Block featured in Art Walk
Wiscasset — The Thursday, Aug. 29, Wiscasset Art Walk will feature the work of master printmaker R. Keith Rendall; and the work of artist and illustrator Tom Block, a former Georges Valley High School teacher. The walk takes place on Main Street/Route 1, from 5 to 8 p.m.
With the town’s studios, galleries, shops and historic sites staying open late; wagon rides, music in the streets; and artisan demos, Wiscasset Art Walk is a fun and family-friendly experience. This new, invigorated atmosphere in the village has attracted one of this month’s featured artists, Rendall, to town. Rendall has opened his new studio and gallery in the former Blooms storefront on Main Street. Rendell, a professional printmaker and artist with more than 30 years of experience including 25 years teaching at the college and high school level, is co-founder and president of the nonprofit Midcoast Printmakers Inc.
After his stint at the Midcoast’s GVHS, Block taught at Wiscasset High School for many years. He is probably best-known for illustrating “Togus the Cat,” a children’s story about the adventures of a famous Maine coon cat. Block’s watercolors will be on exhibit at Mac’s Place on Main Street during the August Wiscasset Art Walk.
Wiscasset Art Walk is held on the last Thursdays of the summer months. For more information, contact Ann Scanlan at 882-8290 or Lucia Droby at firstname.lastname@example.org; and look for the event’s Facebook page.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or email@example.com.