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Sep 14, 2018
5:30pm

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The Stonewall Gallery

The Stonewall Gallery, 118 East Elm St., Yarmouth, ME 04096

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Free

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207-846-6259

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Free, Yarmouth

Exhibit Opening: Margareta “Meta” McDonald

Join us on Friday, September 14 from 5:30-7:00 pm as we celebrate the opening of the Stonewall Gallery’s fall show, “Rough Seas and Healing Skies” by Yarmouth artist Margareta “Meta” McDonald. Wine, cheese, and light refreshments will be served at this free opening reception.

True to the title of the show, McDonald’s paintings encompass painterly, atmospheric ocean scenes and brightly lit landscapes as well as sprightly still lifes. She has found inspiration in the landscape around Yarmouth and further afield in places like Monhegan. Of her work, McDonald says: “I paint to celebrate life, to explore the light, to reexamine where my days have taken me. Even my landscapes and still lifes have autobiographical elements. My paintings portray an inner landscape –a map of my travels between so many cultures. Whether I’m painting the seas or a bowl full of tulips, emotional connection is what interests me most.”

Born in Stockholm, Sweden, McDonald studied math, physics, and chemistry before embarking on a teaching career that took her all over the world. She began studying art formally at midlife, embracing painting fully after retiring to Maine. Her work has been shown internationally as well as locally, including a recent solo show at Merrill Memorial Library.

“Rough Seas and Healing Skies” by Margareta “Meta” McDonald will be on view at the Stonewall Gallery through October 27, 2018. The Gallery is located inside the Yarmouth History Center at 118 East Elm Street and is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10-5.