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Mike Fletcher Showing Paintings at Åarhus in August

Posted July 18, 2012, at 4:39 p.m.

Åarhus Gallery is pleased to announce Mike Fletcher of Jackson as their guest artist for the month of August. The show runs from July 31st through August 26th, 2012. Please join us for an opening reception Friday August 3rd, 5-8pm.

Mike Fletcher is a graduate of Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts, was a monitor at The Art Students League in New York and has been working in mid-coast Maine for the past twenty years, except for his time as a street artist in New York City. Primarily a painter, Mike refers to his work as visual poetry, without rhyme or reason. Using mostly found imagery including vintage wallpaper, as in his ‘Insomnia’ series, he creates montages in paint to entice the viewer into a dialogue of nonsense, or if they are willing; personal introspection. And then there are the cupcakes, an iconic image that he has used extensively for a decade. Mike’s work has been shown throughout New England and has been collected by celebrity authors, restaurateurs and musicians.

Also showing will be the work of Aarhusians Kevin Johnson, Mark Kelly, Richard Mann, Wesley Reddick and Willy Reddick.

Åarhus Gallery, located at 50 Main St. Belfast, is open Tuesday through Sunday 11am-5:30pm, Mondays by chance and until 8pm on Fridays in July and August as part of Belfast’s Friday Art Walks. For more information and a slideshow of the current exhibit visit www.aarhusgallery.com or call 338-0001.

IMAGE CAPTION:

Sweet Heart (green)

oil on canvas

40″ x 40″

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