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Plein Air Painter Reception: Jack Kaledjian

  • Dates: June 12, 2021
  • Location: Ocean House next to the croquet court
  • 1 Bluff Avenue, Watch Hill
  • Westerly, RI 02891
  • Time: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Price: $15 for day guests; complimentary for overnight hotel guests
  • On select weekends, local artists are invited to Ocean House to share their artistic vision and give a demonstration of their skills. Enjoy a reception at Ocean House on Saturday evening from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. to meet the artist. Earlier that day, catch Jack Keledjian in action as the sea air, sweeping views of the Atlantic and more than 150 years of history serve as inspiration for a work of art. About Jack Keledjian Jack Keledjian was born in Yerevan, Armenia, where his vocation as a painter affirmed itself at the young age of twelve, as he entered the School of Painting for Young Artists. Upon graduation from college, Keledjian was accepted into the Aprahamian Art Studio, where he learned his technique. Aprahamian was the master of European realism and a follower of Velazquez. Studies with him involved working exclusively from life, at first using the conceptual and technical methods of the Spanish, Russian, and French impressionism. The emphasis of each period was on direct painting from life. In 1981, with his family, Keledjian immigrated to the U.S. and settled in Massachusetts. He continues to improve his education as an artist with the art studio of Richard Schmid in Vermont. One of his works is permanently exhibited at the Armenian Library and Museum of America in Massachusetts. The Boston merchants of Newbury Street have also mounted a bronze plaque on the street wall to honor Keledjian as a master painter. He continues to live and work in Watertown, Massachusetts. Reservations are required for hotel guests and day guests. All safety protocols will be in place.