Charles Movalli Retrospective at the NSAA is hung!

Wow! The nearly 100 paintings are hung and ready for everyone to enjoy for a preview this Friday, September 15th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. This show is going to be a blockbuster, not-to-miss event. These are all different paintings from the show earlier this year at the Cape Ann Museum, a testament to Charles's prolific and versatile output.

The show opens officially on September 17th at 12 p.m.

Setting up the Cape Ann Museum show

We're beyond excited to share this amazing body of work at the Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester. Big thanks to Martha Oaks and Leon Doucette at the museum for all their help with getting this off the ground.  Incidentally, we'll be following the Jeremy Adams show which has been up since December; Jeremy is a longtime friend, and his instrument making and woodworking talents are second to none. 

Martha Oaks (left) and Leon Doucette (right) help unpack "Cape Ann and Beyond" at the Cape Ann Museum. And a very special thanks (as always) to local painter and friend Marilyn Swift (center) for her unending support.

Martha Oaks (left) and Leon Doucette (right) help unpack "Cape Ann and Beyond" at the Cape Ann Museum. And a very special thanks (as always) to local painter and friend Marilyn Swift (center) for her unending support.

“It can’t look like you’ve worked hard and long, even if you have. A painting should be done quickly with both your intellect and your nerves. When they give out, stop.”

This is one of many of Charles's poignant sayings, we'll be featuring more of them here on the blog from time to time. 

Charles' passing marked in the Gloucester Daily Times

 A front-page feature article on Charles was featured in the Gloucester Daily Times, written by the lovely Gail McCarthy, staff writer. We are very grateful for Gail's (and the Times) thoughtful writing and attention to detail in the piece, as well as the many articles about Charles by her and other writers that have appeared in the GDT over the years. Click below to view the full article. 

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