KINLOCH NELSON: GUITAR MAD SCIENTIST TO PERFORM AT ROCKY NECK ART COLONY DURING SPRING 2018 ARTWEEK FESTIVAL
Kinloch Nelson: Guitar Mad Scientist
Saturday, April 28 at The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck
6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
The Rocky Neck Art Colony is pleased to announce that it will present Kinloch Nelson: Guitar Mad Scientist as part of the upcoming ArtWeek festival happening April 27 – May 6. Hundreds of events will be presented across the Commonwealth during the 10-day creative festival. See a complete listing of events at artweekma.org.
ArtWeek is an award-winning innovative festival featuring hundreds of unique and creative experiences that are hands-on, interactive or offer behind-the-scenes access to arts, culture, and the creative process. Now an annual statewide festival, ArtWeek was born in Boston in 2013 and recently expanded its footprint across the Commonwealth.
Don’t miss this exciting event:
Presented by: Rocky Neck Art Colony, Inc
Location: The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck Art Colony
Date: Saturday, April 28 at 7:30 – 9:30 PM
Kinloch Nelson is a uniquely amazing finger style guitar player and composer, and he loves his Mad Scientist Guitar Projects. You’ll experience the design, construction, and sublime playing of Kinloch’s crazy harp guitar along with his usual stock of unusually fabulous instruments. Learn how to build a harp guitar with junk plywood and a coat hanger, and hear a fabulous concert by the Mad Scientist himself! Kinloch plays with an enthralling dexterity, diversity, and sense of humor – a guitar master not to miss! Kinloch Nelson Event at Rocky Neck Art Colony
Presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center, ArtWeek offers new ways to experience art, culture, and creativity. This year, Mass Cultural Council and the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism have joined ArtWeek as Lead Champions in this unique opportunity to shine a spotlight on the state’s creative economy.
“We are thrilled to have organizations like Rocky Neck Art Colony participating in ArtWeek this season,” said Josiah A. Spaulding, Jr., President & CEO of the Boch Center. “ArtWeek is an innovative festival that works to spotlight how the creative economy is thriving in Massachusetts. We are very excited about this season’s offerings, which include many unique experiences spanning dance, fashion, media arts, spoken-word, poetry, writing, culinary, visual arts, music, opera, theater, design, film, and more. And the best part is that many of the events are free making it affordable and accessible to everyone!”
For more information on ArtWeek, visit www.artweekma.org.
About Rocky Neck Art Colony, Inc– Rocky Neck, a picturesque part of Gloucester, MA, is widely known as the location of a famous artist colony. In fact, in the 19th and early 20th centuries, artists such Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Mark Rothko and others lived and worked on Rocky Neck. They came to Cape Ann charmed by the landscape, vibrant light and working waterfront as well as the artist community. Rocky Neck Art Colony is oldest continuously operating art colony in America.
About ArtWeek– Presented by Highland Street Foundation and produced by the Boch Center, ArtWeek has become an annual award-winning innovative festival featuring hundreds of unique and creative experiences that are hands-on, interactive or offer behind-the-scenes access to artists or the creative process. ArtWeek was born in Boston in 2013 and has since expanded to serve communities across Massachusetts. Statewide partners include: Mass Cultural Council, Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism as well as Mass Center for the Book, MASSCreative, MassHumanities, MassPoetry, New England Foundation for the Arts, New England Museum Association, Young Audiences of Massachusetts and VSA Massachusetts. To learn more about our regional and local collaborators as well as about the festival and its growth, visit www.artweekma.org.
About Highland Street Foundation– Since its establishment in 1989, Highland Street Foundation has donated more than $180 million to many worthy non-profit organizations. It is committed to addressing the needs and concerns of children and families primarily in Massachusetts and California specifically in the areas of education, housing, mentoring, health care, environment and the arts. To learn more about Highland Street Foundation, please visit www.highlandstreet.org.
About the Boch Center – The Boch Center is one of the nation’s leading nonprofit performing arts institutions and a guardian of the historic Wang and Shubert Theatres. As New England’s largest cultural venue, the Boch Center is home to theater, classical and popular music, dance, comedy, opera, Broadway musicals, family entertainment, and more.
Located in Boston’s historic Theater District, the Boch Center also offers a diverse mix of educational and community outreach initiatives, including the City Spotlights Leadership ProgramandArtWeek;collaborates with artists and local nonprofit arts organizations; preserves historic venues; and acts as a champion for Greater Boston’s arts and cultural community. Learn more at bochcenter.org.
About the Mass Cultural Council
The Mass Cultural Council is a state agency that promotes excellence, inclusion, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and sciences to foster a rich cultural life for all Massachusetts residents and contributes to the vitality of our communities and economy.
The Council pursues this mission through a wide range of grants, initiatives, and advocacy for artists, communities, organizations, and schools. Mass Cultural Council also runs the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund in partnership with MassDevelopment. For more information, please visit www.massculturalcouncil.org.
About the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism
MOTT’s mission is to promote Massachusetts as both a leisure and business travel destination for domestic and international markets and to contribute to the growth of the Commonwealth’s economy. MOTT works closely with 16 regional tourism councils across the state, and with larger tourism alliances such as Discover New England and BrandUSA. For more information on visiting Massachusetts, go to massvacation.com.