Painting the Peninsula
Brooklin Navy Yard, part of Paint the Peninsula
Arturo Constantine’s Brooklin Navy Yard, painted and displayed on Saturday, July 20 at the Paint the Peninsula plein art show hosted by the Blue Hill Library.
A reception held by Paint the Peninsula at the Blue Hill Public Library
Seventy-five artists sought out the most scenic spots in our area on the afternoon of Saturday, July 20, memorializing them on canvas for Paint the Peninsula, the Blue Hill Public Library’s annual fundraiser. Library board president Ellen Best chats with board member and event organizer Steve Collier at a reception held by Paint the Peninsula. It was attended by about 400 people, and sales of the artists’ work raised $12,000 for the library—everything from oil paintings to a hand painted tea set, said Development Director Shelly Latham. “People really love this event. It is the rare opportunity to see so many local artists in the same show.” Forty paintings remain for sale at the library through the end of July.
Painting the Peninsula for the Blue Hill Public Library
A scene from Mill Pond in Deer Isle, painted by Corey Paradise, owner and operator of Paradise Tattoos in Blue Hill, for the Paint the Peninsula plein air art show hosted by the Blue Hill Library. The 75 participating artists submitted one or two pieces, with 70 selling at the afternoon reception.