Press Release: Opening Night Reception for Three New Art Exhibits at Cotuit Center for the Arts

Feb. 13, 2019 / Press Release

DON’T MISS THE OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION FOR THREE NEW ART EXHIBITS AT COTUIT CENTER FOR THE ARTS.

THE SHOW INCLUDES THE FIRST EVER PRESENTATION ON CAPE COD OF A CONTROVERSIAL SATIRICAL EXHIBIT

ARTIST TALKS AT THE RECEPTION

What: Opening Night Reception
When: March 2, 2019, 5-7 pm
Admission: Free
Snacks served and beverages available for purchase

Here’s what you will see:

Liberty and Justice: The Sweet to Satirical Art of Salley Mavor

Likely to generate some heated discussion, Falmouth artist, Salley Mavor presents a satirical look at the Trump administration using her signature medium, small hand-stitched dolls. Known for most of her career as an illustrator of children’s books, Mavor, at the age of 60, decided to focus on what’s happening in the real world. The result is Liberty and Justice, a provocative look at today’s political environment. The exhibit features photographs of scenes Mavor created using dolls of President Trump, Mike Pence, and other political figures accompanied by a stop action film. (The “twitter” bird plays a prominent role).

The show also includes some of Mavor’s original embroidered children’s book illustrations. It’s a fascinating artistic evolution from “innocence” to difficult real-world issues.

Reinventing the Real – Georganna Lenssen

The works of contemporary artist Georganna Lenssen will awaken your senses, spark your imagination, and put a smile on your face. Whether painting still life objects in her studio, or capturing nature’s beauty plein air, Lenssen’s interpretation of the world around her is bursting with energy.

From exquisitely patterned African wild dogs, to sensual frosted cakes, to the secrets lying within abandoned structures, Lenssen finds inspiration in the chaos of colors, shapes, and textures that surround all of us. The result is an exhibit that will make you look at everyday sights in a very new way.

Serious Fun – A Juried Exhibit

This year, Cotuit Center for the Arts will have two open juried exhibits. The first, “Serious Fun” will be judged by Salley Mavor who says, “Creating art is serious business, but it can be fun, too. Entries for the juried show should be pieces with a playful aspect, either through subject matter or materials and techniques. The artwork can be fun to make or look at and anything from humorous to heartfelt.” Artists are encouraged to submit entries in all artistic mediums, 2 and 3 dimensional, videos, or anything that strikes their imagination.

Gallery-ready submissions may be dropped off on Monday, February 25th from 10am-4pm.

All three exhibits run March 2-April 20, 2019

In addition, on April 13th, 11am to 1pm, the public can join Salley Mavor in our Mainstage Theater where she will talk about her exhibition, her journey as an artist and will take questions from the audience. Admission is free.

Cotuit Center for the Arts is at 4404 Route 28 in Cotuit. For more information, visit www.artsonthecape.org or call 508-428-0669.

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