Past Show

Nature’s first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf’s a flower;

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay.

–Robert Frost

As summer exits the coast, Camden Falls Gallery is holding tight to autumn hues. Our upcoming show, Transitions, begins with disappearing summer light, wanders through crisp autumn and settles into cozy winter scenes through the work of more than thirty artists.

The artists’ palettes capture the change of seasons.  Maine is anything if not transient. The hemming and hawing of the tides, the wavering periods of daylight, our four distinct seasons and the residents who are in flux with them.

John Schmidtberger’s Bayside study, featuring the highly recognizable pastel cottages of the community, captures perfectly the sigh that accompanies the end of summer. His paintings both bid farewell to the warm season and convey the anticipation of autumn.

The latest works from Aline Ordman bring us stunning views of New England’s farmlands as fall begins its descent.  Maine Fall is a delightful rendering of the foliage, so bright that it almost appears that the trees are aflame.

Judith Schuppien’s latest also envisages warm, cozy fall scenes. Popham Cottages weaves the red and orange hues of turning leaves with the browns and beige’s of fading vegetation; the perpetuation of life ensconced between brush and canvas.

Many other vibrant works grace the gallery walls by several Maine and New England artists including:  Daniel Corey, Amy Brnger, Anne Holt, Loretta Krupinski and Janis Sanders.

Though the evenings are already noticeably darker and there’s a biting chill in the air here on the coast, Transitions will be warming up the Camden Falls Gallery, accessible by the Public Landing entrance or through the Maine Gathering at 8 Bayview Street, through the end of October.