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Celebrating our Waters with Art and Literature
Orleans, Cape Cod, MA — As part of the 2018 Celebrate our Waters weekend, the Addison Art Gallery is sponsoring plein air painting, a fresh paint exhibition, book signing, reception and demonstration.
Saturday, September 22
8am to noon Plein Air Painting
Artists from Cape Cod and beyond will be painting at waterside sites around Orleans including Rock Harbor, Little Pleasant Bay at Paw Wah Landing, Town Cove and Pleasant Bay Community Boating. Their wet paintings will be brought to the Addison Art Gallery for an exhibition and reception from 4 to 6.
4 to 6 Artists’ Reception, Demonstration and Book Signing
Amy Sanders will demonstrate building depth and luminosity with pastel as she works towards bringing a painting to life through multiple layers. Pastel particles retain their individuality within layers. If carefully layered using strokes in a variety of colors, weights and direction, light bounces among the particles creating a unique radiance. Questions and comments from audience member of all ages will be encouraged and add to the event.
One of America’s leading nature writers, Robert Finch has lived on Cape Cod since 1971. He has published eight books of essays and is co-editor of The Norton Book of Nature Writing. His weekly radio commentary, A Cape Cod Notebook, has been broadcast since 2005 on WCAI, the Woods Hole NPR affiliate of WGBH, and for which he twice received the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for Radio Writing. His essays have appeared in numerous magazines and journals and his books have been translated into Japanese and Chinese. He was named as one of the New England Literary Lights by the Associates of the Boston Public Library, and has received the Non-Fiction Award from the New England Booksellers Association.
Mr. Finch has taught at numerous colleges and writers conferences, including Williams College, Emerson College, Carleton College, Spalding University, Penn State, the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. A resident of Wellfleet, his latest book is The Outer Beach: A Thousand-Mile Walk on Cape Cod’s Atlantic Shore.
The reception will feature an exhibition of wet paintings completed that morning along with plein air and studio works by master artists. The public is invited to attend for this casual gathering of artists, neighbors and friends.
Addison Art Gallery
Designated Cape Cod’s Best Gallery by Cape Cod Magazine, the internationally respected Addison Art Gallery is widely known for representing the region’s most popular artists, bringing exceptional emerging artists to the market, offering collectors a plethora of opportunities to get to know artists, and generously supporting numerous community, charitable and environmental organizations. This fine art gallery represents artists from across the United States, Mexico and France, and is home to many of the most sought-after Cape Cod artists. Housed in a charming Cape house overlooking Orleans Town Cove, the welcoming gallery provides a comfortable environment for viewing art worth collecting.
The Addison Art Gallery, often praised for its ingenious exhibitions and events, has collaborated with the Cape Cod Museum of Art, Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Truro, Wellfleet and Eastham libraries, Cape Cod Hospital, Truro Historical Society, Orleans Conservation Commission, Orleans Improvement Association, Orleans Pond Coalition, and Henry Beston Society. The gallery was also chosen as the Cape Cod National Seashore’s dedicated art partner for the 50th anniversary of the Seashore as well as the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service; created After Hopper, an ongoing venture celebrating contemporary artists inspired by Edward Hopper and the places he painted; is presenting Outermost Inspirations, an homage to Henry Beston’s The Outermost House this year; and will orchestrate In Thoreau’s Views, an artful look at Henry David Thoreau’s Cape Cod in 2019.
43 South Orleans Road (Route 28), Orleans 508.255.6200 addisonart.com