2010-02-11 / About Town

IYRS-MOY to kick off ‘Artists and Authors’

The IYRS-MOY five-part Artists and Authors lecture series begins Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. with an evening with Lloyd McCaffery at the IYRS Restoration Hall at 449 Thames St. in Newport.

McCaffery, one of the world’s leading marine model artists, will talk about “Art in Miniature.” The lecture will focus on the art of model making, an endeavor that McCaffery says requires “a balance between the analytical approach of a technician and the intuitive feeling of an artist.”

The remaining four lectures in the series include:

• March 9: Russell Jinishian, “Collecting Fine Marine Art”

• March 23: Andrew German, “J.E. Buttersworth: 19th-Century Marine Painter”

• April 6: Benjamin Mendlowitz, “Photography of Classic Yacht Restoration”

• April 20: Doug Adkins, “Dorade, The History of an Ocean Racing Yacht”

All lectures take place at 7:30 p.m. at IYRS Restoration Hall on Tuesday evenings. Lectures are free to members of IYRS and the Museum of Yachting; $7 for non-members.

Visit www.iyrs.org or www.moy.org for more information.

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