'Shadows and Light' exhibit features host of mediums

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One of many works of art in the Franklin Gallery's upcoming 'Shadows and Light' exhibit. (Courtesy photo)

ROCHESTER - The Franklin Gallery at RiverStones Custom Framing will host an exhibit called "Shadows and Light" as part of the Art Group Tour 2018-2019.

The exhibit includes art in a variety of mediums focusing on themes of shadow and light. Shadow and light are invaluable in art; both help the eye distinguish forms, space and distance. Shadow and light are experienced in many ways, including the physical interactions perceived by the eye through light and in shadows cast and attached, by light which is the result of natural effects or artificial light sources. Color interacts with light as a byproduct of the amount of reflected light on a particular object. Interpretations of shadow and light also fall into the realm of the symbolic, religious, metaphysical, emotional and the abstract, experienced in unlimited ways during our daily lives.

"Shadows and Light" is coordinated by Peter Abate and comprises works in various mediums of 34 artists, many of whom have been exhibiting work together for many years. The show has traveled to a variety of New England venues throughout 2018 and into early 2019. These venues include The Gafney Library in Sanbornville, The Glickman Library, at the USM/Glickman Library in Portland Maine, The Art Place Gallery in Wolfeboro, The Lynn Museum in Lynn, Mass., and the Franklin Gallery in Rochester. Other venues may be added as the tour progresses.

The show's posters were designed by Maine graphic artist Bob Bond. Artists in the group exhibit at the Franklin Gallery are from Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon and Florida. The participating artists are Peter Abate, Ruth Bleau, Darlene Bean, Bob Bond, Peggy Brewster, Steve Brown, Valerie Schurer Christle, Mabel Doyle, Ken Eason, Teresa M. Farina, Bob Farrell, Peggy Farrell, Ron Fountain, J.P. Goodwin, Ron Harrison, Charles Kartsonis, Joe Keller, Elaine Klement, Gary LaPierre, Gregory LaPierre, Heather MacLeod, Emily Marsh, Ken Jordan, Anita Muise, Mikel O'Brien, Shawn Pelec h, Jeff Roberts, Norman Royle, Gabe Smith, Haley Sullivan, Sharon Theiling, Jill Vendituoli, Lukas K. Weber and Corina Willette.

The exhibit will run from Dec 6 through Jan. 29. The Gallery will host an Artist's Reception for the exhibit on Dec. 13, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The public is invited to come and see the exhibit and meet the artists. Light refreshments will be served.

The Franklin Gallery and RiverStones Custom Framing are open Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Unless otherwise indicated, all exhibited Franklin Gallery artworks are available for purchase. For information about "Shadows and Light" and future Franklin Gallery exhibits, contact Kris Ebbeson at or 603-812-1488.

The gallery is located at 33 North Main St. in Rochester.

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