The Block Island Times

Hassinger mermaids go on sale

Proceeds go to B.I. Medical Center
Aug 15, 2014
Photo by: Lars Trodson

Herman Hassinger’s well-known collection of mermaids is now on sale at the Aurora Gallery, and the proceeds of the sale will go toward the Block Island Medical Center.

The collection includes dozens of items, some cute, some kitschy, some elegant, some barely clothed, all rendered in various media: glass, ceramic, wood. Some are drawn and others are etched in glass.

The entire collection, as well as other works of art, will go on sale, starting with an opening on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m., and then run for another week. The Aurora Gallery is located above the Block Island Post Office.

There will also be artwork by Victor Mayes, Sally Pinney, and Gillian Stevens.

Herman Hassinger, who was an architect, and his wife, Doris, both died in October 2012 after their single-engine Beechcraft crashed in New Hampshire. — Lars Trodson


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