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Photo by Dianne Schaefer

CONTACT:

Suzanne Gilbert Lee

978-515-7004 617 872-7633 cell

director@rockyneckartcolony.org

Captured: Photography, Sculpture and Fine Crafts by RNAC Members

March 5-29

The Cultural Center Gallery
6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
Gallery hours, Thurs-Sun, 12:00-4:00 PM
Meet the Artists Reception Friday, March 6, 5-7 PM

Gloucester MA, February 26, 2015 —The Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) with more than 200 members, is pleased to introduce artist members who make photographs, sculpture and fine craft in “CAPTURED,” the first of two consecutive shows devoted exclusively to art colony members. This exhibition will be on view Thursday, March 5 through 29 at the Cultural Center Gallery, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester. Viewers will have the opportunity to see the new work inspired by streetscapes, quarries, beaches and more, being “captured” by members in 2015. The public is invited enjoy the exhibition accompanied by light refreshments and meet the artists at the reception on Friday, March 6, 5:00-7:00 PM. The Gallery is open each week, Thursday-Sunday, 12:00 -4:00 PM.

Several of the exhibiting RNAC members Judith Monteferrante, Skip Montello, and Dianne Schaefer will be exhibiting their work at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester MA in the exhibition “Photography Atelier 21” also on view from March 5-29.

A second RNAC member exhibition “ It’s Not Furniture” is a juried annual of paintings, prints, and mixed-media 2D work coming to the Cultural Center April 2-26. Be sure to watch for more details.

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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. Long renowned for its luminous light, this harbor and coastal location has been a magnet for some of the most revered realist paintings in American art and a catalyst for the progressive ideas of artists from Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Milton Avery, and Nell Blaine, among many others. Today Rocky Neck continues to attract artists and art lovers to a thriving creative community. For up to date information visit rockyneckartcolony.org

Sincerely,
Suzanne Gilbert Lee
Executive Director
Rocky Neck Art Colony
6 Wonson Street
Gloucester, MA 01930
978-515-7004
director@rockyneckartcolony.org

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck is open Thursday – Sunday year round.
Seasonal Hours are: June through August 12-6pm, September through May 12-4pm

The Gallery 53 at Rocky Neck, 53 Rocky Neck Avenue is open seasonally May – October, seven days a week, 11am-6pm, Thurs-Sat until 8pm

Captured: Photography, Sculpture and Fine Crafts by RNAC Members

Gloucester MA, February 26, 2015 —The Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) with more than 200 members, is pleased to introduce artist members who make photographs, sculpture and fine craft in “CAPTURED,” the first of two consecutive shows devoted exclusively to art colony members. This exhibition will be on view Thursday, March 5 through 29 at the Cultural Center Gallery, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester. Viewers will have the opportunity to see the new work inspired by streetscapes, quarries, beaches and more, being “captured” by members in 2015. The public is invited enjoy the exhibition accompanied by light refreshments and meet the artists at the reception on Friday, March 6, 5:00-7:00 PM. The Gallery is open each week, Thursday-Sunday, 12:00 -4:00 PM.

Several of the exhibiting RNAC members Judith Monteferrante, Skip Montello, and Dianne Schaefer will be exhibiting their work at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester MA in the exhibition “Photography Atelier 21” also on view from March 5-29.

A second RNAC member exhibition “ It’s Not Furniture” is a juried annual of paintings, prints, and mixed-media 2D work coming to the Cultural Center April 2-26. Be sure to watch for more details.

State House a Work of Art ~ Inside and Out

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Most of our group went into the State House thru the General Hooker entrance. Escorted by Catherine Ryan, I entered via the accessible Bowdoin Street door, because it has a ramp instead of stairs. Once inside and past security, there are elevators aplenty. The first thing I wanted to see was one of the two large cod sculptures. By chance, we immediately ran into our State Senator, Bruce Tarr, who took the time to give us a short tour. Art in all media was everywhere, including the 1798 “new” State House itself.

Gloucester Wins Award From MA Cultural Council

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I figured that if I could board the USCG Barque Eagle, I could visit the Massachusetts State House. I’m glad I did, because the City of Gloucester won the 2015 Commonwealth Award for “Creative Community” by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. The ceremony was held in the capital’s Great Hall. About a dozen of us, elected officials and organizers from Gloucester’s two designated cultural districts, marched to the podium and onto the stage to accept the medal. Shown below, left to right, are: Anita Walker, Executive Director of the Massachusetts Cultural Council; Ann Margaret Ferrante, our State Representative; Sefatia Romeo Theken, Mayor of the City of Gloucester; and Bruce Tarr, our State Senator. I was glad to be there and proud to have been part of our accomplishments.

