Sunday, June 29, 2014

Laureen Adrienne Maher Paints Gloucester

A solo exhibit features artist Laureen Adrienne Maher @ RNG


Rocky Neck Gallery (RNG) is featuring local artist Laureen Adrienne Maher in the next Summer Artist Series opening this Wednesday, July 2nd until July 22nd. This is the first time Maher will be showing her paintings at RNG in her solo show titled Building.  An artist’s reception and talk will be held on Saturday, July 5th,  6 - 8 PM.  Please join us - meet Maher, see her painterly renditions of Gloucester’s buildings and hear her discuss her work.  This fun event, open to the public, is at 53 Rocky Neck Ave, Gloucester, MA. 

"Building" is a collection of old and dilapidated Gloucester buildings that Maher has painted over the last ten years.  “What I love most about art is perspective”, says Maher.  “When starting a painting, I try to surprise people with the not-so-popular view of the subject to offer a fresh new take. In every beautiful vista or building I find what I think is horrifyingly delightful.  From there, I like to stage the ugly in a new light, like a ‘makeover’ … with the prettiest colors mixed from oil paints.”

An East Gloucester resident, Maher recently exhibited with the newly formed Magnolia Historical Society and had a solo show at Gloucester’s Sawyer Free Library called, “Birdseye View.”  Prior to that she was a portrait artist who painted many of Gloucester’s local rock stars.

Maher is also the owner and sole stylist at 12 Parker Street’s Beauty Bar,  She has worked in commercial printing and as an administrative assistant at Harvard University. She holds both a BA and BS degrees from UMASS/Boston. 

RNG is open 7 days a week: Sunday - Wednesday 11-6 PM and Thursday - Saturday 11 - 8 PM.  The gallery functions as a co-operative where all the artists are juried members and share gallery duties.  RNG is the sister gallery of the RNAC Cultural Center Gallery at 6 Wonson Street.  Together they represent a program of the RNAC to showcase contemporary artists.

For more information please contact Judy Robinson-Cox, Rocky Neck Gallery manager @ 978-290-2639 or Laureen Adrienne Maher @

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