Richard Sears to open show in Bath

Posted Wednesday, October 17, 2012 in Culture

Richard Sears to open show in Bath

BATH — Splashes of rich color dance across the paper and canvases of Richard Sears, visible in his solo show opening Oct. 19 at 11 Centre St. in Bath. From 5 to 7 p.m., the public can meet the artist at the opening celebration.

His works range from local landscapes, such as the scenic overlook at Thorne Head, to still lifes of flowers and evocations of snow-thaw patterns. Sears finds the sacred in rocks and trees, water and sky. The artist, who taught painting and drawing at the University of Michigan for 35 years, sought to communicate his belief in the power of close and repeated observations, where beauty is not just in the exotic, but also in the everyday. His work embodies those ideas.

Sears, a resident of Bath for nearly 20 years, has shown his artworks in Maine, Michigan, Iowa and California. His works hang in museums in Michigan and California.

The show will be open for browsing and purchase from Oct. 19 through Nov. 24, Wednesdays through Saturdays, noon until 6 p.m. at West Island Gallery’s temporary exhibition space at 11 Centre St.

For more information see www.westislandgallery.com or call Susie Westly Wren at (207) 371-9106.

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