40 Under 40 Exhibition at Rocky Neck Art Colony Opens May 14

40 Under 40

New exhibition showcases emerging artists from Boston’s North Shore

Dates: May 14 through June 30, 2021

Location: The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, Mass. 

The Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) reopens to the public with 40 Under 40, its first in-person exhibition since closing due to the pandemic in March 2020. The exhibit will be on view at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson St., Gloucester, from May 14 to June 30, 2021. The Center will be open Thursday through Sunday to restricted numbers of visitors admitted on a timed basis in compliance with Covid safety protocols (visit rockyneckartcolony.org for more information); the exhibit can also be viewed online at RNACExhibitions.com

Works for 40 Under 40 were selected by Lydia Gordon, Associate Curator for Exhibitions and Research at the Peabody Essex Museum, from a call to North Shore artists under the age of 40. 

RNAC is thrilled to present this compelling array of works by 30 artists reflecting a diversity of mediums and subject matter. Melding traditional modes of artmaking with experimental techniques and unconventional materials, these emerging artists suggest productive ways of making sense from chaos and for venturing into the unknown. Collectively, the works in the exhibition offer a vision for the future infused with continuity, expansiveness, and hope.

Committed to nurturing excellence in the arts, RNAC embraces the opportunity to amplify the voices of up-and-coming artists through exposure, encouragement, and fellowship. Related programs including artist talks, performances, and professional development workshops, made possible through a generous grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, will accompany the exhibition. Check rockyneckartcolony.org for more information.

At a time when many of the traditional means of support for artists are faltering, Rocky Neck Art

Colony has strengthened its resolve to support and celebrate the arts and to secure the organization’s legacy in order to benefit artists into the future.

Exhibiting artists: Leif Akerley, Jaime Asaro, Isabel Bacon, Natasha Baumgaertel, Melissa

Cooper, Leon Doucette, Siobhan Duncan, Morgan Dyer, Amanda Hawkins, Catherine Headrick, Belle Hornblower, Michael Lamarche, Aron Leaman, Elissa Lincoln, Nicholas Mancini, Brett Mason, Ryan Mason, Vanessa Michalak, Anthony Ohman, Cory OLeary, Sarah Osgood, Morgan Petitpas, Allison Phillips, Mallie Pratt, Lyla Roth, Alexandra Stroup Erin Survilas, William Weygint, Marika Whitaker, and Chloe Wilwerding. 

40 Under 40 has been made possible through the generous support of Mass Cultural

Council; an anonymous RNAC member and Scott Smith, Realtor.

The Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) was founded in the mid-19th century and incorporated as a 501(c)(3) in 1973. With the creation of the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck in 2012, RNAC programs are reaching a wider demographic as the visual arts focus is expanding to include more diverse cultural and educational offerings. The Cultural Center is located at 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930. For more information visit www.rockyneckartcolony.org.

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