Damariscotta's Savory Maine Dining & Provisions is pleased to exhibit the paintings of East Boothbay colorist Patricia McHold from May 29 – July 9.
McHold has had a passion for making art since childhood, and as a mother of two while taking a mixed media class at the Baltimore Museum of Art, she realized that drawing and painting was more important to her than any other activity, including her work as a Medical Technologist, her volunteer work, and helping in a co-operative play group for children..
She began showing her Maine paintings on the porch of a Victorian summer cottage in East Boothbay more than 35 years ago. Since then she has studied Art Therapy at Towson State University, George Washington University and at Sheppard Pratt Hospital. She has also studied with numerous well known painters and print makers and has enrolled in classes at MICA.
Patricia has had over 20 one-person exhibits and has won many awards. Her work is in private collections throughout the U. S., England, Sweden and Turkey. She has taught watercolor at Anne Arundel Community College, Prince Georges Community College, Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, Maryland and has conducted workshops in Maine, Maryland and England.
As an avid gardener and Ikebana student, she has often chosen to paint garden scenes as well as her own flower arrangements. She applies her scientific background in biology to draw insects and other creatures that inhabit the garden environment. After watching the fascinating PBS movie “A Murder of Crows” that demonstrated their incredible intelligence, Pat has produced a number of works of Crows and Ravens.
During the same four decades that McHold developed her mastery of painting objects in nature realistically, she has also created a large body of abstract work. Often, she begins with a color relationship observed in Nature. At other times she might experiment with color as emotion and let the painting develop intuitively, and as it enfolds calls on her analytical mind to decide how to make the painting valid.
The McHold exhibit is in Savory Maine’s main dining room and will continue through July 9. An opening reception for Pat will be held on Friday, June 8 from 3-5. Savory Maine will provide delectable finger food. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.
~ Family Style Suppers! ~
Family style suppers are on the menu for every Wednesday night at Savory Maine this winter. We’ll put the tables together and serve one hearty meal at the fixed price of fifteen dollars including tax and gratuity; eight dollars for kids under 12. Come at 6 o’clock -- alone, in pairs or in groups -- and sit together with the local foods enthusiasts you already know or will meet. A selection of organic beer and wine will be available for purchase. Let's fill this beautiful, warm space at 11 Water Street, Damariscotta, with the group spirit it is (and we are) meant for.
Many local farms will be the source of the organically grown and grass fed ingredients for this meal. Beets from Goranson Farm, greens from Sparrow Farm and The Good Shepard's Farm, beans from the Green Thumb Farm, beef from Kelly Brothers, tofu from Heilwa, onions from Treble Ridge Farm, garlic from Harvest Moon, blueberries from Red House Farm, herb tea from Avena Botanicals, milk, cream and butter from the Moo Milk Cooperative and grains from Crown of Maine.
- Special Order Gluten-Free Desserts or Rolls. You can also order whole Quiches
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