Pearson Legacy Gallery presents “Diversities of Nature: Frederica Marshall and David Kofton,”


“Her Majesty” by Frederica Marshall

The Pearson Legacy Gallery presents “Diversities of Nature: Frederica Marshall and David Kofton,” an exhibition on view until Sept. 2. Frederica Marshall lived in Japan for 28 years where she intensively studied brush painting as well as becoming adept at ikebana, bonsai and other traditional Japanese Arts.  She has a BFA in painting from Miami University in Ohio and an MA from Michigan State University in Art Education. Her artwork is exhibited internationally including the esteemed International Sumi-e Exhibition.  She and her husband, Herman Kidder, moved to Deer Isle in 2003 and shortly thereafter she established a gallery and art school.  David Kofton was born in Brockton, MA and graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art with a B.S.E. and a B.F.A., but he spent every summer in Deer Isle where his mother was born and raised.  He moved to Deer Isle permanently in 1972 (after teaching painting and sculpture at Shenendehowa Central Schools in upper New York state for 5 years after college).   He has had many one-man shows and participated in countless groups shows around the world, including an exhibition that traveled throughout the European countries in 2009.  His work has been published often, most recently with two paintings in “The World’s Greatest Erotic Art,” vol. 2.  The talk is open to the public and there will be an opportunity following the presentation  to meet and talk with the artists and enjoy light refreshments.   A suggested donation of $5.00 is appreciated but not obligatory. For information contact Carolyn A. Hecker at 348-2535.