OPENING RECEPTION JULY 5, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM with Guest Artist Joanna Pool.
This exhibition is from June 29 through August 23
Arists statement: “My imagination takes its strength, and guides its direction from what I see, and hear, and learn, and feel, and remember of my living world.” — Eudora Welty
“ Life by the River” is a series of paintings created midway into 2016, and into the summer of 2017. During this period, I was in treatment for cancer: surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.
Making art, connecting with aliveness in nature gave my painting practice a sense of deep meaning, and urgency.
The experience of the changing seasons, weather, the Bath bridge in particular, plant life surviving the harsh winter, and once again showing up in the garden, the moving river, trees, flower, and rocks appeared in some manner in my work.
As a current mentor Nancy Hillis, an artist from California, states, and I paraphrase, “the life of an artist and the art of life entwine.” When we step on this path with our fears, and our doubts, and our courage, we can say we are living the Hero’s or Heroine’s journey.
ART WALK FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, from 4:00 to 7:00.
OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY, AUGUST 30 FROM 4 TO 7 PM
WITH GUEST ARTIST KAT VON HUENE
This exhibit is from August 24 to October 25
As a child, drawing gave Kat an alternate world, in which she could escape and immerse into the things she loved. Although the family moved often, creating art became her consistency. Her artistic mother encouraged he, and provided occasional lessons, and materials. Art schools filled in the gaps as finances permitted, but she is mostly self taught. She works primarily with watercolor, oils and graphite.
Kat studied at the Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts for Environmental Design and Architecture, and Philadelphia College of Art. While living in Pennsylvania she painted her surroundings and expanded her interests to include the human constructions in our environment.
Maine has been home for 28 years. A new series looks at her grandmother’s world at the turn of the century. You will find some of this series at her exhibit.
ART WALK FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20 FROM 4 TO 7PM
OPENING RECEPTION ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25 FROM 5 TO 7 PM FOR A MEMBERS SHOW
More information will be forthcoming closer to the event. This exhibit will be held from October 19th through January 2nd. Small works are often for sale during these dates with the idea of the public purchasing Holiday presents and cards. There will also be a Holiday reception in coordination with other venues in Bath on the same day, yet to be announced, in December.