PRLog - May 9, 2012 - PORTLAND, Maine -- (Peaks Island, ME), "It's Not So Black and White" a multi media exhibit at Richard Boyd Art Gallery opens June 1st at 10:00 AM. For most artists shading is more than relative lightness and darkness, it's about the nuances of tone and the creation of form and texture. The exhibit explores works by artists using values of black and white to create variations in tone from deep hues of black to silvery grays. Works by Pam Cabanas, Judy Kane, Judy O'Donnell, Elisabeth Heller, Jay LaBrie, Richard (Rick) Boyd and Keith Weiskamp are on view daily from 10:00 AM through 5:00 PM, through June 30th.
"Memories of Martha" by Pam Cabanas. Image Courtesy of the Artist
Pam Cabanas an established artist, educator and entrepreneur for over forty years creates work in her Friendship, ME studio. Pam's ink wash paintings depicting coastal Maine scenes express a reverence for the Maine coast and all who live there. Judy Kane a retired psychologist creates still life and plein air paintings and drawings. Kane's still life paintings, simple in composition, depict the beauty of common objects through tone, light and shadow. Judy O'Donnell an artist and educator for over thirty years, creates paintings and sculpture in her Falmouth studio. O'Donnell's mixed media paintings aspire to show harmony between life forms in nature and man. Elisabeth Heller an emerging artist with a degree in illustration works primarily in ink and watercolor. Heller's work is both alluring and thought provoking. Jay LaBrie creates acrylic paintings of landscapes and landmarks in Maine. LaBrie's use of tone and subtle hues capture the fine details of each study. Richard (Rick) Boyd a retired nurse anesthetist has created pots for over thirty five years. Rick works in all clay bodies and produces hand made functional pottery and ceramic art. Keith Weiskamp is a retired soft ware engineer and publishing entrepreneur who decided to pursue a carrer as a glass artist. Weiskamp creates traditional and contemporary glass vessels using a combination of Venetian glassblowing and Japanese metal foil techniques.
Richard Boyd Art Gallery is located on Peaks Island, ME., at the corner of Island Avenue and Epps Street, first building on the right. The gallery exhibits 20th and 21st century original works of art by established and emerging artists, with ties to Maine, working primarily in the media of painting, sculpture, pottery and glass. An art studio producing hand made original works of art, with a focus on ceramic art and pottery, is located on the second floor. The gallery is open 10:00 AM through 5:00 PM daily from May through September. Additional hours are by appointment or chance. The gallery is open through 8:00 PM the first Friday of each month. For more information please contact Pamela Williamson at the gallery by phone at 207-712-1097, via email at williamson955@