New work at Harbor Square Gallery

Dec 14, 2012
"Melodic Flow" is a recent ceramic sculpture by Elizabeth Ostrander.

Rockland — New on view at Harbor Square Gallery, 374 Main St., include recent works by Maine sculptor Elizabeth Ostrander and designer, goldsmith, Thomas O'Donovan. Holiday season hours are Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. The gallery also will remain open later on occasional evenings into the new year; call 594-8700 for specifics.

A native of Pleasantville, N.Y., Ostrander now lives and works in Eastport. Her sculpture is primarily executed in clay, often from native sources, fired and then painted in layers of acrylic washes, much as one would a canvas. Her abiding interest in the mask and the expressive qualities of the human face is expressed throughout the collection.

The newly created “Oaxacan Angel Ring” by Harbor Square founder O'Donovan with longtime collaborator Glade Sarbach Davis is an example of art inspired by art. The ring's central element, a carved intaglio in catlanite by Sarbach Davis, replicates the etching "Retono" by Mexican artist Rolando Siguenza. Otherwise, the ring is in 18K gold and is graced by a single feather intaglio carved into the palm panel, a signature element in many of O'Donovan's ring designs.

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

"Oaxacan Angel Ring" by Thomas O'Donovan and Glade Sarbach Davis in made from 18K gold and carved catlinite.
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