Rocky Neck Art Colony
5th Annual Holiday Show
November 24 – December 10, 2017
Cultural Center Gallery at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester, MA 01930
Opening Party, November 24, 5-8 PM
Open Friday, 5-8 PM
Open Saturday and Sunday, 10 AM-4 PM
Jose Estrela – Prints
Lisa Carlson – Jewelry
Matt Cegelis – Photographs
Tom Nihan – Paintings
The Rocky Neck Art Colony (RNAC) hosts the 5th Annual Holiday Show and Sale from November 24, to December 10, 2017 at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester. GIVING THE GIFT OF ART features works of art from close to 20 RNAC artist members. For your shopping and viewing pleasure, the Cultural Center gallery is open to the public on Fridays from 5-8 PM and Saturday and Sundays from 10 AM to 4 PM.
The holiday show and sale offers a wide selection of works on paper, paintings, prints, photographs, jewelry, seasonally appropriate hand crafted wreaths and cards by artists Lisa Carlson, Matt Cegelis, Jo Demetra, Michael Chamness, Jose Estrela, Jacqueline Ganin-DeFalco, Ellen Harvey, Richard Honan, Nancy Jarvis, Jane Keddy, Mary McCarl, Ruth Modecai, Tom Nihan, Michael Oleksiw, David Piemonte, Karen Pischke, Rev Rejman, and Deb Schradieck. The public is invited to meet the artists and enjoy some holiday treats and libations at the opening celebration party on Friday, November 24 from 5 to 8 PM.
Please visit the Rocky Neck Art Colony Cultural Center and enjoy the work of all these artists during the, 5th Annual Holiday Show exhibition, November 24 – December 10, 2017. Be inspired as you browse and consider the varied and unique gifts of art!
Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco, one of the artist’s exhibiting at the holiday show, takes inspiration from both history and antique glass. She creates custom-designed hair accessories, using pieces of sea glass and pottery collected from the shores of Cape Ann. She creates hair accessories and jewelry, which are exhibited in numerous boutiques and galleries.
David Piemonte, whose work is featured in the holiday show, is a fine-art photographer. He is fascinated by what the camera captures, as opposed to what the eye sees. He uses his captivating black-and-white photographic images to create interesting and unique greeting cards and prints.
Ruth Mordecai who is well known for her masterful mixed-media paintings, is also included in the RNAC holiday show. Her canvases and watercolors make use of a broad range of colors and sculptural references.
José Estrela is an established graphic designer whose art is created upon wood, tile and paper. José’s mindset and work developed over the years reflect upon the vivid landscapes, colors and music of his native Azores, Portugal and reinforced by early schooling in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Lisa Carlson is a jewelry designer; whose glass beaded jewelry is created with beads from China, Czech Republic, Switzerland, India, and elsewhere. Some beads are pressed, others faceted, and some have a special coating that reflects light in ways that defy description. Many are lined with silver, copper, or gold making the beads sparkle and shimmer. They often take on a harmony of their own that is unexpected. She specializes in sparkle, color, and unusual shapes.