Published DateMOULTONBOROUGH — During the week-ends only season at Castle in the Clouds visitors will have a special treat--an exhibit and sale of Winslow Homer's Wood Engravings, the first of three curated shows that will occupy the Carriage House Gallery this season.
Winslow Homer achieved fame and fortune with his New England seaside paintings, but he started his artistic career in Boston working as a lithographer and by producing wood engravings for popular magazines of the day; the exhibit is a rare look at this formative phase of Homer's work.
A free wine and cheese reception for this exhibit of Homer's early works produced for popular periodicals of the day, is open to the public on Sunday, May 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The original prints on display, including Civil War sketches and scenes from everyday life in the late 1890s, are also for sale; 100% of the proceeds benefit the Castle Restoration Fund. The exhibit, sponsored by Christopher P. Williams Architects, PLLC, will stay at the Gallery until July 7.
The Castle is open week-ends only, with a limited Carriage House cafe menu, until Saturday June 8 when it will open fully for the season. The Gate will be open daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. from Saturday June 8 until October 27 with a full season of programs, concerts and events. Visit the website for more on the Castle's upcoming season.
And just before the Castle property opens for its full season the 1920s Lucknow Lawn Party, formerly the Lilac Tea, has the run of the Lucknow mansion and gardens with tasty tea delicacies and vintage attire on Thursday June 6, from 3-5 p.m. Tickets $25--$20 for Castle Friends. Sponsored by Irwin Automotive Group.