Quarry Dance lX at Windhover

QUARRY DANCE lX

Windhover Performing Arts Center, located in Rockport, MA, is proud to partner once again with NYC-based Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre to present Quarry Dance IX. This year’s Quarry Dance takes the form of a 35-minute film capturing the natural elements surrounding three different private and stunning Cape Ann quarries.

The Quarry Dances are the result of a vision by Windhover’s founder, the late Ina Hahn. The aim was to marry the art of dance with the pristine granite landscapes of the quarries of Cape Ann. (for more information, please visit www.windhover.org). “It has been a great privilege of mine,” says Lisa Hahn, Executive Director of Windhover,  to continue working with the critically-acclaimed Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre (www.dusantynek.org), who have been integral to the conception and execution of this film, since the inception of the Quarry Dances nine years ago in 2012.”  The Quarry Dances have become synonymous with the dance company’s summer presence on Cape Ann over these many years. This performance was choreographed on site by Dušan, in collaboration with his dancers (two at a time), using these selected private quarries during one week in August 2020.


An original score was composed for this quarry dance by the talented Boston-based composer, multi-instrumentalist and frequent Quarry Dance collaborator Russ Gershon.

The videographer, Anders Johnson, filmed from canoes, rowboats and even an inflatable swan to capture creative perspectives.

Lisa Hahn, Executive Director of Windhover Performing Arts Center, is the Producer of Quarry Dance lX, carrying these inspiring dances forward, mindful of bringing attention to the natural world and the beauty of the Cape Ann landscape. Utilizing the quarries as natural amphitheaters for dance is a unique and uplifting perspective.

Primary funding was provided by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation. Additional assistance was also given by the Rockport and Gloucester Cultural Councils.

THANK YOU to all of the quarry owners who care for, protect and preserve these unique places!  

Live streaming the film on October 29th and November 1st 2020

Times: Thursday, October 29th from 8:00pm-9:00pm and

Sunday, November 1st from 6:00pm-7:00pm  (daylight savings time)

Please sign up for free on Big Marker: CLICK HERE BELOW:

Thursday, October 29th at 8:00pm   OR   Sunday, November 1st at 6:00pm

‘Absolute Secret 2020’ continues thru Election Day November 3rd @ Jane Deering Gallery . 19 Pleasant Street . Gloucester MA

Absolute Secret 2020 
What’s this all about?

Since early 2018, the gallery has been providing exhibition space to area artists. They pay no rent and receive help with promotion and publicity. Artists find it a rewarding experience and I believe it’s important for the area. It fosters growth in the arts and offers new visions to our community.

But these are challenging times.  To continue providing this space to artists, I asked the many national and international artists I’ve worked with over the years to donate a small work, which is now offered to you for $20.  

Here’s a chance for you to find a little gem for a song while supporting the gallery’s mission. Works are signed on the back — an Absolute Secret until you’ve bought the work, turned it over, and discovered the artist.

The gallery is grateful to the many artists who enthusiastically donated a work to this cause.  

A new book was just published on Marvin Waller’s artwork.

Marvin Waller (1928 – 1994) Artist Extraordinaire

“The Bathers at Plum Cove Beach” 1964 ~ 42″ x 60″ Oil on Canvas

Marvin Waller produced these exceptional works from the 1940s to 1970s, when he lived in the New York City area and Cape Ann, MA.  Written by Susan and William Waller of Rockport, MA, with photography by Ramona Leverenz, the book includes reflections by Susan of her dad and his artwork, comments on all the artwork, 30 color pages of his oils, water colors and drawings, followed by a comprehensive listing of his artwork. 

The book is available for $20 at the Gloucester Book Store, Cape Ann Museum, Rockport Art Assocation and Museum, Rockport Public Library, Sawyer Free Library, Tucks Candy Store in Rockport, Willow Rest in Riverdale, Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Peabody-Essex Museum in Salem, Boston Public Library, Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, as well as the Jewish Museum , Art Students League, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Whitney Museum – all in NYC.

