Art Update July 2021

JULY 7 to August 7

Art Opening Reception – July 10

Join me. Bring family and friends…or come by yourself.

Location: 36 Elm Street Plaza, Damariscotta, Maine.

Date: July 10, 2021

Time: 1PM – 4 PM.

Join me at the newly relocated River Arts Gallery in Damariscotta, Maine.I’ll be happy to show you around the gallery.

“Sunset at Curtis Light” 12 x 16″ oil on canvas.

I am so excited! Due to Covid-19 Pandemic, this is my first group art exhibition since 2019!

My fascination with marine landscape, light and historical man-made structures and sailing vessels are represented in most of my work.

Living and viewing the ocean each day from my studio in Owls Head evokes a need to record, invent, describe that unpredictably powerful living, moving body of water and all of its interactions with the sky, the land, the people. Leave a comment about my painting.

The exhibition will run from July 7, 2021 to August 7, 2021.

Support our local artists. Buy an original artwork from the River Arts exhibition. Don’t miss the matted and unframed original paintings available for sale in two art bins. Buy for yourself or for another.

See you there.

Can’t make the Opening Reception? Visit any time between July 7 – August 7.

Hours:
Tuesdays – Saturday 10 – 4PM     –     Sundays 11 – 3 PM

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Art Update – September 6 – 18, 2019

“Ron Frontin Studio Painters Group Show”

Opening Reception: Friday  5:30 to 7:30

Exhibition and sale runs from September 6, until September 18 , 2019

Ron Frontin, Artist and Instructor

Sorry I did not get to post this earlier. Between doctor visits and family obligations and meetings, time slipped away.

I am part of this show with two pieces hanging alongside an impressive collection of artists’ works. Come visit. Ron’s work is also included in the show.

Where: River Arts Gallery, Route 1, Damariscotta, Maine. 

When: Public view and purchase: August 6 – September 18, 2019

Hours:  Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 4 pm
Sunday 11:00 – 3:00 pm

Contact: 207-563-1507
email: info@riveratsme.org

PS: I am also in the Damariscotta Wild Things show still up for public view and purchase.

Get to see two art exhibitions at one viewing. The main gallery and the private gallery at the back of the building. Enter the front door for both.

Best,

Jo

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Art Update: Aug. 16 – Sept. 14, 2019

“Wild Things”

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Nature Speaks – Endurance, by: Jo M. Orise – oil on canvas, gallery wrap 18×24″

Art Opening and Reception

Where: River Arts Gallery, Route 1, Damariscotta, ME
When:  Opening reception: August 16 –  5 to 7 pm
Public view and purchase: August 16 – September 14, 2019
Hours:  Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 4 pm
Sunday 11:00-3:00 pm

Contact: 207-563-1507
email: info@riveratsme.org

Having submitted an artwork to be juried for the “Wild Things” show, I learned 208 paintings were submitted, and 80 were selected by the jurying process.

I was one of the lucky 80! That sounds like the title of a book or at least a movie.

I am so pleased. So many paintings. And a theme show to boot!

I usually avoided “Theme” shows—until this year. I was accepted at the last show and now this show. Two theme shows in a row! How great is that?

Why do I avoid “Themes”? Well…my brain doesn’t work that way. Suggest a theme, my mind is blank.

I literally interpret the message…then it gets complicated in my little head. It feels like I don’t fit in my head. Nor do I fit in the group who is part the whole event.

They get it. I don’t.

My examples draw a lot of blank stares and gaping mouths.

Hmmm.

I go home and have coffee. I stare at my easel. Whiteness. That is what I see. Well, lately it is grayness—I tint my canvas prior to painting. Gray can make paint “zing” or can depress you. Like sitting in a little corner asking “why don’t I think that way?”

But this time, upon examining available paintings hanging in my studio, I forced myself to think beyond the painted subject. It worked—twice in two months!

However, I fear my time as a theme painter is limited.

But then…

Join us.

Have a glass of wine, a few goodies and let’s chat about art—everyone’s art. Most participating artists attend the opening.

We artists will be happy to speak with anyone interested in art.

Give a holler, leave a comment and a like.

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JMO

Drawing Classes. July 13 – October-26, 2019

Adult and Teen Drawing Class 

Beginner and Intermediate

with Jo M. Orise
professional artist and former art teacher.

 

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Graphite pencil drawing
by: Jo M. Orise

Where:
Orise Studio Gallery, Owls Head. Limited space.

When: Consecutive Saturdays until October.
Choose your sequence of Saturdays.

No holiday weekends.

Time:  10-12p.m.

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Fee: $25 per session, paid in advance.
Cash preferred.
*Credit cards accepted with .01% processing
fee per charge. ($25+ .25=$25.25).
Discount available.

 

What to bring:

    1. One (1) 14×17″ or larger Newsprint Drawing Pad.
      One (1) sketch drawing board larger than your paper.
    • You can purchase one locally or online.
    • You can make your own with Masonite, with or without clips.
    • If you don’t find a board, or don’t want to purchase one, I will loan one for the session. Let me know ahead of time so I don’t run out.
    1. One (1) 8.5×11″ or 9×12″ spiral bound sketch book, either 70 or 80 lb weight, smooth paper ACID FREE paper. (If you create a successful drawing, Acid Free paper will provide a longer lasting artwork to frame. Do not use typing or photocopy paper.
  1. One (1) each: hb, 2b, 4b, and 6b Faber Castell pencils or similar artist  brand.

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The higher the h value, the harder the graphite,
resulting in a lighter, less intense mark.

The higher the b value, the softer the graphite,
resulting in darker, more intense mark.

  1. One (1) kneaded rubber eraser.
  1. A pencil sharpener.prismacolor-kneaded eraser
  1. A pencil pouch or box to protect and control tools. Pencils are known to roll into cracks; fall out a window; slip off a twelfth story porch; blow off the side of a boat… Need I go on?

Come to learn, or come to improve your skills.

 

Reserve your space!

Contact Jo M. Orise for directions.
cell: 719-440-4449
info@jomorise.com

“Smile in your mirror every day.” JMOrise

Jo M. Orise – Art Update, June 7 – June 10, 2018

You are invited!
I am displaying my work at the Annual Festival of Art.
Location: Senior College-Belfast at the University of ME, Hutchinson Center

See you there!

Thursday, June 7, 6:00 – 8:00 PM Opening Night Reception and First Viewing (see below).

Meet the artists, join us for the refreshments, enjoy the entertainment.

Afterwards, visit me at my Orise Studio/Gallery, Owls Head, ME to view my latest work. Contact me for appointment. Open most weekends. Hours: Appointment or Perchance.

🎨 Jo