Surrounded by Blue, a group exhibit, opens at Jessie Edwards Studio

A group show by gallery and guest artists inspired by the beauty of the island surrounded by the expanse of sea and sky will be on exhibit from August 26 through September 7 at the Jessie Edwards Gallery on the second floor of the Post Office Building. A virtual reception video will be released on August 27.Whitney Knapp Bowditch’s oil “Aerial Atmosphere” captures the connection of the sea and sky surrounding the island from the point of view of a plane approaching the bluffs, while a 36 by 48-inch oil on canvas titled “Vaill,” shows an expansive sea and sky with waves washing over the rocks onshore.An image of the North Light by Elizabeth Pannell shows the lighthouse in the distance against the blue sky with an expanse of the deep blue waters of Sachem Pond in the foreground. The old Tuna Club in William Skardon’s “Untitled Seascape,” a watercolor on paper from the 1960s, is a distant structure on the bluffs with brilliant streaks of blue defining the waves and the boulders along the shore. Another Skardon circa 1960s, “Untitled Island View” is a watercolor in ink on linen with the blue sea defining the horizon beyond

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