River Arts on Route 1 invites the public to the opening reception for its newest exhibition, "Small Works and Fine Crafts," Friday, Nov. 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. The reception also marks the West Gallery opening of “Variations on a Figure,” a solo show of sculpture and drawings by Laura Freeman of Rockport.

The group exhibition contains 30 fine crafts, from Ted Mohlie's carved birds to Siri Beckman's lamps and Ann Slocum's clock assemblages, and also includes jewelry, scarves and ceramics; as well as 90 paintings in watercolor, oil,  acrylic and monotypes. Jurors are Martha Kalina and Bruce Johnston of Gifts 136.

Sixty artists from all over Maine are participating in this exhibition. Midcoast artists include Tania Amazeen-Jones of Washington,; Marie Bickford of West Rockport; Betsy Birge and Beth London of Liberty; Jean Byrd of Camden; Sandi Cirillo of Searsport; Roberta Goschke, Jean Kigel, Marni Lawson, Ted Mohlie, Brooke Pacy and Joyce Steel of Waldoboro; Diane Horton of Swanville; Nancy Lovley of Owls Head; Kathi Peters of Morrill; Abbie Read of Appleton; Kathleen Hardy Thornton of Union; and Janalee Welch of Belfast.

Both exhibitions will run through Jan 6. River Arts is located at 241 Route 1, just north of E.C. Hunt Lumber. Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, visit riverartsme.org.

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