On the Neck
August 19 – Sept 1 : Garden Views, paintings by Sue Daly & Lynn Loscutoff
Win’s Orchids by Sue Daly
Bobbie’s Garden by Lynn Loscutoff
Ann Fisk Room, Rocky Neck Gallery, 53 Rocky Neck Ave.
Thurs, Sept. 2 : Nights on the Neck
JoeAnn Hart, the author of the social satire Addled and a regular contributor to the Boston Globe Magazine, will read from her pretty-much-finished novel, Float. Set in a seaside town in Maine, Float follows the travails of the owner of a dehydration plant as he copes with financial desperation, conceptual art, insanity, infertility, YouTube, a seagull, a duck, plastic, marital crisis, jellyfish and organized crime.
Gordon Baird will be performing a melange of Frank Sinatra and other crooner toons, some original comic adaptations of show toons with Gloucester-centric lyrics, as well as a few selected short theater monologues. Guaranteed to waste your time and make you smile . . .
Thomas Hauck will be reading from his recently published book of short stories and poems, Public Image: Stories and Poems.
Margi Green and Her Delightful Assistants, kids from the Rocky Neck ‘hood, will present Lights in Motion, an electric light performance.
Rick Drost began singing with a Kingston Trio-style group in high school, continued in a small folk group in college, then a glee club, and an opera chorus. He started writing and singing around coffeehouses in DC and New England in the ‘70s, finally settling in Cambridge, MA, where he was a member of the folk-rock group Parts and Labor. He performs at least once a week, wherever he goes.
- Three Sheets to the Wind
Specific showtimes and locations will be posted in the parking lot on the Rocky Neck Ave causeway, and at the various venues around the Neck. Come on down and check out the galleries or have a snack or dinner at one of the restaurants.
SEPT 3-6: Four Friends Art Exhibit at Kismet Wharf
Clockwise from top left: Marie Sweeney, Barbara McLaughlin, Joan Frank, Barbara Dugan
Barbara Dugan, Joan Frank, Barbara McLaughlin and Marie Sweeney will exhibit their paintings from September 3 to 6 at Kismet Wharf, 51A Rocky Neck Ave.
Reception: Friday, Sept 3, 5:30-8pm
WED, Sept 15th: Anne Krinsky, Artist in Residence Gallery Talk
Delineation Lime, by Anne Krinsky, acrylic on panel, 24” x 24”
Printmaker Anne Krinsky will be the third Goetemann Artist in Residence for 2010. She will give a talk about her work on Wednesday, September 15 at 7pm in the Rocky Neck Gallery.
Anne Krinsky makes grid-based works on paper and panel that occupy a middle ground between painting and drawing. In them, a delicate linear geometry is alternately overlaid with, or superimposed upon, translucent layers of acrylic color. Her panels are built up over time with thick swaths, splotches and drips of candy-colored paint. She subsequently sands these down to create a seamless seductive surface — a visual representation of a present moment shaped by prior experience.
Her upcoming show, Anne Krinsky: Time / Line, 2000 – 2010, opens in October 2010 at the Trustman Gallery at Simmons College in Boston. Krinsky’s layered acrylic paintings are in the collections of the British Museum, the Boston Public Library, Graham Gund and the UK charity, Paintings in Hospitals. She holds a BFA in Printmaking from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and is represented in Boston by Soprafina Gallery.
Sidestreet Gallery : Graceann Warn & The Art Of Encaustic
NOW THROUGH THIS FALL At Side Street Gallery, 17 Rocky Neck Ave.
Side Street is the home of Hughes Bosca’s unusual fine 18K BOLD Gold jewelry. As a gallery we focus on finding and representing exceptional contemporary artists and ethnic objects. In addition to paintings we have selected fine artifacts from around the world. Through our eclectic displays we offer a vision of how to bring unusual art/objects into your every day life. Side Street is an experience. Join us in the adventure of collecting.
