June 20, 2024
Art Gallery

Busy times at the Maine Art Gallery

The historic Old Academy in Wiscasset, home to the Maine Art Gallery (MAG), offers two floors of light and bright exhibit space. For the upcoming exhibition running from June 13 – July 21, the gallery will take advantage of this layout to offer two shows concurrently. The first floor will feature works by artists who have been involved in MAG’s plein air event, “Paint it! Wiscasset,” and the second floor will feature an exhibition of works on paper by Maine artists called “Drawn to Maine: Contemporary Drawing and Printmaking.”

Artists participating in the plein air event began painting on June 5, making their art at locations throughout Lincoln County, including at least one day within the village of Wiscasset. Their “wet” works will be on display on the first floor.

“Drawn to Maine,” on the second floor, is a juried show that includes drawings (ink, graphite, charcoal, watercolor and pastels) and printmaking (mono prints, etchings, linocuts, collographs, screen prints, plus exciting combinations of multiple techniques). Several two-and three-dimensional pieces as well as a selection of artist-made books will also be on display. 

The opening reception for the shows will be held on Saturday, June 15 from 5 to 7 p.m., with music by Jud Caswell. Refreshments will be served.

Four of the artists in the drawing and printmaking show will discuss their inspirations, purpose, and methods in an Artist Talk “The Printmaking Experience” on June 27 at 6:30 p.m. 

Also in June, Deena Ball leads three options for classes in plein air painting on June 20. Visit maineartgallerywiscasset.org to sign up by June 13.

The gallery thanks  Season Sponsor Sherri Dunbar – Tim Dunham Realty, Capital Sponsor Islebrook Villages at Wiscasset, and exhibit sponsors Barnes Custom Window Treatments and Ames True Value Hardware.

The gallery is located at 15 Warren St., Wiscasset, with free on-street parking. 







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