Midcoast artists explore ‘Black, White, Gray’

Jan 22, 2014
“A Way Out” by Pam Cabañas of Friendship is part of the latest juried theme show at River Arts in Damariscotta.

Damariscotta — The nonprofit River Arts on Route 1 invites the public to the opening reception for its new “Black, White, Gray” juried exhibition Friday, Jan. 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. The show will run through Feb. 20.

“Black, White, Gray” offers works selected by the artists and submitted for jurying. This show includes work in a wide variety of subject matter, media and styles including painting, encaustics, photography, sculpture, ceramics and fiber, among others.

The juror for the exhibition is Bob Keyes, who has written about the arts in Maine since 2002 as visual and performing arts feature writer for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. Before that, he wrote about arts and entertainment for the Argus Leader of Sioux Falls, S.D., and also has worked for newspapers in Connecticut and Georgia. He began his professional career at the Central Maine Morning Sentinel in Waterville, after graduating from the University of Georgia. He grew up in suburban Boston and lives in Berwick.

Midcoast artists with work in “Black, White, Gray” include Roberta Baumann of South Thomaston; Ian Bruce of Northport; Pam Cabañas of Friendship; Richard      Carafelli and Jason Philbrook of Owls Head; Laura Freeman of Rockport, Joan Freiman, Lois Hill and Rachel Oakes of Washington; Richard Horton, Jean Kigel and Joyce Steel of Waldoboro; Eric Leppanen of Belfast; Gwen  Sylvester of Rockland; and April White of Union.

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. For more information on River Arts, which holds approximately 10 juried shows each year open to all artists, visit riverartsme.org or call 563-1507.

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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