The Galleries at Rocky Neck
Cultural Center Gallery
6 Wonson Street, Gloucester MA 01930
Gallery 53 at Rocky Neck
53 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gloucester MA 01930
Montserrat Founders Exhibition, January 17 - February 1, 2015
Pilgrims by George Gabin
The Rocky Neck Art Colony is pleased to present a special Montserrat College of Art Founders Exhibition honoring the work of its founding faculty. This show, comprising a wide variety of approaches includes the paintings, sculpture, mixed media, and photography of its eight founders (six now deceased). These noted New England artists, most of whom called Cape Ann their home, include: painters Oliver Balf, George Gabin, Joseph Jeswald, and Roger Martin; sculptor Ray Pisano; mixed media artists Paul Scott and Dennis Sweeney; and photographer Vincent Varvaro.
This is a rare opportunity to experience the widely lauded work of these extraordinary artists and teachers whose creative vision included founding an institution dedicated to cultivating emerging young artists whose work may celebrate the visual arts for generations to come. All are invited to the Opening Reception, Sunday, January 18th, 10am - noon. Admission, refreshments and nearby parking are free.
Open Feb 5 - March 1, 2015
Opening Reception: Saturday, Feb 7, 2014, 4 – 6pm
Closing Reception: SUN, March 1, 2 - 4pm
All are invited to experience a wide range of artistic interpretations of the seasonally appropriate theme of "storm." From the wildest expressions of perfection to the calmest representation, Rocky Neck Art Colony's "Perfect Storm" juried exhibition both challenges and satisfies the viewer. The selection of this show's "Perfect Storm" interpretations, expressed in abstract, representational and expressionistic styles, was chosen by award winning Association of International Art Critics juror Leonie Bradbury, Director and Curator of Montserrat College of Art, Galleries.
Bradbury selected pieces by twenty-two artists from over two hundred entries submitted by New England artists. She shares about her selection process, "When I think of the concept of a "perfect storm" I think of a set of circumstances, or in this case the forces of nature, coming together in an unprecedented or unpredictable way. I feel that the works selected for this exhibition possess a quality of energies either colliding or expanding, sometimes raw and intense, other times harmonious and peaceful. A few pieces, however, are subtler and show those quiet moments after a storm or visually capture a more delicate interaction of weather with a landscape through mist and fog. Together these works remind us of the power of nature and the beauty that we see in its magnificence."
The artists selected include: Emily Barrera, Peter Baumgartner, Dale Blank, Kara Caso, Matt Cegelis, Katherine Coakley, Gail Gang, Gordon Goetemann, Lisa Goren, Ruth Hamill, Law Hamilton, Robert Hesse, Michele Kenna, Mary Kostman, Otto Laske, Judith Monteferrante, Skip Montello, Sandys Moore, Ruth Schneider, Miranda Updike, Timothy Wilson, and Philip Young.
The RNAC Cultural Center is open Thursday–Sunday, Noon – 4 pm or by appointment
Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck (formerly the Rocky Neck Gallery) is closed for the season.
For more information about the gallery at the Cultural Center or to join the RNAC see the Exhibition Guidelines.
The Exhibition Committee