Turtle Gallery opens new show
An opening reception for the latest exhibition at Turtle Gallery will be held Sunday, September 3, from 2 to 6 p.m. The show runs through Sunday, October 8. The exhibition features three series of paintings by Alix Bacon, mixed media drawings by Mary Barnes, abstract paintings by Anderson Giles and hand-printed paper collages by Alice Spencer.
Bacon returns to the Turtle Gallery with three new series of work: “The Scottish Paintings,” “Windows on Maine” and “Climate Change Apocalypse.” Bacon’s landscapes depict tranquil terrains, opening vistas onto the natural world in all its richness.
Moved by the wonder and mystery of our avian counterparts, “Barnes captures their presence in a series of vibrant and evocative mixed-media drawings.” Inspired by the birds of her home in the north and a journey to the Galapagos, Barnes translates the vitality of aviary flight, habitat, sounds and habits of birds in this new collection of drawings.
Giles joins the Turtle Gallery for his first showing since retiring from 35 years of teaching art and photography. The show will include several older works as well as paintings recently completed during his final summer in northern Maine. Portland-based artist Spencer will be showing new collages of hand-printed paper. A lifelong artist of various media, Spencer has long been influenced by textiles from her travels and their integration into culture and everyday life.
A new collection of woodwork from Chris Joyce will also be on display, as well as copies of his new catalog.
In addition, a collection of jewelry and contemporary craft, print collections and sculpture garden will be on display. Light refreshments will be served. The gallery is located at 61 N. Deer Isle Road in Deer Isle.