Shared Quiet, an exhibit of new paintings by Alison Rector, opens June 25 at Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, 6 Court Street in Ellsworth Maine. The show will be on view June 25–July 20, 2014.
Alison Rector, who is best known for her luminous paintings of interiors, has been inspired by Maine’s public libraries, in particular the Carnegie libraries. By the early twentieth century, a Carnegie library was often the most imposing structure in hundreds of small American communities. From Portland to Stonington, Rector’s adept use of light accentuates lofty vaulted domes, lustrous oak panels, or a modest structure overlooking a spectacular ocean view. She invites the viewer to experience these community treasures with reverence—the beauty of their stacks, their striking architectural features, or the simple joy of a quiet place to read.
Artist’s Reception Wednesday, July 2, 5–7pm
Artist’s Talk Wednesday, July 9, 6pm
For more information call Courthouse Gallery Fine Art at 207-667-6611 or visit www.courthousegallery.com