Each location will be hosting a reception where you can meet the artists, view current exhibits and works in progress, while sampling a variety of refreshments. Art enthusiasts can begin the ArtWalk at any location. The 12 venues are The Brick Store Museum, The Hive, The Shutter Gallery, The Frame Works, Will's Copy Center & Gallery, Kennebunk Art Gallery, Pelletier Studios Clay & Pastel, Peter Hoff Watercolors, Sun Burst Clay Works, Claudia Hopf Studio Workshop, Santora Fine Art, and the Kennebunk Free Library Galleries.
Parking is available at all individual gallery locations as well as in the public lots at Garden Street, Park Square and Grove St. ArtWalk maps and a printable brochure are available online at www.thirdfridayartwalkkennebunk.blogspot.com.
Pelletier Studios Clay & Pastel, 14 Storer St, is home to the A & E Team artists, Al and Ellen Pelletier. Their all-season porch gallery displays the pottery and artistic creations of Al Pelletier as well as the pastel land- and seascapes, and photography of Ellen Pelletier.
Peter Hoff, Watercolors, 44 Storer St. is the home and studio of Peter Hoff, former elementary school teacher at Consolidated School in Kennebunkport and 5-generation native of the Kennebunks. Painting since 2001, Hoff’s watercolors and pastels are locally inspired, capturing the play of light on interesting objects.
Frame Works Gallery, 41 Main St, has been framing for nearly 20 years, and features local, Maine and New England artists and artisans. The gallery has an eclectic array of fine art, pottery and jewelry items, and recently has been enlarged further to include the international Fair-Trade Market.
Claudia Hopf Studio Workshop is the home studio and workshop of Claudia Hopf. Known for her watercolored paper-cuttings called scherenschnitte, Hopf’s space also includes woodworkings by her son.
Will’s Copy Center & Gallery, 33 Main Street, is proud to host ‘Souza Gallery Kennebunk’, the works of artist Virginia Souza. Will’s offers a wide selection of Souza's art, from fine originals in a variety of mediums, to affordable art prints and cards. Her art depicts a wide variety of subjects including Maine scenes both local and state wide, seascapes, lighthouses, wildlife and more.
Sunburst Clay Works, 12 Parsons St, just off Mechanic St between Storer and Fletcher Sts. displays the pottery of Dennis Anderson. Working in clay for over 18 years, Dennis Anderson enjoys every process in producing pieces of pottery.
Santora Fine Art, 23 Fletcher St, displays the contemporary pastel and acrylic paintings of internationally-collected animal artist Carol Santora, PSA. This month, Santora is showcasing her latest unique copper jewelry designs (with a little German silver)… hearts and animals, stars and geometrics, pearls and semi-precious stones in one-of-a kind link and cuff bracelets, pendants and matching earrings.
The Hive, newly renovated on 84 Main St, is a community venue presenting music, poetry, movies, art, workshops for both kids and adults, and more in Kennebunk. A bright storefront gallery showcases new artists each month, as well as offering music programs and an inventive menu highlighting locally harvested foods and handcrafted wines, beers, ciders and meads.
Two of the exhibits on view at the Brick Store Museum, 117 Main St this month are ‘To Sea: The Maritime Heritage of the Kennebunks’ - the story of the great days of sail and the routes, cargoes, captains and crew of the vessels built here through marine paintings and objects from the Museum's collections. And ‘From the Kennebunks to Appomattox: The Civil War at Home and Away’ - this exhibit describes life in Kennebunk during the Civil War and profiles some of the 300 men from our area who served.
New this month at the Shutter Gallery, 5 Nasons Court in downtown Kennebunk, are Deb Desmond Meserve’s ‘New Vintage Earring Designs’... crafted from old beads and jewelry remnants collected from various antique stores, flea markets and family collections. These new earrings have an aged, vintage appeal. In addition, Meserve displays her photography and ongoing ‘Fuji Image Transfers’ project.
During the month of August, the works of Boot & Canoe, an exhibit featuring the merged skills of fiancés Peter Patenaude, writer and Victoria Hatzelis, photographer will be on display in our Speers Gallery of the Kennebunk Free Library, 112 Main Street. Victoria and Peter are inspired by traditional outdoor skills that have been practiced and passed down through generations of Maine families.
Kennebunk Art Gallery located at 22 Main St, displays the oil paintings of Greg Butterworth and other local artists. Also available are decorative hand-painted art pieces and reproductions of old masters along with some Giclee reproductions.
The final Third Friday ArtWalk Kennebunk for 2013 is September 20. FMI: 207-985-2830 or firstname.lastname@example.org.