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MARC CASTELLI – Between the Moon Monster and the Wind

May 5, 2011 - June 30, 2011

May 6 from 6-8 pmOpen House will be held on Saturday, May 7, from 11 am – 3pmIn addition to Mr. Castelli’s watercolors, a selection of art glass by Hegland Glass will be on display. An Artists Talk is scheduled at 12 Noon on Saturday when Marc Castelli and Patti and Dave Hegland will discuss their work and answer questions.

The title of this year’s show refers to the vagaries of the conditions watermen contend with in the struggle to keep their industry viable on the Chesapeake Bay. In this collection of new watercolors, Castelli reminds us of the hardships facing these men. Not only must they deal with environmental degradation and the onerous regulations that govern their trade – something as variable as the moon in the night sky – “ring around the moon, storm coming soon” – or the direction of the wind – “when the wind is in the East, the fish bite the least” – as passed down in the folklore of the region, may ultimately be the determining factor in their catch.

Please visit Marc Casetlli’s website to view the entire collection.

Watch the Nautica ocean2ocean video featuring Marc Castelli by clicking here.

Castelli has been painting the watermen for over twenty years. He is known for his intimate perspective of their lives


May 5, 2011
June 30, 2011
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