Thank you!

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What a fantastic turn out at the opening of my two-person show with Thomas McDonald during Bend's First Friday Art Walk! Hands-down it was the most enthusiastic and energetic art event I've had the pleasure of attending! Many thanks to Ken Roth of Peterson Roth Gallery and to all the art lovers in Bend!

While out west, Jonathan and I also made time to fish and explore in both new locations (Upper Owens River in the Eastern Sierras, below right) and old favorites (Steelhead Falls on the Deschutes River, below left).

 
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"Monhegan…the Muse" Exhibit Opens at Common Street Arts

Reception Thursday January 28th, 5 - 7pm

WATERVILLE- Visitors to Common Street Arts starting this week will be treated to fifty works of art from the Lupine Gallery collection on Monhegan Island.  "Monhegan ..the Muse" suggests the profound influence Monhegan has had for generations on a community of artists from all over the world. The exhibit will be open from now through February 27 from Wednesday – Friday, Noon – 5 PM and Saturday’s from 10 AM – 1 PM. The gallery is located at 16 Common Street in Waterville and can be reached by calling (207) 872-ARTS.

According to Waterville Creates! Programs Manager, KiKA Nigals, “The collection includes oils, watercolors, etchings, acrylics and other media from artists ranging from established artists like Lynne Drexler to artists who are known for other talents like Zero Mostel.  All artists have been profoundly influenced by this Maine island, which is apparent in their work.  It is an eclectic collection that is sure to please varied interests and anyone who has an interest in this legendary artist community.”

A reception is scheduled for January 28 from 5 – 7 PM at the gallery and will feature Tiger Saw with new songs from their recent album recorded on Monhegan.

Artists represented in this show include: Sylvia Alberts, Carol Aronson-Shore, Kevin Beers, Alice Boynton, Frank Bruckmann, Ralph Bush, Kate Cheney Chappell, Rick Daskam, Lynne Drexler, Ralf Feyl, Sears Gallagher, Susan Gilbert, Alison Hill, Emil Holzhauer, Jessica Lee Ives, Elena Jahn, David Kasman, Bruce Kornbluth, Frances Kornbluth, Glen Krause, Nicholas Luisi, William Manning, William McCartin, Kate McGloughlin, Leo Meissner, Dylan Metrano, Stan Moeller, Zero Mostel, Paul Niemiec, Daphne Pulsifer, Carol Raybin, Elmer Rising, Arline Simon, Mike Stiler, Don Stone, Caleb Stone and Michael E. Vermette.

Almost There,  10" x 22" oil on panel, 2015

Almost There, 10" x 22" oil on panel, 2015