Art teachers ‘After Hours’ in Saco

Jan 14, 2014
Courtesy of: Maine Art Educators Association Deb L. Arter, a Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education teacher, has work in “After Hours: Work by Maine Art Teachers” at the Saco Museum. Pictured is her "Winter Snow."

Saco — “After Hours: Work by Maine Art Teachers,” organized by the Maine Art Educators Association, is on view through March 1 at the Saco Museum, 371 Main St./Route 1. The public is invited to a 1 to 3 p.m. opening reception Saturday, Jan. 25.

“After Hours” brings together the creative work of art educators from around the state of Maine to celebrate the studio practice and exploration that takes place outside the classroom. A variety of media is showcased including drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, fiber art, sculpture, ceramics, digital art and mixed media. The artists represented in this show teach in Maine's public and private schools and universities and are members of the Maine Art Educators Association.

More than 40 artists are showing their work including Debra L. Arter, who teaches collage, drawing and printmaking at Camden Hills Regional High School as part of Five Town CSD Adult & Community Education; and Argy Nestor, former longtime local art educator now with the Maine Arts Commission.

Parking is free at the downtown museum and Dyer Library, which is handicapped accessible. Museum admission is free Fridays from 4 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 283-3861 or visit dyerlibrarysacomuseum.org.

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