The Art of Albert J. Pucci - A Retrospective
Opening Reception on Saturday, July 19, 10am-Noon
Gallery Talk by Gora Pucci on Friday, August 1, 7pm
The exhibit runs from Saturday, July 19 – Saturday, October 4
It was with a 1970 invitation from the Zorach family that Albert Pucci and his wife, Gora, found Georgetown. GHS is pleased to have the opportunity to exhibit works that span much of his career. Pucci attended Pratt Institute of Art (where he later taught for twenty-four years) and excelled as a free-lance commercial artist for forty years. His personal work utilized an interesting array of mediums, doing city scenes and seascapes, portraits, and still life. Some of his works will be available for purchase.
On Friday, August 1, 7pm Gora Pucci will be our guest speaker at a gallery talk. Mrs. Pucci will share recollections and insights about her husband’s long and successful career as both a painter and illustrator.
OPENING RECEPTION FOR ZORACH WATERCOLORS EXHIBIT
WHEN: Opening Reception: Friday, August 22, 2014
TIME: 5-7:00 PM
WHERE: Georgetown Historical Society,
20 Bay Point Road
For only three days in August the Friends of the Zorach Fountain, an organization dedicated to preserving and interpreting William Zorach's Spirit of the Sea, a sculptural fountain in Bath's City Park, will present a special exhibition of Mr. Zorach's watercolors at the Georgetown Historical Society. Georgetown was a special place for William and Marguerite Zorach who purchased a Riggs family home in Robinhood village in 1923 and spent summers and other special times here into the 1960s.
"We are honored to host this exhibit ", says GHS President Jeanne Bailey McGowan. "The Zorach family was and is still an integral part of the cultural history of our island. And, it is perfect timing for this event: the watercolors will be displayed alongside our current exhibit, a retrospective of work by Albert J. Pucci who, along with his wife Gora, were good friends of the Zorachs."
Some 20-30 works gathered from Zorach family members and coastal Maine residents, including loans from Georgetown families, who were admirers of the artist or had a social relationship with him will be featured, spanning several decades in Zorach's career and includes both landscapes and portraits.
The opening reception is on Friday, August 22, at 7pm and members of the Zorach family are expected to attend.
The exhibit can also be viewed on Sat., Aug. 23 from 10:00 AM to noon, and on Wed., Aug. 27 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
The exhibit is free and open to the public, but contributions to help support the Friends' "Invest in the Spirit Campaign" would be appreciated.
The City of Bath, by William Zorach