Modern Marine Masters to Feature Leading Contemporary Maritime Artists
Mystic, Conn. (May 6, 2015) – The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport is proud to open its 2015 season with the 36th Annual Spring Exhibition and Sale, Modern Marine Masters, on Sunday, May 17. The exhibition celebrates the timeless beauty of the sea and ships with contemporary art created by award-winning artists from around the globe.
Each of these contemporary masters continues the tradition of preserving and celebrating the art of the sea by transferring his or her experience into a vivid and visual expression, one that may evoke a mood, record an important moment in maritime history, or capture the enduring challenge of the sea.
This year’s exhibition will include a special “show within a show” of three featured artists — David Bareford, Neal Hughes, and Ronald Tinney. In addition, works by more than 50 invited contemporary masters will be on display, featuring the timeless beauty of the sea with ships, sailing yachts, fishing vessels, wildlife, and marshes in paintings, drawings, sculpture, and scrimshaw.
“We are proud to present this invitational show as it represents such a talented group of artists who are creating some of today’s most exciting maritime art. Each piece truly portrays the maritime experience,” said Jeanne Potter, director of the Maritime Gallery.
Modern Marine Masters will be open through July 19. The Maritime Gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.
For more information, please call the Gallery at 860.572.5388 or email gallery@https://mysticseaport.wpengine.com/
About the Maritime Gallery
The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport 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 at historic Mystic Seaport, the Gallery overlooks the beautiful Mystic River attracting art lovers and collectors from around the world. For more information, please visit mysticseaport.org/gallery.