Opening of gallery exhibitions from August to September

The Cotuit Arts Center invites you to the opening reception for two new Gallery exhibitions, Best Laid Plans by Jackie Reeves and A Little Sketchy: An Open Juried Exhibit. The reception will take place on Saturday, August 6 from 3 to 5 p.m. and the exhibitions will be on display from August 6 to September 11, 2022.

“Best Laid Plans” by Canadian-American artist Jackie Reeves features a series of large-scale mixed-media paintings created over the past two years that reveal a personal narrative connecting the artist’s past and present. Reeves uses a process of creating light layers of paint to tell her story of becoming an American citizen. “Over the past two years, Americans have engaged in a wake-up call with their own history and the sobering realization that democracy is not assured. During this time, I have been sworn to defend the constitution by accepting to take up arms if necessary, against enemies, foreign and national. I realized that my best “weapons” are my voice, my brush and the exercise of my freedom of expression, which is also America’s greatest gift worth fighting for.”

Jackie Reeves uses mixed media to bring together figurative and abstract elements in her art. She has exhibited in solo and group shows in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington DC and North Carolina. She has been featured in numerous publications including WHITEHOT Magazine, The Boston Globe, Art New England and Artscope Magazine. Jackie works at Chalkboard Studio in Barnstable Village and teaches mixed media drawing and painting throughout Cape Cod.

The submission deadline for “A Little Sketchy: An Open Juried Exhibit” is Tuesday, August 2, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Up to three works per artist can be submitted. Please visit artsonthecape.org for more information on art submissions.

Admission to the Gallery is always free. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit artsonthecape.org or call the box office at 508-428-0669 x0. Cotuit Center for the Arts is located at 4404 Falmouth Road/Route 28 in Cotuit.

Julia P. Cluff