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Photo by Dianne Schaefer


Suzanne Gilbert Lee

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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.


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

Suzanne Gilbert Lee
Executive Director
Rocky Neck Art Colony
6 Wonson Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

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




Four Artists Four Media: One Exhibition

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck

October 30 – November 23, 2014, Thursday-Sunday, 12:00-4:00 PM

Public Reception Saturday, November 1, 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Four artists with strong bodies of work that display personal themes and expression that show through their different media, come together for an exhibition that lives up to the name, “Dimensions” from Oct. 30 to Nov 23, 2014, Thursday-Sunday, 12:00-4:00 PM. at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson St, Gloucester, MA. The four artists, Christy Park, Delphine Zohn, Rosella Sagall, and Rochell Zohn are all exhibiting Massachusetts artists.

Christy Park’s work for this show is of large abstracted animals. These are images that she has returned to throughout her career. She says of the pieces, “They seem to be totemic, almost dreamlike and seem to follow me. They have surfaced throughout my career, even when I lived and worked in New York City.”

Delphine Zohn is an expressionist painter. Her basic subject is the human form and face. She is well known for portraiture and is often working on commissions for portraits. However, various other themes weave through her work and like most painters she find inspiration for paintings in many varied places.

Several pieces by Rosella Sagall in this show are a departure from her usual work. These are large drawings of colonial women that began with an idea about depicting the 13 women who were later hanged in Salem. She wanted to draw large images and was at the same time thinking about the “trials” from Salem Village. These are side by side with much smaller tighter drawings.

Rochelle Zohn is a fiber artist. Some of her pieces were created in response to her son’s struggle with cancer. The beauty and color of these works, made from vintage kimono pieces, belie the somberness of the theme. More playful in nature are structures made from coffee filters and newspaper.


Christy Park studied painting at the Art Students’ League in New York City. For her MFA she worked with film, and her doctoral work was an analysis of video art. She has exhibited nationally, and was one of the founders of the 55 Mercer St. Gallery in New York. She is professor emerita at the Massachusetts College of Art and resides in Gloucester.

Rosella Park Sagall is an artist, designer, and educator from the mid-west who has lived in New England for over 30 years. She received a BFA in printmaking from Ohio State University. She returned and did two years of post-graduate work in graphic design in the Industrial Design Department at OSU. She worked as a designer in Columbus and Toledo, Ohio and Bangor, Maine. She also holds an MA in Museum Education from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA.

Delphine Zohn has a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and has exhibited in group and solo shows in New England. She was a member of the Depot Square Gallery in Lexington, and her work may be seen in venues throughout the Boston area.

Rochelle Zohn is an established fiber artist living in Waltham. Her most recent Series of work was exhibited in “Encounters with Cancer” for survivors and caretakers, at the Brush Gallery in Lowell. She is well known for her classes and workshops in knitting and felting.

The public is invited to the reception for the artists on Saturday, November 1, 4:00 – 6:00 pm

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, the official Welcome Center for Rocky Neck and home of the Art Colony, hosts exhibitions, workshops, meetings, lectures and cultural events of all kinds. The Center is open Thursdays – Sundays, year round. The Center accommodates 100 people and is fully handicapped accessible. For information about renting the facility for a meeting, theatrical or musical performance, a small wedding or anniversary, both private or for the community, contact rnac.director@gmail.com.


Suzanne Gilbert Lee
Rocky Neck Art Colony

You Are Beautiful

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You’re invited to attend an art exhibition opening reception, featuring photographs of wounded veterans by Rockport-based artist, Thi Linh Wernau. “YOU. ARE. BEAUTIFUL. – A Tribute to Warriors” will feature 35 photographs from a series intended to honor the sacrifice of our wounded veterans, empower them with a vehicle for voice through art and inspire and help other veterans in need. A number of the veterans in this project will be in attendance at the reception.

In addition, the evening will help raise awareness of the invisible wounds of war, especially PTSD (post-traumatic stress) and TBI (traumatic brain injuries). The event will help support The Red Sox Foundation and Mass General Hospital Home Base Program, who provide clinical services to veterans and their families. Complimentary drinks and light appetizers will be provided. Attendance is free, but RSVP is requested by October 8.

