August 1, 2013

Gallery celebrates life and art of namesake

By Bob Keyes bkeyes@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

The Beth Ellis Cove Gallery in Ogunquit will celebrate the life and art of its late founder and namesake Sunday afternoon.

click image to enlarge

“Smooth Run to Shore” by Beth Ellis.

Courtesy Beth Ellis Cove Gallery

click image to enlarge

Cotton Hollow Rising will perform Sunday at the Beth Ellis Cove Gallery in Ogunquit.

Courtesy photo

"CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE AND WORK OF BETH ELLIS"

WHERE: Beth Ellis Cove Gallery, 100 B Perkins Cove Road, Ogunquit

WHEN: 4 p.m.

HOW MUCH: Free

INFO: 646-7700; bellisart.com/covegallery2.html

Ellis, who died in 2011, operated the gallery in Perkins Cove for many years. Friends and family have kept it open since her death.

She was an accomplished plein air painter who spent her summers in Maine, living the rest of the year in Connecticut.

Sunday's celebration begins at 4 p.m., and will feature acoustic music by the Connecticut-based quartet Cotton Hollow Rising. The ensemble plays a mix of music that focuses on Celtic and folk. Instrumentation includes violin, guitar, dobro, mandolin, bass, banjo, penny whistle and percussion.

Kim Hoffman, who plays violin, guitar and mandolin, wrote a song about Ellis called "Scientific Mystery."

"When I wrote it, I tried to embrace the art and feeling of her work," Hoffman said. "I just love her art, and I really love the gallery. It's an act of love that it has continued since her passing."

Cotton Hollow Rising will perform two sets, from 4 to 5 p.m. and from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Staff Writer Bob Keyes can be contacted at 791-6457 or:

bkeyes@pressherald.com

Twitter: pphbkeyes

Were you interviewed for this story? If so, please fill out our accuracy form

Send question/comment to the editors




Further Discussion

Here at PressHerald.com we value our readers and are committed to growing our community by encouraging you to add to the discussion. To ensure conscientious dialogue we have implemented a strict no-bullying policy. To participate, you must follow our Terms of Use.

Questions about the article? Add them below and we’ll try to answer them or do a follow-up post as soon as we can. Technical problems? Email them to us with an exact description of the problem. Make sure to include:
  • Type of computer or mobile device your are using
  • Exact operating system and browser you are viewing the site on (TIP: You can easily determine your operating system here.)


Blogs

More PPH Blogs

 
Get the GO RSS!