End of Summer Moods

Paul Schulenburg
Ann Gillespie
Barbara Chaisson

3 September - 12 October 2014

ProvencelandsPaul Schulenburg, Provencelands

As Labor Day passes and we return to our “back to school” and “back to work” schedules, it is easy to forget that the summer season actually comes to an end on September 22, 10:29 pm EDT. In appreciation of this easily overlooked fact, I invite you to bask in the waning glow of daylight, savor the sensation of warm breezes, and recall breaths of salty air with the work of three artists accomplished at conjuring such associations.

Inspired by the particular charm, natural beauty, and diversity of their chosen locales, these featured artists epitomize a tradition of honoring the unique qualities of the New England landscape.

Paul Schulenburg makes his home in Eastham, Massachusetts, where he has enjoyed exceptional stature in the Cape Cod art scene for a number of years. A graduate of Boston University School for the Arts, Paul found early success as a commercial illustrator before devoting himself to painting full-time. Working in the realist tradition, he has learned to apply his considerable draftsmanship and deft economy of brushstrokes to excel at capturing both timeless essences and little transitory slices of life. Among his many noteworthy achievements are a first place award-winning membership in the Copley Society, and a portrait commission by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. His work is widely exhibited and collected.

Plum Island Afterglow
Ann Gillespie, Plum Island Afterglow, pastel
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Ann Gillespie, a resident of Bolton, Massachusetts, earned her BA in Studio Art at Hamilton College. A career Graphic Designer, she continues to freelance while committing herself to exploring personal work. Finding scenes in nature to be both exhilarating and peaceful, her stated goal is to capture a feeling of a time and place. Ann’s work was recently featured in the Summer Sizzles Art Show at the Sprinkler Factory in Worcester.

Barbara Chaisson divides her time between Boston’s South Shore and her vacation cottage on Lake Sunapee, New Hampshire. Barbara's paintings have been juried into several national and international exhibitions including the International Association of Pastel Societies Exhibition at the Ventana Fine Art Gallery, in Sante Fe, New Mexico. Her work was featured in the June 2011 and August 2009 issues of South Shore Living magazine. Her awards include First Place at the 2011 South Shore Art Festival and she was the 2009 recipient of the Margaret Marshall Dillon Award. Barbara received her formal training at Massachusetts College of Art.

I hope you had an enjoyable summer. Please take some time to enjoy the show.

A reception with the artists will be held on Tuesday, October 7, from 6:30-8:00 pm. All are welcome.

This exhibit is made possible by the Groton Public Library Endowment Trust.

Ken Hansen,

UntitledBarbara Chaisson, untitled, pastel