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    June 05, 2019

    Artists Association of Nantucket Press Release


    Date:         June 3, 2019

    Contact:     Liz Hunt O'Brien, Director of Public Programs

            508 228 0722

            liz@nantucketarts.org


    The Artists Association of Nantucket is pleased to announce the opening of Folk Tales to Fine Art: A John Lochtefeld Retrospective at the Visual Arts Center

     

    The exhibition opened to the public on June 3; an opening reception celebration will take place Friday, June 28 at the Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive.


    The Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) is pleased to announce the opening of Folk Tales to Fine Art: A John Lochtefeld Retrospective, on Monday, June 3 at the Visual Arts Center at 24 Amelia Drive. An Opening Reception celebration will take place on Friday, June 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m. also at the Visual Arts Center. The show celebrates the life and artwork of long-time Nantucket artist John Lochtefeld.

     

    “This retrospective exhibition in John’s 50th year on Nantucket will delight everyone in the family with his whimsical subjects, where he often uses maritime subjects,” said Robert Frazier, AAN’s Artistic Director. It is an honor to put together this exhibition with a wide range of his work; from woodcuts, intaglio prints, watercolors, and oils, to sculptures in wood, along with John’s quotable wisdom.”  Speaking about his art, John Lochtefeld says, “My work often has the quality of folk tales, but they are my tales.” His art is rich with the images of the unconscious and the fanciful.

     

    John Lochtefeld has been painting and printmaking on Nantucket for 50 years and Fair Street has been his home since 1973. Living year-round on Nantucket for 29 years, Lochtefeld can be found six days a week (during the summer) in his studio, working on new paintings or carving one of his wooden sculptures. He displays his art at his Fair Street gallery, the Old Spouter Gallery on Orange Street, and at AAN’s Cecelia Joyce and Seward Johnson Gallery. 

     

    “We are thrilled to host this show of the work of Nantucket icon John Lochtefeld. He has been a talented and steadfast artist member since 1969, and we are lucky to have his artwork grace our gallery walls all these years,” adds Courtney Bridges, AAN’s Executive Director.

     

    The exhibition will run June 3 through early September 2019 at the VAC Gallery, 24 Amelia Drive. Hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

     

    For further information about Folk Tales to Fine Art: A John Lochtefeld Retrospective, please call 508-228-0722. To learn more about the AAN’s Visual Arts Center and a schedule of classes and public programs, please visit www.nantucketarts.org.              

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    Contact:
    Liz Hunt O'Brien
    (508) 228-0722
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