The Emery Community Arts Center, located on the campus of the University of Maine Farmington, is featuring new paintings by Maine master Harold Garde of Belfast. “Harold Garde’s People, Places and Things” is on view in the Flex Space Gallery through Sunday, Aug. 12.

Garde began his career in the 1950s as an abstract expressionist painter, later turning to the figurative subject. His use of acrylic paint on paper and canvas convey his desire for “the simplest, the most direct, the most basic,” he has said. Garde’s work appears in the collections of the Portland Museum of Art, the Farnsworth Art Museum and the Museum of Florida Art, among many others. For information about his work, visit

The Emery Community Arts Center is located on Academy Street, behind Merrill Hall. It is open every day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information about the exhibition, contact Sarah Maline at 778-1062 or

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or