Archive for Martinsville

Mars Hall Gallery Opens Season

“Sunny Day,” by Leo Brooks.

Mars Hall Gallery opens its 2020 season on June 19 with the group show “Leo & Company.” This exhibit showcases work by the late Leo Brooks, along with other gallery artists.

Brooks, who lived through the Great Depression, would sympathize with us today.

Also featured are oil and acrylic paintings by Nancy Baker, Kris Johnson, Stephen Jonassen, Sharon Larkin, Maurice Michel Lode, Jimmy Reed, Manuel Rincon, Carl Sublett and Ron Weaver; watercolors by Linda Funk, Nat Lewis, Cam Noel, Elaine Reed and Carl Sublett; and outsider art by Ian Baird, Bill Cook, Bill Nichols, Elaine Niemi and the late Rudy Rotter.

New works in collage by Eleanor Zuccola will also be on display. Her piece “The Catcher” was a Cash Award Winner at the National Collage Society’s 23rd annual Small Format Exhibit in March and April held at The Boyer Gallery Center for the Arts at the Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.

A welcomed addition to Mars Hall this year is 3D assemblage work by Ron Crusan. Crusan has been an artist for over 40 years, working in many mediums, as well as a museum curator and director and a lecturer who has published several essays. He has shown his work around the world and has won numerous awards. Works on display are from his American Block Series and Sculptural Assemblages using found objects.

The gallery also offers a variety of quality crafts, including decoupage by Davene Fahy, handmade jewelry by Nance Trueworthy and 3D stained glass, mosaics and pottery by Dona Bergen. Metal sculptors Jay Hoagland and Brian Read will have works on display throughout the gallery as well as outside in the sculpture gardens. Books by several gallery artists, a large collection of original 1960s and ’70s rock posters and a variety of antiques and collectibles are also available.

The show will evolve through the summer and will come to a close on Oct. 12. Due to COVID-19, no receptions will be held this year. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and by appointment. Masks and social distancing is required, per CDC guidelines.

Mars Hall is located 12.7 miles down the beautiful St. George Peninsula at 621 Port Clyde Road (Rt. 131S) in Martinsville. For more information, call 207-372-9996 or visit www.marshallgallery.net.

Mars Hall Gallery Presents: CARL SUBLETT 100 YEARS

Carl Sublett “Pond Series”

 

Mars Hall Gallery will celebrate 100 years of the late artist Carl Sublett, (1919-2008), with a retrospective exhibition of his work. Born in Kentucky, Sublett moved to Knoxville after WWll where he painted and taught at the University of Tennessee from 1966 till he retired in 1982. His artistic career was split between Port Clyde, Maine, where his late wife Helen Davis Sublett was from, and Tennessee. Known for his diversity of style in watercolor and oil, Sublett painted for eight decades right up to his death in January 2008. He received countless awards and exhibited throughout the US, Europe and China and is arguably Knoxville’s most successful and prolific artist of the 20th century. Through Sublett’s inspiration and influence, several generations of artists are carrying on his legacy and highly personal artistic expression. “The true value of a man’s art, I believe, does not depend upon the capacity with which it is received by others, but the degree of personal conviction exercised in a lifetime of creating it.” Carl Sublett 1980. The celebration of his art and life runs through Monday, October 14th.

 

Marshall Point Light

 

In the main gallery , “Out & About”, a group show featuring paintings by Nancy Baker, Leo Brooks, Jeannette Steele Esposito, Linda Funk, Kris Johnson, Stephen Jonassen, Sharon Larkin, Nat Lewis, Maurice Michel Lode, Greg Mort, Cam Noel, Elaine Reed, Manuel Rincon, Russell Smith, Willian Thon, Ron Weaver and Eleanor Zuccola; black & white photography by Antonia Small; Outsider art by Ian Baird, Bill Nichols, Elaine Niemi, Jimmy Reed and the late Rudy Rotter and mixed media sculpture by Bill Cook, Jay Hoagland and Brian Read. A reception for both shows will be held on Friday, August 2nd, from 6-8 p.m.

 

Gaspe Barn (1974)

The gallery also offers a variety of quality crafts including decoupage by Davene Fahy, handmade jewelry by Nance Trueworthy, 3-D stained glass, mosaics and pottery by Dona Bergen as well as books, mixed-media cards, 1960’s & 70’s Rock posters and a variety of antiques and collectibles.

