Dozens of St. John artists have been ‘channeling the masters’ and put their inspired creations on sale over the weekend. Some pieces are still available.
The St. John Artists Association’s latest show drew about a hundred people to the group’s gallery on the second floor of the Marketplace. There were dozens of paintings, jewelry pieces, and sculptures on display.
Elaine Estern’s watercolor, "The Mermaid," was done in the style of Howard Pyle. Lisa Etre’s "Purple Robe with Anemones," in oil, paid tribute to Henry Matisse, and Kristen Maize took inspiration from Edgar Degas for her oil, "Two Bathers on the Grass."
Items sold at auction included Deborah Macfarlane’s "Bather With Outstretched Arms,” in the spirit of Paul Cezanne, National Park Service archaeologist Ken Wild offered "Reclining Venus," an oil inspired by Turner, while Robert Howle showed three fine silver pieces in the spirit of the Tiano Indians. The Marketplace’s marketing manager, Jennifer Dale, provided the photographs.