The gallery opens “Touch of Gold” on Friday, September 1st through October 5th. Four of the featured artists use gold as a common element in their work: potter Paul Heroux, calligraphy artist Jan Owen, quilter Daphne Taylor and wood sculptor Jacques Vesery. New clay sculpture by Lynn Duryea will also be introduced in the gallery. All the artists share a minimalist aesthetic, a powerful design sense and an abstract and architectural approach to their mediums. Jan Owen has created a new hand lettered piece, “Benediction”, a poem by Wesley McNair from his latest book, ”The Unfastening”. Many of the artists will be present during the evening of the September 1st First Friday Art Walk. Books pertaining to their work will be available for purchase and signing by the artists, including the new “Handcrafted Maine” featuring weaver Sara Hotchkiss. I look forward to seeing you. My Best, Barbara

Please join me and visit the gallery Tuesday to Saturday 11 to 5 and Sunday 1 to 4.

Barbara Michelena

CRAFT Gallery

12 Elm St., Rockland, Maine

207 594 0167

Bronze glazed vase by Paul Heroux

Thread drawing by Daphne Taylor

Clay sculpture by Lynn Duryea