Come to the Wenham Museum to meet local artist Valerie McCaffrey and hear about the creative process for her paintings, many of which were inspired by the scenery right here in Essex County. This spectacular exhibit is a retrospective of landscape paintings created by the artist over the past two decades. McCaffrey's style is deceptively naïve – visitors might correctly be reminded of Grandma Moses. However, take a second (or third, or fourth) look and you will see that her exuberant use of color, her idiosyncratic use of scale and perspective (or not), and touches of humor make these paintings worth a good, long stare. Although they are all landscapes, the paintings depict a wide variety of subjects, and the bright, cheerful, contemporary compositions are a wonderful complement to summer and fall in northeastern Massachusetts. McCaffrey's talk will allow plenty of time for questions and discussion; light refreshments will be served. Exhibit open now through September 23, 2018.
132 MAIN ST, WENHAM, MA, 01984-1520
From Rte. 128 (north or south) take Exit 20A onto Rte. 1A North. Follow 1A North for 2.1 miles, through Beverly and into Wenham. The museum is located at 132 Main St., on the right side (northbound) of Rte. 1A, and shares a parking lot with Wenham Town Hall.