On Wednesday June 18, 5pm to 7pm, artist Alison Rector invites the public to visit her Belfast painting studio at Waterfall Arts. The Open Studio is a preview of Alison Rector’s newest body of art work Shared Quiet on exhibit at Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in Ellsworth June 25 to July 20, 2014. Shared Quiet celebrates Maine public libraries; all the paintings depict historic library buildings in Maine. Karin Wilkes, director of Courthouse Gallery Fine Art writes:
Alison Rector, who is best know for her luminous painting of interiors, has been inspired by Maine’s public libraries, in particular the Carnegie libraries. By the early twentieth century, a Carnegie library was often the most imposing structure in hundreds of small American communities. From Portland to Stonington, Rector’s adept use of light accentuates lofty vaulted domes, lustrous oak panels, or a modest structure overlooking a spectacular ocean view. She invites the viewer to experience these community treasures with reverence—the beauty of their stacks, their striking architectural features, or the simple joy of a quiet place to read.
The opening reception for the Ellsworth exhibit is Wednesday July 2, 5 – 7pm at Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, 6 Court Street in Ellsworth Maine. All are welcome. For more information, visit www.courthousegallery.com or www.alisonrector.com.