Robert Cardinal Named Guest Artist for 25th Anniversary Cape Cod Five Pops in the Park

Arts and Entertainment

June 6, 2014

From: Arts Foundation Of Cape Cod

Orleans, MA - The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod has named local painter Robert Cardinal as this year's guest artist for the 25th Annual Cape Cod Five Pops in the Park concert at Eldredge Park in Orleans featuring the Cape Symphony conducted by Artistic Director, Jung-Ho Pak.

Mr. Cardinal has been commissioned to create this year's commemorative painting and limited edition lithograph, which will be unveiled at a reception in his honor Wednesday June 25th as part of the Orleans Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours event at The Farm on Rock Harbor Road in Orleans starting at 5pm.

According to AFCC President & CEO Kevin Howard, "I have been a fan of Mr Cardinal's work for many years. His bold use of color make his paintings vibrant and dynamic. Rhapsody in Blue is no exception and will be an amazing image to associate with the silver Anniversary concert."

A resident of Truro, Robert Cardinal has been living on Cape Cod for most of the past fifty years. In the late 1950's, he left Montreal, Canada and moved to Greenwich Village and from there, he followed his fellow artists on their spring pilgrimage to Provincetown.

Since his training at La Grande Chaumiere Art School in Paris, Robert has been fascinated with art history and his paintings have been particularly influenced by the masters of realism and impressionism including Goya, Maxfield Parrish and Edward Hopper.

Cardinal looks for harmony between nature and what is man-made in simple scenes: isolated beaches, lighthouses, lonely Cape homes. He stresses color, light and mood in an effort to achieve a moment in time using striking combinations of color that are bold and vibrant and even somewhat shocking in hue. Cardinal is represented by Addison Art Gallery in Orleans.

Date: Saturday, August 23, 2014

Hours: 5 pm to 7 pm

Location: Eldredge Park, Eldredge Parkway, Orleans, MA

Proceeds from the August concert enable the Arts Foundation to fulfill its mission to support, promote, and celebrate arts and culture of Cape Cod. The Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, Barnstable County's regional arts agency, provides artistic, cultural, and educational programs with an emphasis on supporting arts education initiatives, individual artists, and cultural organizations. Pops in the Park will allow the Arts Foundation to increase direct support through its grants and scholarships programs, particularly in the Lower Cape.

Contact the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod to purchase advertising space in the 2014 program book or reserve VIP Tables, Festival Seats or General Admission Lawn Seats with prices starting at $25. Tickets can also be purchased online at or call the Arts Foundation at 508-362-0066, or email