Whether you see Moolongz or not, whether you believe in Moolongz or not, whether you wish Moolongz had never appeared or are happy they did, they are here and you are all invited to the I See Moolongz book launch party on Saturday, September 27th from 4-6:00pm at the Rocky Neck Cultural Center, 6 Wonson Street.
During the book launch party, there will be an exhibit of an amazing collaboration series of five paintings by five artists in five weeks. The artists involved in the collaboration are Sue Handman (fabric artist), Brenda Malloy (abstract painter), Diana Pasquariello (watercolor painter), Regina Piantedosi (non-representational art) and E.J. Lefavour (photographer, painter, digital artist). In the true spirit of creativity, sharing and inspiration that the Rocky Neck Art Colony embodies, these five distinctly unique and different artists have come together to collaborate and share in the process of jointly creating five pieces of art. The experience has been one of learning, teaching, sharing, trust and letting go of the ego’s involvement in the creative process, and has resulted in five completely unique, never in a lifetime to come anywhere near being recreated again, pieces of art. If you are an artist or understand the creative process, you will appreciate how rare and unique an undertaking like this is. Please come by and check out our “Spontaneous Collaboration”.
After this brief exhibit at the Cultural Center, one of the pieces will be on exhibit in each of the five artists’ galleries for the remainder of the season.
Sue Handman, who calls her photo and quote combinations “fabric novellas” is the maker of those fabulously sassy collage textile pieces that mix vintage -inspired fabrics, photographs transferred onto cloth and favorite quotes of hers that would have so delighted Oscar Wilde and Mark Twain. Each statement garment is flattering, easy to wear and certain to be a conversation piece – refreshingly direct and funny.
Until this season, the vintage bohemian clothing and accessory pieces in Sue’s collection could only be found in the festival circuit. Sue Handman is quite a favorite in Massachusetts shows like the Oyster Fest in Wellfleet, Marshfield Art Festival and Marblehead Festival of Arts, as well as many other fairs and festivals along the Eastern US and as far down as Key West. Sue also exhibits in Trade-shows; but she has found a perfect fit in Vintage shows like the Country Living Fair that took place this past June in Rhinebeck, NY and will take place in Atlanta, GA in October. In Florida Sue Handman Fabric Collage pops-up at the Big Bang Bazaar in Maitland and the Fancy Flea in Lakeland and at the famous Antique Market right here in Brimfield, MA.
Come meet the talented fabric collage artist Sue Handman in her gorgeous little gallery in the historic Rocky Neck Art Colony. At Sue Handman Fabric Collage you will also find Beach Rock Jewelry by Kem Designs and selected paintings by Tracey Martin Logan. Sue Handman will be in her Rocky Neck Gallery until Columbus Day weekend.
You are invited to the Reception
Saturday, August 10
From 5-8 pm
Sue Handman Fabric Collage
77 Rocky Neck Avenue
Gloucester, MA 01930