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New Work

Sara Crisp
January 12 – February 24, 2023
Maine Jewish Museum – Fineberg Family Community Room

Embracing the sacred universality of the circle, Eastern Spirituality, and the ability of a simple plant to symbolize life force, Crisp’s mixed-media and encaustic works incorporate delicate, meticulous patterning paired with botanical elements such as flower petals, stems, and seed pods.

Where she previously integrated bones and skeletons into her work, this new series is notable for their absence, rendering it more life affirming.  Looser symmetry and more random patterning have also evolved, conveying a joyous sense of musicality, spaciousness, and breath.  In the artist’s words, the work is about “inspiring the sacred, the contemplation of the sacred in the mundane, and the exalted in the universal.”

    • Art review: Photos from punk scene, intricate paintings both reflect passage of time

      The Portland Press Herald
      January 29, 2023
      By Jorge Arango

      The photography of Gary Green and paintings by Sara Crisp are on display at the Maine Jewish Museum in Portland.

      Read Article

    • Exhibit Opening:
      Steve Marcus, Gary Green, and Sara Crisp

      January 12, 2023
      5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

      Mingle with artists and art lovers, enjoy wine and cheese with museum mavens and curious minds, and celebrate with us as we unveil our newest exhibitions!

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