Maine Jewish Museum: Pop-Up
67 Washington Avenue, Portland
Hours: Tue – Fri: 11am -4pm
Sat:11am – 5pm
Closed: Sundays and Mondays
Private Appointments available Sundays and Mondays
Call Nancy Davidson, Curator at 207-239-4774
Holiday Season Exhibits
Opening Day: Friday, November 27, 2020 11am – 4pm
Exhibition Runs: November 27 – December 24, 2020
High Energy – Annette Kearney
“I work in silence and I am now confronted with the need for words in reference to my work. As anyone who knows me can attest, silence is not my natural habit. This time of isolation from friends and family, this time of political unrest and uncertainly, have made me realize how essential silence is to my process.
I work in silence. There is no radio or music. Dimension, color, shapes are considerations made in silence.
In silence, I tend my garden. I take walks and photograph the seasonal changes of Evergreen Ponds. I work in silence and hopefully the work, thoughtfully curated by Nancy Davidson, speaks for itself.”
Annette Kearney has worked for years as a mixed media artist. She studied painting with her friend and mentor Polly Brown. Her degree is in political science and history.
Color Play– Laurie Russo Smith
Laurie paints abstract expressionist landscapes on unprimed canvas with a touch of collage. She uses watercolor and other water-based mediums to achieve her colorful paintings. She combines the unpredictability of the wet paint with very controlled lines and shapes.
Laurie Russo-Smith is a 69-year-old Jewish woman. She has lived, traveled and studied art all over the world. Her work has been inspired by a love of landscapes and seascapes…the Swiss Alps, the Berkshires of W. Mass and the coast of Maine. Laurie now lives and works full time as an artist in Saco, Maine.