The Turtle Gallery will host an all media Deer Isle Bridge – 75th Anniversary Show; a collection of Brooches to Wear by gallery jewelers; and collections of new paintings by Nina Jerome and Michael Weymouth. This third show of the 2014 season will open
with a reception at 2 p.m. on Sunday August 17 and will run through September 6.
“New Mexico Ridge, Stormy Sky” by Nina Jerome
Painter Nina Jerome’s current showing titled “Unfamiliar Territory” is comprised of paintings done away from Maine. Jerome has been teaching drawing and painting at the University of Maine in Orono since 1987. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College and Rhode
Island School of Design, she has been inspired by light and color interacting with both natural and constructed environments. Outdoor interests such as kayaking and hiking have influenced her painting. She says that while traveling, the embedded triggers of light,
structure, color, and movement kick in at unexpected moments.
“View from the Ledge” by Michael Weymouth
Maine native, Michael Weymouth graduated from New England School of Art in Boston Massachusetts in 1963. In 1973 he started Weymouth Design, which became one of the leading annual report design firms in the country. He is photographer, painter and author of several books. Weymouth was awarded this year’s excellence in publishing award which went to poet Elizabeth Garber and painter/photographer Weymouth for their self-published collaboration Maine: Island Time. Their coffee-table book celebrates Maine’s islands, especially Great Spruce Head Island, owned by the Porter family and a muse to nature photographer Eliot Porter and painter Fairfield Porter. This show is comprised of the original pieces from which the book is made. Weymouth will sign copies of the books at the opening. The Turtle Gallery also shows blown and cast glass, limited edition prints, sculpture, clay and jewelry. The gallery is located at 61 North Deer Isle Rd. (Route 15) and will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 – 5:30 p.m., and on Sunday from 2 – 6 p.m. Please visit online at theturtlegallery.com or call 348 9977 for further information.