Season Finale on September 24, 2015
Say adieu to summer and welcome the gentler autumn season with a stroll through beautiful and historical Wiscasset Village during the Wiscasset Art Walk on Thursday, September 24, 2015, 5-8pm. Park your car and enjoy visiting exquisite galleries and stunning shops. Antique your way through town, watch artisan demos, sip wines, and explore the local history. Bask in the early dusk as it descends over the Sheepscot River while you munch your lobster roll on the Pier. Look for sparkling streamers announcing participants, and touring maps are available at each participant venue.
During the Art Walk, Sylvan Gallery, 49 Water Street, welcomes visitors to view a collection of new paintings by artist Neal Hughes. These new works were painted on a recent expedition to Port Clyde, Maine, where Neal shared a house with a group of nationally known plein air painters for a week in August. In "Foggy Day, Port Clyde," one of the collection, Neal captures the scenic beauty and atmospheric mood of a working harbor. In addition to the Port Clyde paintings, the gallery is also exhibiting Neal’s new painting of the Pemaquid Point lighthouse, reminiscent of Edward Hopper’s device of playing the silhouette of a lighthouse against an open expanse of blue sky.
Wiscasset Bay Gallery, 67 Main Street, invites viewers to enjoy new works by several of their contemporary New England artists including Michael Graves, Roberta Goschke, Guy Corriero, and JTR Higgins. The gallery’s recent acquisitions of 19th and 20th century American and European paintings are also on view and the final summer exhibition, “Belgian, French, Dutch and American Impressionism” continues on display through October 2.
At new-shop-in-town Moulinette Mercantile, 60 Main Street, view the photos of Anna Shaw. According to the artist, her photos are “archivally processed black and white gelatin silver prints which have been treated with multiple toners to make them split between two colors.”
A pop-up exhibit by artists from Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts will demonstrate wheel throwing and other techniques outside Ingram Fine Art and Antiques at 106 Main Street during the Art Walk. Watershed artists will also have unique, one-of-a-kind ceramic art objects for sale.
In addition to viewing the art, listen to the delightful sounds of Twisted Strings, an acoustic traditional music duo, as they stroll and play throughout the Village. Accomplished musicians Dr. Jeff Grosser playing continental accordion, Jonathan Waldo on classical guitar, and Danielle Paus on Celtic harp will be located at various galleries in the Village to enhance the experience of viewing art.
The 2015 Wiscasset Art Walk season comes to a joyful end with the September event, but mark your calendars now for the 2016 series. The community-based Wiscasset Art Walks are on the last Thursdays of the summer months: June 30, July 28, August 25, and September 29, from 5pm – 8pm, and are located in the Village center.
Major Sponsors in 2015 are Big Barn Coffee, Carleton Realty, Carriage House Gardens, The First, and Ames True Value. Additional sponsors are the Carl M.P. Larrabee Agency, Fogg Art Painting Restoration & Custom Framing, and The Shady Lady.