Fostering Art Public Exhibit
FOSTERING ART: Three Local Artists Collaborate with Foster’s Place Developer
Oil painters working in Dover and Southern Maine have created a public art exhibit in the windows of Foster’s Place along Henry Law Avenue in Dover. Ten windowpanes glow with color and light beginning at 4:00 every afternoon.
Artist, Charles Wemyss, Jr., conceived the project after viewing a similar installation in Portsmouth. “There is so much great art in Dover and I wanted to raise the public’s awareness,” said Wemyss. He batted around the concept with another local painter, Susan E. Hanna of SEH Studios. Both Hanna and Wemyss keep studios in the Washington Street Mill complex. Wemyss’ enthusiasm inspired Hanna to offer her substantial experience with art curation to knock out the details in relatively short order. The third artist, Kim Massaro, joined later to offer her separate artistic vision.
Wemyss contacted George Kostis of Foster’s Place in Dover about bringing beauty and attention to the commercial spaces for lease on the street level of the new development. Kostis offered electricity and heat as well as the use of the windows. Wemyss called on friends to help the artists build wooden walls to support the art in the windows. The artists added lights and hung the art to complete the project.
The result is an extremely accessible and ongoing exhibit of fine art in a well-trafficked, downtown venue.
View the paintings 24/7 and learn about the artists or purchasing at: https://sehstudios.com/fostering-art-dover-nh/