Ocean Point Column: Chat with artists and more

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 10:00am

Activity has slowed down considerably this week and provides me a chance to sit back and appreciate the beautiful weather and some spectacular sunsets. It also gives me an opportunity to visit with Ocean Pointers whom I have not had a chance to catch up with all summer.

I was thrilled to finally have a nice chat with two very special Ocean Pointers, Meme Slayton and Corrine McIntyre; Meme was out enjoying the weather and lunch with friends and Corrine was, as we all do, tackling the grocery shopping!

Due to COVID-19, Corrine did not open her gallery this summer but continues to enjoy painting in various locations around the Point. She currently has some of her work on display at the Ocean Point Inn.

We finally had the opportunity to browse the Inn’s “End of Summer” art show this past weekend. We do have a wonderful group of talented artists in our community. Along with paintings by Carlton Plummer and Corrine, Kurt Kruger also has his work on display. I highly recommend a visit to view the show.

I reported in last week’s column the Coast Guard’s recommendation that kayak owners place an identification sticker on their kayak and Boothbay’s Harbor Master and Ocean Pointer Pete Ripley notified me that he, too, has stickers available.

On a very sad note we lost another Ocean Pointer this week. Joanne Demers died at her home with her children Devin and Dierk by her side. I have so many happy memories of Joanne in our teenage years. Originally from California Joanne spent summers with her dear friend Kitty Boyd. Eventually, Joanne left California and resided in Massachusetts for many years with her late husband David and their children. She continued to summer here at Ocean Point with her family and officially became a year round resident several years ago. Joanne was a kind, caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. Whenever assistance was needed Joanne would be there to offer her help and support no matter what it entailed, our condolences to Joanne’s immediate family son Devin and his wife Rachael, son Dierk and his wife Elaine, Joanne’s 2 granddaughters and to the entire Demers family. No services are planned at this time.

Have a great week!