It’s been several years since I’ve run the gallery and I was feeling a wee bit rusty as I prepped the rooms, hung the art, and made wall tags over the past few days. Now that it’s actually open, I feel a sense of relief, and I’m looking forward to old friends – and new – coming in to see the work.
Clean, fresh, and ready for the summer…
I’m showing my new paintings, jewelry, an assortment of mixed media pieces, as well as photography by my very talented daughter, Cynthia Farr-Weinfeld, and very hip recycled bags by Julia Ventresco of One Woman Studio.
And then there’s Max…
Do I look like an art lover??
I think he’s going to make a great “shop dog.” Not to mention, he’s a real conversation starter… “Is he a…?” Nope, he’s a Standard Poodle puppy.
Stop in and visit – we’re open Wednesday to Saturday from 1-5 PM.
42 Bridge Street, Deer Isle, Maine. 207 348-6722
Please join the Deer Isle-Stonington Community for the dedication of the granite sculpture created for the island by sculptor Attila Rath Geber, as part of the 2009 Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium. This beautiful imaginative piece, made from Crotch Island granite, honors the unsurpassed creative spirit of the people of this island–past, present, and future.
Saturday June 26 at 5PM (raindate Sunday June 27 at 5PM) at Scott’s Landing on the Deer Isle Causeway (route 15 just after the Deer Isle Bridge if coming from away, just before the bridge if coming from island). Parking at Causeway Beach.
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An example of Tibetan monks creating sacred sand mandala painting.
Monday-Friday, from 9:00-11:30 a.m. and 1:00-3:30 p.m.
DEER ISLE — From May 31 to June 6, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts will host a Community-Based Artist Residency with the Venerable Losang Samten, Tibetan scholar and a former Buddhist monk, who was invited to create one of his singular ‘wheel of life’ sand mandalas in the gallery at Haystack’s Center for Community Programs. Losang Samten is the spiritual director of Tibetan Buddhist Center of Philadelphia; Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Center of Middletown, Connecticut; and Chenrezig Himalayan Cultural Center of El Paso, Texas. He travels extensively, sharing his knowledge of Buddhist philosophy and meditation, and his skill in the Tibetan ritual arts, while incorporating the qualities of practicing loving kindness, patience, and understanding. This residency complements last fall’s residency with environmental artist Bryant Holsenbeck, who worked with high school students and community members to create a mandala 10 feet in diameter using bottle caps and lids.
Community members, students from the Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary and High Schools, Haystack faculty and students, and visitors will be able to observe and talk with Losang Samten as he works, Monday-Friday, from 9:00-11:30 a.m. and 1:00-3:30 p.m. On Friday, June 4, Losang Samten will give a public presentation in Gateway Auditorium, which is located at the entrance to Haystack’s campus, at 8:00 p.m. In addition, a ritual dismantling ceremony of the sand mandala will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 6 at Haystack’s Center for Community Programs. All of these events are free and open to the public.
Losang Samten’s residency is supported by grants from the Hancock County Fund of the Maine Community Foundation, the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation, the Quimby Family Foundation, and from Haystack’s Program Endowment.