Group show of new works by Gallery Artists
Doug Kent, Jeffrey P'an, Leslie Smith, Alan Eddy, Howard Park,
Maya Farber, John Holladay, Donna Blackburn
and Gray Park

Show Dates May 26 - June 13
Reception Sunday May 30, 5-7pm (Memorial Day Wknd)
with Live Music

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54 Main Street

Vineyard Haven, MA

(508) 693-7373

PRESS RELEASE (Martha’s Vineyard ) The Louisa Gould Gallery opens a new art exhibit this extended Memorial Day weekend. Entitled Group Show of New Works by Gallery Artists," the exhibit runs from Thursday, May 26 to Sunday, June 13. The opening reception is on Sunday, May 30, from 5 to 7 PM. Please come to look at beautiful work, to listen to live music, and to enjoy refreshments. Featured artists are Doug Kent, Jeffery P’an, Jeanne Campbell, Leslie Smith, Alan Eddy, Howard Park, Donna Blackburn, Maya Farber, John Holladay, and Gray Park.

Doug Kent is a well-known artist with a career spanning three decades. Doug’s folk art paintings are whimsically displayed on large wooden antique bowls, boat oars, and a baker’s paddle. A graduate of the School of the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, MA, Doug has exhibited worldwide.

Jeffery P’an is a nationally acclaimed glass artist who has studied in Italy. For the show he has created some new, amazing, and dynamic one-of-a-kind works, fusing and blowing glass mosaics into vessel forms which also serve as vases. The process is based on the re-invention of old-world techniques in the design of modern objects. Complimenting the glass is the bright and bold Southwestern photography of Jeanne Campbell .

Leslie Smith spent most summers growing up on the Vineyard. Her first formal painting instructor was Ruth Mead at the Old Sculpin' Gallery. Leslie was a fine arts major at Hampshire College. She paints both oils and pastels. The poetry in the paintings is undeniable.

Alan Eddy , a scholar of New England Maritime history, has long felt connected to the sea and ships.To paint marine scenes," he said, "you have to be a sailor.” Alan attended the Vespar School of Art and has been influenced by the nineteenth century American Luminists. Every painting is an adventure, setting the mood of the sea and sky, and thus of the painting.

Howard Park and Donna Blackburn both attended the Boston Museum School of Fine Arts. Both New England artists new works feature coastal vistas inspired by their love of the sea. Viewing Howard Park's oil painting, "Wave" you can feel the mist coming off of the large sea form green waves at South Beach. Contrasting to the crashing waves is Donna Blackburn's oil "Lazy Hazy Summer Sail" which evokes a calm and peaceful Summer Sail.

Maya Farber will exhibit her collage pieces inspired by seventeenth century Dutch still life painting. She started working with collage while searching for a means to add more excitement to her oil paintings. Collage is an artistic composition of material, often with confining lines and color, resulting in a translucent piece of work. Maya was born in Romania, studied at Pratt Institute, and has had numerous exhibitions in Europe, Israel, and the United States.

John Holladay is well-known on the Vineyard and at the Louisa Gould Gallery. John’s style continues to change and develop while capturing the essence of the Martha's Vineyard. For this show he has painted the beautiful landscape of Farm Neck. He has also included a barn and flower series incorporating the light and color of the Island.

Gray Park is a plein air artist with a natural talent. He has won a handful of national awards. Gray paints landscapes of the Vineyard’s seasons and stunning light. Long Point is the subject of Gray’s new works. Gray will be offering a plein air painting workshop on July 12 as part of Martha's Vineyard Workshops. Please contact the Gallery for details.

We hope to see you at the Reception on Sunday, May 30, from 5 to 7 PM, and we invite you to re-visit the show until June 13. Louisa Gould Gallery is located at 54 Main Street, Vineyard Haven. Please call for directions at 508-693-7373 or obtain directions at .

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