Archive for Blue Hill

Cynthia Winings Gallery presents “Viewfinders”

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Buzz Masters, “Rain Room”

The Cynthia Winings Gallery in Blue Hill presents a new group exhibition, Viewfinders, featuring the work of Jenny Brillhart, Brita Holmquist, and Buzz Masters, with new work from Ingrid Ellison, with an Opening Reception, Sunday, August 20, 4 – 7PM

A Summer of exciting shows continues with the the fourth group exhibition of the season!

VIEWFINDERS features the artwork of Jenny Brillhart, Brita Holmquist, Buzz Masters, with new work from Ingrid Ellison. I am fortunate to include artwork from Louise Bourne, Avy Claire, Tom Curry, Diane Green, M P Landis, Bill Mayher, Libby Mitchell, Jerry Rose, John Wilkinson, Goody-B. Wiseman and Diane Bowie Zaitlin.

Everyone is warmly invited to the Opening Reception, Sunday, August 20, 4 – 7 PM. On view through September 18. Contact: Cynthia Winings, 917-204-2001; info@cynthiawiningsgallery.com

Verrazzano’s Islands of Maine at Blue Hill Bay Gallery

Paul Bernard King, N.A. 1867-1947, Monhegan Harbor

Paul Bernard King, N.A. 1867-1947, Monhegan Harbor

The August show at the Blue Hill Bay Gallery features the three Maine islands sighted by Verrazzano in the summer of 1524: Monhegan, Isle au Haut and Mount Desert. The show encompasses over 30 Island paintings from different eras by a wide variety of artists working in oil, pastel and watercolor.

Paul Bernard King’s “Monhegan Harbor” depicts the mackerel fishing fleet off the island landing. His combination of tonalist and impressionist techniques established his reputation in the early 1900’s. In 1938, after a productive 30-year career, he was elected as a full member of the National Academy. Other prominent artists in the show who paint on Monhegan Island are Mark Haltoff, Diane Scott, Neil Hughes and Alfred Fuller.

Charles McCaughtry, Island in Mist

Charles McCaughtry, Island in Mist

Charles McCaughtry, William Marvin and William Loebs concentrate their diverse talents on Acadia’s Isle au Haut and Mount Desert. McCaughtry paints the island interactions of earth, water, sky, and light. He has had over forty solo exhibitions and has participated in over two hundred national and regional exhibitions. William Marvin focuses on the cliffs of Acadia with dynamic compositions and an impressionistic use of color. William Loebs, a member of the Copley Society of Boston, Mass., uses the subtlety of pastel to capture the fleeting mist and fog that often surround MDI in summer.

Besides the Island collection, this late summer show encompasses 7 large rooms showing Maine land and seascapes from Kittery to Quoddy Head. The exhibition may be seen From August 1st until Labor Day at the Blue Hill Bay Gallery on Main St. in Blue Hill, Tues-Sat 10am to 4pm. For more information call 374-5773.

The Cynthia Winings Gallery presents the new group exhibition Visual Impressions

Anna Hepler , March 5, collage on gessoed board

Anna Hepler , March 5, collage on gessoed board

VISUAL IMPRESSIONS: A Group Exhibition is the third show of Season V at the Cynthia Winings Gallery!  Everyone is warmly invited to the Opening Reception for the new group show, SUNDAY, July 23, 4 – 7 PM.

The gallery is pleased to present the artwork of Josephine Burr,Elizabeth Gourlay, Anna Helper, and David Hornung, with new work from Christine Lafuente and Jerry Rose. The exhibit also includes new work from Diane Green, Christine Lafuente, Jerry Rose and Suzanne Siegel. The gallery will also include work from Louise Bourne, Tom Curry, M P Landis, Buzz Masters, Bill Mayher, Libby Mitchell, Carol Pelletier, and John Wilkinson.

