Hopkins, Hurley at North Haven
North Haven — North Haven Gallery will open “Out of the Wood” Sunday, July 15 with an artists' reception from 3 to 6:30 p.m. The show will feature new painted wood reliefs by Eric Hopkins and photographs by Elisa Wike Hurley, both residents of Mount Desert Island. The work will be on display through Saturday, July 21.
Hopkins has been creating cut out wood pieces for a couple years. Waves and wind, clouds, soil and sun are all revealed as the wood is cut, carved, then coated with colored pigment — "I’m creating new life for these trees," he said.
Hurley's photographs depict her integral connection with the natural world. Playing with color and reflection, she creates landscapes that transcend the ordinary as she “listens” to nature with her camera.
In conjunction with the show, Hopkins and author Carl Little will participate in a special presentation and book signing for “Eric Hopkins: Above and Beyond” Thursday, July 19 at 5 p.m. at Waterman's Community Center. Included will be an informal slideshow and interview/conversation between artist and author as part of North Haven's Arts & Enrichment Summer Enrichment Series.
Both the gallery and Waterman’s are steps from the ferry landing. For more information about the exhibition or presentation and book signing, contact Eric Hopkins Gallery at 594-1996 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or email@example.com.