The End of the Appalachians by Giovanna Lepore

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USD $5000.00 Retail Value
USD $ 1800.00 Opening Bid
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This series consists of five panels created to depict Mt. Katahdin to Mt. Chase. The name of the series is "The End of the Appalachians."

These pieces (from left to right) are the artist's interpretation of Double Top and Baxter Peak (Katahdin), Baxter Peak and North Basin (Katahdin), The Travelers, Mt. Chase, and Lang, Davis, and Pickett Mountains.

The series is a large, free-standing work. Each panel is 32" wide and 61" long. The work is oil on panel done from studies, drawings, and oil sketches on site.

The artist noted that, "When I visit my friends and relatives up [in the Katahdin region], there is a painting or photo of Katahdin in every home and most businesses. It is an icon for the folks in the area. To us Mainers it is a powerful preservation symbol of native treasures." Giovanna spends a week in Northern Maine every summer painting and drawing. This is her main source of inspiration.

As a girl, Giovanna studied art in Gardiner, Maine, with Edna McGrail who was a student of Andrew Wyeth. Lepore attended Lake Erie College and the University of New Hampshire where she received a BA in studio art.

Giovanna is a multi-media artist and art educator who has exhibited work in solo and group shows in the US and Italy. She is currently showing work at the Vault in Sprinfield, VT.

Painting in oils, water colors, acrylics , printmaking, sea glass art, ceramic tiles and wax sculpture. Genre includes landscape, expressive portraits, equine, and inspirations from travels in Gaspe, St Lawrence Seaway, Italy, Sicily, Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica and Panama.

Giovanna is currently teaching preschool in the Reggio Emilia philosophy, exploring the flora and fauna in New England and making wooden models of many species. Her teaching recently included a unit on Atlantic salmon, with focus on the importance of their migration up the Kennebec. Giovanna states that, "Maine is the only New England state (and possibly the only state on eastern seaboard) that has made heroic preservation efforts to sustain this species."

Due to its size, NRCM will deliver this within the New England states free of charge. If you are the highest bidder and live outside New England, we ask that you please cover shipping charges.

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