Original publish date: June 29th, 2012
Original publish date: June 29th, 2012
Original publish date: June 20th, 2012
Original publish date: June 4th, 2012
We are always excited to share with you, in some detail, the artists that we have show cased at the gallery, especially when they are from our own home state like Rob Jones, our featured artist of the week. Rob Jones is an award winning American Woodworker from Thomaston, Maine. He began his art by building, with assistance, his first banjo, an instrument that had always held an interest for him. Since then, he has built several instruments including banjos, a French horn, trombones, and a trumpet. His musical instruments are played by music professors. He entered his lobster carving in the Maine Sportsman Show and he won the People's Choice award and was hooked from that point on. To view some of his works visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqWRsRDDb1M
At the gallery, we are delighted to have a sample of his very unique bowls, Baltic by Design. They come in four different sizes from small for a candle holder to large enough to be a center piece with fruit. With the wedding season upon us or Father's Day right around the corner, these would made a fabulous and timeless gift. Stop by any day!
Original publish date: May 13th, 2012
Original publish date: May 10th, 2012
Here at Harvest Gold we are always thrilled when new items and pieces come in for us to place around the gallery. One of our favorite returning glass artists is Paul Bendzunas. Paul's obvious love of nature and it's soothing palette, will delight anyone when they see his fine, hand-blown vases that are themed around nature.
Combining traditional design elements with contemporary influences, Bendzunas has evolved an unusual style based primarily on natural and organic forms. His surface patterns involve animal and aquatic imagery. He achieves this effect by using colored enamels – the same crushed glass powders used in cloisonné jewelry – and precious metals, in combination with bits of crushed glass. He achieves distinctive colors using various formulations of metallic oxides such as gold, silver, cobalt and others, blended into the molten glass. Using classic glassblowing techniques that are thousands of years old, Bendzunas works the glass at temperatures in excess of 2000 degrees F. He forms and shapes each piece individually, without the use of molds. Each piece is one of a kind and is signed and dated.
His work is included in numerous public and private collections, including those of the Westinghouse Corporation, R.J. Reynolds Corporation and the State of Georgia Council for the Arts and Humanities. He has exhibited his work at galleries, museums and juried shows throughout the United States.
|Great Blue Heron|
We hope that while you are out for an afternoon drive through the White Mountains that you will stop buy our Gallery in Center Lovell and enjoy seeing Paul Bendzuna's work, amongst many other fine artists. We are open seven days a week from ten a.m. until four p.m. Looking forward to seeing you!
Original publish date: May 8th, 2012
Michael Tatom has been a sculptor for more than twenty years. He was born in Los Alamos, NM where he was surrounded by a family of artists and designers.
In 1994 Michael started sculpting his series of bronze animals, each with their own magical shape and movement. Using simple and graceful lines he has become a successful sculptor. The quiet fawn resting in the wood. The lurking cougar stalking.
Original publish date: May 7th, 2012
Original publish date: Apr. 30th, 2012
|Lacey's delightful dandelion vases, named, "Itty Bitty"!|
|Just in to the gallery, cups and bowls.|
|Sunflower Serving Dish|
We are featuring a local artist centered in Portland, Maine this week. Lacey Goodrich, owner and founder of Laceypots, has created quite a "contemporary meets romantic" union in her uniquely designed pieces, ranging from swirly vases, to chickadee plates, to sunflower serving plates. We are always delighted, here at the gallery, to welcome new pieces coming in from Lacey! All of her pieces are wheel-thrown and hand painted and her love and awareness of color combinations is perfection! With Mother's Day fast-approaching, these make perfect gifts, as they are or filled with fresh flowers for mom. When driving through beautiful down town Center Lovell, over looking Kezar Lake and the White Mountains, which still are capped in snow, stop in to see the other Laceypots pieces that are on display at the gallery.
Original publish date: Apr. 28th, 2012
Original publish date: Apr. 18th, 2012
|Lynda's New Wedding Bands|
|Our Daffodils in Full Bloom|
|Perfect Mother's Day Gift!|
With such gorgeous weather here in Maine, we all are feeling the excitement of Summer and warmer, longer days! A quiet, but productive afternoon at the gallery, has Lynda getting ready to ship three new wedding bands that she just made in the shop this week for an on line order. These lovely braided wedding bands look stunning with the magnolia blossoms that have been blooming in our garden and are now starting to drop petals and the daffodils have our attention as there are out here in full glory. Bill and Lynda have designed and created over 25 of their own wedding bands and they will make bands and engagement rings unique to you on special order. With Mother's Day less than a month away, be sure to check out our 14 kt. gold flower earrings with a Maine aquamarine center stone, as well as a variety of other perfect "Mom" gifts. With June brides and weddings, come showers and we have delightful shower and wedding gifts at the gallery by fine artists all around Maine, New England, and the United States. We look forward to what the season brings!!