“Ahoy Maitz! Pirates & Treasures” opens
DELRAY BEACH, FL – The Cornell Museum of Art & American Culture presents “Ahoy Maitz! Pirates & Treasures” May 8th through October 28, 2012. This unique exhibition celebrates pirates, myths and legends through the remarkable and imaginative paintings of award-winning artist, Don Maitz, who also created the original Captain Morgan Spiced Rum character. Enjoy a summer of discovery! Guess how many gold doubloons cover the museum’s pirate ship, take an art inspired treasure hunt, and find out how to become a pirate! Events/Promotions: • May 10, 2012 – An Evening of Pirates, Myths & Legends with Artist Don Maitz Thursday, 6-7:30 pm; $10 admission Meet celebrated artist, Don Maitz at a special reception. • May 13, 2012 – Mother’s Day Special Sunday, 1-4:30 pm, All moms receive free admission for Mother’s Day. • June 17, 2012 – Father’s Day Special Sunday, 1-4:30 pm, All dads receive free admission for Father’s Day. • July 14 & 15, 2012 – Blue Bell Pirate Weekend Saturday, 7-9 pm; Sunday, 1-4 pm A family fun weekend filled with activities fit for pirates and princesses. “Pirates & PJs” on Saturday evening and “Pirate/Princess Funday” on Sunday afternoon. Presented in partnership with Blue Bell Ice Cream. About Don Maitz Over a 30-year career, Don Maitz has produced imaginative paintings that have amazed a worldwide audience. The iconic pirate character he created for Captain Morgan Spiced Rum is his most widely recognized work. Most Maitz paintings are painted with oil colors, in the painting techniques used by the old masters, and present a story to viewers, who respond to the enticement and allure of the image. Sometimes, experimentation and innovation give rise to unique applications of traditional media. Maitz artwork has enhanced products world-wide, extending to books, magazines, jigsaw puzzles, mural wallpaper, limited edition prints, posters, calendars, screen savers, cards, and other merchandise. Two published books of his collected art work have sold out: First Maitz, and Dreamquests: the Art of Don Maitz. Maitz recently worked as a conceptual artist on two feature films: Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius, and as a concept and production artist for Ant Bully. The museum is located at Old School Square. Museum hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am – 4:30 pm; Sunday, 1-4:30 pm Admission is $10 general; $6 seniors; $4 students (13-21); $2 ages 4-12; free for ages 3 and under.