PWA Gallery to feature Artist Lee Cheever

Pemaquid Watershed Association (PWA) is pleased to present midcoast artist, Lee Cheever in a mixed media art show, …Wood to Waters. This show will exhibit two and three dimensional work in wood, ceramic, drawings and photographs. All work will be for sale and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Pemaquid Watershed Association. The show will be on display at the PWA office at 15 Courtyard Street in Damariscotta during regular business hours from April 4 until May 14. There will be a meet the artist reception on April 15th beginning at 4:30 pm.

Lee Cheever has displayed her art in a number of Maine locations over the past decade. She is known for her depictions of animals and landscapes inspired by the natural surroundings of her Harpswell home, woods and sea. Her natural themes are tempered with stories and historical reference from her travels. “Different ideas suggest the medium to best describe the idea,” she explains of her wide use of materials. Using natural woods she carves owls peeking out of their homes. Ceramic pieces are influenced by mythological sea gods. Wooden geese meet to gossip. A pen and ink owl watches over the room. A wooden fox reaches for some low hanging grapes. Her drawings are influenced by her photography of birds and fish. Two dimensional mediums are described in pen and ink, oil pastel, and collage.

“Maine is a great resource to energize artists. We are surrounded with wonderful light and scenery that cannot help but ignite a creative spirit. For decades artists have sought a creative period in Maine to kindle their imaginations with its natural beauty. It is a logical partnership for artists and environmental associations to work together in safeguarding and educating others of this bounty.”

Most of the work tells a story, sometimes funny, sometimes thought provoking. In these familiar objects and animals there are moments captured that will invite the viewer to create their personal stories of the composition. It is art that is easy to live with, thoughtfully composed, and well crafted. Come view her works at the PWA office gallery.

The exhibit may be viewed weekdays from 9:30 to 4:30 p.m. by visiting PWA above the Salt Bay Café.  For more information, call 207-563-2196. Cheever is donating a portion of the proceeds from sales to support PWA’s mission of conserving the natural resources of the Pemaquid Peninsula.

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