Saturday 4-6 at Addison Art Gallery (1)
Join artists and friends for a casual reception and exhibition of new paintings inspired by the shores and waters of Cape Cod. 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 this casual gathering of artists, neighbors and friends.
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.
Delicate Balance - pastel by Amy Sanders
Sandy Macfarlane will be on hand to answer questions and sign copies of her latest book, Swirling Currents. During one remarkable day early in 2017, more than two hundred highly endangered North Atlantic right whales, nearly half of the entire world’s population, were seen in Cape Cod Bay. The book tells the stories behind the headlines highlighting how a local event such as this is often part of a much larger picture e.g., the Gulf of Maine heating swiftly, the Gulf Stream slowing down, and dynamic coastal change.
Susan Baur will sign copies of her book A Guide to the Best Ponds on Cape Cod. The newest release from the creator of the Turtle Sisters series, the book features Ms. Baur’s signature mixed media collage illustrations based on above and below water photographs. This guide will take you to Ms. Baur’s favorite ponds on the Cape, with extensive profiles of eleven ponds in twelve Cape towns, listing special attributes of each pond as well ways to maintain their health.
Heidi Clemmer and Marisa Picariello will be presenting the Cape Cod Eco-Tales book series. Author Heidi Clemmer was an educator at Wellfleet Elementary School for 21 years. Cape Cod Eco-Tales is the result of a passion for the varied and significant eco-systems that dominate the Outer Cape Cod landscape. Illustrator Marisa Picariello is a Wellfleet resident who studied art at Wheaton College. She finds inspiration in the natural world and has always enjoyed exploring the Outer Cape landscape.
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