BLUE HILL — Almost 60 years ago, Ramone Hanley-Warren and Pat Horton met in fifth grade. Both women would become artists and their lifelong friendship is celebrated in a show featuring their respective paintings and hand-felted fiber creations through Nov. 29 at the Blue Hill Public Library. A public reception will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Nov. 5, at the library.
Sedgwick fiber artist Pat Horton and Edgecomb painter Ramone Hanley-Warren, whose work is the focus of “Friendship in Art & Life,” both grew up in a small northern New Jersey town and have been friends ever since. After high school and college, travel and life took them on different paths, but they both eventually would land in Maine. Ramone and Pat agreed that a collaborative show would be a fitting tribute to their long friendship and artistic pursuits. Working in different medium, their creations complement each other. Pat’s felted nests, or “nestels” (combination bird’s nest and vessel) as she calls them, are displayed beside Ramone’s bird paintings.