The University of Maine at Fort Kent Blake Library Gallery will host artwork by local artist Stuart L. Beattie entitled, “Mosaic,” from December 6, 2017 through January 29, 2018.
Mr. Beattie works with spray paint on canvas board or paper and watercolors on watercolor paper. These mediums will be the primary focus of his show. He also works with photography, tie-dyed tapestries and tie-dyed smaller items, such as paper, where he adds back lighting for an interesting effect.
An opening reception will be held Friday, December 15 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to meet and greet the artist. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
According to the artist, he got into art progressively by first working with bookmarks and postcards; then moved into larger paintings. Initially Mr. Beattie did so because of the convenience and interest in the work, but later he started feeling more like an artist and was more motivated after taking pottery at University of Maine at Presque Isle.
Stuart Beattie resides in Presque Isle, Maine.
The exhibit may be view during regular Blake Library hours. For more information, please contact Gallery Curator Sofia Birden at 834-7527.
To view the library's website go to: https://www.umfk.edu/library/