“With Green Peppers” by Jamie Wyeth is part of a new show at Star Gallery in Northeast Harbor. IMAGE COURTESY OF STAR GALLERY

Artists share Acadia impressions



MOUNT DESERT — “Impressions of Acadia,” a new show at Star Gallery in Northeast Harbor, will run from Aug. 11-23. The works in the show are impressions of Acadia National Park of a diverse group of artists.

Several of the artists, including Mallie Loring Pratt, Emily Brown and Valerie Aponik, have created works specifically for the show in celebration of Acadia National Park’s 100th anniversary, while others, such as David LaPalombara, Ellen Kappes, Paul Rickert and Cynthia Stroud, are showing former works inspired by their favorite elements of the park.

Each piece highlights the artist’s unique perspective and the lasting impact that Acadia has made on his or her work.

The centerpiece of the show will be the work “With Green Peppers” by contemporary America realist painter Jamie Wyeth, an arresting portrait of Acadia’s wildlife created in gouache, gesso and watercolor on toned paper board. The 23-3/4 by 18-5/8 inch piece was painted this year to honor the Acadia National Park Centennial.

“No other major American artist of our time has painted animals with the intimacy and depth of understanding that Jamie Wyeth has,” wrote David Houston, in “Jamie Wyeth,” Boston Museum of Fine Arts, 2014.

Housed in a refurbished building with many years of history in Northeast Harbor, Star Gallery focuses on contemporary-traditional art sourced locally, nationally and even internationally. There is a wide range of art celebrating the diverse artistic nature of local artists capturing Mount Desert Island and all its beauty, as well as distinct interpretations of artists living and working throughout the U.S. and abroad.

Star Gallery is located at 6 Neighborhood Road, Northeast Harbor. Visit our website at www.stargallerymaine.com.

 

 

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