Friends have been comparing notes on ticks. Have you been finding many this spring?
[Dog tick pics: in the car, in the grass, on the sheets hanging on the clothesline, on the rocks at the beach. They move surprisingly fast. Deer tick pics next.]
The Rocky Neck Art Colony is pleased to announce that Gallery 53, at 53 Rocky Neck Avenue, is opening its doors for the season on Friday, May 28. The gallery was last open in 2019. Gallery 53 is open daily, May 28 to June 30: Mon-Thu, 11am to 3pm, Fri-Sat 11-7, Sun 10-6;
For more summer hours see below. The gallery kicks off the season with a Gloucester-appropriate themed show: FISH. In this multimedia exhibit, many talented G53 members interpret these aquatic gill-bearing animals with whimsy, realism and humor.
In addition, Gallery 53 welcomes four talented new members this year:
Images and Captions:
Through the mysterious alchemy of glass, Ellen Garvey successfully fashions a fish that looks like water itself.
Jeweler Katherine Bagley fuses metals in her earrings, creating brass fish on an oxidized sterling silver background.
Boatbuilder Richard Honan’s driftwood assemblage, Do Fish Have Lips?, displays a marvel of craftsmanship.
About Gallery 53
A Fine Art and Craft Gallery, Gallery 53 is housed in a historic 19th century building on the water at 53 Rocky Neck Avenue. In addition to providing a place for talented Art Colony members to exhibit, the gallery provides the community with thought-provoking rotating exhibits and a place to purchase unique local art in a variety of price ranges. Paintings, jewelry, pottery, wood, glass, mixed media, hand-pulled prints, and photography are thoughtfully displayed in the gallery with new artists and media added each year.
Gallery 53 is open daily, May 28 to June 30: Mon-Thu, 11am to 3pm, Fri-Sat 11-7, Sun 10-6;
July 1 to Sept. 6: Mon-Wed 10-6, Thu 10-8; Sat 11-7, Sun 10-6;
Sept. 7 to Oct. 11: Mon-Thu, 11am to 3pm, F-SAT 11-7, Sun 10-6.
For more information call 978-515-7004 or visit rockyneckartcolony.org. See Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck on Facebook and Instagram. For more information about Gallery 53 call 978-515-or visit rockyneckartcolony.org/gallery53.
About the Rocky Neck Art Colony
The Rocky Neck Art Colony, a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, nurtures excellence in the arts through exhibitions, workshops, residencies and vibrant cultural events for its members and the public. Long renowned for its luminous light, this harbor and coastal location has been a magnet for some of the most revered realist paintings in American art and a catalyst for the progressive ideas of artists such as Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Milton Avery, and Nell Blaine, among many others. Today Rocky Neck continues to attract artists and art lovers to a thriving creative community. For more information about the Rocky Neck Art Colony visit rockyneckartcolony.org or call 978-515-7004.
Photo Jackie Bennett
Donna will be joining us remotely fresh out of open heart surgery!
Gary Dubinsky Submits:
Can you name the buildings seen in this city scape view from Governor’s Park on Commonwealth Ave? The harbor view is pretty from here…albeit a little obstructed this time of year because the trees are in full bloom, but I think the view of the city is gorgeous as well.
We went to Jalapeños on Main Street for dinner recently. It’s always so nice to go to a place where you are greeted warmly and treated like family. It was a joyous feeling to sit at the bar (distanced) for dinner and drinks. We often run into friends ( hello Mark and Kara) and it’s just relaxed and fun. Thanks for another great dinner, Jalapeños. I had a burrito and Jim had flautas. Chips and salsa are back! We’ll be back soon.