Gallery hours are 10-5, Wed. thru Sun. through Labor Day. Labor Day thru Mon., October 14th, 10-4, Fri. thru Sun. or by appointment. Mars Hall Gallery is located 12.7 miles from down the beautiful St. George peninsula at 621 Port Clyde Rd./Rt. 131S in Martinsville. For more information call 207-372-9996 or visit www.marshallgallery.net.

Mars Hall Opens 2019 Summer Season

Letting Go by Nancy Baker

 

Mars Hall Gallery opens the summer season on Friday night June 14th with two group shows. In the main gallery “Artists Insight”. This exhibit will showcase oil and acrylic paintings by Nancy Baker, Kris Johnson, Stephen Jonassen, Sharon Larkin, Maurice Michel Lode and Jimmy Reed; watercolors by Linda Funk, Nat Lewis, Greg Mort, Cam Noel, Elaine Reed and Eleanor Zuccola and Outsider Art by Ian Baird, Bill Nichols, Elaine Niemi and the late Rudy Rotter.

In the new wing, “Restless Spirit”, features the creative works of the late artists Leo Brooks, Bill Cook, Robert Hamilton, Manuel Rincon, Russell Smith, Carl Sublett, William Thon and Ron Weaver. Also on exhibit are works by Maurice Michel Lode, sculpture by Jay Hoagland and black & white pinhole photography by Antonia Small.

A reception will be held for both shows on Friday, June 14th, from 5-8 p.m.

 

Les Milles Portraits by Maurice Michel Lode

 

The gallery also offers a variety of quality crafts including decoupage by Davene Fahy, handmade jewelry by Nance Trueworthy, and 3-D stained glass, mosaics and pottery by Dona Bergen. Metal sculptors Jay Hoagland and Brian Read will have works on display throughout the gallery as well as outside in the Sculpture Gardens. In addition are books by several gallery artists, mixed-media cards, a large collection of original 1960’s & 70’s rock posters and a variety of antiques and collectibles.

 

Anchored by Stephen Jonassen

 

Gallery hours are 10-5, Wed. thru Sun. or by appointment. The gallery is located 12.7 miles down the beautiful St. George peninsula at 621 Port Clyde Road / Rt. 131S in Martinsville. For more information call 207-372-9996 or visit us on the web at www.marshallgallery.net

14 Miles to the Horizon at Mars Hall Gallery

Mimo Gordon Riley's "Overlooking Our Lives"

Mimo Gordon Riley’s “Overlooking Our Lives”

Mars Hall Gallery opens its 2017 Summer Season with a show titled “14 Miles to the Horizon”. This ever changing Exhibit will showcase Maine ART along with an expanded selection of fine antiques and collectibles. On display are paintings by Nancy Baker, Leo Brooks, Jeanette Steele Esposito, Linda Funk, Kris Johnson, Roger Kirby, Brian Kliewer, Sharon Larkin, Nat Lewis, Maurice Michel Lode, Greg Mort, Elaine Niemi, Cam Noel, David Paffhausen, Elaine Reed, Jimmy Reed, Mimo Gordon Riley, Holly Smith, Carl Sublett, William Thon, Ron Weaver and Eleanor Zuccola. Also on exhibit is black & white pinhole photography by Antonia Small, mixed media assemblage by Bill Cook, whimsical driftwood fish by Claire Perry and a variety of quality crafts including decoupage by Davene Fahy, hand carved decoys by Stephan Hill and mixed media stained glass, mosaics and pottery by Dona Bergen. Metal sculptors Jay Hoagland and Brian Read will have works on display through out the gallery as well as outside in the Sculpture Gardens. Phase One of the show runs through Sunday, August 6th.

The gallery wants to congratulate Antonia Small and Gary Libby for winning the John N. Cole Maine Literary Award for Maine Themed Nonfiction for their book “Caught”. Autographed copies are available at the gallery as well as Antonia’s photography. Also congratulations to Linda Funk for being featured in the current Victoria Magazine. A botanical painting of hers was selected for use in advertizing of the 2017 Boston Flower Show.

The new wing will preview a retrospective show opening in July for the late Venezuelan artist Manuel Rincon. A reception will be held on Friday, June 16th, from 5-8 p.m.. The gallery is open 10-5, Wed. thru Sun. or by appointment and is located 12.7 miles down the beautiful St. George peninsula in Martinsville. For more information call 207-372-9996 or visit us on the web at www.marshallgallery.net

Mars Hall Gallery Presents “Afternoon with Elaine Reed”

Elaine Reed - "Rainy Night Rhythms"

Elaine Reed – “Rainy Night Rhythms”

Mars Hall Gallery is proud to host an “Afternoon with Elaine Reed” as part of the current exhibition “LEO & Company”. The exhibit features works by the late Leo Brooks, who spent his summers painting on Monhegan Island till his death in 1993. Brooks was a close friend and mentor to Elaine Reed for over twelve years. The exhibit includes her paintings and many letters she received from Brooks sharing his thoughts on ART and LIFE.

