Art Talk: The Black Painter Who Changed Providence with Murray Whyte of the Boston Globe
We have reinvented our annual You ART What You Eat fundraiser for the Zoom era! The event now consists of four special Art Talks on Zoom. Each family that purchases tickets gets a special gift from the Falmouth Art Center while supplies last. The gift features a gift bag with a handmade item from our weavers and a handmade ceramic piece from our potters.
The fundraiser is doubling as a promotion for our local restaurants that are struggling at this time. We are encouraging everyone who purchases tickets for the talks to order from a specific local restaurant that has created a special takeout meal for the evening. Order directly from the restaurant—they keep 100% of the proceeds—to help support our wonderful local restaurants.
Our First Talk: The Black Painter Who Changed Providence with Murray Whyte of the Boston Globe
Murray Whyte, art critic of The Boston Globe, goes into depth on a topic recently featured in the Globe, the work of 19th century painter Edward Mitchell Bannister. Whyte said what he found out in his research about Bannister was “a revelation” to him. Whyte reveals that Bannister was not only a remarkable painter, but a civic leader who helped to put Providence on the map as a cultural center. He was a founding board member of the Rhode Island School of Design in 1877 and the driving force in establishing the Providence Art Club in 1880. One hundred of his works, are held by the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Restaurant partner: Bleu, Mashpee • 508.539.7907
$65 for One Talk
$150 for all Four Talks