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Sailor Made Lecture Series: “Wish You Were Here” with Nicolas Fox
October 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
CT United States
Join us for a free online lecture series related to the upcoming exhibit, “Sailor Made: Folk Art of the Sea,” which brings rarely-seen hand-crafted artifacts from the Museum’s collection to light, including scrimshaw, knotwork, wood carving, ship models, toys, and drawing and sketching. Three different speakers will explore Sailor Made from different perspectives, and encourage participants to dig deeper into the stories of the objects and their creators. Join us for one, or all three!
The Sailor Made lecture series is funded by Connecticut Humanities, a nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, which supports cultural and historic organizations that tell the state’s stories, build community, and enrich lives.
“Wish You Were Here” with Nicolas Fox
A graduate of Harvard College, Nicolas Fox is a maritime artist represented by the Copley Society in Boston, MA and is a Signature Member, Board Member, and Vice President of the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA). Nick was a member of Mystic Seaport Museum’s Maritime Art Gallery and winner of the 2019 Emerging Artists Award at the International Marine Art show. Coming from a sailing family, Nick has studied with many marine masters and is dedicated to maritime and continental realist painting using historic methods and materials. For his talk, Nick will discuss the drawings and illustrations in the exhibition from the creator’s perspective: from their drive to create and share what they saw to the multitude of materials they used.