Archive for exhibitions

D’Alessio Gallery Hosts “Eden: a 50-year Retrospective”

 

D’Alessio Gallery in Bar Harbor will host an art opening on August 2 celebrating 50 years of art by local artist Russell D’Alessio. The opening will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at D’Alessio Gallery, 12 Mt. Desert St., Bar Harbor and will include a reunion of the “The Anderson Brothers,” a local Bar Harbor band in the 70’s, champagne and hors d’oeuvres.

The event kicks off the exhibition Eden: A Retrospective, documenting five decades of artistic evolution for the colorful painter, beginning with his art school days. D’Alessio’s journey as a Maine artist began when he was inspired by his first visit to Bar Harbor while still a student in 1969. Enchanted by the beauty of the area, he and wife Linda D’Alessio relocated to Mount Desert Island in 1974.

In ‘88 the couple settled into their new home and studio in Dedham Maine.  The view from their perch on Button hill was over the setting moon. This inspired the new studio’s name, Over the Moon Studios.

 

Over the Moon Studios opened its first store in Bar Harbor in 1989, 30 years ago.  The following year the gallery was renamed Pretty Marsh Gallery featuring and featured Over the Moon Studio products and Russ’s fine art including paintings, carvings, and graphics.

Linda says,it has been an amazing journey for the both of us.” Ten years ago, the artistic journey continued with a move to Mt. Desert Street and a name change to D’Alessio Gallery. Today, D’Alessio is known for his paintings, frequently of women, featuring playfully bold fields of color and spontaneous brushstrokes. His worksoften whimsical, sometimes more serious and politicalhave enchanted decades of gallery visitors and collectors. Reflecting on the connections he creates through his art, D’Alessio says, “I am creating a world, an expression of myself, that extends to other people. Collectors first see the color, which brings a smile to their faces; then they realize there is content to it and they connect. It becomes part of them.”

The opening and exhibition celebration of 50 years of continuous evolution that includes not only paintings but also mixed media, collage, sculpture, and prints. “Like any true artist,” Linda D’Alessio says, Russell D’Alessiois “always creating, always moving forward. It will be exciting to see what the next 50 years will bring!

Show runs through August 5th in the gallery – online through August 31st – www.rdalessioart.com

About D’Alessio Gallery: D’Alessio Gallery, owned by local artist Russell D’Alessio connects visitors and collectors to the colorful expressionist paintings of this Bar Harbor artist. The gallery features revolving shows of his works and those of guest artists and is open daily from mid-May to mid-October and online at russelldalessioart.com.

Cynthia Winings Gallery presents “Equilbrium” Opening Sunday, July 28

Meghan Brady, AM, Woodcut on Kozo, 10 x 8.5 inches

The Cynthia Winings Gallery is pleased to present the third group exhibition of the season, Equilibrium. Everyone is warmly invited to the Opening Reception, Sunday, July 28, 4 – 7 PM

Featuring:

MEGHAN BRADY

ANNA HEPLER

MARJORIE MOORE

NORIKO SAKANISHI

LARI WASHBURN

With New Work for Season VII from:
Louise Bourne, Tom Curry, Anna Dibble, David Hornung, Juliet Karelsen, Buzz Masters, Bill Mayher, Libby Mitchell, Carol Pelletier, Jerry Rose, Lynn Wessel, and Cynthia Winings. And in the New Sculpture Garden: Ray Carbone, Rebekah Raye, Melita Westerlund, and John Wilkinson.

 

Marjorie Moore, What Goes In Comes Back #3, Oil on panel, 20 x 16 inches

On view, July 22 – August 17

Cornerstone Gallery Grand Opening

 Cornerstone Gallery is a new gallery opening in Southwest Harbor at 322 Main Street with a grand opening date set for July 18th from 4 pm-7pm.
Cornerstone Gallery features a variety of fine art by Maine artists, many of which reside on MDI, including Judy Taylor, Erika Rosso and Beth Lambert.  Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be available at the opening  and there will be live music by Blake Rosso and Jim Coffman.
Cornerstone Gallery is located in the former Salty Dog Gallery and is the creative endeavor of Christine and David Wade.  They purchased the building in the spring of 2018.  Using their extensive background in construction and design, they fully remodeled the gallery to give it a clean contemporary look with a generous amount of natural light and an open floor plan.  Christine and David Wade wanted to honor the history of the space, keeping it as an art gallery and also setting a granite corner stone with the date the building was originally created, 1925. For more information please contact the gallery at CornerstonegallerySWH@gmail.com or 207-244-5918.

Aquilart Advisory opening Barbara F. Kelly, July 13

Aquilart Advisory presents Barbara F. Kelly, opening July 13 with the Norway Music & Arts Festival.

“Throughout my life I’ve sought refuge in nature and in my imagination. I’ve been drawn to the interaction of color and form as a way to find a refuge from a reality that is often overwhelming. The shapes come to me from an ethereal and creative place that is outside of myself and yet deeply personal. They are natural and playful, yet at times hold a tension that yearns to be set free within me. I hope they spark imagination in the viewer.  I have worked in colored pencils for their immediacy; however, I also enjoy working in oil pastel and acrylics.”

