A creative renaissance is occurring in a medium that had been mired in triviality for generations. Graphic novels – i.e. comics – have become a serious art form in the 21st Century. Comics are about connection. They express intense personal experiences while challenging cultural ideologies and precepts. Comics create meaning by sewing together fragments of data in fragmented times when data is everywhere. Employing the symbols and icons of popular culture, these artists build visions at once universal and deeply personal.
On Sunday, November 20th at 3pm, Flatrocks Gallery will host closing party and panel discussion with the participating artists in its current exhibition, We Need a Hero.
The artists participating in the We Need a Hero show will offer insight into the cultural importance of visual art, and the exploding phenomenon of graphic/comic book art as a means of expression in today's complex world. Please join Jess Semeraro, Andrew Houle, Greg Orfanos, David Leblanc, Mark Hoffmann, Michael Crockett, and Kurt Ankeny for a lively discussion and a celebration.
77 Langsford St.
Sunday, November 20
Flatrocks Gallery is pleased to be offering music by Down Home Swing on Sunday Sept 11 at 5pm. Four of Gloucester's finest musicians-Jay & Laurie Keefe, Chick & Ellen Marston will share their expert picking, thrilling harmonies and broad acoustic repertoire. Light refreshment will be offered. A $10 suggested donation (though any offering is welcome)compensates the artists. Please join us in our lovely sculpture garden.