Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Live Painting July. Ocean House Gallery
Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Live Painting July. Ocean House Gallery
One of a kind Show! Watch a solo show emerge before your eyes. The canvases begin Blank and by the end of July at the opening reception are complete. Stop in the gallery throughout the month to see all the paintings in process.
“The walls of the gallery change every week with the paintings literally emerging.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 16, 2016
Phone: 207-956-7422 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gallery hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 10 – 6 pm
Erin McGee Ferrell Paints Cape Elizabeth Live!
July 6 – 30, 2015
Artist Reception: Friday, July 22nd from 5 to 8 pm.
“Erin McGee Ferrell will paint on location outside the gallery, near the corner of Ocean House Road and Shore Road throughout the month of July. Stop by to chat with her while she paints and watch the paintings develop! And join us for a reception on Friday, July 22nd from 5 to 8 pm.”
Calendar Item Exhibit: July 6 – 30, 2015 Erin McGee Ferrell Paints Cape Elizabeth Live! at Ocean House Gallery & Frame in Cape Elizabeth. Artist reception from 5 to 8 pm, Friday, July 22nd. Open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 to 6 pm.
Erin McGee Ferrell. Solo Show Maine.
This show is unique. The gallery is set up at the beginning of the show with blank canvases on the wall. Throughout July I paint views that can be seen from Shore Rd and Ocean House Rd. The paintings can be viewed in process on the walls of the gallery. The opening of the show will be at the end of July with the completed works.
Erin McGee Ferrell will also be one of thirty artists featured at The Cape Elizabeth Land Trust, “Paint For Preservation- Wet Paint Event.” July 15, 16, and 17.
Cape Courier, Cape Elizabeth, Maine July 15, 2016
Artist in the median drawing attention to art, Cape Elizabeth
By Kevin St. Jarre
Cape Elizabeth residents driving through the intersection of Ocean House Road and
Shore Road will see a visual and performance artist hard at work. Erin McGee Ferrell will spend the month of July painting from the median at the intersection. It’s
Ferrell’s ongoing solo show, presented by Ocean House Gallery & Frame, titled Erin
McGee Ferrell Paints Cape Elizabeth Live! Ferrell is a nationally shown artist, and
she is painting in the unlikely spot for several reasons. “I want to bring art to the public,
rather than always asking the public to go to a gallery,” Ferrell said. Still, another aim of
the show is to recognize Ocean House Gallery as a Cape Elizabeth business representing established contemporary Maine artists.“Graham Wood, the owner of Ocean
House, is a fabulous artist,” Ferrell said, “and the combination of working career artist
and gallery owner is unique and should be appreciated. At times, Graham and I will be
out painting in the median together.”Wood said, “The paintings will hang in
the gallery while she works so people can see them develop as she paints.”
The public is invited to come out to the median and talk to Ferrell. “Please stop by
and watch her work, chat with her or pull up an easel and paint with her!” Wood said.
“We are hoping people will catch a glimpse of the creative activity going on in Cape.”
Ferrell said, “I know artists who come from out of state and drive all the way to
Acadia. I’m hoping more artists will realize that Cape Elizabeth has a lot to offer, and
they can save themselves the additional 3-hour drive.” She said Cape Elizabeth
should be “recognized as an artist painting destination.”
She said she’s also interested in the public’s reaction to her show on one of the busiest
intersections in Cape Elizabeth. “How do perceptions of the corner change when
live artists are out painting in the median? Will the public begin to look for the artists?
Will the corner become part of a tourism route?”
Ferrell said she looked forward to participating
in Cape Elizabeth Land Trust’s 2016 Paint for Preservation last weekend, noting
it would provide added exposure for me as a “relatively new Maine artist” coming from
Philadelphia. In fact, 31 artists were scheduled to participate
in the 9th annual Paint for Preservation event and its Wet Paint Auction and
reception held July 10. During the weekend of the event, selected artists painted en plein
air at designated public and private locations chosen to highlight Cape Elizabeth’s
natural beauty. A live auction and cocktail reception was
held and the newly painted pieces were sold in competitive bidding for the unique and
beautiful depictions of the natural world. The proceeds benefi t the Cape Elizabeth
Land Trust’s initiative, Saving Cape’s Great Places, to permanently preserve local strategic conservation land. At the conclusion of Ferrell’s solo show,
Ocean House Gallery will host a reception for her on Friday, July 22, from 5 to 8 p.m..
Wood said, “People can come see the completed work!”
Photo by Kevin St. Jarre
Erin McGee Ferrell paints from the median at the intersection of Ocean House Road and Shore Road drawing attention to art and to Cape
Elizabeth as a destination for visual artists. The public is invited to stop by and chat with Ferrell, or even to “pull up an easel.” Presented
by Ocean House Gallery, a reception for Ferrell will be held on Friday, July 22nd, from 5 to 8pm at the gallery. All are invited to see the
Erin McGee Ferrell is inspired by architecture merging with landscape. Her work is located throughout the nation in hospitals, corporations and with private collectors. Figurative yet abstract, yet adhering to visual accuracy and measurement. Recently McGee Ferrell has explored mixed media with subjects focused on universal themes. New Series include: Petri Dish, Shifting Thresholds, Night Sails, and Good Dark: The Maine Potato. Erin McGee Ferrell is an influential American Artist and important Contemporary Painter.
Erin McGee Ferrell studied oil painting at Mount Holyoke College, Pennsylvania Academy of Art, University of the Arts Philadelphia, and The University of Louisville, KY. Collectors include TD Ameritrade, AtlantiCare New Jersey, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, INC. Philadelphia, The Episcopal Diocese of Boston, the CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, professional hockey player Kimmo Timonen, and America’s Cup Winner- Robert James Gale.