rocky neck art colony walking tours october 2021 #gloucesterma

Courtney Richardson shares news from Rocky Neck Art Colony:

New Spin on Walking Tour of Rocky Neck Art Colony

Location: Tours meet in parking lot at entrance to Rocky Neck

Dates: October 2021- 9, 23 & 24


Explore Rocky Neck Art Colony with a guided tour of the neighborhood focusing on earliest residents, fishermen, artists and more!

The Rocky Neck Art Colony is pleased to offer guided walking tours of the neighborhood on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 1 PM; Saturday, October 23 at 1 PM and Sunday October 24 at 10:30 AM. These tours are free for RNAC members or $10 for nonmembers. Tickets can be reserved at:

In appreciation of the unique continuum that is Rocky Neck today, the walking tour showcases both the rich history of Rocky Neck and the contributions and achievements of the present community. Building on the original Rocky Neck Historic Art Trail (, the tour takes visitors on a journey from the time of Native Americans to today. The path includes many of the diverse subjects that have enriched today’s community: Native Americans, fishermen, industry, ships, tourism, transportation, celebrations, education, entertainment, and ,of course, the artists. The tour is informative and enjoyable for both guides and visitors. Tours begin at the Rocky Neck Parking Lot, end at the Cultural Center, last 1 to 1.5 hours and are limited to 10 people. Participants are encouraged to park in the parking lot located at the entrance to Rocky Neck.  Comfortable shoes are encouraged. Be prepared to walk on uneven terrain. Water is available. Free for RNAC members; $10 nonmembers. For more information email or call 978-515-7004.

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

Image credit: Edward Hopper (American, 1882-1967). The Mansard Roof, 1923. Watercolor over graphite on paper, 13 7/8 x 20 in. (35.2 x 50.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 23.100. © artist or artist’s estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 23.100_SL1.jpg).

Cat cavallinni Submits: Local artist Susan Lynn and Charlie brings Plein Air to Jones Creek

Meeting artists while fall kayaking in salty paradise😎

Cape Ann, MA

A nationally recognized artist, Susan Lynn’s paintings have been described as poetic, lyrical, luminous and serene.  Although watercolor remains her favored medium, in recent years she has added oils and acrylics to her repertoire, expanding the creative possibilities of her work.  Recent awards include the Distinguished Achievement in Landscape Painting Award from the American Women Artists, the Ogden Pleissner Memorial Award from the Salmagundi Club, and the Vermont Community Foundation/Mary Bryan Memorial Award and Medal for Excellence in Watercolor from the North Shore Arts Association.  In 2018, Susan moved from the Midwest to Rockport, Massachusetts and in 2019 opened her own gallery, the Susan Lynn Gallery & Studio, located at 79 Main Street.  She is proud to be a part of the rich history and vibrant art community of Cape Ann.

Susan Lynn CAPA Painter


David Lussier From Somersworth NH Paints @CAPTJOELobster During The 2021 Cape Ann Plein Air festival

From Cape Ann Plein Air Website-

Somersworth, NH  

David Lussier is an award-winning contemporary impressionist and nationally recognized plein air painter and workshop instructor. He is a painter in the purist sense of the word. In his poetic and intimate oil landscapes he strives to capture the essence and sense of place of his subject matter. His use of bold broad brushwork brings the surfaces to life and begs the viewer to return for a second look. David is known for his sophisticated color sense, poetic brushwork and his ability to convey emotion in a painting. His ‘Less Is More’ approach to painting has garnered him numerous accolades throughout his long career in plein air painting.  

David has been immersed in the Plein Air scene since 2001. His first ever introduction to plein air events was at the prestigious Laguna Beach Invitational held at the Laguna Art Museum in Laguna Beach CA. Every year since then, he has competed extensively throughout the United States in a variety of top plein air invitational and juried events, winning awards in almost every venue, including numerous Best of Show and First Place awards. His most recent awards include Second Place at the Wayne Plein Air Festival, Second Place at Plein Air Richmond and the award for Best Working Harbor at Cape Ann Plein Air.

David’s early training was in classical realism at Paier College of Art in Hamden CT. He started his career as a commercially trained illustrator, but quickly realized that his passion was in the fine arts. It was when he started painting the landscape plein air that he realized that he had found his true calling. He has been painting professionally now for more than twenty five years, has garnered more than 75 prizes for his work and is in numerous private and corporate collections throughout the United States. His work has been featured six times in American Art Magazine and Fine Art Connoisseur; and he holds professional memberships with some of the finest art associations and groups in the country. David is also an official U.S. Open artist for the United States Golf Association. Four of his paintings hang in the permanent collection of the USGA Museum in Far Hills New Jersey.

John Rockwell Hosts with acoustic Headlands ~Wednesdays at the Rhumb Line – 6pm Start!

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, October 6… 6pm start


John Rockwell brings his acclaimed group, The Headlands to this week’s Rhumb Line spotlight.  He claims to “never take breaks” and to “probably play late.”  I think he may love you fine people almost as much as I do.  Fun begins at 6! ~ Fly

Dinner with great music!*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen…..features Morgan Forsythe!  Dishes are better than ever before!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!

Upcoming…10/13 ToniAnn 

10/20 Orville Giddings 


Looking forward… seeing you soon 🙂

Village Restaurant in Essex For Dinner

We took our company up the road a bit to the Village Restaurant in Essex for dinner recently. After making online reservations (easy-peasy) we were greeted and seated although one member of our party had not yet arrived. That’s a bonus when you have a young child with you! It was dusk and beautiful out back. I noticed chargers for electric vehicles (another bonus) AND the service was friendly and efficient. Our daughter ordered the bucket of rum which was literally a bucket and she was quite pleased. We also had broiled scallops, fish fry and a sandwich. It was a comfortable and relaxed dinner in a very pretty setting and I can’t wait to return.

Ohhh How The Yankees Fans Tunes Have Changed LOL!

On the eve of the game-

After the Red Sox Mop The Floor With The Yankees and Their 37 Mil A Year Gerrit Cole-

and it goes on and on and on and on…