BLUE HILL – â€śInside and Outâ€ť, an art show in August to benefit the Blue Hill Public Library will include works by more than 80 artists, most with ties to Maine. The Libraryâ€™s 6th annual art show fundraiser will run from August 2nd to 31st, and includes paintings, works on paper, prints, photography, sculpture, ceramics, textile arts, glass and jewelry.Â â€śInside and Outâ€ť will be open for viewing Monday through Saturday in August during Library hours. A warm invitation is issued to all to come to the opening reception from 4:30-6:30pm on Friday, August 6th.
This year’s art exhibit is curated by Marion Dillon Morris and Alice Dillon. Marion was a corporate art consultant for 18 years, working in San Francisco, Connecticut and New York. As a volunteer, she has coordinated various art programs for children and teens. Alice Dillon was a curator and docent at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. In addition to curating many shows, she developed an educational outreach program called Kaleidoscope, based on the multiple intelligences theories of Howard Gardner.
Alice Dillon was invited to present at the National Docent Symposium hosted by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in 2005. Marion and her mother, Alice were co-curators of Identities: Contemporary Portraiture in 2001. The show which included work by Chuck Close, Odd Nerdrum and Francesco Clemente, was selected as one of the top-ten NJ shows of 2001 by the Star Ledger.
Works by familiar artists such as Fernand Leger, Lois Dodd, Janet Fish and Stephen Pace will be shown and available for purchase, along with work by younger artists exploring a variety of media. Some of the participating artists are highlighted on the Libraryâ€™s Facebook page.
Many works reflect the exuberance of being outdoors in Maine while others suggest the contemplative nature of â€śindoor timeâ€ť. Some straddle these worlds with views of inside looking out and outside looking in. Others examine the nature of inside and out in a literal sense, manipulating materials to make us more aware of both the inside and the outside of objects â€“ where one begins and the other ends.
The Blue Hill Library is funded as an independent non-profit organization. It relies heavily on the generosity of donors and income from fundraisers to meet its annual operating budget. Last year the Library raised close to $14,000 from this show which draws more attention each year.
Contact Name: Rich Boulet
Telephone Number: (207)374-5515