Please join us for the September artists and writers Cape Ann Reads reception 6-8pm September 19th, 2019 on the main floor at Sawyer Free Library. The event will feature Claire Wyzenbeek, the Invited Artist for the Gloucester venue. Wyzenbeek will kick off the opening with a brief overview of her work, especially the beautiful and enigmatic Water and Lunar series on view for this exhibition.
Cape Ann Reads Invited Artist
Selections from Lunar and Water series
New paintings 2018-19
“Water is the wellspring of life. Living near the sea in Gloucester, where the moon calls the tides to rise and fall, where my garden is parched or flooded by the rain, I feel the water is everywhere around and within me.
Our bodies and feelings are fluid. The elation of floating in a calm bay, the release of tears flowing in grief, the vaporous clouds pregnant with rain all appear in my work as symbols of multiple experiences. Rising Tides and Beneath are about climate change, but also about emotions and relationships. The Rain paintings were responses to the sorrows of loss. My figures and landscapes reflect life’s juxtapositions of love and suffering, awe and anguish, that flow through our internal and external worlds.”- Claire Wyzenbeek
Claire Wyzenbeek is the invited artist for the Gloucester venue of the “Once Upon a Contest” travel exhibition presented by the four libraries of Cape Ann. Wyzenbeek wrote and illustrated an original children’s picture book, Henrietta’s Moon Egg, a distinguished Cape Ann Reads Gulliver book. Wyzenbeek works in a variety of media with a current focus on building up layers of acrylic wash. She maintains two studios; one at her residence in Gloucester and a second in Beverly where she teaches art classes.
Next week at the library, Wyznebeek will bring her award-winning children’s book Henrietta’s Moon Egg to a special Story time with Christy, Director of Children’s Services, September 25, 2019.
Her fall classes begin next week:
Mixed Media Collage Class with CLAIRE WYZENBEEK
Fall Session 2019: September 27-November 15
Winter session 2020: January 24-March 7
Work spontaneously and intuitively using your choice of mixed media materials such as inks, watercolors, acrylics, fabrics, oil pastels and found images. Each week a new material will be demonstrated. We will explore multiple approaches, including observation, abstraction and imagination. Individualized instruction and the sharing of group ideas will aid your discovery of your personal imagery. Beginners are very welcome. Classes meet at YES ART SPACE, 222 Cabot Street Studios, Beverly, MA. 7 classes $430, Fall Session: September 27-November 15, 2019 Next session is in Winter 2020: January 24th-March 7th. 8 classes $480. Many materials provided. Email Claire at firstname.lastname@example.org
See clairewyzenbeek.com for Other Classes, such as Multi Media Drawing, Beginning October 9th, on Wednesdays, 12:30-3PM
Multi Media Drawing beginning October 9th, 2019.