Tremendous News for Gloucester

TS Eliot’s Restless Ghost Finds Home in Seaside Idyll

The Guardian UK

February 14, 2015

By Robert McCrum

Last September, listeners to National Public Radio, the US equivalent of Radio 4, heard an elderly New England widow, Dana Hawkes, describe how, at home in Massachusetts, her late husband would sometimes say “he used to see TS Eliot’s ghost.”

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TS Eliot at his house, 18 Edgemoor in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Photograph: © Estate of T.S. Eliot

There is something apt in this claim. The author of Four Quartets and Murder in the Cathedral, who was born in St Louis on 26 September 1888, but lived and died in London, has always projected a rather spectral persona.

From his haunting recitation of The Waste Land (“Unreal city …”) to his cadaverous alter ego, Old Possum, and his fascination with clairvoyants such asMadame Sosostris, Eliot has always been a sombre, other-worldly figure in the literary landscape.

In his afterlife, as an Anglo-American literary giant with a long shadow, the poet’s psychic exile has never been quite fully commuted. Despite a memorial stone in Poet’s Corner and the kind of instant recognition known to Shakespeare, Keats and Wordsworth, TS Eliot has no shrine to equal Stratford, Hampstead or Grasmere.

Even in his native America, Eliot has remained homeless. In New England, Concord celebrates Henry Thoreau. Emily Dickinson is remembered in Amherst, and Nathaniel Hawthorne in Salem.

In contrast, the founding father of Modernism and author of The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock, seems remote and unaffiliated. For all his British citizenship and membership of the Church of England, Eliot has become strangely rootless.

But now, 50 years after his death, and two years after the passing of Valerie, his beloved second wife, Eliot’s ghost is being appeased. The Observer has learned that, in a remarkable coup, the poet’s estate has just acquired the Eliot family’s summer house by the sea, in Gloucester, Massachusetts. READ FULL STORY HERE

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18 Edgemoor, Eastern Point ~ The Eliot family house in Massachusetts. Photograph: © Estate of T.S. Eliot

Not only has the estate bought the house (for $1.3m), it plans to use it to promote Eliot’s life and works to his American readers. Reihill said: “By this time next year we hope to offer up to six poets, essayists or playwrights at a time a peaceful retreat to work on their projects. We’d also like to work with institutions of higher education to make it a centre for weekend symposia on Eliot or on poets and poetry related to him.”

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View from the porch at 18 Edgemoor

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Shared on FB by Eastern Point Lit House co-founder Chris Anderson.

DRONE SURFING: Some locals headed out on Feb 22nd to catch a few sets #gloucesterma #DJIPHANTOM2

Good Harbor Beach Surfers

I headed out to capture some footage during the epic 40 degree heat wave on Sunday. I came across some guys who where also a little restless to get back to the great outdoors. I never met them, so I don’t have their names. I shot some pretty cool video, but I thought I would share some snap shots first. Now you have to have a very solid set of stones to paddle out in these waters this time of year. New England has some pretty decent waves in the off season, so it’s not really ever “off-season” for the surfers. If you know these kats, tell them to hit me up!

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Leslie Heffron Shares Some Much Needed Color

Hi Joey!  I ducked down to PA for the weekend, but am seeing lots of white back in Rockport!  Thought Cape Ann could use a little color right about now so I’m sending a painting and a drawing I did of my home state.  This is what winter in PA looks like!  Hope everybody is staying warm!

Leslie

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Local Creative Artists and Crafters Who Sell On Etsy Now Have A Facebook Page- Team Cape Ann

Good Morning Joe,

There is a team of very creative artists and crafters who sell on Etsy. We now have a Facebook page, www.facebook.com/teamcapeann, where we share our creations, ideas and help promote one another. We would love to have our page shared on Good Morning Gloucester. Not only will we be able to share our work with more potential customers, but there may be other artists and crafters out there who could join our community.

Thank you,

Tara White

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Sure would be great if you liked them on Facebook to show your support Smile

Cape Ann TV’s ‘Winter on Cape Ann’ Video Contest Deadline is Only 5 Days Away!

Cape Ann TV’s ‘Winter on Cape Ann’ Video Contest Deadline is Only 5 Days Away!

