For the month of December in 2017, the Brewster Ladies’ Library is pleased to present “Trio – Ceramics, Wood and Paint,” an art exhibit inspired by our peninsula. This art show features the work of Brewster residents Annie Gerrity, Joe Swaluk, and Joan Swaluk.
Digging clay and making pots at Point of Rocks Beach is a fond childhood memory for ceramic artist Annie Gerrity, and this responsive medium has fascinated her ever since. Annie attended Rochester Institute of Technology’s School for American Craftsmen and Penland School of Crafts. She founded Ann Elizabeth Designs, a limited edition pottery studio in Williamtown, MA. Her work was sold in Craft Galleries throughout the US. Annie continues to create one-of-a-kind tiles as well as large scale murals. Her largest mural to date measures 5’ X 15’. Three years ago Annie moved to Brewster and began painting and sculpting. Her sculpture was featured in the Cape Cod Museum of Art’s “Looking Forward” exhibition in December 2016. Clay’s capacity to be transformed and it’s unpredictable results continue to gratify and challenge her. Creating pieces that nourish the soul and express her love of nature - especially Cape Cod - are the goal of this artist.
Joe Swaluk has been sculpting fish out of wood professionally for over 35 years. He is a signature member of the prestigious Society of Animal Artists. His work has been shown in wildlife art and natural history museums throughout North America. Joe’s goal has always been to arouse awareness of the beauty of fish.
As a member of a family of artists, Joan Swaluk joined them upon retirement and has taken lessons with several artists on Cape Cod. She loves the translucency and flow of watercolor as well as the “forgiveness” and challenge of acrylic paint. Currently, her focus is on portraying light in her subject. Nature provides most of her inspiration.
The public is invited to meet the artists at a reception at the Library on Saturday, December 9th from 3 to 5 PM.