Rachel Brask Paintings at Clad In for April-May 2018

Clad In will host oil paintings by Rachel Brask for the months of April and May 2018. This exhibition will feature the most recent “Abstracted Rainy Moments” paintings by Brask, recently painted during a two-week art residency at Truro Center for the Arts Castle Hill’s Edgewood Farm, located on Cape Cod. Throughout the residency, Brask scouted out potential locations and landscapes that she could photograph as reference images to inspire new scenes for her to paint, then to have it “rain” on her painting compositions.

There will be an artist reception on Thursday, May 10, 5:30-7:30pm. Come out for some light refreshments, meet the artist, and see how the the shop is curated to have the artwork and fashionware complement one another.

Day 12: My Truro Art Residency (Friday #2)

Today was my last full studio day…would I be able to finish those final two blank canvases?  Continue reading

Day 11: My Truro Art Residency (Thursday #2)

Today was about getting ready for our artist in residency open studio for the public… Continue reading

Day 10: My Truro Art Residency (Wednesday #2)

Day 10 continues with a mad frenzy to complete my painting goal, coupled with a long night… Continue reading

Artists in Residence Walk Through – Cape Cod Reporter

“Artists-in-Residency Walk Through at Truro Center for the Arts.” Cape Cod Today, March 21, 2018. http://www.capecodtoday.com/article/2018/03/21/238284-Artists-Residence-Walk-Through-Truro-Center-Arts



Artists-in-Residence Walk Through at Truro Center for the Arts

March 22nd from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill is excited to present the work of three Artists-in-Residence, Rachel Brask, Kara Pelosi and Nan Ring, with a studio walkthrough. The walkthrough will be this Thursday, March 22, from 5-7pm at Edgewood Farm in the Barn at 3 Edgewood Way in Truro.  The studio walkthrough is a free event, open to the public.

This month, Truro Center for the Arts welcomed three visual artists to Edgewood Farm to kick off the spring residency program.  This session includes a mix of emerging and established artists who have spent the past two weeks creating and exploring together.

Artist Rachel Brask is a painter from Rhode Island who has been hard at work with a goal of creating twelve paintings to take back home for her upcoming exhibitions throughout the state of Rhode Island in April.  Her style of painting is abstract expressionist with impressionist tendencies. She uses a “drip effect” with stand oil to make it appear as if the viewer is looking at the scene through a window on a rainy day.  This is Rachel’s first residency experience. She says that, for her, having the opportunity to get out and explore the local landscapes as well as spend countless hours in the studio and gain new ideas and directions from the other residents has been invaluable. “Part of the whole residency experience is to also connect and learn from other artists” Rachel remarked.

Kara Pelosi is a figurative painter who finds the human form to be both fascinating and inspiring.  This residency is Kara’s first. She arrived at Edgewood Farm eager, excited and ready.  This opportunity has given her two weeks to share a studio space, time, knowledge and adventures around the Outer Cape with two established artists.  Throughout this time she has not only pushed herself through her artwork but is also pushing herself to apply for exhibitions.

Nan Ring’s work addresses questions about the history of food, home, feminism, gender policies and what is commonly know as “woman’s work”.  She uses objects and materials found in the landscape to create garments, which lead to paintings.  Her garments are usually modeled by family and friends. While she was at Edgewood Farm her fellow residents were her models.  The model then writes about their experience wearing the garment.  She uses these experiences to create paintings including images of the model in the garment and of the garment itself.  While here on the Cape she has found inspiration from her many trips out to the marshes and beaches.  Nan has won several awards for her work and has participated in several residency programs as well. Her work is included in prominent public collections including Prudential Insurance, Coca Cola, Phillip Morris and others.  Nan has described her time at Edgewood Farm as “quiet beauty, extraordinary Cape Cod light and literally no interruptions, 24-7 paint, paint and more paint”.

Our latest Artists-in-Residence have much to show, so please join us for a walkthrough on Thursday from 5 – 7pm at Edgewood Farm.

Truro Center for the Arts is will soon be accepting applications for our fall residency program – taking place in October, November and December of 2018.  For more information on our residency program, exhibitions or to register for any of our spring or summer workshops visit our website http://www.castlehill.org or call 508-349-7511


Day 9: My Truro Art Residency (Tuesday #2)

Now that I’m into my second week of the residency, I realize I only have a few more days to accomplish what I hoped to with my art…

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Day 8: My Truro Art Residency (Monday #2)

In today’s edition, grogginess, procrastination, and texture studies…

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Day 7: My Truro Art Residency (Sunday)

Now I could finally open the special package I found packed among my art supplies, marked “Do not open until Week 2 – March 18.” What could be in the box? Continue reading

Day 6: My Truro Art Residency (Saturday)

The artventure continues.

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Day 5: My Truro Art Residency (Friday)

The continuing adventures of Rachel Brask during her two week art residency in Truro, Massachusetts. In today’s episode, her painting process is positively productive, and possibly prolific, preceding her Provincetown paths…

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Day 4: My Truro Art Residency (Thursday)

My adventure continues on Day 4 of my art residency in Truro. In this episode, breakfast, paintings, and water.  Continue reading

Day 3: My Truro Art Residency (Wednesday)

My third day here at my Truro art residency was as interesting as the first two. Here’s why. Continue reading

Day 2: My Truro Art Residency (Tuesday)

Today was my second day here in residency at the Truro Center for the Arts Castle Hill at Edgewood Farm. After settling in and getting situated the first day, I finally dove into painting on day 2.  Continue reading

Rainy Moments: Art by Rachel Brask at BankRI Gallery Pitman Street (March 2018)

Rainy Moments: Paintings by Rachel Brask
BankRI Gallery, Pitman Street, Providence,
March 1-April 3, 2018


Day 1: My Truro Art Residency (Monday)

I am spending a two-week artist residency in Truro, MA. I will be blogging throughout the residency. Here is my first post.  Continue reading