Gail McCarthy’s Wearable Art Show News Article Hits Newsstands Today!



Sista Felicia’s “Gifts Of Gold” 10 lb Pasta Dress  modeled by her daughter Amanda Mohan in  the 2013 SeArts Wearable Fashion Show makes it onto the pages of The Salem Evening News!


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Dress designed and handmade by Sista Felicia

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Hair & Makeup by Sista Felicia

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Today’s Gloucester Daily Times issue also highlights Sista’s “Gifts Of Gold”  along with 4 wearable art creations made by Gloucester residents. Two created by Sage Floral Studio, made from fresh flowers, one Crafted with green soda cans by Donna Caseldon  and one  sailcloth Lobster Dress submitted by Daphane Papp,  both from Annisquam!

Looking forward to this years SeArts Wearable Fashion Show. The 2015 Sista Felicia Wearable Art Dress is currently in the making.


“Gifts of Gold” 10 lb. Pasta Dress Makes It Into Art New England Magazine


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Wednesday evening I received exciting news in an email  from Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco, event chair of SeArts Wearable Art Runway Fashion Show held at Cruiseport Gloucester this past September. 


Jacqueline Writes~ Felicia – you, pasta dress is the chosen runway piece in the Art New England
Magazine that just came out today!  Congratulations Sista 🙂

To find the
magazine best call their office in Boston.  Distribution is mostly to galleries
& museums 🙂

Hope you are well!!


Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco


Jacqueline, extended an invitation to this years SeArts Wearable Art Runway Fashion Show shortly after the release of my cookbook, “Gifts Of Gold In A Sicilian Kitchen With Sista Felicia, Harvest” this past August. Thrilled and honored to take part in this wonderful event I immediately excepted her invitation, and started designing 2 pieces for the show. The first piece to hit this years runway was made from recycled drink coasters, embellished with the GoodMorningGloucester.Com “My View of Life On The Dock” Homie logo.

The second wearable art piece made and featured in the lattest Art New England Magazine  March/April issue was inspired by the Gifts Of Gold my grandparents gave on to me that sparked my passion for cooking and my passion for continuing to keep my Sicilian family traditions alive for future generations.  The” Gifts Of Gold” flapper style dress was carefully hand swen together by my mother Pat Ciaramitaro and I, using fishing twin and 10 lbs. Metalic Gold  Ziti Pasta. The dress was modeled by my daughter Amanda Mohan. Linehan’s Photography, photo, of Amanda painted in metallic gold from head to toe modeling the “Gifts of Gold Pasta Dress” is featured in their March/April 2014 issue on page 29.

During yesterday visit to Art New England Magazine headquarters in Boston,  Rita and Judith were shocked to learn…( click see more for story & behind the scenes photos)


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Artist Spotlight Series – Nina Goodick

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Spotlight on Nina Goodick.

Nina was born and raised in Gloucester and comes from a hardworking family of Sicilian Italian and Portugese Gloucester Fisherman. Her great grandfathers, grandfathers, father, uncles, and brother were all fisherman and she spent summers on the family fishing boat the “Linda B”. From them and the women of the family, she learned hard work, love of family, faith, and of course food. Nina says: “In an Italian family, food is love, and we feed everything.” Family has always, and will always be the most important thing in her life.

Relatively new to the pottery world, Nina has been taking classes for the past few years with Cynthia Curtis and has enjoyed the company of her new fellow potter friends. In 2012 Nina was nominated as a seArts emerging artist, and from there decided to emerge herself into learning more about pottery. Her husband Stephen, who constantly encourages her, built her a studio to work from in their home. Then came the kiln, and lots of clay and learning. Her dear friend Marty Morgan, encouraged her to explore glazes, throwing technique, and to embrace the opening of the kiln – something any potter will tell you is both exciting and terrifying.

Nina enjoys throwing functional pottery, bowls, mugs, platters, things you can use. In addition to these, she recently has been creating wall pieces – Codfish, Haddock and Redfish – which connect her to her family heritage. She has also been making wall crosses which she was inspired to create through her work with a medical mission group from the Holy Family Parish, helping the poor in the Dominican Republic. Most of her inspiration comes from her family, friends, faith, and her sister Theresa who is an artist. Nina has always looked up to her creativity and abilities to capture feelings in her artwork. Nina does not consider herself an artist, but just a person who like to make pots.

This past year Nina was a participant in the Cape Ann Ceramics Festival at Rocky neck, and the Pottery Trail. Having people visit her studio and home gallery was a great experience for her, which she truly enjoyed. She is a member of seArts, and the Rocky Neck Art Colony. Her work can be seen at the Rocky Neck Holiday Art & Fine Craft Festival weekends through December 29th, seArts Wearable Art & Home Décor Show, December 14th & 15th, and Flatrocks Gallery Feast Exhibit through December 28th.

If you’ve finished shoveling out and want to have some fun, come by the Center for Happy Hour from 3-5:00 today and see some of Nina’s work, which is being exhibited alongside some of her sister, Theresa’s work.

E.J. Lefavour

SeArts Fashion Show – Wearable Art (Model Slide_Show)

Terry Weber writes:

Yesterday’s Celebrate Wearable Art Show was a smashing success, with over 160 attendees enjoying a runway fashion show featuring designs and jewelry from local and other artists. The event, organized by volunteers and friends of seARTS, was held at the Bass Rocks Golf Club and attendees enjoyed not only a spectacular runway show, but a luncheon, and opportunities to shop for one of a kind pieces. The beautiful models included local fashion lovers and professional models recruited by Mobius and Rising Design of Boston. The show was a fundraiser benefiting the Society for the Encouragement of the Arts (seARTS) which seeks to energize the arts community of Cape Ann– and if you attended the fashion show, you know they accomplished their mission!

See Designers photo below, and also enjoy slide_show of the models displaying Wearable Art by CLICKING on Any Photo.

Happy Cinco de Mayo!Things to do today!

Chamber’s Spring Fling

Cape Ann Chamber Businesswomen will host this year’s Spring Fling on Tuesday, May 5, 5 to 7:30 p.m., at Latitude 43, 25 Rogers St. Terri Trespicio, senior editor at Martha Stewart’s “Body & Soul” magazine, will present “Take Back the Reins: Simple and Surprising Ways to Stay Balanced and Whole When Times Are Tough.” Trespicio also hosts a daily radio program called “Whole Living.” In collaboration with seArts Wearable Arts group, attendees will have an opportunity to wear — and possibly buy — accessories made by local artists. Sponsored by Cape Ann Savings Bank Trust Department, Rockport National Bank and TD Banknorth, the event will feature a Cinco de Mayo supper of quesadillas, nachos and salads. Cost is $25 per person. A cash bar will be available. Chamber members and nonmembers are welcome. For reservations, call 978-283-1601 or e-mail

Spaghetti dinner

A spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit the Gloucester High School girls softball program will take place Tuesday, May 5, 5 to 7 p.m., at The Fish Shack restaurant in Rockport. Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children and seniors, with a $25 family cap. For more information, call Anthony Saputo at 978-283-6970.