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Paintings by Cynthia Asherman on View throughout August


Story posted July 31, 2007

For artist Cynthia J. Asherman of Yarmouth, painting is not optional.

"It's very important to me to be able to paint," she says. "It's similar to being able to speak. If I had to contain all the beauty and emotion and glory and power of what I see and feel all around me in nature, I would explode from it all. I need to paint."

A selection of Asherman's oil and watercolor paintings will be on view at Bowdoin College August 4 through August 31, 2007, in Lancaster Lounge, Moulton Union.

An opening reception with the artist will be held Thursday, August 9, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Lancaster Lounge. The public is welcome and admission is free.

Cynthia Asherman's work is driven by the beauty of nature. Her watercolors, both abstract and realistic, focus on such subjects as the countryside, gardens, and the waters and shorelines of Maine. From the minute life to be observed in a tidal pool to the sweeping panorama of Mt. Katahdin, her inspirations are the "unequivocal beauty" of natural settings.

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Asherman's oil paintings include large murals, furniture embellished with florals, and antique clapboards decoratively laden with fruits and vegetables. Her canvases have included boards from her 120-year-old Yarmouth home, mirrors, and cupboards.

Hours of the exhibition are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (except when Lancaster Lounge is in use for a campus meeting). Admission is free.

For more information call 207-725-3832. To reach the artist to inquire about other works or exhibitions, call 207-846-9227.

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