You may consider seeing your first robin or a blooming crocus as your harbinger of spring. Not so at Mystic Seaport. Here it’s the news that spring/summer hours go into effect starting Saturday, March 27. The Museum will again be open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Also on March 27, two special events are happening – one on grounds at the Museum’s Maritime Gallery; one off-grounds at the Mystic Art Cinema in Olde Mistick Village.
An artist, painting in a public setting, often draws some curious onlookers. I’ve done it; you’ve probably done it, but have you ever thought about what goes on ‘behind the canvas’, so to speak? For instance, what inspires an artist’s creativity from sketch to finished painting or how is painting on location different from a studio environment?
To answer those kinds of questions, to watch live and slide demonstrations of painting techniques, and to talk one-on-one with master painters are the opportunities provided by Mystic Seaport’s Behind the Canvas series. “The Moment of Inspiration with Robert Noreika” is the second installment in this four-part program and takes place Saturday, March 27, from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Museum’s Maritime Gallery.
Also on March 27, ESPN television commentator and world-class sailor Gary Jobson will focus his presentation at the Museum’s Maritime Matinees program on his new documentary Maine Built Boats. Undoubtedly, his many ocean sailing adventures, like the 1977 America’s Cup with Ted Turner, will be included. Jobson’s talk will take place at the Mystic Art Cinema from 1 -2:30 p.m. Jane Wellehan, president of Maine Built Boats, and other boat builders from Maine will join Jobson in a lively post-program discussion.
So many special events and programs are always happening at Mystic Seaport, year ‘round. And it’s finally SPRING! So if you’ve been hibernating, it’s time to come out and take advantage of all the Museum has to offer. You’ll find a calendar of events, descriptions and all the details on our website: www.mysticseaport.org.
Blog written by Trudi Busey