Mimi Schlichter Author Talk & Art Exhibit
Stop on by the library to see Mimi’s art and then come hear her speak about her 54-day project!
Author Talk, Demonstration and Book Signing
The Falmouth Public Library is delighted to host local artist and writer Mimi Schlichter for an author talk and book signing on Saturday, September 17th from 4pm-5pm in the library’s Hermann meeting room. Mimi will be discussing her most recent book The 54 and Then Some: The 54 Falmouth Beach Paintings in 54 Days Project Expanded Edition with The Other 46, as well as offering a demonstration of her alla prima oil technique used during the project. This author talk, demonstration and book signing event is free to the public and registration is required. To register, click here or call the library at 508-457-2555 extension 7. (Photo Credit: Milt Williamson)
Mimi explains the genesis of the project on the back cover of the book, “On April 1, 2020 the Town of Falmouth closed its beach parking lots as a proactive measure to reduce Covid 19 viral spread. It meant I lost the option of painting beach scenes from the front seat of my car. They remained closed until May 24th. A total of 54 days. One year later, March, 2021, I found myself sitting in my car in a beach parking lost, painting and wondering “why didn’t I do this more often last year?” Then I remembered. I couldn’t get there. The idea came to me to celebrate how life is different this year. So on April 1, 2021, I began a series of 54 paintings of the Falmouth beaches. My personal commitment was to complete the paintings in 54 days, one a day, every day, by May 24. You hold in your hands the result of that commitment. In this new expanded version, I include The Other 46, the paintings completed in the 46 days following the completion of the 54 project. They take the alla prima “a painting a day” run to a full 100 days.”
“The Beaches and Beyond Art Exhibit”
Concurrently, “The Beaches and Beyond Art Exhibit” by Mimi Schlichter will be on display in the Adult Collections Room of the Falmouth Public Library for the entire month of September. Mimi describes the show as a gradual exhibit. Her intention is to begin with a representative group of paintings form the original 54-day project, while each week adding newly created, sometime still wet, oil paintings she plans to complete during the month of September. The art exhibit will be on display from September 2nd through September 30th. This art exhibit is free to view and no registration is required. Just stop on by the Adult Collections Room during the library hours.
Mimi Schlichter moved from Pennsylvania to Cape Cod in 1997 to pursue painting in an environment of light and beauty, with nature as her inspiration. She paints mostly in oils, while also enjoying the flexibility and spontaneity of watercolor pencils paired with ink. It is her goal to bring to life scenes and visions that inspire, soothe, and bring joy, be they tiny minis at 2’x2′ or massive multi panel installations.