‘Artists Choice,’ Midcoast work

Oct 13, 2016
“Carrying the Pearl” is a fabric collage by Linda Shepard of Union.”

Damariscotta — River Arts on Route 1 invites the public to the opening reception of its newest exhibition, “Artists’ Choice,” Friday, Oct. 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. More than 100 Maine artists submitted work for jurying including sculpture, photography, collage, painting, ceramics, fine craft and fiber arts — both representational and abstract.

A number of Midcoast artists have work in the show, which was juried by artist Bruce Busko, owner of Rockland’s Landing Gallery. Also opening Friday in River Arts’ West Gallery is a solo show of watercolors by Anne Cronin of Belfast (see story linked below).

Midcoast artists with work in “Artists’ Choice” include Theodore Weaver of Belfast; Petrea Noyes of Lincolnville; Jo Orise of Owls Head; Gillian Sloat of Port Clyde; Jeanette Phillipps of Rockland; Laura Freeman of Rockport; Sandi Cirillo of Searsport; John Snyder of South Thomaston; Paul Karlsson of St. George; Geoff Bladon, Darlene Cocke and Victoria Pittman of Tenants Harbor; Gena Neilson of Thomaston; Jannetta Jennings and Heidi Locke of Union; Marie Bickford of West Rockport; Ethel Crockett, Robert Macdonald, Luke Alan Myers and Brooke Pacy of Waldoboro; and Wolfgang Busse and Polly Mcgrory of Warren.

The group exhibition will hang through Nov. 10. River Arts is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is located at 241 US Route 1. For more information, visit riverartsme.org, call 563-1507 or email info@riverartsme.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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