“ART Student” by Ron Weaver
To Teach is to touch lives forever. On July 23rd Mars Hall Gallery will honor artists who have dedicated their lives not only to their craft, but to enriching the lives of others with the gift of creating ART. The show, in memory of five artists who taught at the university level, James A. Elliott – Portland School of ART, Robert Hamilton – Rhode Island School of Design, Donn Moulton – four universities in the US and Canada and the Boston Museum School, Carl Sublett – University of Tennessee and Ron Weaver – six universities including Yale and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. At the high school level are artists Jay Hoagland, Holly Smith, Elaine Reed and Ken Martin who has also taught at the Maine Photographic Workshops. Artists who have taught at major institutions, given workshops and/or teach privately are Linda Funk, Constance Kiermaier, Nat Lewis, Dick Kelly, Nancy Baker and Terry Wolf. Baker and Wolf are currently giving workshops at Mars Hall Gallery. To Teach runs through Sunday, August 17th.
“Rowing Past” by Leo Brooks
St. George is a town with two beautiful ports, Port Clyde and Tenants Harbor. The Tale of Two Ports celebrates not only our two ports, but ports of departure and ports of call all over our planet. Watercolors of Port Clyde and Monhegan by Leo Brooks, Nat Lewis and Elaine Reed along with oils and acrylics of East Coast Harbors and their surroundings by Jeannette Steele Esposito, Mimo Gordon Riley, Roger Kirby and Barbara Major-Weaver. Artists not only representing Maine, but Ports in Europe, the Islands and the mind are Kris Johnson, Sharon Larkin, Cali Veilleux and Eleanor Zuccola. In addition to the paintings are driftwood fish by Claire Perry, Assemblage Bill Cook, Kozo & Encaustic Masks by Diane Green-Hebert, Photography by Antonia Small, Outsider ART by Elaine Niemi and James Reed, decoupage boxes by Davene Fahy and the “Recycled ZOO” by Brian Read. The Tale of Two Ports will be on display through Sunday, August 10th. A reception for both shows will be held Friday, July 25th, from 6-8p.m. with music by “Ridge Review,” featuring a recently released CD by Robin Elliott. The gallery is located 12.7 miles down the beautiful St. George Peninsula and is open 10-5 Wednesday through Sunday. For more information, to register for a Workshop or the “Eleven” Show call 207-372-9996 or visit marshallgallery.net.