Dates: July 8 – 30, 2016
Reception and Artists Talk Sunday, July 17-4- 6pm
275 Water St. Gardiner, ME
Good neighbors make art together. Artdogs Studio artists and the Gardiner Food
Co-op team up for the Ninth Annual Variations Exhibit. Artist and Gallery director
Karen Adrienne said” The artists and the process of this exhibit vary from year to year.
Each year has been an exciting and a wonderful look into the individual artist’s work
here at Artdogs. This year was an especially exciting one because we were getting to
know our new neighbors at the Gardiner Food Co-op. I was very excited about
partnering with them and the chance to showcase them with the talents of the Artdogs
Studio artists”. Six employees of the year old Gardiner Food Co-op each gave six
“prompts” to the six artists of Artdogs Studio as inspiration for the work created for this
years’ group exhibit.
Gardiner Food Co-op General Manager Shawn Menard said “I chose foods that are
simple yet have a deep food history and are recognized by many cultures. Much of our
diets are based around these items and the food legacy they carry”. This years’
participants are Shawn Menard who is paired with artist Scott King, Karen Benner who is
paired with artist Kerstin Gilg, Tonya Gorman who is paired with artist John Carnes, Jake
Wilson who is paired with artist Scott Minzy, John Ault who is paired with artist Lynn
Braff and Zoë Cumler wo is paired with artist Karen Adrienne.
Artists and Gardiner Co-op employees will talk about this years collaboration at the
reception Sunday, July 17 th 4-6pm. Free and open to the public.