Paintings by John Lusignan Jr. are on view at the Working Art Gallery, 65 Main St., along with work by 33 other artists.

His “Oil Slick” expresses the outrage he felt when the Deep Horizon oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in April, spewing millions of gallons of black oil into the clear waters. He said he tried to capture the devastation of the pristine water, wildlife and habitats; and the hardworking people who depend on the coast for their livelihood.

“The gray skies change to the blue seas, then blend into black waves with just a touch of red, that represents death. The orange of the barriers that were set up to protect the coastline from the spill were not put to use for three months … the disaster continues,” he said.

Gallery hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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