Thanksgiving Break Pop-Up Show at The Hive

The Hive is excited to host a “Pop Up Art Fair” sale and exhibit, which will open for one day, the Saturday after Thanksgiving at The Hive in downtown Gloucester. The event is being organized by Pauline Bresnahan of Pauline’s Gifts in West Gloucester, Catherine Ryan, and Cape Ann Art Haven staff and students in the Hive's Teen Artist Guild Program.

The celebration will feature work by “Gloucester creative collegiates” as well as recent graduates, ages 18 to 30. The Hive website now features a directory of young local artists. We hope to continue growing this list of creatives following the event.

"This year I am thankful for the Hive's Thanksgiving POP UP Art Fair and such a clear and true celebration of art, youth and this art center gem in the heart of downtown Gloucester," said Ryan, "Thank you Pauline and Cape Ann Art Haven for beautiful ideas and resourcefulness, and Good Morning Gloucester, the Gloucester Daily Times and the Bridge for helping spread the news."

Among the artists already signed up are Kate Bresnahan, James Curcuru and Nicole Dahlmer. Two have ties to the historic Gloucester fishing community and their personal histories influence their artwork. Other artists exhibiting are Jason Burroughs, David Brooks, Lexi Chipperini, Jon Cooney, Alessia Lograsso, Micah O’Connor, Leon Doucette, Avery McNiff, Melissa Dube, Tyler Devlin, David Fanning, Jennifer Ziller and Betsey Janus.

To learn more about the upcoming event, check out the following article in the Gloucester Daily Times, Giving college artists a show: Pop-up to give area students chance to sell artworks

Don’t miss the chance to support friends, family and our community.  Please stop by the HIVE on November 28 (4-8pm) to recognize hard work, and to purchase works of art and contract creative services.   

Through My Lens Exhibit at The Hive

The Hive will host The Grace Center's second annual Through My Lens photography exhibit this Saturday, November, 21st from 12-3pm in The Falcon's Nest Gallery. The Grace Center is a drop-in day center with services for low-income adults in crisis. Every Wednesday this fall, the center gave participants a camera and sent them out to take photos of Gloucester with professional local photographer, Saoirse Donovan. The participants were asked to take pictures of the things they see everyday, with the goal of showing others the world from their point of view.

A Grace Center guest, Tom, participated last year and sold five photos. "I feel like I've been an artist for years," said Tom, "I want to capture the beauty of Gloucester. Even though I'm from here, I see so much beauty in Gloucester, all over the place, every day."

Christine Bobek, Program Director at Grace Center, shared her enthusiasm for the event, "It is such a wonderful way to let the community know how creative our guests are. I never know what to expect until I sort through the images, and I'm amazed at the variety and the quality of what I see. The photographers have a lot to be proud of."

Half of the proceeds from images sold on Saturday will go to the photographers and half will support the Grace Center.