Thursday, June 26, 2008

The Bonfire Is On!

So the bonfire is on! The permit from the Gloucester Fire Department took a bit of groveling, but the chief had some legitimate concerns (like NO fireworks in the bonfire). But the permit is in-hand, so with a lot of sweat and hard work (and a few beers to easy the pain) we should be good-to-go for the 4th of July.

As a note of caution, things do get a bit wild around the cove during the bonfire. Everyone involved with the bonfire kind of holds their breath every year in hopes no one gets hurt. The celebration is unique, and residents pitch in to either build the bonfire or clean up afterwards. We all hope that the excesses of the evening don't become too excessive. If you're coming to the celebration, please show some respect for the folks who live here--go home at a reasonable hour, try not to make too much of a mess, don't park in people's yards and don't do stupid stuff. There are a lot of families that come down to watch--again, try to be respectful.

If you can't make it, or don't want to deal with the crowds, watch it on the streaming webcam--it should be a great show!

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  • As an artist myself, I enjoy reading Philip Koch's sensitive writing about Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth, who along with Whistler and Rothko, are my favorite American painters.
    I don't live in the United States but have traveled and passed a short time there. But even with the little time spent in your beautiful country, especially in small-town America, I can relate to some of the poetical feel that Hopper and Wyeth had captured in their art, which is for me part of the attraction of their paintings.
    Browsing at the other day, as I do now and then, I find a good selection of Edward Hopper's work, ,in the big archive of Western Art, that customers can order online for canvas prints and even hand-painted, oil-painting reproductions can be made and sent to them.
    Hopper's surrealistic and depersonalized world is there again. Timeless, yes, as it is still there now in the roadside cafes and diners that I ate at all over America.

    By Blogger scott davidson, at 3:53 AM  

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