The Story Behind… The Nantucket Santa
Friday, July 27, 2018, 7:00 PM — 8:00 PM EDTFree
In 2008, Judi Vaillancourt introduced a Chalkware Santa decorated with subtle nautical details. The piece was featured on a summer edition of WCVB’s television series, Chronicle, and unveiled during the Small Friends of Nantucket’s “Event Under The Tent.” Since then, the Judi has created an annual Nantucket Santa that represents different icons and images from the island of Nantucket. As one of the most popular Chalkware series to date, much of the meaning found in the details often go unknown. For the inaugural “The Story Behind” series, Judi will talk about the Nantucket Chalkware series and present the 2018 piece.
The evening will begin at 7:00 pm with a wine reception before the lecture within the Christmas Museum. Immediately following the lecture, the piece will be available for purchase within the Retail Gallery. Reservations are suggested, but not required.