Mars Hall in Touring Peninsula Art 2018

Sep 07, 2018
Work by botanical artist Linda Funk is part of this season’s bounty at Mars Hall Gallery; pictured is "Cardoon" (Cynara cardunculus).

Martinsville — Mars Hall Gallery, 621 Port Clyde Road/Route 131, will participate in St. George Business Alliance’s Touring Peninsula Art event Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Shows currently on exhibit are "Anything Goes" and "Framed, Frames & Unframed.” They feature an eclectic mix of paintings by watercolorists Leo Brooks, Linda Funk, Nat Lewis, Greg Mort, Cam Noel, Elaine Reed, Carl Sublett, William Thon and Eleanor Zuccola; acrylic and oil paintings by Nancy Baker, Jeannette Steele Esposito, Robert Hamilton, Kris Johnson, Stephen Jonassen, Sharon Larkin, Maurice Michel Lode, Elaine Niemi, Jimmy Reed, Manuel Rincon, Russell Smith and Ron Weaver; and black and white pinhole photography by Antonia Small. New to the gallery are limited edition giclée botanical prints by Linda Funk.

Also on display is a large selection of 3-D Art by Ian Baird, Bill Cook, Jay Hoagland, Elaine Niemi and the late Rudy Rotter; a variety of quality crafts including handmade leather journals by Karen Carroll, decoupage by Davene Fahy, carved decoys by Stephen Hill, handmade collage cards by Eleanor Zuccola and stained glass, pottery and mosaics by Dona Bergen. The gardens have metal sculpture by Jay Hoagland and Brian Read. A collection of antiques, handmade and vintage jewelry and vintage 1960s rock posters are also available.

The gallery is located 12.7 miles down the beautiful St. George peninsula. Regular gallery hours are Fridays through Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through and including Columbus Day, Monday Oct. 8; or by appointment. For more information, call 372-9996 or 372-8194;; or visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or

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