Monhegan’s contemporary art feted

Jul 25, 2014
Photo by: John Kleinhans John Kleinhans’ “Afternoon Breeze, Monhegan” is part of a special Monhegan  Quadricentennial exhibition at the Island Inn, Monhegan House and the Trailing Yew.

Monhegan — A special exhibition of work by contemporary island artists to be held at the Island Inn, the Monhegan House and the Trailing Yew will run Monday, July 28, through Saturday, Aug. 9. Opening receptions will be held at each venue Wednesday, July 30, from 2 to 4 p.m.

Organized in conjunction with the Monhegan Museum’s current annual show “The Famous and the Forgotten,” which revisits the island’s famous 1914 exhibition, this exhibition offers contemporary paintings, works on paper and photographs that provide a clear look at the island’s art scene today, with images ranging from realistic to abstract, black-and-white to digital, painterly to the minutely detailed.

This invitational exhibition was juried by members of Quadricentennial Art Committee: Jackie and Bill Boynton of the Lupine Gallery on Monhegan; Tralice Bracy, former curator at the Monhegan Museum; Susan Danly, retired senior curator at the Portland Museum of Art; and Amy Williams, artist.

Among the noted Monhegan artists whose work is on view are year-round residents Alice Boynton, Donna Cundy, Richard Farrell, Susan Gilbert and Alison Hill. Other long-time summer residents and frequent exhibitors on the island in recent years include Kevin Beers, Dyan Berk, Paul Niemiec, Moe Oberman, Mike Stiler and Caleb and Don Stone. Former fellows from the Monhegan Artists’ Residency program, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, are Mary Alice Treworgy and David Vickery.

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

“White Caps” is a watercolor by Bruce Kornbluth.
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