SouthEnd by NorthEast

Linda Cordner_Beyond

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Stevie Black
Marketing Director
617-872-5296
marketing@rockyneckartcolony.org

SouthEnd by NorthEast: Artists from Boston and Cape Ann Meet On Rocky Neck
Rocky Neck Art Colony’s new Artistic Director curates an invitational exhibit that brings together artists from Boston’s South End and the Cape Ann region.

January 5, 2013 – Gloucester MA – The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck is pleased to present SouthEnd by NorthEast, a invitational group show of six artists from Boston’s South End studios and three artists from Cape Ann. The exhibition runs from January 31, 2013 through February 24, 2013. The Cultural Center will be open Thursdays – Sundays from noon to 4:00 p.m.

Curated by Adriana “Gigi” Mederos, Rocky Neck Art Colony’s new Artistic Director, the exhibition brings together artists through their reinvention of the landscape and nature in a wide range of mediums; including encaustic, oils, and ink and acrylic. Included in the show is work by artists: Adam Batliner, Cathy Bennigson, Susan Blatt, Linda Cordner, Kay Ives, Elynn Kroger, Ben MacAdam, Mary Bucci McCoy, and Beverly Sky.

Please join the artists and the Rocky Neck Art Colony at the Cultural Center during the opening:

SouthEnd X NorthEast
Opening Reception
Saturday, February 2, 2013
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
Snow Date for the Reception is:
Saturday, February 9, 2013
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck’s Gallery is located at 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester MA.
Check here for Rocky Neck Art Colony exhibitions and special events.

About the Rocky Neck Art Colony

The crown jewel of Gloucester’s harbor community, Rocky Neck is a peninsula surrounding Smith Cove.
It is home to mostly year-round residents and has a thriving summertime population of artists, art galleries
and restaurants, and the Rocky Neck Art Colony, one of the oldest working art colonies in the United States and a 501(c)3 arts organization since 1973. Rocky Neck recently became one of the first five “Designated Massachusetts Cultural Districts” in the state of Massachusetts; this designation denotes past traditions and contemporary vibrancy along with the area’s orientation towards a local creative economy. The mission of the Rocky Neck Art Colony is to nurture excellence in the visual arts and to celebrate the artistic culture of Rocky Neck and the entire Cultural District.

Local Cape Ann buses and seasonal trolleys serve the area and the Gloucester Harbor Water Shuttle makes it easy to visit East Gloucester by water.

The Rocky Neck Art Colony has a noteworthy past; almost every American artist of note has painted on Rocky Neck at some point in his or her career – Milton Avery, Bernard Chaet, Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Mark Rothko, Cecilia Beaux, Fern Coppedge, Adolph Gottleib, Childe Hassam, Emile Gruppe, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Fitz Henry Lane, Frederick Mulhaupt, John Sloan and others.

E.J. Lefavour

About E.J.

Artist, researcher, writer, spiritual traveler of this fascinating orb we inhabit, lover of life and all it has to offer. Hi everyone out there in GMG land. My name is Ellen “E.J.” Lefavour (a/k/a “Ejay Khan” – the pseudonym I used during my years as a political activist artist). I moved to Cape Ann in September of 2010, and was thrilled to be invited by Joey to become a daily contributor to Good Morning Gloucester in December of that year. I am a painter, photographer and writer who has lived and worked as an artist for 20 years, since leaving the corporate world in 1990 to pursue my passion. My contributions to GMG will consist of images (either my paintings, photographs, montages or the occasional video) and a little history about the image, called “Did you Know?” I hope to come up with tidbits of information that people don’t already know, or had forgotten they knew. As I am new here, everything is new and fascinating to me, especially the amazing history, so bear with me if I post something that is common knowledge – I’ll eventually come up with something that’s new to you. As an artist, I will also write about the incredible art scene on Cape Ann. Please take a minute to comment on my posts, like them or not, especially if you have corrections or something to add, as that is how I, and all of us, learn. Have a Good Morning Gloucester, and a blessed day.
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