Mars Hall Gallery “Maine & Me: Ron Weaver Memorial Show”

“The Swallows” by Ron Weaver

Mars Hall Gallery will kick off its 2014 Summer Season on Friday Night, June 20 with two impressive shows. The New Wing features “Maine & Me”, Ron Weaver Memorial Show. Ron lost his battle with cancer last December and the show will honor the Artist and his work. His love for Maine started in the 1960’s when he worked summers as an Inn Manager in South Bristol while attending several Universities and eventually receiving his BFA and MFA from Yale in 1966. He also studied independently in London, Paris, Rome, Florence, Sienna, Madrid and Toledo from 1959-2003 and had a one-person exhibition in Paris in 1989. Visiting Maine when possible he eventually purchased land and a chicken barn and transformed it into a cottage/studio. He worked as an Art Professor at six Universities in the US and Canada retiring Emeritus Professor of Art at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 2004. In addition to opening reception there will be a Memorial Reception with members of the artist’s family on Sunday, July 6 from 2-4 p.m. “Maine & Me” will be featured thru Sunday, July 20.