Suzanne Hodge joins brother, Paul Pat Morse, and nephew, Pete Morse, to present Who Knows Anything? at Loading Dock Gallery this September. Conceived as a celebration of family and an exploration of the times, Who Knows Anything? also honors the memory of the artists’ brother and uncle, Rod Morse, a philosopher who valued humility and continuous learning. Who Knows Anything? delves into the confluence of folk, abstract, and illusory art. Our world is in a state of change. We face new questions, new challenges. This exhibit creates a prism of impressions and viewpoints. Hodge lives in Hudson, NH, Paul Pat Morse in Barrington, NH, and Pete Morse in Manchester, NH. All are self-taught. Separately and together, their work borders on the uncharted, arcane, and audacious. Who Knows Anything? runs August 30-October 1, 2023, at Loading Dock Gallery, 122 Western Avenue, Lowell, MA. Reception 3-5pm, Saturday, September 2. Closing reception, with live music provided by Bobby Morse, Sunday, October 1, 2-4pm. More at www.theloadingdockgallery.com. Loading Dock Gallery is part of Loading Dock Arts, Inc., a 501c3.
This October, artists respond to text and poets respond to art. Loading Dock Gallery presents its annual New England Regional Juried Show, Turning the Tables: Artists Look at Poetry, juried by Julie Marie Hoey. Artists use text as subject and inspiration, borrowing it, manipulating it, and reimagining it as imagery. At the reception, local poets, led by Stephan Anstey, present original poems inspired by a piece in the exhibit, part of the 9th Annual Poetry Convergence held each fall in Lowell. Turning the Tables: Artists Look at Poetry was juried by Julie Marie Hoey: artist, writer, teacher, poet, and believer. Hoey has exhibited throughout the country. Her paintings hang in the U.S., South America, and Europe. Turning the Tables: Artists Look at Poetry runs October 4-29, 2023, at Loading Dock Gallery, 122 Western Avenue, Lowell, MA, open noon-5:30pm, Wednesday-Saturday, noon-4pm Sundays. Join the artists and poets for a reception, followed by a poetry reading, on Saturday, October 7, 3-5pm. For details, visit www.theloadingdockgallery.com. Loading Dock Gallery is part of Loading Dock Arts, Inc., a 501c3.