Add Calendar Event

When

Sep 14, 2018
10:00am

Venue info

Maine Art Gallery

Maine Art Gallery, Warren Street, Wiscasset, ME 04578

Contact

207-208-0868

“Three Women on Board”

The Maine Art Gallery Wiscasset’s fourth show of the season, “Three Women on Board,” will feature the art of Jane Dahmen, Daisy Greene and Consuelo Joerns. The artists, who have coincidentally chosen to present paintings created on board, will be on hand to greet visitors at a reception at from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, in the gallery at 15 Warren St., Wiscasset. Entertainment will be provided by The Flying Seeds with flute and guitar music reminiscent of the mountains of Peru, according to a news release from the gallery.

Dahmen is known locally not only for her paintings of the Maine landscape, but also for her one-on-one interviews with other artists and curators in front of an audience at Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta. About her paintings, she says that her ideas begin in the natural world, but once a work is underway, the paint itself on the flat surface takes on a life of its own. She feels that the large scale format of her landscapes helps to create an environment into which the viewer can enter.

Greene is heart and soul a Maine artist whose paintings remind one of tapestries that capture nature in a style that is often toughly realistic and sometimes more abstract in its patterns and colors that evoke the coastal Maine landscape. Reflecting on her work, she says, “In each painting there is always a space to move into, a place for the light to take us… a mystery and edge, but with a promise,” according to the release.

Joerns has lived and painted throughout the world, particularly Central America, Europe and Japan. Along the way, she worked for a New York publisher and wrote and illustrated children’s books and filmstrips. Consuelo’s semi-abstract works remind one of perhaps Matisse in its quietude. The lyrical sense of space and the washes of color bring an inner peace and joy to the viewer.

The exhibit will open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, Aug. 25 through Sept. 22.

The Maine Art Gallery is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement and preservation of painting, sculpture and graphic arts through exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations, and educational programs for children and adults. More information can be found at www.maineartgallerywiscasset.org and on Facebook at Maine Art Gallery Wiscasset.