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Art Boats at Alexandria Seaport Day

This weekend was Alexandria Seaport Day down at Waterfront Park, an occasion for chowder, beer, kids’ activities, demonstrations — and Art Boats!

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They Came Before Columbus and Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine, the two boats painted by Steve Prince.

These boats were constructed by the Alexandria Seaport Foundation (ASF), painted by Art League instructors Steve Prince and Patrick Kirwin and the ASF’s Anthony Ness, and sponsored by local companies to benefit the Foundation.

You may have read about the Seaport Foundation elsewhere on this blog. The Art League has partnered with this great organization in the past to support their programs by commissioning easels, sculpture stands, and most recently a new store counter. Through the years, Seaport Foundation participants have also joined our art classes through the Geri Gordon Scholarship Fund.

More pictures of the Art Boats:

Alexandria Seaport Foundation's Anthony Ness with his boat.
Alexandria Seaport Foundation’s Anthony Ness with his boat.
An Art League easel in progress at the Seaport Foundation.
An easel in progress at the Seaport Foundation.
The other side of Steve Prince's Art Boats, Your Blues Ain't Like Mine and They Came Before Columbus.
The other side of Steve Prince’s Art Boats, Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine and They Came Before Columbus.
Steve Prince works on an Art Boat.
Steve Prince works on an Art Boat.
Patrick Kirwin's Art Boat was sponsored by Covanta Energy, a company with programs that create energy from old nets and other marine waste.
Patrick Kirwin’s Art Boat was sponsored by Covanta Energy, a company with programs that create energy from old nets and other marine waste.

About the artists: Artist Steve A. Prince is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, and he currently resides in Meadville, Pennsylvania. Prince received his BFA from Xavier University of Louisiana and his MFA in Printmaking and Sculpture from Michigan State University. He is currently an Artist in Resident at Allegheny College. He is represented by Eyekons Gallery in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Stonemetal Press in San Antonio, Texas.

Patrick Kirwin is a representational painter working primarily in oils and acrylics and with various scales from easel painting to kilometer-long murals. Currently, he is teaching Drawing, Trompe L’oeil Painting, and Acrylics at The Art League, where he has been since 1994. Kirwin has also been a teacher at the Smithsonian and the Corcoran College, as well as teaching throughout the US and Europe. Kirwin takes commissioned work as well as exhibiting and painting his original paintings.

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