Join us for an Artist’s Talk on Wednesday, July 9 at 6pm, with Alison Rector, who will talk about her new work, which is currently highlighted at Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in a solo exhibition titled “Shared Quiet.” Rector, who is best know for her luminous painting of interiors, was inspired by the architecture of the Carnegie libraries, and their presence in our communities. By the early twentieth century, a Carnegie library was often the most imposing structure in hundreds of small American communities. In Maine, there are eighteen Carnegie libraries, and Rector set out to paint them all. Along the way, library enthusiasts talked to Rector about their favorite public library buildings, so she visited those, and she painted some of them too. “Shared Quiet” is on view through July 20. The gallery talk is free and open to the public.
Rector holds a BA in Painting from Brown University. She has been featured in Art New England, “The Gettysburg Review,” Maine Home + Design, and Carl Little’s book More Paintings of Maine. Her work has been numerous exhibitions, including several biennials at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art and the 2003 biennial at the Portland Museum of Art.