January 3, 2020 - January 30, 2020
The Blue Hill Public Library will host an exhibit of maritime linocuts by James Dodds in the Britton Gallery and Roland Howard Room for the month of January. A 62-year-old native of the seaside English village of Wivenhoe, not unlike many on the Blue Hill Peninsula, James says that his work centers on the working waterfront. A prime example of his approach to telling a story from the history of place is one such linocut of the Brooklin Boat Yard which depicts three different decades of the boatyard within the same illustration.
About the exhibit Dodds says, “Over the last twelve years I have had several exhibitions in Rockland at the Dowling Walsh Gallery and in Brooklin with Handmade Papers. My appreciation of the Maine landscape, people and boats has grown with every visit. It gives me great pleasure to have my linocut prints on show in Blue Hill Library.”
Dodds trained as a shipwright in Maldon, England, but later studied painting at Chelsea College of Arts and the Royal College of Art, London. His work is exhibited at various galleries around England and at Handmade Papers Gallery in Brooklin, Maine, owned by Virginia (Gigi) Sarsfield who is curating this show.
The show will be in the library’s Britton Gallery and Roland Howard Room, available for viewing beginning January 3rd, during library hours subject to the Howard Room schedule. For more information contact the library at 374-5515.