Artists’ Choice Exhibition Opening
River Arts invites the public to the opening for its newest exhibition “Artists’ Choice” on Friday, September 115-7 pm. The exhibition consists of over 120 pieces artwork in a variety of media, and includes paintings, collages, assemblages, ceramics, and drawings by artists from all over Maine. The exhibition will run from Sept. 11th to Oct 8th.
The juror for this show is Ken Greenleaf. Greenleaf who has spent his career in New York City and his native Maine, where he resides today on the mid-coast in Waldoboro (he was born in Damariscotta).An artist whose work is embedded in a philosophical and theoretical framework, Ken Greenleaf is a committed modernist, working in the minimalist tradition.
Greenleaf has participated recently in a number of exhibitions, including Charcoal!, held at the Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, in 2013, The Art of Collage, held at the Art Gallery, University of New England, Portland, Maine, in 2014, and Intercept, a solo show held at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, Maine, in 2012. Greenleaf’s work is in the collections of many museums and public collections, including Bates College, Lewiston, Maine; the Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, Maine; the Indianapolis Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; the Portland Museum of Art, Maine; the Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Kansas; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Greenleaf is now represented by Berry- Campbell Gallery, New York.
River Arts holds 10 themed, open, juried exhibitions per year—with some of Maine’s most prominent art community members as jurors. Over 1000 different Maine artists have exhibited in these shows. The gallery program creates opportunity for artists to have their work selected, participate in the gallery process and sell their work. The mission of River Arts is to nurture and encourage participation in the arts throughout the region of Midcoast Maine by providing exhibition, studio and performance spaces, classes and workshops, for people of all ages and abilities and support a wide range of activities in artistic disciplines by partnering with other arts and performance organizations to produce program.
River Arts is located at 241 US Route 1 (north) in Damariscotta. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 10-2. For more information visit the website www.riverartsme.org or call 563-1507