Art Show at High Mountain Hall

Nov 27, 2018
Work (details) by, from left, Patty Bolz, Arduina Caponigro, Autumn Cipala, Julie Crane, Monica Kelly and Margaret Rizzio is featured at the Art Show at High Mountain Hall.

Camden — The 11th annual Art Show at High Mountain Hall, 5 Mountain St./Route 52, promises to be a spectacular debut of new work by local artists Patty Bolz, jewelry; Arduina Caponigro, photography; Autumn Cipala, porcelain; Julie Crane, printmaking; Monica Kelly, painting; and Margaret Rizzio, assemblage.

A festive reception with drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be held Friday, Dec. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. On Saturday, Dec. 8, hours will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Bolz has worked as designer/goldsmith for the past several decades, creating high karat gold jewelry that embodies both a classical and a contemporary aesthetic. Originally trained at the Center for Crafts in Worcester, Mass., Bolz exhibits her work at national juried shows throughout the country and been featured in several publications. She also teaches small group classes in her Maine studio.

Caponigro’s dreamlike images recreate moments of beauty and wonder that break through the everyday to offer insight and inspire inquiry. Her current body of work, Itineraries In Invisible Ink, offers images found as near as her own back yard in Cushing; and as far as the largest ice fiord in Greenland.

Cipala's porcelain vessels reveal a careful attention to detail of form, surface and function. Inspired by the luminosity of porcelain, a love of historical ceramics and the beauty of her coastal surroundings, Cipala forms each piece by hand to create clean forms that are embellished with subtle details and enhanced by soft translucent glazes. She exhibits her work nationally and internationally.

Crane’s portraiture lines at the intersection of flight and familiar. Renderings of beasts layered with microscopic elements that are exposed out of scale build on a series called Songs of Spies. New work from a recent session at the Tamarind Institute, as well as a large-scale woodcut printed at Zea Mays, will be included in this show.

Kelly has exhibited widely throughout Maine. Her work for this show returns to a familiar theme of landscape imagery with underpinnings of musical scores, blending her interests in the visual and musical arts.

Rizzio uses a wide range of vintage ephemera and found objects to create enchanting multi-layered collages. The carefully constructed vignettes evoke a deep appreciation for the past through memory and coincidence, embracing the artist’s attachment to Maine.

The High Mountain Hall Art Show is eagerly anticipated each year, and all are invited to celebrate with the artists. For event updates, visit highmountainhall.com or check out the Facebook page.

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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