Bath gallery to host opening event for ‘Light, Line, Form’


BATH — The Chocolate Church Arts Center gallery will feature Maine artists Maryjane Johnston and Tanja Kunz in a show “Light, Line, Form,” with an opening event at the gallery Friday, May 28.

“Light, Line, Form” will feature recent works from the two artists, and juxtapose minimalism and fullness through photography and painting.

“Nautilus Shell” by Maryjane Johnston Contributed photo

Johnston, who was born in Bermuda and grew up in Cape Elizabeth, is best known for her photographs of the female form. She presents the female form as simplified, with ambiguous shapes that can be revealing, mystifying, and personal. The intimate nature of the subjects immerses the viewer in a universe of sensations sometimes blurring the line between illusion and reality.

“Daisies” by Tanja Kunz Contributed photo

Kunz received her Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Victoria, in British Columbia, and her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of New Mexico, in Albuquerque. Her paintings and drawings reference the natural world, but are abstract and mysterious. The artist says, “With a background in natural healing and traditional medicine, this work reflects my fascination with the energy, beauty, and power of nature,” according to a news release from the center.

The 804 Washington St. center will host a gallery opening event with the artists from 5 to 7:30 p.m. May 28. The event will take place mostly outdoors, with light refreshments served. Four people will be allowed to enter the gallery at a time, and face coverings must be worn by all attendees. The event is free to attend, but guests must register in advance. Tickets and more information can be found at chocolatechurcharts.org.

“Light, Line, Form” will be on display until June 26, with the gallery open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, visit the the center’s website and Facebook page, or call 207-442-8455.

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