2006-10-12 / About Town

Dewey watercolors featured in art museum exhibit

David Dewey's watercolor scenes of coastal Maine and his Rhode Island-inspired color harmonies are featured in "Water to Water: Maine and Rhode Island in the Paintings of David Dewey," opening on Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Newport Art Museum (NAM) and running through Jan. 28, 2007. The museum will host an opening reception on Friday, Oct. 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Dewey was already well known for his watercolor paintings of coastal Maine when he first visited the Newport area during the late 1990s at the invitation of his friend and fellow artist, Robert Manice. Dewey has been visiting the Newport area off and on ever since.

David Dewey teaches painting at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, Conn. His work has been the focus of numerous solo exhibitions and has been included in dozens of group exhibitions across the country. He is the author of "The Watercolor Book" (N.Y: Watson-Guptill, 2000). David Dewey will speak about his work during an informal gallery talk on Sunday, Nov. 12, beginning at 2 p.m.

The Newport Art Museum is located at 76 Bellevue Ave., across from Touro Park. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $4 for students.

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