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“Spring Thaw” Art Exhibit Opens Next Friday at Nantucket Artists Association

Although Nantucket hasn’t experienced the worst winter, we are all happy now to be seeing red-winged blackbirds, budding pussy willows, and plentiful snow drops; in celebration of the longer days of spring, the Artists Association of Nantucket (AAN) is pleased to announce an exhibition entitled Spring Thaw which will be on display in the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Gallery at 19 Washington Street from Friday, March 17 – April 1.

“We thought Spring Thaw was a great title for our first official exhibition of 2023, giving visitors the chance to view new works completed by our artists during the off-season,” said AAN artistic director Robert Frazier. “The start of another spring is always interesting because you have a chance to see what new insights may have stimulated our artists, and if anyone has taken a different approach with their art. Each artist has been invited to bring in two works, and we are looking forward to an exciting season in the gallery,” added Frazier.

“The AAN includes close to three hundred local artist members who participate throughout the year in online as well as gallery exhibitions and we are grateful they continue to help make our award-winning AAN gallery (“Best Of” from I&M and named Best New England Gallery by Yankee Magazine) one of the most comprehensive venues for local art. Their works include everything from jewelry, oil paintings, watercolors, pastels, ceramics, sculptures, mixed media, photographs, and some textiles,” said AAN gallery director Peter J. Greenhalgh. 

This exhibition will run in conjunction with AAN’s student show at the Big Gallery, upstairs at 12 Straight Wharf, which begins on March 28 and continues to April 4, 2023.

Spring Thaw will be on display from Friday, March 17 to April 1 in the Cecelia Joyce & Seward Johnson Gallery, located at 19 Washington Street, a stone’s throw from Main Street in the heart of Nantucket’s Cultural District. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 am to 5 pm (closed Sundays & Mondays until the end of May). To learn more about the AAN, visit the website at  For information about AAN’s 2023 carefully crafted programs, call 508-228-0722.

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