Galerie Dufour, 94 Main St., will host an opening reception for “From Limb to Limb” Friday, July 16 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. as part of the weekly Friday Art Walk downtown.

Galerie Dufour features traditional landscapes, seascapes and fine art figure photography by Maine artist Charles Laurier Dufour. “From Limb to Limb” is an exhibition of fine art nudes composed primarily within forest settings, with a few images featuring a lone tree. This exhibition is comprised mostly of black and white photographs shot in Maine at Acadia National Park, Moose Point State Park, Presque Isle and Howland, as well as in Coleraine, Northern Ireland.

Some of the photographs are tranquil and bring Rip Van Winkle to mind, while others have characters who would probably reside in the forest primeval of darker fables. Either way, they are evocative. Dufour grew up in Northern Maine and said he has always found wonder in trees and forests.

“I’ve photographed and assembled an exhibit which takes the gallery visitor into my own world of trees and deep forests, absent the deer flies, black flies, mosquitoes, poison ivy, and those dreadful ticks,” he said.

“From Limb to Limb” will run through Aug. 16. The opening reception will feature a final appearance of “Georgia’s delectable edibles” and a backdrop of cool jazz guitar numbers played by Madison Martin.

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