Elaine Reed is a signature member of the Vermont Watercolor Society; a member of the Arts Students League in N.Y.; an associate member of the American Watercolor Society; a member of W.A.M.I., Woman Artists of Monhegan Island, and one of the featured artists in the 2013 documentary film, “The Woman Artists of Monhegan Island”, produced by Mike Boucher of Sonic Pictures in Portland. She is a retired ART teacher and is currently living in Wiscasset and painting at her studio in Bath.

On Sundays August 14th and August 21st from 2-4 p.m. Reed will be demonstrating her approach and techniques of watercolor painting. She will also be talking and answering questions about Leo Brooks, the man and his art, their relationship as artists and friends both on and off Monhegan Island and how he’s influenced her. The demos are free and open to the public. The gallery is located 12.7 miles down the beautiful St. George penninsula at 621 Port Clyde Road in Martinsville. For more info call 207-372-9996 or visit marshallgallery.net.

“LEO & Company” & “ART with ATTITUDE” at Mars Hall Gallery

Leo Brooks - On the Edge

Leo Brooks – On the Edge

Mars Hall Gallery presents “Leo & Company”, a story of two artists and friends, the late Leo Brooks of the Bronx and Monhegan and Elaine Reed of New Jersey, Vermont and Maine. The show will feature Brooks’ work from several collections including two of his paintings that hung on the wall in his Bronx apartment and several pieces that haven’t been shown before. Reed, a member of Women Artists of Monhegan Island, Vermont Watercolor Society and the ART Students League will be exhibiting recent works from her “Rainy Night Rhythms” series painted in the deconstructed watercolor method.

ART with ATTITUDE

This ever changing Exhibition will showcase fine art & crafts, antiques and collectibles. On display are paintings by Nancy Baker, Jeanette Steele Esposito, Linda Funk, Kris Johnson, Roger Kirby, Sharon Larkin, Nat Lewis, Maurice Michel Lode, Greg Mort, Elaine Niemi, Cam Noel, C.W. Oakes, David Paffhausen, Jimmy Reed, Mimo Gordon Riley, Holly Smith, Carl Sublett, William Thon, Ron Weaver and Eleanor Zuccola. Also on exhibit is black & white pinhole photography by Antonia Small, mixed media assemblage works by Bill Cook and Constance Kiermaier, driftwood fish by Claire Perry, decoupage by Davene Fahy, decoys by Stephen Hill and stained glass, pottery & mosaics by dona bergen. Metal sculptors Jay Hoagland and Brian Read will have works on display inside as well as outside in the ever expanding sculpture gardens.

Both Shows run from Wednesday, July 20h thru Sunday, August 21st. The gallery is open 10 – 5, Wed. thru Sun. or by appointment and is located 12.7 miles down the beautiful St. George peninsula in Martinsville. For more info call 207-372-9996 or visit www.marshallgallery.net.

Mars Hall Gallery presents “Leo & Company”

"Red Sky at the Beach" by Leo Brooks

“Red Sky at the Beach” by Leo Brooks

Mars Hall Gallery presents “Leo & Company”, the story of two artists and friends, the late Leo Brooks (1909 – 1993) of the Bronx and Monhegan Island and Elaine Reed of New Jersey and Bath, Maine. They met and painted together on Monhegan for 12 years as well as sharing time in New York and New Jersey. “He was a friend, a critic and a mentor to me”, Reed says of Leo. Reed, a member of Woman Artists of Monhegan Island, will be exhibiting recent works from her “Night Rhythms Series” done in the deconstructed watercolor method.  The show will feature Brooks’ work from several collections including postcard paintings he sent to a dear friend in the Bronx, two paintings from that hung on the wall in his Bronx apartment and several pieces that haven’t been shown before. A collection of letters and postcards between the friends will be on display.