Schooner Gallery opening July 13

 

I’m so honored to be showing alongside pioneering designer and “Prince of Plastics” Neal Small in the Midsummer Show at Schooner Gallery in Milbridge, Maine. 

 

Neal Small, “Slopes Mirror” / Top right, Zeraph Dylan Moore, Koi Pond Trio

I will be showing a selection of small and medium-sized works, including eight pieces that are only 4″ x 4″ x 1.5″. Almost all of the works I am sending are part of my new body of work that uses canvas strips and frames organic textured paper with strict vertical or horizontal lines. I am very excited about this new work, it really represents a new level for me and I’m so excited to share it with you!

Small is renowned for his pioneering use of materials such as Plexiglas and Lucite to create furniture, lighting, home accessories and even sculpture. His works have been shown at or are part of the permanent collections of MoMA, Guggenheim Museum, The Smithsonian Institution, and more.

The show runs from July 13 – August 13 and has an opening July 13 from 4-6 PM.

I won’t be in attendance at the opening due to my health but I do encourage you to go if you are in the area!

I am also looking forward to showing with the other artists in this group show, Caryl Lynn Dufour and Paul T. Shepherd.

Landing Gallery opening for “New Artists”

“Monhegan Afternoon” by Michael Weymouth, WC, 26”x 23”

 

Landing Gallery, 409 Main St. in Rockland is pleased to announce the opening of “New Artists”, an exhibition of new paintings by Michael Weymouth, Lisa Kyle and Christopher French opening on Friday, July 5 – July 28.  Please join us Friday, July 5 from 5-8 pm for an artists’ opening reception with the artists.

 

Michael Weymouth was born and raised in Maine.  He graduated from the New England School Of Art in Boston in 1963.  He is a painter, photographer and author of several books.  He spends summers painting and creating on Great Spruce Head Island in Penobscot Bay.  Michael paints equally well with both watercolor and oil.  “Painting is part of my DNA”.  His brushwork is filled with gesture, enthusiasm and a facile energy, which is evocative and engaging.  “Capturing the forces of nature with paint must come from the artist and the energy with which the scene is painted.”  The subject matter for his painting is focused around his summertime in Maine experiences and the beauty found in seaside locations.

“Lifting” by Lisa Kyle, Oil/Canvas, 11” x 14”

 

A lifelong artist, Lisa Kyle paints in the tradition of the Impressionists, attempting to capture the effects of light in the landscape.  Lisa’s formal education and training is in architecture, having earned a BA in Environmental Design and a MA in Architecture.  Her architectural training gives her work a strong underlying sense of composition and mark-making.  She has studied painting at Southern Methodist University, the Savannah College of Art & Design, the Maryland Institute College of Art and participated in numerous workshops with many well known artists.  Her love of the natural world and painting has recently brought her to Maine to pursue her passion to be an artist.  “I want to capture a moment of beauty and my place in that moment.  When I’m successful, my work reflects an elusive moment of peace and serenity in an otherwise chaotic world.”

 

“The White House in Mount Desert” by Christopher French, Oil/Panel, 11” x 14”

 

Christopher French began drawing at the age of three.  He was raised by a medical family, and although he majored in Fine Arts at UCLA, he entered medical school and graduated in 1991 from Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons.  Dr. French has a realist approach which focuses on the beauty of the ordinary and his paintings explore the relationship between abstraction and photorealism.  His major influences include the art of Andrew Wyeth, Lucian Freud and Ivan Albright.  He was nominated for the “Emerging Artist” award by the Copley Society, and was promoted to “Copley Artist”, a title given to those artists who have been accepted into five or more juried exhibitions; and is a second-time “Patron’s Choice” artist at the Copley Society in Boston.  Chris and his family spend much of their summer in Maine and this location is the major focus of his painting.

 

Hours: Mon – Sat 11-5, Sun 12-5 & closed on Tue. For more information please call 207 239-1223 or e-mail landinggallery@gmail.com.  Follow us onFacebook.com/LandingGallery

Philippe Guillerm Gallery open for ArtWalk Waldoboro

Philippe Guillerm Gallery , June, 2019 (Forest’s Sound by Philippe Guillerm)

An exciting exhibition of innovative new sculptures kicks off the ArtWalk Waldoboro summer season at the Philippe Guillerm Gallery at 882 Main Street in Waldoboro, Maine.
 
As his work (and his life) clearly show, French-born sculptor, Philippe Guillerm, is not afraid to follow his dreams, wherever they take him. His new work honors that vision.
 
Surrealist imagery and anthropomorphic abstraction are combined to add motion and magic to compositions created from a wide array of materials – from Caribbean driftwood to discarded musical instruments. Guillerm’s driving force is to protect and then enhance the subtle curve or powerful gesture inherent in each original found piece, whether created by Mother Nature or the maker of an obscure violin. Philippe teaches us to see what was hidden within the familiar or even mundane forms of life.
 
Complex new forms twist, fold, and bend into postures that challenge the imagination while retaining the purity of line that leads Guillerm’s contemporary sculptures in a new direction.
 
