2010-06-17 / Letters to the Editor

Come and enjoy ‘paint Beavertail’event

On June 24, 25, 26 and 27 of June, a significant event is scheduled at Beavertail State Park and on the grounds of Beavertail Light Station. Two of Jamestown’s non-profit organizations have joined together to bring a large pool of impressionists to the southern end of our island to “Paint Beavertail.”

Both the Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association and the Conanicut Island Art Association have invited local and regional artists to express their talent at one venue.

With the Beavertail Light Station now gleaming from last year’s extensive restoration and noted for its scenic venue, it is expected that dozens of artists will participate in this “plein air” event. On June 27, all the paintings will be on display on the first floor of the Keeper’s house and will culminate in a silent auction late that afternoon.

While this event is not intended to be a fundraising event, it does present an opportunity to bid and buy original art at bargain prices. There is no admission charge to view the paintings or to enter the museum.

This cooperative event is a rare one – if it’s not the first time – in which two major nonprofi t Jamestown organizations have partnered together, sharing resources and mutually supplementing the objectives of each other.

The event allows visitors to enjoy Beavertail State Park over a four-day period, visit the lighthouse museum and intermingle with artists creating images of Beavertail. It provides the general public a rare opportunity to see the varied impressions of an artist’s skill being transformed onto canvas and paper.

The light tower will also be open for visitors on Sunday, June 27, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Varoujan Karentz
Jamestown

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