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 categoriesâ€”songbirds, shorebirds, birds of wetlands or grasslands feathered friends, â€œother natureâ€ and New England landscapesâ€”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 â€œNature Artist at Workâ€, field to studio to production, is shown.
RSVP to email@example.com, or call 978-456-3924, ext. 292 for more information.Â The exhibit will continue through November 15, 2010.