Struna Galleries of Brewster and Chatham, Cape Cod

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Struna Galleries of Brewster and Chatham, Cape Cod

Our gallery events page will keep you informed about new work and activity in the galleries.  This page features a journal by Heather Struna, owner of Struna Galleries in Chatham and daughter of the artist.

Notes from Heather -

 

 

Christmas time
 

 

 

 

 

We hope that you can join us for our Annual Holiday Open Houses!

 

Brewster 

Brewster Weekend:

December 5, 6 & 7

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11am - 5pm

*All Weekend - Special Book Signing!

                       Meet the Author!

                       Barbara Eppich Struna

                       "The Old Cape Teapot"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chatham 

Chatham Weekend:

Friday, December 12   11am - 8pm

                               * Chatham Christmas Stroll

                                  Festive Town - Wide Event!

Saturday, December 13  11am - 5pm

                                * Special Book Signing  2 - 5pm

                                   Meet the Author

                                   "The Old Cape Teapot"

Sunday, December 14    Noon - 5pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Windowboxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 The Old Cape Teapot

My mom's NEW book The Old Cape Teapot is NOW AVAILABLE!

 

Nancy Caldwell returns in the historical fiction, The Old Cape Teapot, to uncover the trails of two survivors from the wreck of the 1717 pirate ship Whydah.  Armed with an old map and the knowledge that in pirate culture the looted riches were equally shared, she takes us from the tropical island of Antigua to Cape Cod searching for more treasure.  Using alternating chapters between centuries, two stories link together to solve another mystery filled with danger and conspiracy.

 

The new book is available on our website and at the galleries, as well as numerous bookstores and specialty shops all over the Cape!  Also available as an e-book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble and iTunes.

 

The cover is designed by my dad, and features an  original acrylic on panel from his Square Foot Series.  The series of original acrylics on 12" x 12" wood panels depicts the perspective of the viewer looking down as they would explore the Cape's beaches and paths.  One Square Foot of Marconi includes a pottery shard similar to the piece my mom (and the contemporary character Nancy Caldwell) found on one of her beach walks.  Marconi Beach is where the sunken pirate ship the Whydah was found in the late 1980s. 

 

Click here for more information on the book!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas 2014

 

 

Introducing the New Christmas Series!

Christmas 2014                                                                              Drypoint Engraving with Watercolor, 3" x 3"

 

This new series of drypoint copper plate engravings will feature vintage toys!  The first in the series is the classic teddy bear!

For more information, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nine 

 

Nine

Now available as a limited edition giclee reproduction from his original acrylic on linen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

House Scape 

House Scape                                              Watercolor                                                           30" x 22"                                                       1978 

 

 

Earlier in his career, dating back to Northeast Ohio in the 1970s, my dad produced a series of paintings featuring old barns and farm houses with elaborate, stylized brush strokes that stretched down the paper or canvas.  Recently one of these paintings returned to the studio, much to our delight.  The painting (circa 1978) had been chosen for his third Ohio Watercolor Society juried exhibit.  This travel exhibit was significant because he needed three accepted shows in a series to obtain his active Signature status with the prestigious society of watercolor artists.  More than thirty years later, this past summer, my dad received a phone call from Kent State University (presumably the last stop on the exhibit) saying that they had found the painting in storage.  Thanks to friends in Ohio, we were able to get the piece back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Triple Play

 

 Triple Play

Acrylic on Linen

11" x 14"

 

 

 

 

Cape Walk
 

 

Cape Walk

Acrylic on Linen

30" x 40"

 

 

 

 

 

 

before the spring

 

Since I opened the gallery in Chatham in 1998, my concentration has been on the business side of things, which is my true passion.  This year I experimented with some printmaking of my own - with a focus on winter trees and their bare limbs (A favorite subject for my dad, too!) It's been wonderful to work with him in the studio.  I've always loved the drypoint method of printmaking but had never tried it myself.  A few of these drypoint engravings are on display at the galleries.

 

 

 

 

before the spring                                                                                Drypoint Engraving with Sepia Ink, 3" x 3", H. Struna

 

 

 

 

 

under winter branches
 

under winter branches                                                                           Drypoint Engraving with Sepia Ink, 3" x 3", H. Struna

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Crosby Mansion

Also exciting news:

My sister Annie and new brother-in-law Eric were married at the Crosby Mansion on October 18, 2014!

It was a beautiful day for a beautiful couple!  

Here are some pictures from the wedding at Crosby Mansion and reception at my parents' home in Brewster!

The leaves were a magnificent, golden yellow and they were falling ever-so-softly throughout the ceremony on the Mansion's front porch pictured here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kiss! 

 

 

 

 

 

Annie and Eric!

October 18, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Centerpieces 

 

 

 

 

All of the centerpieces were unique bouquets of baby's breath, hydrangeas and dahlias in vintage teapots!  Each table had a different arrangement!

 

 

 

 

 

Bouquet 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Annie made her own bouquet and used special pins from my grandmother.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Casey

There were three tents set up behind the barn on my parents' property for the reception.

We were lucky to have had so many helpers!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lights 

 

Little white lights were wrapped around all of the trees and inside the tents.  Lovely arrangements of baby's breath and dahlias were displayed at every corner.  It was an enchanting scene...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And at night, mingling along with the stars, the lights glowed and twinkled. 

 

 

Lights
 

 

 There was a fun photo booth and corn toss games!  And music on the dance floor!

 

 

 

Grandma and Casey 

 

Family came from places near and far to celebrate the special day! 

Here's Grandma and Casey before the ceremony at Crosby Mansion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Men

 

 

The Struna - Eppich men gathering for a picture before leaving for Crosby Mansion.  Eric was already there.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scott and Carly

 

    

  Pictures at Crosby Mansion!

 

 

Family 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dance 

 

 

It was such a beautiful day - filled with happiness and love!  The couple's first dance!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Casey 

 

After the wedding, we were still celebrating and visiting with family!  

Here's Casey helping me at the gallery!  Notice her apron and tape measure!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Casey 

 

 

She was a great helper!  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wishing a warm and happy holiday for you and your family!

 

 

 

Happy Holidays!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for reading!  See you soon!

-Heather

November 2014

Click the link to my mom's blog: barbarastruna.blogspot.com

 

Struna Galleries of Cape Cod

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