The Portland Chapter of the Union of Maine Visual Artists is pleased to announce the UMVA Members’ Summer Show at the UMVA Gallery. The Opening of the exhibit is July 7th (5-8 p.m.) during Portland’s First Friday ArtWalk. The show will run through July 27th.
The Gallery is located at CTN (Community Television Network), 516 Congress Street, Portland.
The many exhibits mounted at the UMVA Gallery include individual and small group shows as well as juried shows focused on a particular theme. The July show, however, is eclectic, featuring work submitted by UMVA members. Ranging from professional artists to dedicated amateurs, UMVA members create work in a variety of forms and media.
More than 25 Maine artists will be represented in the exhibit. The work is new and engaging. Sandra Beck’s “Secret Places” (pencil, watercolor and ink on wood), for example, is whimsical and allegorical, rendered in seductive colors and shapes. Jan Pieter van Voorst van Beest’s photograph “Venus dissected and re-assembled” reveals the Roman goddess in evocative shadow, texture and geometry. Another piece in the show is Bud Swenson’s sculpture “Barbed Wire Sphere 2017.” It strikes a strong political note in today’s world. (see images)
Located in the center of Portland’s arts district, the UMVA Gallery is next door to the Maine College of Art and features a new exhibit each month. Its shows have received articles and favorable reviews from Maine publications including the Portland Press Herald, The Portland Phoenix and Maine Arts Scene.
Artists and curators are welcome to propose individual and collective art shows. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for an application.
Regular gallery hours are Monday and Wednesday 10am-5pm, Tuesday and Thursday 12-5pm, and by appointment. For an appointment, contact email@example.com