DEER ISLE – The Deer Isle Artists Association presents Maine artists MaJo Keleshian, June Kellogg and Buzz Masters at its ART matters 3 session, 3 REALITIES, at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 4, at the Deer Isle gallery.
The program begins at 1:30 p.m, and each artist has a short time to speak. They will describe how they create with textured or layered surfaces, marks and iconography and color and black-and-white media. When all are finished, the artists will talk with each other for a period of time followed by an open discussion with the audience. DIAA board member Hub White will serve as moderator.
About the Artists:
MaJo Keleshian re-imagines landscape through the exploration of surfaces and marks that both describe and suggest. While MaJo has drawn in color for many years, her new work returns to the basics–black-and-white media only. She will show both color and new work at DIAA’s 3 REALITIES ART matters 3 session on March 4.
June Kellogg’s paintings are about her connection to nature and her love of the textures, colors and rhythms she sees in the natural landscape.
“The paintings express my conviction that all things are connected and that the earth must be honored and treated well so that future generations will survive and flourish on this planet,” Kellogg said.
Buzz Masters is interested in the malleable nature of memory and the question of what we hold onto and what we leave out in order to make our story.
“Using symbols expresses my interest in narrative and with a debt to the history of fresco painting, and that visual form of storytelling, I draw tangled rope and other beach flotsam to symbolize sorting memory, or ladders and floats as time cessation, or simple New England architecture becomes a metaphor of the changing undercurrent of relationships,” she said.
A reception follow will follow the program with 44 North coffee, tea and homemade cake.
ART matters is concluding its third year as a winter discussion series among artists and residents of Deer Isle. The DIAA intends ART matters as a way to enable artists to talk with each other, to contribute to the town’s vitality by keeping the gallery alive in winter and to have people learn about what, why and how artists create.
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, fiber artists, photographers, ceramicists and other artists.