A new show of color photography by Frederick J. LeBlanc at Penobscot Marine Museum will explore the harmony of sea, sky and classic sailing ships. Part of the ongoing exhibit “Earning Their Keep: Maine’s Windjammers,” the display of LeBlanc’s photographs will run Thursday, Aug. 26 through Sept. 14 in the museum’s Main Street Gallery.

A lifelong New Englander and resident of South Hadley, Mass., LeBlanc has worked as a professional photojournalist for more than 30 years. A visual storyteller, he uses his images to bring to the public a greater awareness and appreciation of our maritime heritage. His commercial and editorial images appear regularly in regional and national publications, and his fine art prints are sold at exhibits and juried art shows throughout New England and worldwide. His book “Windjammers Downeast” was published by WoodenBoat Publications.

Exhibiting a vivid photojournalistic clarity, LeBlanc’s photographs nevertheless possess a painterly quality in their treatments of sea and sky. It is through this interplay between the realistic and the artistic that LeBlanc’s work captures the harmony between sailing ships and the timeless forces of nature that are their element.

Penobscot Marine Museum is Maine’s oldest maritime museum and home to the state’s largest display of historic boats and outstanding collections of marine art and artifacts, ship models and historic photography. Its downtown campus — including four ship captains’ homes, two boat houses, a town hall, a carriage house and other buildings—- recreates a bustling coastal village during the Age of Sail.

Activities and exhibits for children and year-round adult programs make it a special place for family visits and history enthusiasts. Admission is free for Searsport residents. For more information, visit PenobscotMarineMuseum.org or call 548-2529.

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