‘The Great Gatsby’-themed showcase comes to Northwind Art

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Posted 7/7/22

Well, old sport, a new artist showcase has arrived at Northwind Art’s Jeanette Best Gallery in the form of “Boats Against the Current.”

The new exhibit, based off the final line …

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‘The Great Gatsby’-themed showcase comes to Northwind Art

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Well, old sport, a new artist showcase has arrived at Northwind Art’s Jeanette Best Gallery in the form of “Boats Against the Current.”

The new exhibit, based off the final line of author F. Scott Fitzgerald’s magnum opus and literary masterpiece, “The Great Gatsby,” opened at the gallery July 1.

Giving members of Northwind Art’s Artist Showcase program a prompt following the last line of the 20th century novel, 21 artists brought their individual interpretations of the famous line to life through works of art.

“We invited showcase artists to create artworks toward the theme of ‘Boats Against the Current,’ inspired by the last line of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby: ‘So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.’” explained Artist Showcase Gallery Manager Ken Hulick.

“The results are as wonderfully varied as the artists themselves,” Hulik added. 

Members of Northwind’s Art’s Artist Showcase include Vivian Chesterley, Larry Crockett, Stephen Deligan, Jeanne Edwards, James Ferrara, Brian Goodman, Joyce Hester, Francesca Campbell Hulick, Roberta Krause, Aliina Lahti, Donna LaHue, Wanda Mawhinney, Evan Miller, Jacki Moseley, David Noble, Sandra Offutt, Elizabeth Reutlinger, Egor Shokoladov, Kim Simonelli, Jolene Sunding, and Linda Tilley.

Art on display includes oils, acrylics, watercolor, photography, mixed media, and sculpture.

“These last words in the book are powerful and show readers a glimpse into Nick, the narrator’s world — these paintings give a glimpse into the showcase artists’ world. It’s worth a visit to come see them,” said Kathleen Garrett, exhibits director for Northwind.

The Jeanette Best Gallery is located at 701 Water St. in Port Townsend.

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