• Art in the Time of Covid, Part 1

    Virtual show on the Points of View website
    Group show

    Points of View Artists offer a look at art reflecting reality in this strange time of social distancing and the coronavirus.  Each artist brings a different perspective to their experience – some humorous, some whimsical, some soberly reflective.

    This virtual show is presented as 4 “events”.  Comments related to the artists’ work appear in the event with their works.  Many of the works are for sale.  Contact us for information.  (Note:  NFS = Not For Sale;  POR = Price on Request)

    We hope to return to live shows later this spring or summer.  We have planned a full season of art and will continue with virtual shows until we are released from isolation.

    May/June:    Fresh Focus (group show);   Garden Flags (Nancy Marstaller)

    July:    Finding Form (Jackie Melissas and Ed McCartan);   Back in Time (Barbara Bean)

    August:     New Directions (Carolyn Judson and guests Cathy Bloom, Betsy Fear, Nan Moran, Harold Roberts);  

                        Color Works (Alan Mast, Ann Slocum)

    September:   Uncommon Ground (group show);    Exploring Maine (Barbara and Craig Snapp)

    Meanwhile, we hope you enjoy this virtual show.  And … stay safe, stay well!

    Artists' Comments

    Each Points of View artist has responded to this remarkable time in a different way.  The brief descriptions below relate to the work of the artists shown below.  The notes will give you a feel for the inspiration that has guided them.  

    Barbara Bean:  A recent painting took on a new life when Barbara turned it 90 degrees.  “It’s Upside Down” is an apt description of today’s world.

    Judith Long:   Fomentation Series:    This series of etchings arose from the swirling discontent, viral disruption, climate changes and economic collapse facing us in today’s world.          Medium:  Photopolymer Etching.
    Process:     The series began with photographs from Rennes, France, which Judith electronically transferred to transparencies through which UV light passed to expose an aluminum plate covered with a light sensitive polymer coating.  Once hardened, the 12 x 12” plate was inked and printed on an etching press. 

    Ed McCartan:  Ed’s art moves from the reflective and contemplative to the colorfully chaotic to the calm of incipient evening. Evolution centers on the butterfly, named "psyche" or soul in ancient Greek.  Psyche is also the Greek goddess of the soul, and in this painting she personifies the path of transformation through all stages of growth toward wholeness and freedom.

    Ed Morton:  Ed explains that the name of his nephew’s dog in the portrait Lokai, means “even balance or middle point between high and low” – a fitting goal for each of us in these uncertain times.  This is also a time to hold family close in thoughts and memories, as Ed has done in the portraits of his family.