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ABOUT CROSS RIP GALLERY

The name  Cross Rip Gallery was chosen by artist/owner Georgene Riedl not only to recognize its location in Harwich Port on Nantucket Sound  and the legendary “rips” found in its waters, but also to symbolize many different currents of art meeting in one place to create an exciting and ever-changing  medium  of artistic expression. Situated in an 1830’s Cape, Cross Rip Gallery features contemporary abstract and figurative fine art by award-winning and emerging artists .  The gallery specializes in “art with an edge”, so that visitors  know when they step inside that  they will be rewarded  with dynamic, imaginative and innovative work with fresh perspectives.   Cross Rip Gallery is not only set-up “Gallery style”, but sculpture, paintings, photography, reliefs, watercolors, and collages are also displayed in a residential setting so that collectors can easily visualize how a work of art would look in a home setting with natural lighting.  There is ample and convenient parking available with many restaurants and shops a stroll away.  

 

Throughout the season Cross Rip Gallery hosts a series of events for the art-loving public: indoor and outdoor exhibit  openings with refreshments and music  as well as  Art Salons, book signings and demonstrations.  Currently showing the work of Sculptors Heather Blume, Sally S. Fine, Ralph MacKenzie, and Richard Perry; Painters Suzanne Packer, Liz Perry , Georgene Riedl, Kate Nelson,Hollis Fortune, Dianne Longchamps, Jan Lhormer, Alla Zbinovsky, Ellen Davies, John Howard, Martha Holden ; photographers Jim Cahoon and John Moore as well as guest artists: Vicky Tomayko and Matthew Bielen.  

 

With the title , “Visual Jazz” , Cross Rip Gallery’s exhibit, July 11th-August 12th, will showcase the versatility and talent of its artists who will portray the the essence of the musical genre of jazz with its improvisational harmonies and rhythms, deviations from literal representation with color, lines and rhythms in their paintings, collages, sculptures.  In conjunction with the weekly Harwich Port Music strolls which are held on Main Street every Wednesday in July and August, Cross Rip Gallery will hold its opening reception on July 11th, 5 pm-7 pm,  with outdoor jazz performed by Dylan Routhier on the keyboard.

 

In its  last exhibit of the summer season,  Cross Rip Gallery’s  “ Bodacious”,  August 15th-September 9th,  will be displaying work that is “bold”, “ impressive”, “audacious”, “excellent, “admirable” , “attractive” as its artists reach into the depths of their creativity to produce paintings, sculpture, collages, etc that will leave  art lovers who visit with the lasting impression that they have viewed artwork that is extraordinarily original and innovative in its conception and execution. The outdoor opening reception on August 15th , 5 pm-7 pm, will again feature Dylan Routhier on the keyboard who has written many of his own original musical compositions.