Akers’ annual ‘Moments’ at Green Schoolhouse

Jul 08, 2018
Gary Akers’ “Moonlight Glow” (detail) is an egg tempera on panel.

South Thomaston — Gary Akers will open “Moments Of Splendor,” his 2018 exhibition of new paintings in egg tempera and watercolor, with a 5 to 7 p.m. reception Saturday, July 14, at the Green Schoolhouse Gallery. Akers will be on hand to meet visitors and discuss his work, and there will be refreshments and live music.

In this exhibit, Akers’ subjects include the inhabited rural and coastal landscapes, as well as intimate scenes of domestic life. Whatever he chooses to focus on, “I look for the decisive instant when the drama inherent in quiet moments can be glimpsed.”

Akers is particularly known for his highly worked paintings in egg tempera, a technique in which dried pigments are mixed with egg yolk in thin brush strokes. His egg temperas are built up of hundreds of layers using the technique of cross-hatching.

The Green Schoolhouse at 414 St. George Road/Route 131 is a restored one-room Finnish school located two miles down the St. George peninsula. The exhibition will continue through Aug. 3, with the gallery open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (859) 391-2153 or visit garyakers.com.

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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