The opening to “From a Single Thread” fiber arts show (combined with an exhibition of beautiful bowls) was very well attended. With more than 45 artists participating, the event was lively and the showcase of work very colorful indeed. Here are some highlights but don’t miss it in person: the show continues through July 25th.
Pearson Legacy is at 13 Dow Road in Deer Isle. Gallery open 10AM-5PM
Pearson Legacy Gallery
13 Dow Road
207.348.6848 (or 348.2525)
You can depend on Pearson Legacy Gallery for interesting multi-artist exhibitions throughout the year. Well-presented, thought-provoking, and witty are all words that come to mind after viewing one of these group shows. Here is the current schedule.
April 8 thru May 2nd
PEOPLE: The Artist’s Interpretation
An exhibition of portraits of people–real or imagined–absolutely detailed people or totally abstract as interpreted by more than 40 artists. Featuring the amazing “Self Portrait Machine” created by artist Ed Bagley and designed to have people participate in the art process while interacting with the machine to create a unique self portrait without possessing any formal artistic skills.
Opening Reception: April 8, 5-7PM
Exhibition Hours: Thursdays-Sundays, 10AM-4PM
April 15th, 7PM
Culture & the Artist: How Place Affects How Art is Made
All artists are influenced by their surroundings, the culture they live in, and their life experiences. Subject matter, materials, and symbolic meaning are all related to “place”. Fredericka Marshall explores this topic at the Artist’s Forum in this richly illustrated lecture that will look at artists and their environments and the resulting creations.
$5 Suggested Donation
April 20, 7PM
LITERARY ARTS NIGHT @ THE LEGACY
The second in a monthly series of readings by noted authors from Maine and beyond reading their written words from books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. There may also be programs when a panel of authors will discuss current issues involved in the problems and joys of being published. This month features short story writers Diane Berlew, Deborah Wedgwood Marshall, and Susan Barrett Merrill.
$5 Suggested Donation
WEEKEND WORKSHOPS @ THE LEGACY
April 17 9AM-4PM
Split Stone Pendants: Sarah Doremus
Bring your favorite beach stone to the workshop and you will create a splendid pendant with sterling silver components. You will learn the basic lapidary and metal fabrication techniques necessary for finishing a project. Materials list sent with confirmation. Limited enrollment and */pre-registration required/*.
April 24, 10AM-2PM
Free Form Peyote Stitch Beadwork: Tess Daniels
The workshop serves as a refresher course in basic peyote stitch but with new explorations into free form weaving. Pre-registration required. Materials list sent with confirmation. Limited enrollment and */pre-registration required/*. $45
Thursday, February 11th – another packed house at Pearson Legacy Gallery in Deer Isle! Carolyn Hecker does it again with a show titled “Reflections.” Over 40 artists in the show – shoulder to shoulder crowd. My favorite painting will remain a secret… Gallery hours are Thurs – Sun 12-5.
Here are some pics from The Pearson Legacy Gallery’s “Transformations: Mainstreaming Mud” exhibition held in October 2009. It was very well attended and featured various works made from or related to the earthy theme.