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Phillip Frey and Carl Little at the Jesup Memorial Library

Submitted by Marion Fearing on Tue, 06/04/2019 - 5:09pm

Please join us at the Jesup Memorial Library in Bar Harbor on Thursday, June 27th at 5:00PM to hear artist Phillip Frey and art critic Carl Little give a talk about their book Phillip Frey: Here and Now. Philip Frey is a Maine painter whose sense of place is profound and whose art is a feast for the eyes and he perfectly captures the light and moods of his home state. Carl Little places the artist in an art-historical context, and will talk about Maine art and Frey's place within it. This is a perfect event for art lovers and a great opportunity to get a signed copy of a beautiful art book.

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Phillip Frey was born in Portland, Maine in 1967, graduated with a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Painting from Syracuse University in 1990, and has studied with master Maine artist, Alan Bray. He maintains a full-time studio practice nestled in the woods along the coast of downeast Maine and teaches select painting workshops each year. Frey’s primary focus is the color, light, and forms of the landscape as well as the figure and interiors. He paints from direct perception, preferring the dynamic quality, richness,  and challenges of working from life. Frey is represented by Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Edgewater Gallery, and Carver Hill Gallery.

Carl Little is the author of William Irvine, A Painter's Journey, Edward Hopper's New England, The Watercolors of John Singer Sargent, The Art of Dahlov Ipcar, and Eric Hopkins: Above and Beyond which won the first John N. Cole Prize from Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance. He is a regular contributor to Art New England, Ornament, and Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors. An ex-New Yorker, Little moved to Maine in 1989; he has written and lectured on Maine art ever since. His poetry has appeared in a wide range of journals as well as in Ocean Drinker: New & Selected Poems and two anthologies edited by Wesley McNair. A resident of Somesville on Mount Desert Island, Little is director of communications and marketing at the Maine Community Foundation.

Event date: 
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Event address: 
34 Mt. Desert Street
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
Philip Frey: Here and Now Cover Image
ISBN: 9780983967064
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Published: Marshall Wilkes - August 14th, 2018