Gala opening for River Arts’ Members’ Show

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 2:30pm

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241 U.S. Route 1
Damariscotta  Maine  04543
United States

River Arts in Damariscotta invites the public to the opening reception of the “Members’ Show” on Friday, June 7 from 5-7 p.m. Over 100 artists have convened from all over the state of Maine for this annual exhibition that includes a wide range of modes and mediums.

This showcase of members’ art highlights works that artists have chosen to most represent their individual styles. A show that truly expresses the strength of the artwork and creativity in Maine, this exhibition runs from now until July 6. With 104 participating members, old favorites and new artists abound.

The evening also features a gala reception in the West Gallery of the works of Gerd Koehler. Koehler’s multi-media show, “Transitions,” focuses on groups of works produced in series of themes and variations in his prints, drawings and paintings. These graphic pieces express the process of Koehler’s development of visual ideas. Also on view are his impressive photographs of dramatic waves and sculptural rocks. Gerd, a long-time resident of Maine, emigrated from his native Germany. He has worked in Germany, England, Switzerland and the Americas and is now retired from a career in printing and the graphic arts.

With many artists and guests in the galleries on Friday evening, this celebration of art will be a festive occasion at River Arts, 241 U.S. Route 1 (north) in Damariscotta. Gallery hours are Tuesday through  Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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