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Welcome to Our New Employee, Liz

Say hello to our newest employee, Liz Kerr. Liz grew up in Lovell and returned after college and graduate school. She has recently moved to Bridgton, but remains active in the Lovell community.

After graduating from Fryeburg Academy, Liz went to college at Lesley University, studying European history and art history. She worked at the Museum of Fine Arts and the Paul Revere House while living in Massachusetts. Liz had already spent a lot of time in the U.K. visiting her godmother and decided to pursue her graduate degree there. She attended Cardiff University in Wales, attaining a degree in British Medieval Studies. 

Liz returned home to Lovell after her studies in Wales. She has spent time traveling back and forth to the U.K. over the last few years but has settled down and begun to find her niche in the community. Liz started volunteering at the Lovell Historical Society and is now a board member. She currently works at the Lodge at Pleasant Point and loves being able to look out at Kezar whenever she's at work. Liz enjoys being outside, particularly if she's with her yellow lab, Winnie. She also enjoys spending time with her half Maine coon/half Siamese cat, Jack. In addition to her pets and the outdoors, Liz likes to travel, visit museums, and read any history book she can get her hands on. As a lover of art, she is very excited to join us at Harvest Gold.

Happy 90th Birthday!

Happy 90th Birthday to Diane!

Today was Kristen Dill's Mother, Diane's, Birthday! For her birthday celebration, she went to lunch at the Pleasant Point Lodge and got a beautiful pink Maine Tourmaline ring. To go along with her pretty pink ring, Bill picked her a bouquet of flowers that she loved so much! Happy Birthday to Diane! Best Birthday wishes from Harvest Gold.

 

William Janelle Wood Carving Demo!

This Saturday August 24, beginning at 10 am please join us at the gallery for a wood carving demonstration by our own William Janelle. Janelle, a self-taught sculptor, grew up in Saco, Maine and has been carving for over 37 years. A subtractive sculptor, he takes away from a single block using hand tools, a style which often leaves tool marks behind as a unique fingerprint. Janelle prefers to work with apple, cherry, butternut, and walnut, but also works in marble, soapstone, alabaster, pumpkin, ice, and snow.

Janelle's style is a fusion of realism and neo-classicalism, which enables the viewer to recognize the subject matter, but also allows the artist the freedom of self-expression. His work is meant to impart the motion of the subject matter, whether it is a bobcat ready to leap or an owl poised for flight.

William Janelle has won over 100 ribbons for his work and has been featured on several news segments, such as Steve Minich's WMTW segment, "Made in Maine". We are very excited to host his wood carving demonstration. It is a unique opportunity to witness an exceptional artist at work.



 

 

Plein Air Featuring: Diane Scott

Harvest Gold Gallery is thrilled to welcome back Diane Scott, an impressionistic painter based out of Conway, New Hampshire! Scott is a master of capturing light and tone within her artwork, making it some of the most captivating work in the Gallery. Her loose brushstrokes coupled with the vibrancy of color in her work brings her subject matter to life, and invites the viewer to sit and contemplate the piece for a while.

Scott says that her paintings “take on a life of their own” during the creation process. Often beginning her work Plein Air (outside, painting what is seen at that moment), Scott tries to get a good base of form and color, and understanding of the movement of the subject matter. Once this is done, she takes her work inside to finish it up! This is where the piece comes to life through Scott’s use of rich color and painterly brush strokes. Trying to attain photo-realism limits the impact a painting can have on a viewer, Scott argues. In getting lost in replicating exact details, you can lose the feelings and memories that the art should be able to convey.

Scott has attended and painted at two previous Plein Air Paint Outs at Harvest Gold this summer, and her last subject matter was a man who had stopped by to watch her work. Working in layers upon layers of oil paint, Scott built up reds, pinks, yellows, creams, and browns to capture the man’s face stunningly. “When I come back on the 11th, I don’t know what I might paint,” Scott said, “I am going to walk on over, and paint whatever captures my eye. I like that art is spontaneous like that!”

Come see Diane Scott set up her easel and paint at Harvest Gold Gallery this Saturday, August 11, from 10:00 till mid-afternoon. Harvest Gold Gallery is located at 1082 Main Street in Center Lovell, Maine. For more information on Scott, painting Plein Air, or the Gallery in general, give them a call at (207) 925-6502, or check them out online at www.harvestgoldgallery.com.

New Sculptor at Harvest Gold: Dave Allen of Stone Point Studio

David Allen creates public Art installations for all to enjoy. Over 20 years of creative trade and art experience have contributed to his distinctive  style that combines  naturally occurring medium with various shapes, geometric patterns and forms.  This unique blend of technical skill and artistic vision come together to produce artwork that celebrates the beauty of natural medium in both an artistically creative and visually accurate form. As one observer stated simply, "You have the eye of the Artist and the hands of the Builder".

"Working with Natural medium offers endless opportunities for creation. Wherever I look, I see things that can be used to create something more than what they appear to be on the surface. It is only through the process of working with, and handling any particular medium, that I am able to find its true form. " -D.A.

First Friday Art Walk at Arabica Coffee
If you are going to be around the Portland area Friday August 2nd, join Gay Freeborn and Rachel Altschuler for a fun night of art, wine, hors d'oeuvres and coffee of course. 
Gay and Rachel will be showing paintings from their current show, "Feathers Together" at Arabica Coffee located at 2 Free Street in Portland, ME. The First Friday Art Walk will start at 5pm and go until 8pm. 
For more information, call Harvest Gold Gallery at (207) 925-6502. We hope to see you there!
Plein Air Paint Out featuring: Gwen Nagel

Harvest Gold Gallery is very excited to welcome back Gwen Nagel to another Plein Air Paint Out here at our shop in Lovell, ME. It will be held Saturday August 3rd starting at 10 am. 

