DIAA Gallery Artist Reception July 12

Smalling“Back House, Barn” by Walter Smalling

“In This Boat Together,” is a new exhibit at Deer Isle Arts Association Gallery. An Artist Reception takes place Sunday, July 12 from 4 to 6 p.m. The show features a wide range of work, all addressing this same theme. Local artists participating in this show include Don Bardole, Rosalind Ellen Bridges, Jill Finsen, Amber Gentry, Cathy Hart, William Lukens, Walter Smalling, Roz Summer, Tracy Van Buskirk, Hub White, and Alice Wilkinson.

New to the DIAA this summer is Amber Gentry, an intern from Tennessee, who has made her mark at the gallery by helping coordinate and hang this season’s shows. A skillful artist herself, Gentry designs pottery that is both visually appealing and practical in nature. With this show, painter Jill Finsen returns to the DIAA gallery fresh from workshops in New York.  Her bright, colorful designs are well known to local residents, and coordinate well with work by Walter Smalling and Don Bardole, who also employ color masterfully in their work. Jewelry, photography, and other mediums will also be represented in this show.

DIAA Gallery is located at 15 Main Street, Deer Isle. The Gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, check out the group’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DeerIsleArtists or call (207) 348-2330.