Nature’s Keep – August 2011

Nature’s Keep – August 2011


Nature’s Keep:  Artists responding to Divine Design

The Harlow Gallery in Hallowell, Maine August 5-27, 2011

Louise Philbrick, South Portland Maine
Jennifer Keef, Standish Maine
Ross Grams, Vienna Maine
Ed Mc Cartan, Brunswick Maine
Barbara Bean, Brunswick Maine
Jessie Lyle, Whiteby Island, WA
Shannon Rankin, Rangeley Maine

At once nurturing and destructive, placating and powerful, the dichotomy called Nature is eternally and universally an infinite source of inspiration.  The work of seven artists responding to the natural world will be exhibited at the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell, Maine, August 5-27, 2011. curated by Johanna Moore, the exhibit will feature Barbara Bean’s collage/monoprints and pen & inks depicting woodland edges,   Ross Grams’ paintings of the element of fire in nature,   Jennifer Keef’s floral-scapes,  Jessie Lyle’s  intertwining painted and printed patterns found along streams and in fields, Ed McCartan’s bold colorful floral paintings,  Louise Philbrick’s assemblages inspired by sacred geometry, music, and the microscopic world, and Shannon Rankin’s collages derived from the healing art of Simpling along with some biomorphic sculptures.  Don’t miss this show!

Exhibitions at the Harlow Gallery have been made possible by our 2011 season sponsors, The Bank of MaineDead River CompanyKennebec Savings Bank and by the Quimby Family Foundation.



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