Archive for Rockland

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

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

Turtle Gallery opens New Exhibit

“Tide Pools, Fish Creek,” 19″x23,” Howard Fussiner.

 

Turtle Gallery’s second opening of the summer on July 7

 

Meet the artists at an opening reception on Sunday, July 7 from 2 to 5:30 at The Turtle Gallery.

Presenting Monoprint Drawings by Stephan Haley, Paintings by Howard Fussiner and Jeff

Loxterkamp, and Sculptural Tables by Wayne Hall. This exhibit runs through Saturday, August

3rd.

 

On view are a collection of ceramic works by Sequoia Miller and 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 to 5:30.

Please call 348-9977 for further information.

Art Space Gallery Presents New Works at First Friday Art Walk

Art Space Gallery, 405 Main Street, Rockland will participate in “Arts in Rockland” First Friday Art Walk on June 7 from 5-8.  Meet our artists Melissa Post van der burg, Hannah Nelsbach and Lori Davis in the gallery front room to view their new work and enjoy wine and refreshments.

Melissa Post van der Burg’s oils on canvas tell vivid, figurative, stories of working life on the Maine coast. For over 50 years Hannah Nelsbach has painted the world around her in various media. Her colorful images combine fantasy and realism.

Photographer Lori Davis’ new archival prints on aluminum complement the striking contrast, vibrant color, and dramatic lighting found in the natural world.

Art Space Gallery is a co operative of 15 artists in metal, wood, paintings, cards, gifts and jewelry, now in its 15 year located at 405 Main Street in Rockland. June hours: Monday – Saturday, 11 am – 5 PM and Sunday 11 AM – 2 PM.

Landing Gallery opening for “WILD LIFE”

“Late afternoon sun over Hog Island, from Naskeag Point, Maine”, oil/panel 8” X 10”

 

Landing Gallery, 409 Main St in Rockland is pleased to announce the opening of “WILD LIFE”, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Sarah Faragher, May 24 – June 30.  Sarah will be present at the Artist’s Opening Reception if you would like to meet and talk with her.  It will be held on Friday, June 7th from 5-8 PM during Arts In Rockland’s first Friday art walk.

 

 

“Morning light, looking east from the Narrows, Islesboro, Maine”, oil/panel 9” x 12”

 

Sarah Faragher was born and raised on the coast of Maine, studied art history and painting at Colby College and the University of Maine, and now lives and works as a professional painter in midcoast Maine.  She has attended residencies at Weir Farm National Historic Site and Acadia National Park, and on Great Spruce Head Island.  Her work is featured in Drawing New Audiences, Expanding Interpretive Possibilities: Artist-in-Residence Programs of the National Park Service (U.S Department of the Interior 2009), was selected for the 2011 Portland Museum of Art Biennial, and is included in the book Art of Acadia by David Little and Carl Little (Down East Books 2016).

“When I began painting in and from the landscape over fifteen years ago, I worked outside about half the time. Gradually I found myself painting more from direct observation and less in the studio, and now I make ninety-five percent of my paintings out in nature. The almanac of the year sets my schedule, and in working with the seasons, the weather, temperature, tides, and wind direction, I align myself with the natural order of things. Being out in the middle of everything as it unfolds helps reset my worry-clock to none, for long moments. I become more light of heart, and accepting of the inevitability of change, since working outside is to see and experience firsthand constant change, as the way of the world and everything in it.

How necessary wildness is. What a gift and a treasure. I leave most human- made structures and objects out of my work for now, because I’m more compelled by landscapes and seascapes that are simply themselves, and by other creatures and species with their own wild character and integrity. When I’m outside I feel like one of them too. Making marks with a brush and paint, describing my perception of natural forms, while also evoking inner landscapes – what a deep searching happiness it is. Working this way helps me embrace and value the wild in myself. I remember who I am: a child of nature, a tree-hugger, a walker of quiet meadows and shorelines, a star-gazer and ocean-swimmer, a loafer and a worker bee, an observer and a participant in this life.  And after the pleasures of painting outside? I bring my new work home to the studio. The wild comes in, and I live with it, and listen to what it says. Part of which is this: representing nature is, to me, a radical and essential choice. Making that choice again and again results in the creation of elegies to the places I love, which are changing forever”.

 

 

“February surf, gray afternoon, Schoodic, Maine”, oil/panel 8” x 10”

 

“I was born and raised in downeast Maine. My paintings are memoirs of my experiences with nature.  Through painting I participate in the landscape, recognize transcendent moments in nature, honor the integrity of natural forms, and describe where my heart lives.  I often feel as if the places I paint have commissioned me to tell their autobiographies, at the same time that I tell my own.”

Please join us in the gallery.  Hours: Wed – Sat 11-5 & Sun 12-5, Closed Mon & Tue.  FMI 207 239-1223, www.facebook.com/LandingGallery/

Caldbeck Gallery Opens Three Person Show

REUNITED 2017, ink and acrylic on panel, 36 x 36 inches, Stew Henderson

 

KEYHOLE 2018, ink on rag paper 22 x 17 inches (edition of 5), Tim Van Campen

 

Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland opens three person show featuring Stew Henderson, Tim Van Campen and Kathleen Florance.  The opening reception is on June 7 from 5-8 and is showing from May 25 – June 29.

