Public Open House and Russ Peterson's Monhegan Island Art Show Opening sponsored at Sentry Hill, 2 Victoria Court, York
4-6PM,Thursday, May 4
Enjoy delicious food and drinks, wine and appetizers, art, artists, music and a chance to win some artistic door prizes. Meet local artists and people interested in building the arts, including the famous Gloria Gustafson (pictured left) and others. Gloria has been painting since she could hold a brush and saved her babysitting money to buy paints. Hear about free kids arts activities, arts camp, classes, artisanal products, events, shows and programs offered by York Art Association.
Russ Peterson's Monhegan Island Art(left) will be presented. This show will be on display daily through the month of May at Sentry Hill, and in June at York Art Association, 394 York Street, Thursday through Sunday from 10AM-5PM.
About 15 years ago, Russ Peterson went to Monhegan Island to support his nephew's efforts to take a painting class with Caleb Stone. His nephew was a little skeptical about going to Monhegan since he didn't know anyone there. So his willingness to join in the same class was just what he needed. While Russ was already familiar with Caleb and Monhegan, he had not painted since he was a sophomore in High School.
So with brand new brushes and easel Russ went off to Monhegan with his nephew and participated in Caleb's course. Caleb Stone helped him with all the basics about oil painting and encouraged me to just express himself in his work. Russ loved the escape from his financial analysis and found painting to be very enjoyable. After a second course the following year, Russ has committed himself to paint whenever he has the chance.
Blooms Show - Flowers, Impressions, and Growth, with Special Featured Artist, Earl Bradley
Starting Thursday, May 4th, Opening Reception, Friday, May 5th, 5-7PM and running through the last Sunday in May - the 28th! Artists bring their pieces Sunday and Monday, the 30th of April and 1st of May, 4-6PM.
Watercolor above featured at the show by Wendy Hazen
Artists Open Their Home Studios in and Around York, Saturday, May 6, 10AM-4PM
Buy your ticket now at www.yorkartassociation.com or by calling 207-363-4049 and making a $25 donation to benefit underserved kids and the arts. The event is held all day on May 6, from 10-4 pm, and includes a stop at ten homes in the York area, a main stop at the York Art Association where you can get food and drink and see artist demos in woodworking and painting. The artists are all no more than 10 minutes apart, so you can see all of them in under 2 hours if you were in a tight pinch. Gloria Gustafson will be painting for you when you walk in, and Amy Clark of Ocean Fire Pottery(left) will be making her many clay creations. A few other artists include Todd Bezold and Michael Walek, Donna Asquith, and George Marshall Store and Gallery. The arts range from a metal sculptor to a collage artist. You can also stop by York Art Association at 394 York Street anytime between 10AM and 5PM, Thursday through Sundays and get your tickets to the tour, and enjoy the new show that is open to all featuring creations in the theme of “Shapes.” York Art Association, a nonprofit organization, is building many new youth programs and is proud to offer you this amazing line up of artists to view and enjoy.
Blooms SHOW opening reception Friday May 5, 5-7. Runs May 4
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