Do you know who the statue is of in the painting below and what he was noted for in history?
"Bicentennial Park", Swansboro, NC...6x8" Oil on Belgian Linen,
en plein aire, 3-29-2007 by Bernie Rosage Jr.
The small coastal town of Swansboro, North Carolina has a quaint friendly atmosphere aptly earning its nickname..."Friendly City by the Sea". The town was incorporated in 1783, and named for Samuel Swann, a former Speaker in the North Carolina legislature. The town's main attractions are its beautiful waterfront views and its quaint downtown, filled with boutiques, shops and delicious restaurants. One of its many beautiful spots is "Bicentennial Park" at the base of the Highway 24 bridge. It gives visitors a chance to fish in the White Oak River or relax and watch the water... not to mention a great place for an artist to set up his/her easel and paint away.
Trivia answers: Otway Burns, a local privateer who built the first steamboat in North Carolina. PLUS... this will be the very spot local artists will converge on Sunday, November 11, 2007 at 2:00 PM for OOPS "Paint Out #2".
Please mark your calendar and make plans to join us... See ya there!
The following artists plan to attend:
Bernie Rosage Jr
Brenda Behr (artist from Goldsboro)
Earl and Donna Tyree
Wyn Easton (artist from Raleigh)
Sandra and Gordon Adams