For more information contact:  Cynthia Winings, 917-204-2001; info@cynthiawiningsgallery.com

Cynthia Winings Gallery Presents LIGHT SOURCE, A Group Exhibition

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TOM CURRY, HÉLÈNE FARRAR, DOUGLAS FLORIAN, M P LANDIS, MARK LITTLE &
LARI WASHBURN. ‘Deer Isle Journal’, a special project with Susan Cohen and Marilyn Turtz. The exhibition will include artwork from Louise Bourne, Heidi Daub, Buzz Masters, Bill Mayher, Libby Mitchell, Carol Pelletier, Russell Smith, John Wilkinson and Goody-B. Wiseman.

The exhibition will be on view, June 20 – July 15. For more information please visit http://www.cynthiawiningsgallery.com/

Cynthia Winings Gallery presents Blue Hill First Friday: Artist Talk:

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The Cynthia Winings Gallery presents Blue Hill First Friday: Artist Talk: Susan Cohen and Marilyn Turtz of the ‘Deer Isle Journal’, a special project in the Cynthia Winings Gallery, Friday, July 7, 5:30

On FIRST FRIDAY, October 7, the Cynthia Winings Gallery presents an Artist Talk by Susan Cohen and Marilyn Turtz of the ‘Deer Isle Journal’, a special project in the current exhibition, Light Source. The two accomplished landscape painters will share their experience of painting together on Deer Isle for many years, and the inspiration they find in the landscape. Please join me at 5:30 for their presentation and an opportunity to see the exhibition, Light Source. Everyone is welcome!

Contact: Cynthia Winings, 917-204-2001; info@cynthiawiningsgallery.com

 

Blue Hill Bay Gallery Presents “From Cape Ann to Maine”

Paul Strisik, Morgan’s Cove, Oil on canvas 16 x 24

Paul Strisik, Morgan’s Cove, Oil on canvas 16 x 24

Cape Ann, the oldest art colony in the US, has long inspired American artists with roster of painters that read like a virtual who’s who of American art. Among the thousands are Fitz Henry Lane, Winslow Homer, John Twachtman, Childe Hassam, and Edward Hopper. This show features three prominent Cape Ann artists: William Lester Stevens, Paul Strisik and Tom Nicholas. Each enjoyed a long career both painting and teaching, won several hundred awards, and was elected to the National Academy. My other reason for choosing them is that they all also loved to paint Maine.

Born in Rockport, Mass., William Lester Stevens was their first native son to achieve a national reputation. He co-founded the Rockport Art Association in 1921 with the goal of making art more accessible to all people. Paul Strisik was widely respected for his willingness to share his talents with young artists, and wrote several books, his last one being “Capturing the Light in Oils.” Tom Nicholas has been at the forefront of American landscape painting for almost a half century and was one of the youngest members ever elected to the National Academy.

Their works, as well as a dozen more Cape Ann artists, can be seen at the Blue Hill Bay Gallery throughout the month of July, 10-4 pm Tuesday thru Saturday. For more information call 374-5773.

Cynthia Winings Gallery Presents CENTER POINT

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Details from artworks of Tom Curry, Patricia Wheeler, Juliet Karelsen, Carol Pelletier, and John Wilkinson

Cynthia Winings Gallery Presents CENTER POINT, A group exhibition featuring LIBBY MITCHELL, PATRICIA WHEELER with new work from JULIET KARELSEN and CAROL PELLETIER. Exhibition runs from  MAY 28 to June 17.

The Cynthia Winings Gallery presents the first group exhibition of the season, Center Point, featuring the artwork of Libby Mitchell, Patricia Wheeler, and new work from Juliet Karelsen and Carol Pelletier. The exhibition will include artwork from Louise Bourne, Tom Curry, Heidi Daub, Buzz Masters, Bill Mayher, John Wilkinson, Goody-B. Wiseman and Diane Bowie Zaitlin.

The Cynthia Winings Gallery is an artist-owned gallery located at 24 Parker Point Road in Blue Hill, and was formerly known as the Leighton Gallery. If you have any questions about these events or artworks, please email info@cynthiawiningsgallery.com or call 917-204-4001.

