The Arts

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The Morgan Gallery, at the KCC, is made possible through a generous donation by the Morgan Family of Kittery, ME. The gallery space is prominently located by the STAR THEATRE and provides a new venue for showcasing works by visual artists. The KCC Visual Arts Committee is responsible for curating the programming and schedules an ongoing series of art exhibits to showcase visual artists. Professional artists are encouraged to submit works for review for future exhibits. All works are reviewed and juried by a sub-committee of the Arts and Culture committee.

This gallery is free and open to the public during KCC business hours and also open during performances in the STAR Theatre. The Morgan Gallery is located in the Kittery Community Center at 120 Rogers Road in Kittery, Maine. 

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Current exhibit

Raptors – Jim Ryan

Showing June 1, 2019 – September 27, 2019

Opening Reception – June 12 | 5:30PM-7:00PM | FREE 

Jim Ryan started painting only a few years ago at the age of 55. He is a mainly self-taught artist, working mostly with oil paint. He also uses watercolors, colored pencils, charcoal, graphite, as well as, doing en plein air work. His raptors have been shown in a solo show at the Firehouse Gallery in Newburyport, MA, the Merrimac Public Library, 100 Market Street Gallery, Portsmouth, NH, Parker River Wildlife Center, and the SAA Gallery in Exeter. One of his paintings recently won the “Peoples Choice Award” at the Seacoast Art Association’s annual contest.

“I have always had a love of hawks, owls, and other raptors. For me, their beauty and regalness represent the best of nature. While others see their fierceness, I see their peace and feel a sense of presence.” – Jim Ryan

maine birds of prey | july 27 | 9:00am-10:00am

What is the difference between a hawk and a falcon? Do we have vultures in Maine? Using their amazing live non-releasable bird ambassadors, posters, and hands-on materials, The Center for Wildlife will visit the KCC to discuss the kinds of birds of prey found in Maine, their habitats, habits, place in the food chain, and why we need to protect them.

This hour-long program is hosted by the Kittery Community Center’s Visual Arts Committee and coincides with “Raptors” – a stunning art exhibit by Jim Ryan – on display now through September 2019 at the KCC Morgan Gallery located at 120 Rogers Road, Kittery.

Cost: Free! Must pre-register by calling 207-439-3800

Deck The Walls

Adorning the first floor hallway walls are pieces of local artwork in a more casual setting than the Morgan Gallery.  This informal showing area will feature children’s artwork, as well as other local artists’ pieces.  These pieces are constantly changing throughout the year.  

On Display Now – Kittery Academy

 

call to artists

Local Visual Artists Invited to Submit Proposals