Exhibition and Sale of Original Art to Celebrate the American Maritime Experience
Mystic, Conn. (April 20, 2017) – The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport is proud to open its 2017 season April 30 with “America and the Sea: Modern Marine Masters,” an exhibition and sale of original works of art by leading maritime artists.
This spring show presents exceptional works by national and international Maritime Gallery artists, who were asked to interpret the concept of America and the sea. More than 50 invited contemporary masters, including Russ Kramer, Paul Beebe, Jonathan McPhillips, and Geoffrey Huband, capture the timeless beauty of the sea in paintings, drawings, sculpture, and scrimshaw
Each of these 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.
“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 American maritime experience,” says Monique Foster, director of the Maritime Gallery.
The public is invited to an opening reception from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, April 29. RSVPs are encouraged.
“America and the Sea” will be open through June 18. 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.