Drawing Workshop with Gabrielle Barzaghi at the Cape Ann Museum

Thursdays:   February 2nd, 9th and 16th.

10:00 a.m. — 12:15 p.m.

Participants will brush up on their drawing skills in this three session drawing workshop with visual artist Gabrielle Barzaghi. Drawing from still life and in the galleries, you will practice basic drawing skills such as visual measuring, line, value, composition and perspective. The class structure will remain flexible to allow for each individual’s drawing ability.

Gabrielle Barzaghi is a visual artist. She is a former Senior Lecturer in Art and Design at Suffolk University. She lives in Gloucester and is represented by Trident Gallery.


Gabrielle Barzaghi, Catbriers, pastel, 2012. Collection of the Cape Ann Museum.

Workshop Schedule:

Session One will meet in the activity room. Basic observational drawing techniques will be covered by showing examples, demonstration, and practice.

Session Two will involve drawing in the galleries from sculptural forms focusing on structural line, value, and volume.

Session Three will include compositional analysis and the study and copying of a masterwork in the Museum’s collection.

The Cape Ann Museum will provide all materials.

This program is $85 CAM members/ $100 non-members. Space is limited, reservations are required. For more information please contact info@capeannmuseum.org. Tickets can be purchased by calling 978-283-0455 x10 or online at Eventbrite.

EGS Holiday Fair This Saturday


Join us this Saturday for a fun & festive family event!

  • Kids Craft Tables
  • Homemade Baked Goods
  • Craft Sale
  • Cake Walk
  • Photos with Santa
  • Amazing Raffle Prizes

Saturday, December 10th
10 AM – 1 PM
East Gloucester Elementary School
8 Davis Street Ext.


Children’s Holiday Microgreen & Craft Workshop THIS SATURDAY!


Is your to-do list miles long this season? Then drop your children off at Backyard Growers for our gardening and craft workshop: “Holiday Greens for little Gardeners” while you shop!

Our team has developed a window gardening workshop tailored to little gardeners! They’ll learn about planting and growing microgreens, and each child will decorate and bring home a microgreen window planter like the one pictured above! The perfect gift for any family member.

Saturday, December 10th, 10am-12pm
Backyard Growers Office
271 Main Street
$15 per child, cash or check at the door.

Space is limited, so reserve now by signing up here!

All proceeds benefit our school and community gardening programs.

Movies & Chinese Food with Temple Ahavat Achim at Cape Ann Cinema!

Movies & Chinese Food* at Cape Ann Cinema!

Join TAA for Movies and Chinese Food on the First Night of Hanukkah on Saturday, December 24th at the Cape Ann Community Cinema (21 Main St., Gloucester)

Adults $20 | Kids 6-18 $12 | Kids under 5 FREE

5:15 pm Lighting Lobster Trap Menorah at TAA
5:30 Doors open at Cape Ann Community Cinema
Dinner for kids
6:00 “Toy Story” begins (81 minutes)
7:30 Dinner for adults
8:15 “Tootsie” begins (119 minutes)
10:30 Clean up and leave cinema by 11:00 pm

Come for some, or come for all!
Children of all ages invited with parents. (Parents to determine whether “Tootsie” is appropriate for their older kids.)


*Vegetarian Chinese Food will be served.

2017 Rotary Photo Calendar Now Available

2017rotarycalendarsignThe 2017 Rotary Raffle Calendars are printed and can now be purchased. This calendar is our best ever, displaying the award winning photos of Cape Ann taken by serious amateur and professional photographers. Calendars can be purchased from any Gloucester Rotarian or at these locations: BankGloucester, Local Colors, Building Center Gloucester, and Carroll K Steel Insurance.

$20 each.  All profits go to the club’s local and international projects.

An added bonus is that this is a raffle calendar, and all are numbered, with a limited number being printed. The Club will give away $50 every week next year. There will be “bonus” giveaways of $250 in June 2017 and $500 the in December 2017.

Congratulations to the following photographers whose work is featured in the calendar:

  • January-   John Zellenka
  • Febraury-  Karen Joyce
  • March- Jim Sousa
  • April- Steven D Carr
  • May- Arlene Taliadoras
  • June- Marion Bayly
  • July-  Jim Sousa
  • August- Phil Ierardi
  • September- Elinor Teele
  • October- Rich Correale
  • November- Cate Partridge
  • December- Amy Smith
  • Cover- Marion Bayly
  • Back Cover- Donna Ardizzoni

Shop Cape Ann For the Holidays!

The Cape Ann Chamber has launched a regional “Shop Cape Ann for the Holidays” promotion. There is no charge to participate, and all retailers are invited to join. The basic idea is to continually inform and remind both the local Cape Ann region, and our neighboring communities, to shop local this season, through the frequent posting of short Facebook videos, and to get you all to like and share the videos.


Please visit the Chamber’s Facebook Page to view the retailer videos we’ve posted to far.

Retailers can create their own videos using a smart phone and send them our way. If you create your own, please send your video via Dropbox.com to marketing@capeannchamber.com. If you’d like our help, give us a call at 978-283-1601.

We will post as many videos as we receive and tag your page with your video post, We ask that you all like and share all videos so that we maximize our reach and the Shop Cape Ann message.


GAAC Holiday Party Friday 12/9


At our annual Gloucester Area Astronomy Club Holiday Party, Friday December 9, 8:00 pm at the Lanesville Community Center, we’re lucky enough to have Dr. Mario Motta with a presentation on his latest astronomy science project, an investigation of a white dwarf star (WD 1145+017) in Virgo that is orbited by the remains of a disintegrating small planet or asteroid.

The star seems to be tearing apart a small planet, leaving multiple small planetesimals and cometary trails in its wake. The story of the destruction of an actual planet is going to lead to a really interesting evening.

Mario’s been following and charting the disintegration, and is going to share his process and results with us on the 9th. It’s always fun to hear speakers who can report first-hand on actual astronomical events, and our December 2016 holiday party will be one of those rare nights.

Join us!

The Gloucester Area Astronomy Club meets on the second Friday of the month at 8:00pm at the Lanesville Community Center, 8 Vulcan Street, Lanesville. There are no dues or fees, and all are welcome. Find out more about GAAC at http://gaac.us, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GAACpage, or on Twitter, @GAACster.