Chris Joyce, Vessel with Lid, Black Ash Burl and African Blackwood 11.5 x 5”


The first show of the 2016 and 34th season at the Turtle Gallery is  Sunday, June 12th with an Opening Reception from 2 to 6 PM. The Exhibit runs through Saturday, July 9th and features MaJo Keleshian (Drawings) Stephen Yusko (Metals) Lydia Cassatt (Photographs) Chris Joyce (Wood)  and Jacques Vesery (Wood).

Lydia Cassatt, a longtime Turtle Gallery painter is exhibiting her new work in Digital Photography – her ethereal, powerful landscapes translate flawlessly from her painting work into 12 x 12 Photos.  MaJo Keleshian, a Professor of Art at the University of Maine, will be showing her abstract drawings created using layers of pigmented wax.  Keleshian describes her work as “a form of visual haiku; brief moments that attempt to evoke a memory, a feeling, an experience.” Stephen Yusko, an accomplished Metalsmith, who currently has a solo exhibition at the Metals Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, will be showing new work.  Yusko’s industrially toned steel work has recently shifted to explore movement and motion and the concept of ‘home’.  Chris Joyce, a Deer Isle native and self-taught wood turner, will have new vessels, boxes and ornate creations.  Joyce’s wooden works are a melding of fascinating design and expert craftsmanship.  Jacques Vesery, in his first show at The Turtle Gallery, will be showing works from several of his series, including his spheric sculptures and the sacred spoons of the Pemaquid Rock People.

Concurrently, a collection of Jewelry and Contemporary Craft, the Annual Print Show and the Sculpture Garden will be on display.

Open since 1982, The Turtle Gallery encompasses an 1876 two-story barn, the adjacent Centennial House Gallery and outdoor Sculpture Gardens.  Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 – 5:30 and Sunday 2 to 6. The gallery is located at 61 N. Deer Isle Road on Route 15, just north of the Deer Isle village center. For more information, please call 348-9977, or visit TheTurtleGallery.com.  We are on Facebook and Instagram under TheTurtleGallery.

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