“Deer Island Bridge” by George Bayliss
Turtle Gallery bridge art, new jewelry and paintings, book signing
The Turtle Gallery on Deer Isle invites the public to an opening reception at 2 p.m. Sunday August 17. Three shows will be exhibited, an all-media “Deer Isle Bridge - 75th Anniversary Show,” a collection of Brooches-to-Wear by gallery jewelers, and collections of new paintings by Maine artists Nina Jerome and Michael Weymouth This third show of the 2014 season will run through September 6.

“New Mexico Ridge, Stormy Sky” by Nina Jerome
Nina Jerome's current showing titled “Unfamiliar Territory” is comprised of paintings done away from Maine Jerome has been painting landscape in Maine for more than thirty years, inspired by light and color interacting with both the natural and constructed environments. Outdoor interests such as kayaking and hiking have influenced her painting projects of the natural and coastal landscape. She has been part of twelve Percent for Art projects in Maine and is currently working on a series of triptych paintings for the new Bangor Courthouse. Jerome has been teaching drawing and painting at the University of Maine in Orono since 1987.
Maine native Michael Weymouth graduated from New England School of Art in Boston Massachusetts in 1963. In 1973 he started Weymouth Design, which became one of the leading annual report design firms in the country. He is photographer and painter and author of several books. Weymouth was awarded this year’s excellence in publishing award which went to poet Elizabeth Garber and painter- photographer Michael Weymouth for their self-published collaboration “Maine: Island Time.” Their coffee-table book celebrates Maine’s islands, especially Great Spruce Head Island, owned by the Porter family and a muse to nature photographer Eliot Porter and painter Fairfield Porter. This show is comprised of the original pieces from which the book is made. Weymouth will sign copies of the books at the opening.
George Bayliss’ work has been included in more than 200 group exhibitions since 1950. In addition, his paintings and drawings have appeared in solo and small group exhibitions in galleries such as Gordon’s Fifth Avenue Gallery, MB Modern Gallery in New York City, Jefferson Place Gallery in Washington and Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle, Maine.
The Turtle Gallery also shows blown and cast glass, limited edition prints, sculpture, clay and jewelry. The gallery is located at 61 North Deer Isle Rd. (Route 15) and will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 - 5:30, and on Sunday from 2-6. Please visit theturtlegallery.com or call 348 9977.

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