Yvette Torres Fine Art will present a group show Friday, Sept. 10 through Oct. 12 at 313 Main St., Suite 204. Included in the exhibit are painters Barbara Brady, Arthur Cadieux, Esther Garcia Eder and Francis Grant. Sculpture by Donna Caron also will be on display.

The public is invited to an opening reception Friday, Sept. 10 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Brady of Sedgwick has had solo exhibitions at Gallery 170, Damariscotta; Britton Gallery, Blue Hill; Eastern Maine Community College, Bangor; DIAA Gallery, Deer Isle; and Benjamin Grace Gallery, Sedgwick. Her work also has been exhibited in many group shows.

“My work continues to evolve in both style and form. In these paintings, each brush stroke is part of a story, expressing emotion and vitality,” said Brady, who received a bachelor of fine arts degree from Rosemont College and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia.

Cadieux of Eastport said that his work is involved with finding that precarious balance between chaos and order, hopefully producing a symphony of color, line, shape and emotion.

“I push my paintings to the edge, going for broke, sometimes disregarding all rules and tastes in order to produce a successful piece,” he said.

Cadieux has exhibited at Gallery 170, Damariscotta; Eastport Gallery; Bickect Gallery, Raleigh, N.C.; and the Fine Arts Academy, Budapest, Hungary, among many others. He received his education at the Massachusetts College of Art (BFA), the University of Mass Amherst (MFA) and the Corcoran Museum School, Washington, D.C.

Eder was born in Buenos Aires and studied painting as a young woman under renowned Argentine painter Emilio Petorutti. At 24, she moved to the United States, married and raised seven children. She returned to painting full time in 1980 and since then has painted from her studios in Boston and Vinalhaven. Her work has been exhibited in the United States and France.

She has exhibited many places, most recently at Gallery 170, Damariscotta; Fog Gallery, Vinalhaven; Nan Mulford Gallery, Rockland; and the Center for Latin American Art, Boston. She studied four years with Emilio Perorutti in Buenos Aires, Argentina and received a bachelor of fine arts degree at CUNY. She also studied at the Art Student’s League in New York City and the Camden Art Institute, London, England.

Grant of Bremen was born in Oregon and moved a few years later to New York City. He studied under Stephen Greene from 1954 to 1957 at Parsons School of Design in New York. He then attended New York University and studied under Philip Guston at the New School for Social Research for two years

“I try to do something I can’t do again. The painting is almost always and inevitable resolution through stages of development and is unconscious in its result, a product of continuous search,” he said of his work.

Caron of Dayton’s current work is centered on the human form as a visual symbol. Beyond its physical presence, the figure exists as a reflection of our perception of the ancient, the eternal.

“For me, these vestiges invoke a deep appreciation of our origins and a sacred connection to creation that exceeds physical boundaries,” she said.

Caron’s most recent exhibits have been at the Leighton Gallery, Blue Hill; Ames Museum, North Easton, Mass.; Atrium Gallery, University of Southern Maine; and Gallery 170, Damariscotta. She also exhibits with A New Leaf Gallery in Sonoma, Calif. Caron was awarded the National Arts Club, New York City, New York N.A.W.A. Annual Exhibition Award for Sculpture. She received a BFA from the University of Maine.

Yvette Torres Fine Art’s fall hours are Wednesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 888-777-1077 or visit yvettetorresfineart.com.

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