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Save the Date! Rocky Neck Neighborhood Quilt Unveiling

rocky neck quilt

Rocky Neck Neighborhood Quilt Unveiling

Sunday, October 26, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester.

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck is pleased to host the unveiling of The Rocky Neck Neighborhood Quilt on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 4pm.

The Rocky Neck Quilt is one of twelve finished quilts created for the project:

“Gloucester… A Community of Neighborhoods.” The quilts were created with community participation led by Gloucester Senior Citizens in The Art Program at The Rose Baker Senior Center. The collaboration bears testimony to the truth that the gift of creativity resides within us all. The unveiling reception is open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

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The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, the official Welcome Center for Rocky Neck and home of the Art Colony, hosts exhibitions, workshops, meetings, lectures and cultural events of all kinds. The Center accommodates up to 100 people. For information about renting the facility for a meeting, theatrical or musical performance, a small wedding or anniversary, both private or for the community, contact the coordinator at rnac.director@gmail.com

Gordon Goetemann Artist Talk

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Gordon Goetemann Artist Talk
Sunday, October 19, 7:00 PM
Free to the public
The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester. MA

The Rocky Neck Art Colony hosts an evening with Gordon Goetemann, artist and long time Rocky Neck resident, at the Cultural Center on Wonson St, Sunday, October 19, at 7:00 PM.

Many people here in Gloucester and on the East coast are familiar with the work Gordon Goetemann has produced and exhibited locally but very few have any knowledge of the Minnesota paintings executed over a span of forty years. Many of these works will be shown and discussed at this special talk on the heels of his recent exhibition at the Cultural Center. Taken together as a body of work, Goetemann talks about the role nature has played in the formation of his values and the content of his art as well as some innate characteristics of his work such as, a micro/macro sense of scale and the dichotomy of an illusory space and the facts of a flat picture plane.

Goetemann constantly affirms that he is a landscape painter, and more specifically, that he is a NORTHERN landscape painter. He talks about how his northern-European, Germanic heritage has informed his temperament, feelings and modes of expression. As he often says,” As an artist I have led two lives and worn many hats”.

This event is free to the public; donations to support the work of the art colony are always gratefully received.

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The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, the official Welcome Center for Rocky Neck and home of the Art Colony, hosts exhibitions, workshops, meetings, lectures and cultural events of all kinds. The Center accommodates 60 to 80 people. For information about renting the facility for a meeting, theatrical or musical performance, a small wedding or anniversary, both private or for the community, contact the coordinator at rnac.director@gmail.com

Grand Fatilla on Rocky Neck!

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Grand Fatilla Concert
Saturday, October 11, 7:00 PM, Tickets $15
The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester.

Gloucester MA—The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck is pleased to present Grand Fatilla, on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 7pm. Their repertoire is an energetic and spirited journey through the music of Bulgaria, Italy, Argentina, North Africa & Hermeto Pascoal (Brazil), a unique style of “Global Stomp Music.”
 The Boston-based ensemble released its debut CD, Global Shuffle, on September 2, 2014. Like an iPod on shuffle the group jumps from Argentine Tangos to Italian Tarantellas, from Turkish sacred Sufi songs to Irish reels, Moroccan trance to Bulgarian dance music, all performed with an emphasis on improvisational group interplay and playful spontaneity.
Tickets are $15 and available in advance at http://www.rockyneckartcolony.org or at the door.
For more information please visit: http://www.grandfatilla.com
 
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Each member of the band brings a distinct flavor and area of expertise in different world music to the collective sound: Cassan and Pirozzolo both hail from Italy where they were immersed in the folk music of that area (and play with the Italian folk group Newpoli), and have also intensely explored Balkan, Tango, Brazilian and South American music. Glover came to Boston from his native Newfoundland where he absorbed the Celtic influences and fiddle music of that area, as well as studying the South Indian style of mandolinist U. Srinivas. Rivard, who is also a member of Indian-jazz group Natraj and plays with theBoston Pops Orchestra, has a passion for North African music, especially Moroccan trance music.
  
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The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, the official Welcome Center for Rocky Neck and home of the Art Colony, hosts exhibitions, workshops, meetings, lectures and cultural events of all kinds. For information about renting the facility for a meeting, theatrical or musical performance, a small wedding or anniversary, both private or for the community, contact the coordinator at rnaccoordinator@gmail.com.

Faculty – Student Exhibit at Cultural Center

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Faculty-Student Endicott College and Montserrat College of Art
Exhibit at Rocky Neck Cultural Center, October 2 – October 26, 2014
Public Reception Sunday, Oct. 5, 2 – 4 p.m.

Synthesis II: Endicott College and Montserrat College of Art Faculty and Student Exhibit, will be on view at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson St., Gloucester, Thursday, October 2 – Sunday, October 26.