WHEN? Wednesday, October 15, from 5:30 – 7:30PM (formal speaking program begins at 6:30PM)

WHERE? McGladrey Art Gallery, 80 City Square, Charlestown, MA

RSVP is requested by OCT 8. Click this link to register: http://goo.gl/8iYSWN OR you may also RSVP by joining the Facebook event page here: http://goo.gl/LgEDPU

This exhibition is proudly sponsored by: McGladrey, Wernau Asset Management, The New England Council.

To view examples of the artist’s photography, please visit: http://ThiLinh.com. If you have any questions, you can email the artist directly at twernau@gmail.com.

Faculty – Student Exhibit at Cultural Center

montserrat_endicott at cultural center

Faculty-Student Endicott College and Montserrat College of Art
Exhibit at Rocky Neck Cultural Center, October 2 – October 26, 2014
Public Reception Sunday, Oct. 5, 2 – 4 p.m.

Synthesis II: Endicott College and Montserrat College of Art Faculty and Student Exhibit, will be on view at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson St., Gloucester, Thursday, October 2 – Sunday, October 26.

A public opening reception will be held on Saturday, October 5 from 2 – 4 pm.
The show will feature the works of Endicott College faculty members Meg Black, Krystal Demaine, Mari LaCure, Michael Miller, Carol Pelletier, Cynthia Roberts, Dean – Mark Towner, and Miles Warner. Montserrat College of Art faculty exhibiting are Judith Brassard Brown, Greg Orfanos, Justin Gagne, Gabrielle Keller, Lisa Perkins, Robert Roy, Julia Shepley, Blyth Hazen and Len Thomas-Vickory.
Students from both colleges will also have their works on view. Endicott exhibiting students are: Stephanie Alvarado-Ross, Samantha Hensel, Kayla Hodgetts, Alicia Luong, Suzie Newman, Kara Summerly, Graham Swayze, and Ruby Wallace-Ewing.
Montserrat College of Art students exhibiting are Adam Kooken, Mike Outhouse, Anthony Corrado, Katherine Roldan, Rory Bastille, Kerry McDermott, Alecia Parent/ Rebecca Segar collaborative piece and Chelsea Nee. Their work is from a semester-long documentary project of the plant and workers at the Salem Harbor Power Plant which was on display last June. The structure is now being demolished to make way for a new, smaller power plant. The project was funded by Footprint Power.
This will be fourth year for the joint Montserrat-Endicott show at Rocky Neck, formerly held on a weekend at the Goetemann Residency Studio and now expanded to a four-week exhibition at the Cultural Center.

The exhibition will include a variety of media including painting, photography, book arts, sculpture, illustration, graphic design, and mixed media, and will be on both floors of the Rocky Neck Cultural Center.

Mark Towner, Dean for the School of Visual and Performing Arts at Endicott College states, ““There is a long history of exhibiting art by students alongside their professors’ art. The process reveals interesting patterns of media, style, and subject. The presentation of art created by individuals from different institutions, most often occurs in the form of an open competition.

“In the spirit of unity and celebration, this exhibition at Rocky Neck Cultural Center integrates both approaches. The end result provides multiple actions and dynamic reactions, to form a more complex picture: A synthesis most worthy of examination and the titling of this exhibit.”

Montserrat College of Art President Steve Immerman said he is “Montserrat values its collaboration with the creative community on Cape Ann, and especially the Rocky Neck Art Colony. We are so pleased to be able to showcase the work of our talented faculty and students with a larger audience.”

Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday from noon to 4 pm.
For more information, contact the Cultural Center at 978-515-7004

Great Line Up Of Events on Rocky Neck

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Thurs Sept 4: Nights on the Neck!