Young Artists Workshop at Patten Stream Preserve in Surry

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The Open-Air Arts Initiative at the Patten Stream in Surry

Young Artists Workshop at Patten Stream Preserve in Surry
Saturday, June 3 at 10 AM – 12 PM

The Open-Air Arts Initiative hosts a Young Artist Workshop at the Patten Stream Preserve in Surry. Bring your favorite art supplies and join us for a morning of exploration and creative expression on Patten Stream Preserve, from Warren Lane in Surry.

The OAAI is a collaboration between the Blue Hill Heritage Trust and the Cynthia Winings Gallery. This workshop is free and open to all school aged youth on the peninsula. For more information, and to register for the event, please contact Chrissy Allen at the Blue Hill Heritage Trust, 374-5118 or email chrissy@bluehillheritagetrust.org.

The Cynthia Winings Gallery presents The Mid-Winter (Valentine’s Day) Show

Jerry Rose, Ledges, Oil on panel

Jerry Rose, Ledges, Oil on panel

A group exhibition featuring the artwork of Jenny Brillhart, Tim Christensen, Avy Claire, Devta Doolan, Sarah Doremus, Buzz Masters, Carol Pelletier, Jerry Rose, Nisa Smiley

Evening Reception: Friday, February 10th, 5:00 – 8PM.

Devta Doolan, Pave Spinel and Gold Earrings

Devta Doolan, Pave Spinel and Gold Earrings

Cynthia Winings, Woman In Coat, Oil on panel

Cynthia Winings, Woman In Coat, Oil on panel

This is a one day event where the gallery is shining with creative expression – Come for the art, stay for the buttered rum. Please dress warmly. Everyone is Welcome!
Please contact Cynthia Winings for more information at info@cynthiawiningsgallery.com or 917.204.4001

December Events for Cynthia Winings and the Cynthia Winings Gallery

WUNDERKAMMER, A cabinet of curiosities at the Blue Hill Public Library, Clockwise: Jerry Rose, Avy Claire, Bill Mayher, Lari Washburn

WUNDERKAMMER, A cabinet of curiosities at the Blue Hill Public Library,
Clockwise: Jerry Rose, Avy Claire, Bill Mayher, Lari Washburn

The Display Cases of the Howard Room in the Blue Hill Library will be curated with artworks that are small, whimsical and beautiful. The exhibit will include artworks by Louise Bourne, Avy Claire, Ingrid Ellison, Heather Lyon, Jenny Maloney, Buzz Masters, Bill Mayher, Caroline Mayher, Jerry Rose, Lari Washburn, Goody-B. Wiseman, and myself. This holiday sale will offer unique and meaningful works that you might be inspired to give to a loved one, or treat yourself.

Everyone is welcome to the Reception,
Friday, December 9, 5 – 6:30

Our Booth at Last Year's Winter Faire, 2015

Our Booth at Last Year’s Winter Faire, 2015

Winter Faire at the Bay School,
Saturday December 3

Goody-B. Wiseman and myself will have a Booth in Emlen Hall at this wonderful winter festival hosted by the Bay School. The booth will be filled with prints, works on paper and Goody-B.’s bronze sculpture. All day, events will be happening around the school, with much more arts and crafts to see, from 10AM – 4PM

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The 17th Annual 10 x 8 Show,
Saturday, December 10, at the Bay School, Emlen Hall
Preview Begins at 9:30, The One Day Sale begins at 10AM, until 2PM

I look forward to participating in my fifth(?) 10 x 8 exhibition along with seven artists, Louise Bourne, Heidi Daub, Missy Green, Rebecca Haley McCall, Gail Page, Annie Poole, and Goody-B.Wiseman. All artworks are within 10 x 8 inches, and for one day only, available for $150 including tax. With Refreshments and Live music
If you have any questions about these events or artworks, please email me at info@cynthiawiningsgallery.com, or call, 917-204-4001.

 

Cynthia Winings Gallery Toasts To A Great Season

mage Credit: Ben Potter, Foam, Oil on canvas, installation photo

mage Credit: Ben Potter, Foam, Oil on canvas, installation photo

Closing Reception for Season IV at the Cynthia Winings Gallery: Lets Toast To A Great Season

Everyone is warmly invited to the Closing Reception, Sunday, October 9, 5 – 7 PM.

