UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: Fairfield Museum Launches The War of 1812 at Sea: Marine Paintings

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Fairfield Museum Launches The War of 1812 at Sea: Marine Paintings

Fairfield Museum Launches The War of 1812 at Sea: Marine Paintings

from the J.Russell Jinishian Gallery in Fairfield, Conn.

FAIRFIELD, CT/JULY 3, 2012 – For the dog days of summer, why not visit Fairfield Museum and History Center’s (www.fairfieldhistory.org) new, special art exhibition, The War of 1812 at Sea: Marine Paintings from the J. Russell Jinishian Gallery collection, Fairfield, Conn. (jrusselljinishiangallery.com). The exhibition, which will be on display through September 9th, 2012, will chronicle the great sea battles around the War of 1812, some of which occurred off the Connecticut Coast, and will feature dramatic marine paintings and models from art dealer J. Russell Jinishian. See program information under August events.

The War of 1812 at Sea exhibition will include 16 works, including two intricate models, from some of the most prominent marine artists working today, according to Museum Executive Director, Michael Jehle. “We consider ourselves privileged to be able to display the outstanding work of these artists. Their paintings and models capture pivotal moments during the War of 1812, a troubled and dark time for our young nation and for Fairfield as well,” he said. For more information:  http://www.fairfieldhistory.org/

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