Vineyard Light: Distinctive Views
Jeffrey P'an, Joan Kennedy, Jeanne Campbell and
Leslie S. Self

Show Dates July 19- August 1
Reception Saturday, July 21, 6 - 8pm
Closing Reception Sunday, July 29, 4 - 7pm 
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PRESS RELEASE (Martha’s Vineyard) Louisa Gould Gallery is pleased to announce our mid-summer exhibit “Vineyard Light: Distinctive Views” featuring new works by Jeffrey P’an, Leslie S. Self, Joan Kennedy, and Jeanne Campbell. The exhibit opens on July 19 and runs through August 1. The opening cocktail party will take place on Saturday, July 21, from 6 – 8 pm. Please stop by the opening to meet the artists and to enjoy light refreshments.

The gallery welcomes back all four of these artists, who are Islanders, long-time summer residents and visitors. Each of these artists brings their own unique approach to capturing the beauty and essence of the incredible light found here on the Vineyard. Whether it is in glass, on canvas or in photographs, these artists have masterfully portrayed the distinctive views that we all love – boats in harbors, overflowing flowerpots, Aquinnah Cliffs, the Tabernacle in Oak Bluffs, beach roses & beach scenes and much more.

Jeffrey P’an returns to the gallery with a wide array of new glassworks from his studio in Stonington, CT. Jeff has created exciting and dynamic glass pieces, including a large egg, vases and vessels and an incredibly complex glass sculpture. All of these new glass pieces are brightly colored, finely detailed and richly textured. In particular, there is a pair of pieces, which perfectly balance each other in color, energy and features.

Island resident, Leslie S. Self, has once again depicted lush seascapes filled with beach roses, a striking moon, and picturesque beach scenes. For this show, Leslie’s works range in scale from small intimate works to large scale paintings as seen in Moon over Bohicket Creek and Summer Evening . The viewer can imagine the light summer breezes coming from the water, the still night air as the moon rises, and the clear, crisp, blue skies found here on the Vineyard.

Summer resident, Joan Kennedy delights viewers in her new oil paintings of harbors, boats and flower pots found on summer porches. All of these images remind of us our favorite summer pastimes. Joan’s rich use of color and detail are displayed in her work, Red Boat , where she incorporates an intense red on the hull of the sailboat, the gentle folds of the sail, reflections in the water, and the faint images in the background.

Another summer resident, Jeanne Campbell returns to the gallery with a new selection of photographs from the Vineyard, her much adored Island. Jeanne has recently begun using a fish eye lens and has found that she can capture scenes, which she never has before. As Jeanne states, “I have been photographing for many years, yet I am excited when I find a new way of seeing, of expanding and interpreting my world.” Like the other artists in this exhibit, Jeanne has truly portrayed distinctive views of the Island that remind us as viewers of the unique memories here.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, July 21 from 6 – 8 pm at the opening of “Vineyard Light: Distinctive Views.” This exhibit is being held simultaneously with the exhibit “Life, Nature, and Hope in Africa” at the gallery to raise money for Nets for Life, a partnership for malaria prevention in Africa. The Louisa Gould Gallery is located at 54 Main Street in Vineyard Haven. For more information, please call 508-693-7373 or visit our website at www.louisagouldgallery.com.

 
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