Monthly Archives: July 2011

Did You Know? (Genie Gets Her Rock)

That Genie really wanted to find the Good Harbor Art Rock that Paul Frontiero hid this winter in the rocks by Good Harbor Beach; the one that Ed Collard found and then gave to me at the Rocky Neck Plunge, after I had commented that I finally knew where one was but the storm prevented me from getting out and finding it?  She and her two friends, Maureen and Paula were out playing tourist today, taking the water shuttle and poking around the galleries on Rocky Neck.  She is a devoted FOB, so wanted to come in and get a GMG sticker.  We got talking about Paul’s Art Rocks and how much we love them, and then realized we both had wanted to find the same rocks (Good Harbor Beach and the Paint Factory, which I did find under Fitz Henry’s crutch buried in the snow).  So Ed, I hope you don’t mind me regifting your gift, but I gave the Good Harbor Beach rock to Genie.  She grew up at Bass Rocks on Haskell at the corner of Mt. Pleasant and Mooreland, and really loves the rock because it is the view she grew up loving.  A lovely meeting and experience that made my day today on Madfish Wharf.

I thought I had posted this weeks ago, but can’t see that I actually did, so sorry Genie if you’ve been watching for it.

E.J. Lefavour

www.khanstudiointernational.com

The News From Rocky Neck Via Judy Robinson Cox

Ben MacAdam Gallery Five Madfish Wharf by Joey C (click image below to play video)

Click to see Ben McAdam Video


Madfish

Music at the Madfish

Thursday, July 28– 9:00pm to close ~ Soul Rebel Project

Friday, July 29– 9:00pm to close ~ Greg Luttrell

Saturday, July 30– 9:00pm to close ~ Mighty Mystic

Mighty Mystic

Sunday, July 31 – 9:00 to close ~ Jack Lee and Diversity $5 cover charge

Wednesdays, August 3 – 8:00 to close ~ Mama D’s Karaeokie


MUSIC AT THE STUDIO

All shows start at 9 pm

The Studio

Friday, July 29, Steve Amazeen Blues Band

Saturday, July 30, Erin and Soul Drivers


Summer Artist Series


Paintings by Zygmund Jankowski through August 2

Rocky Neck Gallery, 53 Rocky Neck Ave.

Zyg Jankowski
Still Life, Watercolor by Zygmund Jankowski

The Rocky Neck Gallery’s Summer Artist Series continues with "Zyg’s Expression,"watercolors and oils by the late Zygmond Jankowski.

Jankowski opened a summer gallery on Rocky Neck in 1964 (at 5 Madfish Wharf, now Gallery Five and most recently Eugene Quinn gallery) and moved to Gloucester permanently in the 1970s. He taught at various universities, art associations and at home in his studio. Ranging from abstract to more realist impressionistic and expressive oil paintings, water colors, and mixed media on paper, his works burst with color. Today his paintings are included in major corporate, museum, and private collections throughout the country and in Europe, including the Cape Ann Museum and the Charles Demuth Museum in Pennsylvania. He has won numerous prizes in juried shows and in 2007 had a one-man show at the Cape Ann Museum. The Rockport Art Association honored his memory with a solo show in 2010.

Born in South Bend, Indiana in 1925, he studied at the California College of Arts and Crafts where he was taught by Victor DeWilde, George Post and Otis Oldfield. Throughout his career Jankowski painted various interpretations of certain themes, each time emphasizing a different element, such as rhythm, space, shape, and color. "You stand as referee between the scene, your emotion and analysis. Your goal is to experience a feeling of excitement for the first stroke to the last." He also said of his work, "These are paintings, NOT pictures. Cameras take pictures.


Goetemann Artist in Residence

WED, August 3 : Kathy Minhsin Liao Studio Talk

Open Studio Hours this weekend
Saturday 7/30, 4-8pm and Sunday 7/31, 4-8pm

Kathy Minhsin Liao
Quiet is the night, 72"x96", oil on canvas, 2011

Kathy is an incredible, extremely creative, inspirational artist. All Rocky Neck artists are encouraged to come to this talk, and/or stop by and meet Kathy during her open studio hours on the weekend.


