Thursday, December 19, 2013
From staff reports
OGUNQUIT — The Ogunquit Museum of American Art is continuing its 60th anniversary celebration this month with three new exhibits, "Emerging Artists," "The York Hospital Collection" and "Charles and Marcia: The Woodburys in Holland."
Oil on canvas by John Dunnan, from the York Hospital Collection.
Courtesy of Ogunquit Museum of American Art
The exhibits will run through the balance of the museum season, which ends Oct. 31.
Featured in "Emerging Artists" are up-and-coming New England artists Kate Russo, Joshua Yurges, Tyson Jacques and Kimberly Crichton. Their work ranges from traditional to experimental media. They have gained the attention of Maine's art critics and collectors and offer museum visitors a glimpse of the vibrancy at work in contemporary art circles in Maine.
"A Community Collects: The York Hospital Collection," reflects the artistic history of Ogunquit, York and the state. The collection includes examples of the work of Henry Strater, Sean Beavers, John Laurent, Hal Carney and other members of the Ogunquit Art Colony and the art community. The exhibit is sponsored by York Hospital.
The third exhibit, "Charles and Marcia: The Woodburys in Holland," features pre-industrialized subjects in the Dutch landscape. The Woodburys first visited Europe on their honeymoon in 1890 and returned, especially to Holland, many times over the years. They joined other American artists in the early 20th-century appreciation for the countryside. This exhibit is made possible by Beachmere Inn.
"These three exhibitions pay tribute to the forces that have contributed to the museum's success for the past 60 years," said Ron Crusan, executive director of the museum. "They highlight our mission as a champion of Ogunquit's art history and contemporary Maine art, the passion community partners like York Hospital have for art in our lives, and the diversity that draws different groups of art lovers to the museum to experience and learn about American art."
The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at 543 Shore Road. Admission is free to members and children under 12 years old. The cost is $10 for adults and $9 for seniors and students.
Call 646-4909 or go to ogunquitmuseum.org.