     This book would make a great gift for anybody who loves excellent art.

The BIGtiny Art Event Goes Virtual

October 10 to 14, 2020 

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Gloucester, MA—The Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) is excited to hold its most prestigious fundraiser, The BIGtiny Art Event, on Oct. 10 to 14, entirely online this year. The five-day virtual event features hundreds of one-of-a-kind 7×7″ matted art works for sale, donated by over 100 artists. All of the proceeds from the BIGtiny Art sale go to the Rocky Neck Art Colony so we can continue to provide excellent programming, exhibition opportunities, workshops and events for our members. 

The web venue makes it easy for viewers to see all of the artwork from the safety of their homes and to closely examine each piece. Many of the artists have big reputations but you won’t know whose work you have chosen until you see the signature on the back.  The website will be ready for viewing on October 5 at www.rnacBIGtiny.com. Artwork is for sale for five days beginning Saturday, October 10, 2020 from 10am to 9pm.   

Kathleen Gerdon Archer, Rocky Neck Art Colony president and event organizer remarked, “I am grateful to all of the artists who want to support the Art Colony with their donations. At past in-person BIGtiny Art Events, the people who arrived first had a great advantage. An online event gives everyone time to see the work and compile a list of favorites … but the rush to get work is just as fast paced. You must move quickly to get your top choice. The first day’s art will sell at $150 and we expect work to fly off the website. The second day the same beautiful work costs less — $100, and the third to fifth days’ work sells for $50. Take a chance and wait if you dare — but I’d suggest you go for it!” 

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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 Gruppé 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. www.rockyneckartcolony.org 

Absolute Secret 2020 @Jane Deering Gallery

What’s this all about?

Since early 2018, Jane Deering Gallery has been providing exhibition space to area artists. They pay no rent and receive help with promotion and publicity. Artists find it a rewarding experience and Deering believes it’s important for the area. It fosters growth in the arts and offers new visions to our community.

But these are challenging times.  To continue providing this space to artists, Deering asked the many national and international artists she’s worked with over the years to donate a small work, which is now offered to the public for $20.  

Here’s a chance to find a little gem for a song while supporting the gallery’s mission. Works are signed on the back — an Absolute Secret until you’ve bought the work, turned it over, and discovered the artist.

The gallery is grateful to the many artists who enthusiastically donated a work to this cause.  

Keith Gantos Solo Show at RAA&M

Keith Gantos 

Keith Gantos is a recognized Cape Ann artist with a solo show coming up at the Rockport Art Association & Museum in the Marguerite Pearson Gallery. He has produced hundreds of pieces of oil paintings for over 50 years. Gantos completed his first oil painting at age ten. He enjoys working in other mediums as well, such as egg tempera, pastel, gouache, and watercolor. He has been exhibiting his artwork his entire life, won several awards, has been published, and continues to be in shows as outlined below.  

His work resides in private collections throughout the United States and in other parts of the world.  

Select exhibition and gallery representation:  

Artist for ‘Artistic Finishes’ Co., Cleveland, Ohio; La Jolla Art Museum, La Jolla, CA; Lloyd’s Gallery of Fine Art, Escondido, CA; Chaffe Art Gallery, Rutland, VT; Eastmans Art Gallery, Rutland, VT; Quechee Inn Art Gallery, Quechee, VT; (one man show); Ledyard Art Gallery, Hanover, NH – (one man show); Polonaise Fine Art Gallery, Studio 47 Fine Art Gallery, Woodstock, VT; Bradley Fine Art Gallery, San Diego, CA; Spanish Village Art Center – Balboa Park, San Diego, CA; Pastel Society of San Diego, CA; Keith Gantos’ “Staircase” Fine Art Gallery , Rockport, MA; Rockport Art Association & Museum, Rockport, MA  

Come and experience his stunning paintings in person October 3 -22, 2020. Concurrently his exhibit will also be available online at: https://www.rockportartassn.org/solo-shows where his works can be enjoyed and purchased.  

