Louisa Gould Gallery is pleased to announce a new show, Tone & Texture. The show will feature the work of four talented artists with works in various media.
Maya Farber uses acrylics to explore the fields and waters of Martha's Vineyard. Bob Jewett's rich rusts, greens, and gray bowls, plates, and vases will be filled with artful flower arrangements by Jonathan Smith. The unique relief monoprints by Bonnie Mineo perfectly combine tone and texture with different patterns and color. A new artist to the gallery, but long-time Island painter, Joan E. Kennedy, showcases both bright and subdued palettes of Island land and seascapes.
The show is on exhibit from Friday, July 25th, until Friday, August 8th. The artists' reception will be held on Friday, July 25th from 5-7pm. Don Groover, a Berkley musician, will play the guitar.
Maya was born in Rumania and lived in Nicaragua. She studied at Pratt Institute, Hans Hoffman School, and the Art Students League of New York, studying with Reginald Marsh and Will Barnett.
"My home is in New York City and at our farm in the northern Catskill Mountains. I am known for painting florals, still life, collage, and farm scenes. However, the scenery in Martha`s Vineyard is special. The fields, with their hand-made stonewalls that dot the Island, the sea, and quiet inlets were my inspiration for these new landscapes. In these paintings, I worked from photographs I took while visiting my daughter who lives and farms in West Tisbury."
Robert (Bob) Jewett received an M.F.A. in ceramics and sculpture from the University of Minnesota. He has taught ceramics at St. Paul Academy and Summit School.
”For the past forty years I have been working clay, even while making art out of other materials. The information gained through the process of creating functional pottery informs all my other aesthetic endeavors. The craft of making shapes on a spinning wheel is challenging as well as fulfilling. I was taught by master potter, Warren MacKenzie, who carries on the Japanese tradition of making pots for everyday life; these pots are known as “Mingei” or “art of the people.” The simple beauty comes from the ritual acts of the craft-making as well as the artistic voice of the potter. My work is created in that spirit and has always involved images that come from Martha’s Vineyard. My pots should be recognizable to anyone familiar with the Island. It is a pleasure showing this work on the Vineyard.”
Bonnie Mineo was born in Brooklyn, NY and lives in Sherborn, MA. She works in her studio in Fort Point Arts Community in Boston. After a career in graphic design, Bonnie returned to art school and received a BFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University, with a concentration in painting and printmaking. She is currently a printmaker, painter, and mixed-media artist who also teaches at workshops and Art Retreats at Fort Point. She frequently visits family on the Vineyard, gaining inspiration from the natural environment. Her vibrant, colorful palette is inspired by her travels--building on memories of light and form, color and contrast.
“Hiking trails, rafting rivers, and exploring beaches connect me with the quiet places of natural beauty. Following ideas intuitively, I am interested in the relationship of colors, shapes, and textures as they come together to create something new. My work strives for simplicity and balance, creating a peaceful experience.”
Joan E. Kennedy
“I began with watercolor in my teens under Jim Fitzgerald. I studied History of Art at Wellesley College and earned a Master of Fine Arts at American University. I have shown in many galleries, including, this year, the Katzen Gallery and the Watergate, both in D.C. My real interest is air, space, light, water, and wind. To me, these create the beauty of this Island."
The Louisa Gould Gallery is located at 54 Main Street in Vineyard Haven. This event is open to the public. The gallery is open daily from 11-5pm and 12-5pm on Sundays. Please call for directions or with any questions to (508) 693-7373 or view the website map at www.louisagould.com.