For more information: 978-283-3791 http://www.hughesbosca.com/side-street-gallery.htm
Weiler Photo Gallery Presents Gloucester’s Schooners
FRI, August 20, 5-8pm Reception for
Judythe Meagher, Solo Show at NSAA, AUG 16-31
The North Shore Arts Association will present two new Featured Artist Exhibitions; Judythe Evans Meagher’s Show “Gloucester Up Close and Personal” will be on display from August 15 to Sept 1 in the Gordon Grant Room. A Champagne Reception will be held Friday, August 20 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.
Dale Blank in Gallery Della-Piana Show in Wenham, MA
Symphony, photograph by Dale Blank
Dale Blank has three photographs in "As Lovely as A Tree" juried show
at Gallery Della-Piana, Wenham, Aug 14-Oct 9.
Jan Walker, Rich Seeley, and Tom & Judy Robinson-Cox
in Newburyport Art Association Photo Interest Group Show, August 26 – Sept. 6
Joyce Frederick Exhibit at Gloucester Stage
Painter, Joyce Frederick, currently has three paintings on exhibit in the foyer of the Gloucester Stage Company on East Main Street.
Kate Somers at Addison Gilbert Hospital
Kate Somers is exhibiting her paintings at the Addison Gilbert Hospital for the month of August.
Rocky Neck Art Colony General Meeting
The next general meeting of the Rocky Neck Art Colony will be held on Monday, September 13 at 6:30pm in the Rocky Neck Gallery.More information will be announced next week.
The Best of Rocky Neck
Rocky Neck Art Colony Member’s Exbition, October 2 to 16
Attention Artists: We need images for the Member’s Exhibition postcard. If you have a .jpg image available of artwork that you plan to submit to the Member’s Exhibition, please email it to judy@robinson-cox by August 23.
The Rocky Neck Art Colony invites all art colony artist members to submit your best work to this exhibition, dedicated to celebrating and championing creative talent on Rocky Neck and in the Rocky Neck Art Colony.
- All Rocky Neck Art Colony artist members are invited to submit one piece up to 40” wide or two smaller pieces not to exceed 40” in width of their Best Work.
- Media accepted: painting, mixed media/assemblage, sculpture (including ceramic sculpture and metalwork), printmaking, drawing, photography. The artist should provide a sculpture stand for large sculpture. The gallery cannot accommodate installations or video (unless all self-running equipment is provided by the artist).
- Work must have been completed within the last three years.
- Accepted work must remain with the exhibit until the exhibit closes.
- All two-dimensional work must be wired for hanging. No sawtooth hangers or clipframes.
- Everyone submitting work will be asked to gallery sit for two hours during the show
- Download application form (http://mail.rockyneckartcolony.org/Call_for_Art.pdf) and mail or drop it off at the Rocky Neck Gallery, 53 Rocky Neck Ave., Gloucester MA 01930 by September 15.
- There is no entry fee. Work may be for sale but it is not required.
- The Art Colony will take 30% commission on any work that is sold.
- The hanging committee will make every attempt to hang all work submitted but may have to return some pieces due to lack of space or improper framing.
- Drop off work on Thursday, Sept. 30, 6 to 8pm or Friday, October 1, 10am to noon.
- Pick-Up of Unsold Work: Sunday, October 17, 10am to noon.
- Reception: Saturday, October 2, 5 to 8pm. Donations of food or beverages will be appreciated but are not required.
Larry Dahlmer was awarded the "People’s Choice" award at the Beaux Arts Ball for his
reproduction of a painting of Gloucester Schooners.
Kate Somers was honored recently with two prestigious awards. She received an award for Most Creative for her Horribles Parade floats and she received the People’s Choice award in watercolor at the Magnolia Art Festival.
Nights on the Neck (Last one of the season)
Anne Krinsky: Goetemann Resident Gallery Talk, Rocky Neck Gallery
Anne Krinsky: Goetemann Resident Studio Talk, Residency Studio
Reception, RNAC Members Juried Show
the News From Rocky Neck is forwarded from Judy Robinson Cox