KINGFIELD: This Friday, November 2, the galleries, museums, shops, organizations and artist’s studios in the Village of Kingfield will welcome the public from 5 to 8 PM. Kingfield’s Artwalks are always filled with art, music, some poetry, refreshments, lots of laughter and camaraderie. Look for the venues flying red flags to join the celebration.
This month features some new exhibits: At the Stanley Museum come see “Stanley Houses”, an exhibit examining the Stanley’s’ interest in architecture, urban planning, and interior design – traits often overlooked by their biographers. The exhibit includes rare views of Stanley buildings in Kingfield, Lewiston, and Squirrel Island, Maine, as well as some of their other homes in Newton, Mass., and Estes Park, Colorado. A variety of bowls, bottle stops and jewelry boxes made by Kingfield wood turning artist, Charles Rapp port, will be featured at the Farm Cottage Gallery. Paintings and collages by Mary Beth Morrison, winner of the Kingfield Artwalk logo contest, will continue to be shown through the month. Exquisite hand-turned wood pieces by Walen Woodworking will be at Grand Central Station. Nora West will exhibit at the High Peaks Artisan Guild ( Reinholt Gallery ), featuring plein air paintings from her stay on Monhegan Island along with local plein air paintings. The Guild also features the work of 26 other artists from the High Peaks region. CSM Artworks and the Kingfield Public Library (a new venue this year!!) will also feature the work of local artists.
The Stadler Gallery, always a fun stop along the Artwalk trail, will have a variety of offerings this month; paintings by the brothers Abbott and Forrest Meader (oil and acrylic), oils by the Russian painter Dimitri Karabchevski, paintings by Abby Shahn; gallery artists Meryl Klaif (miniatures), Amanda Pellerin (ceramic sculptures), Melita Westerlund (steel sculptures) and, of course, the lyrical encaustic work by Gallery owner Ulrike Stadler. The photography and poetry exhibit “Trunks-Branches-Leaves, The Gift of Trees in Western Maine” remains on display at the Schoolhouse Gallery, along with some new glass panels created by Kingfield’s Jan Royall. Finally, do not forget to stop in to visit Bruce Miles in the Ski Museum of Maine, joining him to celebrate the recent 2012 induction of eight Maineskiers into the Maine Ski Hall of Fame, including Sugarloaf’s own Natalie Terry. See you this Friday in Kingfield for a night full of creativity and fun! For more information, Find us on Facebook.
Painting: The oil painting “Monhegan Headlands” by Nora West will be on display at the High Peaks Artisan Guild at the Kingfield First Friday Artwalk this November 2, held from 5 to 8 PM. Open to the public, free of charge.