The Rockport Art Association & Museum is located at 12 Main Street, Rockport MA 01966, and is free and open to the public Thursday – Sunday, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more information please call: (978) 546-6604, email: infor@rockportartassn.org, or visit the Rockport Art Association & Museum website at: www.rockportartassn.org.   

Rockport Art Association & Museum’s Experimental Group, 12 Main Street, Rockport, MA – Unexpected No. 14 Exhibition

October 15 – November 1, 2020 (please see current gallery hours below)
Reception: None (due to Covid-19 precautions)

Rockport Art Association & Museum’s Experimental Group Opens Fourteenth Show  

Steve Lush,  “Anders Zorn” 18x14x3, mixed media

The Rockport Art Association & Museum’s Experimental Group opens its fourteenth group exhibition, “Unexpected No. Fourteen” at Rockport Art Association & Museum, 12 Main St., Rockport, MA. This juried show, with a theme of ‘Renewal’, features artworks of both the RAA&M’s artists and contributing members. Works on view in the exhibition range in mediums to include paintings, mixed-media, graphics, sculpture, digital art and photography. The exhibition runs from October 15 – November 1 , 2020.  Current RAAM Gallery hours are Thursday-Sunday, 11:00am-4:00pm.  

The Experimental Group is a creative forum, its’ main mission is to increase public awareness and to foster self-expression by bringing artists together to explore and share ideas that cultivate creative freedom. The EG is encouraged and supported by the Rockport Art Association & Museum.  

If you would like more information about the exhibition, would like to schedule an interview and/or a walk through, or need additional promotional images please contact: Nella Lush, Experimental Group Chair, 978.886.4582 or via email at experimentalgroupraa@gmail.com  

The Rockport Art Association & Museum (RAA&M) is one of the oldest and most active art organizations in the country. The Association has a long and distinguished history that has spanned 99 years.

The Fall Cape Ann Artisans Open Studio Tour – October 10th and 11th

The Cape Ann Artisans are pleased to announce that the well-loved 37th Annual Fall Open Studios will be held this October on two days, Saturday and Sunday, October 10th and 11th from 10AM-5PM.  The summer Mini-Tours were well-received and as such, the group will consist of eleven of the artists who are able to accommodate visitors within the parameters of Covid-19.  

The participating artists include artists from many genres that will appeal to art lovers and adventurers who look forward to weaving their way around the coast.  In the category of Ceramic Arts, the Fall group includes David Archibald, Cynthia Curtis, and Erin O’Sullivan & Scott Place (Twin Lights Studios).  With 43 years under his belt, David continues to explore combinations of two to four glazes yielding unusual forms of reds, celadons, and blues.  Cynthia’s popular ocean-inspired creations include coral vases, undersea lamps, berry bowls, lobster and starfish ornaments, scallop and clamshell dishes, mugs, and wedding platters, some with melted beach glass.  Erin and Scott look to the ocean’s creatures for their inspiration and serve up pottery and sculpture with a contemporary flair.

Visual artists include Jillian Demeri, watercolorist, and Sinikka Nogelo who creates in several media – as a painter and sculptor. Both Jill and Sinikka are located at Cripple Cove Studios in East Gloucester.  Rockport-based painter Deb Schradieck works in watercolors and oils.   Linda Hogan and Sara Wright represent the fiber arts.  Linda has created under the name Blueberry Cove Quilts for forty years but is new to the Artisans group.  Sara Wright will display her handwoven and original handknit accessories for wardrobe and home, created using contemporary application of color and texture with traditional textile techniques and novelty yarns.  Mosaic and nature lovers will enjoy exploring Pam Stratton’s beautiful garden, Koi ponds, and Mosaic studio.  Pam uses stone, glass, and other materials to create wall pieces, jewelry and sculpture.  

