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Retrospective for Mary Rhinelander McCarl
November 13, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Organized by McCarl’s niece, Gloucester artist Mary Rhinelander, the show will display McCarl’s colorful artwork, from watercolor/gouache to the collages made from her vibrant hand-painted papers. Proceeds from sales of still lives and landscapes will be shared with the Rocky Neck Art Colony and the Children’s Programming Fund at the Sawyer Free Library.
About Mary Rhinelander McCarl
Her bed positioned with a view of Good Harbor Beach, Mary Rhinelander McCarl died at home, on her own terms, late this past spring. From her birth in 1940, she spent some part of every year in Gloucester, eventually retiring to Old Nugent Farm.
A polymath with a photographic memory, McCarl excelled at everything she focused her mind on or put her hand to. “She never stopped working, even during the days immediately preceding her death,” says her niece. Her creativity required only paper, a brush and her imagination.
“As a serious intellectual and scholar, McCarl managed to enliven even the driest of topics,” says her niece. “But it was in her art practice that she really let go, where she was joyful and unconstrained. The breadth of content on her bookshelves attests to an ongoing and diverse curiosity, but also provides insight into her artistic heroes: Matisse, Hockney and a smattering of Fairfield Porter.”
Opening Party: November 14, 3-5 PM
Gallery Hours: Weekends (Saturday & Sunday), November 6 & 7, 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 27 & 28,; Noon to 5 PM