Artists from Mobius’ Creative Opportunities program opened an exhibit at the CLC YMCA at 525 Main St., in Damariscotta, on Oct. 15. The “Art From The Heart II” has extended the run until Jan. 15, by invitation of the YMCA Art Committee. Mobius’ artists are excited over the additional month which allows more people to see their works.
Co-chairs for the event, Savannah Robinson and Marguerite Eastman, selected works from Mobius artists from all over Lincoln County. Mobius’ artists have previously had work shown at River Art’s Gallery and had a successful show at Lincoln Health Miles Campus this past winter.
The challenges of producing art at home with little assistance other than encouragement have been met and exceeded in these creative and colorful works. With COVID-19 restrictions, Mobius’ artists have worked at home, on zoom and in collaboration with one another to create the vision they share in these pieces. Many of the works on exhibit were created by artists without sight and often with differently abled mobility.
The show has everything from abstracts to self-portraits and landscapes, all from the talented hands of local artists. “It’s good for people to see my art, it makes me happy, “ said Angela Reed. Co-chair Marguerite Eastman agrees and added, “Sometimes when I am making art, I forget the things that discourage me.”
The artists present works in many mediums including assemblage, acrylics, watercolors, glitter paint, watercolor pencils, mixed media, art markers, and wax pastels.
The collaborative show features works from, Frances Caron, Ricky Cook , Marguerite Eastman, Jessica Garren, Victoria L’Heureux, Amrita Plante, Angela Reed, Jill Risinger, Savannah Robinson, Danielle Stevenson, Ken Sproul, Michael Turner, Gladys Wall, Lester Warman, Weston Wotton and Marlene York.
The CLC YMCA Art Gallery welcomes visitors and requests compliance with all COVID-19 precautions. Masking, hand sanitizing and social distancing are required.
Most work on exhibit will be for sale, with a portion of the sales going to support continuing artistic opportunities at Creative Opportunities, an inclusive program sponsored by Mobius, Inc. For more information, please contact the artists’ representative at firstname.lastname@example.org.