June 2013 Jozy Fine Art Newsletter

A Grand Opening!

Our “Friends and Family” opening in early May was an event to be savored. I had no idea we had so many friends who were willing to venture out on a busy Friday night to see the gallery and artwork for the first time. The wine and refreshments were well received, people were truly interested in the work, and I spent most of my time explaining the work of various artists particularly Lynn Shaler’s. I was certainly looking forward to Lynn’s attendance at the May 25th Grand Opening, because her explanation of her technique is much more descriptive than mine.

Thank you to all who attended and especially to those who brought or sent lovely flowers and plants to help create the festive atmosphere we had hoped for. Thanks also to other gallery owners and staff who took the time to visit.

The first hour of our Grand Opening on the evening of May 25th was another success. Many Lynn Shaler collectors arrived to talk with Lynn who never had a chance to sit down or have a glass of wine until the closing at 7pm. The response to the personal invitations they received was very gratifying.

Thanks to the Cape Codder for a great write up in the May 24th issue. So many visitors told us they saw the article and always refer to the Cape Codder for their art news. Although the spring rains started during the second hour discouraging visitors walking to the many Orleans galleries, the evening was very special; our rooms were filled with guests. We all enjoyed visiting with Joseph Carr who’s opening two new wineries in France and listening to the delightful music of Mariellen Sears and her student Chloe. Truly a grand evening!

This year Jozy Fine Art will be open through December from 11am to 5pm Monday and Wednesday through Sunday (closed Tuesdays)…   Jozy

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NOW SHOWING: “Reimagine New England”

New England is a region of familiar images. Iconic light houses, stormy waves crashing on the beach, boats moored in the fog, but it’s much more than the familiar. A Porcupine Island in Maine shrouded in fog, a toy horse in a window, different interpretations of a pond in autumn. The current show features both recognizable and unfamiliar images in the fine art photography of L. Robert Jasper and Lou Clark. Also offered are aquatint etchings by Lynn Shaler; oils, acrylics, and mixed media by Iva Liebert; and handcrafted jewelry by Jayne Capps.

Lou Clark, of St. Charles, Missouri and L. Robert Jasper of Cape Cod are both fine art photographers who have captured New England in very different ways. Jasper has an eye for fine detail, and his photography demonstrates his skill at composition and painstaking printing. Clark sees a more expansive scene. His photography features broad landscapes, the moon and sun, the softness of a pond on an autumn afternoon.

Also showing are the aquatint etchings of renowned Parisian artist Lynn Shaler. Many of her French scenes are available for viewing, but she has surprised us with some New England pieces as well. Iva Liebert has lived most of her life in New England, and presents views in oils and acrylics. Liebert’s other work ranges from charming Bearscapes to portraits of three women Disgruntled 1, Disappointed 2, and Resentful 3. Jayne Capps of Stillwater, Oklahoma, has been crafting handmade jewelry for many years. Our collection will feature some of her newest work.

OUR NEXT SHOW: “Art in Nature” begins June 15th

Photographers Lou Clark and L. Robert Jasper, both of whom will attend the opening on June 15th,  show their skills at capturing the grandeur of nature with photographs such as Storm on Coast Guard Beach by Clark and Crimson Sunset by Jasper ( images on our website ). The beauty of nature, of course, is that the photographer can turn one-hundred eighty degrees from an expansive view to capture seagrass tracing patterns in the sand such as Sand Scrit by Clark. Jasper’s Freedom One taken from the Queen Mary Two in Norway speaks for itself.

Art takes another form in the whimsical Bearscapes by Iva Liebert who will also be attending the Art in Nature Opening. Liebert has captured the giddiness of playing in autumn leaves in two Bearscapes: October Bliss and Rolling Down Hill.  Then she gets serious showing the radiance of autumn in the moving October.

We’ll be showing one of Lynn Shaler’s latest works Le Ruisseau that depicts a Wellfleet cottage nestled among the grasses growing beside a brook. This etching is a fine example of Shaler’s detailed work. She brings nature inside with Un Jour d’Ete showing an alluring bouquet of sunflowers by an open window.

Jayne Capps is sending some fascinating new pieces crafted with natural stone, coral, and the very interesting African Trade Beads and Lampwork Beads. Both types of beads have histories worth knowing. African Trade Beads were made throughout Europe, but mainly in Venice, from the 16th through the 20th centuries.They made their way to Africa with traders in, among other things, slaves – thus, the other name Slave Beads. Lampwork Beads also claim an Italian heritage. They were formed as long ago as the fifth century, but found their home in the 14th in Murano. Early bead makers melted glass with an oil lamp to form the beads with tools or hand movements. Contemporary artists use propane, butane and other gases. You can read the entire history of both types of beads on Wikipedia.

