Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport Museum to Open “Anchors Aweigh: The Voyage Begins” July 29

Exhibition and Sale of Fine Art Explores Theme of Going to Sea

Mystic, Conn. (July 16, 2018) — The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport Museum will open a new exhibition and sale Anchors Aweigh: The Voyage Begins Sunday, July 29.

“Anchors Aweigh” is an ageless maritime expression that conjures up visions of sailors hoisting the anchor just before embarking on a long voyage. Whether rendering images of sails being unfurled as the ship gets underway, or painting a glorious coastal landscape as background to a ship setting sail off into the sunset, the artists’ various interpretations on this theme will provide the viewer with a sense of a journey that is about to commence. Represented in this show are sculpture and exceptional paintings in oil, acrylics, and watercolor by 30 of the Gallery’s finest artists.

“We asked our artists to take on the idea of embarkation and the beginning of a journey. The result is a wonderful series of representations that reflect individual perspectives of what that means,” said Monique Foster, director of the Gallery. “The show will appeal to art lovers and maritime enthusiasts alike.”

Participating artists include Neal Hughes, William R. Davis, Paul Beebe, Ray Crane, Robert Lagasse, and David Monteiro.

The exhibition will open to the public at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 29. All works in the exhibition will be available to view and purchase daily between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

There will be an opening reception 5:30-7 p.m., Saturday, July 28. The event is free and open to the public.

The exhibition runs through September 23, 2018.

About the Maritime Gallery
The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport Museum is the nation’s foremost gallery specializing in contemporary marine art and ship models. For more than 35 years, the Gallery has been privileged to exhibit the works of leading international maritime artists. Located in historic Mystic, Conn., the Gallery overlooks the beautiful Mystic River attracting art lovers and collectors from around the world. For more information, please visit mysticseaport.org/gallery.