New Show at RNAC’s Cove Gallery opens June 16

Explore the Unexpected

Exhibition Dates: June 16 to July 10, 2022
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 16, 5-7 PM

Cove Gallery, 37 Rocky Neck Ave., Gloucester, MA
Galleries open: Sunday-Monday, noon-5 PM; Thursday Through Saturday noon -7 PM

Explore the Unexpected

Explore the Unexpected is a curated group show presented by 18 members of The Rocky Neck Art Colony at the Cove Gallery, 37 Rocky Neck Avenue, in Gloucester MA. 

The show opens on Thursday, June 16 and runs until Sunday, July 10, 2022. Gallery hours are Sunday and Monday noon to 5 PM and Thursday through Saturday, noon to 7 PM. The Opening Reception takes place Thursday June 16 from 5 to 7. 

Explore the Unexpected includes work created Pat Alto, Jeanne Carey, Donna Caselden, Robin Colodzin, Pam Courtleigh, Terry Del Percio-Piemonte, Kristine Fisher, Cindy Journey, Nella Lush, Steve Lush, Kat Masella, Judy Robinson-Cox, Patty Ryding, Judy Schmid, Pam Stratton, Suzanne Ulrich, Lidija Vukovic and Karen Watson.

Each of these artists is also a member of The Experimental Group of The Rockport Art AssociationThis group embraces chance and experimentation, allowing the artist’s intuition and feelings to convey attitudes and emotions through nontraditional means. It is through practice and experimentation that artists encounter unforeseen and unexpected outcomes across varying media and range of personal experiences.  Founded by renowned artist and teacher, Nella Lush, The Experimental Group promotes and encourages self-expression by giving artists the opportunity to come together, explore and share ideas. Through its monthly meetings with art presentations, demos, and talks The Experimental Group offers connection, exploration, and sharing of ideas and methods with the intent to reach creative freedom and increases awareness in our communities that all art forms matter.

The Cove Gallery, run by the Rocky Neck Art Colony, is the former home and gallery space of beloved Rocky Neck artists Gordon and Judith Goetemann. Cove continues the tradition set by the Goetemanns of showing the best in local art. The space is made available to the organization through the generosity of Gordon and Judith’s son Mark Goetemann. 


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 painters in US art. Edward Hopper and Emil Gruppe are examples. It has as well been a catalyst for the progressive ideas of Stuart Davis, Marsden Hartley, Theresa Bernstein, Milton Avery and Nell Blaine, among others. Today, Rocky Neck continues to attract artists and art lovers to a thriving, creative community. Telephone: 978-515-7004.

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