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SHOW UP, SHOW DOWN! Conversations between makers and materials

September 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - September 22, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 13, 2019

Encompassing two floors of the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, the Rocky Neck Art Colony is pleased to offer SHOW UP! SHOW DOWN: A visual conversation between makers and materials. Featuring work by eight artists, this exhibition runs for six weeks beginning Thursday, September 5 and continues through Sunday, October 13, 2019. The pubic is invited to enjoy the art and conversation at the opening reception at the Cultural Center, 6 Wonson Street, Gloucester MA on Sunday, September 8, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Light refreshemnts and libations will be served. Street parking is free and the facility is handicapped accessible.

In this provocative exhibition, eight artists explore the opposition of order by deconstructing and reconstructing across media. For artists Susan Alport, Joan Benotti, Paul Cary Goldberg, Tim Hansen, Erica Licea-Kane, Conny Goelz Schmitt, Rebecca Schnopp and Daniel Zeese the act of turning a page becomes a performance, organic and inorganic objects contemplate life and death, the boundaries between paint and fiber fuse. Images and forms are reconsidered, altered and remade as narratives of self and materials collage and converse in paint, paper, fiber, flora, photography and metal.

The public is encouraged to attend the revealing Artist’s Talk, SHOW DOWN: Continuing The Conversation on Sunday, October 13, 1:00 to 3:00 PM. Light refreshments will be served.


September 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
September 22, 2019 @ 4:00 pm


Rocky Neck Cultural Center
6 Wonson Street
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States
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