LAYERS OF MAINE by Tom Ferrero

“Allagash Train” Acrylic on Board with Ceramic Tile Adhesive

A mini-exhibition in the former ATM space at 45 Memorial Circle in Augusta

The Kennebec Valley Art Association is pleased to present LAYERS OF MAINE, a mini-art exhibition featuring work by Tom Ferrero in the former ATM space at 45 Memorial Circle in Augusta. On view from June 17 through August 23, 2013, the installation is open 9am-9pm daily, can be viewed from outside the building, and is lit at night.

Layers of Maine is a new landscape series by Tom Ferrero. The work features common Maine subjects and locations superimposed on top of one another to build dream like images. These images evoke a sense of place without requiring the viewer to have had a personal experience with a particular location. For example, “Allagash Train” is comprised of machine parts imprinted into a textural surface, the reverse image of a small pond in Vienna, Maine and the interior of a historic steam engine boiler found rusting in the woods along the Allagash Wilderness Waterway. The intention of the work is to elicit curiosity while inspiring one to explore the Maine wilderness.

BIOGRAPHY

Tom Ferrero is an Assistant Professor of Jewelry and Metalsmithing at NSCAD University in Halifax, Canada and teaches courses in Hollowware, Stone Setting, and Jewelry Design and Fabrication. He also runs his own art studio where he produces custom designed, one of a kind engagement rings, wedding bands, paintings and ceramic pottery. In the summer he serves as the Department Head of Metalsmithing at Camp Laurel in Readfield, Maine and teaches metalworking classes to children ages 7-15. Ferrero has also been a visiting artist and instructor at Kents Hill School and gives various workshops throughout New England and the Canadian Maritimes.

Ferrero is the recipient of numerous awards, most notably being:
A US Fulbright Grant to New Zealand
1st place winner for silver jewelry in the NICHE Awards.
1st place winner for metal sculpture in the NICHE Awards
1st place winner for hollowware in the International Saul Bell Design Award Competition
And has work in the private collection of the Kamm Teapot Foundation.

While Ferrero’s primary media of artistic expression is precious metals, jewelry and hollowware, he also works as a painter and ceramic artist. All of Tom Ferrero’s artwork shows a passion for detail, ornamentation, rich color contrasts and a love of finely crafted objects. He has exhibited work in many galleries through out the United States as well as internationally in South Korea, New Zealand and Canada and his artwork is featured in more than 13 books.

For more information on Tom Ferrero and his artwork please visit his website at www.TomFerreroStudio.com

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