Mystic, Conn. (November 9, 2015) – Mystic Seaport, in conjunction with the artists of the New York-based Dalvero Academy, will open a new exhibit, “Journey of Transformation: An Exploration of Our Evolving Relationship with the Whale by Dalvero Academy,” on Saturday, November 21.
The exhibit is the second collaboration with the artists of Dalvero. The Museum’s relationship with the Academy began when the artists first visited Mystic Seaport in 2009, attracted to the restoration of the Charles W. Morgan. The initial collaboration culminated in an exhibit titled “Restoring a Past, Charting a Future,” featuring art from Academy artists who documented and reflected on the restoration of the 1841 whaleship.
Building on their previous work, the artists focused on the 38th Voyage of the Morgan as the ship traveled around ports of New England in the summer of 2014. Some of the artists were on board for a leg of the voyage and others followed the vessel from port to port. The exhibit shows this latest chapter of the ship’s history in their thinking and artistic expression.
“The 38th Voyage of the Charles W. Morgan has yielded a rich treasure of ideas and artifacts born of the contemplation and experience of the many participants,” said Steve White, president of Mystic Seaport. “The work from Dalvero Academy combines thoughtful perspective with remarkable art in a wide array of media. The artists participating in the exhibit had similar experiences, but their manifestations of it are as different as the artists themselves.”
The works from the 29 participating artists include an outdoor sculpture, printed fabric, small sculpted harpoon heads, a weaving, prints, painted ceramic tiles, videos, a mural, ceramic sculpture, masks, a shadow box assemblage, stained glass, water colors, oil paintings, a children’s book, and a kimono.
The exhibit is located in the Museum’s C.D. Mallory Building. It will be open through 2016.
About Dalvero Academy
Dalvero Academy was founded by Veronica Lawlor and Margaret Hurst in 2005. It is a private academy of drawing, illustration, digital photography and design. The name Dalvero comes from the Italian “dal vero,” from the truth; from life. Ms. Hurst and Ms. Lawlor are freelance illustrators and designers who also teach at Pratt Art Institute and Parsons the New School for Design in New York. The Dalvero studio is located in Brooklyn, New York. For more information regarding the Dalvero Academy, as well as bios and statements from each participating artist, please visit www.dalveroacedemy.com.
About Mystic Seaport
Mystic Seaport is the nation’s leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, the Museum is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, America’s oldest commercial ship and the last wooden whaleship in the world. The Museum’s collection of more than two million artifacts includes more than 500 historic vessels and one of the largest collections of maritime photography in the country. The state-of-the-art Collections Research Center at Mystic Seaport provides scholars and researchers from around the world access to the Museum’s renowned archives. Mystic Seaport is located one mile south of Exit 90 off I-95 in Mystic, CT. Admission is $25 for adults and $16 for children ages 6-17. Museum members and children 5 and under are admitted free. For more information, please visit https://mysticseaport.wpengine.com/ and follow Mystic Seaport on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.