SORRENTO, Maine — Art enthusiasts have many options to choose from when touring the local art scene, considering the great number of galleries in the area.
This summer artists Kathleen Noyes and James Groleau offer a unique and unusual venue. Having taken over an uninhabited shingled cottage in the tiny coastal village of Sorrento, they have mounted Inside/Out, a collection of paintings and mezzotint engravings.
Noyes, a year-round resident of Sorrento, displays new figurative works that are imaginative, mysterious and compelling. A calm mysticism emerges throughout her oeuvre.
Groleau, a Sorrento summer resident who is based in San Francisco, exhibits his portraits of Iraq, a haunting and poignant portrayal of the trauma of warfare rendered in the stark blacks and whites indicative of the mezzotint technique. Also on display are wax paintings and landscapes of the local area.
The gallery, located at the corner of Doanes Point Avenue and Pond Street in Sorrento, is open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Aug. 11.
An opening reception was held on July 27 and a closing celebration will be held 5-8 p.m Aug. 10.
For more information, call 422 3773 (James Groleau) or 422 2410 (Kathleen Noyes).