Monday, June 22, 2009

affordable art

Thanks to the talents of Gem member, Paul Brahms, the gallery now features a lovely display cabinet. We moved up from a lucky pile of vintage crates to this white birch arrangement. Carol Cartier directed the new display, which shows off the affordable art from the last group show before the new Summer Season begins. Bravo, Paul!

Plenty of Peaksfesters stopped in to the gallery this past weekend, in search of bargains on locally crafted work and maps for the inaugural Art Walk and Wander for 2009.

Diane Wiencke sold some of her miniature delights, fluid abstractions.

Norm Proulx sold this energetic and powerful portrait of birches.

Fran Houston exhibited stunning photographs, such as this intimate view of a bemused turtle.

There was much more, but now the gallery gears up for a summer rotation of weekly shows.

Our artist/craftsperson cooperative includes over 25 year-round and seasonal individuals in the varied media of painting, drawing, glass, sculpture, pottery, jewelry, photography, printmaking, assemblage, fiber arts and writing. The gallery mission is to “share and sell fine art and contemporary crafts and to reach out and create an inviting, professional, friendly space that shares, educates, and celebrates art.”


6/25-7/1 Victor Romanyshyn, photography
7/2-7/8 Dustine Price and Chris Harper-Fahey, mother and daughter multi-media
7/16-7/22 Paul Brahms, painting
7/23-7/29 Diane Wiencke, painting
7/30-8/5 Carol Cartier, multi media
8/6-8/19 Norm Proulx and Claudia Whitman, multi media
8/20-9/2 Pam Williamson, Rick Boyd, Jane Banquer, pottery, prints, painting
9/3-9/9 Lavendier-Myers, painting
10/9-10/15 Suzanne Parrott, fiber arts


Mon. – Wed. 10 AM – 3 PM
Thur./Fr.i 10 AM – 8 PM
Sat./Sun. 10 AM – 5 PM

*Some artists may extend these core hours. Reception nights are Thursdays, but may vary.

Keep checking back for the latest in island art!

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