'Don Stone: A Monhegan Legacy' opens on Monhegan Island

Posted:  Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 3:45pm
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 Lupine Gallery and the Island Inn are pleased to present the exhibition of paintings, “Don Stone: A Monhegan Legacy.” The exhibition will run through Oct. 9, at the Island Inn, with an opening reception on June 22 from 2:30-4:30 p.m.

The exhibit features masterworks by esteemed artist Don Stone, NA, (1929-2015) and is complemented by paintings by seventeen fellow Monhegan artists who were influenced by and painted with Stone over the years.

He was a full member of the National Academy and an internationally recognized marine and landscape painter, lived and painted on Monhegan for over 40 years.

Stone, a native of Gloucester, was also a long time resident of Rockport, Massachusetts and Monhegan.His work reflects his lifelong involvement with the sea, the coast, and fishermen’s wharves.

Beginning in the early 1970s, Stone reinvigorated the tradition of plein air painting on Monhegan, and as both a painter and teacher, had a profound influence on the art community. Long considered the dean of Monhegan painters, he taught workshops for three decades on the island and mentored many contemporary artists, some of whom are included in this show.

Artists featured in the exhibit include Ralph Bush, Alice Boynton, Sandra M Dickson, Susan Gilbert, Anne Burnett Hidell, Alison Hill, David Kiphuth, Paul Maloney, William P. Maloney, Stan Moeller, Paul Niemiec, John Oat, Carol Raybin, Beth Rundquist, Caleb Stone, Marilyn Swift, and Theodore Tihansky.

Lupine Gallery is open daily from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Island Inn is adjacent to the Monhegan wharf, and ferry service is available from Port Clyde, New Harbor and Boothbay Harbor.

For more information, call 207-594-8131 or visit lupinegallerymonhegan.com.