Tag Archives: Ruth Mordecai

Trident Gallery Under Construction At 189 Main St- A Video Conversation With Dr Matthew Swift

Part 1 In a Four Part Series Of 191 Main Street Redevelopment

From The Trident Gallery Website-

Trident Gallery mounts regular exhibitions and maintains an inventory of art with a Cape Ann story — works of art having a meaningful connection to Cape Ann, Massachusetts.

Meaningful connections to Cape Ann are diverse in kind: some works depict or transform scenes of the region; other works are profoundly rooted in the artist’s experiences of Cape Ann’s towns, landscapes, and sea horizons, and its vibrant matrix of interwoven communities.

Following this program, Trident Gallery shows original and limited-edition works art in all media, concentrating on paintings, works on paper, and photography. Gallery artists are both emerging and established, and most of them are living today and making their art on Cape Ann. A diversity of artistic styles — representational and abstract, traditional and contemporary — reflects the diversity of the artistic practices on Cape Ann. Gallery inventory reflects the full diversity of the art of Cape Ann; gallery exhibitions emphasize contemporary art.

Owner and Gallery Director Dr. Matthew Swift draws on academic expertise, four decades of personal knowledge of Cape Ann, and four generations of family involvement with Cape Ann art to illuminate the connection of each work of art in the gallery to Cape Ann and show its place in the region’s history, helping patrons take fuller delight in the art.

Trident Gallery also curates nationwide for avant garde art, reaching beyond its usual boundaries to bring challenging and invigorating new work into public view on Cape Ann and foster the participation of the region in the ongoing global conversation of art with life.

Trident Gallery is connected, intelligent, and progressive. It employs cutting edge processes and technologies to serve its artists, patrons, and the public. The art world is changing, Cape Ann is changing, and Trident Gallery is at the fore.

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Friday Night’s Bash at the RAA

The Rockport Art Association continued the celebration of its 90th year with the opening of the show “Outside In”, featuring the work of contemporary Cape Ann artists Gordon Goetemann, Ruth Mordecai and Jon Sarkin. An exhibit of exclusively contemporary works is unusual for the RAA, and the place was buzzing at Friday night’s opening. Here are just a few shots of a great night: (For more info on the show, click here.)

One of Gordon Goetemann's lyrical pieces.

The crowds parted for a Ruth Mordecai diptych

Curved interior walls created by Treetop Designs

Inside the circular installation of Jon Sarkin's work.

Check Out Jon Sarkin along With Goetemannn and Ruth Mordecai Tonight At Rockport Art Association


EXHIBITIONS ׀ EDUCATION ׀ MUSEUM

RAA celebrates it’s 90th anniversary in 2011!


The Rockport Art Association founded in 1921, one of the oldest and most
active art organizations in the country, offers something for everyone.
Visit us and discover the artistic and cultural splendor of Cape Ann.


Opening Reception Friday June 17th  ~ 6-8pm
Exhibition June 17th – July 19th
Open Free To The Public
Click here for more info . . .

Rockport Art Association FeatureEvent With Three Local Greats- Goetemannn, Mordecai and Our Boy Johnny Sarkin!!!


EXHIBITIONS ׀ EDUCATION ׀ MUSEUM

RAA celebrates it’s 90th anniversary in 2011!


The Rockport Art Association founded in 1921, one of the oldest and most
active art organizations in the country, offers something for everyone.
Visit us and discover the artistic and cultural splendor of Cape Ann.


Opening Reception Friday June 17th  ~ 6-8pm
Exhibition June 17th – July 19th
Open Free To The Public
Click here for more info . . .


Late Spring – Early Summer Hours
Monday thru Saturday 10:00 ~ 5:00
Sunday Noon ~ 5:00

Rocky Neck Goes Downtown

Rocky Neck Goes Downtown

Meet the Artists Reception: Saturday, Dec 4, 5 to 8pm

Rocky Neck comes to downtown Gloucester for its sixth annual winter exhibit and sale from November 26 through December 23, 2010 at 130 Main Street in Gloucester. The public is invited to a Meet the Artists reception on Saturday, December 4, from 5 to 8 pm, featuring tastings from your favorite local restaurants including Passports, the Topside Grill and Espresso Italian Grille.

