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River Arts Opens 'Abstract' Exhibit, Dec. 20
Artist Helen Farnham, of East Boothbay, is participating in River Arts upcoming juried exhibit,
Artist Helen Farnham, of East Boothbay, is participating in River Arts upcoming juried exhibit, "Abstracts."

River Arts welcomes the public to an evening of music, refreshments, conversation, and art at its opening reception for the "Abstract" juried exhibition on Friday, Dec. 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. at its galleries on Route 1 in Damariscotta.

The exhibition of 80 pieces of art, by 60 different artists from all over Maine, includes paintings and sculpture. The exhibition will run through Jan. 16, 2014.

Juror for the abstract exhibition is Suzette McAvoy, director and curator of the Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport, who has served as such since 2010.

She was previously the chief curator of the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland, and has more than 30 years experience in the art field. She has lectured and written extensively on the art and artists of Maine, and has organized national traveling exhibitions of the work of Louise Nevelson, Alex Katz, Kenneth Noland, Lois Dodd, Karl Schrag, and Alan Magee.

Also on exhibit, in the West Gallery are more than 50 paintings by Maine artist, Kerstin Engman that represent a study of the Midcoast Maine landscape and still lifes demonstrating the artist's unique use of color, composition, and application of paint.

The mission of River Arts is to nurture and encourage participation in the arts throughout the region of Midcoast Maine by providing exhibition, studio and performance spaces, classes and workshops, for people of all ages and abilities and support a wide range of activities in artistic disciplines by partnering with other arts and performance organizations to produce programs.

River Arts is located at 241 U.S. Route 1 (north) in Damariscotta. River Arts is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and closed on Mondays. For more information call River Arts at 563-1507 or visit

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