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“A Dot that Went for a Walk” Opens at AAN

The Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) is pleased to announce the opening of a double exhibition: A Dot That Went for a Walk and Make an Impression, with a reception on Friday, May 12, 6–8 p.m. in the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, 19 Washington Street.

“A Dot That Went for a Walk will be on the first floor and is an members-only show,” curator of exhibitions Robert Frazier. “It will focus on drawings and monochromatic works in a dominant color, including some black and white art. The exhibition title comes from a poem by Paul Klee: ‘A line is a dot that went for a walk.’ ”

AAN Show “The second show is Make an Impression and will display all forms of printmaking by member and non-member Nantucket artists,” said Frazier. AAN offers several opportunities each season for non-members to participate in gallery exhibitions. “Open Shows are a great way for friends, students, and people who take classes at the Visual Arts Center to get involved in our gallery programs,” said executive director Cecil Barron Jensen. “It’s also a great way for us to meet new artists and potential new members and encourage them to join.”

These exhibits will be on display from May 12–22 at the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, 19 Washington Street in the heart of Nantucket’s Cultural District. The gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 11 am to 5 pm.

On May 18, the AAN will host an opening reception for Megan Hinton, their current Artist-in-Residence at their Visual Arts Center on Amelia Drive. Hinton works in oil, with ink on paper and creates monoprints; her paintings and works on paper have been exhibited throughout North America. “We are always thrilled to welcome Megan back to AAN. She has been a popular and beloved member of the association since the early ’90’s when she was just a student working on her MFA,” said AAN executive director, Cecil Barron Jensen.

A stone’s throw from Main Street, the AAN includes over two hundred and fifty artist members— who display their work during fourteen different exhibitions throughout the season—including jewelry, oil paintings, watercolors, ceramics, sculptures, mixed media, photographs, and some textiles. For more about the AAN’s programs and events, visit or call 508- 228-0722.

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