From July 6 through July 29, the Rockport Public Library will feature two shows of captivating artwork. Prints by well-known Maine graphic artist Alan Claude will be displayed in the library’s lower level, and a selection of sculptures and drawings by Northport artist Barry G. Timms, Ph.D., will be on exhibit in the library’s Marine Room on the main level.
Alan Claude is best known for his bold graphics featuring lighthouses, boats, landscapes, and nostalgic vacation scenes. Influenced by American realist painter Edward Hopper and European travel posters of the 1920’s, Claude’s aims to “calmly reflect the beauty of New England coastal life.” In addition to the exhibit at the Rockport Library, Claude’s work can be found year-round in historic downtown Gardiner, displayed in the beautifully restored Alan Claude Gallery overlooking the Kennebec River.
Dr. Barry G. Timms’ describes his show as “the eclectic artwork of a man of Kent (UK).” Half a century of busy academic life precluded his artistic endeavors until his retirement and relocation to Maine ten years ago. He now focuses on honing his wood carving skills, with a focus on birds. Each of his sculptures are created from a block of American basswood, painted with acrylics, and detailed with wood-burning. The exhibit is complemented by a handful of drawings, pen and ink sketches, and watercolors representing Timms’ other interests.
For more information on these shows and other offerings from the Rockport Library, please visit Rockport.lib.me.us.