Betts Gallery at The Belfast Framer will kick off the 2018 season with a show titled “Halcyon.” The public is invited to meet the artists during this year’s first Fourth Friday Art Walk, May 25 from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

This show features a plenteous group of local artists exploring the theme, which Webster’s defines as various species of kingfishers (alcyon in Latin), as well as a feeling of calm or peacefulness, joy, prosperity or tranquility. Artists include Daniel Anselmi, Sally Brophy, Kenny Cole, Susan Cooney, MJ Viano Crowe, Julie Cyr, Kris Engman, David Estey, JT Gibson, Jeffrey Jelenfy, Sheep Jones, Marc Leavitt, Karen MacDonald, Leslie Moore, Abbie Read, Wes Reddick, Willy Reddick, Dyan Ross, Lesia Sochor and April White.

Belfast’s Fourth Friday Art Walk always is a fun time to walk around town, visit the galleries, talk to the artists and enjoy some fine refreshments. “Halcyon” will continue through June 30.

The Belfast Framer and Betts Gallery are located at 96 Main St., and also may be entered from Beaver Street. For more information, call 338-6465 or visit

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