River Arts’ exhibition “Food: A Feast for the Eyes” opened Jan. 15 and continues through Feb. 19. It was juried by Bruce Brown, Curator Emeritus of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport.

Brown said that being invited to select work for an opened juried exhibition is “an honor, a joy and an obligation.” There were 126 submissions from which he chose 82 by artists from the Midcoast area as well as Brookline, Lewiston and Portland.

Brown said that usually a guest juror selects the work and leaves the arrangement of the show to others but at River Arts, he was able to lay out the placement of each work.

“Much of my decision making was determined by how best to find visually sympathetic works that work create distinctly different aesthetic responses in each of the six distinctly different exhibition spaces within this beautiful building. For example, the room to the right of the entrance speaks of bold design and color while works in the room across the way offer a quieter, more delicate tone,” he said.

In those rooms, viewers will find representations of lobsters and lollipops, onions and cupcakes. There is Op Art and 3-D art as well as watercolors, oils, acrylics, monotypes and photographs. And it is all about food.

River Arts is located at 170 Main St./Business Route 1. For more information about this and other activities at River Arts, visit riverarts.org or call 563-1507.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.