A public opening reception will be held on Saturday, October 5 from 2 – 4 pm.
The show will feature the works of Endicott College faculty members Meg Black, Krystal Demaine, Mari LaCure, Michael Miller, Carol Pelletier, Cynthia Roberts, Dean – Mark Towner, and Miles Warner. Montserrat College of Art faculty exhibiting are Judith Brassard Brown, Greg Orfanos, Justin Gagne, Gabrielle Keller, Lisa Perkins, Robert Roy, Julia Shepley, Blyth Hazen and Len Thomas-Vickory.
Students from both colleges will also have their works on view. Endicott exhibiting students are: Stephanie Alvarado-Ross, Samantha Hensel, Kayla Hodgetts, Alicia Luong, Suzie Newman, Kara Summerly, Graham Swayze, and Ruby Wallace-Ewing.
Montserrat College of Art students exhibiting are Adam Kooken, Mike Outhouse, Anthony Corrado, Katherine Roldan, Rory Bastille, Kerry McDermott, Alecia Parent/ Rebecca Segar collaborative piece and Chelsea Nee. Their work is from a semester-long documentary project of the plant and workers at the Salem Harbor Power Plant which was on display last June. The structure is now being demolished to make way for a new, smaller power plant. The project was funded by Footprint Power.
This will be fourth year for the joint Montserrat-Endicott show at Rocky Neck, formerly held on a weekend at the Goetemann Residency Studio and now expanded to a four-week exhibition at the Cultural Center.

The exhibition will include a variety of media including painting, photography, book arts, sculpture, illustration, graphic design, and mixed media, and will be on both floors of the Rocky Neck Cultural Center.

Mark Towner, Dean for the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Endicott College states, ““There is a long history of exhibiting art by students alongside their professors’ art. The process reveals interesting patterns of media, style, and subject. The presentation of art created by individuals from different institutions, most often occurs in the form of an open competition.

“In the spirit of unity and celebration, this exhibition at Rocky Neck Cultural Center integrates both approaches. The end result provides multiple actions and dynamic reactions, to form a more complex picture: A synthesis most worthy of examination and the titling of this exhibit.”

Montserrat College of Art President Steve Immerman said he is “Montserrat values its collaboration with the creative community on Cape Ann, and especially the Rocky Neck Art Colony. We are so pleased to be able to showcase the work of our talented faculty and students with a larger audience.”

Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday from noon to 4 pm.
For more information, contact the Cultural Center at 978-515-7004
rockyneckartcolony.org

Saturday on Rocky Neck – Party Lineup

moolongz book launchand spontaneous collaboration

The Moolongz love a good party and hope you do too. The I See Moolongz backer rewards and book launch party is happening this Saturday, September 27th from 4-6:00pm at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street. Everyone is welcome. The party will also include a unique exhibit of five works by five artists in five weeks, called Spontaneous Collaboration. The I See Moolongz party will immediately be followed by a Colors party at the Rocky Neck Gallery (come as a color), 53 Rocky Neck Ave. starting at 6:00 and a Madfish Wharf Galleries Season Wine Down party starting at 7:00 at 77 Rocky Neck Ave.

A bunch of good, fun reasons to get yourself to Rocky Neck this Saturday.

Pixel Revolution – Visual Music Animations at Cape Ann Community Cinema

SPECIAL PRESENTATION
The animators and composers, Dennis Miller, Jean Detheux, Sylvia Pengilly, and Otto Laske will be featured in a special presentation of their “visual music” films at the Cape Ann Community Cinema on Sunday May 25 at 4:00 PM and will benefit the Rocky Necky Art Colony in support of the exhibition.

Pixel Revolution: Animated Films

Cape Ann Community Cinema, 21 Main Street, Gloucester MA

Sunday, May 25, 4:00 PMPixel Revolution: Animated Films

Cape Ann Community Cinema, 21 Main Street, Gloucester MA
Sunday, May 25, 4:00 PM

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This is a very exciting exhibit, which you owe it to yourself to see.  I was totally blown away and inspired by it.  Stop by the Center Thursday through Sunday from noon to 4:00 pm, through June 1.  The program at Cape Ann Community Cinema on May 25th also promises to be quite exciting, when you will be able to see the animations created by these very talented digital artists that the exhibited digital art was derived from.

E.J. Lefavour

Calling All Runners

road race poster

 

Rocky Neck 5K Road Race: The firstannual 5K walk/run

Organized by the Rocky Neck Art Colony and the Studio Restaurant

to benefit the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck.

Open to all ages.

Race date: Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 10:00 AM.

Entry fee: $25 now  $35 after May 31, 2014

More info at www.rockyneck5k.com

Gloucester MA—Rocky Neck’s newly designated Cultural District and its ocean bound environs provides the scenic backdrop for the first ever Rocky Neck 5K on Sunday, June 8 at 10:00 AM. The Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) and The Studio Restaurant are hosting the 3.1 mile run//walk and celebratory lunch for race participants to raise money to support RNAC’s new Cultural Center at Rocky Neck. Racers will proceed from the Causeway on Rocky Neck, along Eastern Point Road to Grapevine Road and Lands End Lane. They will return from Gloucester’s Atlantic Road Back Shore via Farrington Avenue to the finish line in front of The Studio Restaurant at 53 Rocky Neck Avenue. Along with the free buffet lunch, post-race festivities for participants includes an awards ceremony to recognize top male and female finishers in each age category. The names of the overall top male and female 2014 finishers will be inscribed on a wall plaque in The Studio Restaurant that will remain on display to honor Rocky Neck 5K winners each year.

