The Rockport Art Association is pleased to announce a solo show by artist member Mark Shasha. The show runs October 2 thru October 13 in the RAA Pearson Gallery.
The public is invited to the opening reception on Sunday, October 2 from 2pm – 4pm.
The Rockport Art Association is one of the oldest and most active art organizations in the country. The Association has a long and distinguished history that has spanned 90 years. Each year the RAA welcomes thousands of visitors from all over the world.
In 1921, a small group of artists attracted by the beauty and hospitality of Rockport, founded the Rockport Art Association in the studio of the late Aldro T. Hibbard, NA. The RAA was established as an artist cooperative and social gathering place for artists and art lovers. On July 12, 1929 the Rockport Art Association found its permanent home at The Old Tavern building, 12 Main Street. Built in 1787, the building was originally a sea captain’s house and over the years it has also been an inn, a tavern and a stage coach stop. The Maddocks barn gallery also dates back to the mid-1700s and its history is reflected in the old wooden beams and sliding barn door.
The RAA continues to be one of Cape Ann’s most prominent cultural beacons. Since its founding, the Association has steadily increased in size and currently includes approximately 250 artist & photography members (selected through a jury process), and 800 contributing members.
By promoting year-round programs of classes, lectures, demonstrations, exhibitions and community outreach, as well as an impressive museum collection, the RAA remains dedicated to its mission of making fine art appreciation accessible to all.