“Ken 10,” a show of works of Ken Cleaves of Lincolnville, will be shown from Thursday, Aug. 5 through Aug. 26 at the Centre Gallery at Unity College Centre for the Performing Arts, 42 Depot St. A reception will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, during which the artist will be available to chat about his work.

Cleaves’ recent work is primarily in wood — cedar shingles, specifically.

“I might start out with a shape thinking it will be one thing: a bird, a tree or a shell; and the shape will take on a life of its own and show me what it was really meant to be,” he said.

Also in this lifetime retrospective will be older works in different media including carvings in bone, weavings, painted floor cloths and oil paintings. The highlight of the show will be a gallery room devoted to Cleave’ magnum opus — his garden, Shleppinghurst. On display will be a DVD of the garden plus numerous photos of different aspects of this tranquil, Japanese-inspired seven-acre garden.

The gallery is open when there are performances or other functions scheduled or anytime by appointment. For more information, call 568-3147 or 948-7469. Performance schedules may be viewed at unityme.org.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to dernest@villagesoup.com.