Haynes Galleries Open Through the Fall in Thomaston

THOMASTON— Even though the long, sun-filled days of summer are gone, the exquisite fine art of Haynes Galleries is here to stay. For the first time, the Thomaston gallery will now remain open during the fall months with a selection of portraits, still lifes, landscapes, and sculptures from many gallery favorites including Roger Dale Brown and Vincent Giarrano. Through December, the gallery will be open to visitors Thursday through Saturday from 11 am to 4pm.

After such a well-attended summer season that saw Mainers and visitors from all over the country stopping by, Haynes Galleries is keeping several of its most popular pieces in Thomaston for the next few months. The landscapes of Roger Dale Brown, many of which are of scenic spots all over Maine, will preside over space on the first floor of the gallery. Perhaps Brown’s views of warm sunshine bouncing off lapping waves will be a welcome distraction to fall’s less than ideal weather.

The intimate city scenes of Vincent Giarrano will also be on view. Giarrano’s paintings, which were featured during a solo exhibition at the beginning of the summer, invite viewers to contemplate private moments in public spaces. Even with his careful attention to his subjects’ personalities, Giarrano doesn’t consider his images traditional portraits. Instead he describes them as a combination of portrait and genre scenes, akin to Andrew Wyeth’s iconic work.

But fans of Haynes Galleries’ diverse Realist collections are in luck, too. Groupings of works by some of the gallery’s most distinguished artists like Burton Silverman, Seth Haverkamp, and Nancy Depew will also be on view. It’s a chance for Mainers and those who love Maine to escape the cold, albeit for a short while, and immerse themselves in a bountiful celebration of world-class Realist paintings and sculptures.