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PLYMOUTH CENTER FOR THE ARTS: Painter Andrew Kusmin releases 'Palette of Dreams'
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Programs and Presentations
Andrew will be speak about and sign copies of his new book Palette of Dreams at the following locations.
- FALMOUTH ART CENTER
The Falmouth Art Center will present “Palette of Dreams” with artist and author Andrew Kusmin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the Center, located at 137 Gifford St. in Falmouth.
Kusmin, an award-winning and nationally acclaimed Plymouth-based watercolor painter, will offer an illustrated presentation on his new book and explain his philosophy of art.
The presentation will include a discussion of the seven artists most influential in his career, with a display of their original works, along with a selection of Kusmin's own paintings. He will also offer insight into the comments of jurors and share selections from his book and reflections on his diverse career.
Admission is $10 for the general public and $8 for Art Center members. Wine and refreshments will be offered. Kusmin will also sign copies of his new book, which will be available for purchase at this event.
- CAPE COD ART ASSOCIATION
Artist, author and teacher Andrew Kusmin will present his new book, “Palette of Dreams,” at 1:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis, located at 35 Scudder Ave, Hyannis, as part of the Cape Cod Art Association's Mastering Your Mark 2016 conference.
Kusmin will share the story of his own artistic journey and discuss the seven artists who most influenced his career as he shares his new book and his philosophy of art, including the importance of discovering “why” to paint.
Conference registration is required. Go to capecodartassoc.org/mastering-your-art-2016-conference for details.
- THE PINEHILLS
Plymouth-based artist author and teacher Andrew Kusmin will present his new book, “Palette of Dreams,” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Stonebridge Club, located at 55 Stonebridge Road in The Pinehills in Plymouth.
Pinehills residents are invited to share the story of Kusmin's unusual artistic journey, learn about the artists who have most influenced his work (illustrated with examples of their paintings and his own), hear Kusmin's insights into the comments and processes of jurors and discover why Kusmin believes understanding why you paint is just as important as learning how and what to paint.
Kusmin will also sign copies of his new book, which will be available for purchase at this event.
- WATERTOWN ART ASSOCIATION
Saturday, April 9, 2-4 p.m.Free and open to the public
“Capturing Time in a Moment: The 'Whys' of Painting” with Andrew Kusmin
The Innovation Space, Arsenal Project Mall, Old Navy Entrance
485 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA
Plymouth-based watercolorist Andrew Kusmin will give an illustrated talk on his philosophy as a teacher and painter and the influence of his mentors. He will present several original paintings by each of the seven artists who have had the most influence on his career. Andrew will also help us understand what makes a painting stand out and what jurors look for when selecting award winners.
- PLYMOUTH CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Sunday, April 24, at 2 p.m.Andrew is excited to share this new adventure with his hometown-area artists and friends!
Introduction to the new book, “Palette of Dreams,” by Andrew Kusmin
Presentation, book signing, reception
Plymouth Center for the Arts, 11 North St., Plymouth, MA
Those who have purchased a book will be part of a drawing to receive an original Kusmin painting. Another of Andrew's paintings will be auctioned with proceeds to benefit the Plymouth Center for the Arts.
- PLIMOTH PLANTATION
“Lunch and Learn”
Thursday, May 5, from noon to 1 p.m.
Henry Hornblower Visitors Center, 137 Warren Ave., Plymouth, MA
Free for members, $8 for nonmembers
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 508-746-1622, ext. 8359, or visit andrewkusminlunchandlearn.eventbrite.com.
- OAK POINT ART ASSOCIATION
Wednesday, June 8, 2 p.m. (following the association business meeting).
200 Oak Point Drive, Middleborough, MA
Presentation and book signing by Artist/Author Andrew Kusmin
- CAPE COD ART ASSOCIATION
Wednesday, June 15, at noon
“Essence of Art" with Andrew Kusmin
Cape Cod Art Association Talbot Gallery, 3480 Route 6A (Main Street) Barnstable, MA
This series is free and open to the public.
Call 508-362-2909 to RSVP.
Andrew Kusmin, a prolific painter and teacher, will introduce you to his new book, his reasons for writing, and the process involved. And, more importantly, he will inspire you to analyze and interpret your own work.
His journey will direct you to the everyday events and subjects around you – asking you to take a new look at the small moments in life, which will motivate you to find your own approach to answering the seemingly simple question: Why paint?
The presentation will include a discussion of the seven artists most influential in his career, with a display of their inspiring work and his own. Comments from jurors, insightful selections from his book and reflections on his career will punctuate the afternoon.
If you wish, take your lunch and the CCAA will provide beverages.
- WESTFORD PARISH CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Sunday, June 26, 2:30 p.m.
Parish Center for the Arts, 10 Lincoln St. in Westford, MA
Join the PCA for a presentation, book signing and celebration with Artist/Author Andrew Kusmin, a longtime Westford resident who has just released his new book, “Palette of Dreams.”
Andrew is excited about “coming home” to share this new adventure with Westford-area artists and friends, as well as his many former neighbors, students and patients.
Space is limited, so reserve your seat by emailing PCA@westford.org or calling PCA Manager Sandy Wright at 978-692-6333. Include your name, the number of people in your party, and your contact information.