Mars Hall Gallery opens its 2020 season June 19

“Sunny Day,” by Leo Brooks


Mars Hall Gallery opens its 2020 season on Friday, June 19th with a group show titled “Leo & Company”. This exhibit will showcase works 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 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 & April held at The Boyer Gallery Center for the Arts at the Hill School in Pottstown, PA. Congratulations!

A welcomed addition to Mars Hall this year is 3-D Assemblage work by Ron Crusan. Ron has been an artist for over 40 years working in many mediums as well as a Museum Curator & Director, Lecturer and has published many essays. He has shown around the world and 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 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, a large collection of original 1960’s & 70’s rock posters and a variety of antiques and collectibles. The show will evolve through the summer and end on Monday, October 12th. There will be no receptions this year because of health risks. Gallery hours are 10-5, Wed. thru Sun. or by appointment. Because of Covid 19 the gallery will be following CDC guidlines and masks and social distancing are required. 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

For all of you who won’t be able to come to Maine this year, you will be missed. We wish you all good health and hope to see you in 2021.

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