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Sanford Museum's July Art Wall

Friday, July 1, 2011

Alan W. Cave was chosen as July's Artist of the Month by the Sanford Museum. His works will be displayed on the Art Wall in the East Gallery all month. Photo by Jessica Mathes
The July Art Wall in the East Gallery of Sanford Museum will feature the works of Alan W. Cave of Johnston, Rhode Island.

Cave began his career at the age of 14 when he took an "intro into painting" weekend course. At the age of 15, his works were displayed in the Sanford Museum, along with the works of his friend and mentor, Zelma Cooper-Bomar.

As a young boy, Cave's parents took him traveling. He greatly appreciated this gift of travel and was very much inspired by what he saw.

Cave studied Architectural Interior Design and Art History while attending the following schools: Rhode Island School of Design, Boston Architectural College, and the University of Houston.

His artistic philosophy is "based on the self-transformation that is attained through the creative process of making art." He believes in "pushing the envelope" to surpass the regular experience of art and transform it into a complex expression of skills and techniques. By doing this, one can attain the ability to produce an extraordinary work of art that will have an impact on the people of this world.

Cave creates with a variety of mediums, including acrylics, water color, gouache, ink and conte pencils. He also works his magic using structural elements such as wire, metals and glass.

His works range from abstracts to photo-realism. Much of his work is inspired by coastal New England and Midwest Prairie landscapes, but he displays the human figure in many of his works as well.

The creations of Cave are represented throughout the state of Massachusetts by Charles-BaHivik Gallery in Provincetown, by Simple Elegance Fine Art in Osterville, and also by Spaces Gallery in Boston.

There will be a reception at the Sanford Museum for Cave from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 2.

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