'Seafarers' show in Newport



Atelier Newport will host a collaborative exhibition featuring works from The Donald Tofias Collection to run May 5-May 25, during the Volvo Ocean Race, with Newport being the only stopover in the United States. 

The gallery says that the show, entitled "Seafarers,' will highlight Newport as the Sailing Capital of the World. It will feature the works by John Mecray and Michael Keane, along with  contemporary nautical works by Heinke Bohnert, Antonia Ty Peeples, Jennifer Day and Sunny B. Wood, in addition to other artists. "The exhibition will celebrate the rich history of Newport through the painters' eyes, while moving to present contemporary work. Newport is steeped in marine work and 'Seafarers' presents an homage for two well-known marine painters of the 20th Century.''