Works from Kenslea Collection featured in Art By The Sea Auction

By Carole Aaron

“Maine Dories,” Robert Eric Moore (1927-2006), 7″ x 10,” watercolor on paper

Michael Kenslea (1938-2019was a driving force behind OMAA, serving as board member, treasurer and president from 1992-2009. From the early days, Michael gave generously – financially, emotionally and consistently. During his tenure, Michael raised funding for Ogunquit’s Barn Gallery renovation, restoration of the museum’s Bernard Langley outdoor sculptures, and digitization of its permanent collection. More recently, he spearheaded efforts to fund an outdoor lightening project and the restoration of “Man of Assisi” by John Dirks.  

OMAA was a benefactor of Michaels art collection. He was a member of the Reading Room in York, Maine, an avid bridge player, cold martini drinker and all-around party guy. He was charming, smart, an avid reader, and active political contributor. In the early days of Ogunquit parties, he was a lively host and all-around participant.

Please celebrate Mike’s generosity and bid on art from the collection he donated to OMAA.

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