Some are plain, beautiful in their simplicity and deeply colored by age. Others are elaborately constructed and adorned with carvings of ivory and ebony, scrimshaw, gold, and gems. They are round, oval, square, and even heart-shaped. Many are made to be totes and purses, with others designed as wine coasters, bread baskets, vases, mirror frames, ornaments, and even cradles.
The Artists Association of Nantucket’s Plein Air Nantucket Festival, founded by AAN artistic director Robert Frazier, has shifted for 2021 to a six-week festival. The event began on May 11 and will continue through Wednesday, June 16. Open is open to all painters at any skill level, the festival features […]
It’s not a Nantucket summer until the “Queen of the Beach Reads,” Elin Hilderbrand gets us a new book in our beach bags. Golden Girl release date is June 1, and this novel tells the story of Vivian Howe, author of thirteen beach novels and mother of three nearly grown children, who is killed in a hit-and-run car accident while jogging near her home on Nantucket. She ascends to the Beyond where she’s assigned to a Person named Martha , who allows Vivi to watch what happens below for one last summer. Vivi also is granted three “nudges” to change the outcome of events on earth, and with her daughter Willa on her third miscarriage, Carson partying until all hours, and Leo currently “off again” with his highmaintenance girlfriend, she’ll have to think carefully where to use them.
by Tim EhrenbergMarketing Director for Nantucket Book Partners,Nantucket Book Festival, and creator of Tim Talks Books What do a bear, sailing, and a family reunion all have in common? This may sound like the beginning of a bad joke between co-workers, but they are actually all subjects of new Nantucket […]
Over the past 13 months, the Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) has mastered a hybrid mix of in-person and virtual ways to share members’ artwork. With some occupancy limits still in place in Massachusetts, art shows and gallery openings during spring of 2021 will feature a mix of in-person and […]
A peaceful harbor, softly falling snow, cozy fires & steaming cocoa, flaming plum puddings, holly, winterberries, festive greens and great art—all signs of the holiday season on Nantucket. And so is the Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) annual Holiday Small Works exhibition. The exhibit opens on Friday, November 27, at […]
We’ve been holding our Nantucket Photo Contest for more than a quarter century, but never have we had a year like 2020! With fewer visitors, stay-at-home guidance, no major events, and people working longer hours with smaller staffs, we weren’t sure what number and type of photo submissions to expect. […]
The Artists Association of Nantucket has spent its 75th anniversary year doing what it does best: supporting local artists, teaching, preserving the legacy of Nantucket artists, and enriching all our lives by sharing art. Despite the many and unusual challenges of 2020, AAN has successfully pivoted to accomplish their missions […]