Stammen paintings on view in Hope

Jan 23, 2014
Paintings by Jessica Stammen are on view at Hope General Store.

Hope — Jessica Stammen is teaching an adult color theory class, Developing an Eye for Color, beginning Thursday, Jan. 23, at Sweet Tree Arts and her work is featured through February at Hope General Store.

While a student at the Cooper Union School of Art, Stammen loved and excelled at painting and color theory. She went on to earn her master of art degree at NYU before returning to Midcoast Maine, where she exhibits her paintings regionally, teaches through the Camden-Rockport Middle School's Horizons Arts program and publishes a blog about the wonders of living in Maine at themaineblog.com.

Beyond her website, DailyPaintworks and The Maine, Stammen's work is represented by Gleason Fine Art. She teaches color theory through various programs and believes in two truths. The first is from painter

Charles Hawthorn: "It is beautifully simple, painting — all we have to do is to get the color notes in their proper relation." The second is from colorist Joseph Albers himself: "In an age in which increased human sensibility has become such an obvious need in all areas of human involvement, color sensitivity and awareness can constitute a major weapon against forces of insensitivity and brutalization."

Hope General Store is located in the village on Camden Road/Route 105.

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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