N TOP TEN: September 4 – 10, 2015

The Ultimate Activities Guide for September 4 – 10, 2015

letterpress-printing1. Introduction to Letterpress Printing
Friday, September 4 || 9 A.M. – 1 P.M. || 1800 House
The art of a hand-written letter doesn’t have to be a lost one! Join the NHA and Brittany Thurman for a morning spent creating personalized letterpress cards and envelopes. Now you’ll have plenty of stationary to send to all your friends near and far. For more information or to sign up, contact bthurman@nha.org.

nude2. “Undressed” Gallery Reception
Friday, September 4 || 6 – 8 P.M. || Philip Bloom Gallery
The Philip Bloom Gallery has brought together a diverse group of artists who have embraced both the controversy and intrigue of nudity as a subject matter in this new exhibition. Curated by Kristin Sancken, a Brooklyn-based writer and curator who specializes in themed-based exhibitions highlighting both emerging and established artists, this reception will be sure to open your eyes and mind to the ways in which bodies are politicized.

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3. “It’s ALL about the LINE” Gallery Reception
Friday, September 4 || 6 – 8 P.M. || Hostetler Gallery
Nantucket’s beloved Hostetler Gallery will host their last reception of the season and celebrate all of the artists they represent: David Hostetler, Art Werger, Power Boothe, Xanda McCagg and Donn Russell. Swing by and enjoy an evening of paintings, sculptures, carvings, prints and more!

aan4. Artists Association 70th Anniversary Gallery Talk
Saturday, September 5 || 11 A.M. || Visual Arts Center, 24 Amelia Drive
Join the Artists Association of Nantucket and curator Robert Frazier for a morning discussion celebrating 70 years of island artwork! Free and open to the public, this event is perfect for novice art-lovers and seasoned artisans alike. BONUS: Pack a basket and join the AAN for a celebratory picnic at 24 Amelia Drive the following day, September 6, at 5 P.M.

5. Nantucket Book Signing
Saturday, September 5 || 11 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. || Mitchell’s Book Corner
One of Mitchell’s Book Corner’s top picks for the month of September, don’t miss your chance to meet author Nan Rossiter as she signs her newest novel, “Nantucket.” Described as “a tender, moving story of rekindled passion, set amidst the timeless beauty of Nantucket,” go pick up a copy and keep your summer reading habit going right through the fall!

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6. Jewelry + Art Showcase Reception
Saturday, September 5 || 4 – 8 P.M. || 2 Union Street
We all know that Nantucket is full of talented artisans, so don’t miss this opportunity to mingle with five of our favorites: Jessica Hicks, Clay Twombly, Jen Greenwood, Angela Phillips and Sharon Sterk. From malas to paintings and everything in between, we think there’ll be something for everyone!

cisco7. Wine + Cheese Pairing
Saturday, September 5 || 5 – 5:45 P.M. || Cisco Brewers Wine Deck
Take advantage of the weekend and enjoy a tasting of 8 wines – including Cisco’s Reserve Reds – on the wine deck of Nantucket Vineyard overlooking the Cisco Brewers courtyard. Learn about their many varietals and how they make great wine 30 miles out to sea. $25 per person (or $40 with a cheese plate served by the Lobster Trap!) Cheese plates must be ordered 2 days in advance so contact wineguy@ciscobrewers.com and reserve your space now!

8. National Theatre Live: Everyman
Sunday, September 6 || 4 P.M. || Dreamland Theater
BAFTA winner and Academy Award-nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave) takes the title role in this dynamic new production of one of English drama’s oldest plays, and you have the opportunity to catch this production broadcast right here at the Dreamland Theater! For tickets and more information, click here.

Screen Shot 2015-08-20 at 8.40.30 PM9. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike Closing Night
Wednesday, September 9 || 7:30 P.M. || Dreamland Theater
Don’t miss your last chance to catch White Heron Theatre Company’s production of “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”! Directed by Tony Award-winner Martin Platt, this show is sure to have you rolling on the floor laughing. Click here for tickets and more information.

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10. Marchesi Antinori: Wines of Italy
Thursday, September 10 || 5 – 7 P.M. || Épernay Wine & Spirits
Ciao bella! Don’t miss your change to meet + greet (and practice your Italian) with Marco Deary of Antinori Wines as he pours a superb tasting line-up from Antinori’s distinctive wine estates. A couple minutes with Marco and you’re sure to impress with your knowledge of Italian wines at your next dinner party. Cin-Cin!

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