Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) is delighted to announce the opening of the Modern Epic Gigantic Artworks in the Big Gallery on Friday, July 1, with a festive reception and Ribbon Cutting with the Chamber of Commerce at 5 P.M. Located on the second floor of the Thomas Macy Warehouse at 12 Straight Wharf, the building was home to AAN’s Kenneth Taylor Galleries from 1945 to 1988.
“Affectionately named the Big Gallery as a tribute to AAN’s Little Gallery (which occupied the small shingled building next door to the Macy Warehouse for about fifty years), this is truly the first time in many years that we’ve been able to host such large works for sale,” said AAN artistic director and curator Robert Frazier. “This additional space, with its lofty ceilings and extra-large windows, lends itself beautifully to the gigantic art that so many of our artist members brought in to showcase for this exhibition,” said Frazier.
“We invited our artists to bring in some of their largest pieces and nothing will be under 24 x 24 inches, interesting to note, there is also a strong abstract presence,” added Frazier.
Modern Epic Gigantic Artworks will be on display from Friday July 1 to August 1, at the Big Gallery, located upstairs at 12 Straight Wharf. Open seven days a week, 10 am to 5 pm.
The following day, Saturday, July 2, the Artists Association will be hosting it’s annual Sidewalk Art Show. A beloved tradition that dates back to 1930, AAN’s Sidewalk Art Show is the oldest of its kind in the U.S. and a wonderful opportunity to meet and chat with the artists in the casual setting of the Atheneum Garden.
AAN is also featuring the From Moors To Shore exhibition in the award-winning Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery at 19 Washington Street until July 18 and an online exhibit entitled On Shore, On the Moors through July 13.