In conjunction with its “Art of Salvage” exhibition, work by 12 photographers will be shown in “Cannery Photographs: Character of a Place” in the Corridor Gallery of Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. the public is invited to an opening reception for the artists Friday, July 27 from 5 to 8 p.m.; the show will run through Aug. 31.

“The Art of Salvage” celebrates the late David McLaughlin’s 40-year residency at the former Liberty Corn Cannery. Inspired by the complex buildings, unusual contents and McLaughlin’s passion for collecting and organizing, a number of photographers documented his time there.

This show reveals the gritty, authentic character of the Cannery buildings, McLaughlin’s functional and sculptural work and his extensive collections of still useful, often rusty, materials. Photographers include Eric Hovermale, Art Koch, Allison V. Smith, Lynn Karlin, Richard Remsen, Skip Brack, Alda Stich, Kerstin Engman, Peggy McKenna, Isaac Remsen and Neal Parent.

A generous grant from the Maine Community Foundation provided start-up funding for these exhibitions and related events. Business sponsors are Cold Mountain Builders, the Davistown Museum & Liberty Tool, Liberty Graphics, Harvest Energy & Rockport Mechanical, Darby’s Restaurant, the Lookner Family, Bittersweet Landing Boatyard and private donors.

Gallery hours at Waterfall Arts are Tuesdays through Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Fridays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and by appointment. For more information, call 338-2222 or visit waterfallarts.org.

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