Alchemy Tapas & Bistro is Gloucester’s newest culinary patron of the arts. Building on his original vision of Alchemy as a “community living room” and a gathering place for cultural creatives, owner Mark McDonough was proud to formally cut the ribbon of “The Alchemy of Art” Gallery by hosting and showcasing the work of local artist Baraka Robin Berger. The ribbon cutting ceremony and the gallery’s official opening occurred in mid November and showcases Baraka’s artwork through the months of November and December.
“We envision doing this in partnership with the community and in such a way where both the artists and local organizations benefit. We are pleased to say we will be contributing our consignment fee of 10% of all art sales directly to the Gloucester Education Foundation. At the end of 2011 Alchemy will host an annual silent auction and party at Alchemy on behalf of the Gloucester Education Foundation with all proceeds directly benefiting the foundation. But don’t wait until then before coming by Alchemy to purchase that perfect gift of art for the holiday season!
In January “The Alchemy of Art” Gallery will showcase the work of the popular local artist Patti Sullivan. Patti’s opening will be at Alchemy on Wednesday January 12th at 5:30-7:30 pm. Eleven other local artists will be showcased throughout 2011. Each series will open the second Wednesday of the month and include an “Evening with the Artist” in which the new series will be personally introduced by the artist and patrons can enjoy an evening of live music, appetizers, and drinks while viewing the art and talking with the artist.
Alchemy would like to put out a Request for Artists and invite local artists who are interested in potentially showing their art at Alchemy to respond by December 15th by contacting Alchemy. Upon contacting us we will send out our “Guidelines for Consideration” package. Artists to be showcased in 2011 will be chosen by December 31st and will be contacted by Alchemy within the second week of January 2011. For more information please contact Matt Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information on the GEF and its’ mission, go to their website at www.thinkthebest.org