(Deer Isle, Maine) – The Deer Isle Artists Association today announced the dates, themes and artists who will participate in the winter discussion series, ART matters 2.
The discussions will be held at the DIAA gallery at 15 Main St. on the first Sunday afternoon of every month, except January, through April. Last year, the association hosted six sessions given by a total of 22 artists. An average of 60 people attended, allowing standing room only. Twenty artists have agreed to participate this year, some of whom are DIAA members and several who are not.
“The events were extremely well received by the artists and the audience, so much so they asked that we continue the program this winter,” said Hub White, moderator and DIAA Board Member.
White said the DIAA began ART matters last year with three goals: To enable artists to talk with each other; to have people learn about what, why and how artists create; and to keep the gallery alive in the winter and contribute to the activities of Deer Isle Village.
The ART matters 2 format will be the same as last year. Artists bring their work, old or new, and it is placed so the audience can see it. The program begins at 1:30 pm, and each artist has 10 minutes to speak. When all are done, the artists talk with each other for about 20 minutes and then with the audience for at least 20 more minutes. A reception follows with coffee from 44 North Coffee, tea and cake.
Founded in 1972, the Deer Isle Artists Association is a member-run nonprofit organization committed to creating and exhibiting art. Our more than 100 members include painters, sculptors, printmakers, jewelers, photographers, ceramicists, fiber artists and others.
Below is the 2016-17 schedule for the Deer Isle Artists Association’s Art matters 2 series:
Nov. 6th MELANGE
Dec. 4th MELANGE encore
Jan. 8th METALS plus
Feb. 5th FOCUSED IMAGES
March 5th COLLABORATION
Simon van der Ven
April 2nd SURFACES