ABSTRACT: An exhibit of color, shape & form
River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, Maine
Opening Reception: Friday, April 5th, 5:00 – 7:00 PM
I will have 5 pieces included in this show which will run from April 5th to April 27th. Stop in if you have a chance. River Tree Arts is located at 35 Western Avenue, Kennebunk, Maine.
Here is a late 2012 work called “Orb”, a small watercolor/gouache painting. Perhaps the Maine cold turns me to the cadmium, vermillion, and magenta, though those of you who know me well, know that saturated color has been important to me since I was young. My 6th grade art teacher at the Old Greenwich School, Ernest Rustia, turned us on to Paul Klee. Betty Warner, a neighbor with a vividly colorful house and welcoming spirit, was a wonderful and positive presence in my life.
As noted here, I currently have paintings in a juried “Abstract” show in the Irvine Gallery at River Tree Arts in Kennebunk, Maine. The show opened on April 5th and runs through April 27th. They requested submittals of five works, and accepted all five of my paintings for the show. It is a nice light filled gallery in the the adjacent – and tony – commercial district of Kennebunk/ Kennebunkport.
I have been working on bigger and looser paintings this winter, experimenting with some drawings, and colorful monoprints and silkscreen at the Peregrine Press studio. Shawn Brewer, printmaker and non-profit arts activist, gave a wonderful gouache silkscreen workshop there. Look into his blog at the following link: brewerarts.blogspot.com
On the design front, I have designed two Vinyasa yoga studios (up and running in South Portland and West Falmouth) for Greener Postures Yoga. Heidi MacVane and Danielle Morin are the wonderful, smart, energetic, and talented brains and inspiration there. They have had my hand drawn schematic floor plan framed and on the wall. Absolutely no greater honor for this architect!
Between the two studios they offer ninety classes per week: www.greenerposturesyoga.com
Please take note that Greenhut Galleries will be turning the gallery space over to artist Roy Germon on Sunday, May 5th from 11am to 2pm. Roy is a wonderful painter, and it is a special opportunity to see a body of his work before it goes downeast to Littlefield Gallery in Winterport for his solo show there in June and summer 2013: www.littlefieldgallery.com
A big shout out to Andy Verzosa and Aucocisco Galleries for showcasing twenty-four local artists in a series of short gallery shows throughout April, May, and June 2013: www.aucocisco.com
Finally, the 2013 ARCHITALX lectures have started up on Thursday nights at Portland Museum through April..It is the 25th year. The first lecturer, architect Brian Phillips of ISA in Philly, was beyond inspirational. Portland’s Planning Board just OK’d a 16+ story behemoth apt /retail building in Bayside, which is completely out of character for our city. ISA’s work- and the work of numerous Portland architects: Winton Scott, Ben Walter, David Lloyd, and many others- provide fine examples of the many ways that quality residential life in urban communities SHOULD be planned and built.