Currently on view at the gallery is the Acadia Centennial Exhibition: The View From Here.

The View From Here is a landscaped-themed show, and coincides with the world-welcoming celebration for Acadia National Park’s Centennial, (1916 – 2016). I welcome everyone to join us as we celebrate the beauty of the Maine Landscape and the artists in the exhibition. The Acadia Centennial website states, “Encompassing 45,000 acres on two islands and a mainland peninsula on the rugged coast of Maine, Acadia National Park is a jewel of granite mountains, filigreed coastlines, forested valleys, meadows and marshes, unique cultural resources, dazzling night skies, and precious communities of plant and animal life.” The exhibition features the artwork of Chris Baker, Louise Bourne, Tom Curry, Alison Dibble, Richard Keen, Christine Lafuente, Ben Potter, Shannon Rankin, and Jerry Rose.

The Cynthia Winings Gallery is an artist-owned gallery located at 24 Parker Point Road in Blue Hill, and was formerly known as the Leighton Gallery. For more information call 917.204.4001 or visit www.cynthiawiningsgallery.com

Cynthia Winings Gallery Presents Acadia Centennial Exhibition, THE VIEW FROM HERE

Christine Lafuente

Christine Lafuente, View Across the Sound, Hazy Summer Afternoon, 18 x 24 inches

The View From Here is a landscaped-themed show, and coincides with the world-welcoming celebration for Acadia National Park’s Centennial, (1916 – 2016). I welcome everyone to join us as we celebrate the beauty of the Maine Landscape and the artists in the exhibition. The Acadia Centennial website states, “Encompassing 45,000 acres on two islands and a mainland peninsula on the rugged coast of Maine, Acadia National Park is a jewel of granite mountains, filigreed coastlines, forested valleys, meadows and marshes, unique cultural resources, dazzling night skies, and precious communities of plant and animal life.” The exhibition features the artwork of Chris Baker, Louise Bourne, Tom Curry, Alison Dibble, Richard Keen, Christine Lafuente, Ben Potter, Shannon Rankin, and Jerry Rose.

On View from August 28th until October 9th. For More information visit cynthiawiningsgallery.com

The Cynthia Winings Gallery presents “Plenty”

Avy Claire, Un-föld 16.01.14, Acrylic on panel

Avy Claire, Un-föld 16.01.14, Acrylic on panel

PLENTY is the third exhibition of Season IV at the Cynthia Winings Gallery, featuring the artwork of Josephine Burr, Avy Claire, and Carrie Scanga. The exhibition is on view until August 26.

The gallery is pleased to present Josephine Burr’s ceramic artwork of fresco-like drawings and three dimensional sculpture. She writes, “As an artist I am interested in probing the juncture between tangible and spiritual worlds, exploring how ineffable experience can be distilled into visible, tactile form.” With the malleability of the medium of clay, Burr is able to explore line and color in space and create mixed media drawings that speak with subtle and enigmatic beauty. Burr lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts and has been an artist-in-residence at Greenwich House Pottery (NY), Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts (ME), and Babson College (MA).

“Human collaboration with nature is at the core of Avy Claire’s art”, writes Suzette McAvoy, director and curator of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. “Claire is intensely interested in delving into this relationship, examining it as an archeologist might from a myriad of viewpoints and across time.” In her Un-föld series, the folding and turning strokes of her paintings invite us to consider the shifting landscape, inside or beneath the surface. Claire explains that she created the title for the series as a play on the the Hungarian word for Earth, ’föld’, suggesting the action and progression. Her work reveals for us a story in the landscape through mark-making and color. Claire lives and works in Blue Hill, and has exhibited her work nationally.  She recently completed a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Amherst Virginia.