Friday, Sept. 5: Gordon Goetemann: Extending Boundaries Opening Reception 4-6PM at the Cultural Center

Saturday, Sept 6: Tricia Nadeau Conant Opening Reception at Rocky Neck Gallery Artist Cooperative 6-8PM

Sunday, Sept 7: Richard Rosenfeld and Bob Crandall in the first Rocky Neck Conversations series talks on Air Wars, 7PM at the Cultural Center

Tuesday, Sept 9: African Drumming 6-7PM at the Cultural Center

Wednesday, Sept 10: third Goetemann Residency opening talk at the Cultural Center 7PM

beaux arts ball

Friday, Sept 12: ****ANNUAL BEAUX ARTS BALL**** at the Studio Restaurant, 7:30, costume parade from the Center at 6:30 (you do not have to wear a costume, but it is fun if you do). Ball Tickets $35 for RNAC members/$50 for non members/$100 gets you a RNAC membership and a free ticket, and Wicked Tuna Raffle tickets can be purchased online at http://www.rockyneckartcolony.org/events.php

Open Studio this Weekend

open studio

I’ve been working hard to get the place spruced up, new work completed and framed, and I’d love to see whoever would like to come by.  Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 4, 5 & 6 from noon to 5:00.  Hoping it won’t be freezing cold with 50 mph winds.  When is winter going to end?

Also, be on the lookout for the opening of Sailor Stan’s Restaurant on April 12.

E.J. Lefavour

How to Recognize Artists

art history

Now you can learn to recognize the 27 Cape Ann Artists and Photographers exhibiting at the Magnolia Historical Society Spring Art Show by coming to the show, seeing their work and maybe buying a piece to grace your home.  A great way to recognize and support local artists and the Magnolia Historical Society.

Thanks to FOB David Simmons for submitting the How to Recognize Artists of Paintings, Magnolia Historical Society for hosting and to Thom Falzarano for organizing the show.

E.J. Lefavour

Gloucester House Showcases North Shore Artists

St Valentine art sale

Participating artists include: Charles Francis, Annie Ziergiebel, JP Ware, Deb Shradieck, Susie Fiels, EJ Lefavour, Camilla Macfayden, Beth Williams, Donna Ardizzoni, Phil Cusumano, Marty Morgan, Thi Linh Wenau, Kathy Roberts, Elynn Kroger, Nina Goodick, Mary Ann DeLouise, Conrad Roeske, Catherine McGeary, Karen Tibbets, Tory and Ally Voner, Eileen Oliver, Amanda Cook, Mary McCarl, Theresa Testaverde, and the folks from Cape Ann Giclee.

Thanks to the Gloucester House Restaurant for sponsoring this art event for the community and North Shore artists!  Hope to see all of you there.

E.J. Lefavour

Flatrocks Gallery – a Little Out of the Way but Well Worth the Trip

flatrocks translucence postcard

The opening of Translucence at Flatrocks Gallery Friday night was extremely well attended, but not at all surprising for such an excellent show and gallery space.  For us on this side of Cape Ann, it may seem a little out of the way, but it is well worth the trip over to Lanesville to see it.  Gloucester’s art scene is just killing it!

flatrocks translucence opening

E.J. Lefavour

Final Weekend for Art in the Schoolhouse

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If you haven’t had a chance to stop by yet, this weekend will be your last chance to see the Art in the Schoolhouse holiday show at Magnolia Historical Society, 46 Magnolia Ave.  There is a great collection of over 90 pieces of work, as well as a great selection of affordable holiday gift items.  A great opportunity to check out the new home of the Magnolia Historical Society Museum and Cultural Center.  Free admission and plenty of free parking.

E.J. Lefavour

Invasion of the Winter Moths at Magnolia Historical Society

winter moths

I’m sure you’ve noticed them everywhere the last couple of days.  Driving over to Magnolia last night for the Magnolia Historical Society opening of Art in the Schoolhouse with Charlie Carroll, it was like driving in a brown blizzard.  They are pictured here all over the front door of the place at 46 Magnolia Ave.  Also pictured are some of the partygoers at the opening.  If you missed the opening, stop by Saturday and Sunday (12/7&8, 14&15 or 21&22) from 10:00 – 2:00.  The moths may or may not still be there but the great artwork, cards, prints, calendars, books and more still will be (whatever hasn’t been sold anyway).

art in the schoolhouse opening

Now more about the Winter Moth.

The Winter Moth (Operophtera brumata) is a moth of the family Geometridae. It is an abundant species of Europe and the Near Eastand one of very few Lepidoptera of temperate regions in which the adults are active in the depth of winter.

The female of this species is virtually wingless and cannot fly, but the male is fully winged and flies strongly.

