Reception for artist Scout Dunbar Aug. 17
Kerr+Jones Fine Art and Craft in East Boothbay continues to showcase noted contemporary Maine artists with a reception for artist Scout Dunbar on Thursday, Aug. 17, from 5 to 7 p.m.
Dunbar’s works in ink, paint and colored pencil stand alone in the realm of creativity. Her dreamlike, primitive images of birds, boats, fish and flowers evoke a playfulness that draw in the viewer to a magical sense of place. In her current collection, she finds steady inspiration along the shore of Muscongus Bay where she retreats to her summer studio in a small waterfront cottage.
In her words —“Raised in a family of artists, I grew up understanding the importance of making and experiencing art. I believe deeply in its healing nature and power to enrich lives, and am passionate about creating beautiful work that inspires.”
“There’s a quality in her work that is absolutely captivating. I’m mesmerized by her unique style and use of primitive shapes and symbolism” said Diana Kerr, co-owner of Kerr+Jones Gallery,
Dunbar, a third generation female artist, received her BFA degree, with a concentration in printmaking, from Alfred University in upstate New York. She has centered her art practice in New York City, Santa Fe, Tucson, and Bremen, Maine. Her works are in the permanent collection of the University of New Mexico, as well as corporate and private art collections.
Diana Kerr and Kathleen Jones are artists and friends who welcome you to view their collections either in person or online. Their professional backgrounds as gallery and museum curators, and shared passion for fine art and artisan traditions inspired the creation of their gallery which opened in 2022.
Kerr+Jones Gallery features a thoughtfully curated and ever-changing collections by local and internationally known artists including Jeff Barrett, Matt Barter, MJ Benson, Asher Briant, Bill Chisholm, Jane Dahmen, Tim Christensen, Gayle Fraas and Duncan Slade, MIchele O’Keefe, Andrea Peters, Mimi Olins (Softset Ceramics), Gail Page, Susan Bartlett Rice, Emily Sabino, Marnie Sinclair, Scott Tindall and David Witbeck, as well as the works of gallery owners Diana Kerr and Kathleen Jones. There are also “Uncommon Goods,” which are a mix of unexpected treasures discovered in travels abroad, including an exquisite collection of Moroccan rugs and handwoven textiles from Africa, Guatemala and Peru.
Gallery hours are Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 268 Ocean Point Road, East Boothbay. For more information visit kerrjones.com, @kerrjonesgallery or Facebook: Kerr+Jones Fine Art and Craft.
Please note: Parking at the gallery is limited. Guests are welcome to drop off attendees at the gallery and park one block away at the School Street public lot.