Art Space Gallery First Friday Opening Reception

Copper Poppy by Laura Max

Art Space Gallery invites you to the July opening reception on Friday, August 7th from 5 to 8pm. This reception will feature four member artists in the front room, Jean Byrd, Lara Max, Charlene (Sea) Vanderslice, Janalee Welch.

Jean Byrd is a traditional oil painter who captures her love for the New England coast in her work.  For Lara Max working with sheet metals has become a fascination, as she creates forms inspired by nature.  She enjoys the way light, shadow and reflection are just as much apart of the sculpture as the characteristics of the metals and the design.

Charlene Vanderslice (nicknamed “Sea”) is a lifelong Ocean Advocate after two trips round the world on water in her 20’s. She paints beach scenes and detailed portraits of the endangered creatures beneath the waves.  “I am the voice of the voiceless denizens of the deep.” Every year Sea donates 30% of her proceeds to help save the oceans. Janalee Welch’s newest work consists of images depicting scenic views, both inland and along the shore. Using a soft palette of blues and sharp contrasting light, Janalee has created an atmoshere of senenity and calm.

Art Space Gallery is located at 342 Main Street across from the Strand Theater in Rockland.   The gallery features works by nineteen artists who work in various media and genres. August hours are 11am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, 1 pm to 6 pm on Sundays.  Visit our website for more information at