Winter Moths are considered an invasive species in North America; Nova Scotia experienced the first confirmed infestations in the 1930s. The moth is now found in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Maine.[1] In Massachusetts, the moths have attracted the attention of several media outlets due to the severity of the infestation.[2] In northern Rhode Island, damage to fruit orchards has been attributed to winter moth, and it is now reported in mid-southern Rhode Island (Bristol/Barrington area and Warwick). Efforts at biological control are underway.[3] There have been unconfirmed reports of infestations in southern New Hampshire.


Here’s a link to an article Kim Smith wrote about the relationship between songbirds
and the Winter Moth, back in 2010.  http://kimsmithdesigns.wordpress.com/2010/12/16/white-throated-sparrow-zonotrichia-albicolli/

E.J. Lefavour

Rocky Neck Show Features You. Are. Beautiful. Photographs

joe with a brass earring

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck is presenting a solo exhibition of 30 photographs by Thi Linh Wernau, a Rockport-based artist and photographer. The work is from Wernau’s project “You. Are. Beautiful.,” featuring portraits which celebrate the human spirit and beauty in all people. The show opens on October 24 and runs through November 11.  It will feature four events during the three-week period.

Stop in this weekend, Saturday-Sunday, October 26-27 from 2-4 PM, for the photobooth event. You can have your polaroid portrait taken by the artist, and your voice can become part of the project.  You will receive one polaroid portrait to take home and one image will be added to the polaroid installation in the gallery.

“You. Are. Beautiful.” depicts portraits of everyday people with grit, grace and gravity. A wounded Marine and amputee, a stage-three breast cancer survivor or a skater are all celebrated for their own beauty and spirit. Wernau created this body of work from her travels photographing strangers and a few people she knew. The artist asked all of them to complete the statement, “I am beautiful because…” Moved by the power of a simple phrase, Wernau also included the phrase “you are beautiful” into each person’s set of portraits. Wernau’s primary mission with this project is “to spread love and kindness.”

Don’t miss these other upcoming events:

Enjoy wine, light appetizers and good company. There will also be an after-party at Short & Main in Gloucester, with 10% of food and drinks donated to charity.

Listen to a talk with Cape Ann fine-art photographers, including Paul Cary Goldberg, Judith Monteferrante and Anne Rearick. The panel will also include a special guest artist, Joseph Geary, who was also photographed by the artist for this project.

Watch the artist’s film and listen to her talk. Celebrate Veterans Day weekend with art and stories from local vets.

you are beautiful

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck is located at 6 Wonson Street in Gloucester. Fall gallery hours are 12 – 4 pm, Thursday – Sunday. Visit www.rockyneckartcolony.org or www.facebook.com/ThiLinhPhotography for more information.

Paul Frontiero Sr. Exhibit at State of the Art Gallery on Rocky Neck

paul frontiero sr

You all know and love ArtRocks! Paul Frontiero, Jr. and his artwork, but did you know that his father, Paul Frontiero, Sr. was an exceptional oil painter.  There is an exhibit of his work at the State of the Art Gallery at 4 Wonson Street on Rocky Neck (next to the Cultural Center), with an Opening Reception on Saturday, August 31 from 2:00-6:00pm.  The exhibit runs August 18-September 23.  Gallery is open Thursdays-Sundays from noon to 5:00pm.  It is a lovely space and the exhibit is beautiful.  If you can’t make the opening, do stop by and see the exhibit on one of their open days.

Paul Frontiero (1925- 2012)

Paul Frontiero was born and brought up in Gloucester, a native of the Cape Ann area.  Paul not only comes from a long line of fishermen ancestry but was a fisherman himself, for over half of his life-time.

He fished from as far south as the Diamond Shoals of the Carolina’s to as far north as the Grand Banks off St. John’s, Newfoundland and Canada.

The many hours Paul spent in the small dories made him realize the expansiveness of the sea, at times so calm and then again a raging fury.  Although he painted other subject matter, most of his paintings are of his life on the sea.  As a boy on the boats, he would often rough pencil sketch on anything that was at hand – paper bags, old wooden planks, and even on the side of the same dories that he spent so many hours on.  Each and every painting has a spiritual quality that reveals Mr. Frontiero’s deep love for the sea.

Mr. Frontiero maintained a year-round gallery off of Highway 128 in Gloucester for many years.

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