August 1 – September 6
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Celeste Roberge, Marjorie Moore & Ronald Leax
This exhibition brings together the work of three artists who delve into the tangle of meanings in seaweed. Seaweed washed ashore after a storm or clinging to a rock in a tidal pool may be taken for granted as common along the Maine coast. As explored by these three, seaweed is complex and can be a harbinger for the changes currently taking place or those yet to come.
Celeste Roberge is a Maine artist who’s work includes cyanotypes, pigment prints, photography, mixed media collages and cast wax sculptures. With its fragile, temporary nature, the complexity and beauty of seaweed is the inspiration for this body of work by Celeste. Bronze boats cast from seaweed exist alongside delicate seaweed drawings. Click Here to view images
“In the era of climate change, we all live at the shore” – Marjorie Moore
Living on an island, Marjorie Moore is intensely aware of the evolving condions in the intertidal zones. Her current work interprets biological materials, with a variety of mediums, that live near the high and low tide lines. That which separates ocean from land. Click Here to view images.
Ronald Leax’s work is an intersection of art, science, and nature. His mixed media pieces are the result of the processes which take place when material is left to weather as it may in various environments. The outcomes are unpredictable and intriguing. Leax’s mixed media work time-stamps a moment and place, leaving the viewer to fill in what is left unsaid.
Calling the Birds Home
Cheryle St. Onge
With Calling the Birds Home, Cheryl St. Onge portrays the constant love between her and her mother.
Using an 8 x 10 view camera or the camera in her phone, Cheryl’s photographs take on a beautiful and poignant quality as she captures her mother who has vascular dementia. On good days, laughter comes easily to her mother. Other days, she does not recognize her reflection.
“My mother and I have lived side by side on the same farm for decades. Our love was mutual and constant. She developed vascular dementia, and so began the flushing away of her emotions and her memory. At first I stopped making pictures with her, then I stopped making pictures at all.
Perhaps as a counterbalance to her conversations of why she wanted to die, of how she imagined she could die. And because I needed some happiness, some light in the afternoon, these portraits of my mother began.” Click here to view images.
Tour of Seasons
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Amy Brnger is an artist who paints to record the region where she lives. This curiosity and interest is evident in her paintings, be it a bouquet of local flowers or the parking lot of an industrial park.
Amy’s work is influenced by the seasons and her emotional state. This artistic connection to the present moment makes each painting – even if of a similar subject matter – markedly different depending on the mood, the quality of light and the weather.
Her quick, decisive brush-strokes capture the ever changing organic forms that captivate her. Everyday scenes that one may regularly walk by, are seen with a new eye, reminding us that beauty is everywhere even during these anxious and challenging times.