Akers ‘Egg Temperas’ on view
South Thomaston — Gary Akers will present his "Egg Temperas" exhibition Saturday, Sept. 7, through the 28th. The artist will be on hand each day to meet visitors and discuss his exhibition, which will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p. m. daily at The Green Schoolhouse, a charming restored one-room Finnish school located two miles down the St. George peninsula on Route 131.
This exhibition will feature recent egg tempera paintings. Akers is particularly known for his highly worked paintings in egg tempera, a technique in which dried pigments are mixed with egg yolk and distilled water and layered in thin brushstrokes on a gessoed panel. His egg temperas are built up of hundreds of layers, using the technique of cross-hatching, small strokes of color that are layered over one another to achieve subtle effects. Today there are only a few artists working in the demanding medium of egg tempera. Akers is carrying on a true Renaissance tradition established by the brothers van Eyck and Botticelli.
Akers' works have been included in many private collections including President Ronald Reagan and the Ross Collection; and may be seen in many museums throughout the country including the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Mo., Ogunquit Art Museum and the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art. Two of his paintings are on exhibit at Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard's residence in Bamako, Mali. Akers is an elected Signature Member of the prestigious American Watercolor Society. Two books about Akers have been published, each with more than 100 of his paintings: “Kentucky Land of Beauty”; and “Memories of Maine.”
For more information, call (859) 250-0278 or visit GaryAkers.com.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or firstname.lastname@example.org.