Mathias Fine Art

Book talk and signing by Michael Culver Aug.10

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    Mathias Fine Art has been showing museum-quality, content-rich art since 1991. This summer we are offering a group show called Culver et al. Exhibition dates are July 12 – Oct. 15.

    Michael Culver is the featured artist of the show and he will present a book signing and talk on Thursday, Aug. 10. Michael Culver has garnered praise for his use of color and the dynamic application of paint. He works on different surfaces in small and large formats. He is also an exhibiting photographer who has received recognition for that part of his oeuvre. Two of his photographs are included in “Iconic New Hampshire” now on view at Plymouth State University, NH until Sept 30. A number of his photographs are also available at Mathias Fine Art.

    Apart from being an excellent visual artist, Culver has developed more than one form of artistic talent; he is also an author who has presented us with a fascinating artist biography with the title “Sparring in the Dark; The Art and Life of Maine Painter Henry Strater. The new book chronicles the untold story of Ogunquit and Lost Generation artist Henry Strater. Michael Culver, who knew Strater well, has a doctorate in art history and humanities from the University of Louisville and is a Fulbright-Hays grantee. His writings on art and literature have been published in the U.S. and in England.

    A gallery talk is scheduled for Thursday, July 20 from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Gallery owner Cordula Mathias will guide viewers on an informative walk through the exhibition highlighting differences in technique and approach; she will provide insight about the artists’ intent and answer questions.

    The group show also includes Lesia Sochor, whose contribution to last year’s “Blue and Yellow: persist” summer exhibition was greatly admired. This year she impresses with a large canvas called “Ice Water.” Sochor’s solo exhibition “Body Language” at the Zillman Art Museum, University of Maine, Bangor can be visited through Sept. 2.

    The other artists on view are Clinton Adams, Chris Alexander, Martha Holland Bartsch, Max Bartsch, Brenda Bettinson, Michael Eisemann, Paul Feyling, Patt Franklin and John Lorence. Collectors will find a lively mix of painting, photography, seriegraphy, lithography, bronze sculpture and mixed media on offer.

    Mathias Fine Art is located at 10 Mathias Drive in Trevett. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

    More information about the exhibition and events can be found on

    Event Date: 

    Thu, 07/20/2023 - 3:30pm to 4:15pm


    10 Mathias Drive
    Trevett, ME 04571
    United States