Landmesser art, back-to-back

Dec 03, 2013
"Evergreen Arch" is a watercolor by William Landmesser, who will be sharing his work at two mid-December events.

Stockton Springs — William Landmesser has been pushing paint around his Stockton Springs art studio for the past 23 years. The artist will share the fruits of his labor at two venues this holiday season.

Benefit for Schoodic sculpture

Landmesser will be the featured artist at benefit wine tasting/art show Thursday, Dec. 12, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Good Kettle, Route 1. Since last spring, Good Kettle owner Gay Dion has been hosting wine tastings fundraisers for various nonprofits and local individuals with particular needs. The Dec. 12 event will support the effort to place a major outdoor granite sculpture along the Bucksport waterfront.

The Schoodic International Sculpture Symposium has earmarked Bucksport and six other eastern Maine communities to site a sculpture created during the 2014 summer symposium held on the Schoodic peninsula.  Since 2007, the Symposium has allowed international artists to create and place sculptures in 27 communities from Eastport to Deer Isle. Twenty percent of Landmesser’s painting sales will be donated to this project.

Christmas Open House

Landmesser invites the public to his personal gallery’s annual Christmas Open House Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 14 and 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Landmesser Paintings is located just three miles up the road from the Good Kettle, two-tenths of a mile off Route 1 at 34 Meadow Road, two miles before the Penobscot Narrows Bridge.

The gallery is nestled among woods that, like the paintings he makes, the artist has nurtured over the past two decades; visitors are welcome to walk (or snowshoe) the trail around the property. Two intimate rooms filled with oils, watercolors and drawings comprise the gallery, where the artist also frames most of his own work (custom framing is available to the public).

Wholesome refreshments and inspiring holiday music will compliment the visual beauty. The gallery is open daily by chance or appointment. For more information, call 567-4302 or visit landmesserpaintings.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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