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Saturday openings, 4/26/14

Spring in New England means more than the awakening of tulip beds, and the disappearance of huge mounds of dirty snow. Galleries that close for the season of winter reopen with fresh vibrant work that is highly appreciated by those of us that have been deprived of someone else’s vision, in my case, or any clear vision, in the case of non-artists.

The George Marshall Store, featuring the work upstairs of the instructors at Sanctuary Arts in Eliot, Maine was incredibly well-attended! I got a chance to look at part of the show before I could no longer really look at it. It needs to be revisited though!

The crazy spring opening at the George Marshall Store, York, Maine-need to go back!!

The crazy spring opening at the George Marshall Store, York, Maine-need to go back!!

Gallery at 100 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH Spring Show

I am very pleased to have two pieces in this exquisite show:

"Cacophony", 2014, 48"x24", oil on canvas. (c) Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst

“Cacophony”, 2014, 48″x24″, oil on canvas. (c) Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst

"Forgotten Spring Song" (c) Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst

“Forgotten Spring Song” (c) Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst

And another going to Market

"From the Wood"(c) Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst. 12" x 36", oil on canvas.

“From the Wood”(c) Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst. 12″ x 36”, oil on canvas.

Off to the Gallery at 100 Market Street, Portsmouth

"Miles", oil on canvas, 36"x 12", 2014. (c)Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst

“Miles”, oil on canvas, 36″x 12″, 2014. (c)Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst

Muzyczny

I found this word, “muzyczny”, in a badly translated text. All I know is I love it, and I gave this piece that word as a name. This piece is very much about

Muzyczny, 2014. (c) Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst.

Muzyczny, 2014. (c) Daryl-Ann Dartt Hurst.

music.

I will show this at BUOY Gallery, in Kittery, ME, in March, for their Art PM show.

More January: “The Sky’s the Limit” opening

There’s more, and I am being limited to the amount of space I can take per blog. Hence, a collection of posts all about January! And, this is a quiet month.

A Slow Cool Waltz to Spring, photo-collage

A Slow Cool Waltz to Spring, photo-collage

This piece made its debut last year in Tamworth, and spent all summer and fall there. It faired better in Kittery and won’t be coming back to Rochester.

Pennies from Heaven, 2008, mixed media. People love the combination of real pennies and painted ones.

Pennies from Heaven, 2008, mixed media. People love the combination of real pennies and painted ones.

Pennies from Heaven made it out of the mothballs to make its first public appearance. This piece was completed in 2008, but has never been shown. I am making a point this year to show old work and reduce the prices to make more room for new work.

The reception was fairly well-attended by artists and art-lovers. The picture of Anne, Niles and Barbara was early in the evening.

Beletes was also shown-and was so fresh I was afraid the sides were still wet!!

Beletes was also shown-and was so fresh I was afraid the sides were still wet!!

 

Anne Vaughan and her significant other Niles, and Barbara at the opening.

Anne Vaughan and her significant other Niles, and Barbara at the opening.

 

 

January art (Part 2)

At the end of the afternoon at Dahlia, Kerri Morton, the proprietor and I decided that my work should continue to hang in her store through Valentine’s Day.

I left and followed Jean Coughlin back to her house to look at the studio space that she intends to share which comes complete with a flatbed relief printing press and other art making tools. To be continued…

The following day was the opening reception at Kittery Art Association.

What I call the "Terra Font" corner-it pretty well dominates it.

What I call the “Terra Font” corner-it pretty well dominates it.

 

More January art, art events, shows (Part 1)

Once upon a time, I thought that the art “season” in this part of the country began on Memorial Day week-end, and ran through Columbus Day. As the art community up here “unearths” itself, I am finding more and more opportunities to show throughout the year.

And, I am busy.

The year kicked off with finding out at the end of December, 2013, that I was accepted into the present show at the Gallery at 100 Market Street in Portsmouth.

Only three of these are mine: Star Showers, My Dreams Are Too Loud, Furious. The happy little tree above my head is not my worrk

Only three of these are mine: Star Showers, My Dreams Are Too Loud, Furious. The happy little tree above my head is not my work.

This show occupies 4 floors of a prestigious office building in downtown Portsmouth that hosts 4-5 juried group exhibits annually. I am one of 30 in this show, and I have a total of five pieces here. These three are on the 3rd floor, 2 are on the 1st. This show will hang until the 12th of April.

Last week-end was all art for me, and I painted very little-though I did-stay tuned for the next post!! I was part of a BAA pop-up event at Dahlia on Saturday, and “The Sky’s the Limit” show opening reception was on Sunday .

The Dahlia pop-up in North Berwick was staged in the a smaller room behind the larger store space. Kerry, the shop’s owner, fully intends on using the space we filled as more retail space but turned it over to us for the day. And, what fun we had hanging the show the Wednesday before as well as hanging out (and selling) on Saturday.

Beth Wittenberg and Bob Farrell during the arranging of the pop-up

Beth Wittenberg and Bob Farrell during the arranging of the pop-up

 

Bad Moon Rising, Lemon, Forest Floor (near door) a Dahlia

Bad Moon Rising, Lemon, Forest Floor (near door) at Dahlia

 

 

 

 

 

The Holidays are behind us

2013 wasn’t horrible. I could have passed on the broken tibia-but otherwise, it could have been worse.

2014 is starting with the inclusion in the next Gallery at 100 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH show, which opens on January 17.

“My Dreams Are Too Loud” needs to be framed.

Mixed media, 12" x 12", 2013

Mixed media, 12″ x 12″, 2013

All about new shows this month

No creativity in my writing tonight-all about a few announcements:

"Disposable Indian" (c) Daryl-Ann Hurst. photo-collage. Part of the York Library, "Mettle" show.

“Disposable Indian” (c) Daryl-Ann Hurst. photo-collage. Part of the York Library, “Mettle” show.

The York Library Show is open now through October 28. It is 60+ pieces strong and is one of the best group shows I have ever seen. Never mind that I have 5 pieces in it!

“Mettle”, the KAA Moderns group, opening reception is on the 10th, from 5-7. York Public Library, York, Maine.

The Mettle Shows  are actually a Part 1 and Part 2. Part 2 is at the Kittery Art Association, from September 19-October 13, and the opening is September 22, from 4-6.

I will have this in this show:

"Popcorn Snow", 2013 (c) Daryl-Ann Hurst. Mixed media

“Popcorn Snow”, 2013 (c) Daryl-Ann Hurst. Mixed media

I don’t see this as a huge jump, but I set up my 3 upcoming shows as showing the year’s development.

My “part 3”, and final “part” for the season is at the Gatehouse Gallery in the “Witches’ Brew”. That show opens on October 1, and will include Malynda Forcier, Misty Maybe, et moi.  A sneak peak at that offering:

"Meteor", 2013 (c)Daryl-Ann Hurst, mixed media.

“Meteor”, 2013 (c)Daryl-Ann Hurst, mixed media.

Please, please join us for the first 2 receptions- more details will follow on the last one!