I am pleased to present the artwork of Carrie Scanga, a printmaker whose work reflects her fascination with the emotional resonance of physical environments. She writes, “I use memory and perceptions of particular places to create allegorical space through installations and prints.” In her work, the space depicted is without the human presence, they are quiet and spacious and profound, for example, a drive-in movie theatre in winter, or a ski lift in summer. Scanga is a member of the art faculty at Bowdoin College, in Brunswick, Maine. Her artwork is exhibited nationally and was notably included in the Portland Museum of Art’s 2013 Biennial. 

I am fortunate to include in this exhibit new work from Carol Pelletier, Barbara Sullivan and Diane Bowie Zaitlin. Also included in this show is work from Louise Bourne, Tom Curry, Tim Christensen, Heidi Daub, Kevin Gilmore, David Hornung, Heather Lyon, Buzz Masters, Bill Mayher, Libby Mitchell, and Jerry Rose.

The Cynthia Winings Gallery is an artist-owned gallery located at 24 Parker Point Road in Blue Hill, and was formerly known as the Leighton Gallery. For more information contact:  Cynthia Winings, 917-204-2001; info@cynthiawiningsgallery.com

Lans Studio and Gallery unveils new work

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Award winning Stonington artist Lorraine Lans has unveiled a new work titled “Moonlight Howl 101”. Come by to see her work at Lans Studio & Gallery Located at 15 North Seabreeze Ave. She is in the collection of Acadia National Park and other private collections. She also is pleased to be showing her work at Jud Hartmann Gallery at 79 Main St. in Blue Hill. Hartmann Gallery is open Monday through Saturday 10:30 – 5 and Sunday 12-5 (If Cloudy or Raining).

“CROSS CURRENTS” at the Cynthia Winings Gallery

Tom Curry, Center Harbor, oil on panel. Photo credit: Ken Woisard

Tom Curry, Center Harbor, oil on panel. Photo credit: Ken Woisard

The Cynthia Winings Gallery presents the second group exhibition of the season, “Cross Currents”, featuring the artwork of Tom Curry and Lari Washburn. I am fortunate to exhibit the artwork of Tom Curry, an artist whose paintings of the Maine landscape feel symbolic of isolation and a deep longing for connection. His choice of color enlivens us and vitalizes the landscape in ways that our eyes do not often see. Curry writes, “As a plein air painter, I immerse myself in landscape to explore the relationships between stillness and flux. What we call a “place” is a paradox—it is not fixed but always changing: the light shifts from moment to moment, water is never still, clouds come and go.” In his Island series, he has painted a singular island, Chatto, while exploring “the interplay of light, island, sky and water as metaphor and meditation on place and time and the dance between what we perceive as eternal and ephemeral.”  Curry lives in Brooklin Maine and has exhibited his work throughout the state. In 2012, his book, The Island, was published by Down East with essays from Carl Little and Terry Tempest Williams.

The gallery is pleased to present the paintings, works on paper, and ceramics of Lari Washburn. About her current work, Washburn writes, “I am exploring surface quality, and how looking at intricate surfaces can relax our bodies and integrate our thoughts.” Through her explorations of mark-making and shape, her intuitive work becomes an invitation to rest and mend our minds. The abstract and figural shapes in her artwork are organic and reminiscent of pools, webs and roots. She began working in clay in 2012, and is discovering her own visual vocabulary through both the ceramic and two dimensional mediums. Washburn lives in Wiscasset, and has a studio in Brunswick, Maine.

We are fortunate to include in this exhibit new work from David Hornung, Kevin Gilmore, Diane Green, Heather Lyon, Buzz Masters and Jerry Rose. Also included in this show is work from Louise Bourne, Tim Christensen, Heidi Daub, Roberta Amina Greany, Bill Mayher, Libby Mitchell, Goody-B. Wiseman, and paintings from the estate of Russell Smith.

The Cynthia Winings Gallery is an artist-owned gallery located at 24 Parker Point Road in Blue Hill, and was formerly known as the Leighton Gallery.

