News from the Southwest Harbor & Tremont Chamber of Commerce
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
News from the Salty Dog
WHAT HAPPENED TO SUMMER?
August was a whirlwind, and now for a little slower pace.
The performance art play "On the Edge" was a success beyond all expectations! Dennis Damon did a stellar performance which had the audience mesmerised. It was a full house for both performances.
Eva's script succinctly told the story of all year Island living, particularly on Matinicus island, 20 miles off the coast of Maine. Phil's paintings of island living completed the story . Very little was left to the imagination. In case you missed it, photos of the performance and a selection of Phil's paintings are shown below.
Rob Snyder, the new president of the Island Institute, answered many questions from the audience about problems and solutions for sustaining future island populations.
The show was televised by award winning Jeff Dobbs, of Dobbs Productions, as a documentary for Maine and National public television.
Our next guest exhibit in the gallery will feature paintings Charles Dickinson, Penny Evans, and Chris Gray. Charles is a great plein air painter. Penny Evans, who originally hales from England does lovely small watercolors, and Chris Gray paints very dramatic Mt. Desert island scenes and beautiful portraits. He is also a professional musician, playing the uillean pipes, great Highland pipes, Irish whistle, and bagpipes. Check out his website, mdipiper for purchasing his wonderful cd's of Celtic music. They are a treat.
He will be playing music in the gallery the night of the artist reception which is at 5 PM on September 3rd. Their show will be in the gallery until September 23rd.
Phil will be exhibiting some of his latest paintings he did for On the Edge.
This winter we will again open the gallery to local artists who would like to paint there. You can leave your painting stuff and paintings in the gallery, so you wont need to put them away each time you paint. Cost is $30 a month to help pay for light and heat.
We also will have live music played by our very talented local musicians at least once a month.
For Salty Dog information, please contact me by e-mail or phone.