Haynes Galleries Gear Up for Best Season Ever

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The 2015 season at Haynes Galleries promises to be the best yet. With four different exhibitions and special events throughout the summer, there is something for everybody. The gallery in Thomaston officially opens July 2 and closes in late September so there are several months of world-class Realist art in the heart of midcoast Maine.

The summer season opens with two shows that will appeal to both city slickers and nature enthusiasts alike. Opening July 2 and continuing until August 8 are “Roger Dale Brown: Maine Light” and “Vincent Giarrano: Life in the City— Paintings, Drawings & Sketches.” Both shows will have an opening reception, which Roger Dale Brown will attend, on the evening of July 2 from 5 to 7:30 pm. Exhibitions and reception are free and open to the public.

Brown has a keen understanding of what makes Maine special. He captures the scenic vistas that have entranced artists for generations but does it with a special attention to emotion, memory, and atmospheric conditions, particularly the special quality of Maine light.

He will also give an art talk and live demonstration at the gallery on July 3, from 10 am to Noon. Brown will give an informal tour of his show and then set up his easel in the gallery garden for plein air demo.

Running concurrently to Roger Dale Brown’s show is “Vincent Giarrano: Life in the City.” It presents the new works of Contemporary Realist Vincent Giarrano and his scenes of urban life’s quieter moments. Giarrano’s take on everyday moments in New York City appeal on an emotional level. He sees the natural, simple narratives and translates them onto the canvas through paint.

Giarrano’s show is also about his process. There will be sketches and drawings that will show the progression of his compositions and his thought process. Viewers are invited into the scenes and will be able to share in the paintings’ development as they evolve into large compositions from small oil sketches and finished drawings.

Haynes Galleries is located at 91 Main Street, in Thomaston. For more information, visit http://haynesgalleries.com/hgSite/pages/index.html