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Artist Viola Glendinning will be exhibiting her well-known vistas-in-oil at Savory Maine Dining & Provisions in Damariscotta from November 26 to January 7.
Viola Glendinning has been painting as long as she can remember. For over 10 years her artwork has been part of the juried members exhibit at Pemaquid Art Gallery at Lighthouse Park, Bristol, Maine. Although she has created a number of fine watercolor pieces she revels in oil on canvas. Viola has an art degree from Brookdale College in New Jersey. For a number of years she also had her own gallery, The Redmen Gallery, in South Bristol, Maine exhibiting works of thirteen talented mid-coast artists. In 2003 Viola joined the stimulating Pemaquid Group of Artists at the Pemaquid Art Gallery. As a child living literally, directly on the southeast coast of Norway, and losing loved ones to the risks at sea, Viola is fascinated by marine scapes using large brushes and palette knives to create dramatic coastal and ocean scenes.
As an adjunct of her fine art contributions she has learned and taught the European art of Rosemaling - floral paintings on woodcarvings, trunks, and furniture. Traveling to Norway’s districts of Telemark and Hardanger, Viola studied Rosemaling and developed her own unique style. Her work vividly contrasts with the mid-nineteenth century Norwegian Rosemalers who traveled to private homes and community buildings to decorate ceilings, walls and furniture. Many of Viola’s art students excelled from the locales of New Jersey and became creative and sought-after Rosemalers.
In another vein, Viola enjoys working on very large paintings, some of which adorn two church sanctuaries. In a Middletown, New Jersey church, her Lord's Supper painting (23 ft by 8 ft) is featured amid her four other biblical depictions, each about 6 ft by 8 ft. South Bristol, ME’s church parishioners are stirred as they contemplate under the outstretched arms of the Healer in the altar painting (7ft by 10 ft).
Some of her invited exhibits include the Garden State Art Center in Holmdel, N.J., Ballys Park Place Showcase in Atlantic City, N.J., The Children's Museum in Staten Island, N.Y. and Liberty State Park, in New Jersey.
Enthralled by Maine's beautiful harbor and sea vistas and gorgeous landscapes, Viola feels inadequate that her brush cannot capture more of these treasures.
Glendinning's exhibit will be in Savory Maine’s main dining room. An artist’s reception will be given on Friday, December 6, 2013 from 3 to 5 pm. Sweet and savory finger foods will be served and beer and wine will be available to purchase.
Savory Maine is located at 11 Water Street and is open six days a week, serving lunch and dinner from 11 am to 8 pm. Monday and Tuesday, Thursday through Saturday, and brunch and dinner from 11 am to 8 pm on Sunday. The restaurant sources most of its food from Maine, essentially all of it is organically grown or wild harvested.
For more information call 563-2111, ‘like’ Savory Maine on Facebook, or visit www.savorymainedining.com.
Enjoy great food, art and music at Savory Maine!!!!
- There will be regular musical entertainment on Thursday and Saturday nights!!!!!
Savory Maine Music Series:
January 2 ~ Gary McCue
January 4 ~ Dave Martin
January 9 ~ Giff Jameson
January 11 ~ Hurry Down Sunshine
- Come for bowl of soup, dessert or a beer or enjoy a full dinner.
- Special Order Gluten-Free Desserts or Rolls. You can also order whole Quiches