“Dr. Proctor’s Hollyhocks” by Abbie Williams
Abbie Williams from Damariscotta Mills will be returning the month of August to Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans.
William’s paintings are all glimpses into her perception of life along the coast of Maine, the Island of Monhegan and Taos New Mexico. Using rich color and employing the dramatic light of the coast and the high desert, she works to capture the extraordinary way the light changes moment to moment which infuses her response to the colors that are often too subtle for the casual observer.
Having spent most her life painting and living along the coast of Maine, then spending 10 years painting the high desert of New Mexico, she has continually been inspired by the challenges the local environment presents. Traditionally trained as a painter, Williams has spent a lifetime observing and taking in the nuances of color, shape, textures and light that make up what she paints and now through in her work.
The Stable Gallery announces a new show “Check The Box” featuring
paintings by Hati Modr, Bob Thomas, Rosalind Welsh and Julie Vohs. A
variety of mixed media works by Caroline Clare Davis and Adrienne Beacham
will be displayed along with furniture by Eben Blaney, ceramics by Brandon
Lutterman, electronic sculpture by Guy Marsden, Shaker wood work by Denise
Rankin and jewelry by Mary Hall and Rosalind Welsh.
The show’s opening reception is Friday August 15 from 5 -7 p.m. and
the work will be on display through September 17. Dave Mello and Kevin
James will provide music and refreshments will be served. Please join us!
The Gallery is open every day from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 26 Water St. in Damariscotta. For more information visit stablegallerymaine.com or call (207) 563-1991.
Will Kefauver- Light at the Head of the Stairs
Jan Kilburn- Watercolor
Marnie Sinclair- wire Puffin on driftwood
On August 22 – 24, land and seascape artists, Will Kefauver, 144 Bristol Rd., and Jan Kilburn, 168 Bristol Rd., along with Marnie Sinclair, 172 Bristol Rd., from the Bristol Road Galleries, will be featuring their own work as well as that of visiting artists, under several tents. Saturday, during the day, Marnie will be demonstrating how to create fanciful birds and animal wire sculptures. Her demonstration as well as that of other artists will be followed by a reception from 4 – 6 p.m.
Marnie Sinclair, a process artist who works in many different mediums, has just opened her gallery, The Sinclair Gallery, on the Bristol Rd. in Damariscotta. She is newly arrived to the area from Martha’s Vineyard and since moving here has joined three other artists who are close neighbors to create the Bristol Road Galleries.
“CO2 (in the atmosphere from fossil fuel emissions)” by Marnie Sinclair
Marnie’s work has always been inspired by nature and her particular affinity is for animals. Sculpture is her preferred mode of expression and she has recently started to create birds and animals in wire. The wire sculpture is an off shoot of a series of 52 sculptures that were done in driftwood, electrical wire and theater gels and spoke directly to the many aspects of climate change. Her sense of urgency about the state of the planet led to a video that she created using her work to illustrate the story of climate change as told by three experts in the field: “Nature’s Spin Through Art.”
Since arriving in Maine she has created a traveling exhibit of this work along with her video and talk about art, balance, and climate change. Currently she is looking for venues in which to do her talk. As an environmental activist she is also part of a group in Lincoln County who are starting an Energy Coop.