Happy 269th birthday, Judith Sargent!

🎂 Happy Birthday, Judith! John Singleton Copley’s oil portrait of early American women’s rights advocate and Gloucester native, Judith Sargent Murray, circa 1770-72, captures the 18 year old Judith in an alluring Turquerie costume, which is believed to belong to the artist. In spite of the sensuous, fluid garments, there is no mistaking Judith’s steely and determined gaze. This is a woman of power!

To celebrate Judith’s birthday, another young Gloucester woman recreates Copley’s original portrait, capturing both the sensual and determined spirit of the original subject. Please celebrate with us by sharing your own interpretation of this stunning portrait on social media and using #JudithSargentOnCanvas!

Learn more about Judith and her life in Gloucester at www.sargenthouse.org.

Thanks to model Natalie Zaffiro and photographer Nick Zaffiro!

June Blooms

A fun fundraiser for Seaside Garden Club in these stay-at-home days.

Seaside Garden Club

These are extraordinary times. It is with regret that our club’s annual plant auction is cancelled. The May auction is the main source of revenue for the year to come. It funds our monthly programs, community service projects and North Shore Community College scholarship. At the end of the current year our coffers are bare. We are optimistic that life will return to normal in September, maybe even in June. We are offering an alternative fundraiser to keep Seaside Garden Club alive in its 51st year, a month of prizes in June. Each day there will be one name drawn who will win that day’s prize. The prizes are donated by club members. Calendars are $10 for one or $20 for three. You will find the June in Bloom calendar on our website, https://seasidegardenclub.wordpress.com/ and on FaceBook, https://www.facebook.com/SeasideGardenClub.

To enter, please send a check made out to Seaside…

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