The Main Gallery will feature “ART with ATTITUDE”. This ever changing Exhibition will showcase not only ART but an expanded selection of fine antiques and collectibles. On display are paintings by Nancy Baker, Jeanette Steele Esposito, Linda Funk, Kris Johnson, Roger Kirby, Sharon Larkin, Nat Lewis, Maurice Michel Lode, Greg Mort, Elaine Niemi, Cam Noel, C.W. Oakes, David Paffhausen, Jimmy Reed, Mimo Gordon Riley, Holly Smith, Carl Sublett, Willian Thon, Ron Weaver and Eleanor Zuccola. Also on exhibit is black & white pinhole photography by Antonia Small, mixed media assemblage by Bill Cook and Constance Kiermaier, whimsical driftwood fish by Claire Perry and a variety of quality crafts including decoupage by Davene Fahy, hand carved decoys by Stephan Hill and mixed media stained glass, mosaics and pottery by Dona Bergen. Metal sculptors Jay Hoagland and Brian Read will have works on display through out the gallery as well as outside in the ever expanding Sculpture Gardens.

Both shows runs through Sunday August 21st. The gallery is open 10-5, Wed. thru Sun. or by appointment and is located 12.7 miles down the beautiful St. George peninsula in Martinsville. For more information call 207-372-9996 or visit us on the web at www.marshallgallery.net

Mars Hall Gallery Opens its 2016 Season with Two Unique Shows

Green Eyes by Maurice Michel Lode

Green Eyes by Maurice Michel Lode

The Main Gallery will feature “ART with ATTITUDE”. On display are works by Nancy Baker, Bill Cook, Jeanette Steele Esposito, Linda Funk, Kris Johnson, Constance Kiermaier, Roger Kirby, Sharon Larkin, Maurice Michel Lode, Greg Mort, Elaine Niemi, C.W. Oakes, Elaine Reed, Jimmy Reed, Mimo Gordon Riley, Antonia Small, Holly Smith and Eleanor Zuccola.

Norcross Coral by Ron Weaver

Norcross Coral by Ron Weaver

June 17th – Oct. 10th
Reception June 17th, 5-8 p.m.

On display in the New Wing, “Without Words”, a celebration in memory of artists Leo Brooks, Nat Lewis, Donn Moulton, Cam Noel, Carl Sublett, William Thon and Ron Weaver. Thou the artists are no longer with us their work lives on.

June 17th – July 17th
Reception June 17th, 5-8 p.m.
In addition to fine ART the gallery offers a large variety of antiques and collectibles as well as quality crafts including whimsical driftwood fish by Claire Perry, decoupage by Davene Fahy, hand carved decoys by Stephan Hill and mixed media stained glass, mosaics and pottery by Dona Bergen. Metal Sculptors Jay Hoagland and Brian Read will have works on display through out the gallery as well as outside in the ever expanding Sculpture Gardens. The gallery is open 10-5, Wed. thru Sun. or by appt. and is located 12.7 miles down the beautiful St. George peninsula in Martinsville. For more information call (207) 372-9996 or visit www.marshallgallery.net

“ART with ATTITUDE” exhibition at Mars Hall Gallery

Mars Hall Gallery opens its second in a series of three “4 X 4” Shows, 4 Artists – 4 Walls – 4 One Person Shows. “4 X 4, Black, White & Color” features the works of artists Leo Brooks, Mimo Gordon Riley, Antonia Small and Ron Weaver.  The show runs thru Sunday, July 17th.

The Main Gallery will feature “ART with ATTITUDE”. This Exhibition will showcase not only ART but an expanded selection of fine Antiques. On display are paintings by Nancy Baker, Leo Brooks, Jeanette Steele Esposito, Linda Funk, Kris Johnson, Roger Kirby, Sharon Larkin, Nat Lewis, Maurice Michel Lode, Greg Mort, Elaine Niemi, Cam Noel, C.W. Oakes, Elaine Reed, Jimmy Reed, Mimo Gordon Riley, Holly Smith, Carl Sublett, William Thon, Ron Weaver and Eleanor Zuccola. Also on exhibit is black & white pinhole photography by Antonia Small, mixed media assemblage by Bill Cook and Constance Kiermaier, whimsical driftwood fish by Claire Perry and a variety of quality crafts including decoupage by Davene Fahy, hand carved decoys by Stephan Hill and mixed media stained glass, mosaics and pottery by Dona Bergen. Metal sculptors Jay Hoagland and Brian Read will have works on display through out the gallery as well as outside in the ever expanding Sculpture Gardens.

"ART Student" by Ron Weaver

“ART Student” by Ron Weaver

The reception for both shows will be held on Friday, June 17th,  from 5-8 p.m.. The gallery is open 10-5, Wed. thru Sun. or by appointment and is located 12.7 miles down the beautiful St. George peninsula in Martinsville. For more information call 207-372-9996 or visit us on the web at www.marshallgallery.net