Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022
48 Bearskin Neck, Rockport, MA
Gallery open: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm daily
Grand Opening: Saturday, June 18, 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Ribbon Cutting: Saturday, June 18, 1:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public
Rockport MA—Loren Doucette Studio at Seven Suns Gallery announces its Grand Opening Saturday, June 18 from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm with a Ribbon Cutting presented by the Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce at 1:00 pm.
Seven Suns Gallery features paintings by Loren Doucette and jewelry by Ann Schlecht.
The gallery will showcase original paintings, giclee prints, posters and a new line of greeting cards by Loren Doucette. Ann Schlecht, of Gilded Lily Designs, will feature her one-of-a-kind jewelry with wax seal charms, beach stone and sea glass earrings, necklaces and bracelets.
We will softly open our doors for customers Saturday, May 28, 2022 for Labor Day Weekend. Seven Suns Gallery will be open 7 Days a week from 10am -6pm.
The public is invited to celebrate the grand opening of Loren Doucette Studio at Seven Suns Gallery on Saturday, June 18 from 11:00am to 4:00pm with a ribbon cutting celebration at 1:00pm. See the new gallery, view the art, meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments, drink and conversation.
Note from Loren:
“A Dream Come True”
In 2000, I moved to Cape Ann with my four year old son, Andrew Widtfeldt to make my way as an artist. My journey has been rich and varied; I opened and maintained a gallery in downtown Rockport in 2000, then turned my full time focus to family and painting. In 2006 I devoted myself to completing my art degree, graduated in 2013 and founded Loren Doucette Studio. I am thrilled to bring Loren Doucette Studio to Rockport and to announce The Grand Opening of Seven Suns Gallery at 48 Bearskin Neck. My son Andrew, now 24, is my partner in this new venture-truly a dream come true!
What to expect at Seven Suns Gallery:
Loren Doucette Studio at Seven Suns Gallery is open year-round servicing patrons of the arts with paintings and jewelry from May to January run by a team of three: Loren Doucette, Andrew Widtfeldt and Ann Schlecht. From January to May, the gallery will be open for specialty classes and painting workshops. The gallery will also be home to artist talks, local musicians, sound healings and other cultural events.
Loren Doucette received a BFA in Drawing and Painting in 2013 from Montserrat College of Art where she participated in Montserrat’s study-abroad program in Italy. It was there that landscape painting became a stabilizing force in her work. Using Acrylic, Pastel and Gouache, her work includes architectural landscapes unique to Gloucester’s harbor, vibrant floral paintings, emotional figurative work and abstractions that come from the bones of all three subjects. Her paintings are prayers hovering between realism and abstraction and celebrate the sun, flowers, people and color of this world. Her work can be viewed at her gallery seven days a week from June to January from 10am to 6pm where she offers art mentoring and classes during the winter months. Seven Suns Gallery offers her original artwork, giclee prints and a large assortment of her greeting cards. All of Loren’s work can be viewed and purchased on her website and online store as well. Website: Lorendoucette.bigcartel.com and lorendoucetteart.com
Jeweler Ann Schlecht began creating jewelry at a very young age and had formal silversmith training at age 14. With designs that have evolved over time, her most recent focus has been on simplistic, organic jewelry that she creates with local sea glass and beach stones. It is Ann’s intention to make unique and affordable pieces that are suitable for almost any occasion and will be enjoyed for many years to come.