Economy’s new medium at River Arts

Aug 26, 2014
Paintings by Midcoast musician Mac Economy will be featured at River Arts in Damariscotta. Pictured is ‘Purple Rain.”

Damariscotta — River Arts on Route 1 invites the public to an opening reception Friday, Aug. 29, from 5 to 7 p.m. for a solo show in the West Gallery featuring the work of Mac Economy of Warren. The exhibition will run through Sept. 10.

Economy is a professional musician and guitar instructor and operates K2 Music musical instrument store in Camden. He began painting abstract art as a new creative outlet only five years ago and has gotten much local attention.

Having music as an outlet for more than 30 years, Economy has learned to communicate his thoughts and emotions through art. Using the same approach in painting of “opening up” and letting the ideas flow, he creates paintings from that are reflective of his outlook on life. His truly contemporary art focuses on deep texture with strong color contrasts, using acrylics and mixed media. He said he gets his inspiration from his life experiences and observations.

“Life is full of contrasts; my art reflects some of the extreme contrasts seen in our human experience,” he said.

For more information about the artist, visit maceconomyart.com. River Arts is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 563-1507 or visit riverartsme.org.

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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