Summer Artist Series

August 3-16: Slipping the Knot, watermedia paintings by Martha Wakefield

RECEPTION: SAT, August 6, 5-8pm, Gallery Talk, 7pm

Martha Wakefield, Slip 2
Slip# 2, watermedia by Martha Wakefield

This body of work is an exploration of loss—of love that once was vibrant has slipped away. To denote this spirited soul I am utilizing a slip—an article of clothing that conveys intimacy with the wearer. A slip can be utilitarian or sensual, revealing the beauty of the female form without portraying nakedness. It has an intimate relationship with the wearer acting as a second skin but also acts as a protective or proper barrier to the other influences. I am using color, shape, line and layering to convey a sense of someone wearing, moving, and living in such a sheer skin of fabric—yet one who remains hidden from our view. The garment holds the memory of a loved one; we sense a presence though in truth she has slipped away from the knot of life and family. All that remains is the clothes.

Martha Wakefield, a former fashion executive, is a visual artist working in watercolors, acrylics and oils. She is a juried member of the Cambridge Art Association and the Rhode Island Watercolor Society. Martha has studied with Wolf Kahn, Stuart Shils and William Lawrence. Her work has been accepted into numerous juried shows and is in many private collections in United States and Canada. Her paintings have been featured in the Fall/Winter 2010 issue of Wild Apples: a Journal of Nature, Art, and Inquiry, and The Palette Magazine where she is a staff writer. A juried member of the Rocky Neck Gallery of Gloucester, she is also is represented by the Hope Gallery of Bristol, Rhode Island.

The public is invited to a Reception and Artist Talk on Saturday, August 6 from 5 to 8pm. Martha will give a gallery talk at 7pm.


Guest Artist at Khan Studio


Phototraphy by Ruth Curtis through August 4

Khan Studio / Good Morning Gloucester Gallery, Madfish Alley

Ruth Curtis

Ruth Curtis will be the featured guest artist at Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery, 77 Rocky Neck, G3 from July 22, through August 4, 2011 with an Opening Reception on Saturday, July 23rd from 3:00-6:00pm.

Ruth’s passion is to share her love of the outdoors and nautical landscapes with others, and truly capture the beauty that surrounds us everyday. Lighthouses, small town scenery, sailing the ocean, and vivid moments are all captured in her work. Ruth brings to life the moments and images you want to treasure for life and pass on through the generations. Her work has been showcased throughout New England and has won over 150 photography awards. For more information seewww.ruthcurtisphotography.com.

Ellen Lefavour, Khan Studio | www.khanstudiointernational.com | 857-891-9054

Jazz Lovers ~ Catch22 has the The Barbara & Al Boudreau Quartet Playing this Sunday for your listening pleasure.

Jazz lovers . . .

Joain us at Catch 22
Sorry everyone, Mike has to play wit Carly Simon on Sunday, but…Bily Novick from the Black Eagle Jazz Band will be with us and the correct date is July 31, 2011

So come and hear

bassist DAVE LANDONI

pianist CHRIS TAYLOR

drummer/vocalist AL BOUDREAU and

vocalist BARBARA BOUDREAU for an evening in tribute to the GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK through our country’s own original art form of JAZZ.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Barbara-Al-Boudreau-Quartet/88511732526

Sunday, July 31 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

CATCH 22

14 Rogers St, GloucesterMA, 01930

978-283-0247

Tickets: $5.00, purchase at door

boudreaujazz@verizon.net


Must See! “A Maritime Mystery: The Case of the Crusty Rusty Arm” Tonight At Cape Ann Farmer’s Market

Dawn Gadow submits-
Hey Joey – I’ve got a video for you! This is the video of our performance of The Mermaid Robot of Gloucester at the Farmer’s Market two weeks ago for all to enjoy! The second performance of Summer PlayCamp is tomorrow (July 28th) at 6:00 at the Stage Fort Park gazebo. It’s gonna be an awesome one called “A Maritime Mystery: The Case of the Crusty Rusty Arm”. The kids have written the whole play and made the sets, props and costumes for it over the past two weeks and the only performance is at the Farmer’s Market, so you can’t miss it!

Alrighty, I think that’s all for now. I promise to send more things your way soon :)

Cheers,
Dawn

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