Summer Celebration at Michael Good

Jul 19, 2014
Joel Cooper’s origami masks will be showcased during Michael Good Gallery’s annual Summer Celebration Friday, Aug. 1.

Rockland — The public is cordially invited to the annual Summer Celebration party at Michael Good Gallery, downtown at 499 Main St. It will be held Friday, Aug. 1, from 5 to 8 p.m., and complimentary wine and other refreshments will be served.

The event will spotlight the work of three artists who create sculptural, three-dimensional art ranging from wall hangings to jewelry.

“I think everyone who comes into the gallery will be intrigued by the works we’re showcasing at this year’s Summer Celebration,” said Avi Good, manager of Michael Good Gallery. “There’s so much imagination and creativity in every single piece.”

A master of the Japanese art of paper folding, Joel Cooper fashions each of his origami masks from a single sheet of paper, pleating and folding it in intricate patterns to form the face of a figure from mythology, history or his imagination. He makes no cuts in the paper and uses no glue. When a mask is finished, he hand-paints or stains it and finishes it with shellac or another sealant for durability.

Sarah Doremus of Deer Isle combines a disparate assortment of found objects in her kinetic jewelry, elements such as doll parts, metal pieces, small beach stones, and other natural bits and pieces appear in strikingly original combinations in her whimsical, one-of-a-kind creations. Each is a miniature sculpture that conveys Doremus’ bemused perspective on our culture and our times.

Greg Pinto, another “green” artist, offers sculptures that emerge from recycled materials. His works include wall pieces made from corrugated board, sculptural fish and dragons and small, colorful butterflies. Particularly drawn to light and patterns, he says his influences range from Moorish art to model-train makers. Pinto is proprietor of GPI Framing in Rockland.

Michael Good Gallery offers a carefully curated collection of fine jewelry, art, ceramics, sculpture and other adornments for the home and body. It features the work of artists from Maine, the United States and Europe; and is home to the celebrated gold and silver jewelry created by master goldsmith and sculptor Michael Good.

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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