Abele and Eizenberg: Our Illuminated Landscape

You are invited to join Robert Abele and Maryalice Eizenberg for demonstrations from 4 to 4:45, reception 5 to 7, and an exhibition of new work capturing light-filled scenes from the shore, gardens, and towns of Cape Cod.

Maryalice will reference a plein air study for a larger studio piece, demonstrating a detailed underpainting start with possibilities for changes in composition. During application of heavier pigment she will discuss brush and color choices influencing emotional response.

Robert Abele will discuss his use of the limited palette and how he strives for simplicity in his work, demonstrating his process (refined over 30 years) working directly in oils applying paint in the alla prima technique completing his canvas in one session. Robert’s use of cold wax medium resulting in luscious impasto brush strokes on the canvas will also be covered.

After Hopper 2019

Artists and collectors flock to Cape Cod from all across the globe, just to see the sites that Edward Hopper painted. Half a century after his death, new generations continue to be inspired by his work and the area that this great American painter chose as his home. Creative people in all fields learn from those who have gone before: while honoring their teachers, they add their own talents and experience, their own selves, and make something new.

Acknowledging and ever grateful for Edward Hopper’s influence, “After Hopper” celebrates the artists of today who continue to pursue Hopper’s path in their own unique ways.

We will start with an oil painting demonstration by Maryalice Eizenberg at 4:00; the reception will run until 7:00. Eizenberg’s demonstration painting will be based on a building with architectural elements reminiscent of Hopper’s “Cape Cod Evening”. It has been unoccupied for many years and has that lonely feel often found in Hopper’s work. (Sadly, it is scheduled for demolition in September.)

We hope you can join us.

Olivier Suire Verley One Man Show Reception

Always looking for new lights, Olivier travels often, to Italy (Rome, Venice), Morocco, Spain, Egypt, Mauritius, etc. He shows throughout France, in China, Japan and, in the United States, exclusively at the Addison Art Gallery. His work is featured multiple books and films.

Artist’s Statement

Helen and I have been working together since 2005. I hope this exhibition will be as lively and full of spontaneity as the previous seven!

My first inspiration remains the human being and its environment, its connivance; small scenes of life become exceptional if one knows how to pay attention to them. Fleeting lights and movement, dynamics, our hesitations that give a meaning to life.

I love Helen Addison’s Gallery. The eclecticism of Helen’s choices, the friendliness of her collector friends, their loyalty and courage to open themselves to less conventional art forms. I too live on a coast: that of an Atlantic island, Île de Ré; its charms, for those who know, could be confused with those of Cape Cod. Light, sand dunes, that “islander” character imposed on us by geography, that seafarers’ solidarity, and the endless sky that opens heart and mind.

“When one imagines Olivier’s paintings, it immediately brings to mind the true meaning of the French phrase, “joie de vivre.” Spanning the world from Morocco to Rome, Egypt to Venice, Mr. Verley’s works inspire and capture the essence of his subjects, be it horses and their Moroccan riders going full gallop across the plains or a farmer captured in a field of ruby drenched poppies. His paintings have the capacity to energize and evoke feelings of desiring to be there…in that place, experiencing all the possibilities of life.” — Tom and Trish O’Connor

Just prior to this reception the French Cable Station Museum (next door at 41 South Orleans Road) invites the public to toast Olivier Suire Verley at 4:00 pm.

The French Cable Station, built in 1891, was the American termination point for a telegraph cable that came directly to Cape Cod from France. It remained in operation until 1959 except for a few years (1940 to 1952) during WWII when it was closed for security reasons. News of the stock market crash and Charles Lindberg’s trans-Atlantic flight, were among the many important messages sent over decades. The station was purchased in 1972 from France by a committee of prominent — and generous — Orleans citizens.

Jonathan Earle: Emerging Artist One Man Show

Jonathan Earle was born on Cape Cod in 1971. After graduating from The University of Massachusetts with a degree in landscape architecture, he spent 20 years in architectural and construction management. As his career path moved him further and further away from expressing his ideas with pencil and paper, he returned to his true passion, painting.

“Creating a sense of place in the landscape is at the core of landscape architecture. A sense of place is the experience or emotions associated within a familiar setting. It is this principle that I draw upon when painting, the dimension that is formed by people’s relationship with their physical setting, whether an actual figure in the painting or the viewer. I aim to capture the emotion and energy of that place. Whether it be the energy of a crowded street or the potential energy of idle traffic at a stoplight, both evoke emotion and feeling for a place.”

Jonathan is a member of the Cape Cod Art Association, where his work has received numerous Best in Show awards, and The Arnold Coleman Award. His works have also received top awards from various other art organizations. Jonathan lives in Sandwich with his wife and two children.

Paul Batch: Sweet Light of New England

Recent works by Paul Batch inspired by the sweet light found on evening walks around New England. The works in this exhibition are are a poetic response to shared experiences conveyed through paint, representative of scenes we know while perhaps not intended to be literal representations of specific places.

Join the artist for a demonstration from 4 to 4:45 for a brief while surprisingly informative demonstration illustrating how composition, value, scale and edges can work together to create a sense of atmosphere in a painting, followed by a reception from 5:00 to 7:00.

Previewing “After Hopper” 2019

Open House plus demonstrations by Marc Kundmann and Amy Sanders!

Artists and collectors flock to Cape Cod from all across the globe, just to see the sites that Edward Hopper painted. Half a century after his death, new generations continue to be inspired by his work and the area that this great American painter chose as his home. Creative people in all fields learn from those who have gone before: while honoring their teachers, they add their own talents and experience, their own selves, and make something new. Acknowledging and ever grateful for Edward Hopper’s influence, “After Hopper” celebrates the artists of today who continue to pursue Hopper’s path in their own unique ways.

Books and Bubbly

Toast lovers and friends with artists at a fun book signing.

Invited fiction and nonfiction authors include Jeannette de Beauvoir, David Burns, Deborah Forman, Laura Jones, Sandy MacFarlane, Margo Nash, Janice Riley, Steve Spear, and Peter Trull, with book topics ranging from mystery novels to shellfish conservation, and from true crime to photography to memoir.

It’s always fun to see the various genres and subjects explored by this talented group of people. With such widely different books on display and for sale, there will be something to pique everyone’s interest. “It’s such a fun afternoon,” says author Jeannette de Beauvoir. “Helen brings together authors who explore such different subjects, yet we all find we have something to learn from each other. It’s a great way to spend a February afternoon.”

The reception is free to the public and offers warm winter fun, intriguing company, and a new art exhibit along with the diversity of authors.