Events Exhibitions

Perspicere: Richard William Blanchard and Amy Peters Wood

Perspicere – Latin, verb: To observe, see through.

Northernscape #5 by Richard William Blanchard, detail

Perspicere  Latin, verb: To observe, see through.

Paintings by Richard William Blanchard and Amy Peters Wood

Opening Friday, June 5, 5-8pm

“Perspicere: paintings by Richard William Blanchard and Amy Peters Wood“, is on view June 5-27 at the Harlow Gallery at 160 Water Street in Hallowell.  Perspicere (Per-spic-er-ay) is a Latin verb meaning “to observe, see through”. The public is invited to an opening reception on Friday, June 5, 5-7pm, followed by a gallery talk from 7-8pm led by Maine State Historian Earle Shettleworth who will interview Blanchard and Wood about their work and process.

Nearly High Tide by Amy Peters Wood

Nearly High Tide” by Amy Peters Wood, 2013

Using egg tempera paint made from her own hens, artist Amy Peters Wood of Georgetown, Maine, knits together intersecting perspectives, near and far, above and below, before and after, imagined and real. These juxtapositions ultimately consolidate to form a single image, one perceived from an indeterminate vantage point. Creating planes which recede tilt and plunge, Wood reinforces the vast feeling of nature and uncertainty to the spatial dimensions within the painting. Visit Wood online at


Northernscape #5 by Richard Blanchard

Northernscape #5 by Richard Blanchard

Richard William Blanchard‘s series of contemporary abstract paintings using oil and acrylic on canvas explore a visual language of fragmented landscapes, cartouches, and ruin like structures that signify inner and outer realms; where multiple hemispheres stack over one another making horizons, land and sky interchangeable. Blanchard is from Winthrop, Maine, has a studio in Portland and resides in Los Angeles, California. To learn more, visit Blanchard’s website at

Perspicere is sponsored by Book Orchard Press, Diana Scully of Hallowell and by two anonymous donors.

Perspicere is also supported in part by our season sponsors: The Bank of MaineCapitol Dental CareCurrent Media, Dead River Company, the City of Hallowell, the Jennings Family of Hallowell, Kennebec Savings BankScrummy Afters Candy Shoppe and the Vallee Brothers, Chris & Ray Vallee.

Exhibitions at the Harlow Gallery are always free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday 12-6 pm. The Harlow Gallery is a membership based 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to connecting and celebrating art, artists and community  in downtown historic Hallowell since 1963.