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The Rocky Neck Art Colony kicks off the 2016 exhibition season with an extraordinary six-week exhibition and fundraising event at the RNAC’s Cultural Center at Rocky Neck. Juried by Amy Montague, the Director of the Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon, in Canton MA, the exhibition “For The Birds” features multi-media avian art. The public is invited to a reception on Sunday, January 31 at 2-4 PM. Save the dates for a talk on the life and art of John J. Audubon by noted local author Chris Leahy, Bertrand Chair of Field Ornithology at Mass Audubon, at the Cultural Center on Thursday, February 11 at 7:00 PM, a talk about the Birds of Cape Ann by local photographer and filmmaker Kim Smith, and “The Artful Birdhouse,” an auction of original, artist-created birdhouses on Sunday February 21, beginning at 1:00 PM. A raffle of a basket full of birding-related items concludes the events with a drawing of the winning ticket on Sunday, March 6 at 2:00 PM. A portion of all events proceeds will support Mass Audubon’s mission to protect the flora and fauna of Massachusetts.
Concurrent with RNAC’s “For The Birds” exhibition, The Trident Gallery, Director Matthew Swift, presents “Nest” its third annual exhibition in partnership with Mass Audubon’s Museum of American Bird Art offering artworks from the Museum’s collection. Exhibition dates: January 30 – March 6, 2016.
The songs, vivid colors and enormous variety of bird species attracted to Cape Ann’s coastal waters, marshes, and waterways often bring with them both birding enthusiasts and artists, each drawn by their vibrant visual appeal. Come to The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck to view the aesthetic heights their wildly patterned beauty has inspired in the work of New England artists’ multi-media offerings in painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, assemblage, and more.
This spectacular melding of the avian and the artistic is juried by Amy Montague, Director of the Museum of Bird Art at Mass Audubon, the only museum dedicated to art inspired by the beauty, science and wonder of birds. In her 23 years at Mass Audubon, Ms. Montague has stewarded and grown the organization’s broad and eclectic art collection that embraces fine art, folk art, sporting art, illustration, and more. She has curated more than thirty exhibitions exploring the intersection of art and nature focusing on artists as varied as John James Audubon and Andy Warhol. She has twice been a juror for the internationally renowned “Birds in Art” exhibition at the Woodson Art Museum in Wisconsin.
The Artful Birdhouse Auction: Sunday, February 21. Preview 1-2PM, Live Auction at 2:15 PM. The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester MA. Engaging the charm and appeal of birdhouses as a foundation, the imagination of friends and members of the Rocky Neck Art Colony will soar in creating 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” art exhibit at The Cultural Center. Promoting the Auction, early bird creators will have the opportunity to display their works at several venues in and around Gloucester.
Artists participating in 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, Karen Ristuben, Sally Seamans, Pam Stratton, Karen Tibbetts, and Karen Tusinski among others.
“For the Birds” A Juried Exhibition of Avian Related Art, January 28 to March 6, 2016, Opening Reception: Sunday, January 31, 2–4 PM.
John J. Audubon: The Man and His Art, A talk by Chris Leahy, Bertrand Chair of Field Ornithology at Mass Audubon, Thursday, February 11, 7 PM.
Birds of Cape Ann, Talk,photos, and short films by local filmmaker and photographer Kim Smith, Thursday, February 18th, at 7PM.
The Artful Birdhouse: An auction of artist-created birdhouses, Sunday, February 21, Preview: 1-2 PM, Live Auction at 2:15 PM.
Raffle Drawing for a basket of birding related items, Sunday, March 6 at 2 PM
The Cultural Center Gallery
6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930 Gallery hours: Thurs-Sun, 12:00-4:00 PM
Bonaparte’s Gulls Preening Lighthouse Beach
Time for fun with the Beatles. Bird Mancini and T Max (with special guest Karen Ristuben) do their Beatles show tonight at Rocky Neck Cultural Center, East Gloucester “Help!” since we’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of the single.
Did you get your tickets at Diamond Cove Music (57 Washington St, Gloucester) or did you pick them up online athttp://culturalcenterbenefit.bpt.me
Either way, we’ll see you tonight–get there on time, please (doors at 7:30) and we’re expecting a crowd–you know, the way fans would go to the airport to greet The Beatles. Please don’t throw jelly beans at us.
