River Arts in Damariscotta invites the public for a special evening of art, refreshment and a silent art auction on March 8 from 5-7 p.m.
Over 50 works by member artists are available in the West Gallery Silent Auction. Among the contributing artists are Jean Kigel, Geoff Bladon, Gerd Koehler, Helen Warner, Jannetta Jennings, Catherine Gibson, Sarah Harvey, Frieda Hanlon and Hannah Nelsbach.
The bidding begins at 5 p.m. for this month long fundraising auction. River Arts is building a fund for improvements to the building and signage with the proceeds of the art auction.
This event coincides with a reception of the juried exhibition in the Main Gallery, “Figures, Photos, Forms,” with artwork selected by Charlotte Davenhill of Tidemark Gallery in Waldoboro. Full of personalities and powerful forms, this show has an emphasis on the figure in a wide range of interpretation. With the galleries full of art and artists, the evening will be full of interesting and enlightening conversation.
Artists in the Boothbay region, Wiscasset and Damariscotta with work in the show: Edgecomb: John Lorence, Damariscotta: Marnie Sinclair, Polly Steadman; Newcastle: Helen Warner, Mark Warner; Wiscasset: Stan Haney; Woolwich: Dan Peterman.
Davenhill also selected three artists to be featured in the exhibition “Juror’s Invitational Show.” The winners will be revealed at the opening reception.
River Arts is located at 241 U.S. Route 1 (north), Damariscotta. Gallery hours: Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call 563-1507.