New work at NoRo Gallery for First Friday

Jul 29, 2017
Michaela Crie Stone creates bags of maple, leather and brass.

Rockland — The NoRo Gallery will be open for the city’s First Friday Art Walk Aug. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. The gallery, set in a former church at 16 Brewster St., is exhibiting the work of local artists Michaela Crie Stone, Erika Manning, Peter Davis and Annie Bailey.

Stone lives in Rockport, where she creates objects that blur the lines between art, craft and design. Working predominantly in wood, she combines traditional craftsmanship with an innovative aesthetic. Her furniture and sculpture has been shown nationally, and received numerous accolades including grants from the Maine Arts Commission and the Furniture Society, the Artist Award from the Society of Arts and Crafts in Boston and several esteemed Windgate residencies throughout the country.

Erika Manning of Appleton is an abstract painter, showing new acrylic works on paper from her “Conversations on a Process” series. She rarely works in acrylics, but chose the medium to challenge her creative process and “for its quick drying properties,” which allow forms “to emerge and recede in a whole new way.”

Davis of Rockland works in photography, music and found object sculpture. He said he tries to reflect the world around him “in its fragile yet permanent, frightening yet whimsical truths.”

Bailey of Tenants Harbor is a multi-media artist whose work includes painting, sculpture, time-based storytelling through animation and moving panoramas (or “crankie”) scrolls.

Gallery hours are Thursdays through Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m. The gallery is in the former Salvation Army church at the corner of Cedar and Brewster streets; entrance and parking are at the rear of the building on Cedar.

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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