“Monhegan and the Islands” Art Show Opening at Kefauver Studio & Gallery

“Squeaker Cove, Monhegan”, oil, by Charlotte Thibault

 The Kefauver Studio & Gallery, Damariscotta, announces a reception to celebrate the opening of the “Monhegan and the Islands” art show. The show opens September 13th and runs until October 6th.  The show’s theme is the natural and man-made beauty of beloved Monhegan Island, and Maine’s other gorgeous islands, including Vinalhaven, Mount Desert Island, and Peaks Island.  Work will be presented in a variety of mediums, including oil, watercolor, sculpture, photography, gouache, and pastel.

 The show features new work by oil painter Will Kefauver, and the work of his 22 juried guest artists. 

 Two of the artists are new to the gallery with this show.  They are watercolorist Kathleen Fox and mixed-media artist and oil painter Susan Pecora.

 The returning guest artists are George Baker, Deena Ball, Jane Bowman, Dale Dapkins, Jenny Doyle, Chris Essler, Michael Fillyaw, Sandy Harper, Hannah Ineson, Deborah Kozak, Jan Kilburn, Kathy Lane, Judy Nixon, DiTa Ondek, Scott See, Joyce Smith, Charlotte Thibault, Kim Traina, and Gail Wartell.

 Will Kefauver is also honored to present a special display of several photographs by the late Steve Dunn.  A Maine native, Dunn turned to photography after a successful career as a consumer advocate. Monhegan Island was perhaps Steve’s favorite place in the world, and he would spend weeks there every year photographing the island’s architecture and natural beauty. He described his style as “photographic impressionism.” Dunn published a collection of his photos in a book called Monhegan: Timeless Impressions of a Special Island.  This book is for sale in the Kefauver gallery, and all proceeds are donated to the Monhegan Associates, a land trust formed to protect the wild lands of Monhegan.

 The opening reception will be held on Sunday, September 15th, from 4:30 – 6:30.  Refreshments will be served, and there is free parking. 

 The Kefauver Studio & Gallery is located at 144 Bristol Road, Damariscotta, and is open from 10:00 – 6:30 daily. Will Kefauver can be reached at 207-226-0974,will@kefauverstudio.com , or www.kefauverstudio.com

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