Such Things As Dreams Are Made On….the fantastic made real in two and three dimensions.
Tunk Mountain Arts & Crafts and the William D. Sherar Gallery proudly opens its third season on Saturday, June 8, with a reception from 3-7 p.m. for Meg Nalle and Ashley DuPont, two Maine artists working in the long tradition of myth and fantasy that has always fed the human spirit.
From girlhood on, Meg Nalle has always loved horses. As an adult she and her husband lived and sailed along the eastern seaboard. On the boat she began carving small pieces of mahogany and teak that she found in boat yards. Her tool was a knife that net makers use….her subject: horses. Settled now in Maine, she creates full-sized and smaller carousel fantasy horses and animals as well as mythological figures.
Ashley DuPont, a Maine native, works in graphite pencil. Like Meg, she is self-taught and began her artistic career drawing animal portraits. Her lifelong interest in myth has naturally directed her into the realm of fantasy. DuPont’s figures possess a soft dreamlike quality with an eye for detail and subtle shading. Her passion lies in making fantasy believable and incorporating symbolism into traditional portraiture.
Tunk Mountain Arts & Crafts is located at 639 Blackswoods Road (rte. 182) just 3 miles from the intersection of rte.1 and rte.182 in Cherryfield, Maine next door to the Catherine Hill Winery. For more information please call 546-8948 or 546-7425.