“Acadia: 100 Years” at Blue Hill Bay Gallery

William Marvin, “Timeless”, Oil on Canvas 24x18

William Marvin, “Timeless”, Oil on Canvas 24×18

Few influences have had the impact on American landscape painting as the rugged stretch of coast that was destined to become Acadia National Park in 1916. From the early 19th century early American painters like Cole and Church were inspired by its granite cliffs, pristine islands and the ever changing moods of its coastal waters and dramatic shoreline. This show presents fresh works of Acadia by five realist painters throughout the month of July.

William Marvin feels privileged to be able to capture this beauty on canvas out in the open, fresh and unspoiled. His paintings, focused on the cliffs of Acadia, reveal dynamic compositions and an impressionistic use of color.

Richard Roflow loved to paint the iconic images of Acadia National Park. He was a two-time winner in the National Park Academy of the Arts competition, and the featured artist in the Presidential suite of the Bar Harbor Regency during Obama’s visit in July, 2010.

Debra Lord Cooke is a contemporary realist painter with over 25 years experience painting Maine landscapes in all four seasons. With a traditional approach to composition and technique her recent work explores the quality of light at dawn along the Acadian coast in summer.

William Loebs is a member of the Copley Society of Boston, Mass., and his paintings are in the Carnegie National Exhibit and the collections of many private individuals. “I love still life and landscapes, oils and pastels. I love nature and her mysteries, and do my best to stress quality of craftsmanship while painting in traditional realism.”

Charles McCaughtry, is a painter of Maine’s pure landscapes and the interactions of earth, water, sky, and light are the major themes of his work. Charles has had over forty solo exhibitions and has participated in over two hundred national, regional, and special exhibitions. His watercolors have been honored with over thirty awards.

Besides the Acadian collection, this midsummer show encompasses 7 large rooms showing Maine seascapes from Kittery to Quoddy Head. The exhibition may be seen until Labor Day at the Blue Hill Bay Gallery on Main St. in Blue Hill, Tues-Sat 10am to 4pm. FMI visit bluehillbaygallery.com or call 207-374-5773.

Icons of the Eastern Orthodox Church at Liros Gallery

 

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Icons of the Eastern Orthodox Church

An icon is a sacred image of The Eastern Orthodox Church painted on wood in tempera by monks in monasteries. Most Russian icons are painted on wood in egg tempera, although by the end of the nineteen century oils started to predominate. Gold leaf is often used for halos or background. Sometimes a silver bronze rizza, a metal partial cover, is added to the icon; or a basma, a metal border. Both can also have jewels or enamel added. Horizontal slats are inserted into the back of the icon to retard warping. The artist’s goal was to pictorially illustrate the Eastern Orthodox narrative for the illiterate. It was in 988 that Prince Vladimir converted Kievan Rus (Russia) to Orthodox Christianity.

The exhibition runs July 8th – August 20, 2016 featuring a talk by Kent Russell, Curator and CEO of the Russian Icon Museum in Clinton, MA
July 8th, 2016 at 6:00 pm.

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Kent Russel, Curator and CEO of the Russian Icon Museum in Clinton, MA

Liros Gallery Celebrates 50 years
Serge Liros, the owner of Liros Gallery is now celebrating it’s 50th anniversary. Serge and Merrill opened Liros Gallery in 1966 in Alexandria, VA, offering old masters paintings and drawings as well as paintings by modern expressionists, and graphics by well known artists. Twenty years later he moved to Blue Hill, ME while also also operating two galleries in Alexandria at that time. “ We specialized in Russian icons and 19th century American and English paintings, prints and maps. I continued that here in Blue Hill, as well as offering restoration services, framing and appraisals.”

Liros Gallery is located at 14 Parker Point Rd in Blue Hill, Maine 04614. For more information, email liros@lirosgallery.com, call (207)374-5370, or visit lirosgallery.com.

Open-Air Arts Initiative in Blue Hill

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Blue Hill Heritage Trust (BHHT) and Cynthia Winings Gallery of Blue Hill announce the launch of the Open-Air Arts Initiative (OAAI) with a kickoff event on June 4th. The mission of the OAAI is to inspire creativity in the young people who live on the Blue Hill Peninsula by encouraging them to get outside and explore nature.

