Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Big Fish sighted in Center Lovell

Geoff Herguth Design outdoor art now at Harvest Gold Gallery
A recent addition to our Gallery is the new Sculptures by Geoff Herguth Design. Geoff Herguth and his assistant Jessie Redlon create custom sculptures including mermaids, fish, sharks, crustaceans, dogs, birds, and a three dimensional representation of the Maine State quarter. GHD also fabricates decorative iron work, sculptural signage, furniture, and cabinetry while also operating a commercial marine welding service providing custom boat building, repair and restoration.
Specializing in cast aluminum, stainless steel, copper and bronze, Geoff has been designing, welding and creating with metal for over 30 years. His sculptures and signage can be found as feature decor at restaurants and retail stores along the East Coast, and here at Harvest Gold Gallery.
Geoff uses a method of casting called Lost styrofoam casting. Lost styrofoam casting is a sand casting process where the original pattern is carved in styrofoam. The finished pattern is "rammed" or "packed" in casting sand in a container called a flask. Casting sand is a fine sand mixed with oil to allow it to pack tightly. The molten metal is poured into the flask and the styrofoam is vaporized and displaced. After cooling, the sand is broken away to reveal the cast metal. The Petrobond sand used is fine enough to pick up a finger print. A value added element to lost styrofoam casting is that each pattern is hand carved. Even if the subject is repeated it will be unique as no two patterns can be identically reproduced. The rough cast piece is then finished by a variety of techniques, sand blasting, grinding, polishing and "chasing" (hammering) the surfaces of the piece.
In our Gallery we are fortunate to have 4 of Geoff's origional pieces including the Mako Shark, Mermaid and Moon, Swordfish, and Mermaid. Each piece is original, although he make make a similar one, he creates and molds each one individually so no two structures are exactly the same. 

Mako Shark
Mermaid & Moon
Please feel free to stop by our shop anytime and check out the Biggest fish you're ever seen in Lovell, and our Mermaids! Can't make it to town? Check out our Website at http://harvestgoldgallery.com. 
And don't forget to check out the view! 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Varvara Harmon comes to Harvest Gold Gallery to teach a Plein Air class

Varvara Harmon is a Russian artist who moved to Windham Maine in 2001.  She graduated from art school in Russia over 20 years ago and has been painting since she was a little girl. Her work is all made in different mediums and she creates it in a series of small paintings or drawings that are connected by a common subject or theme. We are proud to have an award winning Maine artist showcased here at Harvest Gold Gallery, and even more proud to have had her teach a Plein Air Class here at the Gallery. 
Plein Air is a French expression which means "in the open air," and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors, which is also called peinture sur le motif ("painting on the ground") in French. 
This past saturday Varvara set up her easel and paints and got straight to work here at the gallery using our beautiful Center Lovell View. 
The beginning of Varvara's Plein Air class, and the paintings are starting out great.
By noon Varvara has already accomplished so much. She is amazing to watch in action!
This photo is after 5 hours of dedicated painting. 
This is the end result! It's absolutely beautiful! We are so proud to say that Varvara Harmon painted the view from Harvest Gold Gallery. 
We just had to share Varvaras pallet and organization! Love these colors, they really express the shades of Maine in the summer.
Feel free to come and see more of Varvaras work and check out the view here at Harvest Gold Gallery in Center Lovell, Maine. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Great Time Had By All- Thanks For Coming To Our Annual Open House!

Last Friday at Harvest Gold Gallery we hosted another very successful annual open house! Thank you for all those who attended and helped make the evening so successful. Between the beautiful pieces displayed through out the gallery, and the fantastic food that was served, there was a lot to talk about as the customers, friends, and artists began to flood into the building. 
Jean Franz Miller, a local Lovell Artist,  educated our guests about her love of painting and learned about all of the various artist that Harvest Gold showcases.

A guests views the variety of Gold and Tourmaline Jewelry in the front of the store. 

