Monique McRae, the Wiscasset Branch Manager of the First National Bank, and Ann Clifford, Branch Supervisor, presented a generous donation to the Maine Art Gallery on April 9 at a meeting with several members of the gallery’s board of trustees. The contribution of $500 provides sponsorship for the “Paint the Town and Plein Air Show” — July 21-25 — when artists set up their easels around Wiscasset to document the local scenery. A reception will be held on the evening of July 24 at the gallery when the artwork will be for sale.
McRae said First National is pleased to be involved in supporting the upcoming show highlighting the creativity and talent of area residents.. Board President Wendy Ross Eichler expressed the board’s gratitude for the donation.
The Maine Art Gallery opens the 2001 season May 15 with the “Members Show,” which runs through June 5. The gallery will also hold an online auction of art from May 1-June 15. For more information about the entire summer season of shows and details about how to make an offer on a piece of art in the online auction, visit the gallery website, maineartgallerywiscasset.org
The Maine Art Gallery is a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and preservation of painting, sculpture, and graphic arts through exhibitions, lectures, demonstrations, and educational programs for children and adults. More information can be found at www.maineartgallerywiscasset.org and on Facebook at Maine Art Gallery Wiscasset. The gallery is located at 15 Warren Street, Wiscasset, just a two-minute drive or an eight-minute walk from downtown Wiscasset. Free on-street parking.