Bath Commission announces new exhibit

Published 7:25 pm Thursday, June 12, 2014

BATH—The Historic Bath Commission is pleased to announce the unveiling and debut of a new painting by renown, prize-winning watercolorist Jeffrey Jakub, titled “The Return of the Pamlico River Pirates.”

The painting was commissioned by the Blackbeard Adventure Alliance and Looking Glass Productions, Inc., and inspired by the book, The Last Days of Black Beard the Pirate by author Kevin P. Duffus. The unveiling took place during the Sneak Preview of Queen Anne’s Revenge Artifacts at the Bath Visitor Center on Thursday.

Speaking briefly at this event were Dr. Kevin Cherry, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Cultural Resources and Director of the Office of Archives & History and author Kevin Duffus.

The Historic Bath Commission has a committee in place who worked hard to display a pirate art exhibit in the Bath High School building’s gallery space.  This exhibit will stay up the same six-week period that the QAR exhibit is in Bath and it will usually be accessible through the BHM Bath Community Library during its normal operating hours and at special times from the street-side entrance.

Another great value added component of purchasing the $40 ticket – not only do you get the great food from the caterer, there will be a private tour of the QAR conservation lab in Greenville on Monday, June 16 for anyone who brings the voucher they will received the night of the event.