Friday, September 4, 2009

island treasure

The latest show opened at the Gem Gallery last night to a delighted crowd. Lavendier Myers is showing large and small oils and prints of favorite subjects such as colorful crows and dancing trees. This artist is a veteran of the Maine art scene, with collectors such as Deborah, an island resident who bought this painting by Lavendier years ago and redid her colors to match.

The Gem exhibit features scenes that evoke the Tuscan landscape, or perhaps a dreamscape with dancing trees. Lavendier grew up along the New England coast, but has lived all over the world. The work gyrates with color, energy, and inspired observations.

Jewelry artist Betsy Stout has shown her signature colorful beadwork in the front gallery all summer.

In the back gallery, alongside the paintings, she is showing these elegant pendants.

A newcomer, Christine Cassidy, joins the show with ethereal photographs that capture serene island moments. Her photographs are featured in the current Peaks Island Calendar, which can be found at the Peaks Cafe.

The show is up for only a week! Stop in and meet the artists, learn their methods and stories. Gallery hours: 11 AM - 5 PM daily. Call 766-2371 for more information.

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