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Peter Vincent, The Man and the Sea

Peter Vincent, The Man and the Sea

Atlantic Moon by Peter Vincent

On Tuesday, at the family plot in Marblehead, we buried the ashes of my uncle Peter Vincent. It seemed fitting that it started down pouring rain before the small ceremony of family members. All we needed was some wind to recreate some of the raw feeling of the fisherman on the decks of many of Peters etchings and paintings.

Eoin By Peter Vincent

As I try to clear my mind to reflect on the passing of my uncle, artist, teacher and friend, I think of the complexities that made this man a man that strived to be simple. He was an artist that changed the concept of what marine painting could and should be. He studied everything around him and brought the emotion and strength of the Gloucester and Nova Scotia fishermen in their sloops to life. With the creation of the face of the strong men of the sea and the pain and trials that came with the work.

Peter’s paintings are in many private and museum collections, and over the years he has received many awards recognizing his outstanding work. The Rockport Art Association, Mystic Seaport, Copley Society and the Cape Ann Historical Association are a few of the arts organizations that have honored him and his work

For the rest of this entry about Peter Vincent written by nephew Eoin Vincent click here

Nights on the Neck

From the Beacon:

The Rocky Neck Art Colony will hold its first 2009 Nights on the Neck evening of gallery receptions and entertainment on Thursday, June 4, from 5-9 p.m.

The evening will feature:

Three Sheets to the Wind: The Schooner Adventure spawned Three Sheets to the Wind, a group of musicians and crew members who are preserving the history of maritime work songs (chanteys) and forebitter songs.

Rick Berlin: Rick Berlin sings honest narrative (sometimes funny) songs from the torn pocket of the heart. Rick’s past credits in the Boston music scene include Orchestra Luna/Luna, Berlin Airlift, Rick Berlin–The Movie, Rome is Burning, Rick Berlin-The Awful Truth, and The Shelley Winters Project.

Eoin Vincent: In November 2007, Eoin Vincent visited and photographed 18 orphanages, schools, and hospitals near Arusha, Tanzania. Vincent will give a slide show and a talk about his book (proceeds from the book will benefit charities for the people of Tanzania).

Gordon Baird: Gordon Baird will bounce around between show tunes and comedic renditions of familiar classics, tailored to a Glosta sensibility and a Rocky Neck state of mind.

Events take place on Rocky Neck Avenue, East Gloucester.