Learn how to fold, stitch and decorate your own handmade notebook with writer and artist Dr. Charlie Lee-Potter. As you learn the art of bookbinding, Charlie will encourage you to think about your own creative practice. What might you fill your pages with? Does making your own book have an effect on your creative writing or artwork? Charlie’s class is for students 16 and over, adults encouraged. Free and open to the public.
Duston Spear combines text with imagery in her paintings and works on paper. An interdisciplinary artist with works in the collections of the Metropolitan and Brooklyn Museums her short film, ‘Red Thread the prisoner and the painter’, was a collaboration with an incarcerated woman where Spear drew imagery from the prisoner’s poetry. Collaboration will be the focus of her residency and talk at the Cook Foundation. Her piece ‘ A Story About the River’ is based on a fictionalized account of the James River losing its water and the scavengers who tied single occupancy boats to their ankles as they dug for treasures and feared the river waters fast return. For her artists talk Spear will share her sketches for these boats and the story that inspired them and the small crafts she’ll construct working alongside a local boat maker. Free and open to the public.
The Making of A Muralist Gallery Talk
Amy Bartlett Wright speaks on her experience and development as a nationally recognized professional artist. She grew up on the Choptank and Tred Avon Rivers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, enjoyed crabbing, fishing and sailing with her family from a very young age. She began her artistic career as a scientific illustrator and has since become established as a public arts muralist. She lives on Narragansett Bay, in Rhode Island.
Amy is the Gloucester Arts Festival featured muralist and an Arts on Main Artist in Residence. This event is free and open to the public.
Join us in the gallery for a reception with light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar @ 5 pm, gallery talk, 6 – 7 pm.