Hardscrabble Solutions hosted a gallery opening featuring mixed media art by Brianna Gerrish.

Several large canvases will continue to adorn the walls through June 2018.

Gerrish also debuted a new main street mural.  This is a regular feature at HardScrabble Solutions.  All featured artists showcase their work on HardScrabble’s storefront windows.  Gerrish used bold colors and brush strokes to depict wildlife.  The US Route 1 thoroughfare has been enlivened with pedestrian and auto passerbys stopping to consider and admire Gerrish’s work.

Gerrish is a student at the University of Maine Presque Isle.  She majors in Art and History.  Her work has been featured at Marden’s where she also paints the storefront windows.  Gerrish also has her work consistently featured  at another Downtown establishment.  Bridgham Engineering & Land Surveying, Inc. showcases Brianna’s artwork.


Depictions of Noise

Images grip us human beings. After all, eyesight is our most highly adapted sense; what we see is our greatest infatuation. Images can evoke emotions, memories, and experiences. Our sights can summon out other senses, by conjuring a reminder of a taste or a smell, or calling to mind a touch or sound. These artworks are inspired by sounds. The alternative media incorporated here includes recycled and found objects, otherwise unwanted.

Sounds are waves, reverberations through the air, much like the waves that compromise the light which enable us to see. Certain frequencies of light or sound heal, while other hurt. Vibrations are omnipresent, and all living beings radiate their own measurable frequency.


-Brianna Gerrish

Central Aroostook Chamber of Commerce First Friday Downtown Art Walks occur monthly.  Other May 2018 First Friday Downtown Art Walk venues in Presque Isle included the following local galleries, restaurants, and businesses.

Wintergreen Arts Center
Anomic Chameleon Creatives
Mark & Emily Turner Memorial Library
Northeastland Hotel
Cafe Sorpreso
Studio 923 – UMPI Art Club

Facebook event: First Friday Downtown Art Walk – May 4 with Brianna Gerrish

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