Third Avenue Playhouse (TAP) announces the opening of an art exhibit by guest artist Ginnie Cappaert to run June 28 through July 22.
Cappaert is a full-time visual artist with a summer studio in Egg Harbor and a winter studio in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Her surroundings of nature and her travels inspire and influence her oil/mixed media paintings on paper or wood panel.
She has taken many workshops by various artists, but it is her intense studying of art history and just experimenting that have broadened her personal techniques to art making. She works in oil and mixed media layering, adding and removing, many layers to each piece. It is this in-depth process that lets subtle markings and layers emerge into the finished painting – an abstracted minimalist version of a landscape.
“Ginnie Cappaert is the perfect artist to show during TAP’s production of Red by John Logan,” said TAP Marketing and Development Director, Amy Ensign. “Mark Rothko (whom the play is centered around) has been deeply influential to Ms. Cappaert’s work. So how perfect for her work to be in the lobby during the run of the play.”
In the play, master abstract expressionist Mark Rothko (played by Drew Brhel) has just landed the biggest commission in the history of modern art, a series of murals for New York’s famed Four Seasons Restaurant. In the two fascinating years that follow, Rothko works feverishly with his young assistant, Ken (Matt Frye), in his studio on the Bowery. But when Ken gains the confidence to challenge him, Rothko faces the agonizing possibility that his crowning achievement could also become his undoing.”
For more information, call 920.743.1760 or visit thirdavenueplayhouse.com and gcappaert.com.