Not to be missed! Join us at Union Hall in Rockport for a special evening that brings together art historian/critic Daniel Kany with painter Henry Isaacs for a conversation about Kany's new book, "Travel Notes: Paintings by Henry Isaacs."
The talk will explore the artist's process, techniques, inspiration, and greatest influences. An extensive traveler, Isaacs will tell stories about the sometimes-quirky genesis of his paintings and share small versions of them, his "travel notes," while he speaks.
Cocktail reception at 5:00 p.m.; Artist talk at 6:00 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public; however space is limited, so registration is required to ensure a seat.
A book signing will be held immediately following the talk; copies of the book will be available for purchase.
About Henry Isaacs
Ever since he first came upon Islesford with his young family, Henry Isaacs has been painting his vibrant view of Maine. While he enjoyed spending many years looking back across the bay towards Mount Desert Island, he also loves sharing his views from across the world—Nepal, Rwanda, Guatemala, France, Vermont, and many other places—with art lovers and locals alike and offering impromptu art lessons when anyone is interested.
In addition to his experiences gained through travel, Isaacs has a varied and impressive education that includes the Slade School of Art in London, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Putney School in Vermont. He has also taught and lectured at educational institutions around the world.
About Daniel Kany
Daniel Kany's depth of knowledge of art history, his vast experience in criticism—including over 500 continuous weeks of reviews for the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram as well as magazines and journals across New England and Canada—coupled with his long frienship with Henry make him the perfect interpreter of Henry's work.
About the book
This book considers Henry Isaacs' approach to painting: he makes many small paintings which he calls "notes." Isaacs doesn't work from photographs but relies only on the many small paintings he makes on site. This book has an in-depth text by art critic and art historian Daniel Kany that discusses Isaacs' approach in the context of art history. The book also includes dozens of color plates and many accompanying stories told by Isaacs about specific paintings.