2016-03-17 / Community News

Saco Museum offers new exhibit next month

“Beneath the Surface,” New England wax encaustic artists, will be displayed April 2 through May 28 at Saco Museum. An opening reception will be held 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 1. An artist talk will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14.

The exhibition features work from New England Wax (N.E.W.), a regional association of artists who work in encaustic, a beeswax-based painting medium. Juried by Ron Crusan, executive director and curator of the Ogunquit Museum of American Art, the exhibition includes 103 works by 25 artists representing all six of the New England states. For the artists of N.E.W. the techniques and processes of layering, embedding, incising, and working in relief are key elements in their artistic toolkits. The theme of “Beneath the Surface” serves as a uniting concept that allows the visitor to see into the each of the artists’ works and discover all that lies beneath.

Artists included in the exhibition: Helene Acker Farrar, Jeanne Borofsky, Debra Claffey, Pamala Crabb, Kimberly Curry, Angel Dean, Pamela DeJong, Joanne Desmond, Donna Mara Friedman, Heather Douglas, Soosen Dunholter, Pat Gerkin, Jeanne Griffin, Donna Hamil- Talman, Kay Hartung, Susan Palandino, Sue Katz, Nancy Spears Whitcomb, Ruth Sack, Dietlind Vander-Schaff, Willa Vennema, Catherine Weber, Kelli Weeks, Lelia Stokes-Weinstein and Charyl Weissbach.

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