Open studio for the Diva

Jun 04, 2014
Paintings and shrines by Sandra Bart Heimann will be shared with the public during a weekend open studio; pictured is “Nanshe the River Goddess.”

Owls Head — Sandra Bart Heimann will exhibit recent paintings and her new Diva Shrine Project in an open studio Saturday and Sunday, June 14 and 15. The event will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days 394 South Shore Drive.

The artist’s signature style of complex organic shapes in saturated color suggests rainforests thrumming, growing and renewing. When human, divine or zoomorphic figures emerge, they represent the sacredness of life, earth and creatress — the first story told globally by humankind.

The Diva Shrine Project resulted from Heimann’s research into the erasure of the divine feminine and diminishment of women’s importance, influence, voice and wisdom. The miniature shrines of repurposed and newly minted details honor the everyday goddess in the everyday woman in her everyday life. Small original paintings, reproductions of Heimann’s art, dollhouse furnishings, handmade polymer clay food and goddess faces embellish the diva shrines.

Guest assemblage artist Charly Weir returns to the Midcoast with life-sized whimsical scare-crones displayed in the seaside gardens. For more information on the open studio, call 594-0536.

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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