“Civil War Connections,” an exhibition of paintings by the Mid-Coast Art Guild, is on view throughout this month in the Kramer Gallery of Belfast Free Library, 106 High St.

About a year ago, the Mid-Coast Art Guild made the decision to embark on its most ambitious painting project to date. In preparation, the group of artists visited Fort Knox on the day of a re-enactment last July.  The guild members observed the interesting encampment, even the firing of the cannons.  That was the beginning of a period of research; the painting process began in September.

Each artist has written a paper about her particular painting. These papers are presented in a notebook for visitors to read as they enjoy the art display.

The paintings cover a wide variety of aspects of the Civil War and it is the hope of the Guild that parents will consider this show an educational tool for their children as it could easily be used as a home schooling project.

The Mid-Coast Art Guild is a group of 14 artists who meet weekly to learn new techniques and develop their skills. In addition to learning more about the Civil War, the Guild members learned to do their own framing for this project.

For more information, call the library at 338-3884, ext. 10.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.