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Fifty Paintings to Celebrate Roosevelt Park’s Fiftieth Anniversary

Posted June 30, 2014, at 11:55 a.m.
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Sunday, July 20, 2014 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Location: Roosevelt Campobello International Park, Route 774, Welshpool, NB

For more information: 575-267-2450; MichaelChesleyJohnson.com

To celebrate the Roosevelt Campobello International Park’s Fiftieth Anniversary and in conjunction with the Park’s Anniversary Celebration, artist Michael Chesley Johnson has created a series of fifty paintings. The paintings, which feature scenes of the Park, will be exhibited at the Park’s new restaurant, The Fireside, July 19-August 16. The Campobello Island restaurant is located at 610 Route 774, Welshpool, New Brunwsick, and is open Monday-Thursday, 11:30-5; Friday-Saturday, 11:30-10; and Sunday, 11-4.

Johnson will present a free outdoor painting demonstration for the public on Sunday, July 20, at 2-3 pm Atlantic Time at The Fireside.

Johnson owns Friar’s Bay Studio Gallery, also on Campobello Island, and paints in the Park and leads painting workshops there throughout the summer. “Because I have been painting in the Park for ten years, it has become very important to me, and I wanted to help celebrate this important anniversary in a meaningful way.” Johnson, who used the online crowdfunding site Kickstarter to fund the project, painted the pieces in oil and in a small 6″x6″ format. In addition to the paintings, he will be creating a book that features them, plus a calendar and notecards.

Johnson is an award-winning, internationally-recognized artist as well as an author. His book, Through a Painter’s Brush: A Year on Campobello Island, features more paintings of the Park and other parts of the Island. More information about the exhibit and the artist can be found at his website, www.MichaelChesleyJohnson.com.

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