A Weaver • A Painter • A Photographer
January 3 – 31, 2023 in the Sigel Gallery at the Falmouth Art Center
“Creative Expressions” is built upon long-term friendship and centered on artistic innovation. While working in disparate mediums, the artists take inspiration from one another and the world around them. Their goal is to motivate, encourage, and critique one another through creative collaboration. For viewers, they hope that their sculptural weavings, paintings, and photographs elicit memories, stimulate feeling, or provoke thought. With strong ties to Falmouth, the artists are delighted to mount their first collaborative show at the Falmouth Art Center.
My contemporary woven sculptures express personal thoughts and emotions. My intention is to engage viewers. From first impressions, I hope they will linger — look closely — and explore the multiple layers and meanings in my work. Ultimately, I hope they will discover the idea, opinion, or feeling that inspired each work.
Lynne Francis-Lunn is a nationally recognized and award-winning sculptural weaver. Drawing on her deep love and experience with textiles and weaving, her current artistic work focuses on sculptural weaving using hand-painted paper and basketry techniques. Lynne received “Exhibition Committee Awards” from the National Basketry Organization in 2021 and 2022 and a “Certificate of Excellence” from the National Basketry Organization in 2017. Lynne is a graduate of Falmouth High School and the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth where she majored in Textile Design. She served as Director of Merchandising at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts for 33 years. Lynne serves on the Board of Trustees for the Society of Arts + Crafts and North Country Studio Workshops. Lynne is married to Peter Lunn. They live in Beverly, Mass. and are delighted that their son, daughter-in-law and first grandchild live nearby.
My personal history — a world of boats, boatbuilding, and time spent on the water — is the inspiration for my artwork. I am drawn to create images of seascapes, maritime craft, and the people who derive a living or pleasure from the sea. My use of oil paint and cold wax creates sculpturally loose and contemporary impressionist images that reflect the moods of the ocean and the people who work and play in that environment. This collection features the traditional Catboat and focuses on the people who harvest from the sea and enjoy sailing on the waters surrounding Cape Cod.
Peter is a self-taught painter who turned to art as a way to relax and express creativity while working in a highly regimented and regulated industry. After a brief career in the marine industry, he transitioned to the medical device field where he spent 35 years working for Medtronic. During this time, he earned his B.S. from Endicott College and his M.S. from Northeastern University. Peter grew up in Woods Hole with a passion for boating and boatbuilding. After graduating from Falmouth High School, he received training in boatbuilding at the Apprenticeshop in Bath, Maine and then completed the Yacht Design Program at the Landing School in Kennebunk, Maine. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Essex Historical Society and Shipbuilding Museum. Peter is married to Lynne Francis-Lunn. They live in Beverly, Mass. and are delighted that their son, daughter-in-law and first grandchild live nearby.
My photographs seek to add artistic expression to the authenticity of journalistic images. In my current work, I invite viewers to see familiar objects, like wooden boats, from a new perspective. In my photos of people, landscapes, nature, and architecture, I strive to capture unexpected moments and unique viewpoints that encourage viewers to recall memories or create stories.
Greg Anderson is an award-winning photojournalist who worked for major daily newspapers including the Miami Herald, The Dallas Morning News, The Detroit News, and The Seattle Times. His photos have also been published in Time, Newsweek, and U.S. News & World Report. During his 40-year career, he covered events ranging from the Miami riots to the Super Bowl, from the Seoul Olympics to Palm Beach society, from major golf tournaments to the Iditarod. Greg was at the forefront of the digital newsroom and a pioneer in establishing a web presence for newspapers. He is an active member of the Upper Cape Camera Club and the Falmouth Art Center. Greg is married to Caroline McKee Anderson who grew up in Falmouth. After 30 years in the Pacific Northwest, they retired to Cape Cod in 2016.