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The Color of Twilight and Heat of the Sun

Explorations of Nantucket—landscapes, seascapes, vistas of all types—will captivate visitors the the Artists Association of Nantucket’s new exhibit in their Big Gallery: The Color of Twilight. This display, which will include a variety of paintings, photography, and ceramics, opens Friday, May 17 and continues through mid-June.

“This artist members exhibition will focus on larger landscapes, seascapes and everything Nantucket,” said AAN artistic director and curator Robert Frazier. “With its lofty ceilings and extra-long windows, the Big Gallery lends itself beautifully to showcasing larger works,” added Frazier.

The Big Gallery, once the home to AAN’s Kenneth Taylor Galleries from 1945 to 1988, is located on the second floor of the Thomas Macy Warehouse at 12 Straight Wharf Tuesday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. Starting May 21, the Big Gallery is open Monday through Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm and Sundays from 11 am to 4 pm.

Beginning Friday, May 24th and running until June 17, a variety of works celebrating the warmer weather will be featured in AAN’s new exhibition Heat of the Sun on display in the Cecelia Joyce and Seward Johnson Gallery at 19 Washington Street. This gallery, just a few minutes walk from lower Main Street is open Monday- Friday, from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 11am to 4pm.

To learn more about the AAN and their upcoming exhibits, classes, and events, visit, and for details on AAN’s 2024 carefully crafted programs, call 508-228-0722.

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