Original publish date: Jun. 29th, 2011
... To Our 9th Annual Artist Reception and Open House at Harvest Gold Gallery on July 8th from 3-6pm.
The new art has arrived and it’s up and ready for summer! This year, Harvest Gold Gallery is showing the largest collection of original fine art and crafts yet. There are many new works by our favorite artists and new artists have been added to the gallery as well. It was a great winter for creating!
Varvara Harmon, of Windham, is showing several of her new works including her amazing “Roses on Silk” original oil painting that has won many international awards. It is done in the style of the old masters and so real you can feel the softness of the silk and almost smell the roses. She has some new landscapes of special places like Kezar Lake and even one that combines the four seasons in one forest scene.
Our local Lovell artist, Tom Merriam, known for his huge murals on the red barn of the Raymond and Casco Historical Society, has been busy with extra large paintings and his extra small, miniature paintings. Don’t be surprised to see some light-hearted bear carvings sprinkled around the gallery. Carving has always been a special passion for Tom. His new children’s books are now out. He has two so far. Fun Stories and delightful illustrations, combined with the high quality cards that he has developed, make his work available to all. We are fortunate to have such talented people here in our community.
One of the new artists this year is a young glass artist from Maine, Konrad Hunter. He twists the light when it streams through his liquid like forms that hang in the window. Lacey Pots has new peace bowls and chickadee plates in bright fun colors. Sally Bags you know has lots of new fun styles for summer. Their laptop bag combines with mix and match cosmetic bags to make a great set. Bruce May had a great winter of woodturning. Now with more people wanting to eat from natural wood bowls, he has delivered a beautiful cherry salad bowl and several personal sized bowls. Wooden sandwich boards by a family business from Blue Hill finish the table.
Come a see why Harvest Gold Gallery won Yankee Magazine’s Best Gallery with a view. Have a glass of wine and meet the artists July 8th 3-6pm. Bathe yourself in the beautiful, amazing pieces created by your neighbors. Open daily and always on the web at harvestgoldgallery.com.