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Fall Exhibitions and Barn Gallery Memories

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Fall Exhibitions include ‘Shadows and Reflections’ by artists of the Ogunquit Art Association from September 13 through October 9 with an Opening Reception on Saturday September 16, 5 – 7:30 PM. See ‘OAA Expressions’ with its wide variety of style, subject, medium and price. Remember painter Norman West in a small Memorial Exhibition of his work. Enjoy work by photographer Steven Holt and painter Shiao-Ping Wang in the North Gallery. Walk through the three-dimensional work by Invited New England Sculptors in the outdoor Sculpture Court. Browse through our ever-changing array of small works of art in the Collectors Gallery.

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Join us for ‘Barn Gallery Memories’ an engaging remembrance of Norman West, Mary-Leigh Smart, Barbara Hilty, DeWitt Hardy and George Burk on Thursday, September 21 at 6 PM.

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Don’t miss Andy Happel and Los Galactacos String Band – “Songs of the Americas” on Friday, September 15, 7:30 PM. Tickets in advance or at the door. And Poetry Readings by Richard Foerster & Alice B. Fogel, Poet Laureate of New Hampshire on Wednesday, September 20, 7 PM

For more information call 207-646-8400, email oacbarngallery@gmail.com, or visit www.barngallery.org

Ogunquit Museum Fall Shows Include Cabot Lyford, Marsden Hartley, Alison Rector

Cabot Lyford (1925-2016) Heron Rising Carved wood on stone base Private collection

Cabot Lyford (1925-2016)
Heron Rising
Carved wood on stone base
Private collection

The Ogunquit Museum of American Art (OMAA) today announced that exhibitions opening September 1, 2017 will include American sculptor Cabot Lyford, Modernist artist Marsden Hartley, and Maine artist Alison Rector.

Cabot Lyford: Truth of Material, on view in the Sculpture Gallery through October 31, 2017, presents the artist’s sculptures alongside rarely seen works on paper. While he is best known for direct carving – chiseling and cutting directly into stone and wood – this installation also includes a selection of drawings and watercolor paintings.

“Direct carving reveals the harmony between a material and the resulting work of art.  And with Lyford’s work, we can feel that liberating and spontaneous call and response between the artist and his subject,” said Michael Mansfield, Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art.

Isabella Howland (1895-1974) Caricature Bust of Alfred Stieglitz, 1948 Bronze 7.5 x 5.5 x 4 inches Museum purchase, 1970 Bust of Georgia O’Keeffe c. 1960 Bronze 5.5 x 5.5 x 4 inches 1968.15 Anonymous gift, 1968 Photo: Larry Hayden

Isabella Howland (1895-1974)
Caricature Bust of Alfred Stieglitz, 1948
Bronze, 7.5 x 5.5 x 4 inches

Bust of Georgia O’Keeffe, c. 1960
Bronze, 5.5 x 5.5 x 4 inches

Photo: Larry Hayden

Marsden Hartley and His Circle presents painter, poet, and essayist Hartley among a coterie of associates within the Modernist movement in American art. From Maine to Ohio, New York, and Europe, Hartley traveled widely during his lifetime and became active among a formidable group of contemporaries such as American photographer Alfred Stieglitz and artist Georgia O’Keeffe. This exhibition draws upon the OMAA permanent collection to explore the circle of artists that helped to shape his personal awakening and career. This show is on view in the Little Gallery through October 31.

Alison Rector Down East Oil on linen 40 x 40 inches

Alison Rector
Down East
Oil on linen
40 x 40 inches

Alison Rector: The Value of Thought is the latest in a series of paintings by Rector exploring historic public library buildings. The artist has visited 18 of the Carnegie libraries in Maine and many others, and has created more than 40 paintings exploring a wide variety of these shared spaces. This exhibition is on view in the Long Gallery through October 31 and is sponsored by Greenhut Galleries.

Please note: an exhibition of works by artist Steve Hawley, originally planned for 2017, has been rescheduled for May, 2018.

The Ogunquit Museum of American Art (OMAA) was founded by Lost Generation artist Henry Strater and opened in 1953. Closely connected to two of America’s earliest art colonies that directly contributed to the roots of American modernism, OMAA today houses a permanent collection of important paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints and photographs from the late 1800s to the present and is the only museum in Maine devoted exclusively to the exhibition, preservation, and interpretation of American art. A short walk from Perkins Cove, the museum and its three acres of sculpture gardens overlook Narrow Cove and the Atlantic Ocean. OMAA is open May 1 through October 31, daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit www.ogunquitmuseum.org

Late Summer Exhibitions at Barn Gallery

Evelyne Harper Neill will celebrate over 50 years as a member of the Ogunquit Art Association with a solo exhibition of her paintings in the North Gallery. She will give a Gallery Talk on Thursday, August 17 at 6 PM, a talk that is free and open to the public. There will be an opening reception on Saturday August 19, 5 – 7:30 PM.

