Visiting artist, fellows speak

CRANBERRY ISLES — Heliker-LaHotan visiting artist Dennis Campay will speak about his work at a Meet the Artists event at the Cranberry House on Tuesday, Aug. 8, at 4 p.m. He will be joined by Fellows-in-Residence Fred Gutzeit and Elizabeth Riley.

Campay’s works are part of public, private and corporate collections around the United States, including those of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and Brenau University in Georgia. Residents of Atlanta since 1972, Campay and his wife, Colette, now divide their time between Atlanta and the historic neighborhood of San Marco in Jacksonville, Fla. In 2016, Brenau University in Georgia created for Campay the honorific title of “Master Artist at Brenau University.”

Gutzeit, who studied at the Cleveland Institute of Art and received his graduate degree from Hunter College, has been working and showing actively in New York for almost 50 years. His endlessly varied, complicated and colorful abstractions always have a basis in nature. His most recent adventure, “SigNatures,” takes as a starting place the human signature.

A graduate of Barnard and Hunter colleges, Riley, based in Brooklyn, has been living and working in the New York area since the 1980s.

The event is co-sponsored by the Great Cranberry Island Historical Society

The foundation’s Meet the Artists and Open Studio events are free and open to the public. Ferries are available to the island from Southwest Harbor (Manset) and Northeast Harbor on Mount Desert Island. Visit or call the foundation at 244-7772.


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