Maine Farmland Trust Gallery’s annual “Small Works” holiday show will feature many new artists from all over the state this year. The show will be on display Friday, Nov. 20, through Jan. 4. The public is invited to attend the Holiday Art Walk gallery reception Friday, Dec. 4, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

“Small Works” is a cheerful collection of landscapes, figurative work and more abstracted imagery related to Maine’s rural culture. It ranges from Kathleen Perelka’s vibrant pastel landscapes to Kathryn Shagas’ dynamic horse drawings; and from Terry Hire’s elegant close-up plant photography to Axel Stohlberg’s simple and bold found object sculptures.

Viewers can expect to see new work by Katherine Churchill, Julie Crane, Julie Cyr, Lisa Dellwo, Maureen Egan, Lindsay Hancock, Terry Hire, Elizabeth Hope, Sheep Jones, Margaret LaFarge, James Macdonald, Leslie Moore, Petrea Noyes, DiTa Ondek, Elizabeth Ostrander, Daniel Paulding, Kathy Perelka, Robin Rier, Charlotte Sawtelle, Kathryn Shagas, Meg Shields, Erin Smith, Axel Stohlberg, Mary Louise Town Jaqua, Jude Valentine and others.

Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main St., Belfast, is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., as well as into the evening for the Holiday Art Walk. For more information, visit

Maine Farmland Trust is a statewide, member-powered nonprofit working to protect farmland, support farmers and advance farming. MFT created its gallery to celebrate art in agriculture; and to inspire and inform the public about farming in Maine. For more information on MFT, visit

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