River Arts in Damariscotta begins the winter season with an exhibition in black and white. Running from Feb. 15 to March 26, the “Black & White” show offers a sophisticated collection of works in a wide range of media. The show is bold and outgoing, engaging the viewer in conversation with the artists through their work on the gallery walls.
River Arts was pleased by the great number of entries and community support for this show. Juror Jack Silverio chose works by 80 artists. He looked for works that were “confident, not hesitant or confused; true to their intent; and whole and complete in themselves.”
The artists were called to enter works in black and white and the resulting show displays the diversity of possibilities within this singular constraint. From minimalist to intricate, organic to geometric, reserved to exuberant, the “Black & White” show highlights contrast. Sculpture, painting, graphite, ink, collage, encaustic, fiber, wood, and photographic works are included in the show. There is something for everyone.
River Arts is located at 36 Elm Street Plaza in Damariscotta. Winter hours are Tuesday – Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Masks are required in the gallery.
For more information call River Arts at 207-563-6868 or visit the website at www.riverartsme.org.