The Midcoast Chapter of the Maine Women’s Network invites members, guests and the public to its next meeting on Wednesday, April 7 at 5:15 p.m. at the Haven Events Center on Route 90 in Rockport. Each meeting provides networking opportunities for members to market themselves and their businesses, as well as to make personal contacts.

The presentation for the Amazing Women Among Us series will feature Robin Seymour from Eric Hopkins Gallery. Program Chairman and member Mary Bumiller will conduct an interview with Seymour, the manager of Eric Hopkins Gallery. Attendees will discover how Seymour turned her childhood love for art into a career that gives her immense joy and energy while allowing her to make a positive impact on the local community and creative economy.

Seymour will discuss gallery management by delving into her day-to-day work with a creative powerhouse, archiving, maintaining, marketing and pricing precious pieces of work, working with clientele, and connecting with the Midcoast community to make art accessible to the community at large.

Seymour has been the manager of Eric Hopkins Gallery in downtown Rockland and on Hopkins Wharf on North Haven since 2007. She is a Maine native whose early interests in art led her to study art history at the University of Maine and The Pennsylvania State University where she obtained her master’s degree. Her passion for the significance museums play in society spurred her to build a career in arts administration at both the University of Maine Museum of Art and the Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State.

Seymour was first introduced to Hopkins’ work in 1995 while helping to install the exhibition Thorofares at the University of Maine Museum of Art in Orono. Studying Hopkins’ nearly three decades of work and writings, Seymour has retraced the artist’s complex development from glass sculptor to pilot to painter and seems to discover something new every day about the conceptual threads that tie his work together. She currently lives in Rockland with her partner Gerry Hess and their dog Church.

The cost, which includes full buffet and dessert, time for networking and the presentation, is $20 for members, $25 for guests of members and $28 for non-members. Non-members are always welcome. Members are encouraged to register their guests in advance for the member guest rate. Online pre-registration for members, guests and non-members is required by March 31. Register online at by clicking on the “Event Registration” link. The meeting is sponsored by Midcoast Chapter member Carol Kelley from Cross Insurance.