On Saturday September 15, 7 pm, a convergence of music and art will activate the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck!
ADMISSION IS LIMITED
to the first 40 reservations
In a two-hour performance showcasing the musical mastery of
singer/guitarist/composer Michael Gregory, visual artists Rocky Delforge, Loren Doucette, Ruth Mordecai, and Eileen Mueller will make responsive and interpretative artworks
over a broad range of creative expression.
Ticket price of $100 per person includes hors d’oerves, wine bar, and a completely unique and amazing multi-disciplinary performance demonstrating the power of the creative muse. An artwork created on site by each artist will be up for bid at the performance’s end.
Proceeds will benefit the purchase and development of the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck.
Please make your reservations early as seating is limited. For reservations and info:
email@example.com or 978-758-1210.
Songwriter, Composer, Improviser, Poet and Music Producer. A musical innovator and brilliant improviser, always on the cutting edge, Michael Gregory has recorded for Arista, RCA, Island and other labels and headed the power-trio Signal. Michael has successfully straddled the pop and improvised music worlds since the beginning of his career in the 1970s. Michael’s influences vary widely, from Stravinsky to Cage from Hemphill to Ellington from Wonder to Bacharach. As a composer and a performer, Michael possesses his own very unique, highly creative and fertile voice; quite simply, he sings like an angel and plays directly from his deeply inspired spirit. Michael is living in Gloucester, writing poetry, composing music for various ensembles, recording, performing and teaching in Europe and America and producing various projects.
The Visual Art:
Rocky Delforge is a young Rockport contemporary artist/printmaker who embodies a new force of creative energy on Cape Ann. He has curated the Center’s September show, Community and Identity, which will be on view during Music as Muse; the exhibition presents the concepts of the individual, the community in which they live, and the relationships that form between them.
As a muralist and a water colorist for many years, Loren returned to art school in 2007 in search of a voice and a line of her own. Her dynamic works in pastel, acrylic and collage are driven by a search for truth in drawing. Inspired by both the landscape and the figure, her works bridge the intersection of realism and abstraction. As she works from observation, she thrives by the freedom to depart from her source at any second.
Rockport painter Eileen Mueller works across paint media, capturing the essence of musicians, the figure, and landscape in moments of time and light. Classic yet experimental in her painting, Eileen’s amazingly deft skill allows for a prolific and wide-ranging practice and has earned her a solid reputation as one of Cape Ann’s finest artists.
Ruth Mordecai’s work is defined by a strong, painted, gestural line and her history as a sculptor. It is inspired by figure, dance, landscape and Biblical story. A partial list of collections include: the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem; the Wiggin Prints and Drawings Department of the Boston Public Library owns 30 of her works on paper 1970 – 2011. She has a BFA and MFA from Boston University School for the Arts. Her studio is on Rocky Neck and overlooks Smith Cove.