Sohns Gallery presents “Gold Leaf Works by Wendilee Heath O’Brien”

O’Brien gold leaf detail

The Sohns Gallery located in The Rock & Art Shop in Bangor presents “Gold Leaf Works by Wendilee Heath O’Brien” with an artist’s reception, artist talk, and demonstration at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21. The show runs from January 6 -March 16.    Through her travels to Asia, Wendilee Heath O’Brien learned the art of Kinpakku, Gold Leaf painting. The gold leaf works involve an extensive process beginning with stretching wet paper on a board using seaweed glue. Then 10-14 layers of binder and alum mixed with water prepare the surface, making it waterproof. Onto the last wet coat the metal leaf is floated. Asian art respects the empty space and the quickness of a moment. For more information call 947-2205.