29 September 2010

Nantucket Events for Season 2011

Nantucket Wine Festival: May 19 - May 22, 2011
Spring Restaurant Week: June 6 - June 12, 2011

Film Festival: 2011
Comedy Festival: July 27 - July 30, 2011

Boston Pops Nantucket: August 13, 2010
Sandcastle Contest: August 20, 2011
Cranberry Festival: 2011

Don't forget Columbus Day Weekend is next weekend and this Saturday, October 9, 2010 is the Cranberry Festival.

Make your plans for Season 2011.

There are many options for luxury places to stay on Nantucket. Century House is the oldest continuously operating guesthouse on Nantucket Island with completely renovated luxury rooms. For room reservations at our bed and breakfast, please call Century House at 508-228-0530 or email centurybnb@aol.com

Have a great day!


17 September 2010

Artist in Residence on Nantucket

It was great having artist in residence Christopher Wheat at the Century House this past season. Find him on twitter @nantucketartist
A little bit about Christopher at www.christopherwheat.com

"Christopher is a self-taught artist whose oil paintings capture the subtle nuances that make a painting come to life for the viewer. His attention to detail capture the subtle changes in light on the landscape and pressing shadows push his paintings to a level of execution that is hard to find in the art world today, making owning one of his paintings something very special.

"My goal as an artist is to capture the feeling of the subject and bring the viewer into the image, evoking the feeling of being there," states Christopher, "I have been fortunate to do the one thing that I have always dreamed about doing for my work, to be an artist. There is a freedom that is hard to explain that comes with doing what you were meant to do in life. The joy I bring to the easel with me each day is hard to contain as I work on a painting. I have found that this is really what makes my paintings come to life. I truly enjoy creating beautiful paintings!"

"Becoming a part of the environment that you paint is very important to me", says Christopher, "I have been painting through out the New England coast for the past 18 years and the subject matter is very close to my heart. My focus currently is on creating art of Nantucket. Last year I was able to spend much of my summer painting on island thanks to my dear friends (Inn keepers) Jean E and Gerry at the Century House on Cliff rd just a short walk from town and shopping. They are oldest running Nantucket inn and the best place to stay"."

Happy Fall!