Wiscasset artist Leonard Meiselman will exhibit a selection of recent abstract oil paintings during the Wiscasset Art Walk on Aug. 30, from 5-8 p.m. at Rendall Fine Art, 65 Main St. in Wiscasset Village. The collection of large paintings, titled “Black and White,” explore the shades and nuances of love, loss, and wonder. The artist will be present in the gallery and will talk about his work at 6:30 p.m.
Meiselman describes himself as an ‘intuitive painter’ without a specific goal or image in mind as he takes brush to canvas. About his work as an artist he says: “In my painting I seek to explore the world within, to learn what is inside me. And so, my painting discovers me into life. I learn from brush strokes – who I am at that very moment – and what it is that I am seeking to express.” www.lmeiselman.com
Born and raised in New York City, Meiselman received his art education at the Cooper Union in New York City, the Skowhegan School of Art in Maine, and the Cranbrook Academy in Michigan. After living in Florence, Italy, for more than 18 years, he returned to the United States and is now a full-time Wiscasset resident.
The artist’s recent exhibits include “The Dilemma of Memory,” a group show at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center (UMA), Augusta (2014); “Protest Artist on Monhegan,” Curtis Memorial Library, Brunswick (2016); “Unspoken,” a two-person show at Midcoast Conservancy, Wiscasset (2016); “Home(less),” a group show at the Hebrew Union College Museum, NYC (2017); “Portraits of Trees” at the Green Lion Gallery, Bath (2017); “America Now,” a group show at the Holocaust and Human Rights Center (UMA), Augusta (2017); and “America Now,” a group show in the Portland Public Library, Portland (2018).
Wiscasset Art Walks are held on the last Thursday of the summer months and late Sept. 27 from 5 to 8pm. Participant sites are marked with colorful streamers and touring maps are available throughout the Village.
Lead sponsors for Wiscasset Art Walk 2018 are Donna and Frank Barnako. Major Sponsors are Ames True Value, Big Barn Coffee, Carl M.P. Larrabee Agency, Carriage House Gardens, First National Bank, Peter H. Eaton & Joan Brownstein Antiques, Red’s Eats, and The Maine Real Estate Network/Chris Almasi, broker; with additional sponsors Emotions in Writing and In the Clover.