New Era Gallery opens “Midsummer 2013”

“Atlantic Blue” by Patricia Kennan

New Era Gallery in Vinalhaven will open “Midsummer 2013” on Saturday, July 13 with an artists’ reception from 5-7pm. The show will feature paintings by Patricia Kennan, pottery by George Pearlman, and photography by Joan Wright. Pat Kennan divides her studio time between Vinalhaven, Wisconsin, and her native Ireland.  Her rich land and seascape oils speak of deep connection with memory and place. George Pearlman’s porcelain pottery, included in the Smithsonian’s 2013 American Crafts show, combines a romantic sensibility with a very contemporary and expressionistic use of color and pattern.  Joan Wright’s recent photography demonstrates her enduring interest in the mystery and reflective qualities of water. The exhibition will run through July 31. For more information call 863-9351 or visit