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Rocky Neck in Three Dimensions: Art Colony, Marine Railways, and the Rudder, 1950s-1990s

Saturday, September 11

2:00 p.m.

Artist Talk, Lectures, Readings, Films

Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant St, Gloucester

Admission is free, but registration is required

Albert Alcalay (1917-2008), Night Fleet, 1956, oil on canvas, Gift of the family of Albert Alcalay, 2013 [Accession # 2013.40].

Six women with intimate knowledge of Rocky Neck as it was a few decades ago will share tales of their experiences in this special place. Speakers include Sally Bradshaw and Suzy O’Hara Kadiff, who as daughters of the painters Robert Bradshaw and Tom O’Hara spent childhood summers in and out of artists’ studios; Viking Gustafson, who managed the Gloucester Marine Railways for many years; and sisters Paula Parsons and Susan Baker, who ran the famous Rudder restaurant.

 They will be introduced by Judy Walcott, who will touch on her own youthful memories as well as the Rocky Neck connections of the writers Peter Anastas and Jonathan Bayliss.  A short slideshow of Rocky Neck scenes will precede the one-hour program, which is free and open to the public.

 This program is offered in collaboration with the Jonathan Bayliss Society and the Rocky Neck Art Colony. It is free and open to the public.

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