Sunday, August 12, 2007

5th Annual Art in Lanesville

Art in Lanesville is a big deal. During the 20th century, there were many artists and sculptors who either lived, or summered here. People like Charles Grafly, Paul Manship, his son John Manship and his wife Margaret Manship, George Demetrios and his wife Jinnee (Virginia Lee Burton), Leon Kroll, Walker Hancock, John Coggeshall and Morris Pancoast, who lived next door to On the Cove were some of the artists who were known nationally and internationally.

Given this heritage, it is no wonder that there are many artists who live and work here today. Many of them are members of the Cape Ann Artisans, and many are independent artists both amateur and professional. They experience the same thing that artists over the last hundred years have experienced, a unique locale, quaint but not touristy, authentic and exceptionally beautiful. So one might ask with all of this talent, why is this only the fifth Art in Lanesville show? This I cannot answer, being only a recent immigrant to this area, but nonetheless the show is a wonderful thing to have.

So the details (because I couldn't find it on the web anywhere else...)

5th Annual Art in Lanesville
August 17-19, 2007
Opening Reception: Friday, August 17, 6-8
Free Performance of Poetry, Music & Dance, Saturday, Aug. 18, 7:30 PM*
Friday 10-4, Saturday, 10-7:30, and Sunday 12-4
Lanesville Community Center, Vulcan St, Gloucester, MA
*Performance Rain Date, Sunday Aug. 19, 7:30 PM


  • Stan,

    Any info on the upcoming bluefish tournament for this year?


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:19 AM  

  • I believe the Mary Parisi 19th Annual Lanes Cove Bluefish Tournament will be held on the Sunday before Labor Day as usual. I'm guessing the tournament details are the same as last year. Check for last year's article by Peter Prybot.

    By Blogger Stan, at 2:18 PM  

  • I spent some summers in Lanesville back in the 50s and cherish the memories. I am sure things have greatly changed after 50 years, but I check into your blog now and then to get a taste of Lanesville. Enjoy it very much! Many thanks for the webcam..are they hard to work with?

    By Blogger Georgetta, at 7:38 AM  

  • Georgetta,

    Glad you enjoy the blog and webcam. I really have to do a better job on the blog--there are quite a few things that go on here and I usually have some pictures, but I don't always get around to making an entry.

    The webcam started out as a a pain in the neck, I had to reset it frequently. I've since replace the camera (I use a Canon ZR500 camcorder) and upgrade the software (Imagecaster), but the Mac Powerbook is still running fine. It has been very stable for a year or more now, so there's almost nothing to do.


    By Blogger Stan, at 8:16 AM  

  • My name is Elizabeth.Iwas raised on the cove loving on High St. Icome back very often to see mum thats 100 I am looking for a place close by yo live/Bless you all

    By Anonymous BETTY, at 7:15 PM  

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