Tuesday, September 3, 2013

PATTERN-SCAPES New Work by Julia Garrison & Mary Rhinelander

Summer Artists Series: Pattern-scapes
New  Prints by Julia Garrison & Mary Rhinelander
Wednesday, September 4 – Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Artists’ reception on Saturday, September 7, from 6-8 PM

Sea Treasures
by Mary Rhinelander
linoleum cut print /paper

Pattern-scapes,” is the next Summer Artists Series exhibit at Rocky Neck Gallery, featuring  a dynamic collaboration of printmakers and Cape Ann artists Julia Garrison and Mary Rhinelander opening Wednesday, September, 4th.  In this exhibit Julia and Mary explore the virtuosity of the linoleum block print.  Both artists focus thematically on where they live: coastal New England, and even more specifically, Cape Ann.  Julia has a background in textile design with a degree from Massachusetts College of Art.  Mary comes to lino-cut via traditional printmaking training and an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, in Boston.

Julia and Mary are both proud to be continuing an art form that once flourished in this area with the wonderful work of the Folly Cove Designers.  Julia has kept their art and sensibility alive by continuing to operate the Sarah Elizabeth Shop in Rockport.  She uses an Acorn Press, upon which she prints her own work (as well as the designs of Isabel Natti and Sarah Elizabeth). 

by Julia Garrison
Linoleum cut print on fabric

Julia and Mary will be making work specifically for Pattern-scapes, work on fabric, and work to be hung, framed, on the wall. They will print single and multiple color blocks, featuring patterns and landscapes, in various shapes and sizes.  They will display tools and some of the blocks themselves, so visitors get a sense of what is involved in the often meticulous craft of carving. 

Mary Rhinelander's prints drying

Please join us for an artists' reception this Saturday, September 7th from 6-8 PM and meet these two talented artists working in a traditional art form with a modern sensibility.  

Julia Garrison at the Sarah Elizabeth Shop

Rocky Neck Gallery is located on 53 Rocky Neck Avenue, Gloucester.  The hours are: Sunday – Wednesday: 11 AM – 6 PM, Thursday – Saturday: 11 AM – 8 PM.  Free parking is available.

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