Museum remains open 4:00 - 7:00PM
Workshop at 4:30 PM
$10 for members | $20 for non-members
HARBOR LIGHTS & STARRY NIGHTS: PAINTING WITH ROY ROSSOW
Thursday, February 1, 2024
Join artist Roy Rossow for an evening of art, creativity, and observation. Explore Rossow’s exhibition “The Stars That Guide Us,” and participate in a painting workshop with the artist himself overlooking the New Bedford waterfront at sunset.
The workshop begins promptly at 4:30 in the Harbor View Gallery. A lite reception to follow. Capacity is limited to 30 for workshop activity. First come, first served.
“I am fascinated with the transformation of the landscape in the night. Lights take on an emotive beauty in the shifting darkness, and color, though muted, becomes even more precious among an endless assortment of grays and blacks.
The nocturne challenges us to enter a meditative observational state in which we are aware of subtle changes, both natural and man-made." ~ Roy Rossow.
Born in Montego Bay, Jamaica, in 1975, Rossow lived much of his early life with his sister and grandmother in Jamaica. After a serious childhood injury, Rossow contracted polio, and spent a year hospitalized in Kingston, before moving to the United States for further medical treatment. Polio left him with some manual dexterity challenges, limited mobility, and the need for a motorized wheelchair.
During childhood and adolescence, Rossow developed and maintained a passion for drawing and art. He attended Salve Regina in Newport as a studio arts major, concentrating in painting and graphic design, and entered the MFA program at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth in 2012. Today, Rossow lives and works in New Bedford, where he paints scenes of the working waterfront and the night sky from the large windows of his converted factory loft apartment.