Author Talk, Book Signing, and Art Exhibit
at the Falmouth Public Library
Saturday, September 17, 2022 - 4 PM
Join the Falmouth Public Library as they host local artist and writer Mimi Schlichter for an author talk, book signing for her newest book The 54 and Then Some: The 54 Falmouth Beach Paintings in 54 Days Project Expanded Edition with The Other 46, as well as offering a demonstration of her alla prima oil painting technique used during the project.
Concurrently, an exhibit of some of the paintings from the 54 day project will be on exhibit in the Art Walk area of the adult wing of the Falmouth Public Library for the entire month of September. Schlichter describes the show as a gradual exhibit. Her intention is to begin with a representative group of paintings from the original project, while each week adding newly created, sometimes still wet, oil paintings she plans to complete during the month of September. The show will be on display September 2 through 30.
About The 54 - And Then Some:
Schlichter explains the genesis of the project on the back cover of the book, ”On April 1, 2020 the Town of Falmouth closed its beach parking lots as a proactive measure to reduce Covid 19 viral spread. It meant I lost the option of painting beach scenes from the front seat of my car. They remained closed until May 24. A total of 54 days. One year later, March, 2021, I found myself sitting in my car in a beach parking lot, painting and wondering, 'Why didn't I do this more often last year?' Then I remembered. I couldn't get there. The idea came to me to celebrate how life is different this year. So on April 1, 2021, I began a series of 54 paintings of the Falmouth beaches. My personal commitment was to complete the paintings in 54 days, one a day, every day, by May 24. You hold in your hands the result of that commitment. In this new expanded version, I include The Other 46, the paintings completed in the 46 days following the completion of the 54 project. They take the alla prima 'a painting a day' run to a full 100 days."
About Mimi Schlichter:
Schlichter moved from Pennsylvania to Cape Cod in 1997 to pursue her painting in an
environment of light and beauty, with nature as her inspiration. She paints mostly in oils, while also enjoying the flexibility and spontaneity of watercolor pencils paired with ink. It is her goal to bring to life scenes and visions that inspire, soothe, and bring joy, be they tiny minis at 2"x2" or massive multi panel installations.
Find out more about Mimi at Mimi's Art.
Registration is required and copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event from Eight Cousins.
This event is free.
Click HERE to register or call Adult Services at 508-457-2555 x7.