TENANTS HARBOR — WELCOME HOME – from the World to St. George will open at the Jackson Memorial Library in Tenants Harbor on July 24, 2019.
The art show will feature watercolors by Kathleen Fox and Sue Colgan-Borror of Tenants Harbor and will run through August 30. A wine and hors d’oeuvre reception will be held at the library on Friday, July 26, from 5 to 7 p.m.
“The artists are celebrating the complicated world of women today, in terms of both art and life, from the world to St. George, and from varied careers and responsibilities to the calm and inspired world of watercolor,” said Fox, in a news release.
Fox and Colgan-Borror have been friends for over fifty years; their first art experience together was in the 1970s, when Sue attended a class with Kathleen’s mentor, Evelyn Clarke Price, who was a student of the renowned watercolor artist Edgar Whitney.
Fox is known in the Midcoast area for her calendars, since 2007, featuring coastal fishing boats and their captains. Her colorful watercolors of the people and places of lobstering Maine have been shown in the Micoast area since the 1970s. She has received numerous awards for her children’s books and watercolors, most recently the Utrecht Award at the New England Watercolor Society bi-annual show. She has also worked as a professor of Social Sciences at the University College at Rockland and the University of Southern Maine, and as a Maine-based researcher for the National Indian Child Welfare Association of Portland, Oregon.
In keeping with the lives and fortunes of multi-tasking and multi-talented women in America today, Colgan-Borror is a retired violinist with the New York City Ballet Orchestra and music educator. Now, in retirement and living full-time in Tenants Harbor, she has begun to fulfill her desire to pursue watercolor painting. In the past few years she has attended many professionally run watercolor workshops, both locally and abroad. Her mentors are AWS members, Janet and Steve Rogers. She recently joined the Knox County Art Society and serves as a monitor for the Coastal Maine Art Workshops. She spends much of her free time in her studio in Tenants Harbor.
“Call it what you will. a dream, a vision, pure folly, our paths are defined by simple wishes to make our lives richer,” said Colgan-Borror. “For me, my wishes changed and evolved and I find myself, here and now, a watercolor artist.
“I have no interest in other mediums. Watercolor speaks to me...I love the way it works on the paper. My mentor, Janet Rogers, will be demonstrating and say ‘Oh, I don’t know why I did that’ and as she watches the magic happen , she’ll add, ‘but I kind of like it!’ So goes it with my art. Sometimes, I just kind of like it.”
For more information, visit JacksonMemorialLibrary.org or call 372-8961