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'Maine Shore Birds' alight at Archipelago

Jul 28, 2020
"Gaze, like an Arrow," an Asian brush on yupo by Jean Kigel.

Rockland — Jean Kigel’s third theme show of the season is entitled "Maine Shore Birds." This show, hosted by the newly re-opened Archipelago Gallery, offers one the rewarding experience of viewing her work in person at 386 Main St. through Aug. 15. Hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Kigel is honored to be a part of Archipelago’s 20th anniversary of offering arts and crafts to the community.

For this collection of small paintings, Kigel chose her signature style of Asian brush painting, both on Japanese shikishi boards (rice paper) and on Japanese yupo paper. Having studied in Japan and China, and currently living on the Muscongus coast in Waldoboro, Kigel loves painting the shore birds she observes daily. Amongst her favorite shore birds are the sandpipers, the heron, and the kingfishers. Using a minimum of brush strokes, she evokes their peeps, frawnks, chatters, and screams. Each of her birds exhibits a distinct personality.

Like her first two theme shows, "Maine Shore Birds" is also viewable virtually at jeankigel.com. For more information, contact Kigel at jean@jeankigel.com or 207-832-5152, or Archipelago at 207-596-0701.

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