October 5, 2021 RiverArts Salon: The Artistic Adventures of Blue Tulip with Posey Boicourt

RiverArts Salons

A RiverArts Salon is a (virtual) place to learn something new, share ideas, explore interesting topics, see and be seen, and have fun.

Tuesdays from 5 - 5:45, on Zoom

Posey Boicourt

on “Becoming Blue Tulip”

Based on her book Blue Tulip:  an artistic adventure with painter Francois Joseph Kinsoen and his niece Adele, author Posey Boicourt invites you along as she rediscovers the world of a forgotten portrait painter from Bruges in her family who emigrated to Paris and quickly rose to work for Napoleon and royal courts of France and the Netherlands. 

A discussion following may include the following topics:

1.      A reassessment of familiar and perhaps familial “treasures”.

2.      The importance of salon culture, then and now:  networking

3.     Collaboration:  the dilemma of finding a publisher and the importance of collaboration,  including sources of all kinds from and on the Eastern Shore

Books may be ordered via Posey’s website: or, if you prefer via her email

Spy Chat: In Search of Family and the Art of François Joseph Kinsoen -


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Announcing a Salon Field Trip: Bring a chair and gather around Chestertown's newest mural, El Trompo, for a conversation with the folks who made it happen. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

And, come see Dog Days, a new exhibition in the RiverArts Gallery, on show from August 6 - 29. Click here for more information.