River Arts presents the work of Scout Dunbar in a solo show, “On the Water’s Edge,” from July 21 through August 10. Dunbar will be in the gallery to greet visitors during an artist’s reception on July 30 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Scout Dunbar is a third-generation female artist originally hailing from Ithaca, New York. She received a Bachelor of Fine Art with a concentration in printmaking from Alfred University in Alfred, New York. In the years since, Scout has centered her art practice in New York City, Santa Fe, Tucson, and Bremen, Maine. She has shown work in numerous national and international solo and group shows. Her art is held in the permanent collection of the University of New Mexico, as well as corporate and private art collections.
Dunbar's art takes inspiration from the landscapes of her past and present to make whimsical abstract two-dimensional artwork that evokes a sense of place. “On the Water's Edge” showcases a new selection of abstract mixed-material drawings that exude playful energy and a lighthearted exploration of color, form, and line.
In this exhibit, she draws on her experiences on the rugged coast of Muscongus Bay where she set up her studio in a small cottage along the water's edge for the last three summers. Viewers will find the new collection of work holds unique expressions of the Maine coastal landscape that abounds just outside of her cottage door.
River Arts is located at 36 Elm St. in Damariscotta. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. For additional information call the gallery at 563-6868 or visit the River Arts website: riverartsme.org.