Originally from Minnesota, Gwen Nagel painted in oils as a teenager and began studying art at the University of Minnesota.  She switched majors, however, eventually earning a Ph.D. in English at Tufts University. Gwen taught writing and American literature in New England (Tufts, Bentley College, Harvard Business School) and at the University of Georgia until 1997, when she devoted herself full time to art.

She has studied pastels with many nationally known artists including Albert Handell, Ann Templeton, Liz Haywood-Sullivan, Robert Carsten,  Aline Ordman, and Barbara Jaenicke. A founding member and former president of the Plein Air Painters of the South East, Gwen maintains memberships in several local and national art organizations. She has had many one-person exhibitions, and her work has been included in numerous selected group exhibitions throughout the south and New EnglandHer artwork has also appeared on several book covers. Primarily a landscape painter, she enjoys working en plein air in pastels and oils. She divides her time between Grantham, NH, and Harrison, ME.  She creates paintings to capture a sense of place, to preserve a vulnerable landscape, to record the quality of light, and to spend time with other artists in beautiful places.

For more information, call the gallery at (207) 925-6505. We hope to see you there!

Plein Air Paint Out: Tom Merriam and Rebecca Klementovich

Those who have attended Harvest Gold’s Plein Air events in the past are familiar with the fun-filled days hosted in the gardens where we invite artists to come and paint the day away with us. The gallery offers a breathtakingly inspirational view of the mountains over Kezar Lake. 

Each session, we are joined by a featured artist. Harvest Gold’s Plein Air event, which is scheduled for July 27th, features Maine-based oil and watercolor artist Tom Merriam and New Hampshire based abstract artist Rebecca Klemetovich. 

Rebecca Klementovich was one of the first abstract artists to show at Harvest Gold Gallery.  Rebecca has been developing a new style and color palette since 2010 after she moved to the mountains of New Hampshire from NYC. Her work is in local museums, galleries, and collections. She has a serious commitment to the Arts. Rebecca’s work unites Abstract painting with Semi Landscapes. She seeks to introduce a new color palette and style of painting to New England that can challenge the hold that traditional schools have on the region. Her bright colors and the motion that can be seen through her strong brush strokes seek to represent the natural rhythm and vibrancy that can be seen in the mountains and trees all around us. 

Thomas Merriam is a self taught artist whose paintings, wood carvings and murals reflect his roots as a Maine native. While growing up in the woodlands of North Berwick and along the shorelines of York Harbor, Merriam developed a keen appreciation for the wonders of nature and wildlife and a heartfelt sense of American history. His work is filled with a Maine mystique and is reminiscent of the natural beauty and venerable traditions of New England. The nostalgic character of New England’s barns grab Merriam’s attention. Similarly, the rugged seascapes and rolling hills of its pastoral settings always capture his heart. Intricate details in his paintings offer a visual experience that tells a story, evokes memories and stirs feelings in the viewer; the sound of wind moving through tall pines or the smell of freshly cut hay.

We are very fortunate to have Rebecca and Tom joining us for our Plein Air session. If you are interested in seeing these artists paint, feel free to join us on July 27th, or any other Saturday in July!  Artists, if you like to paint Plein Air, please come and join us. For more information call the gallery, (207)925-6502, and check our website www.harvestgoldgallery.com.

 

Plein Air Paint Out featuring Rebecca Klemetovich and Tom Merriam

Those who have attended Harvest Gold’s Plein Air events in the past are familiar with the fun-filled days hosted in the gardens where we invite artists to come and paint the day away with us. The gallery offers a breathtakingly inspirational view of the mountains over Kezar Lake. 


Each session, we are joined by a featured artist. Harvest Gold’s Plein Air event, which is scheduled for July 27th, features Maine-based oil and watercolor artist Tom Merriam and New Hampshire based abstract artist Rebecca Klemetovich. 


Rebecca Klementovich was one of the first abstract artists to show at Harvest Gold Gallery.  Rebecca has been developing a new style and color palette since 2010 after she moved to the mountains of New Hampshire from NYC. Her work is in local museums, galleries, and collections. She has a serious commitment to the Arts. Rebecca’s work unites Abstract painting with Semi Landscapes. She seeks to introduce a new color palette and style of painting to New England that can challenge the hold that traditional schools have on the region. Her bright colors and the motion that can be seen through her strong brush strokes seek to represent the natural rhythm and vibrancy that can be seen in the mountains and trees all around us. 


Thomas Merriam is a self taught artist whose paintings, wood carvings and murals reflect his roots as a Maine native. While growing up in the woodlands of North Berwick and along the shorelines of York Harbor, Merriam developed a keen appreciation for the wonders of nature and wildlife and a heartfelt sense of American history. His work is filled with a Maine mystique and is reminiscent of the natural beauty and venerable traditions of New England. The nostalgic character of New England’s barns grab Merriam’s attention. Similarly, the rugged seascapes and rolling hills of its pastoral settings always capture his heart. Intricate details in his paintings offer a visual experience that tells a story, evokes memories and stirs feelings in the viewer; the sound of wind moving through tall pines or the smell of freshly cut hay.



We are very fortunate to have Rebecca and Tom joining us for our Plein Air session. If you are interested in seeing these artists paint, feel free to join us on July 27th, or any other Saturday in July!

Seeing Double at Harvest Gold!

Lynda had made these adorable little rings for twins Amelia and Eloise Chiarello to be given after they were born. We make baby rings here at Harvest Gold for the babies to wear while their infants and as they grow older can be worn on a necklace by the mother. As the child grows it becomes a milestone of how tiny they once were. This is very sentimental gift for families to pass down through generations. We are so thankful be involved in this very sweet tradition. 

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