When Mary Hall creates jewelry, she is often inspired by the source or properties of the stone. For example, her newest piece titled “War No More” includes a pendant of Bloodstone known for cleansing and healing. The Onyx is a stone of courage and healing. These stones on the necklace add to the story of its title.
Featured this month at the Stable Gallery, Mary Hall creates jewelry both beautiful and inspiring. This month’s display includes a mix of necklaces, earrings, bracelets and spoons.
Mary’s “Legend” pendant is made of prehistoric Ammolite. Ammolite is the sacred stone of the Blackfoot Indians. This stone is found only in Montana and Alberta. The “Legend” tells the story of how this beautiful stone saved the starving Blackfoot tribe during a bitter winter. Ammolite is known for its wisdom, knowledge and protective properties.
In another pendant, composite of turquoise and fossilized coral are framed by two spotted drum fish with elongated fins and tails. On the back side of the pendant, a single fish swims among the waves.
Some art galleries focus on paintings covering walls. Others choose a mix of beautiful objects shown with two dimension works. Stable Gallery on Water Street in Damariscotta excels at combining two and three dimension works.
Each month, works of approximately 35 Maine artists are displayed in a main room and smaller rooms of the gallery. The building was once a stable that has been repurposed as a gallery. Original ironwork bedecks the stalls. Dark wooden walls complement the colorful art works.
Stable Gallery is located at 28 Water Street, a block off Main Street in Damariscotta. Open daily, 10-5, the gallery is a jewel itself. For more information, check out the gallery’s website, www.stablegallerymaine.com or call 563-1991.