Archive for Northeast Harbor

Artemis Gallery: Work by Christopher O’Connor bridges the digital divide to the natural world

“River Reflections No.1,” by Christopher O’Connor.

Artemis Gallery will present Christopher O’Connor’s “River Reflection” series as part of its fall show, which includes other gallery artists.

O’Connor is a native of Ireland, born in the colorful town of Dingle in County Kerry. His work and life are mirroring in their examination and curiosity of the world.

His work focuses primarily on the natural world and the elements which inhabit it. His work of late, being rendered from digital images as reference points, investigates the dimension of distortion by digitization. These dimensions being the invisible building blocks, or pixels which compile like drops of paint to represent the natural world in digital form. Our eyes are only capable of absorbing the 256 colors which our computer screens deliver, and our minds fill in the blanks, though we are not aware of it.

In paintings resembling those of the pointillist and impressionist artists, O’Connor captures moments which bridge the digital divide to the natural world.

The show opens Oct. 7 and runs through the month, with an opening reception from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 7.

Artemis Gallery is at 1 Old Firehouse Lane, Northeast Harbor. Call 207-276-3001 for more information.

‘Middle Passage’ at Shaw Jewelry

Work by Jeffery C. Becton

Work by Jeffery C. Becton is featured in the solo show “Middle Passage” from Sept. 16 to Dec. 30 at Shaw Jewelry.

Becton creates what he calls digital montage. The images fall somewhere between photography, collage and painting. The narrative that emerges contains intimate interiors and mercurial oceans. He overlaps textures including rocks and barnacles, clouds and rust. There is often a sense of decay. The results are dreamlike, memory provoking, haunting and familiar.

Shaw Jewelry is at 128 Main St., Northeast Harbor. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call 207-276-5000, email info@shawjewelry.com, or go to shawjewelry.com for more information.

Shaw Jewelry highlights work by Rona Fisher and John Woodruff 

RONA FISHER: Primal Elegance in Precious Metal

Rona Fisher’s love of the outdoors explodes in her jewelry. She is enamored with the rush of water over stones, and how the energy passes from water to rocks to the wearer. Mixing metals and rough textures with rose-cut diamonds, she creates an energetic dynamic that’s well-suited for a modern aesthetic.

JOHN WOODRUFF: Intersection of Painting and Photography

Drawing upon images of the sun and moon, John Woodruff prints these, then cuts them into amorphous, organic shapes. With dramatic lighting, he photographs the paper images sandwiched between layers of glass to achieve enhanced color and shadowy drama. They become immersive fictional landscapes.

Work by So Young Park, Biba Schutz and Jeff and Susan Wise will also be highlighted.

This work will be displayed from Aug. 26 to Sept. 15.

Shaw Jewelry is at 128 Main St., Northeast Harbor. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call 207-276-5000, email info@shawjewelry.com, or go to shawjewelry.com for more information.

Exhibits at Shaw Jewelry

“HUGHES-BOSCA: Bold and Gold Jewelry”

Current exhibits at Shaw Jewelry run from July 29 to Aug. 11.

BELLE BROOKE: “Order and Chaos in Tight Packages”

Brooke’s studio and gallery are located on Canyon Road in Santa Fe. Her lattice-like jewelry is composed of circles, ordered and otherwise. Her work is often fitted with gemstones, playing with scale, lyrical and precise, and made by human hands in her New Mexico studio.

“HUGHES-BOSCA: Bold and Gold Jewelry”

These are two women jewelers who walk on the wild side. Their uninhibited and unrestrained dive into boldness, inventiveness and de luxe is evident in every piece. The world is their source for the global kitchen of materials and forms present in this high-karat and gemstone explosion. They are Shaw Jewelry’s most in-demand artists.

SAM SHAW: “Two Figures Make a Narrative”

Sam Shaw continues to abstract the human form through painting and sculpture. When two people are seen together, a story emerges. Here they are floating, dancing, joyful and erotically charged. Pieces are rendered primarily in black and white to exaggerate the sensuous forms.

Work by Audrius Krulis, Shauna Blythe Burke and Liaung-Chung Yen is also currently highlighted at Shaw Jewelry.

Shaw Jewelry is at 128 Main St., Northeast Harbor. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call 207-276-5000, email info@shawjewelry.com, or go to shawjewelry.com for more information.

Artemis announces new group show

Artemis Gallery’s second group show of the 2021 season opened on July 15 and runs through July 28.

The show features artists Mary Barnes, Robert Pollien, David Sears and Sharon Whitham.

A portion of sales from the show will benefit the SPCA of Hancock County in honor of Cody van Heerden.

View the exhibition online at http://artemisgalleryme.com/2021-exhibitions/july-15-july-28.

See the gallery’s full lineup of summer shows at http://artemisgalleryme.com/2021-exhibitions.

Artemis Gallery is at 1 Old Firehouse Lane, Northeast Harbor. Call 207-276-3001 for more information.

‘Sara Weeks Peabody: A Life in Line and Color’ at the Northeast Harbor Library

Sara Peabody with one of her painted screens at the Boston Atheneum, circa 1975.

“Sara Weeks Peabody: A Life in Line and Color” opens at the Northeast Harbor Library on Aug. 2, and runs through the month. A reception is planned for 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 3.

The exhibition features oils, watercolors (some painted on silk), monotypes and drawings, as well as two gilded and painted folding screens. Many landscapes of Mount Desert Island and Corea are on view, along with images of Boston, Turkey and Antarctica.

