Sutton Foster and Julien Havard Exhibit Their Visual Art on Cape Cod Aug. 14-28

News   Sutton Foster and Julien Havard Exhibit Their Visual Art on Cape Cod Aug. 14-28
Artist Julien Havard — the former dresser of two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, who sang his praises in her 2011 Tony acceptance speech, bursting into tears — will get an exhibit of his recent pieces, alongside Foster's own work as a visual artist, at the Hyannis Harbor Arts Center in Massachusetts.

Artwork by Julien Havard
Artwork by Julien Havard Photo by Julien Havard

Havard is artist-in-residence at the Hyannis Harbor Arts Center on Cape Cod. The show runs Aug. 14-28. The artists will appear at a reception on Aug. 15 from 7-10 PM.

Artwork by Sutton Foster
Suton Foster

Foster and Havard first met in 2001 when he was hired as her personal dresser on the Broadway musical Thoroughly Modern Millie, for which she won her first Tony award for Best Actress in a Musical. Their working relationship continued through the next decade with Foster's turns in Little Women, The Drowsy Chaperone, Young Frankenstein and Shrek the Musical.

"While Sutton was onstage or in rehearsal, Julien would work on his artwork, often capturing characters from the productions on which they were working," according to a press statement about their work. "Inspired by Julien's vibrant works, Sutton also began creating artwork of her own, including beautiful ink drawings and paper collage."

Accepting the Best Actress Tony for playing Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes in June 2011, Foster became emotional when she announced in the televised Tony ceremony that Havard was moving to Cape Cod to realize his dream as a professional artist. When Havard became artist-in-residence at the Hyannis Harbor Arts Center, the two friends "began to hatch a plan to exhibit their artwork together, a first for Ms. Foster, who has never shown her work publicly before now."

The Julien Havard Art & Design Studio is located at the Hyannis Harbor Arts Center. It's open to the public Wednesday-Sunday, noon–5 PM, and other days "by chance or by appointment."

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The Hyannis Harbor Arts Center at the Guyer Barn, "has been renamed to reflect its expanding mission to showcase established and emerging artists in a variety of genres through instruction, events, exhibits and performances. The name and mission complements the HyArts District's efforts to establish the Town of Barnstable as a regional destination for the arts."

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