 

Between#7, relief ink on yupo 40 x 26 inches, Kathleen Florance

Caldbeck Gallery is located at 12 Elm Street in Rockland, ME 04841
Tuesday – Saturday 12-4, Sunday 1-4
caldbeck@midcoast.com  www.caldbeck.com 207 594 5935

Annual Summer Stable Show at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery

“Gaia Meditation,” Elizabeth Ostrander, acrylic on ceramic, 10” x 7” x 6”

 

Maine Farmland Trust (MFT) Gallery,  in Belfast is exhibiting its annual Summer Stable Show starting June 3rd.  This exhibition is a favorite with returning art-lovers and summer visitors alike.  This is the gallery’s largest, most vibrant group show that showcases eleven Maine artists this year, whose work connects to agriculture, nature or environment.

 

“Boat in Moonlight,” Christina Thwaites, oil on canvas, 40” x 56”

 

André Benoit, Jr. is represented with his whimsical wooden assemblages of animals, while Julie Crane is showing a unique bison monoprint produced at the Tamerind Institute in New Mexico. MJ Viano Crowe is exhibiting works created with the intricate German paper-cutting technique called scherenschnitt. Elizabeth Ostrander is showing three of her painted, contemplative sculptures. Sara Gagan and Petrea Noyes are displaying unique images created with collage and oils or pigment inks respectively. Julie Cyr, Leslie Harris, Sheep Jones, Lou Schellenberg and Christina Thwaites – new to MFT Gallery this year – are exhibiting their vivid oil paintings in colorful hues, each with their own distinct styles.

 

Mj Viano Crowe, “Soul & Spirit” 20″ X 20″

 

“Pumpkin Patch,” Sheep Jones, oil on panel, 24” x 24”

The 2019 Summer Stable Show runs from June 3rd through August 9th, with artist talks Friday June 28th at 5pm, followed by a reception and the town-wide Belfast Art Walk from 5:30-8pm. There will be a second Art Walk Friday July 26, 5:30-8pm.

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art offers “Melt Down: Ten Artists Respond to Climate Change in the Arctic and Antarctic”

“Inhalation XXXVIII”, 2011, Archival Pigment Print

 

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) in Rockland is offering a thought-provoking and educational lecture series in conjunction with the exhibition Melt Down: Ten Artists Respond to Climate Change in the Arctic and Antarctic.

The second event in the series, “One World,” will take place on Sunday, May 5, at 3pm, and features respected photographer John Paul Caponigro in conversation with Peter Neill, founding director of World Ocean Observatory. “One World” is an in-depth discussion between two experts in their fields, illustrated by a slide presentation of Caponigro’s stunning photographs of the Polar Regions. The event is free to CMCA members, others with admission. Participants are encouraged to stay following the talk for refreshments and further discussion.

John Paul Caponigro is a pioneer among visual artists working with digital media. His life’s work is both a call to connection with nature and a call for conscientious creative interaction with our environment during a time of rapid change. Respected as an authority on creativity, photography, and fine art printing, he is a highly sought-after speaker, lecturing extensively at conferences, universities, and museums, in venues as diverse as Photoshop World, MIT, Google, and TEDx.

Peter Neill is founder and director of the World Ocean Observatory and serves as host of World Ocean Radio, a weekly podcast about the health of the ocean. In 2016 he received an appointment with the Climate Change Institute and represents the W2O as a Research Associate; he previously served 20 years as President of the South Street Seaport Museum, New York; is co-founder of The Sound School and The Harbor School; and has dedicated his career to marine affairs. His most recent book, The Once and Future Ocean: Notes Toward a New Hydraulic Society, is available wherever books are sold.

Through their experiences recording and responding to the visible and visceral markers of irrefutable change in the Polar Regions, the artists in “Melt Down” bring these physically remote places and the compelling need for action to a wider audience. Their work provides a route for inspiring awareness and response when overwhelming data and science have failed to motivate.

 

Sunday Salon “One World”

“Melt Down” will be on view at CMCA through June 9. For further information about the exhibition and accompanying programs, please visit cmcanow.org.

Biennial Artists Present Their “Art Crushes” at CMCA

Tad Beck “Bicycle Crash 10”

 

Back by popular demand, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art (CMCA) is offering its lively and thought-provoking lecture series, Who Do You Love? in conjunction with this year’s Biennial Exhibition.

The third iteration of the series takes place on Sunday, January 6, at 3pm, and features Biennial artists Tad Beck (Vinalhaven, ME), Seth Koen (South Bristol, ME + Easthampton, MA), and Gina Siepel (Portland, ME + Greenfield, MA)

The Who Do You Love? format asks each artist to share their most important “art crushes” with the audience. Each artist presents three works of art by other artists that they love, and tells why. In this way, the audience is introduced to a wide range of art and gains insight into how artists take inspiration from the work of other artists, and how deep looking informs their own work. A question and answer period will follow the presentations. The “Who Do You Love?” lecture series is free with admission. Video recordings of the series are available on Vimeo and the CMCA website.

The CMCA Biennial is on view through March 3, 2019. Support for the Biennial is provided by First National Bank. For more information, visit cmcanow.org.

Art Space Gallery Showcases Artists’ Winter Works

Ann E. Rhinehardt, Evening Sentinals in pastel

Art Space Gallery artists express the beauty of Maine winter in new work to be shown through the month of December. Visit us at 405 Main Street, Rockland during our regular winter hours from 11 AM to 4 PM each Friday and Saturday through December 22.  The gallery features seventeen artists who work in various media and genres.