1. June 05, 2012 Landscape: A Fresh Perspective

    Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery “Upstairs” is happy to present an exhibit of landscapes. The exhibit endeavers to give a new twist to a favorite theme in art. Also new to the gallery are the participating artists. This show provides a “fresh perspective” in more ways than one. The opening reception will be held on June 9th from 5 – 7 p.m. The gallery is located at 69 Maple Street.
    For more information visit our website at or call 284 7728. Gallery Hours are from 10 to 5 Monday through Saturday and from 12 to 5 on Sunday.

    Among the artists is Jeanne O’Toole Hayman from Maine. Her land and city scapes are richly textured. Color is alternatively “foggy” or bright depending on the weather the day of her inspiration. Attractive and alluring, Hayman’s work is impressionistic.

    Chris Benneman is a master of pastel. Upon close inspection of a piece of her work, it is still hard to determine the medium. Soft and reflective, these quiet landscapes speak to the beauty of New England.

    Alston Conley uses collage and color to depict different hours of the day along the coast. His intricate cut outs of the woods and trees are set against backgrounds of color either intense or subtle depending on whether the piece was inspired by a brilliant sunset or a softer dawn.

    Finally, James Kao, was the first White Mountain National Forest artist in residence last summer. A Chicago artist, Kao lived at Mead base in Sandwich from where he painted the forest from his perspective. The paintings were shown at the end of last summer to a very small audience. We therefore wanted to include them again in this exhibit. Kao’s work is playful and quiet. His paintings are about the animals and vistas that became home for the time he was in Sandwich.

    As we begin our tenth year of business in Sandwich, we look forward to a summer of interesting and exciting exhibits.

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