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Mesdag Seascape Exhibit Discussed on 9 & 10 News

A recent 9 & 10 News feature,which can be viewed by clicking on the link, discusses our new exhibit– opening tomorrow, Friday, April 12–”Mesdag and the Masters of the Sea.”

Take a couple minutes to watch the short interview and get a preview of the incredible seascapes that will be featured in the exhibit. Also hear from former NMC Art Chair and art historian, Paul Welch, who talks about the incredible opportunity this exhibit presents for northern Michigan. His excitement comes through in revealing the influence Mesdag had on other artists, particularly Vincent Van Gogh.

Welch will be sharing this insight and more when he speaks at the opening reception for “Medag and the Masters of the Sea,” tomorrow at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public, the reception takes place from
6 – 8 p.m. at Twisted Fish Gallery. Don’t miss it tomorrow, April 12!

Welch will also return for another discussion of the seascapes on April 27 from 1 – 3 p.m.

The work of Dutch painter Hendrik William Mesdag will be the exhibit’s focal point, as well as works by Winslow Homer, Jean Francois Millet, John Singer Sargent, and Vincent van Gogh.

“This is an impressive and thought-provoking exhibit. Gaining insight into a major artist’s influence on other famous artists is fascinating, and the topic will resonate with viewers,” says Bob Streit, owner of Twisted Fish Gallery. “It is unusual to have an art historian in our community of Paul’s caliber and depth of knowledge. It’s an educational experience not to be missed!”

“Medag and the Masters of the Sea,” will run from April 12 through May 4 at Twisted Fish Gallery, which is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.



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