ROCKY NECK CULTURAL CENTER CALL
for ART SUBMISSIONS
Another opportunity for RNAC artists! We are seeking five to six artists to submit two to four works of art for exhibition at the Cultural Center. The four-week show, August 8 through September 4, will be up during our August 17 Cultural District Gala and “Pass the Hats” fundraising party at The Center. And, Labor Day weekend is prime time on Rocky Neck!
Art delivery will be on Monday August 6, 12-4 PM, the works installed on August 7 and an opening reception on Sunday, August 12, 4-6 PM following the 2-4 PM Summer Artist series opening at the RNG.
If at all possible, please submit jpegs of your work (Maximum size: 48 inches) via email by Wednesday, August 1 to ease the process of selection.
A 30% commission on sales will support the Capital Campaign Fund.
Please complete the following information:
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I understand that the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck and RNAC will not be responsible for damage or theft of any artwork exhibited at the Center unless preventable by reasonable means.
susan hershey writes-
Friday evening I attended the Gloucester Stage production of “Master HAROLD” and the Boys, by Athol Fugard. The audience was asked to spread the word about the play because the theatre’s usual Boston Globe coverage will not be available until the day before the show closes, Sunday, Aug. 12.
I urge everyone who loves the theatre, and is drawn to the deep complexities of human imperfections, attend this extraordinary production. The award-winning play, once banned in Apartheid-riddled South Africa, features outstanding performances by Johnny Lee Davenport, Peter Mark Kendall, and Anthony Wills, Jr. and is superbly directed by Benny Sato Ambush. This is an evening of stark emotion and complicated interactions between three South African men, two black and one white, with a history of friendship and connection through employment. The script by Athol Fugard is absolutely brilliant. In an hour and 45 minutes – with no intermission – through the use of humor, irony, and anger, the audience experiences the anguish of recognizing that entrenched racism has affected the special relationship these three men have had since the 17-year old white man was a boy. A sense of intractability is pervasive. Although, when, at curtain call, the three men embrace, there is relief!
I left the theatre in tears, deeply moved by a feeling of hopelessness, but then uplifted by Fugard’s message which director Ambush expresses in his director’s note within the program: in the words of poet/humanist Gwendolyn Brooks, “We are each other’s harvest, We are each other’s business, We are each other’s magnitude and board.”
Please go to see this play before it closes on Sunday, August 12. The Gloucester Stage is a Cape Ann gem that must be supported. Do your part!