‘Summer Lights’ opens at Haynes Galleries
Thomaston — Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St./Route 1, will open “Summer Lights,” a show of the luminous landscapes of contemporary American realist Peter Poskas, with a reception Friday, Aug. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
Poskas and his wife, Jan, are on Monhegan for their annual visit and will come ashore for the reception. Although Connecticut is his year-round home, Poskas cannot resist the call of the Maine coast come summertime. While the lush green of a Connecticut summer absorbs and flattens the light, coastal Maine, with its rocky, sandy, relatively treeless landscape, has a purity and intensity of light that has attracted artists for centuries.
For Poskas, light is everything. His landscapes, scenes that celebrate lives tied to the land and sea, a narrative emerges through the way a weathered clapboard reflects the setting sun or the way the morning light hits a faded patch of red paint on a dairy barn. Although the light is always the star of Poskas’ paintings, place is equally important.
“Summer Lights” will continue through Sept. 29. Haynes Galleries hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment. For more information about this exhibit or to schedule a private viewing, call 354-0605 or (615) 430-8147; or visit haynesgalleries.com.
Courier Publications' A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or email@example.com.