Main Street Gallery is celebrating seven years of bringing the best in contemporary art to Cambridge and supporting and encouraging its member artists with its new show, “Nourish.”
Featured artist-member Kathy Flament, well known for her expressive style of painting, will be showing works that capture the spirit of nourishment in its many forms. Joyful, colorful prints of water and foods such as corn, tomatoes, oysters, crabs and rockfish, that nourish our Eastern shore bodies, hang beside evocative fiber works that nourish the artistic soul. The 12 other artist-members will be showing their artistic interpretations of the notion of “nourish” as well.
“We all have sources of nourishment,” states the artist who lives and works in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. “As people, culture is embodied in our cuisines. Think of ancient civilizations like the Romans and their oils and wine, India and its spices. I think of nourish, too, when I seek to calm unsettling feelings. I take in the views of the ocean and skies. I trace the flights of birds above me.”
There will be lots of nourishing, celebratory foods and a wine tasting with wines from Hair ’O The Dog at a second Saturday anniversary party. Music will be provided by acclaimed pianist/singer and occasional raconteur, Maris Wicker, with an eclectic mix from Billie Holiday to Stephen Sondheim to Antonio Carlos Jobim, and more. Before moving to Cambridge, Maris was active in the D.C. area as an oratorio, art song interpreter and cabaret performer.
The Second Saturday reception takes place on September 8 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the gallery, located at 518 Poplar Street, directly across from Jimmie and Sooks. Another reception for “Nourish” will be on Second Saturday, October 13. Both receptions are free and open to the public.
Main Street Gallery is currently accepting applications from artists who may be interested in becoming members or guest artists at the gallery with a special anniversary offer of two months free dues with a one-year commitment. For more information, visit www.mainstgallery.org, on Facebook at “Main Street Gallery” or call 410-330-4659.