The News From Rocky Neck via Judy Robinson-Cox

Khan Studio Deviled Egg Contest Winners

Deviled Egg Winners

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Summer Artist Series

Through August 30: PROPRIETARY CHAOS
Photography by Laurence Kent Jones

Rocky Neck Gallery, 53 Rocky Neck Ave.

Laurence Kent Jones

Due to his assignment to the U.S. Embassy in Haiti, Jones resided in Port-au-Prince for the last four years. This collection of photographs taken before and after the 2010 earthquake, include journalistic street scenes and oversized panoramas of informally built hillside neighborhoods in Haiti.

Rocky Neck Gallery| | 978-282-0917

Guest Artist
at Khan Studio

Paintings by Sinikka Nogelo, Through Sept 1

Khan Studio / Good Morning Gloucester Gallery
on Madfish Alley

Tidal River by Sinikka Nobelo
Tidal River, painting by Sinikka Nogelo

Sinikka Nogelo, a Gloucester artist, was a familiar face on Cape Ann Television until her retirement last summer. The works she is exhibiting at Khan Studio / Good Morning Gloucester Gallery encompass a "year of re-discovery."

Khan Studio, Madfish Alley | | 857-891-9054

Summer Artist Series

August 31 – September 13: From Cape Ann to Tahiti
Oil paintings by Rokhaya Waring

RECEPTION : SAT, September 3, 6 – 8pm
Rocky Neck Gallery, 53 Rocky Neck Ave

Rokhaya Waring
Sunset, Opunohu Bay 20" x 20" , oil by Rokhaya Waring

Last June, I traveled to Moorea, a volcanic island in the middle of the South Pacific and part of Tahiti. Moorea can truly be called "Paradise on Earth". A place I had only read about was suddenly the place I stood, paints in hand. I often had the feeling there of being in a dream. I couldn’t help but think of Fletcher Christian and the Bounty or wonder where Gauguin and Matisse might have walked… My greatest challenge was seeing through its picture-postcard beauty. It is a real place, after all. On Tahiti I was drawn by the swiftly changing clouds, lush vegetation, and the colors of the ocean- the same elements I love about my home in Gloucester, Mass., on the Atlantic. As far apart as they are, each place has helped me see the other- more often contrasting though at times reminiscent.


Music at the Madfish

Thursday, August 25 – 9pm to close ~ Soul Rebel Project

Friday, August 26 – 9pm to close ~ Runaround

Saturday, August 27 – 9pm to close ~ Madhouse

Sunday, August 28– 8pm to close ~ Jack Lee and Diversity

Ruth Mordecai
Apples Hanging from the Sun, oil, 15" x11"

Ruth Mordecai : Open Studio & Sale
Saturday, September 3 & Monday, September 5

Paintings, drawings, monoprints, collages, 1980 – 2007, framed and unframed

All work priced to sell to make room for new work.

4 Terrace Lane, Rocky Neck
(up the stairs across Rocky Neck Avenue from IMAGINE. Look for Balloons on the stairs andBalloons on the porch of the third house up on the right.)

Goetemann Artist in Residence

Conrad Eric Armstrong (September 8 to October 7)

Thursday, September 8, Introductory Slide presentation, Rocky Neck Gallery

Brain Buggy by Conrad Armstrong
Brain Buggy (part of the Mnemonosphere cycle), 2010, 21.7" x 29.5"
Watercolor on glue gesso on panel

Conrad Armstrong is an American artist who currently lives and works in Prague, Czech Republic, where he splits his time between teaching English, making art, and exhibiting. One of Conrad’s primary interests is the intersection between landscape and memory in human culture and history. Over the last decade, Conrad’s work has dealt with this theme in various media and from different perspectives. Landscape paintings made from memory, topographic paper sculpture, mnemonically-encoded images, landscape installation, and drawing and painting in situ are all manifestations of this interest. In addition to this theme, Conrad has also produced other bodies of work and exhibitions on other subjects including fetish objects, the role of social networks in contemporary life, the relationship between cars and alternative modes of transportation, and the potential of the classroom as a creative space. Underlying all of Conrad’s work is a sense of curiosity, playfulness, and whimsy that results in a compelling and often funny experience for the viewer. Though he is quite familiar with the North Shore, Conrad is delighted to have the opportunity to deepen his relationship with the area while developing his work at Rocky Neck in September 2011.

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