Printed, Painted, Folded or Torn: Paper Work at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center ~ Opening reception Saturday, July 11th 4-6pm
July 2-26, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 11, 4–6 pm
Presentation of Juror’s Choice and People’s Choice awards
Curated by Katherine French, Director Emerita at Danforth Art, Framingham MA
For this juried exhibition, juror Katherine French, chose 64 pieces from over 200
submissions that present a wide range of creative usage of paper as a primary component.
French has singled out a print by Julia Talcott, a multimedia collage by Ruth Mordecai, and a
trio of small collages by Kimberly Quint for the Juror’s Choice special recognition.
Janet Albert, Justin Barfield, Deborah Barnwell, Kristi Beisecker, Joy Buell, Kevin Carr, Elizabeth Carter, Katherine Coakley Yhanna Coffin, Mary D. Cole, Christiane Corcelle, Anne Marie Crotty, Kay Dolezal, James Flahaven, Carol Flax, Jean Fogle, Conny Goelz-Schmitt, Sarah Graziano, Mike Grimaldi, Leslie Heffron, Sarah Hulsey, Daniela Hyacinthe, Laura Louise Lester, Karen McCarthy, Ruth Mordecai, Veronica Morgan, Sinikka Nogelo, Kimberly Quint, Lauri Rakoff-Chertok, Ilene Richard, Judith Robinson-Cox, Lisa Russell, Elaine Sapochetti, Carolyn Sirois, Robin Solit, Lorraine Sullivan, Martha L. Swanson, Julia Talcott, Lois Tarlow, Barbara Trachtenberg, Constance Vallis, June Vernon, Timothy Wilson and Philip Young
It’s Not Furniture: Paintings and drawings by RNAC Members
April 2-26, 2015
The Cultural Center Gallery
6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
Gallery hours, Thurs-Sun, 12:00-4:00 PM
Meet the Artists Reception Sunday, April 12, 2-4 PM
Closing Celebration and award ceremony, Sunday, April 26, 2-4 PM
RNAC MEMBERS SHOW FEATURES PAINTINGS AND DRAWING
Gloucester MA, Mar 23, 2015— On April 2, 2015, the Cultural Center Gallery on Wonson Street in Gloucester opens the second of two RNAC member shows—a juried Spring exhibition of paintings and drawings by Rocky Neck Art Colony members. Provocatively titled “It’s Not Furniture,” the exhibition features 35 works by 23 member artists exhibiting 2D works in oil, acrylic, watercolor mixed media, encaustic, collage and color pencil. Juror Carol Pelletier, Chair of Fine Arts and Professor of Art at Endicott College, selected the work.
“It’s Not Furniture” is on view April 2-26, 2015 during gallery hours Thursday-Sunday from 12-4 PM. The public is invited to a reception for artists and friends on Sunday, April 12, 2-4 PM at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester.
According to the exhibition organizer Martha Swanson, the slightly odd title for this painting show is meant to provoke a discussion about the function of art from both artist’s point of view and intention, to the non-utilitarian function of wall art. To express one of the myriad of reasons for collecting art, a member of the Cultural Center’s exhibition committee succinctly stated, “a painting need not match the décor.”
“It’s Not Furniture” looks at the landscape, seascape, cityscape, still-life study and more in styles ranging from realistic to abstract through the diverse styles of artists Kathleen Gerdon Archer, Kristie Bernard, Katherine Coakley, Mary D. Cole, Robin Colodzin, Maura Cronin, Terry DelPercio-Piemonte, Loren Doucette, Gail Gang, Leslie Heffron, Michele Kenna, Kat Masella, Mary Rhinelander McCarl, Sinikka Nogelo, Gerry O’Leary, Sue Ann Pearson, Regina Piantedosi, Ronald Pruett, Deb Schradieck, Lully Schwartz, Kate Somers, Anna Vojtech, and Rokhaya Waring.
