Capturing Wellfleet: Two weeks of events celebrating the beauty & people of Wellfleet
by Addison Art Gallery Artists
on display July 19 through August 1
Opening reception Saturday, July 19, 5-7 pm
Below are some of the paintings from the show and a list of events that the Addison Gallery is presenting to mark the exhibition.
Above Bank Street
Capturing Wellfleet Plein Air Adventure:
Friday, July 18th, 2014 from 8:00 am to noon
Plein air, French for "open air," is used to describe paintings created outdoors. French Impressionists, including Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, advocated en plein air painting. Charles Webster Hawthorne, who is attributed with starting the art colony in Provincetown, came to Cape Cod to teach painting en plein air. We hope you can join us for this special plein air event in Wellfleet. Adults and children alike are enthralled by seeing a painting move from a sketch to a finished piece, and delighted to meet so many accomplished artists. It will be informative and inspiring a great experience to spend time with the artists while they are painting around Wellfleet, and at the reception on Saturday, July 19.
Works by the participating artists can be found in museums, corporations, U.S. Embassies, and in private collections throughout the Americas, Europe and in Asia.
Acrylic Painting with expert Cape Cod artist Robert Noreika:
Saturday, July 19 from 9:00-11:00 am
Robert Noreika will discuss and demonstrate his use of fluid acrylics, an approach that allows for a full range of color density, from transparent to translucent to opaque. A popular instructor and lecturer throughout New England, his laid back and often humorous approach to teaching offers an enjoyable learning experience. A prominent national award-winning artist and illustrator, Robert's paintings hang in corporate and private collections throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, and in the permanent collection of the New Britain Museum of American Art.
Fence By Wellfleet Harbor
Capturing Wellfleet Artist Reception:
Saturday, July 19 from 5:00-7:00 pm
Featuring paintings by Paul Schulenburg, Rick Fleury and plein air artists. Many of the paintings will have just been painted this week. This is a great opportunity to meet artists and discover their work in a casual setting.
We are happy to announce that Sue Keller American ragtime, blues and jazz pianist and singer, will be performing at this reception.
Wellfleet's Hidden Treasures with Cape Cod artist Rick Fleury:
Monday, July 21 starting at 7:30 pm
A talk and open discussion with Rick Fleury featuring photographs of Wellfleet along with the scenes interpreted in oil paintings.
Plein air demonstration with Cape Cod artist Fay Shutzer:
Tuesday, July 22 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Dr. Shutzer's first place, award-winning work captures the beauty of Cape light enhancing the evocative aspects of structures and landscapes. Her paintings reflect a delightful freedom from constraints as well as a sense of energy and excitement.
Pastel demonstration with Cape Cod artist Amy Sanders:
Wednesday, July 23 from 5:30-7:00 pm
Truro artist Amy Katherine Sanders is an award winning artist, Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and writer for Pastel Journal. In addition, Amy is a respected art juror/judge in the New England art show circuit.
Rendering moving water realistically is typically one of the frontier challenges for artists. Join Amy and watch as the form, depth and character of the wave emerges from the application of many layers of fine and varied pastel strokes. As always, questions, comments and active conversation are welcomed at any time.
Acrylic painting demonstration with Cape Cod artist Susan French Overstreet:
Thursday, July 24 from 3:00-6:00 pm
Susan will paint a plein air still life in acrylic starting with abstract blocks of color working to a finished piece capturing the afternoon Cape light.
Composing a Successful Painting with Cape Cod artist Maryalice Eizenberg:
Friday, July 25 from 3:00-6:00 pm
Avid plein air painter Maryalice Eizenberg will demonstrate how to edit the landscape to create an effective composition in oils. There will be a focus on strong patterns of light and shadow.
Oil painting demonstration with John Clayton:
Saturday, July 26 from 10:00 am to noon
John Clayton studied at The Art Student's League of New York and at the Cape Cod School of Art. His demonstration will include an explanation of the "Art of Seeing Color" as taught by Henry Hensche and Charles W. Hawthorne, founder of the Provincetown art colony.
Wellfleet Summer Morning
Oil Painting Demonstration with Cape Cod artist Steve Kennedy:
Monday, July 28 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm
Steve Kennedy will demonstrate composing a painting of local scenery including trees, a yard and a Cape Cod house.
This event will occur on Howland Lane by the Library
Evening on the Flats
For further information check out the Addison Art Gallery website
or give them a call at 508-255-6200
If you are interested in having an art show at the library,
come in and pick up an application,
or print out an application from the link below
and return it to the library by mail.