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Artwork Inspired by a Presidential Home
April 28, 2017 at 5:00 pm–7:00 pm
For ArtWeek, this reception will include a presentation about the project that produced the exhibit and how it honors not only the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s birth but also his conviction that “If art is to nourish the roots of our culture, society must set the artist free to follow his vision wherever it takes him.” JFK also saw art as “the great democrat, calling forth creative genius from every sector of society, disregarding race or religion or wealth or color.” This reception will therefore add a learning experience somewhat different from that offered by the art itself and the artists who created it.
There is no admission fee for the exhibit or the reception. All are welcome to this ArtSpring Cape Cod Festival event.
More about the exhibit: This special exhibit will showcase work made with materials salvaged from the historic Hyannis Port summer home of President and Jackie Kennedy during its recent renovation and will include a talk about the project, its art, and John Kennedy’s devotion to the idea of artistic freedom. Some of the Cape’s finest artists and craftspeople have been involved since last year in this special project launched by the JFK Hyannis Museum to commemorate the 100th anniversary of John Kennedy’s birth. The art will be on exhibit from April 26-30 before being relocated to other spots across the Cape. Some of the art will be featured in an auction to be held August 7th, while other pieces will be sold at the JFK Hyannis Museum.