Ode to Bowdoin Pines: Tempera Paintings
12 Pleasant St., Brunswick, ME
9am - 5pm Monday - Friday and 10am - 2pm on Saturday
September 1 - 27, 2013
“Ode to Bowdoin Pines” at Gallery Framing, 12 Pleasant St. , Brunswick, from September 2 – 27.
Since classical Greek times, poets have written odes addressing subjects like joy, Grecian urns, the west wind, and immortality.
For this exhibit, Kigel has painted a series of odes to the Bowdoin Pines.
This 3 acre parcel of pines, with walking trails, is a rare example of one of Maine’s old-growth forests, it’s specimen more than 125 years old.
Using thick tempera paint, watercolor, and Asian brush, Kigel exalts the statuesque white pines, given in 1791 from the town of Brunswick to Bowdoin College.
Layering brilliant and unexpected colors, Kigel’s paintings evoke the glory of coastal pine barrens, the pride of patriarchal ships’ masts, and the solace that pines lend to nature preserves and winter.
Witness the wonder of pines Monday – Friday 10-5, and Saturday 10-2. And meet the artist during the Brunswick Art Walk, Friday, September 13th. For more information, call 729-9108 or visit