NEW PROGRAM ALLOWS VISITORS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE A
PAINTING COME ALIVE FROM INCEPTION TO THE FINAL STROKE OF THE BRUSH
BEAUFORT, NC Feb. 28, 2013 – Join Beaufort artist Donna Nyzio every Thursday at 3 p.m. at the North Carolina Maritime Museum as she gives step-by-step updates while creating two maritime-inspired masterpieces. No matter if you’re an artist, armchair historian or sailing buff, Donna’s candid approach will hold your attention.
Nyzio said one of her motivations for providing the program is to teach people that painting is a skill you can acquire, not just a skill you are born with. She hopes in turn she can motivate someone to tackle an art project or any other project they have that seems daunting.
“How often do you get to see a painting before it is painted?” said Nyzio. “How often do you learn how a painting is planned, organized, or just all the ‘stuff’ taken into consideration before it is even started and then see it happen before your eyes?”
Audience members will be able to watch each painting as it progresses and grows from an idea into a finished piece. Nyzio said the program may take the “mystery” and magic out of painting for some, but for others it should provide new challenges in seeing a painting for what it is.
The first painting will depict Blackbeard’s ship Queen Anne’s Revenge as she may have appeared when she ran aground in Beaufort Inlet back in 1718. The second will depict the tall ship HMS Bounty throughout her life, including her appearances in Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies and her unfortunate demise off North Carolina’s coast.
Watch these oil paintings come to life while Nyzio recounts her historic research, aesthetic choices and lessons learned along the way.
WHAT: Talkin’ Art with Donna Nyzio
WHEN: Thursdays at 3 p.m., March 7 – May 30
WHERE: North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort
315 Front Street
Beaufort, NC 28516
INFO: Call 252-728-7317 or email email@example.com
About the Museums
The North Carolina Maritime Museum system is comprised of the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras, the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Beaufort and the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport. All three museums are part of the Division of State History Museums in the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources.