River Arts on Route 1 invites the public to the opening reception for its newest exhibition, “Figures and Sculpture,” Friday, March 16, from 5 to 7 p.m.

More than 60 artists from all over Maine are showing artwork focused on the human form in sculpture, photography, collage, painting and ceramics — representational or abstract.  Juror for this show is Kerstin Engman, well known artist and teacher from Belfast.

Midcoast artists in the group show include Charles Laurier Dufour and David Estey of Belfast; Liz Donald and Catherine Neuhardt-Minor of Camden; Caitlyn Mello of Jackson; Lesley Kristeller and Petrea Noyes of Lincolnville; Sally Stanton of Northport; Ronald Frontin, Jeanette Phillipps, Laurie Tuttle and John Wood of Rockland; John Moro of Rockport; Sandi Cirillo of Searsport; Judith Grossman of South Thomaston; Paul Karlsson of St. George; Hannah Nelsbach of Tenants Harbor; Jannetta Jennings and James Wallace of Union; Bernadette deCesare, Roberta Goschke, Valerie Greene, Deborah Loughlin and Joyce Steel of Waldoboro; and Robyn Vine of Winterport.

Penny Moodey of Damariscotta also will open her solo abstract show in the West Gallery Friday, as well. Both shows will hang until April 7. River Arts holds 10 themed, open, juried exhibitions per year, with some of Maine’s most prominent art community members as jurors. Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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