Photo courtesy Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University.
Another terrific show at the Nasher Museum of Art in Raleigh at Duke U is the “Big Shots” exhibition of Andy Warhol polaroids. These small head shots were the studies for larger silk screened portraits of the rich, famous, and unknown beauties of both sexes.
Andy asked his subjects to sit for the snaps so he could try out different crops and angles. The full sized Liz Taylor portrait that Hugh Grant purchased in a drunken stupor is a great example. The Nasher exhibition includes several Warhol portraits of its benefactors, the Nasher family of Texas as well.
Through February 12, then traveling to the Weatherspoon Art Museum in Greensboro, NC followed by the Ackland Museum of Art in Chapel Hill, NC.
Be sure to check out the gift shop for great Warhol merchandise.
Courtesy Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University
There’s a wonderful world class exhibit of rare Picassos currently being shown at the Nasher Museum of Art on the Duke University campus in Raleigh, NC.
“Picasso & the Allure of Language” focuses on illustrations done by Picasso for books, actual poetry that he wrote, and words that he incorporated into paintings. One surprise and highlight of the show is a small framed collage he made for Gertrude Stein from one of her calling cards that she had left at his studio. The exhibition runs through January 3–don’t miss it!
One of Deer Isle’s most interesting artists in residence is Frederica Marshall. Having mastered the Japanese art of Sumi-e painting during her 30 years living in Japan, Marshall teaches the technique from her art school / gallery in Deer Isle. She is hosting a workshop trip to China in March 2010.
Representing several area artists, Chapter Two in Corea, Maine (near Schoodic Point) has an eclectic and vibrant mix of art work that is not to be missed. With three buildings to browse through it is worth the scenic drive out there.
While in Castine, be sure to refuel yourself at Bah’s Bakehouse. Bah grew up in New Orleans and its influence shows in her recipes. Her other venue “Stella’s Jazz Nocturnal” features jazz music.
Paintings by Joshua Adam and Susan Parish Adam (right)
Oil painters Joshua Adam and Susan Parish Adam show their work at their seasonal gallery in Castine. Call 207.326.7123 for information. Open 10Am-4PM Memorial Day thru Columbus Day or by appointment.
Seven Arts Gallery located in the Maine Grind building 192 Main Street in Ellsworth is open year round. They are currently looking for a full time artist member to join their co-operative. Call Dede or Marko at 207-667-1968 or visit the gallery Tuesday thru Saturday from 10AM-5PM.
Glasswork by Seven Arts Gallery artists Linda & Ken Perrin
Ten artists make up the Red Dot Gallery in Deer Isle. We are looking forward to the 2010 summer season to see their latest work. Meanwhile, check out their website for more information about the artists.
Some of the wonderful art found at Red Dot Gallery.
Artist and cofounder of the Isalos Gallery, Rebecca Daugherty has moved her studio down to the main floor gallery level for the winter. Drop by to say hi and check out the winter exhibitions. Check out the gallery blog for what’s new.
You don’t have to be staying at the historic Blue Hill Inn in order to partake of their sumptuous breakfast menu but you will need to make a reservation as the dining room does fill up fast. Innkeeper Sarah Pebworth keeps a blog that will keep you informed of special events and goings on at the inn. Recent events included a chocolate making workshop sponsored by Black Dinah Chocolatiers of Isle au Haut.