“Poppies” by Katherine Coakley
“Stairway“ by Mary D. Cole
“Thinking of Hartley” by Loren Doucette
“Halibut Point, Winter Color” by Deb Schradieck
“Apple Trees and Boulders in the Snow” Rokhaya Waring
Looking and Drawing: 6-week workshop with Gabrielle Barzaghi
April 13, 20, 27 & May 4, 11, 18, 2015, 1-4 PM
Cost for the workshop: $330, $300 for RNAC members
Email to Register: Gabrielle Barzaghi, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cultural Center Gallery
6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
DRAWING WORKSHOP WITH GABRIELLE BARZAGHI
Gloucester MA, Mar 23, 2015 – This class is designed to help you draw with accuracy, confidence and enthusiasm. Drawing basics such as mapping, structural line and composition will be covered. You will learn to observe very carefully and to create volume and space with both line and value. Lively and nuanced mark making will be explored. There will be demos, critiques and lots of one on one attention. The class will be flexible to allow for a variety of skill levels and experienced participants may choose to work in a self-directed manner. A supply list will be provided.
Artist and educator Gabrielle Barzaghi is a Senior Lecturer at New England School of Art and Design at Suffolk University and has taught college level drawing since 1980. Visit her website at www.gabriellebarzaghi.com.
November 21, 2014
Suzanne Gilbert Lee
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Pathways for Children Book Drive: Give the Gift of Literacy
Friday – Sundays, November 28 – December 18, 2014, 12-4pm
The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester.
The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck is pleased to participate as a book drop-off site for the Pathways for Children Holiday Book Drive.
“Reading with children is one of the most important gifts we can give. This holiday season, our goal is to give every child in our programs a new book. As you reflect on your favorite children’s or young adult books, please consider sharing it with one of the children in our programs – donate a new book or make a financial donation to our Holiday Book Drive.” Books for 2-5 year old children are most needed, as well as books appropriate for ages 0-18 yrs.
Please donate only new books (no used books), no religious/holiday books, no adult books (age 18+). Classic children’s books are very welcome (Dr. Suess, Eric Carle, etc), and in multiple copies.
Book Donations can be made at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck and both Pathway for Children sites – 29 Emerson Ave, Gloucester and 292, Cabot St, Beverly – or make a financial contribution on-line.
YOU ARE INVITED TO A RECOGNITION CEREMONY FOR STATE REP ANN-MARGARET FERRANTE, FOR HER DEDICATION TO THE ARTS AND CULTURE ON CAPE ANN
Please come and show your support and appreciation for our dedicated, hard-working State Representative, Ann-Margaret Ferrante, and for all her accomplishments on our behalf. This is a special opportunity to show Ann Margaret our gratitude for her support, “above and beyond” work ethic, and promoting the value of The Arts to economic growth for our community. Ann Margaret fights for us at the State level and has proven experience in securing the monetary support needed to grow the Arts on Cape Ann!
COME CELEBRATE AND THANK ANN-MARGARET
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24TH 6-8:00P
THE CULTURAL CENTER AT ROCKY NECK, 6 Wonson Street
For more if call The Center @ 978-515-7004
Time to get out those dancin’ shoes and move those feet. Lookie Lookie is a great, fun dance band. http://www.icontact-archive.com/DTmkMRmUrHlK4ixaVzOIm7SMqXHLLxo_
Fun, French, and Flirty is belle + me’s tagline and their vibrant Spring/Summer collection was all that and more! Photos from Friday’s opening ~
EJ writes, “Created by Anne Malvaux and Lisa LeVasseur, belle + me is a French-inspired line of cool scarves and cooler jewelry. Their hand-made pendants are one of a kind and they use “repurposed” metal, beads, and fabric when possible. These pendants are designed to be worn on their unique line of scarves, in a multitude of colors and designs.”
Anne and her family are so photogenic and it was lots of fun taking snapshots. Best of luck with belle + me Lisa and Anne!
Perhaps you saw him at the UU Meetinghouse Solstice concert in December. If you did, you already know he’s one of Gloucester’s finest musicians. If you’ve never seen Ken Bonfield, this is the weekend to do so. And the Rocky Neck Cultural Center is a perfect venue for his Artistry of the Guitar.
This just in from Gordo!
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
STARRING THE ORIGINAL CAST
Come and see what all the talk was about this fall with the return of CRAZY MOON, Gordon Baird’s original musical, also starring John Hyde and Kathleen Brown. 8 Shows Thurs. Jan. 30 ~ Sun. Feb. 9.
