ROCKLAND – Art Space Gallery (342 Main St., across from the Strand) will host a reception from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3Â for the works of a clay sculptor, two painters, and a photographer.
Randy Fein is an accomplished Clay Sculptor and noted Arts Instructor. The limitless possibility of clay is her focus. The artist creates whimsical fish, odd birds, introspective sea women and relief landscape all in clay. Her expressive sculpture and painted pottery are one of a kind. Randy explains, â€śClay is my material of artistic expression. It is Mother Earth the common mud under my boots. A necessary yet expressive medium found in all cultures since the dawn of civilization. Over the past 30 years I have mastered a wide variety of expressive styles with the shapeless stuff called clay.â€ť Ms. Feinâ€™s Public Art Installations adorn public buildings and private residences including Babson College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor and Maine Medical Center, Portland. The artist travels extensively conducting workshops for people of all ages who want to express their creativity. Randy resides in Lincolnville and maintains a studio in Belfast.
Painter William Landmesser grew up immersed in the visual beauty of the Adirondacks and New England. Formal studies began at Dartmouth College and continued at the Art Institute of Boston where the call to pursue a career in fine art was received. Early on his work received recognition from galleries such as Hirschl &Adler in New York City, and Martha White Gallery in Louisville. Included in a 1981 exhibition at the Museum of Fine Art, Houston (â€śSunlight on Leaves, the Impressionist Tradition), he was referenced as one of the promising young artists of the next generation. For most of his professional life Landmesser has worked in Maine, inspired by lightâ€™s effect on natural and man-made forms. The artist begins with life studies, which often hold their own as collectible works. Those that speak strongest are the basis for studio paintings that transcend mere reportage and have as their ultimate meaning the grace, goodness and truth of God. The artist resides in Stockton Springs.
Penny Markley has been painting for over thirty years. Her subjects are most often landscapes of Maine, both coastal and inland, and the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Recent trips to the Southwest have brought an interest in the beauty of that area as well. Penny says, â€śWhen I paint or sketch the landscape, I feel that I am a participant, not just an observer. I notice things I donâ€™t see otherwise. It helps me understand what I am seeing.â€ť The importance of being a participant, not just an observer, is evidenced by Markleyâ€™s experience as a serious mountain climber, orchardist (she and her husband owned and operated Lakeside Orchards in Manchester, Maine, for twenty-one year), and educator. Her art training began at Columbia University and continued with such teachers as Philip Paratore, Doris Holman, Marsha Donahue Ron Ranson and Skip Lawrence. Her work has been accepted in juried shows in Maine and is in numerous private collections. She paints in watercolor, oil and acrylic.
For more information phone, 594-8784 or go online, www.artspacemaine.com.
Contact Name: Judith Herman
Telephone Number: (207)594-8784