Jewelry artists include Marcie Rae and Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco of Cape Ann Designs.  Marcie’s jewelry and small wall pieces of glass enamel and fine silver use ancient and contemporary techniques and tools to transform metal into evocative forms and images.  Using historic sea glass and pottery shards, Jacqueline creates distinctive, functional wearable art that celebrates the natural characteristics of the materials and reflects the natural beauty of the region,

Visitors can easily group the tour into geographic proximity by visiting the Gloucester artists and Rockport artists in sequence by neighborhood using the tour map which can be downloaded at CapeAnnArtisans.com.    Appointments are strongly encouraged and will be given first priority.   The full list of Artisans and their contact information is found below.  Weather permitting, artists will take advantage of their outdoor spaces to offer a waiting area and additional viewing of the work.

Visitors will be expected  to be Covid-Compliant, wear facial coverings, practice social distancing, and use hand sanitizer which will be available at each studio.

Jennifer McCalmont Solo Show at RAA&M

Jennifer McCalmont is a recognized Cape Ann artist with a solo show of stunning floral and landscape paintings at the Rockport Art Association & Museum in the Marguerite Pearson Gallery. McCalmont is in love with color and captivated by the way light and color play on objects, especially flowers, which are her favorite subject.  Her work is about capturing the grace or fragrance of flowers and sharing their beauty through painting.  

In her quest for art training, McCalmont discovered “The Boston School” of painters, which is not actually a school, but a school of thought and a tradition of painting that has been passed down from teacher to student for more than 100 years. The Boston School has its roots in impressionist ideals, but combines the best of representational painting, seeing color correctly and drawing accurately. McCalmont has learned from many of the Boston school “greats”, most recently spending many years studying portrait painting with Mary Minifie.  

Come and experience McCalmont’s beautiful and memorable floral and landscapes paintings in person September 12 – October 1, 2020. Concurrently her exhibit will also be available online at: https://www.rockportartassn.org/solo-shows where his works can be enjoyed and purchased.  

The Rockport Art Association & Museum is located at 12 Main Street, Rockport MA 01966, and is free and open to the public Thursday – Sunday, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more information please call: (978) 546-6604, email: infor@rockportartassn.org, or visit the Rockport Art Association & Museum website at:www.rockportartassn.org.   

Two New Exhibitions opening at Jane Deering Gallery, Gloucester MA

Jane Deering Gallery presents two new exhibitions! 

Ephemerata | a timeline of creation, a timeline of change.

Opening Saturday September 5th. Works by Cape Ann artist Deborah Brown explore the shared juxtaposition of intent and materials.  Brown studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and exhibits nationally.  This exhibition will be at 19 Pleasant Street in downtown Gloucester, adjacent to the Cape Ann Museum. Hours: Saturday & Sunday 1:00-3:00.  Also on view from Friday September 4th in the SHED @ 18 Arlington Street, Annisquam is

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Artist: Deborah Brown
Title: Tubular Constellations Under the Sea
Date: 2007
Medium: Mixed media
Dimensions: 7 x 8 inches

Late Summer Selection | New Painting by Adin Murray.

Murray continues his superb Horizon series, serene and luscious oils on canvas.  Hours: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 12noon-3:00pm.  And always by appointment at either location. 917-902-4359. Works can be viewed at janedeeringgallery.com

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Artist: Adin Murray
Title: Installation shot of new paintings in the SHED @ 18 Arlington Street, Annisquam, Gloucester
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: Each painting 48×48 inches

GRASS ROOTS: EMERGING ARTISTS EXHIBIT 2020 CALL FOR ENTRIES  

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The Rockport Art Association & Museum (RAA&M) invites ALL artists to enter this exhibit celebrating the new and emergent voices of the Cape Ann art community.  Artists do not need to be members of RAA&M to apply!!!!  This is an opportunity to show artwork that reveals the immense diversity of the creative community about us. This exhibit will be juried using digital images (.jpg), submitted and uploaded during the July 25 – September 13 submission period onto the smarterentry.com site.

