Cultural Events on Grand Manan Island

The workshop participants are all safely home and we’ve been busy preparing for exhibitions coming up this September. The sketch above is from Ingall’s Head and those odd things that look like lamp shades are crab pots.

A week and a half ago, during the workshop, our group was invited to a lovely local home for a very special soiree organized by the Grand Manan Art Gallery. I’m a bit embarrassed to admit it but it was intended as a thank you to me as my workshops have brought a lot of people to the island over twenty one summers. What an evening! Our group had a chance to meet several members of the Gallery board but the food, catered by Robbie Griffin, may have stolen the show. I won’t tell you how many lobster rolls I consumed. Thank you, GMAG.

Last Saturday evening, we attended the opening of the Lowell Brown, Jr. retrospective at the Gallery. Brown (1912-1960) was born on the island in North Head and is likely the most talented artist Grand Manan has ever produced. Click on the preceding link to read more about this accomplished (and ambidextrous) artist.

Seascape Study by Lowell Brown, Jr. - Collection of Robbie Griffin

This dynamic seascape has been in the Griffin family for some time and was originally won in  a draw by a great-grandfather.

In other news, Grand Manan Island has been named number three of the best seven small islands in the world by Reader’s Digest. Now, you definitely have to join us for a week of painting and sketching in 2012.

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2 Responses to “Cultural Events on Grand Manan Island”

  1. Penny Lamnek Says:

    I am sorry to have missed it this year – I did enjoy lovely Grand Manan. What a nice way to conclude the workshop. Congrats!

  2. lindahalcombfineart Says:

    Great drawings. Wonderful detail and atmosphere.

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