Rogers’ ‘Life, Stilled’ at Roasters

Aug 26, 2017
Megan Rogers’ corner studio at her Rockland home includes “Apples at Erickson Fields,” a framed oil on canvas that his part of her debut showing.

Rockland — First Friday Art Walkers are invited to begin by getting some caffeine to go and taking in a premiere art show opening Friday, Sept. 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Rock City Coffee Roasters, 252 Main St.

“Life, Stilled,” the first show of local artist Megan Rogers, is a collection of recent oils including the original painting chosen for this year’s Maine Lobster Festival poster art, alongside some of her first works. The poster image, “Hardshell,” will be auctioned off with 20 percent of the proceeds from the sale donated to the Southern Law Poverty Center and the National Resource Council of Maine.

Bidders have two ways to bid: in person at the Roasters during the 4 to 6 p.m. reception; or on Rogers’ Instagram account, pegrogers.

Rogers paints small moments from her childhood, the childhood of her son and the natural world of the Midcoast. She found her connection to painting was strengthened after the birth of her son in 2011.

“When I had Otto I was moved to try and capture moments of his childhood: the innocence of skinny dipping at the pond, or picking dandelion bouquets. When I paint, I feel like I am cherishing those moments in time, as well as providing some quiet space to reaffirm my identity as a person apart from my child,” she said.

There will be snacks and coffee sampling on offer, as well as an opportunity to meet the artist. For more information, contact Rock City Coffee Roasters at 594-5688. More information on the artist can be found on her “M Rogers-Artist” Facebook page, on her Instagram or via email to paintsongstudio@gmail.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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