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Originally published in Castine Patriot, April 4, 2019 and Island Ad-Vantages, April 4, 2019 and The Weekly Packet, April 4, 2019
ART matters 4 session inspired by fashion, fleeting moments

“Sink or Swim”

“Sink or Swim,” by Katy Helman, oil on canvas, will be featured at the fifth ART matters 4 session at Deer Isle Artists Association in Deer Isle.

Photo courtesy of Deer Isle Artists Association

The Deer Isle Artists Association presents the fifth ART matters 4 session with featured artists Carole Ann Fer, Katy Helman and Leslie Miller Landrigan at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 7, at the Deer Isle Artists Association Gallery, 15 Main Street.

The April ART matters 4 session, “Altered Surfaces,” focuses on artists who work in different media, but fashion their surfaces in striking ways.

Fer is a potter who comes from 10 generations of seamstresses and tailors, and looks toward fashion and textiles for inspiration in form and surface.

Helman synthesizes genres and styles to create paintings in ways that reflect her childhood fashion sense.

Landrigan, a former breaking news journalist who tries to capture fleeting moments, likes to paint light as it turns an ordinary object into extraordinary.

Artists will bring examples of their work and discuss it with each other, then the audience will join in. DIAA board member Hub White will serve as moderator. A reception will follow with 44 North Coffee, tea and homemade cake.

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