Opening of "Exquisite Shells: The Art of Sailors Valentines"

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Art Openings/Arts, Cultural and Educational Events
Maritime Days
Cahoon Museum of American Art, 4676 Falmouth Road (Rte. 28), Cotuit

This international exhibition highlights the Sailors Valentine, a unique and intricate art form finely crafted from seashells. The surprising history of the art form is explained and brought to life through antique Sailors Valentines made between 1830 and 1890 in Barbados. On display from May 21 – September 1, 2019.

Exhibiting contemporary artists include: Helen Beck, Sandi Blanda, Pam Boden, Martha Cahoon (1905-1999), Ralph Cahoon (1910-1982), Judy Dinnick, Peter Gabel, Margot Goodwin, Hatsue Iimuro, Grace Madeira, Sandy Moran, Elizabeth Mumford, Gerda Reid, Gregg Roberts, Bernard Woodman (1920-1986).