Travels Down East And Beyond: New Work by Margaret La Farge and Valerie Aponik

Margaret La Farge and Valerie Aponik

Tunk Mountain Arts & Crafts William D Sherar Gallery in Cherryfield, Maine will host a new exhibit July 6 through August 11.    Travels Down East and Beyond presents new work by Margaret La Farge and Valerie Aponik .  There will be an opening reception at the gallery on  Saturday , July 6  from 3 to 7pm.  Gallery Hours are Thursday through Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 12-4.   Gallery owner Cynthia Huntington can be reached at 207-546-8948 for more information.

Margaret La Farge lives and works along the coast in downeast Maine.  A graduate of RISD, she has worked as an artist/illustrator for over four decades. Her watercolor paintings are detailed and intricately rendered seeking to capture the beauty and spirit of place.  Travels Down East and Beyond focuses on impressions from trips to the Arctic and the Big Island of Hawaii as well as works from Downeast and Maritime Canada.  This show represents her perceptions of those unique and diverse environments.  To view more of her work visit

Valerie Aponik is a plein air painter living on Great Wass Island, Maine.  Her oil paintings use color and form to capture a moment, showing the hand of the artist, seeking to evoke that place with paint and a fresh eye.   Her new work is from a painting trip to Provence, France.   “The Provencal light, color and landscape were so exciting to paint.   These oil studies will continue to be a source for future work.    My work Downeast is inspired by the landscape and the working waterfront.”   Visit