Woodblock prints and silver adorn library



SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Artists Robert Clark and John and Diane Ringseisen will be featured for the month of June at the Southwest Harbor Public Library.

“Picaback,” a woodblock print by Robert Clark. IMAGE COURTESY OF SWH PUBLIC LIBRARY

“Picaback,” a woodblock print by Robert Clark. IMAGE COURTESY OF SWH PUBLIC LIBRARY

A designer and artist, Clark has been creating woodblock prints since 2001. He takes his inspiration from the Arts & Crafts printmakers of the early 20th century. Clark said, “Although I’ve developed my own unique approach to this old medium, which incorporates contemporary tools toward a similar end, I owe these kindred souls a good deal. From them, I learned not how to do it, but the essentials of how it should be done.” Clark’s show is courtesy of the Gallery at Somes Sound.

“Mount Desert Island Silver Pendant,” by John and Diane Ringseisen. PHOTO COURTESY OF SWH PUBLIC LIBRARY.

“Mount Desert Island Silver Pendant,” by John and Diane Ringseisen. PHOTO COURTESY OF SWH PUBLIC LIBRARY.

Silversmiths, the Ringseisens have been designing jewelry together since 1998. Their studio is located in Southwest Harbor. They have both lived in Europe for many years but are back in Maine to be near their children and to enjoy Mount Desert Island. They describe their jewelry designs as simple yet elegant.

Call the library at 244-7065.

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