JUDY BLOOMS: Fresh Maine Art
July 28 - August 31, 2018
Art Show & Garden Party at Historic Pemaquid Barn
Pemaquid, ME – It is party time once again at The Good Supply! On July 28th from 5:30-7:30pm, we will open our annual art show through August 31st and host a festive garden party. All are welcome and the event is free to attend. Judy Blooms: Fresh Maine Art at The Good Supply marks the sixth annual art show and opening celebration at the store. The 2018 exhibit will continue a core theme of inspiration from Maine nature.
“The show, powered by four talented, hard-working female artists from Maine, represents a snapshot of our place in time," says exhibit curator Catherine McLetchie. "Supporting these women in our community helps shape the tapestry of our culture. Will we embrace this fresh take on what it means to ‘see’ nature?"
The use of unconventional materials is a noteworthy element of this event.
Amity Beane of florabeane creates breathtaking reproductions of flowers that she grows on her farm in Dixfield. These beautifully delicate artworks are paper sculpture.
Amity has a degree in fine art and a Master of Science in education with a focus on teaching with technology. Sharing knowledge of the craft with others is at the heart of florabeane. In addition to teaching workshops in person and online, Amity shares her work through her own photography and written guides.
Inspired by minimalism and material, Camden maker Karina K. Steele’s artwork includes carved spoons and bentwood mobiles.
A Colorado native, Karina Steele had spent most of her life on the mountain slopes of the Rockies before moving to Maine to pursue woodworking. She apprenticed at the Center for Furniture Craftmanship in Rockport Maine. Now living in Camden, where the mountains meet the sea, Karina makes one-of-a-kind modern housewares.
Liz Martone of Round Pond interprets the seasons and colors of Midcoast Maine in richly textured, exuberant weavings. Liz’s selection of work will also include large-scale mosaic glass pieces inspired by gem stones.
EFM Studio began six years ago in Brooklyn before its relocation to the village of Round Pond. Unafraid to mix urban edge with rural sensibilities, Liz has a love for all things handmade. This explains her diverse exploration of mediums, which ranges from glass to wood to fiber. A BFA in Illustration formalized Liz's passion for the arts and continues to inform her work.
To round out the natural theme of the event, Trelawney O'Brien of Rockport will present wearable art including embroidered shirts depicting human and celestial themes.
Trelawney started treyummy in 2016 as a means to explore symbolism, activism and connection within her community. In her creative process, Trelawney explores traditional embroidery, natural dyeing, and up-cycled fashion. She designs and produces her work in small batches in her studio in Rockport, Maine.
Artists will be in attendance at the opening event to discuss their works and answer questions. Art will be for sale along with The Good Supply’s regular stock of homewares and gifts.
The Judy Blooms: Fresh Maine Art at The Good Supply art show opens on July 28th and runs through August 31st. We hope to see you here!