Artwork Inspired by a Presidential Home

 

Exhibit now through July 31

Cotuit Center for the Arts has offered their upstairs gallery space to showcase work by 12 artists made with materials salvaged from the U.S. National Register of Historic Places, Kennedy Compound, in Hyannis Port:  the summer home of President and Jackie Kennedy. The art from artifacts exhibit shows local artist interpretation of John F. Kennedy’s devotion to the idea of artistic freedom. A partnership between the artists and the JFK Hyannis Museum, with project assistance provided by the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce, involved some of the Cape’s finest artists and craftspeople.  It commemorates the 100th anniversary of John Kennedy’s birth and his conviction that “If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.”.  The pieces will be auctioned off by Eldred Auction House at the Wequassett Resort August 7th, 6-10pm, with the proceeds benefiting both the JFK Hyannis Museum and the artists themselves.