Late Summer Exhibitions begin on August 9 and run through September 9. OAA members, old and new, will show paintings, graphics photographs and sculpture in “OAA Expressions” and in a special theme show, “From Above.” Invited New England Sculptors continue to display three-dimensional work in the outdoor Sculpture Court. An ever-changing array of small works of art is always available in the Collectors Gallery.

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Barn Gallery’s expanded schedule of figure drawing sessions, artist demonstrations and workshops in a variety of media as well as artist gallery talks continues through August.

Barn Gallery, Shore Road & Bourne Lane, Ogunquit, Maine
Hours: 11 AM – 5 PM daily, 1 – 5 PM Sunday
For More Information : 207-646-8400, oacbarngallery@gmail.com, or www.barngallery.org

Barn Gallery Announces OAA Art Auction on August 5th

Iris by DeWitt Hardy

Iris by DeWitt Hardy

Saturday, August 5: Open 6 PM. Auction 7 PM.
Wednesday August 2 – Friday August 4: 11 AM – 5 PM,
Saturday August 5: 11 AM – 2 PM for Preview

Barn Gallery announces the 66th Annual OAA Art Auction

Preview works of art by artists of Ogunquit Art Association, including the late DeWitt Hardy, at Barn Gallery from August 2 to August 5. Auctioneer Hap Moore will help you bid on original paintings, graphics, photographs and sculpture on Saturday August 5. Barn Gallery is located at Shore Road & Bourne Lane, Ogunquit, Maine

For More Information: www.barngallery.org, oacbarngallery@gmail.com or 207-646-8400

Opening Exhibitions at Barn Gallery

Untitled by Diana Shank

Untitled by Diana Shank

An exciting new season of art exhibitions and programs by artists of the Ogunquit Art Association begins Wednesday, May 24. Opening Exhibitions include ‘OAA Expressions,’ an exhibition with a wide variety of subject and medium and ‘Anything Goes,’ a playful exploration of new media and artistic collaboration. Invited New England Sculptors exhibit in the outdoor Sculpture Court. Sculptor Judy O’Donnell and painter Diana Shank Showcase their work in the North Gallery.

Join them for a free Gallery Talk on Thursday, June 15 at 6:00 PM.

Circles by Judy O'Donnell

Circles by Judy O’Donnell

Barn Gallery, Shore Road & Bourne Lane, Ogunquit, Maine
May 24 – June 24. Hours: 11 AM – 5 PM daily, 1 – 5 PM Sunday
FMI: 207-646-8400 or oacbarngallery@gmail.com. www.barngallery.org

39th Annual Student Art Show at Barn Gallery

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Reception: Friday, May 12 from 4 to 6 PM.
Exhibition: Saturday and Sunday May 13 and 14—1 to 4 PM

Imagination and energy will fill Barn Gallery to overflowing as students from area elementary, middle and high schools exhibit their latest works of art. The artistic skill and enthusiasm of the young artists shine forth in a variety of media and subjects. They are delighted, as were many of their parents and grandparents before them, to have their artwork in a ‘real’ gallery. Thanks go to Gary W. Tirrell for sponsoring this event in memory of Norman West.

FMI: 207-646-8400 or oacbarngallery@gmail. com

Norman West Estate Sale at Barn Gallery

 

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Paintings, prints and works of art by the late Norman West and other artists will be for sale on Saturday, May 6, 10 AM – 4 PM, at Barn Gallery, corner of Shore Road and Bourne Lane, Ogunquit ME. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the non-profit Ogunquit Arts Collaborative/Barn Gallery. Come share memories of Norman and search for treasures. FMI: 207-646-8400 or oacbarngallery@gmail.com.

Exhibitions at Don Gorvett’s Perkins Cove Gallery

The Unconscious, Ebony Pencil / Graphite on Paper, 36” x 24” by Ralph Gorvett

The Unconscious, Ebony Pencil / Graphite on Paper, 36” x 24” by Ralph Gorvett

The exhibition titled Rumination and the Aesthetic in Drawing | Form & Substance is the first time collaborative exhibition of the drawings of Ralph Gorvett and the ceramics of David Schneider to be held in Don Gorvett’s Perkins Cove Gallery in Ogunquit Maine. 

Ralph Gorvett, the brother of Don Gorvett, has had presents in Don Gorvett’s galleries in Gloucester, MA, Portsmouth, NH and Ogunquit ME. Both Gorvett boys had the privilege studying with Elinor Marvin, art educator at Burlington High School in Burlington MA, and both receiving degrees through the School of the Museum of Fine Art in Boston, MA. Ralph Gorvett studied drawing, painting, and sculpture. Gorvett’s drawings are an elaborate compilation of designs and rhythms. His “automatic drawings” are inspired by the moment and intuition. He is also a serious student 19th and 20th-century music as seen through the context of history, philosophy, criticism and biography. Mr. Gorvett presently lives and works in Ogunquit Maine.

