“Summer Floats” by Ronal Parlin
On August 23 and 24 the Argosy Gallery in Bar Harbor will host a Milestone Exhibition in honor of T. M. Nicholas and Ronal Parlin who recently turned fifty and sixty, respectively. The Porcupine Room of the Bar Harbor Inn will be the appropriately elegant setting.
Parlin grew up, one of nine children, in a small house surrounded by the woods of Kingfield, ME. Nicholas, the only child of noted artist Tom Nicholas, NA, grew up in the art colony of Rockport, MA. Drawing at eight and painting at fourteen, Parlin set off for Boston at seventeen to attend the New England School of Art, one of the few schools teaching realism at that time. Nicholas had an equally precocious youth and at fifteen started his formal training under John Terelak, founder of the Gloucester Academy of Art. He later studied for two years under his father. By their late twenties each artist had work actively sought after by patrons, and each was featured in major magazine articles.
From early and promising starts both artists built outstanding careers and earned the admiration of peers and collectors nationwide. This show will feature Tom and Ron’s most recent Maine paintings. These works represent contemporary traditional landscape at its most vibrant. Exhibition hours are 2-5 p.m., Saturday, and 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday. There will be an opportunity to meet the artists at a reception 6 – 9 p.m., Saturday. For more information please call (207) 288-9226.