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by lynn Martilla
General News · 2nd August 2014
Richard Trueman
The Old Schoolhouse Gallery opened the third show of this season featuring many of its members, new and established. Participants are: Carol Trueman, Catherine Bushe, Caz Ratcliffe, Christer Ekstrom, Connie Kaplan, Diane Bourget, Elizabeth Anderson, Joyce Hope, John Preston, Kathleen Horne, Kristen Scolfield-Sweet, Laura Balducci, Lynn Marttila, Oriane Lee Johnston, Richard Trueman.

Show continues...
Saturday and Sunday, August 2nd and 3rd, 2-6 PM
Friday August 8, 6-9 PM; Saturday and Sunday August 9th and 10th, 2-6 PM.

For this viewer it was exciting to see many new members' contributions and I’ll mention just a few. The black and white print by Lynn Marttila was satisfying and as a onlooking composer in the gallery said, “I could write music to it”. The Catfish by Diane Bourget is in your face and powerful. Laura Balducci’s pieces sing lyrical and fun, while Catherine Bushe’s watercolor is free, accomplished, and effective.

Although John Preston had other “realistic” photos of this Island’s magic in this show, his treatment of the the Cedar trees shows a pushing the envelope of photography into the painterly world and this resonated for me.

This is a must see show
Catfish by Diane Bourget
Catfish by Diane Bourget
by Laura Balducci
by Laura Balducci
by Catherine Bushe
by Catherine Bushe
by John Preston
by John Preston
Gallery Opening
Comment by Bob Katzko on 2nd August 2014
Thank you Richard for documenting island events with your photos and insights! Very appreciated.