The Open-Air Arts Initiative is a self-driven program in which youth (PreK-12) are invited to visit Blue Hill Heritage Trust conservation properties and create something that celebrates their connection to that place. Participants can explore their favorite BHHT trails, or learn about new properties by picking up a trail guide from their office or by visiting the OAAI website. With a backpack of art supplies, (cameras, pencils, etc) and a sense of discovery, participants can take time to notice the beauty of these valuable natural resources.  The OAAI provides a framework for these observations to be recorded and appreciated in a meaningful way.

All participants’ work will be displayed and celebrated at an art show at the Blue Hill Public Library during February 2017.  Selected works will be showcased in printed materials such as the Blue Hill Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Area Guide and BHHT publications.

OAAI is designed to foster creativity and help young people feel more connected to the place they call home.

OAAI will host Young Artists Workshop on the Mountain, Saturday, June 4th from10am-12pm. This workshop is free and open to all school aged youth on the peninsula. Join us for a morning of exploration and creative expression on Blue Hill Mountain, led by special guest artists from around the peninsula! For more information and to register for the event, please contact Chrissy Allen at the Blue Hill Heritage Trust 374-5118 or emailchrissy@bluehillheritagetrust.org.

For more information, and a list of BHHT properties with trail maps and directions, please visit: www.openairarts.org  and find us on facebook!

Cynthia Winings Gallery presents “Let’s See:”

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Ingrid Ellison art

 

“Let’s See, The June Exhibition” marks the beginning of Season IV at the Cynthia Winings Gallery.  Everyone is warmly invited to the Opening Reception for the new group show, Sunday, May 29, 4 – 7 PM.

Let’s See: The June Exhibition, features the artwork of Ingrid Ellison, Tom Flanagan and Suzanne Siegel, with new work from Louise Bourne,Tim Christensen, Tom Curry, Heidi Daub, Roberta Amina Greany, Bill Mayher, Libby Mitchell, and Goody-B. Wiseman, and paintings from the estate of Russell Smith, and is on view until June 26!

Ellison writes of her oil on panel paintings, “the colors of the changing hues of the water and skies most decidedly inform my palette. The patterns discovered in the erosion of the tide or the planking of a wooden hull inform my drawing.” The final result in her seascapes is a visually engaging abstraction of the observed world. Since moving to Maine in 2007, Ellison has exhibited at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Åarhus Gallery and the University of Maine Bangor, and the Cynthia Winings Gallery.

For Tom Flanagan, improvisation is incredibly important in his creative process. In his large acrylic on canvas paintings, shapes of color contrast and harmonize. Daniel Kany, an art critic, wrote of Flanagan’s work in a recent show, his “bold palette activates the elegance of his paintings as objects – a quality reinforced by the artist’s many-layered color gestures that so often run the length of his panels.” Flanagan moved to Maine in 2006 and currently has his studio in Brunswick.

Suzanne Siegel works in oil and mixed media, and is inspired by working harbors and the rugged coast of New England. The texture, color and line in her abstract paintings suggest what she observes in these environments. Siegel writes, “my current work is more about not knowing, searching, and wondering.” In her process, she “makes drawings, takes notes, and searches for visual ideas that communicate arrangements of space and luminous light that she feels deeply connected to.” Siegel lives in Guilford, CT and has exhibited her artwork throughout New England, notably with a solo exhibition in 2014 at Isalos Fine Art in Stonington, Deer Isle.

We are fortunate to include in this exhibit new work from Louise Bourne,Tim Christensen, Tom Curry, Heidi Daub, Roberta Amina Greany, Bill Mayher, Libby Mitchell, Goody-B. Wiseman, and paintings from the estate of Russell Smith.

The Cynthia Winings Gallery is an artist-owned gallery located at 24 Parker Point Road in Blue Hill, and was formerly known as the Leighton Gallery. This is the beginning of the fourth season for the C.W.G. in this historic location.

Tel. 917-204-2001; info@cynthiawiningsgallery.com