Grass Roots: Emerging Artists Exhibit: October 15 – November 1, 2020

Call for Submissions Begins: Saturday, July 25, 2020
Deadline for Online Entries: Sunday, September 13, 2020
Notice of Acceptance by: Sunday, September 27, 2020
Accepted Art Drop-Off: October 8 & 9, 2020 (Thursday & Friday, 9:00AM – 4:45 PM)
Jury for Prizes: Sunday, October 11, 2020
Exhibit Opens: Thursday, October 15, 2020
Exhibit Closes: Sunday, November 1, 2020
Pick-Up Artwork: November 4 & 5, 2020 (Wednesday & Thursday, 9:00AM – 4:45PM)

To learn more, please feel free to click the following link:
https://www.rockportartassn.org/grassroots-exhibition

And to apply, please click here:
https://www.smarterentry.com/CallsForEntry/RAAM

Gloucester Artists Donna Caselden and M. Kristine Fisher to Show at Jane Deering Gallery through October 12

What: Awry | Just Breathe

Where: Jane Deering Gallery, 19 Pleasant Street, Gloucester, MA

When: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 1-3 pm September 25 – October 12, and by appointment 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts/USA – August 20, 2020 – Jane Deering Gallery, Gloucester’s premier art gallery, announces an exhibit showcasing experimental artist Donna Caselden and contemporary artist M. Kristine Fisher. Awry | Just Breathe, inspired by these historic times, presents two different interpretations in response to the noise” of the current Covid19 pandemic. Awry — Nothing seems quite right in the world, everything is a bit off kilter. All pieces are intentionally misaligned and act as a metaphor for the angst and discord in todays world. Just Breathe — As an antidote to the disarray, these works reflect the way in which Cape Anns transporting beauty, discovered along daily beach walks and explorations, provides comfort, healing, and renewal.  Jane Deering Gallery is located at 19 Pleasant Street, Gloucester MA. Gallery hours: Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 1-3pm, September 25 through October 12, and by appointment. Please contact Donna Caselden at dcaselden@gmail.com.

 

Donna Caselden is an award winning experimental artist whose diverse work ranges from 2-dimensional paintings to wearable art. She is a member of Cape Anns Experimental Art Group at Rockport Art Association & Museum, The Society for the Encouragement of the Arts (seARTS), Rocky Neck Cultural Center, Boston’s Fort Points Art Community (FPAC), the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA), and is a Master Artist of the Newburyport Art Association. The artist is represented by Gallery on Jarves in Sandwich, Massachusetts. She maintains a studio in the seaside village of Annisquam in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Her work is held in museums, galleries and private collections throughout the country and was exhibited at the renowned Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem, Massachusetts. www.donnacaselden.com

 

Kristine Fisher creates mixed media work deeply influenced by an extensive career in commercial architectural design during her tenure with global leader, Herman Miller. She is drawn to bold forms, sculptural elements, and graphic composition. She has exhibited with numerous North Shore arts organizations, including the Experimental Group, Rockport Art Association Museum (RAAM), Rockport, MA; Rocky Neck Art Colony, Gloucester, MA; Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA; The Society for the Encouragement of the Arts (seARTS), MA; and Jane Deering Gallery, Gloucester, MA. www.kristinefisher.com

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John Abisamra Photography Show at the Rockport Art Association

John Abisamra_2020.jpgJohn Abisamra is a recognized Cape Ann photographer with a solo photography show coming up at the Rockport Art Association & Museum in the Marguerite Pearson Gallery. He feels very blessed to live in such a beautiful area as Cape Ann and wants to share what he captures with others. Abisamra particularly enjoys photographing during the golden hours of sunrise and sunset and is drawn to images where nature and manmade elements meet. His work is all about capturing a moment in time, which may never be repeated.

