Markings Gallery of Bath’s new show opened March 1 and will continue through April 1. A show reception is planned for Sunday, March 17 from noon to 4 p.m. with artist’s felting demos … and just possibly a performance by a troupe of belly dancers!
We are all familiar with Maine euphemisms for our seasons. “Maine has two seasons: winter and preparing for winter.” Or how about: “Maine has two seasons: winter and August.” March is notorious for teasing us with a few warming days and plenty of ... mud.
So let’s cozy up and make the wait colorful and comfortable with “Warm and Cozy … Waiting for Spring!” The scarves of Fiona Washburn’s scarves are hand painted with extraordinary detail on silk, and silk velvet. Janice Jones has transitional weight scarves and lovely vests to help chase dreary spring weather away.
Kris Sandoy creates marvelous felted hats and scarves in a wonderful palate of colors and styles.
Warm up your living space with the glorious rag rugs of Hillary Hutton. Hector Jaegar’s hand dyed wool rugs invite one to settle in and muse on his contemporary exploration of color and design.
And for tickling the sense of the absurd the tea cozies of Susie Stephenson will make one smile away the winter blues.
Sixty-plus artists are represented in Markings Gallery. Their work inspires us to keep looking for the beauty in each day, no matter the weather outside.
Markings Gallery is at 50 Front St. in Bath. For more information, call 207-443-1499.