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Michael Torrisi Street Painter | Nantucket, MA

Art is in the Air

by C. Oscar Olson Nantucket is an island of Kodak Moments. From Madaket to ‘Sconset and every cobblestone in between, there is a nary a bad angle for the perfect picture. But these days, virtually everybody carries a camera in their pocket. The art and skill that once went in …

Greater Light

Retreat with Artists

• by Julianne Adams • Nestled in a small enclave just outside of town at 8 Howard Street is a house called Greater Light. First serving as a livestock barn in the late 1700s, Greater Light transformed into an artistic hub in the 1930s thanks to two industrious sisters, Gertrude …

Watch Artists Work During AAN’s Wet Paint Weekend

Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) is pleased to host the annual 2013 Nantucket Wet Paint Weekend this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, October 11–13. Wet Paint Weekend offers many opportunities for the island community to meet AAN artists, see them at their easels, and participate in an auction of their works. …

Ten Not to Miss

There’s so much to see and do on Nantucket Island that it’s all too easy to miss artists and shops that offer things you’ll not find anywhere else.  Here is a list of ten places you don’t want to miss during your island visit: GS Hill Gallery & Nantucket Pearl …

Dianne Panarelli Miller

Plein Air Painter Reception

Dianne Panarelli Miller is an award winning Boston based “Plein Air Painter” of color and light and is a signature member of the New England Plein Air Painters and a “Copley Master.”  Her approach combines the classic atelier training of the “Boston School,” a mastery of technique with her own …

Sidewalk Art Show

Art in the Garden: Sidewalk Art Show

The Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) is holding its annual Sidewalk Art Show this Wednesday, July 3, 10 am to 3 pm in the garden of the Nantucket Atheneum, downtown on India Street. Paintings, sketches, textiles, and sculpture will be among the varied art on display.  More than twenty of …

Celebrating Art on Nantucket

by Sarah Teach Summer may be coming to a close, but the Artists Association of Nantucket is still in full bloom. This coming Friday, August 24, the AAN will kick off its annual Artist Patron Exhibition, which has been an AAN tradition since 1947. The juried show will begin with …

Elizabeth Condon

Beginning a New Era with a Look Back

Nantucket Painter Elizabeth Congdon is marking her 50th year by beginning a series of 50 paintings of the most vivid and beautiful memories of her life. “When I was turning 49 this year, I realized that I needed to think positively about having lived a half century. Being an artist, …