June-July 2018 Gallery Exhibits


Changing Horizons: Walking Cape Cod Beaches at Sunset - Jeff Rutchik

Impossible Dream: An Open Juried Exhibit

Textured Movement: Form in Fiber - Jackie DeRuyter

EXHIBIT DATES:  June 16-July 29, 2018
June 16, 5:00-7:00pm
Please join us for a talk with the artists at 5pm
followed by a reception.

About the Exhibits

Changing Horizons: Walking Cape Cod Beaches at Sunset - Jeff Rutchik



"I was born in Norwich, Connecticut in 1958, an ethnically rich city known for its support of the arts. As a child I was encouraged to pursue my passions and later attended the Norwich Free Academy receiving honors in the Fine Arts.  My educational path led me to the Cleveland Institute of Art graduating in 1980 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with degrees in Industrial Design and Painting.

Since then, I have had and continue to have the great fortune of creating new experiences as I pursue my dreams and travel the world. 

2013 became the year for me to focus  on fostering a creative vision through my art.  My inspiration comes from the people along my life’s journey, past and present. Their energy is represented through the motions of the brush strokes and their spirits through the imagery of the eye, which guides me to see the landscapes of the world with an enriched perspective.

I work predominately in the medium of painting with acrylics, pastels and digital media."

 - Jeff Rutchik


Impossible Dream: An Open Juried Exhibit

This open juried exhibition will be on display during the Center’s highly anticipated summer musical theater production of “Man of La Mancha”.  The drop-off date of gallery-ready pieces is Monday, June 11 between 10 AM and 4 PM. The entry fee per piece is $10 for CCftA members and $15 for non-members.


Textured Movement: Form in Fiber - Jackie DeRuyter



"Fiber is the perfect medium for the type of work I like to do. A simple piece of fabric can be cut, layered, stitched, dyed, painted, cut up and stitched again. I never see fabric as a whole piece; in my mind it is fragmented and reassembled into something new. Sometimes a piece doesn’t feel complete until it is assembled into a three dimensional object, which may be representational or abstract. I try to work intuitively, letting color and texture guide the process. I enjoy layering many different materials and techniques to achieve depth and dimension in my final pieces.

I consider myself lucky to call Cape Cod my home. I live in Brewster, Massachusetts with my husband and my three young children. My list of interests is long but at the top you will find running, art and science, local politics and music. Before pursuing my passion for art I earned a PhD in cell biology from the University of Massachusetts. I continue to be fascinated and inspired by science and nature.

As I continue my education and deepen my experience in the field of fiber art, I am more and more intrigued by the sculptural potential of fiber. I look forward to exploring this potential and developing new methods and techniques suited to the medium. Specifically, I have been working on a series of fiber vessels as a means to learn how to create a fiber structure that is strong enough to support itself but still retains the soft pliable qualities of fabric. Color plays a central role in my work and I am also learning to take advantage of the ways different fabrics respond to treatment with dyes and paints."

- Jackie DeRuyter