The Boothbay Region Art Foundation’s (BRAF) current show portrays “July in Maine” from as many angles as there are artists. This members’ show, representing 100 regional artists, also marks a milestone for our foundation: this is the 56th year of continuous operation as a nonprofit creating opportunities for people of all ages to enjoy, learn from, and participate in the visual arts.
In addition to the regular members’ exhibit, BRAF is sponsoring two solo-shows in the upstairs area. “Gallery One” features a collection called, “Big, Bold & Beautiful” by local artist, Nancy Dirubbo. ‘Big and bold’ describes her painting style and color choice. ‘Beautiful’ refers to the richness and clarity of her fruits and flower blooms, painted in oil and acrylic on canvas.
The upstairs “Harbor View Room” is occupied by photographer Ed Kenney of Owls Head. Images from his newly-released book, “The Winter Coast of Maine” are on view as well as several other unique vistas from the United States and beyond.
Also upstairs during BRAF’s July exhibits includes a hallway hallmark of paintings by board members. Additionally, members’ overflow of chosen works are found at the top of the stairs in the middle room.
If you’re looking for art, a visit to the Boothbay Region Art Foundation gallery will be an occasion that gives proof to the old saying, “variety is the spice of life!”
Located at 1 Townsend Avenue, the Art Foundation is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The doors often stay open later on many evenings during July and August.
For more information about BRAF, the July exhibits and upcoming ones, visit https://boothbayartists.org or call the gallery at 633-2703.