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Local artist Kat Johnson mounts solo show

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BANGOR - The Sohns Gallery at the Rock & Art Shop in downtown Bangor has announced a solo exhibition by local artist Kat Johnson.

The exhibit – titled “Oh You Pretty Things” – will include all new works created in the past six months. Johnson has lived and worked in Bangor for over 15 years; this event marks her fourth solo show in the area and second at the Sohns Gallery. 

“Oh You Pretty Things” will showcase eight new large relief prints. These framed works will be for sale along with the unframed prints in the edition and other smaller prints of various subjects. The artist will be donating a portion of all sales made during the duration of the show to Mabel Wadsworth Center. 

Johnson works as the Senior Museum Educator and Marketing Manager at the University of Maine Museum of Art in Downtown Bangor. She received her Masters of Fine Art in Intermedia in 2012 from the University of Maine and has been an active member of the creative community since her arrival in Maine in 2003. 

This is the second exhibition of Johnson’s work at the Sohns Gallery. The first showing was a large-scale evolving painting which was the inaugural show in the gallery. Having focused on painting for many years, Johnson has now turned to printmaking to create her images. Regarding this shift Johnson stated, “I’ve always painted large, flat areas of color with bold line work, very much in the style of a screen print or relief print. I thought it was time I finally made that leap to fully delve into the process of printmaking.” 

“Oh You Pretty Things” will be on view during regular business hours at the Rock & Art Shop, located at 36 Central Street in Bangor. The exhibit runs March 4 – April 28, 2019. An opening reception will be held on March 8 at 6:30 p.m.; the artist will be on site to give remarks at 7:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.

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