Midcoast ‘Figures and Faces’ at River Arts

Mar 08, 2013
"Boxing Hares" by Gwen Sylvester of Rockland is part of the Rivers Arts’ latest juried group show, “Figures and Faces — Animals Included.”

Damariscotta — River Arts invites the public to the opening reception for its newest exhibition, “Figures and invites Faces — Animals Included,” Friday, March 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. The show will run through April 4 at River Arts, Route 1 next to N.C. Hunt.

The exhibition expands the traditional genre of figurative art and includes both human subjects and/or animals — since both are expressive in gesture, expression and movement. More than 120 works by 70 artists will be on display with all media represented, including abstract work, photography and sculpture.

Juror for “Figures and Faces — Animals Included” was Robyn Holman, curator of the Atrium Gallery at University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn campus. Midcoast artists whose work has juried into the show include Petrea Noyes of Lincolnville; Megan Cafferata, Larry Kinney and Linda Norton of Camden; Pat Ryan of Cushing; Eldon Downing of Friendship; Diane Green Hebert, Catherine Leroy, Jeanette Phillipps, Gwen Sylvester and Ronald Tesler, Rockland; Catherine Eagleson, Laura Freeman, Louise Price and Dana Rodman of Rockport; Luise van Keuren of Spruce Head; William Landmesser of Stockton Springs; Hannelore Nelsbach and Carmella Yager of Tenants Harbor; Roberta Goschke, Anne Heywood, Richard Horton, Judith Mitchell, Delia Mohlie, Nathan Nicholls, Judy Nixon and Joyce Steel of Waldoboro; Kate Chandler and Susan Griggs of Warren; and Brian Read of Washington.

River Arts is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Queries and requests may be directed to River Arts at 563-1507 or info@riverartsme.org.

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

“Study of John Wissemann,” a drawing by William Landmesser of Stockton Springs, has juried into “Figures and invites Faces — Animals Included.”
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