Strangers & Others – off and running!
The Portland Phoenix just published a review of “Strangers & Others” – an exhibit featuring the work of 8 fine art photographers and 7 sculptors – all Maine-based artists. Nicholas Schroeder “gets” the exhibit and “gets” the fact that the Pace Galleries at Fryeburg Academy’s Performing Arts Center is a gem of a place to showcase art.
I curated this exhibit and am very, very happy with how it pulled together. I was also deeply impressed with the professionalism of the 15 artists I invited to participate. They met every deadline and all understand their responsibilities when a curator or gallery invites their participation in an exhibit. Might be worth a blog posting to talk about this. I hear too many horror stories from curators and galleries about participating artists driving them around the bend.
The artists included in “Strangers & Others” are:
Sharon Arnold, Thomas Birtwistle, Felice Boucher, Ben DeHaan, Brenton Hamilton, Arla Patch, David Puntel, and Abigail Wellman.
Gary Ambrose, Kerstin Engman, Diane Green Hebert, Jean Noon, Aaron Stephan, Richard Whittier and John Wilkinson.
The Artists Reception for this exhibit is June 16, 1-3. Yes, I know: Fryeburg is a bit of a hike. So where isn’t a “bit of a hike” in Maine? It’s a beautiful drive from anywhere, so hit the road! See you there…