The UNE Art Gallery on the Portland Campus presents the 2016 Annual Sculpture Garden Invitational
The Fifteenth Annual Sculpture Garden Invitational will be on view June 10–October 31, 2016 with an Opening Reception from 4–6 p.m. on June 10. Works of art can be enjoyed on the Quadrangle facing Stevens Avenue as well as in the Gallery vestibule and in the garden areas around the Gallery’s exterior.
This exhibition pays tribute to the late Grant Jacks, the Sculpture Garden’s first curator, as well as to his wife, Shirley Jacks, a champion of the arts in Maine. The artists participating include: Asherah Cinnamon, Lin Lisberger, Nancy Nevergole,
Jean Noon, Judy O’Donnell, Elizabeth Ostrander, Antoinette Prien Schultze, Daphne Pulsifer, Jordan Smith, Sharon Townshend, Andreas von Huene, Melita Westerlund, Carole Whelan and John Wilkinson.
JULY 6–OCTOBER 2, 2016
Opening Reception, July 6, 5-7 p.m.
Gallery Artists’ Conversation on September 8, 5-6:30 p.m.
The exhibition, Vision & Verse, is mounted by New England Wax (N.E.W.), a professional organization of encaustic artists living and working in the six New England states, and juried by Anne B. Zill, UNE Art Gallery, Portland Campus.
Although encaustic techniques date back to the 5th century B.C., the 27 artists in this show are pushing the medium into new uses and interpretations of meaning and materiality. The range includes 2-D, 3-D and mixed media in broad visual interpretations — literal, metaphorical, psychological and spiritual.
Each work is paired with a piece of poetry that helps one to illuminate the other. For Vision and Verse, members of N.E.W. composed works of art that respond to poems they personally selected. These verses are displayed in a letterpress edition beside the art for maximum visual impact.
The mission of N.E.W. is to promote excellence in fine art made with encaustic, educate the general public and collectors, raise awareness of the medium and challenge its members to grow as artists. The exhibition and educational program are free and open to the public.
Recent Acquisitions to the UNE Photography Collection
Art Gallery Lower Level
Through October 2, 2016
Works by Jeffrey Becton, Doug Bruns, Tillman Crane, Brenton Hamilton, Larry Hayden, Diane Hudson, Kerry Michaels, Mason Philip Smith, Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest, David Wade.