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Artist Beverly Shipko at the Michael Good Gallery

Artist Beverly Shipko at the Michael Good Gallery

“You CAN have your cake and eat it, too!”  The newly revamped Michael Good Gallery in Rockport opened “You can have your cake and eat it, too!” last month.   Artist Beverly Shipko, whose paintings and prints fill much of the gallery will also hold an , Sunday, July 9, from 10 a.m. to noon. The talk follows a grand re-opening reception Saturday, July 8, from noon to 5 p.m. The festive afternoon includes live jazz, complementary drinks, decadent desserts and treats inspired by Shipko’s work. 

Shipko is an American artist best known for her oil paintings of partially consumed classic desserts. She confesses: “I believe that on some level all people are attracted to things they are not supposed to have. I am no exception.” Her “slice of life” approach has resulted in unforgettable images of Oreo cookies and ice cream sandwiches “bitten”, plus cakes, pies, and fruit tarts in states of human consumption. More recently, she has been exploring packaged desserts, bakery displays, and vending machine treats.

Michael Good Gallery – NOW Located in Rockport

325 Commercial Street, Rt. 1

Telephone: 207-236-9623

OPEN Mon-Sat, 11-5

June – August, Presenting Beverly Shipko.

Artist talk July 9 from 10am – 12pm