“The works on view this month push way beyond the limits of the artist’s previous work,” says gallery curator and Philippe’s co-captain in life, Jacqueline Guillerm.

The Turtle Gallery Presents Gallery Artists’ Group Show

Vaino Kola

 

Meet the artists at an opening reception on Sunday, July 7 from 2 to 5:30 at The Turtle Gallery in Deer Isle.  Presenting Monoprint Drawings by Stephan Haley, Paintings by Howard Fussiner and Jeff Loxterkamp, and Sculptural Tables by Wayne Hall. This exhibit runs through Friday, August 2nd.

 

Stephan Haley

 

Stephan Haley from Penobscot Maine, creates woodcut-like works on paper with water-based relief printing ink, both as monoprint and editioned prints.  “A lot of my art has been informed by the traditional Japanese print, American realist painting and the Maine landscape.”

 

Howard Fussiner

 

Howard Fussiner (1923 -2006) was a professor of art at Southern Connecticut College. He studied at Cooper Union, 1947-49, with Robert Gwathmey & John Ferren; Hans Hofmann School, 1948; NY University,1949-52,with Hale Woodruff. His preferred medium was oil paint. Howard was a long time summer resident on Deer Isle, and we glad to show this collection of small colorful paintings of regional scenery.

 

Jeff Loxterkamp

Jeff Loxterkamp earned a BFA in Painting and Drawing at Creighton University in Omaha, NE. in 1984 and an MFA in Painting and Drawing at the University of Iowa in 1989. His work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows throughout the mid west and Maine. Jeff moved to Maine in 1999. “Easel painting is one of the most anachronistic endeavors a person can do. I attempt to draw the viewer into other worlds. In my process I become concerned with texture, composition, color, abstraction and division of space.” 

Also exhibiting in a Gallery Artists Group Show are Siri Beckman,  Ed Bing Lee, Vaino Kola, Lynn Duryea, Paul Heroux, Margo Ogden, Arthur Hardigg, Rebecca Goodale, Peter Kemble, Jaap Helder, Chris Joyce, Majo Keleshian, Michael Weymouth, and Karl Schrag

On view throughout the season are sculptural tables by Wayne Hall, ceramic works by Sequoia Miller and work by metalsmith and former Deer Isle artist, Jack Hemenway. In the sculpture garden are works by David Sywalski, Hugh Lassen, Susan Chase, Nancy Nevergole, Cynthia Stroud, James Wolfe, Patrick Pierce, Steve Porter, Andreas Von Huene, and David Curry. Ongoing collections of jewelry,  craft, and limited edition prints can always be seen.  

The gallery is located on rt. 15 just north of the village of Deer Isle. Regular weekly hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 12 – 5:30  Please call 348 9977 for further information

Current Exhibitions at Cove Street Arts

Current Exhibitions at Cove Street Arts in Portland

Lucile Evans Retrospective June 1 – August 10

Lucile Evans (1894-1993) was a fearless, emotionally complex, and extremely talented painter and printmaker who achieved an impressive career despite the marginalization and constraints faced by female artists of her generation. The exhibit spans five decades (1930s to 1970s) of this pioneering artist’s work.

Photographing Coastal Maine  June 1 – July 13

The current show features multiple works by each of 10 invited photographers, who come from Kittery to the Canadian border and all points in between. Though the work included is organized around a central theme, this exhibition boasts a great diversity of style, process, and subject matter and includes both well-established and up-and-coming photographers.

The Sartorial Self   June 1 – July 27

“The Sartorial Self,” is a group show exploring the intersection of fashion and identity. Displayed are works from Crystal Cawley, Andy Warhol, Fred Lynch, Gin Stone, and Lesia Sochor.

Other Artists on View

George Lloyd (Artist in Residence), Tom Hall, Michel Droge, John Bisbee, Bernard Langlais, Sean Alanzo Harris, Stephen Porter, Tim Christensen, and Tom Paiement

71 Cove Street Portland, Maine 04101 207.808.8911 www.covestreetarts.com

Art Space Gallery Showcases New Works at First Friday

Art Space Gallery will participate in “Arts in Rockland” first Friday art walk, July 5, 5-8pm, at 405 Main Street, Rockland with meet the artists, wine, and refreshments. Reception in the front room features new work by 4 of our artist members.  John Wood’s watercolor and oil landscapes and portraits complement one another with their subtle color tones and realistic depictions. Lara Max’s obsession with steel relief images captures the experience of painting. Before finishing the sculpture, she pulls prints from the image for a limited edition series.  Melissa Post van der Burg’s figurative oils tell the story of working life on the Maine coast. Leecia Price’s encaustics explore coastal Maine, reflecting her interest in surface texture, simplification, and mystery.

Art Space Gallery features works by fifteen artists in various media and genres. July hours – Monday – Saturday 10 -5; Sundays 11 – 2. For gallery news see www.artspacemaine.com, or like us on Facebook.

 

Contact: Lori Davis, president 207-491-1835; lori@loridavisphotography.com