Next Saturday, June 27th, from 5-7 pm, Philip Frey will host the opening of his solo show, New Work, with Maine Art Shows. All three rooms of the gallery at 10 Chase Hill will be filled with pieces Philip has put together for this one-man show.
Appreciation for a painting grew ten fold when both artist and patron were able to share memories of a place so perfectly captured on canvas.
It is definitely a treat to wander through the rooms with nothing but silence to critique the work. Time is undisturbed as the memories and visions of Philip Frey spill into each room. Views of Acadia National Park and Schoodic Pennisula, abstracts of water and sky, and children captured in play complete the celebration of summer.
When heading into Kennebunkport from Rt. 9 it is impossible to miss Maine Art Paintings and Sculpture. Known for the large display of Lyman Whitaker Wind Sculptures in the front yard, Maine Art has greeted visitors and locals alike for over twenty years now.
Everyone sees through a different eye. Beauty, as well as art, is objective. Even artists stand before the same landscape, encapsulated by the same surroundings, yet the results captured on canvas vary in a way that is indescribable.
It was only after a conversation with Vermont State Curator, David Schutz, that Susan truly began to understand her work’s connection to the concept of reflection.
The image she created is one of new growth scattered with the multitude of colors wildflowers in Maine bring.
Set at the top of the island, the Monhegan Lifesaving Station overlooks Mohegan Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Now dormant, Janis found inspiration, not only by what is, but by what was.
David’s work is very unique and easy to distinguish. The charm and love of the coast comes through. For those us born and raised New England coast, we have known Ducan, the lobsterman, our whole life.
Many of the artists were on hand to give a personal invitation into each piece. To hear the passion and inspiration behind their work, made something beautiful, extraordinary.