ROCKPORT — Michael Good Gallery will hold its 20th Annual Summer Celebration event, Friday evening, Aug. 16, from 5 - 7 p.m.
Complimentary refreshments and live music from jazz trio The Extension Chords will set the scene for a display of pieces by Katharine A. Cartwright, presenting works from her watercolor series, The Laws of Nature.
The opening is free and open to the public.
“It is with such pleasure that we are able to highlight Katharine’s work at our annual party this year,” said Avi Good, general manager of Michael Good, in a news release. “The pieces are exceptional, and Katherine herself is brilliant and endlessly interesting. We are honored to present her work and thrilled that attendees will have a chance to meet her at the opening.”
Cartwright inhabits two worlds: professional artist and professional scientist. She earned her first degrees in fine arts from Kutztown University, The College of Charleston, and The Maryland Institute College of Art. She then returned to school in her early 40s receiving a B.A. in geology followed by an M.S. in earth sciences.
Cartwright moved to Spruce Head, and in 2010, embarked on a series of watercolors, culminating in The Laws of Nature series, thirty-three pieces, each representing a specific physical law that Katharine has translated into an abstract aesthetic representation.
Cartwright has immersed herself in the community teaching workshops, writing columns for the newspaper, and participating regularly in exhibitions. She recently lead a team of students to design and implement a large scale mural for the new Midcoast School of Technology building in Rockland.
The exhibition at Michael Good Gallery will run through September and features eight pieces from the series, with the rest currently on display this summer at The State House in Augusta, at a show sponsored by The
Maine Arts Commission.
Additionally, the Summer Celebration! will introduce new works by gallery artists William Jackson, Gil Coyle, and Linda Ely, as well as introduce two new artists to the gallery, Sharon Murray, and Bill Howe.
For further information visit Facebook, Instagram, www.michaelgood.com or call 207-236-9623.
About Michael Good Gallery
Incorporated in 1980, Michael Good Designs opened a retail outlet at their Rockport studio in the late 1990s presenting uncommon art for the body and surroundings – jewelry, sculpture, painting, pottery, wood, accessories, and more.
Operated by General Manager Avi Good, the Michael Good Gallery moved from its present location to Rockland for several years, and then re-located back to 325 Commercial Street (Route 1) in Rockport, in 2017.
Summer hours are Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m., or by appointment.