Fundraiser to Benefit the Family of Matteo Russo

On January 3, 2008 the Gloucester fishing boat Patriot sank, taking the lives of Matteo Russo and John Orlando. Matteo Russo, 36, leaves behind a pregnant wife and four year old son. To help the family, Joe Ciaramitaro of and Robert Newton of Cape Ann Community Cinema are holding a fund-raiser on February 15, 1:30 pm, at Gloucester Stage Company. A portion of the proceeds will be contributed to the family.

Gloucester Guerilla Art Project 2

Gloucester blogger and outdoor photographer Steve Borichevsky will present his video, Walking about Gloucester, Images from America’s Oldest Seaport showing pictures of Gloucester and its wildlife set to music.

Ron Newton, manager and director at Cape Ann Community Cinema will be presenting a collection of his grandfather’s vintage Gloucester Postcards on The Big Screen.

Rockport based photographer, surfer, and web designer John Hintlian is honored to share a slideshow of his pictures, “Never the Same Place Twice: the Many Moods of Cape Ann”.

Sharon Lowe is a regular contributor to “Good Morning Gloucester”, has a family-friendly Cape Ann blog, “Flapping like a Haddock”, and a website, “Sharon Lowe Photography”. Her video, “Wall St. Autumn” is a close-up look at the beauty of fall in East Gloucester .

And there is more:

GoodMorning Gloucester has ordered t-shirts that Paul Frontiero has graciously agreed to silk screen for free and Beth Swan From Beth Swan Design is offering her winning GoodMorningGloucester Logo design and art skills to the project. The t-shirts will be available at the G-GAP #2 for $20. 100% of the money from the sale of the t-shirts will go to the family on top of the money from the gate.

It’s not going to be a percentage of the money from the sale of the t-shirt minus the cost, but every cent donated for the t-shirt will go to help the family.

Please join us.

seARTS is a coalition of artists, art lovers, cultural institutions, businesses, and municipal organizations, all working together to improve the economic base for the arts and the larger Cape Ann community. seARTS is funded through grants from the Mass Cultural Council, Essex County Community Foundation, Bruce J. Anderson Foundation, its membership, and sponsors.

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