Friday, July 5, 2013

Show Opening This Weekend!

Erik Koeppel "Pastures of the Sunday River Road" 10 x 16 inches Oil on panel

Exhibit Opening
"Pictures Serene and Sublime: Traditional White Mountain Art Recaptured"

During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, numerous artists (including many from the so-called Hudson River School) captured the awe-inspiring summits and verdant glens in the White Mountain region of northern New Hampshire and western Maine.  Including many of these early landscapes, this exhibit also highlights the work of Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq, nationally-recognized plein air artists who create masterful works in the Hudson River style based on their love for the expressive potentials of traditional representation.  The eight-week exhibition will feature a variety of White Mountain landscapes, including several from the collection of the Jackson (NH) Historical Society.  The contemporary works by artists Koeppel and Sansaricq will be available for purchase.  (All sales will benefit the Bethel Historical Society.)
Mason House exhibit hall, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM on July 6; thereafter Tuesday through Saturday, 1:00 to 4:00 PM.  Free (donations appreciated)

at The Bethel Historical Society, 10 Broad St., Bethel, ME

Lauren and I will be at the exhibition from 10 to 4p on Saturday, where we'd be happy to meet you, and talk about art!  

Here are some preview photos from 'hanging day': 

Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq paintings

"Artist Curve" by Erik Koeppel (A Maine view)

Aaron Draper Shattuck (above) and Benjamin Champney

Benjamin Champney Artist Falls on the left
Map of the White Mountains revealing that the range extends well into the state of Maine

Frank Henry Shapleigh on the far left, and a beautiful Franconia Notch on the right.
 The historic paintings hang on the barn boards around the exterior of the exhibit, and our contemporary paintings are hung on the islands in the middle. This is a great opportunity to compare and consider the relevance of this kind of painting today. 

 An additional theme of the show is an emphasis on the fact that the White Mountains extend into the state of Maine, and that there are beautiful natural wonders in this section of the National Forest that were celebrated in the 19th Century, and today! This exhibition could be a wonderful introduction to the exploration of a lovely part of the White Mountains you may not have seen.  

More Exhibitions:
-The 2013 Newport Antiques Show will run July 26 – 29 with Rehs Galleries Newport, RI

-The 2013 Baltimore Summer Antiques Show August 22-25 also with Rehs Galleries, in Baltimore, MD

-The 2013 Aspen Antiques, Jewelry, and Fine Art Fair with McColl Fine Art in Aspen, CO 

Instructional DVD: Techniques of the Hudson River School CLICK HERE

More recent press coming soon, thank you for reading!

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