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Peter Ferber Gallery Show, Summer of 2021
On Saturday, August 14, 2021 The Art Place in downtown Wolfeboro will hold its semi-annual Peter Ferber Gallery Show featuring new original paintings by local well-known artist Peter Ferber.
Mr. Ferber has been showing at The Art Place gallery in downtown Wolfeboro since the early 1990’s. His artwork captures the essence of experiences and places that the viewer has had or has seen. With an eye for detail and a nod to the past, this well-know local artist captures life as it should be filled with nostalgia and comfortable surroundings However, there is a bit of intrigue and uniqueness in the gallery show this time. You will have to come see for yourselves.
Peter Ferber hints at the upcoming show, “the group of paintings for the August show is marked by variety. No two are alike. They hit on all the subjects I love, with a few things I don’t often do, and one I’ve never done. Looking them over in my mind, I do see some pairings. Two of boats in the early morning. Two looking out of doors–one from an upstairs cottage bedroom and one from inside a boathouse. Two where the sky plays a major role–one a sunset, and one in moonlight. They move you from a restful porch in the sunlight, to a brisk, breezy island mooring. They span the seasons from (mostly) summer, to fall, to winter. They span locations from our local lake to Chichester to Fougeres in France. This last one from a place I visited in college, and have had fun going thru those photographs and bringing to painted fruition ideas that I didn’t get to work on at the time. Finally, there’s one that doesn’t fit in anywhere and is unlike anything I’ve ever done. It, too, is an idea that has been waiting years to come out. I’ve even had the title in mind all this time. Though there is no cut-paper piece in this show, this one uses that medium in combination with a traditional watercolor. I don’t want to make to much of it, but it should be a conversation-starter, and maybe elicit a chuckle. I hope no one thinks I’ve “gone around the bend,” as a British friend of ours used to say! All in all, I think this will be an interesting show to see. And I’ll say that the one thing these paintings do have in common is that as each one has gone out my studio door, I’ve wanted to take another look or two at it, because it has something special that I’ve really enjoyed, and I hope the viewer will too.”
The Peter Ferber Gallery Show is held twice a year –in August and in February– at The Art Place, 9 N Main St in downtown Wolfeboro. Many people, some traveling long distances, arrive early before the doors open at 9:30 am and line up to ensure they are first to see the new works. Peter Ferber will be present at the show during the day, providing a wonderful opportunity to hear the stories behind the paintings directly from the artist. The Gallery Show will run until August 28 or before if all the paintings are sold. More information is available by calling 603-569-6159 or keep posted for updates on our Facebook page at /theartplacewolfeboro.