Louisa Gould Gallery is opening the annual holiday “Small
Treasures” show featuring artists such as; Doug Kent, Donna
Blackburn, Paul Beebe, Vitrix, Genevieve
Jacobs, Gray Park, Maya Farber, Katherine Prisco, and more. The
exhibit focuses on small affordable pieces from a variety of artists,
which are perfect for gift giving not only for family and friends but
coworkers or oneself as well. It will run from November 17 to
December 24. The artist reception will be Friday, November 23, from
4-6pm. Come join us to kick off this holiday season with a festive
artist reception full of new artwork, and holiday drinks and treats.
popular during the holiday season is Thomas P. Kelly of Vitrix
glasswork. He will be showing small glass ornaments perfect as
holiday decorations or for display all year round. Each shimmering
piece is handcrafted and unique.
praised artist at the gallery is Vineyard local, Doug Kent. His
rustic folk art is often times painted on various antique objects. He
has exhibited around the world and is admired for the timeless
quality to his pieces. His featured landscapes of the “Everglades”
in the morning are magical and reminiscent of warmer days.
Blackburn's notably detailed still lifes represent objects found in
nature such as shells and fruit. A new subject for Donna is birds and
for the Small Treasure show she has painted a delightful series of
local birds found around the island. These vibrant and picturesque
paintings can hang alone or go nicely as a grouping. “Chickadee in
the Bittersweet” is an oil on masonite painting of a charming
sunlit bird among delectable berries in warm light.
well as Donna Blackburn's cold climate birds there are miniature
paintings of parrots and other birds by Genevieve Jacobs. These
personified birds would add a bright and charming character to any
Beebe, another distinguished artist, is well known for his depictions
of maritime scenery, which is abundant here on the Vineyard. His use
of rich and dramatic colors in a limited palette enhance gleaming
waters and luminous skies in his oil paintings. His piece, “Last
Light at Katama,” illustrates his usage of bold color to intensify
Holladay, also utilizes Vineyard settings to create colorful Vineyard
landscapes. He uses many mediums and his style changes with them
accordingly. The gallery will be showing his paintings using acrylic
on board of macro landscapes of rock walls.
Park's striking landscapes manifest the relationship between land and
sea. These harmonious nature scenes offer a sense of tranquility and
undisturbed pacifism. “Culminating Clouds” accentuates ethereal
clouds and the serene marsh.
Farber pays close attention to detail with her bold colors and
brilliant gold leaf to enhance her petite still lifes of flowers and
household objects. In her piece, “White Orchids”, the background
is layered with shiny gold leaf which brings attention to the
elegance of the flowers and provides a wonderful juxtaposition
between the paint and gold leaf.
new artist in the show is local artist, Kathy Poehler. Her unique
seaweed collages use natural, local, Vineyard seaweed for her
whimsical pieces. She started displaying her work to the public while
teaching at Harvard University. She draws inspiration from the
seaweed she collects and keeps it true to it's free form. “3
Mermaids” elicits tactual sensuality and demonstrates the seaweed's
natural fluid movement.
Prisco, also new to the gallery is showing a series of black and
white moody still life photographs captured digitally. These images
involve a simplistic pairing of antique or household items
emphasizing form. The piece entitled, “Deduction”, displays an
illuminated egg on an old wooden spoon accentuating the contour and
surface of the egg.
the show provides a wonderful range of mediums and subjects for this
including a wide range of hand
crafted jewelry from Francesca Lewis Kennedy, sagger fired ceramics
by Suzanne Hill and other small original artworks under $50. Small
Treasures provides a range of island treasures that can be enjoyed
(or savored) year round. We look forward to seeing you Friday,
November 23, from 4-6pm for the opening of “Small Treasures”. The
Louisa Gould Gallery is located at 54 Main Street, Vineyard Haven.
For more information please call us at (508) 693.7373 or visit our
website at www.louisagould.com.