One of the things I love most about Block Island is the diversity of entertainment. When I need a break from the beach, I always enjoy strolling through town and visiting all of the shops and galleries.
Over the past few weeks, I’ve taken time to visit local galleries for local artists’ exhibits that are beautiful and inspiring. In late July, Jessie Edwards Studio on the second floor of the Post Office building showcased the work of Whitney Knapp in oil, charcoal and gouache. Some of her work focused on the shapes of structures and their relationship with light and shadow.
At The Spring Street Gallery across from the Manisses Hotel, I observed some of Sharon Lehman’s latest oil paintings and loved looking at her work that depicted life on Block Island.
Water Street boasts the Greenaway Gallery with work by resident photographer Malcolm Greenaway, Aurora Gallery featuring works by Island and mainland artists, and Photo Dog Art Gallery & Film Processing with work by Lesley A. Ulrich.
When you’re looking for a break from the outdoors, remember to visit Block Island’s wonderful art galleries. They’re the perfect way to find some inspiration through others’ interpretations of Block Island. I’m anticipating the opportunity to sit for the official BlockDuck self-portrait one day.
|Summer on Block Island Always Pleases the Crowds||Mornings at the Block Island Farmers’ Markets|
|Summer on Block Island Always Pleases the Crowds|
|Mornings at the Block Island Farmers’ Markets|