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Cape Cod National Seashore to Host Kenneth Hawkey’s Exhibit, Thirty Years in the National Seashore

A painting of a lake rising into tall sand dunes under a cloudy sky.
"An Hour Until Dusk" is one of many works by Kenneth Hawkey on exhibit at Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham. A reception with the artist will be held on Sunday, March 10 from 2 to 4 pm.

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News Release Date: March 1, 2019

EASTHAM, Mass. –  Artist Kenneth Hawkey’s paintings will be featured at Cape Cod National Seashore’s Salt Pond Visitor Center in March. The exhibit is part of the seashore’s ongoing series -Perspectives: Seeing Cape Cod National Seashore Through Art.

Thirty Years in the National Seashore celebrates Hawkey’s 30th anniversary painting scenes in Cape Cod National Seashore. Hawkey lives in Truro, where the national seashore encompasses nearly 70% of the town. Dunes, waterways, woodlands, beaches, wildlife habitats, and the private residences found within the national seashore are the foundations of Hawkey’s exhibit. The exhibit, which consists primarily of new works, will include one painting from 1989 to show how the national seashore inspired Hawkey’s development as an artist. 

Hawkey is active in the arts across Cape Cod. He is represented by Larkin Gallery in Provincetown and Post Office Gallery in North Truro. He was the recipient of two Massachusetts Cultural Council Grants by benefit of which he created and presented two series of paintings that beautifully depict the development and the heritage of the Outer Cape. In addition to his many solo shows, Hawkey’s work has been exhibited in juried shows and invitational exhibitions at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, Chatham’s Creative Art Center, Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Falmouth Art Center, Fine Arts Work Center, Art League Rhode Island, Attleboro Art Museum, various venues in New York State, and several corporate exhibits. He has been featured in Cape Cod Magazine and has had several reviews of his exhibits in the Provincetown Banner. This is his first exhibition in Eastham.

A public reception with the artist will be held at the Salt Pond Visitor Center in Eastham on Sunday, March 10, from 2-4 pm.

IF YOU GO: Salt Pond Visitor Center is located at 50 Nauset Road at the intersection of Route 6 in Eastham, and can be reached at 508-255-3421. The center is open daily from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, with staff to assist with activity planning. Visit the museum, view the new park movie, enjoy panoramic views of Salt Pond and Nauset Marsh, and shop in the gift and bookstore featuring national seashore-related items.

Last updated: March 1, 2019

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