His photographs have been published in the Photographer’s Forum Magazine, Cape Ann Magazine, (including three cover photos), Lowell Sun and Gloucester Times. Abisamra is a juried member of Rockport Art Association & Museum, Newburyport Art Association and Gallery 53 on Rocky Neck.

Come and experience Abisamra’s stunning photographs of local scenes in person August 22 – September 10, 2020. Concurrently his exhibit will also be available online at:https://www.rockportartassn.org/solo-shows where his works can be enjoyed and purchased.

The Rockport Art Association & Museum is located at 12 Main Street, Rockport MA 01966, and is free and open to the public Thursday – Sunday, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM. For more information please call: (978) 546-6604, email: infor@rockportartassn.org, or visit the Rockport Art Association & Museum website at: www.rockportartassn.org.

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Fundraiser for the Cape Ann TimeBank, a local non-profit.

Gloucester Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, Setember 12, 2020 at 4:30PM – 8:00PM
Meeting Place: 
Stage Fort Park, 24 Hough Ave. Gloucester, MA

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Get a team of family & friends together and join the fun! Win prizes from $150 up to $500. Fundraiser to support The Cape Ann TimeBank, a local non-profit. $100 per Team(Car) of 2- 5 team members per car from your covid circle.

To Register: use this Paypal Link:  https://py.pl/1VVlP.  Please note your team name and contact info at time of payment.

For more info:
https://www.facebook.com/events/282984659656219

The Rocky Neck Art Colony Hires Courtney Richardson as Director

The Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) is pleased to announce the hiring of Courtney Richardson as the new Director for Rocky Neck Art Colony. Previously the Director of Education and Public Programs at the Cape Ann Museum, Courtney brings her energy and deep roots in the Gloucester community to Rocky Neck.  As RNAC’s Director she will have the responsibility of implementing RNAC’s mission and be the primary spokesperson for the organization and liaison to the community at large

 

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Courtney Richardson, The Rocky Neck Art Colony’s New Executive Director 

Courtney’s background in history (an MA from Salem State) and teaching (Gloucester High School in the early 2000s) will be put to full use not only as RNAC responds to this difficult year but as it pivots to embrace the future new normal.

Kathleen Gerdon Archer, RNAC’s co-president remarked “Courtney impressed the interview committee with her insightful questions, calm demeanor and suggestions of new areas for outreach. Her references were unanimous in support of her competence. We feel that Courtney’s combination of skills and personality will help position us for growth and all the good things we look forward to achieving. Here’s to the next chapter in the history of the Rocky Neck Art Colony.”

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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. rockyneckartcolony.org

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Rocky Neck Art Colony Goetemann Artist Residency Schedules Two Talks in September 2020

Sophy Tuttle, Environmental Installation Artist for Goetemann Artist Residency 2020, will give two talks, live and virtual

Dates:

Wednesday, September 9 at 4 PM (Meet the Artist Talk)

Thursday, September 29, at 4 PM (Project Unveiling Talk)

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Sophy Tuttle, Goetemann Artist Residency program, Environmental Installation Artist, 2020, at Rocky Neck Art Colony

The Goetemann Artist Residency program, part of Rocky Neck Art Colony, is proud to announce two talks featuring this year’s Environmental Installation Artist Sophy Tuttle. 

Although the rest of the Goetemann Artist Residency program for 2020 has been cancelled due to Covid-19, the Environmental Installation Artist, Sophy Tuttle, will be on-site at Ocean Alliance, painting a mural on the repurposed shipping container where Ocean Alliance houses its Robotics Club.

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Container building an Ocean Alliance in current condition.

The Meet the Artist Talk, on September 9 at 4 PM will be via Zoom, and introduces Tuttle’s work and plans for her project at Ocean Alliance. 

The Project Unveiling Talk will take place at Ocean Alliance (32 Horton Street on Rocky Neck in Gloucester) at 4PM September 29, accommodating visitors wearing masks and socially distancing as necessary—also available via Zoom. Both talks will be recorded. 

