PORTLAND, Maine – On November 30, dozens of people filled the Couleur Collection Gallery in Falmouth on behalf of local artists’ Marcia Feller, and John and Cynthia Orcutt. The artists’ dual-exhibit launch drew more than 200 guests in support of the Maine-inspired painting and photography displays.
On Thursday evening, Couleur Collection gallery owner, Marcia Feller, unveiled her latest collection of Portland based paintings. During a peak foliage weekend in the fall of 2016, Feller took the 5:15am Peaks Island ferry and photographed the sun coming up from Peaks to Portland. These photos served as the source of inspiration for her paintings, which include images from Peaks Island, Little Diamond Island and a triptych of the sun coming up over Portland ‘s East end. This is Feller’s first major body of new work since her exhibition a few years ago in New York’s Chelsea arts district at the Agora Gallery.
Alongside Marcia, renown photographers John and Cynthia Orcutt launched a limited-time exhibit featuring large-format photographic prints from “Enduring Heights – The High Peaks of Maine”, a book aimed at supporting the conservation efforts of the Maine Trust for Public Land. The Orcutts’ latest work includes a foreword written by United States Senator Angus King, as well as an essay on conservation in the region by Wolfe Tone, former Executive Director of the Trust for Public Land in Maine.
“I am pleased to feature such talented artists in the Couleur Collection gallery,” said Marcia Feller, Owner of Couleur Collection. “This is a great opportunity to showcase a variety of Maine landscapes and give back to an organization that helps support them,”
The exhibit opening drew state-wide attention with special appearances by Lisa Preble, the Director of the Trust for Public Land, Maine office, Gail Kezar, Regional Representative for Senator Angus King, and Julie Richard, Executive Director of the Maine Arts Commission.
“When I first opened Couleur Collection, I imagined representing Maine artists in my gallery,” said Feller. “Entering the store’s 18th year, we have sold artwork from over 135 artists. Couleur Collection is more than just a quality clothing store, it is a gallery committed to promoting and supporting local art.”
The full exhibition will remain on display, with copies of “Enduring Heights” and all artwork available for sale at Couleur Collection through the end of the year. 10% of total sales for the evening were donated and shared by Habitat for Humanity and the Maine Trust for Public Land.
About Couleur Collection
Marcia Feller opened Couleur Collection in October of 2000 after a 30-year career working with some of the nations most respected retailers which included Macy’s, AnnTayor and Bonwit Teller. She also worked the dozens of small and larger Maine businesses as a marketing and organizational consultant. Couleur Collection has 3,600 square feet of women’s clothing and accessories organized in a series of spaces by color palette. Since opening in 2000, the 4,000 square feet of gallery wall space has been devoted to over 100 Maine artists including Marcia’s own paintings of Maine. Couleur Collection is located on Route 1 in Falmouth, Maine, in the Shops at Falmouth Village. For more information on Couleur Collection please visit https://couleurcollection.com/
About John and Cynthia Orcutt
John and Cynthia Orcutt are fine art nature photographers and avid outdoor enthusiasts. Following distinguished careers as architects, John and Cynthia have pursued interest in creating an awareness of the necessity for active preservation of fragile places. Through photographic images, they express the inherent beauty of areas endangered by easy public access and frequent visitation. Together they keep the Schoolhouse Gallery, which features their nature photography, as well as other local fine art. For more information, please visit http://johnorcuttnaturephoto.com/.