Jon Imber was my mentor and friend. Several years ago I met Jon at a workshop he was teaching through the Concord Art Association. He invited me to come to Stonington, Maine, that summer and join his workshop of hand-picked students. That week introduced me to a talented group of artists and now friends. Since his untimely passing in 2014 due to ALS we all gather each summer in Stonington for a week of painting, sharing our work and honoring Jon. He had a huge influence on all of us. And we all miss him.
|Jon giving us a demo 2013|
This year his longtime student and dear friend John Arens has organized an exhibit of our paintings at the RiverSea Gallery in Dover, NH. This will be a first for us to show together. Jon had wanted to have such an exhibit of his Stonington artists.
The exhibit will run from April 22nd - June 10th, 2017. The gallery is at Washington Street Mills, 1 Washington Street, Dover, NH 03820. On Saturday, May 6th from 6-9 PM the artists will be present. Come join us - we are a lively group and each of us has a unique vision of Stonington and painting in general that Jon helped us see more clearly.
|Jon's demo painting July 2013|