Relations: Heather Blume and Rachel Ellis Kaufman
COTUIT – The Cahoon Museum of American Art is honored to be hosting an incredible exhibition of works by a mother and daughter: Rachel Ellis Kaufman and Heather Blume until December 30, 2012.
The following talk and activity is in conjunction with the exhibition:
Friday, November 16, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Opening Reception
Tuesday, December 11, 11 a.m., Gallery talk with Heather Blume
Rachel Ellis Kaufman (1913-2001) did paintings, drawings, watercolors, lithographs, pastels, scratch board prints and wood block prints of her years on the Cape. This body of work is a testament to her enduring fascination with a love of the land, the water, the life on Cape Cod. She was not afraid to experiment with a variety of mediums. Her skillful drawings captured not only the fragility of flowers, birds, dories, and sea life around her but formed the basis for provocative paintings and later, her pastel landscapes.
A native of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Heather Blume graduated with a BFA summa cum laude in Painting from the University of North Florida in 1992 and an MFA cum laude in Sculpture from the New York Academy of Art in 1994. Blume focuses on creating metaphorical and archetypal figurative drawings, paintings, and sculptures in mixed mediums. These works represent her concern with the human story and connection to environment. Her work has been exhibited nationally in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco, as well as internationally in London, England, Paris, France, and Weimar, Germany. She is the recipient of several art awards and grants including a Florida State Grant, a Massachusetts Cultural Council Grant, and three Arts Foundation of Cape Cod Grants.
The Cahoon Museum of American Art is located at 4676 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $8 general admission, $7 for seniors (60 and over), $6 students, and free for children under 12. More information may be obtained by calling (508) 428-7581 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of the Cahoon Museum of American Art is to embrace the full vitality of American art from the early 19th Century to the present. As a particular emphasis, it celebrates the creative spirit of Ralph and Martha Cahoon through the preservation of both their art and house, in which they lived and had their studio. Through exhibitions and educational programs, for children and adults, it seeks to promote the appreciation and study of American Art with special reference to the art of Cape Cod and the Northeast.