For the future of the littlest human wonders that we so cherish.
My friend and Cape Ann artist Mary Rhinelander created these amazingly fun posters. They are printed beautifully as well; you can’t really see from the photos how well done they are. The “Kick Ass” posters are only twenty dollars each. But the truly most generous thing on Mary’s part is that the money goes towards either the Open Door Food Pantry or the ACLU, your choice!
Pick up your #KickAss poster at Alexandra’s Bread, located at 256 Main Street in Gloucester. Purchase more than one and give to a friend!
VOTE (featuring kicking asses) a collagraph and linoleum blockprint, 12” x 18”, Now available with a $20, $50 or $100 donation to the ACLU or local food bank (cash/check preferred) at Alexandra’s Bread, 265 Main Street, Gloucester.
Open 8:30-2:00 Tuesday-Saturday. If you want bread/treats, order a day ahead! 978-283-3064.
The front flower mural was created with tape by Ruth Worrall and it has held up beautifully. The stunning fish mural on the side of the building was also made with tape but because it was a different surface the tape began to peel. The fantastic fish mural was designed by Lydia Giangregorio.
It’a all a wonderful experiment so we’ll see how the next fares, which by the way will be Fiesta-themed, as shared by Art Haven director Traci Thayne Corbett.
I hope you and yours have been well and continue to be so.
The gallery is opening with limited hours beginning Saturday June 13th, and in celebration of re-opening, is offering a special price on each of the fourteen charming and evocative framed images from The journey … then and now. All of these works can be viewed by clicking on the link below.
Many locals are familiar with Mary Rhinelander and her beautiful artistry. For my out of town friends, as well as local readers who may not yet be aware, did you know Mary has an amazing website where, for super, super reasonable prices, you can purchase one of her prints?
Not only prints, but her wonderfully fun and whimsical greeting cards.
From Mary’s About page on her newly revamped website –
WHO IS MARY?
In the nursery rhyme, she has a reputation for being quite contrary. No doubt some would say in real life too.
Ever desperate for affirmation, this Mary won an art prize in first grade and that was the beginning of “making stuff.” Creating kept me semi-sane in high school and college. A sculptor student suggested I design wallpaper and I was grievously insulted. No doubt it would have been more lucrative! But he had a point. I love the strictures of graphic design and the precision of typography. My first jobs were in the art departments of publishing companies. However the freedom and mess of ink and paint tempted me back to graduate school, where I earned an MFA in printmaking. Since then I have been a practicing artist and educator.
My mixed media work has graced the walls of television shows and movies (thank you set designers), and it is in many collections, both public and private (thank you art reps). I have shown in Canada and Europe and the USA. One of the best things about printmaking and works on paper is probably also the worst: they tend to be very affordable! When a young person buys their first piece of original art from me, I am proud.
I hope you enjoy looking around. Please feel free to reach out with any questions (see contact page).