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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

Rocky Neck Art Colony Appoints Executive Director

Rocky Neck Art Colony Appoints Executive Director

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Suzanne Gilbert Lee has been appointed by the board of trustees to the newly created position of executive director of the Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC). Gilbert Lee, a native of Gloucester, comes to the art colony following a long history of arts administration, most recently as festivals coordinator for Historic New England headquartered in Boston. As former gallery director at North Shore Arts Association, Gilbert Lee is well suited to handle the growing management needs of the expanding RNAC, that until very recently operated solely as a volunteer-run organization. The acquisition of the Cultural Center building on Wonson Street has created the opportunity for a wide variety of events, programs and rentals in addition to exhibition space requiring hands-on management.

Gilbert Lee is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts-Amherst with a BA in journalism and a graduate certificate in theology from Weston Jesuit School of Theology.

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck is home office of the RNAC, the official Welcome Center for Gloucester’s Rocky Neck Cultural District and hosts exhibitions, workshops, meetings, lectures and cultural events of all kinds. The Cultural Center is open on Thursday-Sunday, 12:00-4:00 PM from September to May or by appointment. Please phone 978 515-7004.

The Center accommodates 60 to 100 people and is fully handicapped accessible. 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 rnaccoordinator@gmail.com.

The Rocky Neck Art Colony, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization nurtures excellence in the arts through exhibitions, workshops, residencies and vibrant cultural events for its members and the public.

Suzanne Gilbert Lee RNAC

Final Weekend – Cape Ann Ceramics Festival

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“Final weekend of the Cape Ann Ceramics Festival. Contemplation: Fine Ceramics from Cape Ann and Beyond continues through Monday, September 1. This weekend join us for the Art of the Possible: All Clay Inclusive also at the Cultural Center. Opening Friday 8/29, 5-8PM with live music and great food, continuing Saturday 8/30 and Sunday 8/31 from 10-6PM. Hope to see you there.”

Hobbit House II

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Thanks to one of those unexpected miracles of the Universe manifested through dear friend, Alma McLaughlin, I have been given a great gallery space for the remainder of the season back on Madfish Wharf. Hobbit House II (aka Khan Studio & the GMG Gallery), located at 77 Rocky Neck Ave., Gallery 6, is a beautiful gallery overlooking Smiths Cove with great light and energy. The gallery features the works of Joey C., Donna Ardizzoni, Len Burgess, Tom Nihan, Linda Sodja, Judy Wilburn, Belle & Me, Kathy Chapman, and of course, me.

In collaboration with Regina Piantedosi at YUPO Gallery, G4, we are resuming the fun tradition of weekly GMG Mug Ups at Madfish Wharf, now being held weekly on Saturdays at 9:30am so Joey can come, followed at 11:00 by the Rocky Neck Art Walk.

Hobbit House II (aka Khan Studio & the GMG Gallery)
77 Rocky Neck Ave., Gallery 6
Open Thursday – Sunday
Noon to 8:00 pm, except Saturday, open at 9:30 am for Mug Up
Open other days and times by chance
http://www.hobbithousestudio.com

Nights on the Neck and Cape Ann Ceramics Festival Sneak Peak

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Two great events you don’t want to miss on Thursday, August 7 on Rocky Neck.
Cape Ann Ceramics Festival Contemplation: Fine Ceramics from Cape Ann and Beyond, featuring world and local talent Opening Reception to be held on Saturday August 9, 4-6. First Peek at Nights on the Neck, Thursday, August 7, 5-9. Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson St., Gloucester.

Nights on the Neck Photos by Len Burgess

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We had a fun first Nights on the Neck for 2014, in spite of some last minute cancellations by performers.  Len Burgess got some wonderful shots of Three Sheets to the Wind at Trefry Park, Ernie Pigeon at Goetemann Gallery (doesn’t it look like Ernie is sitting in front of windows looking out at the water? – Gordon’s paintings are amazing), Bird Mancini performing by the Rocky Neck Accommodations, Pat Conlon and Fran Clark at the Rocky Neck Gallery.  Unfortunately missing are shots of T Max at the Cultural Center.

