The colors of spring on Nantucket are the focus of Earth & Sky, the Artists Association in-person exhibit now open in their Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery at 19 Washington Street.
Running concurrently on the second floor of the gallery is Works on Paper, an exhibition open to all island artists that will feature collages, fine prints, mixed media, watercolors, pastels, anything produced on paper. “We truly do not know what people will bring in for the Works on Paper show, but the possibilities are endless,” said AAN artistic director & curator Robert Frazier.
“We are delighted to offer this early spring exhibition with two distinctly different shows on each floor, providing a wonderful opportunity for both our artist members, island artists, and the viewing public,” added Frazier.
Both exibits in the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery will be open through May 23. Located in the heart of Nantucket’s Cultural District, the gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday,11 am to 5 pm, closed Sundays & Mondays. Opening on April 23 in AAN’s Big Gallery upstairs at 12 Straight Wharf is a exhibition of gems from the association’s Permanent Collection entitled The Long Way Home. The Permanent Collection began with the AAN founders, who saw the need for documenting Nantucket’s art colony history. They also imagined the collection providing a visual context for the association’s history while offering a precious heritage for the future.
April 25, the AAN’s newest online exhibition Float Your Boat will go live at nantucketarts.org/art. “The title Float Your Boat was chosen given the season for boating is fast approaching…we thought it a clever spring play on words,” commented Robert Frazier. “These curated online shows have been so well received we are delighted to offer this opportunity to both our valued artists, as well as giving those in far reaching places the chance to purchase some wonderful local art,” added Frazier.
Works will be added throughout the exhibition, and with nearly 300 artist members, the range of work will be impressive. Online work will include oils, watercolor, pastels, mixed media, ceramics, photographs, textiles, and some jewelry.