Rocky Neck Goes to Town: The First Annual Winter Exhibit

The Rocky Neck Art Colony, the oldest working art colony in the United States, is bringing Rocky Neck to Main Street in Gloucester from November 25 until December 30, 2005 with an exhibit called ‘Rocky Neck Goes to Town.’ Located at 48 Main Street, in Gloucester’s West End, the exhibit will be open Thursday 12 noon to 8 pm, Friday and Saturday 10 am to 8 pm and Sunday from 12 noon to 6 pm. The public is invited to a Meet the Artists reception with wine and hors d’oeuvres on Friday, December 2 from 6 to 9 pm.

The show will feature work by members of the Rocky Neck Art Colony, including paintings by Trudy Allen, Hilary Baldwin, Ray Crane, Joan Cameron Dyer, Ann Fisk, Bernie Gerstner, Gordon Goetemann, Martha Ingalls, Susan Kelley, Elynn Kr’ger, Carol Loiacano, Judythe Evans Meagher, Ruth Mordecai, Gretchen Morse, John Nesta, Diana Pasquariello, Ed Sullivan, Patricia Sullivan, Tom Rigney, Jeff Weaver; batik and silk paintings by Judith Goetemann; photographs by Cynthia Capone, Judy Robinson-Cox, Richard Seeley, Joe Weiler; mixed media by Brenda Malloy, Elizabeth McLindon.

About the Rocky Neck Art Colony

The oldest working art colony in the country, the Rocky Neck Art Colony has been luring artists to its picturesque shores for more than 150 years. Among others, these artists include Fitz Henry Lane, Emile Gruppe, Winslow Homer, Childe Hassam, Maurice Prendergast, Cecilia Beaux, John Sloan, Stuart Davis and Nell Blaine. Leonard Craske created ‘The Man at the Wheel,’ Gloucester’s famous landmark sculpture, in his studio on the pier on Rocky Neck in the 1920s. Writers Louisa May Alcott, Rudyard Kipling and others frequented the Neck. Today the area is still home to many working artists and to galleries showing paintings, including batik, photography, jewelry, prints, sculpture, ceramics, and fine gifts.

For information call: Amanda Nash 617-417-3777.