Double meaning for ‘Double Vision’

Jul 23, 2014
“Time After Time,” a colored pencil work on paper by Jon Mort, will be featured in the “Double Vision” open studio weekend.

Port Clyde — Artist Jon Mort will open the studio he shares with his father Greg Mort Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2 and 3. The “Double Vision” open studio will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at Fieldstone Castle, 129 Marshall Point Road.

This year’s event will be an exciting presentation because father and son challenged each other to create works of art with the same title, but will not see the other’s paintings until the show is hung. Jon Mort is using a new medium, colored pencil, that has exposed him to a whole new world of artistic expression and nuance. He said the open studio’s title has special meaning for him personally and has inspired him on unexpected levels.”

“I am a twin and have had the benefit of traveling through life with a great friend, my twin sister Kamissa. Also, since my father’s work as an artist took us to Port Clyde every summer, we grew up feeling very connected to friends, school and jobs in two close-knit communities here in Maine and in Maryland, a double life of sorts,” he said.

In 2014, Mort reached new audiences with his first solo museum exhibition at the Sandy Spring Museum. This year, his artwork was included in juried shows at the Philips Museum and the Carla Massoni and Somerville Manning Galleries. Mort is a recent graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design’s master of architecture program and often combines his art and architecture skills to design public space fountains and sculptures.

Greg and Jon will team up to make a presentation Saturday at 1 p.m. about the dynamics of “Double Vision.” For more information, visit JonMortStudio.com or call 372-8658.

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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