The show is very exciting and fun and runs only an hour and fifteen minutes – (so even a guy can enjoy it.) Curtain is at 8 pm (thu-fri-sat) and 5 pm (Sun) at The Rocky Neck Cultural Center on 6 Wonson St..
All opening night ticket proceeds (1/30) go to benefit the Gloucester Writer’s Center.
CRAZY MOON RUNS 8 nights Jan.30 through Feb 9. – Thurs-Fri-Sat shows at 8 pm – Sunday at 5 pm at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center – 6 Wonson St.
Tickets can be bought at the door at showtime. 978-283-0390 for info.
Don’t forget – this Saturday – New Orleans style dance party at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center on Saturday, October 19th 7-10:00pm. Take a listen at their website: http://www.revolutionarysnakeensemble.org.
15Winter hibernation time isn’t here yet and there’s still plenty of fun to be had on Rocky Neck.
CRAZY MOON ~ Columnist and actor Gordon Baird is staging 8 performances of CRAZY MOON, an original, 10 song musical, starring Gordon but also featuring Kathleen Brown and musician John Hyde at the new Rocky Neck Cultural Center in Gloucester (6 Wonson St.) the last 2 weeks of Sept. The plot is adventurous, mysterious and occasionally swashbuckling. The play is exciting, unexpected, mysterious and technically very innovative at the end.
Thu-Fri-Sat shows at 8 pm and Sunday at 5 pm. Tickets: $10 – kids $5 – all can be bought at the door at showtime. Run time is around 75 mins, so it’s Dadfriendly too. For more info, 978-283-0390 or email@example.com. Hope you can make it.
August 3rd, 6-10:00 pm – Don’t miss it! The 2013 Rocky Neck Beaux Arts Ball. Dig out some old threads and make them into something new. Turn your recyclables into a trendy fashion statement. You’re not expected to look like the model here – go for something uniquely you. See you there.
Location: The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck
DANCE PARTY! Come hear the hot, groovy sounds of 1960s Latin Bugalu from Boston-based Lookie Lookie, Friday June 28, 7-10 at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, $10. Some of Boston’s best musicians and a groove guaranteed to make you smile!
In fact, the band is named for an early Richie Ray hit, “Lookie Lookie,” which encapsulates some of the pan-American fusion that went into Bugalu.
Lookie Lookie is an all-star lineup: Scott Getchell, trumpet; Ken Field, alto sax; Russ Gershon, tenor sax; Chris Maclachlan, bass; Rick Barry and Vicente Lebron, percussion. Collectively this hoary crew is in some way responsibile for the Either/Orchestra, the Revolutionary Snake Ensemble, Bim Ska La Bim, Agachiko, Willie Alexander’s Persistence of Memory Orchestra and other top Boston bands.
Band godfather Vicente Lebron has played with many members of Ricardo’s Ray and Joe Cuba’s band over a long and storied career, beginning in New York in 1971. Since moving to Boston in 1974, he has been a mainstay of the Latin music community, as a player on the jazz scene with bands like the Either/Orchestra and Club D’Elf.
Lookie Lookie has the amazing ability to put a smile on the face of just about everybody, no matter what their musical taste. And, it’s easy and fun to dance to – you don’t have to know any fancy steps, the rhythm will take you away.
Contact: Karen Ristuben
More Info: www.rockyneckartcolony.org
GloucesterCast With Guest James Eves and Host Joey Ciaramitaro Taped 5/6/2013
James Eves, Charlie Carroll, Cape Ann Giclee, Community Artist Lighting Studio at Cape Ann Giclee, Marketing Through Community Service, Joining The Rocky Neck Art Colony, Rocky Neck Cultural Center, Death Row Sub, Death Row Meal, Mamie’s Kitchen, Alicia DeWolfe Starts Another Streak, Deno Opening, Art Show Opening Web Cams, Changes Through The Years In Photo Editing, Job Opportunities In Photo Editing,What Old School Media Needs To Do To Survive, Ditching Your Home Phone, Ditching Cable, Kids Media Consumption Today, Carol McKenna, www.capeanngiclee.com
Here’s James Eating Lunch From Virgilios After Ana Reamed Him A New One
Chris Anderson writes: