WOLFEBORO — The Art Place in downtown Wolfeboro will hold its semi-annual Peter Ferber Gallery Show featuring local well-known artist Peter Ferber's collection of new original paintings on Saturday, February 15,. The unveiling and artist's reception will commence at 9:30 a.m., and all are welcome to attend and meet the artist.
Ferber says "This show presents a variety of contrasts, not only among the various pieces, but also within individual paintings. The piece featured on the postcard for the show depicts a collection of old leather ice skates I found hanging in the cupola of a cottage on Meredith Neck, while the view out the windows is of a warm summer day. Upon entering an old lake's-edge camp, next to the old wood stove and granite chimney there stood an elegant Steinway grand piano. The delight of that unlikely discovery, combined with the sunlight across its ebony finish gives me the fuel I always hope for in a painting."
The owner of The Art Place, Barbara Gibbs, talks about her relationship with Peter. "I first met Peter Ferber in the early 1990's after he had moved to this area full time. I could tell that he was a gentle soul and a gentleman from our first meeting. Little did I know, however, that we would develop a wonderful personal and working relationship that has enriched my life and added a special dimension to my gallery. If you are one of the fortunate people who know Peter, then you know his kind nature and exceptional spirit. You also know that he has a love for nature, nostalgia, and the environment. His paintings seem to represent a nod to the past and a respect for the future."
Since 1994 Peter Ferber has painted the official posters for the New England Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society's annual show, which also come as highly collectable artist proofs. Peter has exhibited in over 50 shows in New England and the Midwest. More than 100 reproductions of his work have been made, including over 70 limited edition prints. At The Art Place alone, he has had shows for the past 15 years. As his popularity grew, the shows were increased to be in August as well as February of each year.
His illustrations have appeared in national magazines, including Yankee, Antiques, and Connoisseur; and a number of books including: a retrospective of the poetry and prose of Doris Peel, entitled Journey To A New Day, and a children's book written by his wife, Jeannie Ferber, entitled The Tails of Quince and Flute in Semer Wood.
The artwork will continue to be displayed through March 1 or as long as available. The Art Place is the exclusive gallery for Peter Ferber's original artwork, and produces many of his limited edition prints. The Art Place is located at 9 North Main Street, downtown Wolfeboro. Visit on the web at www.theartplace.biz and facebook at www.facebook.com/theartplacewolfeboro. For hours or more information, call 603 569-6159 or toll free 866 569-6159.