August Art Show: Island Light

calendar icon August 1, 2017 - August 31, 2017

The Blue Hill Public Library is pleased to announce the opening of the August show on Friday, August 4th 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Island Light includes the works of twenty five artists inspired by the luminosity of Down East summers. The exhibition will be available for viewing from August 1st to the 31st.

This highly anticipated event is an August tradition at the library. It includes abstract and representational paintings, works on paper, photographs, sculptures, and objects. The show is organized and curated by Marcia Stremlau, artist and former owner of Handworks Gallery together with Jennifer Mitchell-Nevin, a curator based in New York City and Blue Hill, Maine.

Louise Bourne, Ragna Bruno, Heidi Daub, Pamela Elias, Sarah Faragher, Anina Porter Fuller, Rosie Moore, Jane Rotundi, Doug Smith, Sherry Streeter and Jennifer Whiting offer color field paintings, geometric abstractions, stylized landscapes and cubist interior views looking out to sea in works on canvas.

Photographs by Lisa Tyson Ennis, Christine Guinness and Ann Moore-Villano evoke the sometimes mysterious mood of the exhibition title.

Watercolors and works on paper by Mary Barnes, Jody Blagden, Amy Bernhardt, Donna Constantinople, Kenneth Evett, Frank Hamabe, Jane Rotundi and Marcia Stremlau capture the translucence of the light on Maine islands.

Other works include enamels on copper by Dottie Hayes, a hand painted box of scrimshaw design by Diane Lyon, Cynthia Winings’s ethereal collage, William Mayher’s painted driftwood birds, and small sculptures by Susan Chase and Goody B. Wiseman. A porcelain pot by Mark Bell has been painted with Scottish shepherds by Bill Irvine.

A portion of the proceeds from the sales of artwork will benefit the library. The Blue Hill Library is an independent non-profit organization. It relies heavily on the generosity of donors to meet its annual operating budget. The show will be open for viewing Monday through Saturday in August during Library hours, with viewing of those works in the Howard Room subject to the meeting room schedule. For more information, please visit www.bhpl.net or call the Library at 374-5515.

This highly anticipated event is an August tradition at the library. It includes abstract and representational paintings, works on paper, photographs, sculptures, and objects. The show is organized and curated by Marcia Stremlau, artist and former owner of Handworks Gallery together with Jennifer Mitchell-Nevin, a curator based in New York City and Blue Hill, Maine.

Louise Bourne, Ragna Bruno, Heidi Daub, Pamela Elias, Sarah Faragher, Anina Porter Fuller, Rosie Moore, Jane Rotundi, Doug Smith, Sherry Streeter and Jennifer Whiting offer color field paintings, geometric abstractions, stylized landscapes and cubist interior views looking out to sea in works on canvas.

Photographs by Lisa Tyson Ennis, Christine Guinness and Ann Moore-Villano evoke the sometimes mysterious mood of the exhibition title.

Watercolors and works on paper by Mary Barnes, Jody Blagden, Amy Bernhardt, Donna Constantinople, Kenneth Evett, Frank Hamabe, Jane Rotundi and Marcia Stremlau capture the translucence of the light on Maine islands.

Other works include enamels on copper by Dottie Hayes, a hand painted box of scrimshaw design by Diane Lyon, Cynthia Winings’s ethereal collage, William Mayher’s painted driftwood birds, and small sculptures by Susan Chase and Goody B. Wiseman. A porcelain pot by Mark Bell has been painted with Scottish shepherds by Bill Irvine.

A portion of the proceeds from the sales of artwork will benefit the library. The Blue Hill Library is an independent non-profit organization. It relies heavily on the generosity of donors to meet its annual operating budget. The show will be open for viewing Monday through Saturday in August during Library hours, with viewing of those works in the Howard Room subject to the meeting room schedule. For more information, please visit www.bhpl.net or call the Library at 374-5515.