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As we begin our 98th season, first let us share some of our accomplishments from this past year, including: the offering of a wide range of workshops, adult and children classes, sketch groups, artist demonstrations, gallery walks, lectures and the installation of almost fifty exhibitions.
EXPERIMENTAL GROUP PRESENTATION: MARY JANE MULHOLLAND
All are welcome to a presentation at RAA&M on Wednesday, August 21, 6-8pm by Mary Jane Mulholland . Insights into her creative interest in digital art inspired by David Hockney’s work. Using Instagram as her vehicle, Mary Jane committed to making and publishing a digital piece each day for a hundred days. Those hundred days became a year. Meanwhile, she continues to study and to experiment with what digital technology has to offer and to share what she learns with others. Come to the Experimental Group, bring a friend, and be inspired! Open to the public.
SPECIAL EXHIBIT WITH SELECT WORKS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
From Sketchbook to Canvas: The Process of Aldro T. Hibbard, N.A. (1886 – 1972)
Long revered for his New England winter landscapes, the work of Aldro T. Hibbard has enchanted collectors for more than a century. Bold, scenic, endlessly inventive… Yet the question remains: How did Hibbard build his masterpieces? How did he move from firsthand observations of his environment towards his final painted compositions? In this revolving exhibition of sketches just released from the Hibbard Estate, paired with a selection of his masterful paintings, we are now afforded the chance to not only see how Hibbard conceived and built his compositions, but to own them as well.
August 17 through November 3, 2019, in the Marguerite Pearson Gallery
For artists, learning and creative growth never ends. Seize the opportunity to take part in our extensive educational offerings including workshops, artist demonstrations, gallery walks, guest lectures, weekly art classes and sketch groups, creative community paint-ins and a free veterans art program.
Rockport Art Association & Museum hosts a variety of exhibitions over the course of the year, highlighting both the Artist Members and Museum Collection of Cape Ann School artists, such as Aldro T. Hibbard, William Lester Stevens, Theresa Bernstein, and more. Additionally, the RAA&M schedules a number of Special Exhibitions of traveling shows, as well as collector's shows.
For more than 150 years painters have visited the picturesque towns that make up this unique area of Cape Ann. Playing host to many of the very best, most celebrated artists in America from the 19th century to now, including Aldro T. Hibbard, William Lester Stevens, Theresa Bernstein, Harry Vincent, and more. The RAA&M Permanent Collection contains several of these artists. Moreover, the Adopt A Painting Program seeks generous donations for the conservation and preservation of works from the Permanent Collection to inspire future generations.
ART & SEA GIFT SHOP
The Art & Sea Gift Shop at the Rockport Art Association Museum showcases local handmade jewelry, wares, as well as other small trinkets. Please check back often because our selection is always changing.