‘Endangered’ art at Refuge Visitor Center
Rockland — Wildlife artist and illustrator Mark McCollough will be featured in a 5 to 8 p.m. opening during Nov. 1’s First Friday Art Walk at the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge Art Gallery. McCollough joins sculptor Russell Wray and photographers Lori Davis and Bruce Botti at the gallery. Their works will be on display through the winter.
McCollough has also loaned his original acrylic of his “Endangered Species in Maine” for viewing. Educational posters of this work of art are available in the center’s Nature Shop, with all proceeds benefitting the Friends of Maine’s Seabird Islands.
McCollough works as an endangered species biologist for the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. His most widely distributed works, with more than 800,000 copies on display, are Maine’s loon and chickadee license plates.
The visitor center is located in the South End and is housed in the old Capt. Snow house, the large white building just behind Triangle Park where Water Street and Main Street/Route 73 meet. Regular hours for the center and art gallery are weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or email@example.com.