A Conversation with Jamie Wyeth

August 14, 2012
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.
The Strand Theatre, Rockland

Join artist Jamie Wyeth for a conversation about his long-standing connection to Monhegan Island and to fellow artist Rockwell Kent. Wyeth’s connection dates back to the late 1950s, when he first went there with his father, and he has continued to paint there ever since. Early in his career Wyeth bought several pen and ink drawings by Kent used as the sources for his illustrations to Moby Dick, one of Kent’s most renowned book illustration projects. Subsequently, Wyeth acquired what was Kent’s last home and studio on Monehgan, and then bought several of Kent’s paintings from his first period on the island around 1907. The conversation will take place with chief curator, Michael Komanecky, and is in conjunction with the exhibition Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan, on view at the Wyeth Center through December 30, 2012, whose focus is on works by the two artists done on Monhegan, and how the scenic island has inspired their work.

Please note that there are no hard copy tickets that will be given to you in advance. Your name will be added to a reservation list and we will check you in at the door. The doors will open one half hour prior to the program start-time and there is open seating.


Location: The Strand Theatre, Rockland
Seating: open to 350 people


Jamie Wyeth at the opening of the 2012 exhibition Jamie Wyeth, Rockwell Kent and Monhegan.
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Price: $10.00