Strauss featured in Sanctuary Gallery

Feb 23, 2014
“Holding Center” is among the works of Marjorie Strauss going on view in Rockland Congregational Church’s Sanctuary Gallery.

Rockland — The Sanctuary Gallery at the Rockland Congregational Church will welcome Marjorie Strauss, painter, pastel artist and sculptor, to its space in March. The public is invited to an opening reception Sunday, March 2, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, 180 Limerock St.

Strauss has lived and worked in Rockland for more than 25 years. She received her degree from the Massachusetts College of Art, but her love of nature drew her away from Boston to Maine to create. Her subject matter is forms of nature, particularly trees and large-leafed plants that seem to stir the atmosphere around them. Because her paintings appeared more sculptural than two-dimensional, Strauss has added sculpture to her portfolio of work, samples of which will hang in this show.

“Sculpture in clay has led to symbolism in imagery and has been a tactile extension of painting,” she said.

The gallery is located in the church building on the upper level. Gallery hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The show will run through March 30.

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

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