SEARSMONT — An art show featuring works by Edith Barnard LaRoche hangs at Searsmont Town Library throughout November and December, with a public opening reception Saturday, Oct. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m.

LaRoche passed away May 17, 2020, at the age of 91. She was a skilled artist who worked in traditional and unconventional mediums and produced many paintings, drawings, sculptures and constructions throughout her life. For many years, LaRoche painted weekly with her friends, the Lively Ladies, from the Midcoast area. She volunteered at the old Searsmont library and helped to usher in the new one.

The show represents a small cross-section of the work LaRoche created in her later years. It will include oil, acrylic, watercolor, pen & ink paintings, and some constructions. A couple of her stuffed animal portraits will be featured, and Alizee David’s award-winning short film, “Stuffed,” about LaRoche and her sketches of her animal menagerie, will be played. Most of the animals that she sketched will live at the library after the show.

No work will be for sale, but copies of the bound book of her stuffed animals sketches, also titled “Stuffed,” will be available for purchase, with all funds going to the Searsmont Town Library.

LaRoche’s friends are welcome to say a few words about her at the reception. All attendees are encouraged to wear a mask and practice physical distancing.