Cahoon Museum of American Art

photo © 1996 Paul Murphy, Hyannis, MA

Cotuit, MA



Twenty-One in Truro

photo by TimPhilo

The Cahoon Museum of American Art will present "Twenty-One in Truro," a group exhibition of paintings by 21 women artists, from Aug. 22 through Sept. 23, 2000. The opening reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25. (left: Joyce Ewing, Truro-Autumn Flora, watercolor and colored pencil; right: Susie McLean, Marge Painting at Rose Cottage, oil on canvas)

In October 1999, the 21 women retreated to Truro for a week of painting and camaraderie. Plans for the getaway began small, with Anne Boucher of Cotuit asking Christie Velesig of Mashpee if she'd like to rent a cottage at Corn Hill. Then Velesig broached the idea to Barbara Wylan of Barnstable and, within a week, the plan snowballed to include 19 artists from Falmouth to Orleans, as well as two from off-Cape.

The women speak glowingly of the stay in Truro as a time when they could concentrate on their art, free from such distractions as phones and laundry. They speak of rich conversations and wonderful new friendships. Their paintings - most created back in their studios over the winter and spring - speak more eloquently than words of the enchantment the artists found in the dunes, the moors, the ocean, the Pamet River and the cottages. Experienced as a group, the 21 distinctive artistic visions reinforce each other to evoke a profound sense of place. (left: JoAnn Ritter, Safe Harbor, oil on board, 12 x 14 inches)

In conjunction with the show, artists Anne Boucher and Christie Velesig will team up to give gallery talks at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 1, and 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 8.

In addition to Boucher, Velesig and.Wylan, the artists represented in "Twenty-One in Truro" are LaVerne Christopher, Michele Dangelo, Joyce Ewing, Sarah Fielding-Gunn, Ruth Hogan, Susan A. Hollis, Pat Hopkins, Marge Keary, Joan Ledwith, Jane Lincoln, Susie McLean, Rosalie Nadeau, Julie Olander, Suzanne M. Packer, JoAnn Ritter, M'Lou Sorrin, Linda S. Young and Joyce Zavorskas. (left: Joan Ledwith, Sunrise, Corn Hill, pastel, 18 3/4 x 27 1/2 inches)

This exhibition has been generously underwritten by a grant from the Elizabeth B. McGraw Foundation.

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