Art show to celebrate the night sky

WINTER HARBOR — Maine photographer Gerard “Gerry” Monteux is known for his nightscapes, illuminating in detail the Milky Way and other sights from the pink granite ledges of Schoodic Point and other scenic spots in Hancock County and beyond.

Bath artist Siri Beckman, who lived and worked for decades in Stonington, is drawn too by coastal scenery after dark. In her wood engraving “The Elvers,” she captures fishermen whose headlamps emit a powerful beam, harvesting baby glass eels from fyke nets set in a stream. A moonless sky and black sea form the backdrop.

Whether they are woodcuts, photos or another medium, Schoodic Arts for All and Artisans & Antiques have teamed up to mount an art show “Celebrating the Night Sky” running Sept. 1-30 at Hammond Hall. Artwork is being sought to feature in the show coinciding with the Acadia Night Sky Festival to be held Sept. 16-20.

“Works must in some way reflect the night sky theme,” the organizers say. “Works of any medium will be considered. Acceptance is at the discretion of the Show Committee.”

Entry forms, accompanied by a photo or detailed plan, must be submitted no later than Aug. 21. Accepted pieces must be delivered at 10 a.m. on Sept. 1. The pieces will remain for the show’s duration and can be retrieved at 10 a.m. on Oct. 1.

The art show is a benefit to raise funds for Hardy’s Friends. The nonprofit organization provides dog and cat food, kitty litter and basic flea and tick protection to pet owners in need in the Gouldsboro and Winter Harbor areas.

For more info about the fundraiser, contact Bob Hammond (Artisans & Antiques) at 546-0774 or [email protected], Jane Keegan at 963-2569 or [email protected] or Janis Guyette at 963-7508 or [email protected]

Letitia Baldwin

Letitia Baldwin

Arts Editor at The Ellsworth American
In addition to editing the Arts & Leisure section, Letitia edits special sections including Out & About, Overview, Health Quarterly, Your Maine Home, House & Garden and Get Ready for Winter. She comes from Chicago, Ill, but has deep family ties to the Cranberry Isles. [email protected]
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