Angiers present at Historical Society meeting

Aug 11, 2014
Stair riser painting is among the many decorative techniques employed by Hope and Fred Angier, in their own home and elsewhere.

Camden — The Camden-Rockport Historical Society will hold its annual membership meeting, open to members and the general public, Wednesday, Aug. 20, starting at 7 p.m. at the Mary Meeker Cramer Museum on the grounds of the Historic Conway House complex, Route 1 just south of the Hannaford store at the Camden-Rockport line.

The meeting will begin with a presentation by Hope and Fred Angier titled Decorative Painters Share Their Enthusiasm for Interior Color, Detail & Design. The Angiers have been working together as interior and decorative painters for more than 30 years. Although their work is influenced by the traditional decorative arts, attendees will see how their painting techniques have been adapted to satisfy both traditional and contemporary tastes.

From the Angiers’ perspective, whenever one introduces appropriate decorative painting to interior walls, woodwork, floors or furniture, the options are unlimited and serve to enhance the schematics of any interior. Their ultimate goal is to give each space they work in its own, distinctive personality while enabling the house, as a whole, to be cohesively connected and pleasantly understated.

To illustrate this point, they will present images showcasing their mural, creative trompe l'oeil, faux-grained finishes and soft Tuscan glazes applied to a variety of surfaces, as well as a visual tour of their home in Hope. Their personally designed their "upside-down" house sits high in the hills of Hope and is shared with their Rhodesian ridgeback, Kizuri.  The home presents a comprehensive integration of their painting techniques, in addition to a broad sampling of their artwork. It was included on the 2012 Camden Garden Club's House and Garden Tour and featured in Down East Magazine last fall. It also was showcased in the 2013 Spring/Summer issue of Early Homes Magazine.

The Angiers’ presentation will be followed by a business meeting, which will include the annual election of officers. Refreshments will be served after the meeting and members will have an opportunity to view the current museum displays. For more information, call 236-2257.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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