07 June 2006

Hall of Fame Basketball Star Joins Our Art Program!

"Creativity takes courage." Claude Monet
One of the greatest virtues in life is courage. Courage to become who you are meant to be, courage to discover your talents and the passion to pursue them. Nantucket lovers share the desire to be free and to pursue hidden talents. Century House welcomes yet another talent!
Thomas William Heinsohn is a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame and a part of the Boston Celtics team that won eight NBA titles in nine years. After his playing days were over, he became the Celtics' head coach for eight years and was named Coach of the Year. Nowadays, Tom enjoys painting, with Don Mosher, master painter and fellow artist, Bill Fein, all of whom stayed at the Century House early June, capturing a part of Nantucket on canvas. Of the Century House he said: "The hospitality was great! Gerry is a gifted conversationalist. The art in the inn is a measure of the fine people and artists who have stayed at the Inn. In short, you'll throughly enjoy your stay at the Century House."

04 June 2006

The Master Artist and The Apprentices!

Master Artist Don Mosher, a Century House Nantucket Island artist-in-residence since the late '80's selected Tom Heinsohn and Bill Fein to accompany his Charrette early June. Pictured to the left are Don and Bill painting in Sconset. Don's work has been featured in several national publications including Yankee and American Artist Magazine.

Mosher's paintings hang in the permanent collections of large corporations, institutions, banks, and private homes throughout the United States and abroad including the Peabody Museum, Portland Art museum, and the State House in Boston. As adept with watercolor as he is with oils, Donald Allen Mosher moves freely between the two and his vivid expressive impressionist interpretations of New England in oils form a delightful counterpoint to his softer, gentler watercolor compositions.