Saturday, June 5, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Artist’s Reception, Flights of Discovery

An Artist’s Reception for the exhibit Flights of Discovery: The Avian Art of Barry Van Dusen, will be held Saturday, June 5, from 6 – 7:30 at Wayside. The free event, open to the public, will include complimentary refreshments. Fruitlands Museum’s 2010 Artist-in-Residence Barry Van Dusen has developed his skill as a field artist and painter for over 30 years. Inspired by European nature artists, Barry is a confirmed advocate of outdoor sketching and painting.

The oils, watercolors and prints shown at the Museum Wayside are arranged in categories—songbirds, shorebirds, birds of wetlands or grasslands feathered friends, “other nature” and New England landscapes—are for sale and range in price from $250 to $5000. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Fruitlands Museum.

Van Dusen also has a display in the Ell Gallery at Fruitlands Farmhouse of his ornithological illustrations. Additionally, a presentation of his process of painting called “Nature Artist at Work”, field to studio to production, is shown.

RSVP to, or call 978-456-3924, ext. 292 for more information.  The exhibit will continue through November 15, 2010.