KITTERY — The Kittery Art Association’s all-member show “Strokes of Color” will open Feb. 3 and run through March 6.
What does the use of color evoke in us? How does it influence our way of seeing the world? Strokes of Color features artwork that explores color and tone, the vibes and emotions evoked, and how each artist uses their palette.
Paintings from Beverly Perkins Tower will also be on display, our featured article on the artists. Perkins Tower creates her beautiful landscapes, still lifes and abstract paintings using acrylics, inks, watercolors, oils, mixed media and photography. She also creates works of art with jewelry. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Jewelry and Silversmithing from the Portland School of Art. She is a Diamond Council of America certified diamondologist.
She took various courses and workshops to include painting with Stephen Greene and teaching photography with John Eide in Paris, France. She has shown her work locally at the Art Center, Dover, NH; The Kittery Art Association in Kittery Point, Maine, and is a jury member of the New Hampshire Art Association, in Portsmouth, NH
Since childhood, she has received numerous accolades and awards for her work, is an international award-winning artist and the recipient of the 2020 Copic Prize, from Tokyo to Japan. She is one of three Americans to have won this award.
“My mentors including Marcia Abigail Ryder, David Phinney and my parents are my inspiration and taught me that we are all gifted and must look to nature for inspiration. I work in many mediums and have many styles,” she said in her artist statement. . “My upbringing was strict and Bauhaus-based. I attended a small private art school. Only 45 graduates. My lifelong journey can be summed up by my favorite painter Wassily Kandinsky: ‘Color is key. The “The eye is the hammer. The soul is the piano with its many chords. The artist is the hand which, by touching this or that key, automatically makes the soul vibrate.”
The KAA gallery will be open Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the gallery is free and all are welcome. Masks are mandatory for all gallery visitors. KAA is located at 8 Coleman Avenue in Kittery Point. The gallery showcases the work of Seacoast artists in monthly exhibitions and welcomes new members and art lovers of all ages. When not battling a global pandemic, KAA also hosts music events, workshops, poetry readings, figure study sessions, films and other events at its fire station-turned-home space. art gallery just off route 103. For more information visit www. kitteryartassociation.org or contact KAA at [email protected] / (207) 451-9384
This article originally appeared on the Portsmouth Herald: Kittery Art Association will present ‘Strokes of Color’