Sally Loughridge will be showing the month of June

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Returning Artist, Sally Loughridge will be showing the month of June at Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans.  Artist Reception will be held the 12th of June the 2nd Friday Artwalk for Brunswick. From 5pm to 8pm.

SIS is located at 149 Maine Street in the Tontine Mall, Wine Cheese and Horsdoerves will be served.  Please call with any question at 373.1810.

 

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A year round resident of South Bristol, Maine, Sally Loughridge is continually intrigued and inspired by the rugged, organic beauty around her.

Sally is drawn to the juxtaposition of natural elements – sky, sea, and land – and the rich contrasts in color, value, texture, and temperature such intersections bring. She also enjoys the challenge of depicting a striking vantage point or a sudden shift in weather.

Sally works primarily in the soft pastel and oil mediums. She has been teaching soft pastel painting, both in the studio and en plein air, for over twelve years.

The process of painting is both humbling and deeply satisfying. Painting and sight have become reciprocally entwined, with each enhancing the other. The fuller her engagement in the action of creating, the more energized and connected she feels to the world.

In turn, she hopes to engage the viewer by stirring memory, emotion, and curiosity.

Sally’s work can also be seen at Pemaquid Art Gallery in New Harbor, Tidemark Gallery in Waldoboro, and Mast Cove Galleries in Kennebunkport, as well as in invitational shows in MidCoast and Southern Maine.

 

 

Lee Cheever showing this month at Summer Island Studio

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Lee Cheever, local artist from Harpswell, will be showing the month of May at Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans located in the Tontine Mall 149 Maine Street Brunswick.

The show is called “In the Woods” and an Artist Reception will be held Friday, the 8th from 5pm to 7pm. Wine, cheese and Horsdoerves will be served; any questions please call Patti Baker at 373-1810.

Cheever’s exhibit will focus on wood expression for both wall and free standing sculpture. She is a multifaceted artist who taught in public schools for years and now she has a studio in Brunswick and is active volunteering in the creative community.

She spots stories everywhere. It may be the stories of history one encounters in traveling, or a chance encounter with an animal in the woods. The world has stories to tell. This translates into her work in suggesting an encounter. What the viewer takes from the piece is personal and varied.

Local Artist, Barbara Bean will be showing at Summer Island Studio!

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Local Artist, Barbara Bean will be showing at Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans for the month of April 2015. Artist Reception and Open House will be Saturday, April 25th from 4pm to 6pm; Wine, Cheese and Horsdoerves will be served.

Barbara Bean has always been what she calls an art maker; she is inspired by the work of others and enjoys trying new materials. This show is combination of her sculptural assemblages created from found objects and her two dimensional works of mixed media on paper; both in a floral theme.

Beans works is more symbolic rather than representational, and asks her viewers to enjoy the experience of entering a new world where there are no boundaries and no limit to what one can make with so little.

Jennifer Litchfield rejoining Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans in March 2015

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Jennifer Litchfield of Barter’s Island Boothbay will be rejoining Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans once again for a show in the month of March 2015.

Artist’s Reception and Open House will be held on Saturday March 7th from 4pm to 6pm. Wine, Cheese and Horsdoerves will be served.

SIS is located in the Tontine Mall in the heart of downtown Brunswick at 149 Maine Street; any questions please call Patti at 373-1810.

Litchfield has been living and painting in Maine for the past 18 years. Originally from Sydney Australia, where she pursued a medical career as a primary care physician for 20 years. She moved to the United States after meeting and marrying her American husband, Peter Felsenthal, with whom she still lives with in Boothbay.

Art has always been one of her true loves and she took the opportunity in her new life to develop her passion for painting, drawing and color.

Local Architect/Assemblage Artist MILDRED JOHNSON will be at Summer Island Studio

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Local Architect/Assemblage Artist Mildred Johnson will be at Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans for both months of January and February 2015.

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Artist Reception will be held:

Saturday, January 17th at 4pm – 6pm.

Wine, Cheese and Horsdoerves will be served.

Johnson graduated from University of Oregon in 1948 in architecture, she moved back and forth across the country as an architect and designer for years.

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Mildred moved to Maine in 2004 and maintained a studio at Fort Andross in Brunswick for many years, working primarily on assemblages and mixed media collage.

Of her work Mildred says

“I honestly can’t remember a time when I wasn’t making art…I’m still playing with found materials…and I still feel the excitement of discovery that I remember as a child”

and continues, quoting from Robert Rauschenberg

“You begin with the possibilities of the material”.

Debbie Casterlin Reception at Summer Island Studio

Great turn out Saturday evening at Summer Island Studio for Debbie Casterlin Reception.

Debbie was there to speak about the crossroads of interests that brought her to creating this collection of work. Her love for art in both photographs and on canvas, her love of the botanical world, as well as her work in physical therapy.

If you did not have an opportunity visit Saturday evening, please stop by for a visit some time this month. Show will be up for the balance of the year.

‘Bare in the Botanicals’ by Debbie Casterlin @ Summer Island this Month

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Debbie Casterlin a local artist from Brunswick will be showing the month of December at Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans located in the heart of downtown Brunswick in the Tontine Mall.

A reception will be held on Saturday December 13th from 4pm to 6pm.  Wine, cheese and Horsdoerves will be served any questions call Patti  at 373-1810.

The name of the show is going to be “Bare in the Botanicals” and the image is Deb smelling the plum blossoms, in June.  Her perspective on artistic freedom, her love of natural beauty, and her appreciation of the botanical world reflect her desire to share her innermost values.

Debbie has spent her entire life creating art, capturing moments with a camera and on canvas. Recognized for her artistic talent at a young age she has been commissioned to create art for public institutions and private individuals.

Though she works in many mediums with an eclectic subject range, some of her best known works are acrylics done in a realistic style.