North Shore Arts Association: American writer, artist and philosopher E. Hubbard said “Art is not a thing, it is a way.” The historic North Shore Arts Association of Gloucester celebrating its 94th year, reflects this philosophy with its “Art in Action – Connecting Communities” focus this season, by hosting a groundbreaking collaboration with Gloucester’s marine conservation/research group Ocean Alliance, now headquartered in Gloucester’s iconic Paint Factory, and historic Rocky Neck Art Colony. Supporting the Ocean Alliance mission to protect and preserve our oceans and marine life and North Shore Arts Association and Rocky Neck Art Colony’s mission of supporting the arts, an “Art Exhibition of the Sea and Science” will be on display June 17 through July 30 in the galleries of NSAA. Although works of all genres will be on display, the main focus will be works depicting the sea and Cape Ann. A very unique component of the exhibition will be a show and silent auction of works painted on old roofing slates removed from the historic Paint Factory building. These historic slates donated to NSAA by non-profit Ocean Alliance provide the substrate used by NSAA Artist Members to create original paintings, each approximately 12″x24″ depicting a myriad images. Bids for the silent auction may be placed June 17 through July 30 by visiting or contacting NSAA. One hundred per cent of silent auction proceeds will go to fund the ongoing restoration of the NSAA’s gallery building and Ocean Alliance’s Paint Factory headquarters. The collaboration also offers an extraordinary series of Ocean Alliance and Rocky Neck Art Colony lectures and performances. This special programing was made possible through partial funding by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The first of the series will be marine conservation/research group Ocean Alliance presenting a lecture “Why Whales?” by CEO Dr. Iain Kerr on Sunday, June 26th, 12:30-1:30pm followed by a reception, open free to the public 2-4pm. A dynamic performance/poetry reading, “Sea Change: Reversing the Tide” will be presented by President of Ocean Alliance Dr. Roger Payne – whose profound discovery of whale songs has been a major force in their protection – and his wife, noted British actress Lisa Harrow on Thursday, July 7th at 7pm. Rocky Neck Art Colony President and arts and marine conservation advocate Karen Ristuben will present a lecture “Intersection of Marine Science, Conservation, Activism and Art on Saturday, July 23rd 3pm. All lectures and performances are free with a suggested donation of $5. To learn more about these three iconic non-profits visit http://www.nsarts.org, http://www.whale.org and rockyneckartcolony.org.
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This past week we celebrated ribbon cuttings with three local businesses. Tonno Restaurant in Gloucester had a ribbon cutting ceremony to kick off their grand opening in the afternoon on Friday, June 17. Later that evening, 7th Wave Restaurant had a ribbon cutting to celebrate new General Manager Natasha Khan and Executive Chef Zac Tran bringing on a new menu concept. Monday afternoon, June 20, The Brass Monkey welcomed family, friends and customers to join in their ribbon cutting and grand opening celebration.
BIG THINGS are happening on Cape Ann this year! We are excited to welcome you all and wish you great success!
The Brass Monkey
Captain – Jenny Fremont
Scutler – Anthony Giambanco
Photo Credit: Bill Bougas
Please join us Friday June 24th on Pavilion Beach at 4:30pm for the Ladies Seine Boat FINALS!!! Viva San Pietro!!
A perfect way to start your weekend! Cape Ann Power Yoga’s Paige Amaral leads Saturday morning yoga from 8:00 – 9:00 am through July. Classes are $5/Maritime Gloucester members; $10/general public. Bring a mat and water with you. Harriet Webster Pier @ Maritime Gloucester, 23 Harbor Loop Gloucester, MA.
Sign up online or bring cash/check with you.
Update on Gloucester Sign
The face ought to be near done today. The rope trim and the welcome to and Americas oldest seaport should be done today.
All that will be left is to paint the support beams in the back of the sign.
This will take the sign all through the summer and this fall a new sign will need to be designed and done.
Beach Stickers can be used for both.
Residents stickers are not and can not be used at Beaches.
Hope this helps.
The following parking areas require either a resident beach sticker or
a resident parking sticker with a nominal fee associated with the
purchase of a resident parking sticker: good for a period of five
years beginning in 2012 and every five years thereafter.
Beach Court, for its entire length.
Commercial Street, #17—#21, westerly side, in a southerly direction to
its intersection with Beach Court.
Day Avenue, both sides beginning at its intersection with High Street
for its entire length in a southerly direction.
Eastern Point Boulevard, Niles Beach area, westerly side, (Niles Beach
Area) from its boundary with Eastern Point Road in a southerly
direction to its intersection with Farrington Avenue, from 6:00 a.m.
to 6:00 p.m. daily.
Farrington Avenue, southerly side from its intersection with Eastern
Point Boulevard to its intersection with St. Louis Avenue from May 1
to September 15 during the hours of 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fort Square, for its entire length (from #2 to #59).
So, a beach sticker is as good as a resident sticker.
Have a safe and fun Summer.
Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken
Spiran Lodge #98Mid-Sommar Fest
Saturday, June 25 – 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
At Spiran Lodge
Corner of Broadway and School St., Rockport
Nisu and Pastries for Sale
Strawberries & Cream
Hot Dogs and Swedish Hamburgers
Nisu & Coffee
Entertainment: Finnish Folk Singers –
Alexandra Conniver and Kermit Bennett (HYVAA)