“ART Matters” Lecture “Vessels” at DIAA Gallery Feb. 21

Cynthia Bourque SimondsBasket by Cynthia Bourque-Simonds

This month’s “Art Matters” lecture entitled “Vessels” takes place on Sunday, February 21 at Deer Isle Artist Association (DIAA) Gallery in Deer Isle Village from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Featured artists include Cynthia Bourque-Simonds, Chris Joyce, and Melody Lewis-Kane. The event is free an opened to the public.

“With my baskets, I weave layers of colors and colors,” says Cynthia Bourque-Simonds. “I paint six or more coats on cotton papers. These colors are a gift and vision that find their way to a contemporary piece. My mind is always on the next moment and movement of weaving. There is an energy and calm when I create these baskets. Wherever I walk, I look for weaving in natural forms, colors contrast around me and shapes that may guide my hands.”

The DIAA is excited to present this new program and to provide a venue for the community to come together and talk about ART. The moderator is Hub White.

Chris JoyceCube box by Chris Joyce

Woodturner Chris Joyce explains,”Wood is the medium that has always held my fascination–ever since childhood when I would save scraps from my dad’s carpentry jobs to make little wooden boats. Now I spend whatever precious hours I can turning wood in my shop. The woods I use come from my backyard and the world all over. I love to find a new species and to learn all of its character through the process of creating a turned container. I hope the viewer of these works gets to experience a little of each piece of the wood’s unique nature.”

Melody Lewis-Kane, owner of Clay Forms Pottery says, “I fell in love with clay in 1973 and my passion for it has only grown. In today’s fast-paced world, I find pottery and all handmade objects even more central to our wholeness of being. The use of handmade objects brings a ritual into our lives which has been lost in the rush of contemporary times.

DIAA Gallery is located at 15 Main Street. No RSVP is required. Just show up and bring friends! For more information, visit http://www.deerisleartists.com/