Points of View
October 4 – October 29
Points of View Artists is a diverse group of Bath-Brunswick area artists who have been meeting weekly since April 2004 to hone their skills and provide constructive critique, working together to foster an environment of mutual support, artistic development, and lifelong learning. The group began with students who met in Kathleen Boldt’s popular Merrymeeting Adult Education drawing courses, Drawing: Learning to See and Drawing with Color. This experience provided the inspiration and excellent foundation that launched each of the artists on an exploration of the “artist within”. As a result, current POV artists continue to explore other art media, such as pen and ink, clay, watercolor, soft pastel, collage, book making, photography, and print making.
Points of View Artists has also been involved in bringing art to the local community. In 2008, the group co-founded the 10 X 10 Art Show & Benefit along with Arts Are Elementary. This annual event raises money to support an artist in residence program for all Brunswick elementary school classrooms. Points of View Artists have also been members of the Five Rivers Arts Allliance and participate each summer month in the 2nd Friday Artwalk.
Works by POV artists have been hung at Gallery Framing, Carolyn Judson’s Studio in Bath, Moulton Union at Bowdoin College, the MidCoast Senior Center, River Arts in Damariscotta, Topsham Public Library, Centre Street Gallery in Bath, and The Stable in Damariscotta. Art work is regularly on display at Points of View Art Gallery in the hallways of the Brunswick Business Center at 18 Pleasant Street in Brunswick. The public is welcome to visit weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm, and to attend the new exhibit openings which are held each month during the 2nd Friday Artwalks.
Members include: Tim Banks, Barbara Bean, Bonnie Dickey, Beth Heron, Pat Hix, Carolyn Judson, Judith Long, Alan Mast, Ed McCartan, Jackie Melissas,
Ed Morton, Ann Slocum, Barbara Snapp, Craig Snapp.