“Peabody drew on all her artistic wherewithal to explore her sense of place, from Little Long Pond to the land of icebergs,” says art writer Carl Little, who helped organize the exhibition.

Peabody was born in Boston in 1926. Her father, Edward Weeks, was editor of the Atlantic Monthly. She took her first life-drawing class at age 11 with sculptor George Demetrios and later studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (in 1946, its first year) and the Cranbrook Academy of Art. 

Curious about the tradition of folding Japanese screens, Peabody learned the techniques of construction and gold and silver leaf application from Yasuhiro Iguchi in the conservation department at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

“Thunderstorm, Northeast Harbor 2,” by Sara Peabody.

Peabody majored in painting at Sarah Lawrence. She went on to become an art teacher, assistant book editor at Houghton Mifflin, editor of the magazine Current Design, and research assistant at the Addison Gallery of American Art. She published a children’s book, Tales of a Common Pigeon, in 1960.

Peabody had solo shows at the Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, the Boston athenaeum, Pine Manor College, and the Peabody Essex Museum. She exhibited in Maine at Sam Shaw, Wingspread, Judith Leighton, and Wini Smart galleries as well as at the Northeast Harbor, Seal Harbor and Ellsworth libraries and the Ethel Blum Gallery at College of the Atlantic. Her large-scale painting of Mount Desert Island has greeted Northeast Harbor Library visitors for many years.

The Northeast Harbor Library is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 276-3333. 

Shaw Gallery hosting multiple shows throughout July

In 1981, while Blondie was rockin’ … Shaw Jewelry started in Northeast Harbor.

Featured artists at Shaw Gallery

Shaw Gallery is hosting multiple shows throughout July.

BARBARA HEINRICH: Contemporary Classics

Barbara is all about timeless beauty. She blends classic understatement with contemporary sensibilities. This is about the wearer having an exquisitely made heirloom of beauty and quality. We have shown her work for 35 years, and she is one of the studio’s best friends.

KATHLEEN NOYES: Enigmatic Faces, Identity Revealed

Kathleen really works the surface. She applies layers, sands through them. She glues on scraps, paints over them. She plans, then changes. Large scale portraits of unidentified but familiar persons. Their joys and troubles are universal, and revealed by Kathleen’s explorations into personality.

MARY KANZLER: Soldier’s Portraits

This is powerful work. Large scale portraits of soldier’s faces showing the valor and struggles of their role. All done in black and white, charcoal on paper, with emphasis on raw emotion. They are stark, haunting, telling, and most of all, powerful. It would be unlikely to walk away unmoved by absorbing Mary’s portraits of men who have experienced the dark side.

SPOTLIGHT: Austin Titus, Melle Finelli and Gurhan

Additional artists highlighted throughout the month.

Shaw Jewelry is at 128 Main St., Northeast Harbor. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call 207-276-5000, email info@shawjewelry.com, or go to shawjewelry.com for more information.

Artemis Gallery hosts group show

Watercolor by Rob Finn.

Artemis Gallery’s first group show of the 2021 season opens on July 1 and runs through July 14. 

The show features artists Rob Finn, Tamara Gonda, Josh Hurst, Bill Mayher and Diana Roper McDowell for a mix of watercolorists and woodworking. 

A portion of sales from the show will benefit the Neighborhood house in honor of Cody van Heerden.

View the exhibition online at http://artemisgalleryme.com/2021-exhibitions/july-1-july-14.

See the gallery’s full lineup of summer shows here at http://artemisgalleryme.com/2021-exhibitions.

Artemis Gallery is at 1 Old Firehouse Lane, Northeast Harbor. Call 207-276-3001 for more information.

Shaw Jewelry in Northeast Harbor Celebrates 40th Anniversary

 

Shaw Jewelry in Northeast Harbor Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Opening Reception Thursday, July 1, 5–7pm (every other Thursday eve all season)

TRINA MANSFIELD
Tapestries of Mount Desert Island

Trina may be best known for her exquisite renderings of birds, but this year she presents dynamic tapestries of stitched together fabrics. With layers and texture, she creates large format landscapes. Channeling stained glass or mosaics, the patterns are complex and revealing.

MEET THE ARTIST 7/1

TODD POWNELL
You Haven’t Seen Diamonds Like This Before

We are super excited about Todd and Debra coming to town! Todd creates jewelry that is part of our human celebration. He revels in the re-invention of natural beauty. His altered diamond jewelry dance in the sensual clarity of moonlight. They are at home with the sweep of the body, as is treasure washed onto sand. An artist engineer with an explorer’s essence.

MEET THE ARTIST 7/1–7/3

LISA CLARK
Beauty in Unexpected Places

We are delighted to welcome back Lisa’s surprise paintings. She captures the moments when we may not be paying attention. The spaces in between. The road framed by headlights. That overhead wire. But also, the subtle colors of a marsh at twilight.

MEET THE ARTIST 7/1

SPOTLIGHT

Gold and Honey, Amanda Hagerman, and Ravit Kaplan

Artemis Gallery opens for the season with group show

Artemis Gallery

Artemis Gallery is open for the 10th season with a show welcoming new artists to the gallery.

New artists include Geoff Disston, Abe Goodale, Amy Graham, Bob Hiemstra and David LaPalombara.

View work by new artists at http://artemisgalleryme.com/welcoming-new-artists.

The show will be on display throughout June.

Regular, bi-weekly group shows will start July 1.

Find the full schedule of upcoming exhibits at artemisgalleryme.com/2021-exhibitions.

Artemis Gallery is at 1 Old Firehouse Lane, Northeast Harbor. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call 207-276-3001 for more information.