Page to speak at KCAS members meeting

Nov 26, 2019
"Toes in the Pool" by Colin Page.

Camden — Artist Colin Page will be the featured speaker at the quarterly meeting of the Knox County Art Society (KCAS), on Tuesday, Dec. 10. The meeting will convene at the Lord Camden Inn, 24 Main St., and then move to the Page Gallery for a guided instructional tour by Page, who will stop at several of his own paintings to discuss why the scene depicted inspired him, to briefly note its artistic elements, and to answer questions.

Page studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design and the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. His credits include Kaiping Museum of Art; Los Angeles Natural History Museum; Guild of Boston Artists; Portsmouth Historical Society; Laguna Beach Plein Air Invitational; and Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts.

Page, who lives in Camden, splits his painting time between his studio and working outdoors, preferring to work almost entirely in oils. “While my subject matter varies from my daughters, to still life, to the landscape, my main focus is capturing interesting color relationships and a sense of light around me. I want my paintings to sing and vibrate with life and energy in the same way that I experience the spaces I move through.”

In May 2019, he opened Page Gallery at 23 Bay View St., where he shows his own work along with that of a diverse selection of other artists.

The KCAS event begins with a reception in the upstairs conference room at 5 p.m. for hors d’oeuvres and a “meet and greet” with Page. A business meeting will be from 6 to 6:30 p.m., during which KCAS members will elect the very first KCAS directors. This will be followed by the gallery tour. The combined event is open to the public, but all attendees must first check in during the reception. The suggested donation for non-members is $10.

The Lord Camden Inn is located at 24 Main St. in downtown Camden and also features Marianne W. Smith’s landscape and still life paintings in hallways, conference room and main lobby. Additional considerations and exhibition spaces for KCAS are provided by Boynton-McKay Food Co., Camden National Bank, Rockport Blueprint and Huston Tuttle.

For more information about the meeting or KCAS, contact the society’s president at davidblanchard555@gmail.com.

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