The Cahoon Museum of American Art kicks off its summer series of gallery talks and tours in conjunction with its current exhibition, “Exquisite Shells: The Art of Sailors Valentines,” on Tuesday, June 4, at 2 PM with a talk by exhibiting artist Hatsue Iimuro.

Ms. Imuro will share the inspiration for her sailors valentine, Floral Breeze, which features a shower of falling cherry blossom petals created entirely out of shells. She will also highlight the traditional Japanese technique of Hakone, a type of parquetry used as inspiration in her artwork, Mosaic World, which features designs created from shells and sea urchins.

Ms. Iimuro’s talk is free with paid museum admission.

The Cahoon Museum of American Art is located at 4676 Falmouth Road (Route 28) in Cotuit.

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