Archive for openings

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

Star Gallery Opens in Northeast Harbor

Star Gallery Presents an exhibit featuring:

Melina White

Mallie Loring Pratt

Margery Torrey

Claudia Keep

 

 

 

Star Gallery is located at 6 Neighborhood Road in Northeast Harbor and the show runs through July 24th. 

 

 

 

Upcoming Show:

July 25: Rikki Morley Saunders, Robert S. Neuman, Carol Bolsey

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.

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

“Annual Summer Exhibition” at The Gallery at Widgeon Cove

Georgeann Kuhl, “Bahaia Hona” handmade paper

The Gallery at Widgeon Cove in Harpswell will celebrate 31 years featuring new work by gallery artists through Sept. 1. The public is invited to a reception on Sunday July 21, from 1 to 5 p.m.Refreshments will be served.
Gallery artist Condon Kuhl, who has work in museum and private collections, including the Columbus Museum of Art, is represented by a series of pendants focusing on the Raven. Other featured handmade paper paintings by Georgeann Kuhl found new subjects in star constellations.  The gallery also shows sculpture, jewelry and handmade books. Gallery at Widgeon Cove is open Thursday through Saturday 11 to 5, or watch for the open flag along Route 123, Harpswell.
FMI, 833-6081. widgeoncove.com

‘Abstractions’ at Maine Art Gallery

Kumquats and ribbons, oil on canvas, by Marjorie Arnett

 

Maine Art Gallery opens for show ‘Abstractions’ on June 29.  Gallery hours for the show are 10:00AM – 4:00PM, Thursday – Saturday through July 27.

Vocalist Lynda D’Amore and keyboardist Bill Duffy will provide music for the opening. Guests will view paintings by Marjorie Arnett, aluminum relief sculptures by Peter Bennett, welded sculpture by Susan Bennet, paintings utilizing gilding techniques by Michele Caron, acrylic sculptures by Stew Henderson, rustic spheres by Jay Sawyer, and paintings by Abby Shahn.

The Maine Art Gallery Wiscasset is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and preservation of painting, sculpture and graphic arts through exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations, and educational programs for children and adults.  More information can be found at www.maineartgallerywiscasset.org and on Facebook at Maine Art Gallery Wiscasset. The gallery is located at 15 Warren Street, Wiscasset.

Artemis Gallery Opens for the Season June 27

Artemis Gallery in Northeast Harbor opens for the season with a reception Thursday, June 27 5-7pm

 

 

Fiore Art Center opens “Artists in Residence: The First Three Years”

Thérèse L. Provenzano, “Lay of the Land Reconsidered #8, Back Road Blueberry Field, Nova Scotia,” pastel on prepared ground, 21” x 21”

 

Jefferson. Maine Farmland Trust’s Fiore Art Center opens the summer season with a gallery reception and artist panel on June 29, 3-5pm. The event is open to the public and the panel starts at 4pm, featuring alumni Anne Alexander (sculpture), Michel Droge (abstract painting), Heather Lyon (video/performance art) and Jodi Paloni (writing). The panel will be moderated by Center Co-Directors David Dewey and Anna Witholt Abaldo.

Artists in Residence: The First Three Years is an exhibition of current artwork by artists, writers, and gardeners who took part in the residency program during the first three years of the Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm (2016-2018). Curated by David Dewey, the exhibit acknowledges achievements at Rolling Acres and examines the artistic impact of living and creating in this idyllic rural setting on subsequent work.

 

Elizabeth Hoy, “Between Between,” oil on panel, 24” x 48”

 

The exhibit runs from June 1 through September 29 in the Gallery at Rolling Acres, 152 Punk Point Road in Jefferson (open on Saturdays from 12-4pm). Participating alumni include Tom Higgins, Rob Pollien, Therese Provenzano, Susan Smith (2016); Anne Alexander, Elizabeth Hoy, Jessica Klier, Tanja Kunz, Sarah Loftus, Jude Valentine (2017); Rachel Alexandrou, Carol Douglas, Michel Droge, Heather Lyon, Maxwell Nolin, Jodi Paloni, Clif Travers and Thu Vu (2018).

“For most artists and writers, being granted a time and place to do creative work, free from life’s constraints, provides what they most desire: uninterrupted time to work,” writes Dewey in his curatorial statement. Dewey states that a residency is not just a time to refresh one’s creative batteries, but more important, it is a time to pursue and satisfy creative leanings and urges in greater depth. This kind of focused isolated work experience either confirms the continuance of previous methods or opens up new creative directions.

The artwork in this exhibition represents a variety of disciplines: painting, sculpture, performance, writing, installation, and a mixture of other disciplines and methods. The diversity of artistic disciplines is a requirement of the residency program and critical to its success. The communal experiences of daily life in the farmhouse, eating from the garden, exploring themes that relate to the land and environment along with intense studio commitments are the building blocks that form the beginning foundation of the residency program at Rolling Acres Farm.