This guests was loving all of our Miniature Original Watercolor paintings  by Varvara Harmon

Ashannah helps out with serving the yummy cucumber and herbed goat cheese appetizer that Bill had prepared for the event.
Hannah also lends a helping hand serving food to our hungry guests, serving a mexican style pico dio filled corn tortilla cup with pepper-jack cheese.

Guests discuss all of the various crafts and art here at the gallery in the hustle and bustle if the evenings events. 

A guests looks at the fine details in Varvara Harmons "Red Tulip" oil painting.

Ellen Nelson showed off her carved wooden birds and was able to learn more about the various artists showcased in our gallery. 

These two lady's were awed by the great craftsmanship of the hand carved utensils by Maggie's Farm in  Kents Hill Maine. 

Bill greets our guests from Quisisana, always managing to make them laugh! 

The Gallery was full of guests who were intrigued by the variety of local and Maine- Made art we offer.

Tom Merriam, an artist who's paintings can be found in almost every room of the the gallery,  came to the open house prepared with stories and photos from his recent trip to Africa. 

A guest takes a look at the variety of Gold wedding bands handcrafted by Bill and Linda here at the gallery, along with our glass salt and pepper shakers. 

Jacquie serves the food crafted by Bill, as Bill talks about the artists in our gallery.

Varvara speaks with a fan about her paintings and how the Maine scenery has been a huge inspiration to her paintings. Varvara moved from Russia to Windham, Maine in 2001 and has been creating a range of beautiful art inspired by the Maine scenery and people. She also talks about her most recent Plein Air painting that she has scheduled to be painted right here at the gallery looking at our gorgeous view!

If you were not able to come to the open house or would like to come see us again please feel free to stop by for a look around the gallery! We would love to see you here on route 5 in beautiful downtown Center Lovell, Maine overlooking Kezar Lake and the White Mountains. 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Harvest Gold Gallery's Open House and Artist Reception Tomorrow!

Harvest Gold Gallery
Welcomes you to join them for their annual Artist Reception and Open House 
Tomorrow, July 12th from 3-6 pm


  Come join us for our Annual Artist Reception and Open House tomorrow, July 12th from 3:00-6:00 p.m. We invite you to bring your friends and family to meet the artists, and we invite our 200 plus artists to invite their friends and family to meet the customers! Wine and Cheese will be served. We are also pleased to announce that the photographers featured in the book.

Our Kezar, along with award winning children's author Robin Taylor-Chiarello will be joining us during the open house for some book signings.

  Our Kezar 

Lee Conary, Kenneth Goldman and Kelly Rickards.
Our Kezar is a collaboration of three photographers brought together by their love of Kezar Lake and the Lovell, Maine area. This book captures the three different perspectives of the photographers and the unique beauty of the local area.
It Only Takes One Friend...
Robin Taylor-Chiarello 
Award winning author Robin Taylor-Chiarello, author of the popular children's books "The Blue Lobster" and "The Clam Diggers Ball", will be joining us during the open house for a book signing with her newest book "It Only Takes One Friend.."
"It Only Takes One Friend" fallows the story of Little Chief, a young bison who is chosen to replace a retiring elder bison at Beech Hill Farm and Bison Ranch. Little Chief is unsure about leaving his friends and moving to a new place. To his surprise he is warmly greeted by a friendly chicken named Abigail Frizzle, and quickly learns that it only takes one friend to make you feel at home.
Here at Harvest Gold Gallery, we hope you can join us for an evening of fun, and catch a glimpse of our beautiful Center Lovell view! 


Monday, July 1, 2013

An Up And Coming Artist Swings In For A Visit

Harvest Gold welcomed the young Sam Lively, age four, into the gallery for a look around. He got to demonstrate his creative side by showing everyone in the gallery the colorful patterns he could create with a handmade wooden block toy he had found.

Come visit us here at Harvest Gold in downtown Center Lovell Maine; we love meeting new artist of all ages. 


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