Painting, Writing and Singing to Benefit Orleans Conservation Trust

April 21st at Addison Art Gallery

Saturday, April 21 from 4 to 6
Arts for the Earth:
Painting, Writing and Singing to Benefit the Orleans Conservation Trust 

Addison Art Gallery
43 Route 28 (South Orleans Road), Orleans, art, 508.255.6200

Orleans, Cape Cod, MA — In celebration of Earth Day 2018, come and watch award-winning painters at work, hear acclaimed singer-songwriter Sarah Burrill perform, and meet authors Robert Finch and Peter Trull who will be signing their books. 

Artists demonstrating include Maryalice Eizenberg, who will be painting in oil, and Amy Sanders, who will demonstrate in pastel. Adults and children alike are amazed to see the processes that lead to a finished painting. The artists are happy to answer questions and discuss their techniques.

One of America's leading nature writers, Robert Finch has lived on Cape Cod since 1971. He has published eight books of essays and is co-editor of The Norton Book of Nature Writing. His weekly radio commentary, A Cape Cod Notebook, has been broadcast since 2005 on WCAI, the Woods Hole NPR affiliate of WGBH, and for which he twice received the prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award for Radio Writing. His essays have appeared in numerous magazines and journals and his books have been translated into Japanese and Chinese. He was named as one of the New England Literary Lights by the Associates of the Boston Public Library, and has received the Non-Fiction Award from the New England Booksellers Association.

Mr. Finch has taught at numerous colleges and writers conferences, including Williams College, Emerson College, Carleton College, Spalding University, Penn State, the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. A resident of Wellfleet, his latest book is The Outer Beach: A Thousand-Mile Walk on Cape Cod’s Atlantic Shore.

Peter Trull has been involved in field research and education on Cape Cod for 40 years. He conducted field research in Guyana and Surinam, studying the market trapping of Common and Roseate Terns, working with local bird trappers in several coastal villages where he hesitatingly admits he’s eaten Common Terns and 15 to 20 species of sandpipers and plovers. He served as Education Director at The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History and the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies and presently teaches at the Cape Cod Lighthouse Charter School. He has written six books on the Cape’s natural history, describing the lives of coywolves, cetaceans and his lifelong passion, birds. His newest book The Life of Terns – Birds of Paradox, will be released in 2019. 

On Mr. Trull’s most recent book, The Gray Curtain: “Peter Trull is a world class naturalist and the go-to expert for all things wild on Cape Cod. In this fascinating book, he explores the complexity of cause and effect in a natural ecosystem as three of the ocean’s top predators converge on Cape Cod.”    — Gregory Skomal, Ph.D. Senior Marine Fisheries Scientist. MA Marine Fisheries

This lively event will feature a raffle prize that includes a framed photograph by National Geographic photographer Hardie Truesdale, books by Robert Finch, Peter Trull and Mike O’Connor, and gift certificates from Addison Art Gallery and Lakefarm Gardens. A portion of the proceeds from all books and art sold during the event will benefit the efforts of the Orleans Conservation Trust.


"Orleans Conservation Trust is pleased to join with the Addison Art Gallery in recognition of earth day 2018. We are delighted to be joined by such talented  musicians, artists, and authors in this event that celebrates the sights and sounds of our beautiful seaside village. Please join us in support of our work to preserve the land and waters we all love.” — Stephanie Gaskill, Orleans Conservation Trust

The Orleans Conservation Trust, founded in 1970, preserves land and educates the public in order to sustain our natural resources and the character of our community.

The Trust seeks to acquire lands and interests in lands, to manage and maintain those lands in their natural state, to protect wildlife habitat, and to educate residents and visitors about the importance of preserving the environmental quality of Orleans. Since its founding, the Trust has preserved more than 650 acres in Orleans through deeded gifts, land purchases, and private conservation restrictions.

Addison Art Gallery 
The nationally respected Addison Art Gallery is widely known for finding exceptional emerging artists and bringing them to the market as well as for offering collectors a plethora of opportunities to meet and get to know master artists. This fine art gallery represents artists from across the United States, Mexico and France, and is home to many of the most sought-after Cape Cod artists. Housed in a charming Cape house overlooking Orleans Town Cove, the welcoming gallery provides a comfortable environment for viewing exceptional work. The gallery’s commitment to and involvement in the community is unsurpassed.
43 South Orleans Road (Route 28), Orleans, MA 
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