The question “What Does It Take to Heal?” will be considered and explored by 22 artists in the next group show at Lincoln Street Center for Arts and Education, 24 Lincoln St. The public is invited to a 4 to 7 p.m. opening reception Friday, Feb. 19 in the second-floor Jean B. Chalmers Art Gallery.

The show features art work that is intended to explore the context and presence that allows healing to occur – the dark and the light; the loss; the modalities of the healing; healing as the rediscovery of wholeness, self ownership; eros and thanatos; from the center to the edge and beyond. Media include drawing, painting, photography and sculpture.

“What Does It Take to Heal?” includes work by Chris Barstow of Rockport, Naya Blue of Unity, Clarity (Robert and Su.Sane Hake) of Rockland, Len Clarke of Port Clyde, Priscilla Cross of Appleton, Janelle Delicata of Prospect, Charles Laurier Dufour of Belfast, Michael Greer of Union, Nancy Kahler of Addison and Camden, Katenia Keller of Freedom, Jody King of Boothbay Harbor and Washington, Jill Marie Langdon of Thomaston, Judith Mitchell of Waldoboro, ED Moffitt of Belfast and Sandy Point, Joan Proudman of Freedom, Alan Ross of Readfield, Angela Anderson Pomerleau of Rockland and St. George, Susanna Woodbury Navarro of Rockland, Lucinda Talbot of Belfast, Louise Shorette of Belfast and Jackson, and Helen Warren of Litchfield.

Marianna Filippi will entertain on the keyboard and refreshments will be served during the reception. The regular gallery hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, send e-mail to

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