The "Art on Loan" program displays the works of local artists on meeting room walls in Barnstable Town Hall. Artwork by Donald Gauland is now on display in the Barnstable Town Hall, through April 18, 2019.
Donald Gauland is a self-taught artist and a passionate student of Eastern philosophy, who works principally in colored inks on mulberry paper and acrylic on canvas.
Donald’s artistic journey began 1985 with watercolor collages. A life-long interest in Eastern philosophies and his practice of T'ai Chi Ch'uan and Chi Kung, he was inspired to work in ink and paint abstract expressions.
He paints with “chi (energy), jing (essence) and shen (spirit) to create abstract images of growth, stability, and balance.” Each original painting is signed and dated with the Chinese year and stamped with his artistic seal.
In addition to painting, Donald plays alto sax and percussion in the Barnstable Town Band, as well as in the Cape Cod Concert Band and Cape Community Orchestra.
He also enjoys improvisatory Irish sessions playing bodhran and rhythm bones.
You will find Donald on the Hyannis Village Green every Wednesday in July and August during the Barnstable Town Band concerts. Donald and his wife will be in the Hyannis HyArts Artist shanties for a stay in June and then again in September.
His wife Janet is a percussionist in the Barnstable Town band and is an artist as well, channeling her creativity as a jewelry designer.
The Barnstable Town Hall exhibit is open to the public and on display now through April 18, 2019, in the Barnstable Town Hall Hearing Room and Selectmen’s Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Barnstable Town Hall, 367 Main Street, Hyannis. There is complimentary parking in the Town Hall parking lot. Town Hall is open Monday through Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm (except State and Federal holidays) and frequently opens during evening hours for scheduled meetings.
For more information on this program email firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call 508-862-4767 Program information available at: www.ArtsBarnstable.com