November 3-22, 2017
The Cape Ann Collection – Watercolors by Carl Whitten
Opening reception: Friday, November 3, 5:00-9:00 PM
Exhibition hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Please note, the Emporium is closed Thursday-Friday, November 23-24.
Cape Ann sits jutting out into the sea 25 miles north of Boston, Massachusetts. For over 150 years, famous artists have been coming to Cape Ann’s quaint and rustic towns of Gloucester, Rockport, Annisquam, Magnolia, Lanesville, and Essex to paint its beauty. “You can never run out of things to paint with Cape Ann’s six lighthouses, fishing boats, sandy beaches and rocky shores,” says Carl Whitten. “I was truly inspired by the natural seaside light, colors and flavor of Cape Ann.” The summer he visited was like a homecoming since he was born on Cape Ann and can track his family ancestry to fishermen from Gloucester. Other than a few summer visits, Whitten had not lived on Cape Ann since early childhood, but now as an artist can appreciate its beauty and great history.
Carl Whitten currently lives in Knoxville. He has received numerous awards for his paintings. His paintings have exhibited in the Emporium Center, McGee Tyson Airport, Dogwood Regional Fine Arts exhibits,and in the Knoxville Mayors’ offices. He is a member of the American Watercolor Society, The Tennessee Artists Association, and the Arts & Culture Alliance of Knoxville. Examples and fine quality prints of his paintings can be found at https://fineartamerica.com/artists/carl+whitten.