June 1, 2019 - June 30, 2019
In June, the Blue Hill Public Library’s Britton Gallery and Howard Room will host an exhibit of paintings by New York artist Jane McNichol. The show, Away to Downeast, will feature landscape paintings of the Blue Hill Peninsula. The public is invited to a reception on Saturday, June 8th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.
The exhibit will include a series of 5 paintings Jane did after discovering the Harriman Point Preserve in Brooklin, Maine, owned and maintained by Maine Coast Heritage Trust. The trail leads through a forest path to point with 360 views of the Blue Hill Bay and the Mt. Desert Narrows. According to Jane, “It was a spectacular September morning at high tide. I was inspired to make this series from some photos that I took from my walk.”
Jane grew up in Philadelphia and studied art at Temple University and Tyler School of art. She says, “I was inspired by post-impressionist artists like Cezanne, Matisse and Bonnard and began working on landscapes directly from life outside. In 1987 I moved to New York where my soon to be husband had settled in the East Village. I moved my out of doors painting into the studio, and worked on large scale landscapes created from photos or drawings made in nature.” Jane lives in New York City and Blue Hill, Maine.
The show will be in the library’s Britton Gallery and Roland Howard Room, available for viewing beginning June 3rd, during library hours subject to the Howard Room schedule. For more information contact the library at 374-5515.