Location: The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA
Dates: February 16 – March 19, 2023
March 23 – April 23, 2023
Opening Receptions: Saturday, February 18, 4 – 6 PM; Saturday, March 25, 4 – 6 PM
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Sunday, Noon – 5 PM
ROCKY NECK NOW 2023, the highly anticipated annual members show, opens the exhibition season at the Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC). In commemoration of Gloucester’s 400+ and RNAC’s 50th anniversary as a non-profit organization, members were invited to reflect on the past, assess the present through the lens of history and look to the future with fresh eyes. The resulting exhibition, divided into two parts, showcases the work of 72 artists that demonstrates where they have been, are now or are headed in their practice. Each show presents a wide range of artistic interpretations with representational, abstract and expressive styles in all media.
The exhibition runs for two consecutive, five-week periods, showing 72 member artists in the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck’s two galleries, Thursday through Sunday, from noon to 5 PM and online at RNACexhibitions.com.
Exhibiting in the first show: Suzanne Agostino, Kathleen Gerdon Archer, Christine Barensfeld, John Bassett, Linda Bourke, Jeanne Carey, Betsy Carter, Anne Marie Crotty, Barbe Ennis, Jeannette Esposito, Phyllis Feld, John Grant, Karen Gross, Susan Guest Mcphail, Richard Honan, Linda Kauss, Jane Keddy, Tobi Klein, James Kociuba, Otto Laske, Ira Levine, Barbara Littlefield, Laureen Maher, Paula Morgan, Christy Park, Monica Pepicelli, Mary Rhinelander, Ruth Schneider, James Seavey, Sallie Strand, Suzanne Ulrich, Juni Van Dyke, Karen Watson, Judith Wright
Exhibiting in second show: Meredith Anderson, Lisa Angelini-Adams, Claire Bean, Robert Bent, Elizabeth Bish, Paula Borsetti, Mike Cangemi, Matt Cegelis, Michele Champion, Yhanna Coffin, Alev Danis, Terry Del Percio, Maria Denjongpa, Cheryl Dyment, Cindy Efinger, Seth Goldfine, Dina Gomery, Nancy Gorman, Leslie Heffron, Ann Lafferty, Maria Malatesta, Carmela Martin, Roy McCauley, Elizabeth A. McLindon, Vanessa Michalak, Ed Mowrey, Brian Murphy, R. D. Murphy, John Nedosko, Jenny Pivor, Joyce Roessler, Katherine Richmond, Kathy Roberts, Judy Robinson-Cox, Tom Robinson-Cox, Helen Tory, Suellen Wedmore, Jodi Wright.
The public is invited to celebrate the creativity of RNAC artists at both opening receptions, one on Saturday, February 18 and the other on Saturday, March 25, both from 4 to 6 PM. View the art, meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments, drink and ever-lively conversation.
For additional public programs accompanying this exhibition, consult www.rockyneckartcolony.org and the RNACExhibitions.com websites for details and updates.
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.