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Cape Ann TV Announces
‘Winter on Cape Ann’ Video Contest
Gloucester, MA – Cape Ann TV (www.capeanntv.org ), a non-profit local
access cable station serving Gloucester, Rockport, Manchester-by-the-sea,
and Essex, is hosting a winter video contest.
Cape Ann is one of the most scenic and beautiful places in New England,
and as such it is the perfect canvas for video. Show us your
interpretation of “Winter on Cape Ann” in five minutes or less and win…
•    A free computer tune-up from Abacus Computers in Gloucester
•    A $25 gift card to Wally’s Blackburn Bistro
•    $50 from Cape Ann TV
All submissions are due by midnight on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2014;
which is only 5 days away! Cape Ann TV will determine the three finalists
and the winners will be chosen by public vote online. All finalist’s
videos will play on Cape Ann TV’s channel 12 in February.
Criteria:
•    Must include, however creatively, “Winter on Cape Ann”
•    All submissions must be under 5 minutes
•    Video producers must own all the rights to their content including music
•    Must be submitted via YouTube link to: contest@capeanntv.org by February
14th, 2015.

Perfect Storm Feb 6- March 1 At The Cultural Center Rocky Neck

Opening Reception, Saturday, February 6, 4 to 6pm

PERFECTstormFebruary 6 – March 1, 2015

Cultural Center Gallery, 6 Wonson St. Gloucester
Reception: SAT Feb 7, 4-6pm
People’s Choice Award Reception: Sun Mar 1, 2-4pm

Juror, Leonie Bradbury, Director and Curator of Montserrat College of Art Galleries, selected 39 pieces from 22 artists out of 201 entries submitted. Bradbury said this about her selection process.

When I think of the concept of a “perfect storm” I think of a set of circumstances, or in this case the forces of nature, coming together in an unprecedented or unpredictable way. I feel that the works selected for this exhibition possess a quality of energies either colliding or expanding, sometimes raw and intense other times harmonious and peaceful. A few pieces, however, are subtler and show those quiet moments after a storm or visually capture a more delicate interaction of weather with a landscape through mist and fog. Together these works remind us of the power of nature and the beauty that we see in its magnificence.

The Eastern New England artists selected for the show include Emily Barrera,  Peter Baumgartner,  Dale Blank,  Kara Caso, Matt Cegelis,  Katherine Coakley,  Gail Gang,  Gordon Goetemann, Lisa Goren,  Ruth Hamill,  Law Hamilton,  Robert Hesse, Michele Kenna,  Mary Kostman,  Otto Laske,  Judith Monteferrante Skip Montello,  Sandys Moore,  Ruth Schneider,  Miranda Updike Timothy Wilson,  and Philip Young.

We invite you to see this exciting collection of work and meet the artists at our opening reception on Saturday, February 7 from 6-9pm. Vote for your favorite piece. A People’s Choice award will be presented at the closing reception on Sunday, March 1, 2-4pm.

Because of the snow, parking is limited in the main parking lot.
Extra parking is available at the Marine Railways at the end of Rocky Neck Ave., two blocks from the Cultural Center. Be sure to wear good boots.

Ron Pruett Show At Cape Ann Giclee

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Please join us in viewing the bold and colorful florals and nudes of artist Ron Pruett in a collection we have titled “Au Naturel” , it is a collection of original paintings with giclees available to order. Ron’s brave style as an artist and his willingness to explore color and form will delight your eyes. Wake them up from their dreary mid winter gray slumber with color.
Artwork will be in the gallery for viewing and purchase February 1st thru March 1st – we are open Mon – Fri 10-5pm and Saturdays by appointment.

An opening reception will be held on Sunday February 15th from 2 – 4 pm at our studio – Cape Ann Giclee 20 Maplewood Ave Gloucester, MA 01930 all are welcomed to attend, light refreshments will be served

Thanks,
Anna Baglaneas Eves
Cape Ann Giclee
20 Maplewood Ave
Gloucester, MA 01930
978-546-7070
http://www.capeanngiclee.com

Messy Art Night Feb 6th!

Messy Art Night is back! Come to this once-a-year event sponsored by the Essex PTO and meet local artists as they share their crafts with hands-on projects designed for kids. There will be opportunities to work with paint, sculpture, clay, printmaking, wood and more. The public is welcome! Join the fun on Friday, February 6 from 5 to 7pm in the Essex Elementary School cafeteria at 12 Story St., Essex, MA. Bring your own smock. Healthy snacks will be sold. $5/participant or $15/family. www.essexpto.com

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