Gallery Seven, on Nason Street in Maynard, is presenting “New England Scapes”, a juried exhibition featuring over 35 local artists — including one from yours truly.
The exhibit runs until the end of July. There is an artists’ reception on Saturday, July 9th from 7-9pm which I will be attending (doing my best impression of a wallflower) and hope you can come as well.
Guest juror Carrie M. Nixon, a painter and Associate Professor teaching Painting and Drawing at Assumption College in Worcester, helped the gallery choose from an array of entries. With the high quality of artwork and large number of pieces submitted, the resulting exhibition is hung salon style. On display is an eclectic group of artwork ranging from photographs, to paintings, to drawings and more.
New England is known for its strong cultural identity, deep history and beautiful scapes. This exhibition allows for a broad interpretation of the word “scape”. There are abstracts in which some viewers may see sky while others see water. There are farmscapes as well as classic sea, city and landscapes and there is even a scape from a bar scene in Worcester. With so many images and various interpretations, viewers may be drawn back for a second or third look.
Other artists in the exhibit are Lois T. Andersen, Jim Bonomi, Barbara Burr, Fran Busse, David Covert, Karen Danstedt Roop, Roy DiTosti, John S. Dykes, Irene R. Fairley, Erik Gehring, Bridget Hanson, Lonnie Harvey, Robin Herr, Steven Keirstead, Will Kirkpatrick, Richard Lapping, Glenn Larsen, Michael Leacher, Carolyn Letvin, Iris Lee Marcus, Robin Masi, Catherine Meeks, Mary K. Mooney, Carrie M. Nixon, Niki Orphanos, Iris Osterman, Jay Pendexter , Craig Perini, Valyn Perini, Richard Perry, Paul Sarapas, Kitt Shaffer, Susan Spellman, Dennis Stein, Nora Vrublevska, Joe Wallace and Timothy Wilson.
The Gallery Seven website is: [url]http://www.gallerysevenmaynard.com[/url]. Kelli and Nick are good friends and great hosts of art in our little town. They are also dynamite framers.