Josie Merck :: Spring Street Gallery :: Aug 14-21 2018
Josie Merck will be showing her paintings as a guest at the Spring Street Gallery between Tuesday, August 14th and Monday, the 20th. The work spans years of paintings trees in their various settings on Block Island. Some are portraits of trees long gone--- taken out by storms or old age. Some are portraits of familiar individuals—apple, shad, elm, or maple. The work is in a variety of materials--- watercolors, oils, and mixed media. Josie has shown her work on the island over the years primarily at Mary Newhouse’s Encore Gallery once in “The Tiffany Building” (now Lazy Fish) and later in the New Post Office Building. Encore embraced a vibrant cadre of artists some of whom now have new venues on island: Ben Wohlberg, Sean Hartnett, Bill Padien. Those no longer with us, whose work lives on, include Cynthia Bloom, Bakeland Roll, Mary Newhouse, and Tom Macaleer. Josie’s most recent show on Block Island was at Ned Phillips’ Aurora Gallery, “Natives, Invasives & Exotics”, which explored the wild flora and fauna of our natural island community.
The opening of the show will be on Tuesday 14 August from 5-7pm and will remain up for the week until Monday August 20st from 10-6 daily.