The Jamestown Arts Center will host a discussion by Robert C. Vose III – known to everyone as Terry – about his latest book, “Tales of an Art Dealer: The History of Vose Galleries Boston,” at 5 p.m. March 5.
His presentation is the culminating event of the Nina A. Baugh exhibit, a show of her late 19th and early 20th century art. Many of her works on display are from the Jamestown Historical Society’s collection. The final day to see the exhibit is before the Vose talk. The arts center opens at 10 a.m.
Vose is a fifth-generation owner of the Vose Galleries. His father, Robert C. Vose Jr., began “Tales of an Art Dealer” many years ago. Terry Vose completed and published his father’s book in 2012. Together, they vividly portray art history in the United States through their story of the development of Vose Galleries Inc. from 1841 to 1995. Vose also will discuss his family’s history in Jamestown. The family owned the 17th century property Cajacet (also known as The Thomas Paine House) on East Shore Road for more than 50 years. During its time in Jamestown, the family was active in the historical society. S. Morton Vose II, Terry’s uncle, gave the society two of its most prized works of Jamestown art.
“Jamestown Harbor at Sunset” is an oil painting by Edward Mitchell Bannister (1828-1901), a Black Canadian-American tonalist who made his home in Providence. His picture of sailboats at West Ferry in 1895, not long after the introduction of the steam ferries, is both evocative of an earlier era and timeless. In his watercolor, “Field on Conanicut After Rain,” Henry Orne Ryder (1860-1943), who worked mainly on Massachusetts’ North Shore, captures the open fields and dewy haze of Jamestown farmland at the turn of the last century. Both paintings are on display in the current exhibit.
The book will be available for sale Saturday and Vose will autograph copies. Tickets for the event can be purchased online through the historical society or arts center. General admission is $10; members cost $8; and student tickets are $5. Tickets also will be available at the door.
As the Baugh exhibit ends, a new exhibit opens in the society’s display case in the library. This month marks the 75th anniversary of the Jamestown Rotary Club, and the new exhibit contains artifacts from its history. Stop and take a look.
— By Rosemary Enright, See the full article here on the Jamestown Press website