Please join us and show your support for the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck on Sunday April 28, 4 pm. We start with wine & cheese at the Center for an hour with the Cape Ann Swing Ensemble, Mary Martin on vocals and a special dance performance by Sarah Slifer Swift, followed by dinner at the Rudder – a chance to check out the new spring Rudder offerings!
Since May, 2012, we have made enormous progress in establishing the Cultural Center as a year-round hub of arts and educational activity on Rocky Neck, while contributing substantially to the cultural vibrancy of Cape Ann. Just some of the Center’s uses have been:
*Launching an innovative Teaching Artist Partnership with the Gloucester Public Schools to connect hundreds of middle school students with professional artists.
*Welcoming diverse classes and workshops that served over 500 artists and community members.
*Generating earned income to support Cultural Center operations from cultural and community programs.
*Hosting the Schooner Adventure lecture series.
*Hosting several Gloucester Writers’ Center poetry readings and 10-Minute Play performances.
*Co-hosting three speakers on international topics with the Cape Ann Forum.
*Providing space for more than twenty business meetings.
*Hosting ten extremely well attended art exhibits with sales of artwork.
*Providing space for community salsa dancing, yoga, Ta’i chi and meditation classes.
*Sponsoring numerous artist talks, critiques, and conversations.
This spring, the Rocky Neck Art Colony will take ownership of the Cultural Center and launch the next phase of our capital campaign to retire our debt. This is an exciting crossroads for the Art Colony and the city, along with an increasing number of partners who are committed to our vision to foster the community’s economic and cultural vitality.
We hope you will come and enjoy this fun way to show your support for the Center’s acquisition by the Rocky Neck Art Colony for the benefit of all. Limited space is available so reserve your tickets (and wine raffle tickets) early by:
* Paypal at www.rockyneckartcolony.org
* Send check payable to Rocky Neck Art Colony Building Fund to P.O. Box 60, Gloucester MA 01930 or
* Call Brenda Malloy at 978-559-1709.
Hope to see you there!!