Paths of Color: Susan Overstreet One Woman Show
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cape Cod, MA —The Addison Art Gallery will present a One Woman Show, demonstration, and reception featuring Susan Overstreet. This exhibition showcases an exciting collection of the latest plein air work by one of the region’s most distinctive contemporary expressionists. Following the footsteps of the Cape’s historically influential artists, Overstreet forges a new path exploring her singular window into a world of wonder and beauty.
“Sand, sea and sky offer an evolving kaleidoscope of color,” explains Overstreet. “Capturing the array of vivid chromatic compositions on the Cape drives my spontaneous and intuitive process.”
To give viewers a greater understanding of her process, Overstreet will demonstrate her distinctive use of color while painting a larger work based on a plein air study. Audience questions and comments are welcome and will add to this lively presentation.
Demonstration Saturday, August 4 from 3:00 to 4:30
Reception Saturday, August 4 from 5:00 to 7:00. Showing all summer.
43 South Orleans Road (Route 28), Orleans, MA 508.255.6200 addisonart.com
Susan Overstreet has exhibited at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Cape Cod Cultural Center, Cape Cod Museum of Art, and Highland House Museum. Represented by the Addison Art Gallery, her joyful work is collected nationally and she is often commissioned to preserve cherished events and scenes.
Susan completed studio work at George Washington University, and continued studying fine arts at Corcoran School of Art and Art League School of Alexandria. She has been featured in various regional periodicals. Her portrait of a Cape Cod lobsterman was among only sixty paintings accepted into the juried American Women Artists Annual Competition.
In Virginia, her work was accepted in many juried competitions including the Fairfax County Council of the Arts, the Fairfax Government Center, the Springfield Art Guild Annual Juried Exhibition, Waterford Art Festival, and the Torpedo Factory. She taught art to children in Fairfax Public Schools and served as president of the Springfield Art Guild.
“Art is a soulful response to a subject. I am inspired by the people and environments of Cape Cod and places that I travel. My process begins with an emotional connection to a subject. I study how best to technically get this reaction on the canvas and then use my brushes and colors to convey my individual expression. It is a joyful challenge to hone an evolving, experimental, technical process that honors the world around us.” — Susan Overstreet
Addison Art Gallery
The internationally respected Addison Art Gallery is widely known for representing the region’s most popular artists, bringing exceptional emerging artists to the market, offering collectors a plethora of opportunities to get to know artists, and generously supporting numerous community, charitable and environmental organizations. This fine art gallery represents artists from across the United States, Mexico and France, and is home to many of the most sought-after Cape Cod artists. Housed in a charming Cape house overlooking Orleans Town Cove, the welcoming gallery provides a comfortable environment for viewing exceptional work.
The Addison Art Gallery, often praised for its ingenious exhibitions and events, has collaborated with the Cape Cod Museum of Art, Provincetown Art Association & Museum, Truro, Wellfleet and Eastham libraries, Cape Cod Hospital, Truro Historical Society, Orleans Conservation Commission, Orleans Improvement Association, Orleans Pond Coalition, and Henry Beston Society. The gallery was chosen as the Cape Cod National Seashore’s dedicated art partner for the 50th anniversary of the Seashore as well as the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service; created After Hopper, an ongoing venture celebrating contemporary artists inspired by Edward Hopper and the places he painted; is presenting Outermost Inspirations, an homage to Henry Beston’s The Outermost House this year; and will orchestrate In Thoreau’s Views, an artful look at Henry David Thoreau’s Cape Cod in 2019.