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Kittery Art Association Presents: Encore

Showing February 1 – April 30, 2017

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Opening reception March 10th - 5:30pm

“Encore” is a beautiful exhibit of works by five local artists in the Morgan Gallery at the Kittery Community Center presented by the Kittery Art Association (KAA).  This exhibit will be shown February 1st through April 30th. The public is invited to an Opening Reception with refreshments on Friday, March 10th at 5:30pm. Come hear the artists talk about the works and their process.

This exhibit showcases the works of Cheri Christenson, Deborah Cotter, Barbara D’Antonio, BJ Glanville and Polly Moak. Each artist will have multiple pieces on display. These artists are all part of the Kittery Art Association, a non-profit organization of volunteers, founded in 1958, committed to a mission to promote knowledge of the arts, stimulate interest in the work of local artists and express appreciation for the abundant creativity in the Seacoast area.

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Christenson is a watercolor artist, art teacher, and musician. She has on display watercolor plein air works from this past summer. “Most of them are a simple yet beautiful representation of the seascape in front of me, however a couple of them take on a loose abstract interpretation.” She continues, “ Abstract being my normal genre, plein air was a fun adventure outside my norm.”

Reverend Deborah Cotter will be showing her acrylic art that she describes as “displays of personal emotional release.” In this show, the art is an expression of her feelings on death and her participation is dedicated to her brother Jack.

Barbara D’Antonio has been a lifelong artist who works with oils and focuses on figures. She will also be displaying landscapes for this show. She explains that in all her pieces, “color and brushwork are the primary means to organize the surface and communicate the feeling.”

BJ Glanville has been designing fabrics in the textile industry for over 30 years. Her art is focused on monoprinting on paper and fabric. “Taking an image and finding a pleasing way to repeat its pattern across a surface,” she says, “while always paying close attention to detail and the complexity of layering is rewarding for me.”

Polly Moak will be displaying her oil works that offer reflections of local scenes. Moak says, “my paintings are a response to the variety of natural beauty on the Seacoast, including views of the Shipyard, Fort Foster, and Pepperell Cove.”

The Morgan Gallery, at the Kittery Community Center at Frisbee Common, is made possible through a generous donation by the Morgan Family of Kittery, ME. The gallery space is prominently located by the STAR THEATRE and provides a new venue for showcasing works by visual artists. The KCC Arts and Culture Committee is responsible for curating the programming and schedules an ongoing series of art exhibits to showcase visual artists. Professional artists are encouraged to submit works for review for future exhibits. All works are reviewed and juried by a sub-committee of the Arts and Culture committee.  Please go to www.kitterycommunitycenter.org/download-forms to find artist exhibit proposal forms or contact Sue Cobler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 Upcoming Exhibits:

Traip Student Showcase - May 2017

Nancy Davison - June-September 2017

Group Photography Show - October-December 2017

 

Morgan Gallery Hours:

Monday-Friday 6:00am-9:00pm

Saturday 8:00am-4:00pm

Sunday 12:00pm-4:00pm

Gallery is also open during STAR Theatre performances that take place after hours.

 

     

 

 

                            

 

Call to Artists

Local Visual Artists Invited to Submit Proposals

The Kittery Community Center at Frisbee Common, the newly renovated center and performing arts space, invites local visual artists to submit proposals for review.

Located at 120 Rogers Road in Kittery, ME, the community center offers a state-of-the-art performing center and arts exhibition space available for artists. The proposals will be reviewed by the Visual Arts Committee responsible for curating the performance center’s programming. The Committee plans to schedule an ongoing series of month-long art exhibits at the KCC to showcase artists from the greater Kittery community and provide regional artists a brand new artistic venue.

Designated areas for the art exhibits are prominently located at the entrance to the Star Theatre and may expand to additional spaces. Selected artists will be scheduled for three-month-long exhibits of solo or group shows.  If not chosen for display in the Gallery, there are other areas in the building that the Visual Arts Committee may suggest to hang your work.

Professional artists are encouraged to go to www.kitterycommunitycenter.org/forms/MorganGallery-ExhibitProposal.pdf and fill out the Exhibit Proposal form and submit to Visual Arts Committee Chairperson Sue Cobler at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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