Kittery Art Association to present 'Strokes of Color'

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KITTERY - The Kittery Art Association All-Member Show “Strokes of Color” will open Feb 3 and run through March 6.

What does the use of color evoke for us? How does it influence the way that we see the world? Strokes of Color features artwork that explores color and tone, the vibrations and emotions evoked, and how each individual artist employs their palette.

Also on view will be Paintings by Beverly Perkins Tower, our Spotlight Artist Feature. Perkins Tower creates her beautiful landscape, still life and abstract paintings using acrylic, inks, watercolor, oil, mixed media and photography. She also creates works of art with jewelry. She acquired a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts majoring in Jewelry and Silversmithing from the Portland School of Art. She is a Certified Diamondtologist from the Diamond Council of America.

She has taken various classes and workshops to include Painting with Stephen Greene and Photography instruction from John Eide in Paris, France. She has shown her work locally in the Art Center, Dover, NH; The Kittery Art Association in Kittery Point, Maine, and is a juried member of The New Hampshire Art Association, In Portsmouth, N.H.

Since childhood, she has received many accolades and awards for her work, is an International Award Winning artist and a recipient of the 2020 Copic Award, from Tokyo Japan. She is one of three Americans who has 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 to look at nature for inspiration. I work in many mediums and have many styles," she said in her artist statement. "My education was strict and based in Bauhaus. I attended a small private art school. Only 45 graduated. My lifelong journey can be summed up by my favorite painter Wassily Kandinsky: 'Color is the key. The eye Is the hammer. The soul is the piano with its many chords. The artist is the hand that, by touching this or that key, sets the soul vibrating automatically.'"

The KAA gallery will be open on Thursdays from 2 to 5 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.. Admission to the gallery is free and all are welcome. Masks are required for all gallery visitors. KAA is located at 8 Coleman Avenue in Kittery Point. The gallery features the work of Seacoast artists in monthly shows and welcomes new members and art appreciators of all ages. When not battling a global pandemic, KAA also hosts music events, workshops, poetry readings, figure study sessions, films and other happenings in its fire-station-turned-art-gallery space just off of Route 103. For more information visit www.kitteryartassociation.org or contact KAA at info@kitteryartassociation.org / (207) 451-9384

This article originally appeared on Portsmouth Herald: Kittery Art Association to present 'Strokes of Color'

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