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Fri, Jul 07

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Blochaus Art Gallery

THE COTTAGES OF PLUM ISLAND | ERIN LUMAN

Come join us for the opening of Erin Luman's "The Cottages of Plum Island" at the Blochaus Art Gallery.

THE COTTAGES OF PLUM ISLAND | ERIN LUMAN
THE COTTAGES OF PLUM ISLAND | ERIN LUMAN

Time & Location

Jul 07, 2023, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Blochaus Art Gallery, 74 Water Street, Suite 200, Newburyport, MA 01950, USA

About the event

Come enjoy a night of art & music in a beautiful gallery setting.  Erin Luman's "The Cottages of Plum Island" will be on display at the Blochaus Art Gallery July 7th, 2023 from 5-9PM.  

Small bites and complimentary drinks will be available. 

Our goal with these special events is to bring like minded individuals together. We encourage people to make new friends, network, smile, and enjoy their experience at the Blochaus.

More about Erin:

Erin Luman, (b.1977 in MA) is intent on trying to remember.  As a young person, she catalogued most of her experiences in journals. In her teens, she’d pick up a stone from the ground after a first glance with a crush or she’d pocket a bottle cap to attempt to remember the feeling of watching fireworks in the thick darkness of summer.  In later years she was diagnosed as having problems with her working memory.  So now it seems that her inspiration to try to catalog life’s moments feels like an obvious response to what she’s always known to be true - Her memories are and have always been, fleeting.  Knowing all of this, you can draw a straight line to her subject matter: A payphone. Her childhood tape player. The clothes she wore as a child in the 80’s.  The oldest summer cottages on the edge of the Atlantic.

“It’s only a matter of time before the sea claims these cottages so I’m trying to document the oldest ones that remain. I want to capture and keep those summer places.”

Luman uses acrylic paint on cradled wood panel in her seaside Massachusetts studio.  After two sold out shows with the Gloucester cottages, she is exploring other beach communities like in coastal Massachusetts as well as a side project painting vintage bottle portraits and another collection focused on Boston’s Chinatown.

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