As the island heads into its high season and the sun shines brighter and the humidity becomes more frequent, The Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) is pleased to open a new exhibition entitled Long Hot Summer in the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Gallery at 19 Washington Street. This show opens Friday, July 30 and continues through August 16, with the gallery open Monday – Saturday 10 am to 2pm and 2:30 to 5 pm. Friday evenings, the gallery stays open until 6 pm. Gallery hours on Sunday 11 am to 2 pm.
“Given this is typically the warmest few weeks on the island, we figured this play on words might entice our artists to bring in some art with a summer time feel to it,” said AAN gallery manager Peter J. Greenhalgh. “The longer days combined with the abundance of flora & fauna in so many of the islands gardens, along with the vast skies and sparkling blue of the sea is a delight to capture for many of our artists,” added Greenhalgh.
Each artist has been invited to bring in two pieces, and their works include everything from oil paintings, watercolors, pastels, ceramics, works in wood, mixed media, jewelry and photographs,” said AAN artist director Robert Frazier.
Long Hot Summer will be on display from Friday, July 30 through Monday, August 16, in AAN’s downtown gallery, conveniently located a stone’s throw from Main Street in the heart of Nantucket’s Cultural District. Also ongoing is AAN’s newest online exhibition. Called Light of Day, this show features more than 80 new works of art contrasting different atmospheres and weathers experienced on Nantucket Island. Light of Day exhibition and sale continues through Monday, August 16 And mark your calendars for August 14, when the Annual August Sidewalk Art Show will be held at AAN’s Visual Arts Center on Amelia Drive.
To learn more about the Artists Association in-person and online events, exhibits, classes, and workshops, visit their new website at Nantucketarts.org.