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    November 08, 2018

    Artists Association of Nantucket Press Release


    Date:         November 9, 2018

    Contact:     Peter J. Greenhalgh, AAN Gallery Manager

            508 228 0924       peter@nantucketarts.org

    Artists Association of Nantucket Hosts

    Holiday Small Works Exhibition  

    Exceptional art at exceptional prices.


    Steaming mulled cider, softly falling snow, cozy fires; holly, winterberries, sleigh bells, quiet streets; a windswept harbor, frothy eggnog, flaming plum puddings;  festive art and unique giftsall signs of a Nantucket holiday.


    Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) is delighted to announce the opening of the annual Holiday Small Works exhibition with a festive evening reception on Friday, November 23, 5:30-7:30 P.M. A second reception, the Cool Yule Party & Reception is planned for Friday, November 30 at 5:30-7:30 P.M. Both receptions are free and open to the public.


    Showcasing gifts of oil paintings, watercolors, ceramics, photographs, island-themed jewelry, and wooden and cast glass sculptures in the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, 19 Washington Street, the exhibition will be on display through December 23, with the Cool Yule party taking place on Friday, November 30, 5:30-7:30 P.M.


    “This is a long-standing holiday tradition for the island community, and we feel supporting local Nantucket artists is a particularly meaningful way to kick off the holiday season,” said AAN interim executive director Robert Frazier. “With over three hundred artist members in our organization, there is a wide variety of beautiful work from which to choose. I can’t think of a better holiday gift than a one-of-a-kind work of art.”


    “All of the artwork has a size restriction of 12 x 16 inches or smaller, so for those wishing to give holiday gifts of art or with limited wall space, this is the ideal exhibition to find that perfect piece,” said AAN gallery manager Peter J. Greenhalgh.


    The Solo Show Spotlight Artist during this exhibition is Ellen Metzger O’Shea.


    Generous support of the exhibition comes from our friends at Norton Preservation Trust, and the Cool Yule Party from Poet’s Corner Press.


    The Holiday Small Works exhibition will be on display from November 23 through December 23 at the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, 19 Washington St., in the heart of Nantucket’s Cultural District.  The gallery is open Monday – Saturday, 10 A.M. – 5 P.M., closed 2-2:30. (The gallery will be open on Sunday Nov. 25 & Sunday December 2 & 23)


    To learn more about the AAN, visit the website at www.nantucketarts.org. For further information about AAN 2018 seasonal programs and events, please call 508-228-0722


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    Peter Greenhalgh