Sanctuary Gallery to present Erik Lundin retrospective

Posted:  Friday, September 15, 2017 - 12:15pm
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ROCKLAND — The Sanctuary Gallery in the Rockland Congregational Church is honored to continue the retrospective of art work created during the lifetime of Erik Lundin. The opening of his show will take place on Sunday, September 24, from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. and will hang until October 15.

Lundin was born in Rockland before moving to Thomaston. He graduated from Bowdoin College and received his MA in English Literature at Ohio State University. The next ten years were spent teaching at Lake Superior State College in Michigan. But art was his true passion. He soon moved to Madrid, Spain for half a year, returning to Thomaston for the other half. a life-long pattern. He surrounded himself with creative and artistic friends in Spain but remained reclusive and little known while in Maine. A true academic and artist, his work is both cerebral and esthetically pleasing. For 45 years he painted what he called "geodynamic" landscapes of Maine, the clay cliffs of Guadalaraja, the Seven Peaks of Cercidilla and the Ontigona Sea of Aranjuez. More and more, his paintings reflected the struggle of being two persons in one.

Half of the proceeds from sales of his paintings will be donated to Sussman House in memory of Nancy Lewis, former head of Nursing at Pen Bay Hospital and Parish Nurse and member of Rockland Congregational Church. For weekly gallery hours, please call 594-8656.

Event Date: 
Sun, 09/24/2017 - 11:15am to 1:15pm
Event Location: 
The Sanctuary Gallery at the Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock Street, Rockland, ME