PORTLAND—Kenny Cole, painter and installation artist from Monroe, and Emily Leonard Trenholm, a landscape artist from Portland, have been named the 2012 Monhegan Island artists-in-residence by the Monhegan Artists’ Residency Corporation (MARC).
A 1981 graduate of Pratt Institute, Cole has shown his work at a number of venues throughout the state, among them, the University of Maine Museum of Art, Space Gallery, and the Belfast Free Library. His imagery often makes reference to social, religious, and political issues.
Trenholm earned a BFA from the University of New Hampshire and an MFA from Boston University where she studied with John Walker. She responds to the natural world in an abstract and painterly fashion. She plans to paint on location while on Monhegan and also hopes to make watercolors and reduction block prints.
“We are pleased to be able to offer two five-week residencies on Monhegan this year,” said Susan Danly, chair of the MARC board. Grants from the Underhill, Quimby and Davis Family foundations support the program. The Monhegan Boat Lines will again provide free ferry passage for the artists.
The jury included June Fitzpatrick, June Fitzpatrick Gallery; Daniel Fuller, director, Institute of Contemporary Art, Maine College of Art; and sculptor Michael Shaughnessy, art teacher, University of Southern Maine.
Now in its 22nd year, MARC is supported by individual donations and foundation grants. For information, visit www.monheganartistsresidency.org.