The artists at SevenArts Gallery have been busy at work fashioning a new creative experience for their customers. Since January 15, the gallery has been closed, the space has been emptied, and renovations have been taking place. Spiffed up and revamped, the gallery will re-open Feb 5. In addition to the fresh new space, SevenArts plans to host a new show each month featuring work not usually displayed by the gallery members.
Also this month SevenArts welcomes a new member, Gerry Monteux. Monteux, an accomplished nature photographer, creates large and small format pieces, both canvas and matted prints, which capture the many beautiful vistas and the amazing wildlife of Maine. Intimate shots that will leave you wondering, “How did he do that?”
SevenArts Gallery operates as a co-op with each of the seven members and one junior member presenting and selling work in the small space. Two of them, Linda Perrin of Atlantic Art Glass and Kim Walker of Tiles by Kim Walker, have been with SevenArts since it was founded. SevenArts’ remaining artists include: Dory Smith Graham of worthygoods, who brings a Maine vibe to her exquisitely created hats, scarves, linen aprons, and colorful bowties, Wendilee Heath O’Brien of whopaints, works in gold leaf and specialty Asian inks, pastels, and watercolors, Rebecca Krupke, works in oils and photography, Suzanne Anderson, creates casual contemporary enamel jewelry, and Anna Pazerakas, a junior member being mentored by Linda, who creates adorable children’s clothing. Carving out an area to accommodate each artist and their medium is a challenge in the small space. “We are all prolific producers of work,” says Anderson. “We have a lot of display considerations at play and each member is challenged to find what will work in a small footprint.” Lots of time and planning went into the new look and the gallery members look forward to re-opening to the public!
This March marks the gallery’s 10th year anniversary. For more information about SevenArts, the artists, and the re-opening, check out the new website: http://www.sevenartsmaine.com.
To learn more about the gallery:
192 Main Street
First Floor – Maine Grind Building
Ellsworth, ME 04605
207-667-1968 (gallery) or 207-356-0460 (cell)