Over 150 people attended the Art of Historic Alna show this past weekend and there are a few more opportunities left to see the show this upcoming weekend, Friday through Sunday, Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Exhibit hours will be Friday from 1 to 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Puddledock School is located next to the Alna Post Office, on Route 194 south of Head Tide Village at the intersection of Dock Road.
A destination to visit in its own right, the historic Puddledock School was built in 1874 and served as one of Alna’s one-room schoolhouses until 1964. The interior has been partially restored and contains original woodwork, chalkboards and other original schoolhouse features.
Several notable painters and printmakers were working in and around Alna during the first half of the 20th century, and local lenders have generously made their works available for this rare public exhibition. Artists represented include Carroll Thayer Berry, Allen Erskine Philbrick and Francis Wenderoth “Dick” Saunders.
Works on display include oil and watercolor paintings, woodcuts, and etchings of local scenery and landmarks, including some homes, churches, mills, and bridges that no longer exist. A few additional scenes of Sheepscot Village, Newcastle, and the nearby coast are also included.
For more information please contact the Alna Town Office at 586-5313.