Ship Shape: Boats and Boatbuilding Opening Reception and Exhibit

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Sep 3 2016 | 05:00 pm

Gallery X
169 William St
New Bedford

Ship Shape: Boats and Boatbuilding Opening Reception

Opening reception Sept 3rd. 5—8 PM
Gallery X  169 William ST New Bedford, MA

Benefit Commission charge on Art of Ernestina-Morrissey to be donated to Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association, Inc. by Gallery X: 50% commission for sale of artworks containing “ReUse” material obtained from Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association, Inc.

We have invited artists to create Artwork made with recycled items from the Schooner “Ernestina”. This will be used in part with the exhibit “Ship Shape” at Gallery X during the month of September. Which also will include marine themed work by local artists, painters, printmakers, photographers, sculptors, etc.

The show runs Aug. 31st through Sept. 25th

Gallery X 169 William ST New Bedford, MA

Any Ernestina recycled artists who sell their work , a 50% commission will be added as a benefit on the Schooner-Ernestina-Morrissey-Association

GALLERY X – SHIP SHAPE: the Art of Boats and Boatbuilding

Recycle + History = ART from salvage relating to SV Ernestina-Morrissey

The Gallery X September show, Ship Shape: Boats and Boatbuilding, will include ART OF THE ERNESTINA-MORRISSEY highlighting and celebrating the Official Vessel of the Commonwealth, the historic Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey.  A portion of this section of the show will be new artwork created from material that was salvaged from or used in connection with the schooner.  Seventeen artists received material from the Schooner Ernestina-Morrissey Association, Inc. (SEMA), made available by the Massachusetts Schooner Ernestina Commission through the Department of Conservation and Recreation. The artists’ media include found-object and wood sculpture, stained and painted glass, jewelry, wood turning, nautical ropework, mobiles and more.  Half of the proceeds of sale of this “Recycle” art will be contributed to SEMA towards its fundraising for the current rebuilding of the Ernestina-Morrissey at Boothbay Harbor Shipyard, in Boothbay, Maine.

The show will also a display of artistic photographs of the current rebuilding project and the major rebuilding done in Cabo Verde prior to return of the vessel in 1982 as a gift of the Republic of Cabo Verde to the people of the United States in trust to the Commonwealth.  These photographs reveal both the artistic beauty of the vessel’s construction and the artisanry of shipwrights.  Additional artists’ images of the Ernestina-Morrissey may be in the show.