Enjoy beautiful Cape Cod, the Art and other events…

BARNSTABLE
FROM MAY 16 TO JUNE 11
“All Cape Cod” Open Juried Artists’ Exhibit
Cape Cod Art Association, 380 Route 6A (Main St.) Barnstable
For more information www.capecodartassoc.org

COTUIT
FROM MAY 21 TO JULY 7
Collecting Stories: American Paintings from the Collection of Thomas Davies.
Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit
For more information www.cahoonmuseum.org

DENNIS
FROM APRIL 24 TO JUNE 15 – WED-SAT 10am – 9pm
Art Exhibit Origins: The Stories Behind Art
593 Route 6A, Dennis 02638
508-694-7187 www.capecodchathouse.com

FROM MAY 21 TO JUNE 20, HOURS VARY
West Dennis Light Tours
The Lighthouse Inn, 1 Lighthouse Inn Rd., West Dennis
508-398-2244 for reservations

EASTHAM
FROM MAY 12 TO OCTOBER 18 – HOURS VARY
Tours at Nauset Lighthouse
Nauset Lighthouse, Eastham
For more information www.nausetlight.org/NLtours.hrm

FALMOUTH
FROM MAY 24 TO JULY 7, ARTISTS RECEPTION JUNE 23 1pm-3pm. OTHER HOURS VARY
Enchanted: Through the Lens of Boston Photographers
Highfield Hall, Falmouth
508-495-1878 x2 www.highfieldhall.org

FROM MAY 25 TO JULY 31, ARTIST RECEPTION JUNE 23 1pm – 3pm, OTHER HOURS VARY
Fantastical Birds: Quietus in Flight-New paintings by Juan Travieso
Highfield Hall, Falmouth
508-495-1878 x2 www.highfieldhall.org

HYANNIS
FROM MARCH 12 TO JULY 6
Exhibit: “The Art of the Catboat”
Cape Cod Maritime Museum, South Street, Hyannis
508-775-1723 www.capecodmaritimemuseum.org

FROM MAY 17 TO SEPTEMBER 29, HOUR VARY
Harbor Your Arts-Artist Shanties at Hyannis Harbor
180 Ocean Street, Hyannis
508-862-4990 www.hyartsdistrict.com

FROM MAY 19 TO JUNE 21
Exhibit: “Making Waves-Maritime Ventures on Cape Cod
Cape Cod Maritime Museum, South St., Hyannis
508-775-1723 www.capecodmaritimemuseum.org

ORLEANS
JUNE 8, 2013 – 9am to 3:30pm
Orleans Historical Society Antique Show
The Grounds of the Orleans Historical Society
508-240-1329 www.orleanshistoricalsociety.org

JUNE 17 – 4pm to 6pm 
Wine and cheese reception with artwork available
Rowley Gallery, Route 6A, ORLEANS
508-255-3690 www.elizabethrowleygallery.com

SANDWICH
MARCH 1 TO JULY 21 – 9:30am – 5:00pm
Portraits of Sandwich:Denizens of Cape Cod’s Oldest Town
129 Main Street, Sandwich, MA 02563
508-888-0251 www.sandwichglassmuseum,org

APRIL 1 TO OCTOBER 31 – 9:30am – 5:00pm
Life Forms by Bryan Randa
Sandwich Glass Museum, 129 Main St., Sandwich, MA 02563
508-888-0251 www.sandwichglassmuseum,org

TRURO
FROM MAY 18 TO OCTOBER 13 – 10am – 5:30pm
Tours of Highland Lighthouse
Highland Lighthouse, Highland Light Road, North Truro
For more information www.capecodlight.org

YARMOUTH
NOW THROUGH JULY 14
National Juried Show of Pastel Painters
Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth
508-394-7100 www.cultural-center.org

JUNE 17 – 9am to 1pm
Art in Bloom (Painters from Rowley Gallery paint shrubs and flowers)
Green Spot Garden Center, Yarmouth

About the Gallery

About the Gallery

I am a long time collector of art from both new artists and the well known. My vision for Jozy Fine Art is a gallery that will present work from artists long collected while providing a venue for new talent struggling for attention. I like themes, so in our first year I’ll use some of my favorites to feature oils and acrylics, aquatint etching, fine art photography, and handcrafted jewelry. The gallery space is open and comfortable – meant to welcome all visitors… Jozy