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Mystic Seaport set to open “New Horizons in Modern Maritime Art”

The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport announced the Southeastern Connecticut venue will open its 2016 season on April 30 with “New Horizons in Modern Maritime Art,” an exhibition and sale of original works of art by leading maritime artists.

This show will inject a new twist to the Gallery’s familiar theme by focusing on color and form in depictions of maritime objects. More than 50 invited contemporary masters, including John Tayson, Stephen Lush, and Robert Blazek, will capture the timeless beauty of the sea in paintings, drawings, and sculpture.

This is the first original show organized by the Gallery’s new director, Monique Foster.

“We asked our artists to approach this show with a fresh perspective, one that looks at the color and form in a maritime subject and let that guide their work. The result is a wonderful series of representations that reflect a different sentiment from what we usually feature,” said Foster in a statement.

The public is invited to an opening reception from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, April 30. RSVPs are encouraged.

“New Horizons in Modern Maritime Art” will be open through July 17. The Maritime Gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free.

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