54 Main Street
Vineyard Haven, MA
PRESS RELEASE (Martha’s
Louisa Gould Gallery opens a new art exhibit this extended Memorial
Day weekend. Entitled
Show of New Works by Gallery Artists," the
from Thursday, May 26 to Sunday, June 13.
opening reception is on Sunday,
30, from 5 to 7 PM. Please come to look at beautiful work, to listen
to live music,
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.
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.
graduate of the School of the Worcester Art Museum in Worcester, MA,
Doug has exhibited worldwide.
is a nationally acclaimed glass artist who has studied in Italy. For
the show he has created some new, amazing, and dynamic
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
spent most summers growing up on the Vineyard. Her first formal
Ruth Mead at the Old Sculpin' Gallery. Leslie
a fine arts major at Hampshire College. She paints both
and pastels. The poetry in the paintings is undeniable.
scholar of New England Maritime history, has long felt connected to
the sea and ships. “
paint marine scenes," he said, "you
to be a sailor.” Alan
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.
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.
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,
with confining lines and color, resulting in
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.
is well-known on the Vineyard and at
Louisa Gould Gallery. John’s style continues to change and develop
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.
is a plein air artist
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.
hope to see you at the Reception on Sunday, May 30,
5 to 7 PM, and we invite you to re-visit
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