Current & Upcoming Events & Exhibitions
Opening for “Celebrating Color” Exhibition – Fri., Nov. 15 5-7pm
River Arts welcomes the public to an evening of music, refreshments, conversation, and art at its opening reception for the “Celebrating Color” juried exhibition on Friday, November 15th 5-7 pm at its galleries on Route 1 in Damariscotta. The exhibition of over 120 pieces of art, by 90 different Maine artists includes paintings, sculpture and fiber arts. The exhibition will run through December 12th.
Gallery owner and artist, Bruce Busko, was the juror for this exhibition. He is the owner and director of the Landing Gallery in Rockland. Busko has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Pennsylvania State and Masters of Fine Arts in Painting and Print Making from the Pratt Institute. www.LandingArt.com
The exhibit’s title, “Celebrating Color”, influenced my choices in selecting artwork for this exhibit. There was an abundance of great entries in all media. The River Arts community is rich and diversified with many talented artists. I enjoyed seeing many artists’ work for the first time and I will look forward to meeting you at the opening. My final selection of the maxium number of works did leave a number of wonderful works that were not able to be accepted for this exhibit.
The works accepted into “Celebrating Color” all share the use of color to enhance the overall subject or design of each piece. Color has been used in many different ways, varying from intense primaries to subtle, tonal variations. Color is an unspoken language that instantly speaks to our emotions. Color can become the most important element in the creation of compelling art.
When you come in to see the exhibit, you will feel the power and exhilaration of colorful art. Everyone has favorite colors and they become part of our persona. With the leaves falling and losing their color during these very short Maine days, a cornucopia of color awaits to lift your spirits.
Yours in art,
Sample of the Work
The mission of River Arts is to nurture and encourage participation in the arts throughout the region of Midcoast Maine by providing exhibition, studio and performance spaces, classes and workshops, for people of all ages and abilities and support a wide range of activities in artistic disciplines by partnering with other arts and performance organizations to produce program.
River Arts, open 10am-4pm Tuesday-Saturday and 10 – 2 on Sundays, is located at 241 US Route 1 (north), Damariscotta. For information about the many exhibitions, classes, events and opportunities at River Arts, visit www.riverartsme.org or call 563-1507 or stop in..
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There are many volunteer opportunities at River Arts, staffing the gallery, helping set up for openings, and artist potluck dinners…
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