2011 Summer Exhibitions

Join us for a series of artist openings and exhibtions.

 

Memorial Day – June 23rd

ARTISTS OPENING SAT. and SUN  May 28 and 29th from 10-5

Gallery Artists Show
A mixed media presentation of works by most of our gallery artists:
Milton Wright – oils,  gouache and watercolor landscapes and cityscapes
Marston Hodgin –watercolor landscapes and seascapes
    - Rachel Ellis Kaufman – botanical wood block prints, oils and drawings
    - Nancy Ellen Craig- oil landscapes on canvas and wood
    - Janice Allee – oil figures and landscapes
    - Christopher Jagmin – abstract encaustics
    - Karen Kemp – etchings and chine colle

 


 

June 24 – July 11th
ARTISTS OPENING Friday  June 24th from 5-7 PM
The Unexpected – a Surprising Showing
A mixed media show by four artists with unique points of view
Introducing Maxine Schaffer and Sarah Anne Johnson as first time artists at Truro Fine Art Studio.
- Maxine Schaffer – color photography
- Sarah Anne Johnson – color photograhy
- Karen Kemp – etching and chine colle
- Christopher Jagmin - encaustics

 


 

Saturday JULY 23rd 10-4
5th Annual Jobi Pottery Seconds SALE and Yard Sale
Lots of seconds, records, antique furniture, jewelry, glassware, tiles, and other goodies.
#3 Depot Road, Truro MA 02666
508 349-2303 for information

July 15– August 3rd

 



 

ARTISTS OPENING Friday  July 15th,  5-7 PM
Little Little Works by Two Truro Artists
Internationally acclaimed artist Nancy Ellen Craig, known for her large scale, classical works, portraits and figures will show a
little-seen collection of small Truro landscapes and evocative still lifes.

 

Janice Allee, who has been painting in her Truro barn studio on Depot Road for many years, is having her first show, a collection of female figures and small Truro landscapes.

It is the first time these two artists will be showing at the Truro Fine Art Studio.

Show runs through August 3, 2011


- Janice Allee  oils on canvas
- Nancy Ellen Craig  oils on canvas and wood panels.

 


 

ARTISTS OPENING Friday August 5th, 5 - 7 PM
Milton Wright
Truro to Provincetown 1953 - 2000
From his Great Hollow studio in North Truro, Milton Wright roamed the hills, dunes, beaches and
docks along Cape Cod Bay, capturing the light, the landscape and the extraordinary colors of Truro and Provincetown for more than six decades.

 

Works shown are original drawings from his notebooks, watercolors, oils and gouache.

Show Runs August 5th - September 16th

 

 

 

MILTON WRIGHT (1920-2005)

Milton Wright was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1920, the grand nephew of the famous Wright Brothers. He exhibited an early talent in drawing, and was enrolled in classes at the Dayton Art Institute when he was just seven years old. He attended Fairview Highland School, and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1942 from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

 

While studying painting at Miami University in Oxford, he met his mentor and lifelong friend, the Dean of the Fine Arts School, Marston "Bud" Hodgin, who was also a painter. It was Hodgin who, in 1938, introduced Wright to the artistic community in Provincetown. Wright returned to paint in Provincetown in 1946, 1947, 1950, and 1951.

 

During WWII, Milton was drafted into the Army Air Corps Training Film Unit in Denver, Colorado to make training films. After the war, Milton and his wife, Breene, sailed to France where Wright studied painting at the Academie Julian in Paris from 1948-1950 under the GI Bill. Their summers were spent on the Cote d'Azur and at Cros-de-Cagnes.

 

Painting en plein air under the Mediterranean sun radically changed Milton's palette and creative vision. The intensity, clarity, tone, and transparency of his work changed with the atmosphere and light of the region. At the same time Matisse was living in Nice and Picasso in Vallauris, Milton was painting in Paul Cezanne country, looking long and hard at the same landscapes that inspired Cezanne's own work. Milton's paintings from that period were shown in Paris at the Galerie Ariel in 1950.

 

Returning to New York City, Milton taught painting at the Brooklyn Museum Art School. During a teaching career that spanned more than 20 years, he taught at Brooklyn Poly Prep, Queen's College, and Long Island University, Brooklyn campus.

 

His own work was shown extensively at galleries including the A.F.I. Gallery, NYC; Harry Salpeter NYC; Milch Gallery, NYC; Washington Irving Gallery, NYC; Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet, MA; Schoolhouse Gallery, Truro, MA; and others. His works are in the permanent collections of the Denver Art Museum, Miami University, Long Island University, Highland House Museum, Truro, MA, and Provincetown Art Association and Museum.

 

The Wright family continued to summer in the family's cottages at Great Hollow in Truro where Milton had a painting studio. In 1977, Milton Wright and family retired to the Cape and continued to live at Great Hollow Beach until his death in 2005.

 

Milton Wright's work captured the spirit and the mutability of the landscape wherever he painted. He referred to himself as a "colorist". His works from the 1950s and '60s are fascinating documentations of the era, and include the building of the Verrazano Bridge, the dredging of the East River, street scenes of Brooklyn, the ever-changing Truro landscape, and the dockworkers and active fishing boat scenes of Provincetown. His earlier works exhibit a strong palette with Cubist overtones, very different from his later works, which became more impressionistic in style. From his studio at Great Hollow, he was able to view the entire arc of the Cape to Provincetown and the lighthouse beyond. His energetic and almost frenetic brushwork in later paintings, - mostly landscapes, was a unique method he developed that heightened his bold use of color, making each blade of grass stand out along the dunes as an integral part of the Cape Cod landscape, drenched in sunlight and shadow.