Rocky Neck Art Colony
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 8, 2016
Suzanne Gilbert Lee
978-515-7004 617 872-7633 cell
The Artful Birdhouse
: An Auction of artist-created birdhouses, Auctioneer State Senator Bruce Tarr,
Sunday, February 21, Preview: with light refreshments and Champagne punch from1-2 PM, Live Auction at 2:15 PM.
The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck
6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
Gallery hours, Thurs-Sun, 12:00-4:00 PM
Tickets also available at The Cultural Center gallery from Thursday, February 11 through Sunday, February 14. As space is limited, early purchase is suggested.
Gloucester MA, February 8, 2016. “The Artful Birdhouse,” in the entertaining and capable hands of auctioneer State Senator Bruce Tarr, offers more than 20 original, artist-created birdhouses by auction on Sunday February 21, preview beginning at 1:00 PM, live Auction 2:15 PM. Engaging the charm and appeal of birdhouses as a foundation, the imagination of friends and members of the Rocky Neck Art Colony soars in whimsical, modern, traditional, fantasy and completely unexpected “artful” birdhouses. The following artists have donated their time and talents for an auction of their birdhouse creations in support of Mass Audubon and in conjunction with the “For The Birds” avian-art exhibit at The Cultural Center.
A highlight of the event is the featured item: A private naturalist walk with Mass Audubon’s Chair of Natural History and Field Ornithology Chris Leahy. With broad expertise in birds and insects, and an engaging communication style he leads many international tours. Winner may invite up to 10 guests. The value is “priceless.”
Artists contributing to the auction event are Kathy Gerdon Archer, Deborah Barnwell, Carol Mansur Benesh, Lisa Carlson, Joy Dai Buell, Elizabeth Gauthier, Rachel Gauthier, Joy Halsted, Jane Keddy, Mindy Lind-terk, Ron MacNeill, Tom Nihan, Sinikka Nogello, Christy Park, Hans Pundt, Kenny Riaf, Sally Seamans, Betty Lou Schlemm, Pam Stratton, Karen Tibbetts, and Karen Tusinski among others.
A portion of the day’s event proceeds will support Mass Audubon’s mission to protect the flora and fauna of Massachusetts.
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