Jenifer Strachan, JB Lamont, Frauke Klatt, Jeanne Campbell & Joan Kennedy
Show Dates July 21 - August 3
Reception Saturday July 24, 5-7pm
with live music

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Louisa Gould Gallery

54 Main Street

Vineyard Haven, MA 02568

(508) 693.7373

Press Release (Martha's Vineyard)

The Louisa Gould Gallery is honored to present “ Summer Palette,” featuring a collection of Mosaics, Photography, Paintings, and New Media. The artists include Jenifer Strachan, Jeanne Campbell, Joan Kennedy, Frauke Klatt, and JB Lamont. The show runs July 21 through August 3, 2010. The opening reception is Saturday, July 24, from 5 to 7 pm. Come enjoy refreshments and listen to live music. The viewer will experience a rich array of media.

Jenifer Strachan, new to the gallery, discovered her love of mosaics during a trip to Barcelona. She was inspired by the work of the Spanish artist Antonio Gaudi. The fearless scale of his work had a great impact on Jenifer. Right from the beginning, Jenifer enjoyed working in the "pique assiette" tradition, which loosely translates as “stolen from dishes.” Jenifer is able to express great detail in the medium and uses it in a painterly fashion. Every mosaic represents a feat of patience. Jenifer uses rare and antique pieces to create her works; each plate has a special meaning. For example, in “Song Bird,” she has used mosaic pieces with lyrics on them and detailed gold pieces for the wing--which creates a beautiful, lyrical piece. Jenifer carefully selects antique frames for her mosaics. Jenifer's work attracts unusual commissions, such as a fifty-foot broken-plate mosaic, which can be seen at Spoleto restaurant in Northampton, MA. Jenifer and her husband live on Martha's Vineyard.

With a Kodak Brownie camera Jeanne Campbell started what has been a life-long love of photography. Jeanne writes, “I have become fascinated by the beauty and patterns which are visible as I am able to capture the intimacy in the very interior of a blossom and [by] the possibilities for exploring and experimenting with color and textures through my Nikon cameras.” A great example of this statement can especially be appreciated by viewing A Proud Tiger and Glory of the Morning. Jeanne studied at the International Center of Photography and the New School, both in New York. Her work has been exhibited in galleries on the Vineyard, Boston, and the New York area, and have been purchased by banks, hospitals, businesses, and private collectors.

Joan Kennedy's seascapes and landscapes are vibrant in color, catching one's eye, and are also soothing and soft, calming the spirit. Joan's work is an exploration of air, space, light, wind, and water. Joan began with watercolor in her teens under Jim Fitzgerald who inspired her to study at Wellesley College and to complete a Masters degree in the Fine Arts at American University. The viewer will find a strong command of texture with rich, saturated hues and a peaceful, quiet energy. Menemsha Morning reminds us of a day yet to begin, with its softer shadows and rich tones--a day of possibilities.

Frauke Klatt is a famous German painter of marine art. Born in Lubech, Germany, Frauke attended the University of Hamburg. Through thirty years of living at and sailing the ocean, she has succeeded in finding a completely new artistic style and method for expressing herself. Frauke's water-coloring and sailcloth are unique because of the lightness and material used. Large acrylics on canvas use a range of vivid color and are supplemented with sands to let the dynamics of sailing erupt from the painting. A new triptych, At the Start, captures the movement and feeling of yachts powering-up to the start line of a regatta and the movements of the sea, waves, wind, and clouds. Frauke's work appeals to the inner sailor and lover of the sea. Frauke's works are exhibited worldwide.

J.B. Lamont has been a professional certified Film Editor since 1995. He also is a Videographer, Audio Engineer, Graphic Designer, and Visual FX artist. He loves the engineering of sound design and recording. Coming from a musical family on both his mother's and father's side, he began playing drums at the age of 10 and guitar at 13. He still plays both instruments in two separate bands. About five years ago he began to take an interest in 3D software applications and their uses. "I was intrigued by 3D, when I saw the first Shrek Film. I loved the altered perception of reality. The characters, the environments, they all seemed so real and had life to them, but they were slightly off. I love the use of complete control over your 3D scene, textures, lighting and shadows, as well as placement of and creation of objects that occupy the scene." JB's 3D renderings allow the viewer to enter a whole new world, parts of which seem so real while others make one question what reality one is truly in. JB lives with his wife on Martha's Vineyard.

Join us Saturday, July 24, from 5 to 7PM, and visit the show until August 3. 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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