Monday, September 27, 2010

Coming Soon: Artwork by Carol Walker-Morin

Tree Love
Oil Pastel on Cardboard
19 3/4" x 20"

During the month of October, Lucy's Art Emporium will host the bold, colorful artwork of Carol Walker-Morin. Morin likens her creative process to meditation, explaining that she trusts her intuitive sense of design and composition while playing with color and form.

Walker-Morin's work draws on the beauty of nature. She uses acrylic and oil pastel to create achetypal images of trees, labyrinths and the human form. These images radiate peace and positive energy.

The show will run from October 6th through November 6th with an opening reception on Friday October 8th from 5-7 PM. The reception is free and open to the public who are invited to meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Vegas In Space!

Sylvea Johnson
Vegas in Space
Mixed Media
48" x 60"

starting bid $300 (reserve not met)


Sylvea had the fabulous idea of auctioning off her amazing piece, Vegas in Space. The photo above cannot begin to do justice to the amazing vibrant colors and tactile tidbits. This piece is LARGE and in charge, measuring 48" x 60".

How it works: come into Lucy's to make a bid, or email or call 603-740-9195. The starting bid will be $300 but there is a reserve which must be met. Lucy's will update the current price and let you know when the reserve is met. This is a great opportunity to snap up a huge, gorgeous piece for a great price. Bidding will end at noon on October 3rd.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Welcome, Fall!

Downtown Dover is starting to feel the change of fall. Plans are in full swing for this year's Apple Harvest Day (October 2nd), the leaves are changing and there is a welcome cool in the air.

Lucy's ushers fall in with a new show: Captured Dreams and Altered Realities. Photos by Andy Mellen and paintings by Sylvea Johnson fill the shop. Join us for the opening on September 17th from 5-7 PM.

Andy Mellen: Motorcycle I, Motorcycle II, Motorcycle III $150 each

Sylvea Johnson: Untitled Brain Cells
Mixed Media & Collage on Paper Shapes
$12 each or 4 for $40

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Paintings and Photos Will Mingle...

Just a little look ahead to our next show...

Captured Dreams and Altered Realities
Opening Reception Friday September 17th 5-7 PM

Two New England artists will fill Lucy's Art Emporium with their unique visions. Though their approaches are very different, Andy Mellen and Sylvea Johnson have a shared knack for seeing the world in a whole new way.

Portsmouth artist Sylvea Johnson creates mindscapes from vibrantly colored mixed media. Her paintings pulse with light and color, taking the viewer from the surface deep into the space behind. Johnson has referred to her pieces as “visual riddles”, a fitting description for pieces which at first seem abstract but then beg the viewer to find shapes and meaning hidden inside.

Andy Mellen takes familiar scenes and objects into the realm of the imagination through various photographic techniques. Using a toy film camera with four lenses and four shutters, he captures scenes of a dilapidated neighborhood. Each of the four shots is just a bit different, causing horizon lines to shift and leaving the viewer feeling that they are moving through the scene. Mellen brings a background in theater set design and directing into the darkroom, giving his photos the feel of a still from an independent movie.

The show will run from September 8th through October 3rd with an opening reception on Friday September 17th from 5-7 PM. The reception is free and open to the public who are invited to meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments.

Sylvea Johnson
Falling Together, Falling Apart
Mixed Media on Paper
22" x 28"