The 10th anniversary edition of Senior College’s Festival of Art exhibition will open Thursday evening, May 10 to run through Sunday afternoon, May¬† 13 at University of Maine’s Hutchinson Center, 80 Belmont Ave./Route 3.

A preview of the non-juried exhibit of work by both amateur and professional artists age 55 and older from across the state of Maine may be seen at the Chocolate Drop Candy Shop, 64 Main St., showcased in the windows.

In addition to the may works on view, there will be artists demos, a concert, and exhibition of artwork by RSU 20 students and an illustrated talk about the work of Eric Hopkins by esteemed Maine art writer Carl Little. All events are free and open to the public.

The fest will begin May 10 with a 5:45 p.m. ribbon cutting followed by the 6 to 8 p.m. opening reception. Exhibit hours May 11 will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with a fine arts conservation presentation at noon by Blaikie Hinds; a how-to-draw workshop at 3 p.m. by Kerstin Engman; and a 7 p.m. concert by the Penobscot Bay Singers.

Exhibit hours May 12 will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the RSU 20 student at 10 a.m.; and little’s presentation, titled Eric Hopkins and All That Jazz, at 1 p.m. Exhibit hours May 13 will be from noon to 3 p.m.

The Senior College exhibition is curated by the Festival of Art Committee.

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