3-person gallery to be featured at LaBelle Winery

AMHERST – LaBelle Winery, in partnership with McGowan Fine Art in Concord, announces the opening of a three-person art show at the winery, 345 Route 101 in Amherst.

The show features the prints of artists Peter Milton and Matthew Smith and the paintings of Molly Wensberg. It will run through October.

Milton is known locally for his painting “The Rehearsal,” which is on display at The Currier Museum in Manchester, but he is internationally known for his intaglio and digital prints. A master of composition and detail, Milton weaves a narrative across his large-format works. Careful observation rewards the viewer with distorted items, historical references and visual puns.

Smith is a former commercial fisherman who turned to printmaking. His reverence for nature is evident in his subject matter: Piping plovers, lobsters and various tiny sea creatures. He uses a proprietary printing method that allows for deep cuts in the copper that can hold a substantial amount of ink. Saturated colors are his hallmark and are a delightful addition to his whimsical images.

Wensberg paints the hidden landscapes of New Hampshire. Her use of a palette knife gives her paintings a shimmery surface. Strong contrast and interesting color choices make her landscapes visually provocative while maintaining a sense of timelessness. Her work will be featured in an upcoming show, “Terra Incognita,” at McGowan Fine Art this month.

McGowan Fine Art is located at 10 Hills Ave. in Concord.

For more information, call Julie Hamel at 603-225-2515, visit McgowanFineArt.com or email gallery@mcgowanfineart.com. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and by appointment.