New works by Art Space Gallery artists

Sep 01, 2018
Laurie Lofman Belmore’s “Blue Splash” necklace is part of the metal, glass and enamel jewelry she brings to Art Space Gallery.

Rockland — Art Space Gallery, 405 Main St., welcomes the public to the September First Friday Art Walk on Sept. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. Many of its artists will be on hand to discuss their work; and the customary refreshments will be offered.

Each month, Art Space feature new works by several of its artists in the front area of the downtown gallery, with the opening of each show occurring during the art walk. This month, the work of Penny Markley, Leecia Price, Laurie Lofman Bellmore and Sandra Leinonen Dunn will be showcased.

Markley’s paintings are inspired by 12 years of visiting Monhegan Island for a week each June. Although the island is so thoroughly painted by others, but she continues to find interesting, beautiful scenes to explore.

Price is an encaustic and oil painter, as well as a beekeeper. Fascinated by the tactile properties of the wax, she enhances its translucency and shine with the effects of scraping, layering, incising, melting and fusing with a blowtorch.

Bellmore, is a self-taught jeweler with years of experience working with fine metals, dichroic glass and vitreous enamels. Her exhibition includes new diptych wall pieces and Sea Splash jewelry.

Dunn’s style is a mixture of classical old-world realism and contemporary impressionism. She paints florals, still life and landscapes.

Art Space Gallery comprises 18 artists who work in various media and genres. September hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, visit artspacemaine.com.

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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