KINGFIELD — The Stadler Gallery, 225 Main Street, will open its summer season with two exhibitions showing works by Angie Blevins of New Sharon, and George Ebbinghousen of Rangeley, daily from noon-4 p.m. June 22 to July 11, and by appointment.

Blevins’s drawings and paintings under the title “Maine Trees, They Know” were inspired by the Maine woods. Their magnificent trees surround her studio with massive branches that reach in heavy lines up into the sky. For more than 20 years it has been Blevins’s quest to capture with pencil, ink, watercolor and oil the endless details in color and shape of their bark, twigs and leaves which seem to go on for ever.

After having attended art school in her home state Nebraska, and later classes in water color and composite drawing in Farmington, Maine, Blevins was fortunate to be able to pursue her artistic carrier while serving 20 years in the Maine Army National Guard drawing portraits, designing coins and logos and working as composite artist.

When Ebbinghousen moved full time to Rangeley in 2009 he did not only undertake a geographical change but also his paintings ventured into a new direction as can be witnessed in his exhibition of recent works. Photographs over painted with acrylics, cut outs from newspapers, maps and telephone books, and drawings with graphite and charcoal furnish the ingredients of collages that give viewers ample supply for their own interpretations.

As a teenager Ebbinghousen was given a small paint set and, although he did not quite know what he was doing, started to paint anyway. He remained faithful to his artistic vocation throughout the many years in a business career until 2006 when he retired, enrolled in the Art Student League in New York City and thus became a full time artist.

There will be a reception for the artists from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, June 22. Visit www.stadlergallery.com for more information.


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