Group Art Exhibition at Woodruff’s Art Center Mashpee Commons

“The Art of Books”
Art show collaboration with Market Street Bookshop

September 21-October 29, 2017 Woodruff’s Art Center will have on view “The Art of Books”, a group art exhibit in collaboration with Market Street Bookshop. There is an opening reception on Thursday, September 21st from 5:00-7:00pm.

Acrylic by artist Chris O’Dell Ferguson, an interpretation of “Wilderness Essays” by John Muir

No, the artists have not created pictures of books as the title “The Art of Books” could imply, but rather they have read a selection of books and created artistic interpretations.

Woodruff’s Art Center owner Amy Rice and Market Street Bookshop owner Cynthia O’Brien put their heads together this past winter and came up with an interesting exhibit. Cynthia selected eight book titles that include non-fiction, essay, young adult, middle school, classic, sci-fi/fantasy, inspirational and book club favorite fiction. Amy put together a group of 16 artists who chose and read up to three titles each, and in their favorite medium(s) created works of art inspired by the texts.

Watercolor by artist Cailyn Ferguson, an interpretation of “Wilderness Essays” by John Muir

The exhibit has as many mediums as there are books; there is oil, ink, acrylic, jewelry, watercolor, fiber, drawing, collage, pastel and gouache. Each book selection will be on display accompanied by several art works per title.

The artists, with the exception of one, are all Cape Cod resident artists. Participating artists are Roger Bigg (from UK), Betsy Payne Cook, Colleen Dubuque, Cailyn Ferguson, Kelly Ferguson, Chris O’Dell Ferguson, Lorraine Haynes, Ric Haynes, Lisa Horton, Toni Newhall, Jessie Nickerson, Amy Rice, Candice Ronesi, Sue Dahling Sullivan, Erica Szuplat and Ali Tyber.

Woodruff’s Art Center hours are Monday through Saturday, 9am-5pm and Sunday 11-5pm. For directions and more information about Woodruff’s please visit


For more information about, or press photos of, this show, information on Wooduff’s Art Center, or the artist, please contact owner Amy Rice at or by phone at (508)477-5767

Author: Mashpee Chamber of Commerce

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