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Turtle Gallery: Opening Reception

September 3, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Opening Reception Sunday, September 3rd from 2 to 6 PM – Show runs through Sunday, October 8th.

The exhibition features 3 series of paintings by Alix Bacon, mixed media drawings by Mary Barnes, abstract paintings by Anderson Giles and hand-printed paper collages by Alice Spencer.

Alix Bacon returns to the Turtle Gallery with three new series of work: The Scottish Paintings, Windows on Maine and the Climate Change Apocalypse.  Bacon’s landscapes depict tranquil terrains, opening vistas onto the natural world in all its richness.  Though the paintings contain no figures, we are reminded that we are present in them; we bear a responsibility to the landscapes in which we always, indelibly, appear.  Bacon translates her vision by painting the environment, not just the landscape, and reminds us of the raw truth of Climate Change on our world.

Moved by the wonder and mystery of our avian counterparts, Mary Barnes captures their presence in a series of both vibrant and evocative mixed media drawings.  Inspired by both the birds of her home in the north and a journey to the Galapagos, Barnes translates the vitality of aviary flight, habitat, sounds and habits of birds in this new collection of drawings.

Anderson Giles joins the Turtle Gallery for his first showing since retiring from 35 years of teaching art and photography at The University of Maine at Presque Isle.  The show will include several older works as well as paintings recently completed during his final summer in northern Maine.  Giles engages his powerful use of color and light to capture representational imagery, abstract visions and the many lines and points between where the spiritual and the physical blur.

Portland based artist Alice Spencer will be showing new collages of hand-printed paper.  A lifelong artist of various mediums, Spencer has long been influenced by textiles from her travels and their integration into culture and everyday life.

A new collection of woodwork from local favorite Chris Joyce will also be on display, as well as copies of his new catalog.

In addition, a vast collection of jewelry and contemporary craft, print collections and sculpture garden will be on display.  Light refreshments will be served.

Image: Chris Joyce, Woodturning Work © Jenny Nelson Photography

The Turtle Gallery
Deer Isle, Maine


September 3, 2017
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm