In celebration of Earth Day 2018, come and watch award-winning painters at work, hear acclaimed singer-songwriter Sarah Burrill perform, and meet authors Robert Finch and Peter Trull who will be signing their books.
Artists demonstrating include Maryalice Eizenberg, who will be painting in oil, and Amy Sanders, who will demonstrate in pastel. Adults and children alike are amazed to see the processes that lead to a finished painting. The artists are happy to answer questions and discuss their techniques.
One of America’s leading nature writers, Robert Finch has lived on Cape Cod since 1971. He has published eight books of essays and is co-editor of The Norton Book of Nature Writing. His weekly radio commentary, A Cape Cod Notebook, has been broadcast since 2005 on WCAI, the Woods Hole NPR affiliate of WGBH, and for which he twice received the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for Radio Writing. His essays have appeared in numerous magazines and journals and his books have been translated into Japanese and Chinese. He was named as one of the New England Literary Lights by the Associates of the Boston Public Library, and has received the Non-Fiction Award from the New England Booksellers Association.
Mr. Finch has taught at numerous colleges and writers conferences, including Williams College, Emerson College, Carleton College, Spalding University, Penn State, the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. A resident of Wellfleet, his latest book is The Outer Beach: A Thousand-Mile Walk on Cape Cod’s Atlantic Shore.
Peter Trull has been involved in field research and education on Cape Cod for 40 years. He conducted field research in Guyana and Surinam, studying the market trapping of Common and Roseate Terns, working with local bird trappers in several coastal villages where he hesitatingly admits he’s eaten Common Terns and 15 to 20 species of sandpipers and plovers. He served as Education Director at The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History and the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies and presently teaches at the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School. He has written six books on the Cape’s natural history, describing the lives of coywolves, cetaceans and his lifelong passion, birds. His newest book The Life of Terns – Birds of Paradox, will be released in 2019.
On Mr. Trull’s most recent book, The Gray Curtain: “Peter Trull is a world class naturalist and the go-to expert for all things wild on Cape Cod. In this fascinating book, he explores the complexity of cause and effect in a natural ecosystem as three of the ocean’s top predators converge on Cape Cod.” — Gregory Skomal, Ph.D. Senior Marine Fisheries Scientist. MA Marine Fisheries
This lively event will feature a raffle prize that includes a framed photography by National Geographic photographer Hardie Truesdale, books by Robert Finch, Peter Trull and Mike O’Connor, and gift certificates from Addison Art Gallery and Lakefarm Gardens. A portion of the proceeds from all books and art sold during the event with benefit the efforts of the Orleans Conservation Trust.