Dr. David Hudson is the research scientist at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, directing the research and conservation program. Before then, he served as an assistant professor at a small college in Atlanta, teaching and doing research on crustaceans. Dave is fluent in Spanish, having lived in Bogotá, Colombia as a Fulbright Fellow after earning his Ph.D. from UConn. His research uses the behavior and physiology of crustaceans and fish to determine the effects of changes in the physical environment (temperature, salinity, sound, etc.) on distributions, survival, and ecology of marine and aquatic organisms. He is also interested in how changing human behaviors impact the survival of species, and how aquaculture can be used to augment food security, economic security, and conservation of marine and aquatic animals.
Peter Arguimbau is a resident artist of Greenwich, art historian, and restorer. He paints life around him and is notorious for his love of classic marines. You may have met him and Kim, at our Change of Watch.
Arguimbau will talk about emulating the paintings of the Luminist Movement, an extension of the Hudson River School, noted for its unique quality of light. It is Arguimbau’s discovery that the Luminist Movement is the last movement of the Renaissance here in America through shared techniques of the English portrait and landscape painters derived from the Flemish Technique of the Old Masters. At the same time, he will demonstrate this Luminist technique while painting a marine motif; a light effect of wind, sail, and sea.
Underscoring Renaissance painting techniques and materials, specifically the preparation of grounds for panels and oil dryers, he will begin with a systematic drawing in charcoal using basic drawing principles for perspective, proportion, light and shade, abstract rhythm and design. After the drawing is defined, the forms are colored in dry paint and then the light effect is fixed with an Umbrian oil wash distinguishing both light opaque areas from transparent shadow planes. These steps are honed with translucent colored glazes in refining the tonal relationships from a 2-dimensional plane into a 3-D life-like representation.
Arguimbau’s series of lectures and demonstrations on painting are part of his upcoming book, “REMBRANDT’S LOST SECRET, The Invention of Oil Painting in 1410” “My 50 -year quest for the painting mediums of the Old Masters reclaiming art history.”
His work can be seen at the new Boatyard Gallery, 350 Riverside Ave, Riverside,
Please join America’s Boating Club of Greenwich to hear Captain Bilski’s Long Island Sound fascinating tales (and exciting trials.)
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In 2018 Capt. John Bilski took over the Sea Tow franchise covering the water from Greenwich to Milford, trading an insurance industry workplace for a snug office in a tiny cottage along the waterfront promenade at Bridgeport’s Captain’s Cove where his distinctive yellow and black Sea Tow vessel is moored.
He manages three full-time captains, two backup captains, and two on-call scuba divers – the latter come in if lines need to be attached below the surface or if a boat requires salvaging. They are always monitoring the VHF channels used by boaters out on the water, both at the Captain’s Cove location and in their homes.
“I was pretty much on the water from day one of my life,” Capt. Bilski says. “I used to fish with my family and we always vacationed on the water. I’ve been a boater and scuba diver and fished in these waters my entire life. So when the opportunity came up of buying the franchise, I jumped at it.”
NOTE: Members of America’s Boating Club enjoy many popular benefits, one of which is a 10% discount to Sea Tow. Details will be available at the event.
7 pm ~ Usual light refreshments will be served by French Chef Cécile