The Harbor History Museum invites you to an afternoon with master painter and gifted story teller, Austin Dwyer. He is an award-winning painter, with his works displayed in museums, galleries, and private collections. Dwyer is an author, musician, and inventor. In 2009, he published his novel The Ring of the Piper’s Tune.
Dwyer specializes in maritime-themed art, capturing the beauty of the sea and the ships that ply the waterways. His visit to the Harbor History Museum is part of the GigFest Maritime Art Exhibition, a juried art exhibit showcasing Pacific Northwest maritime artists, on display from June 4 through July3, 2011.
“Austin Dwyer is a life member and past president of the Puget Sound Group of Northwest Painters,” says Vicki Blackwell, Museum Curator. “With his extensive background, we’re thrilled he will be joining us as part of our lecture series.”
Dwyer is also a signature member of the American Society of Marine Artists and member of the Board of Directors. He is listed in the Maritime Masters of America at the Mystic Seaport Maritime Gallery in Connecticut.
The lecture will take place at the Harbor History Museum on June 25, and will start at 3:00pm. Entrance is Museum admission plus $1.00, Museum members are free. Space is limited so it is suggested you arrive early to secure a seat.
The Gig Harbor Peninsula Historical Society dba Harbor History Museum was founded in 1963, and opened a museum in 1973. The mission of the Harbor History Museum is to create opportunities to experience the heritage of the greater Gig Harbor communities. We do this by collecting, preserving, and sharing this area’s history. The museum is open Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm, except major holidays.