KINGFIELD – The Stadler Gallery at 225 Main Street in Kingfield continues its summer exhibitions with works by Richard Allen from Tilton, N.H, and Saskia Haugen-Reinholt of Phillips.
What lies at the core of an artist’s creative endeavor? Richard Allen’s show “Meditations and Mystery” is based on this fundamental question. He realizes that it is, indeed, a mysterious and powerful urge that drives the artist in a continuous search for his own meaning thus conceptually baring to the world his most intimate realities. Allen calls this process of discovering his own, ever evolving reality a journey. It lead him from representational landscape painting to essentially abstract work, not shying away from mixing and employing the various media a painter has on hand to guide him on his road to discover his own reality.
After graduating in history at the University of Vermont, Allen studied art at the Art Student’s League in New York, at the Massachusetts College of Art at the Boston Museum School, and at the Maine College of Art. He taught art in secondary school until his retirement several years ago.
Saskia Haugen-Reinholt spent a large part of her life in the foothills of the western mountains of Maine, and it comes to no surprise that this beautiful landscape is a recurring theme in her art work. The often overwhelming mountain views, river valleys, and the changing seasons surround her with an abundance of inspiration in her everyday life, and her pallet reflects the colors found in natures own designs.
Haugen-Reinholt graduated in studio arts at the University of Maine at Farmington, focusing on painting and sculpture. She continued her studies in traditional arts of fresco, murals, decoration and stained glass at Studio Giambo in Florence, Italy. Residing in Philips, she and her husband Ian are owners of the Reinholt Gallery in Kingfield.
The exhibitions will be on view from July 16 to August 5 daily from noon to 4 pm, or by appointment. A reception for the artists will be held on Sunday, July 17, from 2-4 pm.
Please view www.stadlergallery.com for more information.