Artist Claire Kendrick to Talk on National Park Residency Experience

Artist Claire Kendrick
September 14, 2016

Award-winning artist Claire Kendrick will give a fascinating talk about her summer artist residency experience in Cape Cod on Tuesday, September 20, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Art Association. 


Kendrick was selected through the Provincetown Community Compact to create a body of work in one of the primitive Dune Shacks situated along the far-flung coastal region of Massachusetts. From the 1920s to today, the Dune Shacks of Peaked Hill Bars Historic District have lodged famous artists and authors who have sought a place of seclusion in which to work.


Without the creature-comforts of electricity, indoor plumbing, cell phone or computer, Kendrick was challenged to adapt and engage with nature in solitude for 10 days. 


"This was both a marvelous and frightening experience," said the plein air artist in her lilting Irish accent. "I was able to explore, observe and emotionally connect with the landscape in its raw and finest moments."


During her residency, Kendrick produced a powerful collection of paintings that are currently featured in the St. Augustine Art Association Marguerita Phillips Gallery.  These and other works will be highlighted during the talk.  Kendrick will also share tips for artists on how to pursue and prepare for a residency as well as the historical connection of the Provincetown and St. Augustine art colonies.


The St. Augustine Art Association is located at 22 Marine Street. The lecture is free; however reservations are requested.  Call (904) 824-2310.