Caldbeck Gallery, 12 Elm St., will exhibit the work of Alan Bray of Sangerville, Michael Reece of Searsmont, Jan Rosenbaum of Rockport and Kristin Malin of Georgetown. The early show summer show will open with a 6 to 8 p.m. reception for the artists Wednesday, June 22 and will run through July 16.

Bray works in the tradition of casein on panel, an ancient milk-based tempera paint medium he discovered in 1973 while studying in Florance Italy at the Villa Schifanola Graduate School of Fine Arts. In his paintings, he uses the every day landscape places in his life — favorite hikes into the wilderness of the North Woods of Maine as well as the cultivated tree farms and fields near his home take on a mystical presence. This is Bray’s fifth solo show with the Caldbeck, where he has been represented since 2003.

Reece was one of the first artists to show in the Caldbeck Gallery’s premier season of 1982; this will be his 10th solo show. Reece has lived and painted on his land up on Moody Mountain for almost 20 years, recently building a brand new studio and house after having lived in extreme simplicity for many years. The works in this show include views from and of Moody Mountain as well as of one of the artist’s long time favorite subjects, the spare and traditional residential architecture of Rockland.

Rosenbaum has been involved in photographic imaging for more than 30 years. Trained as an artist in photography and printmaking, he began teaching at universities and exhibiting widely in the 1970s. His personal photography centered for many years on a deep investigation of the landscape. Throughout this period, he maintained an active career in photojournalism and, after moving to Maine in 1997, he joined the MFA Program at Rockport College/Maine Media College as faculty and MFA Committee Chairman. This is his first solo exhibit with the Caldbeck.

Malin grew up in New Orleans, receiving her training in Louisiana and New York City. In 1987, Malin moved to the coast of Maine, where she has executed exhibition murals for the Maine Maritime Museum and was a visiting artist in local schools and libraries. She had work juried into the most recent Center for Maine Contemporary Art Biennial. In this exhibit, called “Clouds and Coves,” observes the ever-changing world outside her studio window in Georgetown over the course of the four seasons. This is her second solo exhibit with the Caldbeck, where she has shown since 2005.

Gallery hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information, call the gallery at 594 5935.

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