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Artist Karen Rinaldo- Falmouth, Cape Cod
Historic Commissions

    The Karen Rinaldo Gallery is pleased to offer The Web Cam :

  • Educational Purposes
  •  Classroom Interviews
  • Television Formats


   The Web Cam allows for a Virtual Tour  as well as a way to illustrate the process involved in the creation of special projects. Participants are encouraged to prepare questions in advance and share them during the interview with the artist.
   
  

  
     
The Artist Accepts Historic Commissions

In 1994  Ms. Rinaldo was commissioned by The National Association of Congregational Christian Churches  to paint the first historically accurate painting of The First Thanksgiving. It would be their " Gift To The Nation''

This project of research and painting took over 6 months to complete.

1995 Article Written By The Artist  In The Congregationalist Aug/Sept

In 1996 -1997 the painting was exhibited in a major exhibition entitled 'The Art of Thanksgiving'' at Pilgrim Hall Museum , Plymouth, Massachusetts.

1998  - Included in Scholastic Book Teaching American History With Art Masterpieces

1998  Inclusion in Textbook Blast Off on Tennessee Social Studies

2004  Elementary School  Machon Georgia

2007 The Travel Channel " The Hearty Boys''

2008  Interview About The Painting  Hikory Creek School St. Augustine, Florida

The Painting The First Thanksgiving 1621 is now in the permanent collection of Plimouth Plantation and is featured in their Exhibit The Myths of Thanksgiving.
America the Beautiful


  Information Regarding The America the Beautiful Painting is available by calling 508-540-6318. The Painting is in the collection of The Falmouth Historical Society, Falmouth, Massachusetts. This is the first painting paying tribute to the Life and Times of Katharine Lee  Bates and her song America the Beautiful.

 America the Beautiful was written by Katharine lee Bates . She started writting the piece in1893 and it was complted in 1895. It was set to music by Samuel Ward  and  America the Beautiful is one of the most Patriotic American  songs and has become known as America's song.
 Katharine Lee Bates was born in 1859 in my town of Falmouth, Massachusetts.
She was an Educator , Writter and Poet. Miss Bates  traveled extensivly but always returned each summer to her seaside town of Falmouth, Cape Cod. There has never been a painting commemorating her life and so this montage style Painting incorporates all the important aspects of her life the Song . Travel , Writing, Education, her pets , and her hometown Falmouth Cape Cod.

  The Battle of  Falmouth  Reenactment 1999 Oil Painting 
  Private Collection Falmouth Historical Society
  On Loan Falmouth Town Hall

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