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Yesterday – Tuesday, October 6th – I helped hang a wonderful show at Carolyn Hecker’s Pearson Legacy Gallery here in Deer Isle. Titled “Transformations: Mainstreaming Mud,” it’s the first exhibition in the off-season schedule of the gallery, located at 13 Dow Rd., Deer Isle. Over 40 artists use clay: some as a material for an elegant vase, bowl or platter or perhaps for a sculptural wall or free-standing piece. Some capture the work of others who use clay in a photograph or a painting. And many interpret clay and mud as they exist in nature. When I walk in the front door, I feel as if I ‘ve entered an upscale city gallery. There’s a lot of breathing room in this exhibit – space to appreciate each piece.
The exhibit is open Thursdays through Sundays, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., ending on October 25th.
The Pearson Legacy MINI Gallery (a year-round small gallery adjacent to the main exhibition space with work in all media) will also be open. For information on the exhibition and other programs, call: 348- 2535. After October 12th, call: 348-6848. If you are in the area, come to the opening tomorrow, Thursday, October 8th from 5-7 pm.
Look for an update, with photos, on Friday.
By the way – that amazing photograph of Blue Hill Harbor at dawn (above) is by my daughter – Cynthia Farr-Weinfeld.