Great shots.  Thanks Len.

E.J. Lefavour

YUPO Gallery Opening and A Fine Line

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Don’t miss these two great opportunities to see Regina Piantedosi’s exciting work, as well as many others in A Fine Line.
Regina’s YUPO Gallery, G4 on Madfish Wharf, is a great space with some really unique and exciting abstract work, plus Regina’s great energy. Stop by her opening on July 5th from 7-9:00pm.
Also, don’t miss the opening of A Fine Line, an exhibit of drawings and other interpretations at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck on Saturday, July 12 from 4-6:00pm.

Reminder: Mug Up at Yupo Gallery this Sunday, June 22

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Mark your calendars now.  There will be a Mug Up hosted by Regina Piantedosi at Yupo Gallery, 77 Rocky Neck Ave. Gallery 4 on Madfish Wharf on Sunday, June 22 at 9:30am.  For those of you who know the Madfish Wharf galleries, Regina Piantedosi has opened Yupo Gallery this year in the space where Gigi Mederos and Stevie Black operated Aquatro Gallery last year (next door to Khan Studio & the GMG Gallery space, which is now occupied by Sue Handman).

Regina, a lifelong resident of the North Shore and member of the Rocky Neck Art Colony for two years, has been painting for seven years, but has been a “creative” her entire life. She has lived a full and art filled entrepreneurial life writing, and working as an interior designer and florist.

Regina describes her art as a creative extension of herself, and believes each artist’s work is their fingerprint, unique to them alone. She has always been a non-representational/abstract painter, which is how she interprets her emotions.

Regina is currently using Yupo paper (hence the gallery name), a treeless synthetic product originally produced for printing. Having vast possibilities, it is resilient, eco-friendly and colors explode on it. Ink, gouache (semi-solid watercolors,) acrylic and gold leaf are her mediums of choice, and her art is created with one or any combination thereof.

Regina’s paintings are very bold, expressive and freaky (she actually has a series of paintings called “Freaks”).

A Mug Up with GMG peeps and fobs is way overdue, so plan to come on June 22nd, welcome Regina to Madfish Wharf, enjoy Rocky Neck on a Sunday morning, visit with your GMG buddies and make new friends.  Feel free to bring along something to share.  Regina will be providing coffee and a sweet bread (can’t remember what kind, but she’s Italian and married into the Piantedosi Baking family, so it will be good).  I’ll be there with deviled eggs (I know you’ve just been hankering for them).  Everyone is welcome.

E.J. Lefavour

http://www.hobbithousestudio.com

Have You Always Wanted to Learn Photoshop?

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Are you an artist who feels challenged when you have to resize an image for a show submission, or someone who has wanted to learn image editing, photo montage or digital art? Do you want to be able to design your own business card, postcard, flier or other image document? Have you always wanted to learn Photoshop but were daunted by the overwhelming scope of the program, so gave up?

E.J. is now offering Photoshop class for beginners to intermediate users who want to learn and be able to do more with Photoshop. I have been working with Photoshop for over 15 years, and although I do not consider myself a “Master”, I know a lot and use Photoshop as my go to program for everything from imagine editing to creating unique digital artwork and other image and text focused documents.

If you are interested in taking a class, call me at 857-891-9054 or email

 – Classes will be small and intimate (no more than 3 people at a time) and will run for one hour at a cost of $20/class. You can take as many or as few classes as you like, which will be tailored to accomplish your individual goal(s).  I have three PC’s with Photoshop installed available for people to work on, or you can bring your own laptop if you have Photoshop installed on it.

Photoshop is an amazing tool that offers so much creative freedom.  If you are not using Photoshop, you are missing out on an important piece of today’s creative technology.  I’ll make learning Photoshop fun and exciting for you.

E.J. Lefavour

http://www.hobbithousestudio.com

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