Gleason Fine Art in Portland showing Phil Barter, Clarence K. Chatterton

“On the Golden Road 2,” by Philip Barter

Gleason Fine Art in Portland opens two new shows at its Portland gallery, “Philip Barter: New Work” and “Clarence K. Chatterton (1880-1973): An Artist’s Artist” with an opening reception from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, May 3. From the beginning, Sullivan artist Philip Barter’s brilliantly colored, modernist-influenced paintings and wood reliefs stood out from the myriad landscapes more traditional artists were creating. Arts writer Carl Little says of Philip, “The appeal of Barter’s stylized renderings of trees, clouds, and rivers is powerful. His ability to extract the essence of the landscape provokes marvel. His palette, often not for the faint of hue, underscores his lively vision.” The two shows run through June 29.  For more information call 699-5599.