Restless Hearts, Stained Stoneware, 17” x 14” x 21” by David Schneider

Restless Hearts, Stained Stoneware, 17” x 14” x 21” by David Schneider

David Schneider is a ceramist and sculptor teaching at the University of Southern Maine. He has an M.F.A. in ceramics with a minor in sculpture from Tulane University and earned a B.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. David Schneider has had his work represented by Don Gorvett’s Piscataqua Fine Art and Perkins Cover Gallery for many years. Schneider enjoys working with ceramics because he appreciates the flexibility, responsiveness, and tactility of the material. He feels “the connection with the process and a challenge that keeps offering something new”. In addition to showing at Perkins Cove Gallery, David also is Showcased at the Barn Gallery Fall Exhibition on view until October 10. 

For more information, please call Vivienne at 603.436.7278

OMAA / STAR ISLAND talk with artist Don Gorvett

Phantom Ships, The Oceanic, Star Island, Reduction woodcut by Don Gorvett, 2016.

Phantom Ships, The Oceanic, Star Island, Reduction woodcut by Don Gorvett, 2016.

Join Don Gorvett to discusses his recently created woodblock print of the historic Oceanic Hotel to commemorate Star Island’s Centennial year. This event is free and open to the public.

August 30, 2016
5:00pm refreshments
6:00pm talk

For more information contact the Ogunquit Museum of American Art at 207-646-4909

“We’re so pleased to have Don speak at OMAA and to help Star Island celebrate 100 years,” said Andres Verzosa, Interim Executive Director and Curator, Ogunquit Museum of American Art. “A respected figure in the Ogunquit arts scene, Don’s woodcut print work is included in OMAA’s permanent collection as well as those of the Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA., Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA., Boston Athenaeum, Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH., Farnsworth Museum of Art, Rockland, ME., Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME., Worcester Museum of Art, Worcester, MA., and most recently the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge University, Cambridge, UK. We’re happy to have this opportunity to hear about his process and about his special commemorative work for a beloved Isles of Shoals landmark.”

All Totally Tuesday Talks begin at 6:00 p.m., with light refreshments served at 5 p.m., courtesy of Totally Tuesday sponsors Maine Beer Company and That Place in Ogunquit.

More information about Totally Tuesday Talks can be found on the OMAA website at http://ogunquitmuseum.org/totally-tuesday/.

Two Cities at Rivers Edge at Perkins Cove Gallery & Studio

Bow and Ceres, Bend in the River, Reduction Woodcut, Edition 25,by Don Gorvett, NEW WORK 2016

Bow and Ceres, Bend in the River, Reduction Woodcut, Edition 25,by Don Gorvett, NEW WORK 2016

This exhibition titled Two Cities at Rivers Edge London, England & Portsmouth, New Hampshire is but one of the several occasions where both artists have exhibited together. This is the first time that both Sidney Hurwitz and Don Gorvett have collaborated in Ogunquit, ME. While on sabbatical and living in London in 1973, Sidney traveled the River Thames documenting the numerous warehouses which were soon to be lost or converted. We have a rare opportunity to view industrial and urban architectural imagery along the Thames as a bygone era. During this time Mr. Hurwitz began to experiment with etching and aquatint. Based on the material Mr. Hurwitz gathered from his river travels on the Thames he created a series of ten etching/aquatints. Mr. Hurwitz is a Professor Emeritus at Boston University where he has taught for over thirty years. His work is part of numerous public collections both in America and abroad including the Museum of Modern Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Worcester Art Museum, Library of Congress Print Collection, the Boston Public Library Print Collection, Victoria and Albert Museum, the Krakow National Museum and the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. 

Don Gorvett is familiar to Massachusetts, Maine and New Hampshire audiences. He has lived and exhibited primarily in the cities of Gloucester, MA., Portsmouth, NH., and Ogunquit, ME. Mr. Gorvett’s interest is documenting the architecture and shipping activity of these seafaring towns primarily in the woodcut and drawing medium. 2016 is celebrating Gorvett’s 25 years of recording Portsmouth NH’s waterfront activity and will present a new reduction woodcut “Bow and Ceres, Bend in the River”. Both artists share a strong sense of drawing, design and documenting a sense of place. Mr. Gorvett’s work is part of numerous public collections including the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Worcester Art Museum, Peabody Essex Museum, Farnsworth Art Museum, Addison Gallery of American Art, Smith College Museum of Art, Duxbury Art Complex Museum, Boston Athenaeum, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Currier Museum of Art, Cape Ann Museum and the Portland Museum of Art.

Refinery detail, Aqua Tint Etching, Edition 20;  Doors, Aqua Tint Etching, Edition 20, by Sidney Hurwitz

Refinery detail, Aqua Tint Etching, Edition 20; Doors, Aqua Tint Etching, Edition 20, by Sidney Hurwitz

Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, July 16th 4-7pm, upstairs at Don Gorvett’s Perkins Cove Gallery. Artist talk and light refreshments will be served overlooking Perkins Cove in Ogunquit Maine. For more information, please call Vivienne at 603.436.7278.