Three Artists Open Season with solo exhibits at Carega Gallery (274 w/2 col KCase)

CENTER SANDWICH — A reception for three local artists whose work is featured at the Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery will be held on Saturday, June 1 from 5 to 7 p.m
Elizabeth F. Smith of Sandwich is exhibiting her charming landscapes for the first time, Kim Case will exhibit work done over the winter that definitely speak to summer on Squam Lake and finally Wendy Ketchum's series of ponds is encaustic at its very best. The gallery is located at 69 Maple Street in Center Sandwich. For more information visit or call 284-7728. Gallery hours are 10 to 5 Monday through Saturday and 12 to 5 on Sunday.
Elizabeth F. Smith's compositions turn Sandwich into a painterly symphony in oil on canvas and paper.
Ketchum lives and works in Tamworth and is a painter and a printer maker who he is interested in "close up" views of her environment as opposed to the panoramic. Her prints are one of a kind and currently created on clayboard instead of paper. In the final stages she applies encaustic wax which adds both depth and translucency to the work.
Case has spent her summers in Wonalancet and Moultonborough since she was a small child. In her words "Like many of us who love a place, certain views and vistas are imprinted on me as firmly as DNA". As no two days are the same, no two canvases are the same though Case often returns to the subjects that are dear and familiar to her. Squam Lake, Sandwich and White Face are often shown in her oil on canvas paintings.


Kim Case, White Face, oil on canvas. (Courtesy photo)