For the month of February, Kennebunkport is turning red – every shade of red. Driven by the Kennebunkport Resort Collection, we are embracing the month of February and all it stands for. The town will transform its normal winter wonderland into a sea of scarlet lights and ribbons. Visitors will find amazing deals on hotels stays, restaurants and of course, shopping. If you are in doubt for what to do to celebrate this very special time of year, look no further; Kennebunkport is ready and waiting for you to Paint the Town Red.
Audrey Hepburn, the woman that personifies the color, said, “There is a shade of red for every woman.” Whether it be crimson, rose or ruby, we all love our favorite shades. The artists at Maine Art Paintings and Sculpture do too. They know how to capture not only your interest, but your emotions with sweeps and strokes of this most remarkable color. “Red is the color of extremes. It’s the color of passionate love, seduction, violence, danger, anger and adventure,” says Color Matters. “It is the color of energy and primal life forces.” Our very own Robin Mix is skilled at swirling this fire and spirit into his glass sculptures. Pieces like Temple of Doom and Roualt Red with Orange are filled with power, or you can find the calm and gentle love delicately blended in pinks in his piece Pink Smoke.
The walls of Maine Art are proof of the varied emotions this color can produce. The bright reds Mother Nature herself provides, especially in the flora that surround our state, bring a smile and much happiness with just a glimpse. They are a reminder of love and passion even in nature. Karen McManus, Sandra L. Dunn and Monique Sakellarios all capture this in acrylic. Summer Harbor Hollyhocks, Opium Field and Paula’s Poppies will bring joy to any room.
There is the fun and whimsy of a carefree color that excites both adventure and amusement. Though their works are very different, each of these artists loves the effect this color produces. Home Slice by Trip Park, William B. Hoyt’s Clippers and Dillan, David Whitbeck’s much loved lobsterman, each grab your attention. Amazingly, not only does the wonderful red tone catch your eye, it holds it.
Lastly, you will find the classic red that is scattered throughout Maine. Her barns and boats come alive with dark shades of crimson and cinnamon. They are iconic. In Russia, the word “red” means beautiful. No other word is necessary for the feelings of home and warmth that radiate from works like Mountain Barns from Janis H. Sanders, The Red Peaked House by Abbie Williams and Lucky Day from William B. Hoyt. Each draws us in and reminds us of the comfort found inside these places.
So bring your woman or man, or even just yourself, to the coast of Maine this February and help us celebrate the love found here. Eat, drink, shop and play in Kennebunkport. We welcome you to visit Maine Art at 14 Western Avenue to check out all artists or visit us at www.maine-art.com.
For a full calendar of activites and events visit http://lovekpt.com.
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