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Ocean House Artist-in-Residence Program with Jeanne Potter

From late spring into late summer, the Maritime Gallery will be participating in the Artist-in-Residence program at the Ocean House Hotel in Watch Hill, Rhode Island.Through this unique event, the hotel is bringing art to their guests by inviting local artists to take residence and use the Ocean House as their muse. The artists will also hold demonstrations or workshops for hotel guests and outside patrons. Three Maritime Gallery artists will be guests of the hotel Fridays-Sundays, May 23-August 31, 2014.

From Friday to Sunday, watch the artist-in-residence at work on hotel grounds, creating a masterpiece and using the Ocean House as the backdrop. Meet the artist-in-residence at a cocktail reception from 5- 6 pm on Friday evening and see the artist’s work on display.  On Saturdays at 11 a.m., participate in an hour-long demonstration or hands-on workshop given by the artist-in residence.

August 29-31:  Jeanne Potter, Director of the Maritime Gallery

Jeanne Potter, "Ramp to Beach"August 29, 5-6 p.m. — Main Lobby of the Ocean House: Artist reception featuring a selection of small original works from the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport

August 30-31, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. — “The Watercolor Sketchbook” – This two-day workshop will teach you how to create your own keepsake watercolor sketchbook filled with images of the Ocean House and surrounding gardens and the beach. You’ll get a jump start on the fundamentals of creating successful watercolors from composition, color mixing, and how to create washes to the finished ‘sketch’ paintings. For all levels of experience, limited to 10 participants.