‘Further Horizon’ at the Courthouse Gallery presents new work by William Irvine | Island Ad Benefits

Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, 6 Court Street, Ellsworth, presents the solo exhibition ‘William Irvine: Further Horizons’, also with sculptures by Mark Kindschi, Clark Fitz-Gerald, late of Castine, and Stephen Fitz-Gerald of Castine. All are on view until Friday August 5 and are free and open to the public or can be viewed at courthousegallery.com.

“William Irvine: Further Horizons” features 35 new oil paintings by Irvine, who turned 91 in February. Also on display are 12 porcelain plates and vases created by Irvine with Blue Hill potter Mark Bell. Irvine lives in Brooklyn where he maintains a studio.

Mark Kindschi has had a long career as an actor, set designer, designer, street artist (wire walker), dancer and puppeteer. The majority of his work is sculptural and for the past 25 years he has focused primarily on figurative metal sculpture. Kindschi and his wife, Mia, live in Brooksville where he maintains a studio.

For gallery hours or more information, call 667-6611 or visit the website.

DIAA releases “Bold in Blue” on August 2

Blue summer skies inspire artists from the Deer Isle Artists Association for their next show, “Bold in Blue,” which runs August 2-14. Appearing in this show are Cynthia Bourque Simonds, Betsy Braunhut, Alan Flowers, Jeri Gillin, Rachel Gordon Bernstein, Cathy Hart, Ronald Harte, June Kellogg, Debra Nygaard, Carolyn Raedle, Nicolleta Siccone, Robert Starkey, Tracy Van Buskirk and Jacqueline Wilson. Work includes ceramics, drawing, fiber, jewelry, painting and photography. The Art Rack will feature works by Leslie Anderson, Adele Donaghue, Avery Falkner, Judith Felch, Susan Finsen, Sara W. Forster, Katama Murray, Cynthia Stroud Watson and Tracy Van Buskirk.

The DIAA The gallery, located at 15 Main Street, Deer Isle Village, is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The public is invited to a reception with the artists on Friday August 5 from 3 to 5 p.m. deerisleartists.com or call 348-2330 for more information.

The Ronald Harte Gallery presents out of season Maine, maritime linocuts

Ronald Harte’s gallery, in the old Deer Isle fire station, has become the site of several small thematic exhibitions this year. Its Blue Gallery houses “While You Were Away…,” images of Maine in fall and winter. Photography and painting, contemporary and vintage, are exhibited throughout the season. “Maritime Linocuts” by James Dobbs is on display until August 7.

The gallery, on Route 15 just outside the village of Deer Isle, is open Thursday through Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. or by appointment. Call 917-703-3003.

‘Figure and Ground’ exhibited at gallery b. in August

The next exhibition at Galerie b. “Figure and Ground,” August 3-15, features new works by artist-in-residence Hannah Bureau and a mix of fresh figurative and landscape works by several contemporary artists based on the Blue Hill Peninsula. The exhibition will take place at the gallery b. and across the street at the Annex Project Space in Castine. An exterior opening is scheduled for Wednesday August 3 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Bureau, of Lincoln, Mass., is best known for her exquisitely colored abstract landscapes. She is an alumnus of Annex Arts and has visited the peninsula to paint for 20 years. Bureau will be in residence at the Annex Studio Space until August 6 and will host an open studio on Friday July 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The “Figure and Ground” exhibition explores the many possible contemporary approaches to figurative and landscape art. Exhibiting artists include Hannah Bureau, Louise Bourne, Nancy Friedland, Nancy Gruskin, Elizabeth Ashton Hallett, Megan Magill, Shelley Mansel, Chrissy Nickerson, Johanna Reynolds and Christina Thwaites.

The gallery is located at 5 Main Street, Castine, and the studio/ancillary project space is located at 8 Water Street, Castine. More information can be found at gallerybgallery.com.

Maria D. Ervin