WELCOME TO NORTH LIGHT GALLERY!
2016 is our thirteenth year in business and this year the emphasis is on quality, not quantity. We have reduced to 12 artists, the ones you have supported and love the most, and keeping prints by the artists, some art supplies for those who traveled here and forgot to pack them, and a selection of books, either by Maine authors or about Maine, plus a discounted vacation book or two. After over a decade of being here, I believe this is what you want to find here and I intend to bring you the best I can this year. I look forward to your visit!
If this is your first visit to our site, here's a little history:
In 2004, artist Marsha Donahue opened North Light Gallery in downtown Millinocket on the route to Katahdin and Baxter State Park, showcasing the works of a couple dozen artists who painted Katahdin and its surrounding landscape. Inspired by artists such as Frederic Edwin Church, Marsden Hartley and James Fitzgerald, many more artists have made the pilgrimage to this exquisite landscape and discovered its wealth of art history, also including Carl Sprinchorn and many more contemporary artists, a history eloquently told by David Little in his book published in 2011 by DownEast Books titled "The Art of Katahdin". Many North Light Gallery artists are featured in this compendium of beautiful images but the gallery now exhibits a selection of one dozen artists dedicated to this landscape during each year in a rotating exhibit. Please visit us on Facebook or get in touch by email for information about the years activities and openings. Please send us your email to receive occasional gallery announcements and notice of sales.
On the calendar in 2016: There will be an opening show of gallery artists in June with a reception with light refreshments. The first open house will be Saturday, Juoy 2nd through Monday, July 4th, from 10-6 every day. Come celebrate Independence Day in Millinocket where there will be festivities and, at the very least, lots of food and good company!
The next big celebration will be Thursday, August 25th - Sunday, August 28th and we're calling it SURPRISE PARTY WEEKEND! This is the official National Park Service 100th Anniversary and we will have door prizes, refreshments, music, etc. The Appalachian Trail, which ends at the tip of Mount Katahdin, is a National Park, after all and that puts us on the map. Of course, we have great hopes for another National Park in our region so maybe there will be even more to celebrate. Artists: There will probably be a paint-out over this weekend, too!
There will be another paint out or two later in the season toward the end of September or beginning of October. Please contact me if you are interested in more information about paint outs.
The first watercolor class will begin Wednesday October 12th and happen every Wednesday thru November 16th at the East Orrington Congregational Church, just southeast of Brewer. Please email me if you wish more information about classes at firstname.lastname@example.org.