Exploring the World Around Us, Paintings by Mary Ellen Sakura at Red Gate Farm (290 w/2 col spring emerging)

PLYMOUTH — Mary Ellen Sakura, a resident of Thornton, has a new show opening June 9 at at the Gallery at Red Gate Farm on Highland Street in Plymouth.
This collection of work by Ms. Sakura is aptly named "Exploring the World Around Us". A broad spectrum of subjects are explored in this show, but the underlying theme in this body of her work of oils, acrylics and prints is that of the natural world which surrounds people living in the Lakes Region and White Mountains of New Hampshire.
Ms. Sakura and her husband David have been residents of the area for many years, living formerly in Waterville Valley where they have been active supporters of the Rey Center since its inception.
Ms. Sakura is a retired school teacher with over 37 years of experience working with adults as well as kindergarten through High School students. She has been exhibiting her artwork in galleries and art centers since 1985. She was one of the founding members of the Arlington Center for the Arts in Arlington, MA and was awarded the prestigious McClennan Arts Award in 2008. Presently Ms. Sakura is a member of the New Hampshire Woman's Art Caucus, and the Monotype Guild of New Hampshire.
Red Gate Farm is located at 188 Highland Street in Plymouth. A former dairy farm, the barn and woodshed have been converted to a contempary American Art and Craft Gallery exhibiting the work of local artists. American crafts are also available in the gallery with a variety of media in stock including quilts by owner Janice Maves, pottery, glass, jewelry and wood.
The Gallery and adjacent antique store are open Wed-Sun 10-5, Monday 12-5 and closed on Tuesday. For more information about the gallery visit  www.Redgatefarmnh.com or on Facebook.

Spring Emerging. (Courtesy photo)