The special focus of this exhibit is great art on a small scale to give or enjoy. The show will feature painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, ceramics, and jewelry by members of the Rocky Neck Art Colony.

Hours: Mon. thru Wed., 10 – 5pm, Thurs. to 8pm, Fri. & Sat., 10 – 5pm, and Sunday, 12 – 5pm.

Artists Ruth Mordecai and Yhanna Coffin on Gallery watch on Opening day

Artist Ruth Mordecai on Gallery watch opening day

To check out more of Ruth’s and Yana’s Work click the links below

 http://www.ruthmordecai.com

http://yhanna.com

Reception for Ruth Mordecai at Soprafina Gallery

FRI, Nov 5, 5:30 to 8pm: Reception for Ruth Mordecai at Soprafina Gallery

Ruth Mordecai (painting)

Ruth Mordecai, Jacob’s Dream, 2010. Acrylic, oil and collage on paper.

A solo show by Ruth Mordecai, Dreams and Symbols, Works on Paper opens at Soprafina Gallery in Boston’s South End (SOWA district) Friday, November 5th at 5:30 – 8:00 and continues through November. Soprafina, located on Boston’s Thayer Street, was chosen the second best gallery in Boston by Boston Magazine. Thayer is a walking street and on the first Friday of every month all the galleries are open to the public.

Soprafina Gallery
55 Thayer Street, Boston
617 728 0770 Soprafina.com

Things To Do- Nights On The Neck First Thursdays June-October

Thurs, July 2, 5-9 pm: Nights on the Neck

Nights on the Neck

  • Three Sheets to the Wind
    The Schooner Adventure organization spawned Three Sheets to the Wind, a group of local musicians and Adventure crew members who are preserving the history of maritime work songs (chanteys) and forebitter songs.
  • Corwin Ericson
    Corwin Ericson lives in western Massachusetts where he works as a writer, editor, and college instructor. He will read from his novel-in-progress, Swell, from which an excerpt was recently published in X: The Erotic Anthology, edited by Susie Bright (Chronicle, 2008).
  • Rick Drost
    Rick Drost began singing with a Kingston Trio-style group in high school, continued in a small folk group in college, then a glee club and an opera chorus. He started writing and singing around coffeehouses in DC and New England in the ‘70s, finally settling in Cambridge MA where he started playing with the folk-rock group Parts and Labor.  He performs at least once a week, wherever he goes, and has enjoyed stints with great instructors and students at Song School in Colorado, SAMW and other workshops.
  • Tom Hauck
    Local author Thomas A. Hauck’s novel, Pistonhead, tells the story of Charlie Sinclair, guitarist in a rock band. His job is being outsourced. His best friend is a drug addict. His apartment is full of mice. The girl he loves is unattainable and his old girlfriend wants to dig her claws into him again. Pistonhead is the story of one week in Charlie Sinclair’s life — a week that changed him forever.
  • Ev Harlow & Friends
    Ev Harlow is known for his wacky songs and goofball on-stage banter. His style has a country/folk flavor that is not often heard in these parts. He will have some very talented friends sitting in and having way too much fun!
Nights on the Neck is located on Rocky Neck Avenue, East Gloucester.  For specific performance times and locations, please see signage in the Rocky Neck Avenue parking lot on the evening of the event.

Thurs, July 2, 5-9 pm: Ruth Mordecai Reception

Ruth Mordecai

Ruth Mordecai Painting at The Art Room on Center Street

Kate Seidman at The Art Room on Center Street has a few of Ruth Mordecai’s works at her shop.  Kate has been helping Erik Lorden at Passports get some great Art on the walls at his restaurant too.  I’ll be featuring a bunch of things from Kate’s Art Room throughout the week.