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Who You Know and Where You Go

Romare Bearden is noted for his paintings and collages specific to the African American experience. His imagery frequently references the “great migration” of Black American citizens from the South to the North, themes that prompted Downtown Gallery director Edith Halpert to represent greater numbers of Black artists in a series of exhibitions in New York between 1930-1950.

How Far Can You Sea?

From wherever you are standing, how far can you see? I will re-phrase the question: how far can you sea? Within OMAA's exhibition, "The View from Narrow Cove" installation, you are never at a loss for a view of the sea and horizon.

"The View from Narrow Cove" Small Selections

Since it's Monday, let's start off small. You can see just how small these works of art are by comparison to other works within the salon style grouping in "The View from Narrow Cove."

Two Views

Every story benefits by irony as much as it does by transition, plot, character, setting, etc and there's more than enough literary elements at play for a good story associated with Narrow Cove and Perkins Cove.

Progression of Woodbury's Studio

Woodbury said to his students, "Our studios are shops, and an exhibition is a show. This might be only another phase if the painters were not definitely a part of the times. We belong to reconstruction and that means that we build on the failures and successes of the past."

Off to Virtual Work and Class We Go

It's Monday -- off to virtual work and class we go. And meanwhile, fishermen and women, farmers, grocers, healthcare providers, restauranteurs, and delivery folk are heading out from their homes to provide essential services.

Woodbury's Etchings

No discussion about Charles Woodbury would be complete without a glimpse of his etchings. Woodbury's pursuit and mastery of the form prompted him in the discipline  of drawing. His proficiency in life drawing proved advantageous in conveying the motion of ocean waves in his seascapes and the movement of trees in landscapes.

"Charles Woodbury: Open Studio" [Sneak Peak]

Many months of behind-the-scenes work -- planning, research, writing, label printing, and fabrication -- come into play before an exhibition is ready to welcome visitors.

An Artist’s Paradise (1880s-1922)

By Ruth Greene-McNally When Charles Herbert Woodbury proclaimed the view from Narrow Cove “an artist’s paradise” he was not the first artist to discover the potential for an artist haven in the secluded seacoast village of Ogunquit. Distinguished American painters John Enneking, Maurice Prendergast, Dwight Tryon, and Joseph Davol painted in Ogunquit as early as…

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