River Arts in Damariscotta, invited the public to its “What’s New” Exhibition opening and reception on Friday, November 23. The exhibition, which will run throughDecember 20th, displays works by local Maine artists in a wide variety of media including paintings, pastels, sculpture, photography and assemblages andexplores the idea of “the new,” whether as a subject or as an expression of an artist’s new approach, method, materials, or genre. The show marks the first at River Arts’ new headquarters at the old tavern complex on Route One, next to N.C. Hunt Lumber, and will offer viewers an open house tour of its new, expanded quarters.
Juror for the show is artist Martha Miller, a Carina House Monhegan residency award winner, Maine College of Art faculty member, and well-known artist in over two dozen solo and invitational exhibitions in Maine, New Hampshire and California. Her work is in the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation collection and the Aschenbach collection for San Francisco Museums. Among her recent solo shows are exhibitions at CMCA, University of New England, Maine College of Art, Katz Library at UMA, Mast Cove Galleries in Kennebunkport and several shows of former Carina House award recipients. Martha Miller has pursued an especial love of portraiture since her teens, developing a bold and expressive style and a flair for exciting mixed media. She is a graduate of Maine College of Art.
The show is being presented at the River Arts gallery at 241 US Route 1 (north) in Damariscotta. River Arts is open 10am-4pm- Tuesday through Saturday and 10-2 on Sundays. River Arts holds approximately 10 juried shows each year which are open to all Maine artists. The mission of River Arts is to nurture appreciation, encourage participation and provide opportunity in the arts.