TO REGISTER FOR THE RACE

Online registration and information about the race, the race course and race parking are available at www.rockyneck5k.com.  Register now for$25.00 or $35.00 after May 31.  Registration forms and information can also be picked up in advance of race day at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA  01930, Thursday–Sunday, 12:00 noon to 4:00 PM and, during operating hours, at The Studio and The Rudder Restaurants on Rocky Neck Avenue in Gloucester. Walk-on registration will be available at the Cultural Center on June 8, the day of the race, between 8:00 and 9:30 AM.  For more information about registering, call the Cultural Center at 978-515-7004.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS

Early registrants (before May 31)  receive free Rocky Neck 5K t-shirts. Chip timing from North Shore Timing is available for $2.00 per entry. Top male and female finishers in each of the following age categories will be awarded medals: 12 and under, 13–19, 20–35, 36–59, 60 and older.  Parking is free to race participants at the public lot on Rocky Neck Causeway, at the former Bickford’s Boat Yard lot at 31 Rocky Neck Avenue, at the Gloucester Marine Railways lot, 81 Rocky Neck Avenue and in the private lot at 20 Wonson Street—all on Rocky Neck in Gloucester.  In addition, there will is auxiliary free parking in downtown Gloucester with water taxi service to Rocky Neck provided by Gloucester Harbor Water Shuttle for $5.00 per passenger.

What a Shitty Thing to Happen

what a shitty thing

Just how windy does it have to be to blow over a porta potty?  Bet Joey’s glad this isn’t his john at the dock, especially if it was being used at the time of blow over.  This one at the Cultural Center appears to be freshly cleaned out and only some of the disinfecting blue water spilled.  You can see I didn’t have to go far from home to cover this breaking news (thanks Wayne and Karen for pointing it out).

E.J. Lefavour

Author, Fred Dillen Reading at The Cultural Center Friday, March 7

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Karen MacLean is a blue collar woman in her fifties who has risen in the business world to the point she gets to bury the extraneous divisions a New York mergers-and-acquisitions firm spits out.  Karen hates shutting down factory floor guys like her father, but the M&A outfit has promised she can have a company of her own, to run, once she buries her last body, the last fish processor in a hard-times Massachusetts fishing port.  She shows up in town, learns she’s going to be canned when she gets back to New York, and decides to buy and run the old plant.  She has skills and resolve and wins the help of townspeople, including a roughly charming fisherman, but the rest of it ain’t easy.

Sponsored by the Gloucester Writer’s Center at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street.  Friday, March 7

So Who Is the Mystery Winter Sailor?

so is it gordon baird

I haven’t been able to catch him facing in my direction while out on his daily sails in the arctic wind and cold around Smiths Cove.  Some believe it is Gordon Baird.  Inquiring minds want to know.  Is this Gordon Baird, or if not, who is it?

If it is Gordon, his Crazy Moon production is back at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck Thursday, 1/30- Sunday, 2/9.

http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/hes-back-save-the-dates-130-29/

E.J. Lefavour

Everyone Was A Winner

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at yesterday’s Season’s Best Cookie Competition and Solstice Party coordinated so exquisitely by Gigi Mederos and Stevie Black during the Rocky Neck Holiday Art & Fine Crafts Festival at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck.  Attendees got to taste the incredible and diverse array of cookies entered into the competition, and enjoy the antics of the serious but fun loving panel of judges made up of Mayor Carolyn Kirk, Ed Collard and Sister Felicia.  Many attendees shopped and got to enjoy the wonderful selection of art and craft items available while checking some people off their lists.  The artists got to enjoy selling their creations and knowing that they have made some money this holiday season.  We got to enjoy the beautiful sound of Eva DiLascio’s singing group that unexpectedly appeared for an impromptu round of Christmas carols.  Mayor Kirk had fun on her birthday and went home with a beautiful birthday cake baked by Karen Tibbetts.  There were many new faces at the event, so the Cultural Center wins some new appreciators of the beauty of the space and the great things we have going on there.

The winners of the Season’s Best Cookie Competition (drum roll please) were:

1st place Salted Caramel Cookies by Alison Darnell and Heather Ahearn – winner of the coveted “Got Milk?” hand painted silk cookie scarf by Gigi Mederos
2nd place Savory Cookie by Sydney and Kaleigh Cirafice
3rd place Cranberry Turtle Bars by Diane Stringer
Classic Chocolate Candy Cane Bars by Jessica McGovern
Best presentation  Cranberry Cardamom Shortbread Icycles by Two Time Winner, Jessica McGovern

but all entrants were winners because they get to have a group cookie baking class with Sister Felicia!

The Holiday Festival is open today from noon to 4:00pm with the final weekend of the festival being held Saturday and Sunday, December 28 & 29 from noon to 4:00PM with a Pre New Years Party on the 29th from 2:00-4:00PM.

E.J. Lefavour

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