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High Mountain Hall hosts 12th Annual Art Show

Nov 24, 2019

Camden — The 12th Annual Art Show at High Mountain Hall, 5 Mountain St., promises to be a spectacular debut of new work by local artists Patty Bolz, jewelry; Arduina Caponigro, photography; Autumn Cipala, ceramics; Julie Crane, printmaking; Monica Kelly, painting; and Margaret Rizzio, assemblage. A festive reception will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. with drinks and hors d’oeuvres served. Sunday hours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Patty 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 has had her creations featured in several publications.  She also teaches small group classes in her Maine studio throughout the year.

Photographer Arduina Caponigro’s dreamlike images recreate moments of beauty and wonder that break through our every day to offer insight and inspire inquiry. She will be showing new work across multiple projects during this year of exploring. With images found as near as her own back yard in Cushing, to the wild and lush Cumberland Island, Georgia, to the largest ice fiord in Greenland. She shares her joyful combination of gratitude and curiosity wherever she goes.

Autumn Cipala's porcelain vessels display 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, she forms each piece by hand to create clean forms that are embellished with subtle details and enhanced by soft translucent glazes. She holds a BFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and an MFA from University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

At the intersection of flight and familiar arises the portraiture of Julie Crane. These 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.

Painter Monica Kelly has exhibited widely throughout Maine and maintains a studio at her home in Camden. Works for this show include an ongoing series based on migration and its role both in her personal family dynamic and heritage, as well as that of the natural world around her.

Margaret 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 on Dec. 7 and 8. For event updates, visit or follow on Facebook.

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