Another exciting exhibit at The Hive! GMG readers and Gloucester residents will recognize some of the artists exhibiting. From the press release:
The exhibition, Light, spotlights five artists from the North Shore whose work explores the multifaceted concept of light.
Opening Reception: June 4th, 2016 from 7:00 – 9:00pm.
The Hive strives to provide emerging artists with a space to showcase their creative works and to shed light on the growing creative community.
Paintings by local artist Erin Luman focus on overlooked lines and edges we walk by everyday
Gloucester artist Erin Luman with her daughter Hazel and one of her “City Spaces” paintings on display at the Sawyer Free Library this month. Courtesy photo.
John McElhenny shares –
GLOUCESTER, Feb. 4, 2015 – The Sawyer Free Library has kicked off a month-long exhibition of the works of Gloucester artist Erin Luman, whose “City Spaces” paintings focus on the rooftops, power lines and tiny architectural details of Gloucester that many of us pass every day without noticing.
Luman’s paintings highlight typical Gloucester scenes – a doorway on Center Street, a roofscape on Washington Street, a house on School Street. By capturing them on canvas, she forces us to stop and consider the everyday beauty in the heart of our city. The largest painting in Luman’s library show highlights the Birdseye building on Commercial Street, which was recently razed to build a new hotel.
“There is nothing more satisfying than seeing something old in a new light,” said Luman. “Neighborhoods and buildings I’ve walked past a million times become new when pencil hits paper. To slow everything down and find the balance between places that might be considered ‘ugly’ and the beauty in them is what keeps me inside this series.”
Luman, who lives in downtown Gloucester, worked with the renowned Gloucester painter Zygmund Jankowski to catalogue and photograph his entire collection before his death. Luman’s paintings from her “City Scapes” collection will be on display in the main entry of the Sawyer Free Library for the month of February.
For more information, visit www.erinluman.com.
Yay! These paintings are gonna see the light of day!
Look left when you wander down Pleasant St. towards Main because these babies will be at the Hive for the month of July. One big painting in the window and then follow the path to the back gallery to see the rest of the work.
The Hive is not only a place looking to involve our community in the making of art, but also is about to start holding regular art shows. Its honestly one of the loveliest spaces to see art in Gloucester and is about to define itself as a regular and relaxed space to see art.