Work by Maria Nevelson will go on view Friday, Sept. 10 at AxD Gallery, 265 South 10th St. (between Locust and Spruce). “Legacy Embraced — Val Bertoia & Maria Nevelson” will open with a public reception from 5 to 8 p.m.

Nevelson, granddaughter of Rockland-raised Louise Nevelson, was in Rockland this time last year for an assemblage sculpture workshop and exhibition at Lincoln Street Center for Arts and Education. The community art piece create during the workshop remains on view on the first floor of the arts center.

Maria Nevelson’s work closely resembles the monochromatically painted found object assemblages of her internationally acclaimed grandmother but on a smaller scale. Where many of Louise Nevelson’s sculptures are imposing structures, the largest of them being as tall as a house, Maria’s work reflects a more intimate and delicate nature.

Maria Nevelson shares this show with Val Bertoia, son of Harry Bertoia, best known for his sonorous metal rod sculptures and the unique Sonambient music they could produce. Maria Nevelson and Val Bertoia are multitasking artists, revering and preserving the artistic legacy of their elders while simultaneously pursuing their own artistic explorations.

“Legacy Embraced” will continue through Oct. 2. For more information, visit

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