River Arts Opening Reception for “Faces & Figures” Exhibition – Oct. 10th, 5-7pm

River Arts Opening Reception for “Faces & Figures” Exhibition – Oct. 10th,  5-7pm

River Arts in Damariscotta is inviting the public to the opening reception of its newest exhibition “Faces and Figures” Friday, Oct 10 from 5-7. The exhibition includes 100 works by 65 Maine Artists. To add to the celebration, music will be provided by John Ruis and the annual raffle winners will be drawn. Tickets for the raffle can still be purchased.

Kimberly-Callas-AnimaThe juror, for the exhibition, Ed McCartan, commented on work in this exhibition which will run through November 6: “The variety of pieces, from sculpture to tapestry, assemblages to paintings, drawings and photographs make it a nice mix of creative effort. What particularly impressed me was the multiplicity of takes on the theme, from delicate washes to bold modeling in bright colors, from graceful, undulating forms to powerful staccato shapes. Whimsy and wit are on display, as well as tenderness and introspection.”
McCartan holds an MFA in painting from SUNY, Albany, as well as degrees in art education, theology and philosophy. He has taught on all levels of education, most recently at the Emma Willard School in Troy, NY and Russell Sage College in that same city. He currently teaches classes at Midcoast Senior College in Brunswick. Ed’s work hangs in the permanent collections of several museums and in corporate and private collections nationally and internationally. www.emccartan.com

River Arts holds 10 themed, open, juried exhibitions per year—with some of Maine’s most prominent art community members as jurors. Over 800 different Maine artists have exhibited in these shows.

River Arts is located at 241 US Route I (north), in Damariscotta, Maine. It is open Tuesday – Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 10-2. For more information call 563-1507 or visit the website www.riverartsme.org

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