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September 5, 2013

Boston and North Shore artists meet on Cape Ann

A group of artists from Boston’s South End will converge with some colleagues from the North Shore in “SouthEnd by NorthEast,” a new exhibit at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck.

This invitational group show features five artists from Boston studios and four artists from the North Shore, including Gloucester. The idea was to bring together artists from across geographic and thematic lines. There is a free public reception to meet the artists on Sunday, Sept. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Curated by Adriana “Gigi” Mederos, the exhibition will showcase a range of mediums, including encaustic, acrylics, oils, inks and watercolors — on paper, canvas, board and vellums. The featured artists are Adam Batliner, Cathy Bennigson, Susan Blatt, Linda Cordner, Kay Ives, Elynn Kroger, Ben MacAdam, Mary Bucci McCoy, and Martha Wakefield.

“This diverse and exciting group of work challenges the audience’s notion of the landscape in art as each artist reinterprets both what constitutes a landscape painting and/or what served as their jumping off point for their investigation into the landscape or natural forms,” according to a press release. “The landscape in art has a strong tradition in the Cape Ann area. This show was created to enlarge the conversation to include contemporary mediums and styles of expression.”

The idea is for the show to serve as a conduit to engage these two art communities in a meaningful discussion. The exhibition runs through Sept. 22. The center, 6 Wonson St., is open Thursdays to Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.rockyneckartcolony.org.

Gail McCarthy can be reached at 978-283-7000 x3445, or gmccarthy@gloucestertimes.com.

If you go What: SouthEnd by NorthEast," invitational show featuring five artists from Boston studios and four from the North Shore. When: Now through Sept. 22. A free public reception to meet the artists is Sunday, Sept. 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. Where: Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson St., Gloucester. How much: Free to the public.

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