Saturday, August 27, 2022 / by Teresa Dipeso
Laura Starrett and Louise Zemaitis – Featured Artists at the Harbor Gallery in Cape May
The Harbor Gallery is pleased to announce their featured local artists for the month of September. watercolorist, Laura Starrett and naturalist/artist, Louise Zemaitis will display their works for the entire month of September. The Nature Center will follow all CDC Covid safety guidelines.
Born and raised in New York City, Laura Starrett moved with her family to the Villas in the 1970s. She then returned to New York where she studied English and art history, then attended evening classes in drawing and painting while working in book publishing. Laura’s painting practice flourished when she returned to South Jersey in the mid 1990s. Choosing watercolors as her medium she is inspired by the natural beauty of the Cape and her interest in birding. The immediacy and transparency of watercolors continue to inspire her. Laura has benefited from the generosity and talent of many teachers, most notably Marge Chavooshian, Jan Hart, and Marie Natale.
Traditionally trained fine artist, Louise Zemaitis earned her BFA at Tyler School of Art. Louise specializes in subjects from the natural world. Though she prefers the water-based mediums of pen and ink, watercolor and gouache, Louise is also a master of graphite drawing. Rendering life-like images of birds, butterflies and other wildlife, she has illustrated nature books and magazines. Louise’s artwork can also be found on T-shirts and hats. Louise has worked as an Associate Naturalist for NJ Audubon for over 30 years. She leads worldwide natural history tours for Victor Emanuel Nature Tours as well as being the Field Coordinator for the Monarch Monitoring Project.
The Harbor Gallery will feature two local artists each month with an opening reception on the first Friday of the month. October’s exhibit will feature the work of Tina Giaimo and Carla Schaffer.
Art lovers are encouraged to come and meet artists at the Nature Center of Cape May from 4-6pm on the first Friday of the month and then head over to The Gallery at Ferry Park for their artists’ opening reception which runs from 5-7pm on the first Friday of the month as well.