During the early 1970s, the lives of Jeff Weaver, Don Gorvett and Peter Vincent converged in Gloucester. The three had each studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and for a time, Don and Jeff shared studio space in an apartment building on the Fort; Peter, who lived in Rockport, was a frequent visitor. For each artist, Gloucester’s hardscrabble working waterfront was the attraction. Struggling to recover from the ravages of urban renewal while at the same time weathering the slow steady demise of the city’s fishing industry, Gloucester Harbor in the early 1970s was a gold mine for the three artists.
Today, Jeff Weaver maintains a studio in Gloucester. After painting signs and murals, in the 1990s he focused his attention on watercolor and oil. Weaver has received numerous awards, including Marine Gallery at Mystic Seaport “Best in Show,” and Guild of Boston Artists “Silver Medal.” Don Gorvett currently lives and works in Portsmouth, NH, having maintained a studio in Gloucester for many years. He excels at the exacting art of reduction wood block printing and is a dedicated teacher. In 2013, Mr. Gorvett was awarded a medal for his lifetime achievements in the arts by Salem State University.
Before passing away in 2012, Peter Vincent had gained a solid reputation as one of New England’s most well regarded marine artists. In 1986 Peter was honored with the coveted Mystic Invitational award for excellence in painting.
A series of programs will be offered in connection with this exhibition:
Saturday, November 7 at 9:30 a.m. The Art & Life of Peter Vincent: A Gallery Talk with Eoin Vincent
Saturday, November 14 at 9:30 a.m. Jeff Weaver Gallery Talk
Saturday, December 19 at 10:00 a.m. Don Gorvett Gallery Talk
Saturday, January 23 at 2:00 p.m. A Conversation with Eoin Vincent, Jeff Weaver and Don Gorvett
Gallery talks are free for Museum members / $10 nonmembers (includes admission). Space is limited, reservations required: (978) 283-0455 x10 or firstname.lastname@example.org