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Gallery Exhibits at Green Briar

The two galleries in the Green Briar building offer changing exhibitions throughout the year. Society members and the public are invited to come by and view the works of these talented artists. Following is the schedule for the coming months.

IN THE LARGE GALLERY: 

AUGUST 25 – DECEMBER 31           

“The Call of the Surf: The Golden Age of Surf Fishing in New England 1940-1960” is currently on exhibit at the Green Briar Nature Center featuring lures and lure makers of the time.  The Golden Age of Surf Fishing was the time just before, during and after World War II, when men were hard pressed to earn a living and went to the beaches and rocky shores in search of striped bass and bluefish to sell at the market.  However, the commercially available lures at that time were not strong enough to hold a large thrashing striped bass. A new technique of building stronger lures caught on all along the striper coast from Cape Cod to the Jersey Shore.  Although this exhibit concentrates on Massachusetts and Rhode Island, Connecticut had a few lure makers, and New York and New Jersey had an entire genre of very talented lure builders.  Almost without exception, these lure makers were also experienced surf casting fishermen or men who also fished from small outboard motor driven “tin boats” (car toppers) launched into the surf off the beach.  Fishing rods were primarily made of bamboo prior to the use of fiberglass, and reels were of the conventional revolving spool design until spinning was introduced.

         

This was an age of invention and ingenuity, the results of which provide us with the rich history of the times.  The lures, especially when found in excellent condition in their original boxes or packaging, are a delight for collectors.  This extensive exhibition of lures, rods and old photos of the lure makers is on loan from the private collection of Dr. and Mrs. Frank Richardson.  Dr. Richardson is a trustee of the Thornton W. Burgess Society.    “A Meet the Collector & Gallery Tour” is scheduled for Friday, October 17 from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.  The exhibit runs through December.

IN THE SMALL GALLERY:

 SEPTEMBER 20 – NOVEMBER 9

  Out On a Limb:

Bird Nests & More

 

The Pastel Paintings of

Eileen Casey

 

Meet the Artist Reception

Saturday, October 4, 2014

1:00PM—3:00PM

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6 Discovery Hill Road
East Sandwich, MA 02537
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