Twenty diverse and talented artists from around the state will show original works centered around the coyote, “the American Song Dog,” at the Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St. “I AM Coyote” will run Tuesday, Sept. 4 through Oct. 1 during library hours; the public is invited to a Coyote Celebration reception with music and refreshments Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

This exhibit, the first of its kind in the country celebrating our native wild dog, is an expression of the artists’ own personal experiences of coyote and their wish to share their adventures with the viewer. Among the artists showcased at the exhibit will be legendary Maine artist Dahlov Ipcar and Forest Hart, renowned Maine sculptor of life-size wildlife. They are joined by talented artists using diverse media and expressing the many faceted persona of the coyote.

During the Coyote Celebration on Sept. 11, vocalist Jessica Moore will perform original songs by Maine musician Elizabeth Starr, followed by poetry readings by Karin Spitfire, Jackie Freitas and Cecilia Soprano and Maine Native American drumming. The program promises to end with music of a very special guest. For more information, contact the library at 338-3884, ext. 10.

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