Information on the Zoom access will be posted on the Rocky Neck Art Colony website (https://rockyneckartcolony.org/residency/) and the Goetemann Artist Residency blog (https://garesidency.art/).  

About the Artist:

Sophy Tuttle is a visual artist born in Colchester, England. She received her BFA in Illustration from Rhode Island School of Design in 2008 and MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from the University of Hartford Art School in 2019. She currently resides in Massachusetts.

From Sophy Tuttle’s Artist Statement:

“My paintings and installations examine humanity’s collective priorities for the planet. I draw upon disparate inspirations such as the aesthetic and methodology of the natural sciences or the compositional strategies of the Mexican muralismo movement. 

“I always begin with a certain genre of questioning. For example, we have relied on the idea of Aristotle’s hierarchy of species to place ourselves above all others in every decision we make. What would it look like if we inverted this hierarchy? In this vein, each piece that I produce is a catalyst for conversation, collaboration and activism.”

About the Goetemann Artist Residency:

Celebrating its 16th year in 2020, this prestigious residency at Rocky Neck Art Colony provides each of four visual artists and one environmental installation artist with a four-week stay in a live-work studio with access to the rich cultural community of Gloucester, MA. The program was renamed to honor its founder, Gordon Goetemann, in 2010. Find out more about the program at https://rockyneckartcolony.org/residency/.

About Ocean Alliance:

Protecting whales and their environment since 1971, Ocean Alliance is a global leader in research and education related to the conservation of whales and the ocean. Find out more at www.whale.org. Ocean Alliance is located at the former Tarr & Wonson Paint Factory, 32 Horton Street, Gloucester.

The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck is currently closed due to the Covid epidemic. For information about current virtual as well as future events and programs at Rocky Neck Art Colony, visit the website at www.rockyneckartcolony.org, email director@rockyneckartcolony.org or call 978 515-7004.

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The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester MA, is the official Welcome Center for Rocky Neck and home of the Art Colony. The Center hosts exhibitions, workshops, meetings, lectures and cultural events of all kinds and can accommodate up to 100 people. For information about renting the facility for a meeting, theatrical or musical performance, a small wedding or anniversary, both private or for the community, please contact: director@rockyneckartcolony.org

Quarry Dance lX Trailer is here and it’s 60 seconds

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ANNOUNCING THE 60 SECOND TRAILER FOR QUARRY DANCE lX NOW

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Photography by David Watts Jr. at a Cape Ann Quarry July 2020        Dancer: Alex Berger

Windhover Performing Arts Center announces this 60 second trailer for Quarry Dance lX for you to view here below. The 30-minute film is still being edited, and original music is being composed for the film now by Russ Gershon.

In July 2020, Dušan Týnek Dance Theatre was in residence (safely) at Windhover, bringing two dancers at a time from New York to create solos and duets at three private Cape Ann Quarries. Boston based videographer Anders Johnson filmed the dancers from floats and boats in the quarry waters in order to capture unusual angles. The stunning results will be shown on the Windhover website via You Tube in early September. www.Windhover.org   So stay tuned.

The Quarry Dances were born from a vision of Ina Hahn, Windhover’s founding Director, whose goal was to marry the art of dance with the pristine granite landscapes of the magical quarries of Cape Ann.

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Videographer Anders Johnson filming the dancers of Quarry Dance lX  in July 2020
Photograph taken by David Watts Jr.

Please consider donating to WINDHOVER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER which is a non-profit 501© 3 organization to help support our work. All contributions are fully tax deductible. Windhover received partial funding for this project from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, as well as from the Rockport and Gloucester Cultural Councils. Donations can be made through PAYPAL on the Windhover website www.windhover.org or by mail: Windhover, PO Box 2249, Rockport, Ma. 01966. Thank you for your support. Lisa Hahn, Executive Director

Click here to watch the trailer for Quarry Dance IX

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