for giving that little extra motivation and making a Pats victory that much sweeter when Brady picks the Denver Defense apart and gets in their face about it.
Kim’s talk for North Shore Horticultural Society (American Legion Hall, 12 Church Street, Manchester) Tuesday, January 26th, (if we don’t talk about “For the Birds”). Open to the public.