Rocky Neck Goes to Town

The Rocky Neck Art Colony is coming to downtown Gloucester for its third annual winter exhibit and sale from November 23 through December 23, 2007. Cape Ann Savings Bank generously agreed to rent its partially renovated storefront at 117 Main Street to the Art Colony for the holiday season. The exhibit will be open Mon-Wed, 10 am to 6 pm, Thu-Sat, 10 am to 9 pm and Sundays from noon to 6 pm. The public is invited to a Meet the Artists reception on Saturday, December 1 from 5 to 8 pm.

The show will feature painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media, ceramics, and jewelry by members of the Rocky Neck Art Colony. Exhibitors include Deborah Aldrich, Meredith Anderson, Dale Blank, Cynthia Capone, Claudia Clark, Susan Daly, Vicki Diez-Canseco, Loren Doucette, Susan Field, Joseph Flack Weiler, Peter Flister, Joan Frank, Bernie Gerstner, Gordon Goetemann, Judith Goetemann, Mary Healy, Susan Hershey, Virginia Hill, Elynn Kr’ger, Carole Loiacono, Brenda Malloy, Mary Rhinelander McCarl, Ruth Mordecai, Eileen Mueller, John Nesta, Christy Park, Rosella Park-Sagall, Warren Rhodes, Karen Ristuben, Judy Robinson-Cox, Tom Robinson-Cox, Mary Rogers, Richard Seeley, Steven Simpson, Kate Somers, Patti Sullivan, Marie Sweeney, Marilyn Swift, Lynn Swigart, Ed Touchette, and Kathryn Tuck.

About the Rocky Neck Art Colony
The oldest working art colony in the United State of America, the Rocky Neck Art Colony has been luring artists to its picturesque shores for more than 150 years. Almost every American artist of note has painted on Rocky Neck at some point in his or her career including Milton Avery, Cecilia Beaux, Theresa Bernstein, Nell Blaine, Stuart Davis, Frank Duveneck, Adolph Gottleib, Childe Hassam, Hans Hoffmann, Winslow Homer, Edward Hopper, Fitz Henry Lane, William Meyerowitz, Frederick Mulhaupt, Maurice Prendergast, Mark Rothko, John Sloan, and many others. 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.

That same vitality is alive today. During the summer season, over 50 working artists display their work in Rocky Neck galleries and studios, exhibiting a wide range of styles and media.

For more information contact: Judy Robinson-Cox, 978-283-3598